While plans for the new Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences facility pre-date the pandemic by several years, its opening comes at a time when many hospitals face nursing shortages.
While plans for the new Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences facility pre-date the pandemic by several years, its opening comes at a time when many hospitals face nursing shortages.
Ken Butler will not be on the ballot, but has been rallying support for a write-in campaign.
While the county can use FEMA public assistance to repair schools and other publicly-funded institutions, its residential neighbors are not eligible.
Schumer said the $1 trillion bill would create thousands of union jobs to complete federally-funded infrastructure projects.
Fiala endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul for reelection in 2022 during her first week as the Broome Democrats’ second-term party chair.
“These aren’t small repairs. A furnace is anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000.”
With two units closed, the nursing home has reduced its capacity from 300 to 216 beds.
Any household experiencing homelessness will be eligible to live there without income-based restrictions.
“It’s like a race against Mother Nature.”
“I think it is starting to get back on track, and part of that, the fact that we can get specific, county-specific, data on our applications is really going to help us help people.”
“There still is a digital divide, particularly in rural parts of the state, and for lower-income New Yorkers, who don’t have access or can’t afford a home subscription.”
“What’s happening in the watershed in terms of land use and these precipitation patterns means that these boundaries shift.”
“That doesn’t exist. We don’t have a lot of affordable housing anywhere in Delaware County.”
“Because now they’re pushing community members out and renting their units out to students, and we have to have a plan for that.”
“We’re very limited on additional housing solutions in that region, so I’m not sure what the permanent solutions are going to be at this point.”
The Southern Tier as a whole saw an 11 percent decrease in its population under 18.
“People are gonna take a bed or a floor, kind of wherever they can get it. Usually it’s going to be in an unsafe environment.”
The Ithaca Housing Authority will use private funds to rehabilitate its buildings, including to reconstruct its largest affordable housing development.
Residents eligible for the city’s rental assistance program must have experienced a COVID-19-related hardship, such as a loss of income or employment since March 2020 and earn either equal to or less than 50 percent of the Area Median Income.
Court documents unsealed Tuesday showed the alleged crimes occurred on multiple occasions between 2016 and 2019.
“I’m at 70 percent of my normal collections. So it’s kind of hard to pay the bills when you’re collecting only 70 percent of your rents.”
Astorino, who officially announced his run for governor in May, has garnered just under $2.6 million since last September.
David is running for the seat currently held by Fred Akshar, who is not seeking reelection.
“Getting these costs nailed down is really the next step.”
“I mean the government has done us wrong.”
“We can provide all the rental assistance in the world, if there’s no actual home to put someone in, then there’s no roof to put over someone’s head.”
Broome County’s declaration will expire at 3:30 p.m., after 457 days in effect.
“I think this will be a magnet for small businesses to locate within the city of Binghamton because I think there’s going to be more choice for them.”
“Some of the places they have around here are not handicap accessible, but this one is.”
“I think that it is our job to keep history alive by talking about it.”
“I want it to be part of the DNA of the town. I want it, I want you to feel it like I feel it.”
The legislation that created the program dictated that a minimum of 35 percent of the funds are reserved for applicants outside of New York City, but only through its first 30 days.
“Historically Black and Brown people have been locked out of owning land, and so if we own the land where particular buildings and or other services are operated, we have more of an opportunity to hold onto our resources and power within the community.”
State Police found Jason Johnson by the Susquehanna River off State Route 79 at approximately 4:30 p.m.
“When I got my [citizenship], I swear to protect this country but I have the right, too, to ask my government, or my Congressman, or my president, where is my tax money going?”
“I think that’s the right thing to do, but I think you will see a more formal decision from him in the coming months.”
He was re-elected to the state senate seat in 2020.
“When our sales tax is cut by that much it affects us, when other counties weren’t nearly as affected because the majority of their revenue comes from tax revenue.”
“The school district has trouble with their teachers getting access to the students. Some of the hospitals and medical units have trouble getting access to people in the rural areas.”
“Not only do we call for these payments to continue for the first half of the year, we also want them made retroactive to January 1.”
“We saw drugmakers raising already exorbitant prices on hundreds of drugs while families faced unprecedented health challenges and financial insecurity.”
Gillibrand, a member of Congress’s Special Committee on Aging, said making long-term care more accessible and affordable is among her top priorities.
“Obviously people not coming for prevention or care doesn’t help the situation, but I wouldn’t say the pandemic is fully to blame for the increase.”
