States have indicated that they would need more than $8 billion to clean up 130,000 other orphaned wells.
States have indicated that they would need more than $8 billion to clean up 130,000 other orphaned wells.
The land bank will use the money to save roughly a dozen properties on Broome County’s tax foreclosure list.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra honors the memory of Percy Browning by premiering a new work commissioned in her honor. We hear from the composer of that work, Seth Grosshandler, about his composition process. We also meet the soloist, clarinetist Michael Wayne, about the work he performs, the Clarinet Concerto by Carl Nielsen, and why such a major work for clarinet is played so rarely. If you would like to hear some of Mr. Grosshandler’s music, here is a link to the Violin Sonata he mentions, played by Christina Bouey.
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“By offering such a low number the diocese has re-victimized clergy sexual abuse survivors.”
“There’s this pent up demand for travel. People will use any excuse out there to take a bigger vacation.”
Certification businesses buy radio ads, dominate Google searches, and even offer Groupons. But if doctors do the same, they risk their license.
“How does an 18-year-old purchase an AR-15 in the state of New York, the state of Texas? That person’s not old enough to buy a legal drink.”
The move paves the way to hold a special election for his seat on Aug. 23, the same date as the congressional and state Senate primaries.
Tri-Cities Opera presents the annual “Opera and Beer” program at The Garage Taco Bar in downtown Binghamton. General Director John Rozzoni and mezz0-soprano Amanda Staub join us to talk about the program and about getting onstage again after a long hiatus.
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Of course, a turtle in the middle of the road might need your help.
“The tragedy in Buffalo has created an unexpected and unintended context for the planned assessment.”
Governor Tom Wolf vowed to veto the bill if it reaches his desk and called it “disturbing.”
“Today is a good day, today is a righteous day, because it is a victory for justice. And it is long overdue.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that she’s putting together a team of independent experts to look into the state’s nursing home policies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when thousands of elderly residents died.
Glassfest returns to the Gaffer District of Corning. Executive Director Coleen Fabrizi joins us to give us a hint of the many events taking place during the three days of the festival.
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The new 24th district, which includes most of Oswego County and stretches west through the Finger Lakes and into Niagara County in western New York.
The groups say the war in Ukraine should not derail the Department of Transportation’s proposal to reinstate limits on LNG-by-rail.
That way, the city could keep encampments away from crowded or dangerous areas, and concentrate them in places where there is better access to service workers and emergency responders.
The Trombone Quartet of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes is presenting a concert at North Presbyterian Church. Trombonist Norm Wilcox joins us to talk about the program, and about the history of music specifically for Trombone Ensemble, dating back to the Eastman School of Music.
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I’m putting off things like going to the dentist because I’ve just been out from work so much already. I know a lot of families have it even worse than I do.”
Mastriano rose to the top of a crowded GOP field for PA governor through candid chats about his extreme conservative views.
Among the proposals is one that would close a loophole, and outlaw a category of weapons designed to evade the New York’s gun control laws.
Across the region, 483 people either stayed in shelters or on the street on a single night this year.
Last week’s racist mass shooting in a Buffalo supermarket left ten people dead and three wounded. Here’s what WSKG has learned in the days since the attack.
Both challengers, in their races against Rep. Stan Saylor and Sen. Pat Browne, criticized their tenure.
In 1970, after New York became the first state to legalize abortion, an estimated 200,000 women came from other states to have the procedure here.
“We are well beyond anything that anyone ever contemplated as far as levels of uncertainty. So obviously, more certainty sooner is better.”
Over 100 people gathered in downtown Binghamton to light candles and ready supplies to send to Buffalo.
“This is a national emergency. Babies have become sick and have died. We need access to high-quality formula and we need to do it immediately,” Gillibrand said.
“We’ve had less time with things being frozen. So we’re having a longer growing season.”
Investigators say they are looking into a document published online filled with rants about race and the “replacement” theory.
Industry condemns the report, while advocates cite growing climate fears.
“The hate has not just infected our society and how people think. It’s literally been weaponized.”
