A.M. NEWS MONDAY 2-11-13

The Cornell Cooperative Extensions’ Rural Healthcare Alliance on route 10 in Hamden will be hosting two 3-hour programs today.  The morning workshop, The Art of Giving and Getting Direction, is scheduled from 9-11:30 am, the second workshop, How to Survive In A Personality-Challenged Workforce, is scheduled from 12:30 to 3 pm.  More information is available …

CANCELLATIONS FOR SATURDAY 2-9-13

Sidney boys bowling moved to Monday @ 2:00 PM   Section 4 Wrestling Championships moved to 11:00 AM Today at Broome County Arena   Guilford Historical Society Winter Social cancelled today.   Sidney Boys & Girls Club Basketball League cancelled this morning.   Fagan Flyers Saturday meeting cancelled   Boys scout Troop #1 of Unadilla …

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 2-8-13

2 storm systems are set to collide over our region, this afternoon and into Saturday.  Area Meteorologist Rich Townsend explains: (Rich Townsend 2-8-13) To the east, states of emergency have been called for the New England , with some estimates calling for more than a foot & a half of snow along the New England …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 2-8-13

The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York announced that they would host Phelim McAleer at a screening of his documentary film, “FrackNation” at the Regal Theater in Binghamton, on Sunday, at 2:00 pm. A second screening is planned for Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the “Egg” in Albany.  The documentary disputeS claims …

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 2-7-13

2 storms systems are expected to collide Friday & into early Saturday over the Northeast, bring snow to the region.  Area Meteorologist Rich Townsend told WCDO News what he expects:     (Rich Townsend 2-7-13)     Significantly more snow is expected along the northeast coast, from the storm that has been named “Winter storm …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 2-7-13

NYSEG announced has provided $7.43 million of assistance to 158 nonresidential customers in 18 counties that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. The grants were provided to customers in Broome, Tioga, Delaware, Greene and Ulster counties.  The programs included The Emergency Community/Municipality Assistance Program to help offset the cost of …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-6-13

Governor Cuomo has called for changing of retirement costs for schools & municipalities in his executive budget proposal, Assemblyman Cliff Crouch comments:   (Cliff Crouch 2-6-13)   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 …

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-6-13

Investigators are still trying to determine what started the fire at the Otego Agway building Saturday night.  The vacant building was destroyed, firefighters from Otego Oneonta, Wells Bridge and Treadwell assisted, no injuries were reported.  Anyone with information is asked to call the county Emergency Services Office at 547-4227, the sheriff’s office tip line at …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 2-5-13

Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has been awarded a $185.8 million federal grant to implement its State Health Benefit Exchange to make it easier for New Yorkers to obtain affordable health insurance coverage.  New York was 1 of 5 states to receive a Level 2 Exchange Establishment grant from the U.S. Department of …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 2-5-13

The state DEC Commissioner Joe Martens addressed lawmakers yesterday in Albany, telling them that there is still no time table for finishing shale gas drilling rules, although a missed deadline in November forced the DEC to push back the next deadline to this February 27th.  Martens said that he is waiting for the report from …