“I think it’s important for the money to be for all the different points that address human needs.”
“It’s the communities and the connectedness that we have within those communities. It’s the jobs that we have access to. It’s the type of income we have.”
“That’s a personal decision, but it’s my job as a teacher to provide you with the information so you can look up the specifics, or we can look them up together.”
“I’m surprised they’re not sending vans to weigh stations or rest areas and putting up signs to say, ‘Truck drivers, stop here and get your one-shot vaccine. One-shot and go.’”
“You get the ten people, we’ll come with the vaccines.”
Roughly a quarter of Steuben County residents experiencing poverty are under the age of 18.
“Dr. Mullaney has successfully guided our many College constituencies through a myriad of challenges including the onset of and operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“That campaign of division and resentment is really toxic to just the everyday functioning of the campus”
“Reading more about what happened with that just really angered me. Watching the board meeting on Tuesday, seeing all the board members—just one Black person on there.”
“This early in the process of vaccine administration, to have difficulty filling appointments is concerning.”
Molino was hired by the county legislature in January 2018.
“Whether you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with the conversations taking place in the book, they are conversations that are happening in our communities and should not be ignored.”
“Even if the court ends up dismissing the violation, that one day or few days that you spend in jail are enough to lose your job.”
“We don’t have the availability of doses like the state does that we can swap what we had today with a different type of vaccine.”
“Why house us with somebody we can constantly contract it [from] every time a new intake person comes in.”
Last month, the Washington Post reported on alleged sexual misconduct by Reed
Students with medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated.
The Broome County Sheriff said half of the jail’s staff has refused to get one.
“Why is it state-sentenced inmates are being punished by not getting the same treatment as every other state inmate all because we’re housed in county jails?”
“So when is the next meeting? What is the next step? We don’t have that.”
“A voice calling for justice does not need to be in perfect English.”
“For every officer when you get their badge number, you should be able to look up their service record, and it should be easy.”
“It really, truly, is a Norman Rockwell experience.”
“I get the frustration of the callers, we do understand decorum, but again, setting the tone without being condescending is important.”
“It wasn’t inclusive and they didn’t listen to any of the needs of people of color.”
“They feel very vulnerable because they are homebound and obviously have health issues and they feel like they would be at high risk.”
“We really hope that we’ll begin receiving additional allotments so that we can become a larger player in that group of vaccinators.”
No House Republicans voted in favor of the bill.
“A month ago we were struggling to get people into appointments, but that’s not the case anymore.”
“As we have gone through the last year of understanding about systematic racism and historic trauma, it’s time for us to address these historic harms within New York State and within Haudenosaunee territory.”
“They know the people in the church, and when you pick a location like that, it helps put more people at ease.”
“Your next mayor will not only need to ensure public safety, maintain the roads and bridges, upkeep the parks, and manage your sewer and water service.”
“We’re just bringing the vaccinations to them in a very low-threshold manner.”
“It’s through those outreach calls and those tele-dental visits that we are finding a lot of kids that are having acute issues because they’ve gone without regular preventative care for so long.”
“We need to have Narcan in everybody’s hands.”
“We said at the beginning that we will put these shots into arms as quickly as we get the doses, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
“Not everyone’s going to have that primary care person to go to for any of their health care needs.”
Cases of the variant were reported in Tompkins County in January and earlier this month.
“If we can make it easy instead of more difficult, we might be able to address what’s happening with the overdose rate.”
“Transportation’s a huge problem for them to get here. The winter’s been harder.”
“We speak with our healthcare partners weekly and we all are seeing a decrease in demand for testing, which is a really good sign.”
“The sooner we get this investigation started, the sooner we can get justice and the sooner we can get information to make sure that this never happens again.”
Republican Claudia Tenney leads with 109, according to the court’s final tallies, and after the Oneida County certifies its vote count is likely to be sworn into Congress.
“It got to the point that we realized we were going to have to cut back on the amount that we give to people and we really had to ration our supplies.”
Chad Salsman allegedly brought clients into his private office under the guise of discussing their case and used his knowledge of their vulnerabilities to negate their consent and sexually assault them.
“We have already seen the terrible consequences of poor water quality on communities across New York and we can’t afford to repeat our mistakes.”
If all goes according to the schedule laid out by Justice Scott DelConte, voters in the district can expect to have a representative in Congress next week at the earliest.