The district attorney insisted that law enforcement had followed proper procedure, and that nothing else could have been done to intervene, under current law.
“That’s a tougher hill for (Claudia Tenney) to climb, but she’s got a lot of name recognition. She has money; she has incumbency.”
Political observers have said Doug Mastriano would likely have to moderate his positions in order to be successful statewide.
“I can only speculate that people are tired of this, I’m tired of it, but the virus, unfortunately, doesn’t get tired.”
Some voters said they were turned away from the polls because they followed an earlier, incorrect polling place assignment.
Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak said the alleged shooter did not make any direct threats to the Susquehanna Valley High School or students.
Conklin residents say they are shocked one of their own is the suspect of the shooting in Buffalo. But some Black residents in nearby Binghamton are less surprised.
Replacement theory is the false idea that there’s a plot to outweigh white voters with non-white immigrants.
“When there’s early warning signs that someone could do harm to themselves or others, there has to be an examination as to whether or not there are guns in the house.”
“We’re trying to remember the 10 people who did not come out of that grocery store. The 10 people whose lives ended because they went grocery shopping.”
“Demand on frontline workers has been extraordinary.”
“This coward manifested white supremacy in a violent and tragic way.”
Residents of Conklin, New York, are surprised the teen accused of a mass shooting was a neighbor. People of color in Binghamton have a different view.
The new lines create several new competitive districts, and lower the amount of Democratic-leaning districts overall.
The congressional committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 has subpoenaed Mastriano, but he didn’t appear for a deposition in March.
New York is set to hold a primary election on June 28 for statewide offices, but primaries for congressional and state Senate seats will be held on Aug. 23.
“I want them to have … a system that would immediately alert individuals.”
The small, mostly white town is just outside of Binghamton. Conklin residents are trying to make sense of the shooting.
Buffalo residents gathered outside Tops Saturday night, more than six hours after an 18-year-old white male shot 13 mostly Black victims, killing 10, in what authorities have called a hate crime.
An 18-year-old white male allegedly killed 10 people and injured three others at the grocery store located on the city’s predominately Black East Side, in an attack that authorities say was a hate crime.
A lone gunman, said by witnesses to be heavily armed, entered a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo Saturday and opened fire.
While some symptoms like sinus or upper respiratory issues can be the same with allergies and COVID-19, there are also some distinct differences.
The two are uniting in a last-ditch attempt to winnow support for state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who leads the race so far.
“How many times do survivors have to relive their trauma at a press conference or in front of legislators before you take action?”
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.
The study shows an estimated 7,000 deaths a year due to occupational disease.
StateImpact Pennsylvania checked in on how climate change and energy issues are playing out in the race for U.S. Senate.
“I’m eager to participate in these debates to highlight our strong track record of getting things done for New Yorkers.”
Judge Patrick McAllister wrote in his decision that he believes the Assembly lines are unconstitutional, but the attempts to intervene in the lawsuit came too late.
Democrats and Republicans will consider a number of races, while unaffiliated voters in some parts of the state will weigh ballot questions.
The governor says $10 million dollars will also be available to increase security protections for clinics.
Reed is leaving the House to join a Washington lobbying firm, Prime Policy Group.
“It’ll make homes less affordable than they already are, and that’s already an issue that we have in the city.”
The Friends of Music of Stamford, NY welcome the Euclid String Quartet this weekend. We heard from violinist Jameson Cooper about the two works on the program, Claude Debussy’s one and only string quartet, and a string quintet by Franz Schubert. The extra member for the quintet is cellist Adrian Daurov. Mr. Cooper also tells us how the quartet got its name.
Photo credit: Stamford Friends of Music
StateImpact Pennsylvania checked in on how climate change and energy issues are playing out in the state’s race for governor.
James said it’s even more urgent after the leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents “Noble and Mischievous Spirits”, a concert of music by Mykola Lysenko, Edward Elgar, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Harvey, and Franz Schubert. We hear from Music Director Evan Meccarello and Concerto Competition winner Alex VanTassel.
