Across the region, 483 people either stayed in shelters or on the street on a single night this year.
Across the region, 483 people either stayed in shelters or on the street on a single night this year.
Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak said the alleged shooter did not make any direct threats to the Susquehanna Valley High School or students.
The city received $1 million from the New York State Attorney General’s office in 2020 to address some of the root causes of homelessness.
“It’ll make homes less affordable than they already are, and that’s already an issue that we have in the city.”
“As the city figures out what’s the best way to move forward and achieve that goal, having this support from the federal funding will help us do that.”
The Garcias have been without water since the start of February, when their landlord, Douglas Ritter, turned off the service to their upstairs apartment on Mary Street.
According to the proposal, the Ithaca Dedicated Encampment Site would house up to 50 residents experiencing homelessness.
Households must report the loss to their county Department of Social Services within 10 days of losing power.
“There is a dry ice shortage, so we’re fighting through that as well,” Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said. “We’re doing everything we can to get extra dry ice.”
Gov. Kathy Hochul said the storm affected 11 counties, from the Southern Tier to the North Country.
Home heating prices are up as natural gas supply costs continue to surge worldwide. This comes as households in New York face staggering utility debt, which advocates worry will be difficult to pay back in time.
The provision increases the time tenants have to decide if they want to renew their lease before a landlord can show their home to other renters.
Anyone in New York with a pending application for federal aid is protected from court-ordered eviction. But some landlords are trying to force tenants out illegally.
A grand jury charged brothers Yaron and Leor Kweller with rape in the first degree, a more serious felony charge than the one they were given upon arrest.
The Southern Door Community Land Trust will use the grant to retrofit current and future homes with green energy appliances, in an effort to reduce energy costs.
Mayor Kraham said doing so will reduce the time and money needed to safely inspect the properties, and help the city enforce code violations.
Since mid-February, Binghamton’s code enforcement office and the Broome County Supreme Court have continued to order Ritter to restore water service to the second-floor apartment.
The City of Binghamton has tabled its plan to build a multi-million dollar youth and community center for Columbus Park.
Enacting these initiatives would use roughly $200,000 of the city’s ARPA funds.
Elected officials in Broome County say they are ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees.
Manufacturers in New York want to compete with companies overseas and localize production. They’re limited, however, by hiring challenges and a lack of workforce housing.
Police took Brooklyn resident Leor Kweller into custody, days after arresting his brother, Yaron Kweller, who is a part owner of The Colonial.
Binghamton resident Taras Kostyk spent the days before the invasion of Ukraine not wanting to believe a large-scale attack could occur. Now that it has, there has not been much he can do, but stay in contact with relatives still in the country.
The arrests come as a result of an ongoing police investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
“We can’t accept a world where sovereign nations can be impeded upon,” Rep. Delgado (D-19) said Tuesday.
While the number of eviction cases heard in courts has increased, the number of people displaced has not reached the level housing services providers expected.
City officials have voiced concerns about state preemption, or that the still will overrule the bill if passed over issues of jurisdiction.
The funding comes after flooding caused by Tropical Storm Fred damaged hundreds of homes in August.
The library is piloting a peer counseling program focused on mental health.
Hundreds of residents and businesses in Steuben and other counties lost property after flooding last summer. The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering loans to fill in the gaps. But some are saying the help has arrived too late.
The City of Ithaca has been looking at new requirements for lease renewals. The proposed measure is intended to give renters more time before they must decide whether to stay in their home.
“I think that our work moving forward is to dispel the sort of lies about Jewish people.”
The mayor’s office urged residents to call the 211 helpline to start an application.
“Even though the funding is on pause, the legal protections remain for folks.”
Communities across New York are strategizing ways to keep residents in quality housing. In Broome County, that effort has taken the form of a housing trust fund.
Heating equipment is the second-largest cause of home fires nationally. They tend to occur in winter as people try to get the chill out of their homes.
Two Binghamton restaurants, whose owners are part of an ongoing police investigation, reopened over the weekend.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul told reporters Friday that she has not yet determined whether the state will extend the soon-to-expire eviction moratorium. Some housing advocates are disappointed the governor failed to address the moratorium in her State of the State agenda.
Thousands of cars lined the streets leading into Otsiningo Park on Wednesday. County officials had set up a drive-thru site to distribute 10,000 at-home COVID tests.
“It’s an effort to say, ‘What are the actual needs that we’re seeing in the community, and what are innovative ways that we can address them?’”
The Binghamton City Council voted Tuesday to earmark $3 million for renovations at the Town and Country Apartments, which serves low-income residents on the city’s North Side. But the decision has faced pushback.
The housing market in Schuyler County is hot. Land investment firms pay cash for land in mostly rural places. But some are worried residents could be taken advantage of.
The YWCA of Binghamton and Broome County is expanding its footprint. The organization plans to build a new child care facility and affordable housing complex over roughly five acres downtown.
Binghamton police and the Broome County District Attorney’s office are continuing to investigate allegations of sexual assault involving the owners of three downtown restaurants. Binghamton Mayor Rich David is acknowledging his ties to the owners of those restaurants.
The City of Norwich in Chenango County and the Village of Endicott in Broome County will each receive $10 million for downtown improvements.
Officer Cory Minor with the Binghamton Police Department said no arrests have been made in relation to the allegations as of Friday morning.
The Ithaca Tenants Union has been sitting in on weekly city eviction proceedings for several weeks, to put pressure on landlords, as well as the court, to prevent or stall evictions.
The National Guard will be deployed to fill staffing shortages at Willow Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vestal.
Housing activists in Binghamton are calling on college students to join efforts to improve the quality of housing and tenant protections.
The justice disqualified current Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak from prosecuting the case, citing a potential conflict of interest.
Federal funding is on the way to New York homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said the facility will bring a couple hundred jobs to the area.
The Southport Correctional Facility near Elmira is one of six prisons throughout New York state that will close.
Advocates for “Good Cause” eviction in Ithaca say it would give more negotiating power to tenants who are in a vulnerable position.
Local officials and developers say new affordable apartments are breathing life into one Broome County neighborhood.
“We’re hopeful to get another $500 million,” Hochul told reporters in Johnson City on Monday.
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.