“The Rebuild Rural America Act would transform the federal government away from being a complicated, siloed and top-down enterprise or bureaucracy, into a more responsive, effective partner for our rural communities.”
“This is not any one person’s battle. This is such a huge undertaking and it really takes a community to encircle these survivors, to empower them.”
Representatives for Republican Claudia Tenney and Democrat Anthony Brindisi must now wait until Friday, at the earliest, to find out which candidate is closer to claiming the seat.
“There’s no doubt in my mind where I’m going with this: every legal vote means every legal vote.”
“We’re trying to do everything we can to make sure everyone has an opportunity to get a vaccination that is eligible, whether they have transportation or not.”
“It’s like fighting a battle and knowing that your weapon can help destroy the enemy, but you’re short on the weapons.”
It doesn’t take seeing someone in person to have a connection. Video and phone calls can be just as helpful.
“We were waiting for this for a long time and everything. It’s like a big sigh of relief for me.”
“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy.”
The Republican has been a part of Mayor Rich David’s administration since 2014.
“We’re all ready to go, but we can only give out the vaccine that we actually have in our hands.”
Brindisi filed his latest election bid for New York’s 22nd Congressional District with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.
“The challenge is being able to pivot when we need to pivot.”
Hand admitted she stole around $24,000 by depositing checks payable to the school district into bank accounts she controlled.
The religious groups that brought the case said that the rules violate the First Amendment and discriminate against them.
“Grief isn’t just related to death or the loss of a loved one. It can be loss of independence, loss of a connection, loss of a relationship.”
A flood watch is in effect across the region Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.
“Over 85 families are depending on this food for their Christmas dinners, so we are very concerned about being able to get the plowing done.”
Broome County announced a travel ban for all non-essential vehicles early Thursday morning. It will continue indefinitely until the roads are cleared.
It’s unclear just how many hundreds of challenge ballots there are, but with only 12 votes separating the candidates, the court’s rulings on them might determine the race’s outcome.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 154 COVID-19 deaths in the county.
“Similar to across the rest of the nation and the state, we are certainly experiencing the highest numbers and more crunch for capacity than we’ve been in anytime during this entire pandemic,” Lopatofsky said.
Garnar said that 30 percent of the ICU beds in the county were available and open as of Wednesday.
There are still a couple of thousand votes in the district that are disputed or were never counted by election officials in violation of state election law, as evident in the court’s decision.
“The role of the court, as I see it, is making sure everyone follows the law,” Justice Scott DelConte said during oral arguments Monday.
“Most of the inmates are isolated from each other,” Harder added. “They’re not allowed out of their cells. They’re basically quarantined to keep the spread down.”
Each campaign received more 155,450 votes.
It is the only House race in New York that is still uncalled.
There are 580 active cases of the virus in Broome County and 29 hospitalized residents.
With more than 19,000 mail-in ballots returned to Broome County this year, there were bound to be a few errors. In those cases, election workers were tasked with curing the ballot.
“We need to be ready, and this project is going to be an important tool that we have to address this crisis.”
Brindisi has won close to three times the number of mail-in ballots than Tenney, steadily closing the gap between them.
Van De Water said he looks forward to a rematch in 2022.
“When you’re looking at vaccine trials, you’re looking for them to be better than 50 percent effective, so when we’re talking about in the nineties, that’s a highly effective vaccine,” Eder said.
The suspension of in-person classes and extracurricular activities begins Wednesday, Nov. 17 and will last through the end of the semester.
Both candidates believe their opponents lead is too large to overcome.
“I think that’s something that we should all work to follow because that just makes good public health sense, but I think that’s one that would be very, very hard to enforce.”
The decision requires county election officials to copy and save any ballots campaign representatives inspect and object to for a judge to review later.
Tenney is up by 28,000 votes in NY-22. So far, at least 57,900 absentee ballots have been returned throughout the district.
“We are entering a critical time with a recent uptick in cases of COVID-19.”
Both candidates said Tuesday that they are waiting on absentee ballots to be returned before declaring who won.
According to health officials, the person was a male in his 60s with underlying health conditions.
It is the college’s first COVID-19 case.
According to Boland, many more staff members have fallen ill in recent weeks than in the spring, when the first wave of COVID-19 hit.
“They feel like they’re sort of cut off from the outside world right now which is scary when you’re in a situation like that.”
The deaths occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 17.
“This is a public health crisis and you have cut them off from the outside world.”