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Experts raise staffing, funding and infrastructure concerns as the official launch approaches.
“We watched our daughter suffer. It was horrible. And she asked and asked and asked for medical aid in dying.”
Alderperson Jorge Defendini said the law will help workers advocate for more equitable pay.
A lower court judge in Steuben County is overseeing the redrawing of the congressional and state Senate maps by an independent redistricting expert.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said some Supreme Court justices lied during confirmation hearings about whether they would overturn Roe v. Wade.
The decision protects the right to an abortion up to 24 weeks into pregnancy. A recently leaked draft of an opinion appears to throw out the landmark case.
But Gillibrand said several Supreme Court justices, including Justice Alito, who authored the draft opinion, stated during their confirmation hearings that they would not overturn Roe v. Wade. “Every single one of them said they would not undermine a settled precedent, every single one of them said under oath, that they would actually preserve Roe,” Gillibrand said. “So the fact that they all lied, is shocking.”
Gillibrand said the U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee should hold hearings on the issue, and review testimony made by justices. “I hope we have hearings, because I don’t know how you can accept Supreme Court justices who lied in order to be confirmed,” Gillibrand said.
Companies in Appalachia pursue $8B in infrastructure funds for network of natural gas and ‘blue’ hydrogen
If conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court follow through with a draft opinion leaked earlier this week striking down abortion rights, then as many as 26 states may also outlaw the procedure.
No-excuse mail voting is still valid in Pennsylvania despite an ongoing case before the state Supreme Court.
New York lawmakers and abortion-rights supporters hope to push three bills through the state Legislature that aim to protect health care practitioners who provide abortions for patients from out of state.
“You don’t want to mess with the state of New York. And I assure you that this is fight you will not win.”
GOP Gubernatorial candidates strongly support keeping or expanding abortion restrictions, while legislative leaders aren’t ruling out bills to do that.
More than 50 protesters rallied in downtown Binghamton Tuesday in support of abortion rights.
Delgado had been running for re-election against Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
For this election cycle, the rule applies only to Benjamin, who was indicted April 12 on federal corruption charges and resigned later that day.
There’s no incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s poll numbers are falling, and her lieutenant governor was arrested on corruption charges.
“It’s always in the back of your mind as a law enforcement officer that that danger is real and it’s out there.”
The judge ordered state senate and congressional primary elections postponed to August.
“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.”
New York Governor Kathy Hochul reacted to the Politico report that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade, saying New York will help women from states where the procedure is outlawed.
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.
Environmental regulator issues violation notice to the Village of Johnson City.
Among the goals is requiring 85% of homes and commercial buildings to be equipped with electrified heat pumps instead of fossil fuel-based furnaces.
A pair of state lawmakers sponsoring that change in the House tap-danced alongside the group to show their support.
The state Board of Elections says its staff is ready to “quickly develop a new Political Calendar for an August primary”.
The New York State Legislature is poised to vote as early as Monday on a bill that would remove disgraced former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from the primary election ballot.
The state Legislature may decide whether to keep other primaries in June.
Vaccine protectiveness waned by 6% to 20% each time antibiotics were prescribed, resulting in vulnerability to diseases like whooping cough and pneumonia.
“We’ll be paid back many times over with greater peace in our communities, less violence in our communities.”
The Pennsylvania primary election in 2022 is May 17. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know before you vote.
According to the proposal, the Ithaca Dedicated Encampment Site would house up to 50 residents experiencing homelessness.
Alderperson Cynthia Brock said she’s working with the Tompkins County Ethics Board to open an investigation into the former mayor.
New York voters will likely end up going to the polls three times this year, now that the state’s highest court has thrown out new district lines for congressional and State Senate seats, and delayed some primaries originally scheduled for June.
Throughout an hour-long debate in Harrisburg Wednesday — the first debate in which all the frontrunners shared a stage — the four candidates had very few real policy disagreements.
The virus is spread through bird droppings, especially from migratory waterfowl like ducks and geese.
New York’s highest court has struck down the state’s new district lines for Congress and the state Legislature, throwing the June 28 primary into potential chaos.
