Governor Cuomo has called for changing of retirement costs for schools & municipalities in his executive budget proposal, Assemblyman Cliff Crouch comments:
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Schools districts and municipalities would have to opt into the program to take advantage of the estimated savings; Crouch said that the numbers would be looked at again in 5 years to see if the savings can continue.
Governor Cuomo today announced the completion of all highway-paving projects funded through the NY Works program. The program included replacing pavement at 172 sites across New York State, including approximately 2,157 miles of state roadways, as part of $229.9 million in contracts. Local Projects completed under the paving program include Route 17 from Hancock to Fish’s Eddy in Delaware County.
18 stream gauges and 16 rain gauges are scheduled to be deactivated on March 1st, unless Congress approves $215,000 to keep them in operation for another year. US Senator Chuck Schumer is once again urging NOAA to provide the necessary funding for the gauges from the $25 million dollars the agency received after Hurricane Sandy.
The City of Norwich Youth Bureau is selling tickets for a special night of hockey on Friday evening, February 15th. The Binghamton Senators will play the Syracuse Crunch at the Broome County Veteran’s Arena; Tickets are on sale now at the Youth Bureau office in the Norwich City Hall for $15 each. A portion of the local ticket sales will help support youth programs in Norwich.
The Sidney school district will be conducting a review and practice of their emergency management plan tomorrow. The review will include a lockdown & lockout drill, beginning at 8:30 AM in the elementary & middle school and 9:35 in the high school. Normal schedules will continue following the drills.
The Binghamton-Oneonta Building Trades Union is holding a rally to show their support for natural gas development to New York State. Labor leaders, business leaders, & landowners will call for Governor Cuomo to lift the ban on natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing. Speakers will include Broome County Executive Debbie Preston, Assemblyman Clifford Crouch and State Senator Tom Libous Thursday at 12:00 Noon at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 112 at 11 Griswold Street in Binghamton.
19th district Congressman Chris Gibson announced today that he will be holding an Open House at his Cooperstown District Office tomorrow. The event will be from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at 25 Chestnut Street in Cooperstown, Refreshments will be served and Congressman Gibson and district office staff will be in attendance. More information is available at 282-4002.
Mollianna’s Mission has announced their 2nd Annual Family Day Festival will be held Saturday, May 18th at 12:00 Noon at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. Mollianna’s Mission is a not-for-profit organization assisting families suffering from pregnancy and infant loss; more information about this year’s family day is available at familydayfestival.org.