Democratic incumbent Anthony Brindisi, former Republican representative Claudia Tenney and Libertarian candidate Keith Price covered an array of issues, including policing and climate change.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deemed part of Chemung County an orange “warning” zone and part of Steuben County a yellow “buffer” zone.
Oneonta’s mayor supports mask-wearing in public, but adds the vetoed ordinance wouldn’t make people any safer.
Democratic County Executive Jason Garnar and Republican challenger Karl Bernhardsen met in an online forum hosted by the Rotary Club of Binghamton.
The district will need to test around 20 percent of those coming into the schools—including teachers, students and staff—each week.
“I don’t want to wait until after the election to do this, I think we need help now.”
Candidates also discussed the ongoing confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Many of the protesters who spoke during the hearing criticized the budget proposal for adding two new sheriff positions and keeping the budget for the Broome County jail at more than $29 million.
The vote was 7-1.
According to the resolution, residents have expressed concerns about potential negative impacts of pollution and truck traffic from the facility on tourism, agriculture, and human health.
As of Wednesday, there were 540 active cases across the county, including 191 in Binghamton.
The freshman Democratic incumbent held a nine-point lead over Tenney in the survey of likely voters in the district.
“In coordination with this new cluster initiative, I am going to continue to ask people to stay home for these 14 days as well,” Garnar said.
“You want to make sure cases still aren’t growing, even if they’re underneath the 100 threshold over a two week period.”
According to Garnar, the rapid test machines employed at the site can produce results in 15 minutes.
54 new active cases were added to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard between Wednesday and Thursday, with 8 people currently hospitalized.
The majority of cases are not driven by college students, either. Garnar said just 21 of the 193 active cases are Binghamton University students.
“Certainly no fault that we’re placing on the facility at all,” Wheeler said. “It’s just more of a clearing up of those communication lines.”
County Manager Jack Wheeler and Steuben Public Health Director Darlene Smith announced an uptick in cases at the nursing home Tuesday afternoon.
“A disturbing number were locked up due to slowdowns and failures in the assigned counsel and the public defender system.”
When asked if the recent events might deter another stimulus bill, Reed said his goal remains unchanged.
“After doing months of homework, and consulting with industry experts, I am convinced that a more detailed environmental review is needed by the DEC, especially now that the project permit is on hold,” Lupardo said.
“When you provide a sample for a test, it is a snapshot in time. It’s a false situation to assume it protects you going forward.”
“Those properties, to be honest, should really be condemned, but people have to live there because it’s the only place that they’re able to afford.”
“When Rochester put out a call, a distress call, our neighboring cities came and we answered that call.”
“We have waited long enough for the federal government to act, and we are going to come up with our own plan.”
Critics of the facility have called it an incinerator. Under regulatory definitions set by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), it’s not.
“We committed to do everything we could to mitigate this situation, and today, that means ending residential housing for this semester.”
Hartwick College has reported only two positive student COVID-19 cases so far.
As the president of the Conference of Mayors, David said he will pursue increased federal funding and essential state aid.
“We want the village trustees of Endicott to respect their residents, to listen to their concerns and to represent their best interest.”
The amendment would be part of a federal spending bill.
Pressure on the health system multiplied when federal changes were made to the rules governing which tests insurance providers must cover.
“We really are asking our farmers to be patient as we try to work this out with the federal government.”
“We’re saying here are some examples of where those resources are needed, and they’re needed now.”
The study is scheduled to last two years, but a vaccine might be ready for the public sooner.
“Having a conversation about inequities or injustices is not mutually exclusive from supporting the men and women of law enforcement.”
“Teachers are always paying for things out of the goodness of their hearts, and they’re not paid that much, but this one is so expensive we’ve got to get federal help.”
“Before this whole thing, I thought I would’ve thrown my life in front of kids to save them. Now it’s like asking us to go in and risk our lives.”
“It is really, really going to hurt this community if we don’t get some type of assistance.”
“If parents are going to have to go to work and the kids are at home, that’s just an absolute nightmare.”
“We have no idea what impact such a large influx of students during this time will have on the collective health of our community.”
“We’re promoting the message of black is beautiful and black excellence and being able to pass this down to generations to come.”
“You’re locking my friends in cages when they need to be in hospital rooms.”
One of the grant-funded projects at Binghamton University looks at how to best disinfect and reuse N-95 masks.
Protest organizers NoBurnBroome said they will continue to build support and fight the opening of the lithium-ion battery recycling facility.