New York’s new district lines for Congress and State Senate, drawn by the state Legislature, were thrown out on Wednesday by the state’s highest court, which said in a decision that they were drawn “to discourage competition.”
The Ithaca Community Orchestra presents “Homage”, a concert of music by Schubert, Ravel, and both Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn in the Hangar Theatre. Music Director Aaron Burgess joins us to talk about the program and the history of the Community Orchestra
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Riders and transportation planners both agree improvements are desperately needed, but disagree about which ones.
“I would like the Legislature to….(correct) what is really a strange part of our law that does not allow the removal of someone who is under indictment.”
The bill still needs a vote in the Senate and approval from Gov. Kathy Hochul.
“We had one call, [the dispatcher called] 23 agencies, and no ambulance was available. To the point where the dispatcher called the house back and said, ‘We’ve got nothing. You have to find your own way to the hospital.’”
“We seriously disagree with the proposition that this was an egregious gerrymander. We don’t believe it was a gerrymander at all.”
Composer and choreographer Lavinia Reid joins us to talk about her ballet version of the story of Snow White, a fan favorite that returns to Ithaca Ballet. She tells about creating a scenario that gives opportunities to the adult, as well as to the young dancers, and about creating movement while composing the music.
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Hawkins and his running mate Gloria Mattera said their first order of business is to get the Green Party on the ballot.
To date, White has dumped $4 million of his own money into his campaign — more self-funding than any other candidate in the race.
Voters increasingly disapprove of how the governor is handling a number of issues like crime and the economy.
Cornell University is expanding a massive underground research facility. A partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is developing new lightweight materials for use in military aircraft.
BLAST presents actor Andrea Gregori in role she has played before, Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s Master Class, this time at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott.
Lawmakers opposed to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative promised to fight on in court, while environmental groups hailed the move.
Questions About the Disgraced Former Lt. Gov. Continue to Follow Governor Hochul.
“The Greenidge facility itself, when it’s fully operational, will be emitting over a million tons of CO2 equivalents in the air every year.”
Many wells were abandoned over the last century and are difficult to find and properly plug.
Households must report the loss to their county Department of Social Services within 10 days of losing power.
Artist Aubrey Clark joins us to talk about the closing of her installation and Karen Kuff-Demicco talks about a two-day exhibit at Cooperative Gallery 213 featuring works of many artists.
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Syracuse police are releasing new information amid public outcry, after a viral video showed an upset 8-year-old boy being put into a police car for allegedly stealing chips from a Dollar General store.
Reed touted his work to promote bipartisan consensus building in Congress, but he also painted a grim picture of the growing hyperpartisanship and cynicism he has witnessed on Capitol Hill.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and her opponents have just over two months left to campaign for governor before the June primary.
NYSEG customers in Broome and Chenango counties are getting their power turned back on. NYSEG estimates that 95% of Broome County will have power restored by Friday evening. Remote areas should be restored by the weekend.
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra closes its season with Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No.9, “from the New World”, along with a work by American composer Stacy Garrop’s “Bohemian Cafe” which returns Dvořák’s favor. Artistic Director Daniel Hege joins us to talk about the relationship of the two pieces, and the performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 with soloist Andrew Russo
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Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that new variants of COVID-19 are spreading in New York, but there’s no reason to be alarmed.
The candidates focused on differentiating themselves in a crowded field and making an impression on a largely undecided electorate.
“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.”
Organist Mark Laubach is celebrating the bicentennial of French composer Cesar Franck by performing the complete works for organ. Sponsored by the Binghamton AGO, the Wilkes-Barre musician performs a selection of those in Binghamton at United Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 22. He joins us to talk about Franck’s legacy, and deep influence on the generations of organist who followed him.
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The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage welcomes jazz musician Camille Thurman and her ensemble. Schorr Jazz Series organizer Mike Carbone joins us to talk about Camille Thurman’s path to a busy career in jazz as a performer and teacher, and her upcoming show at the Schorr Firehouse.
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The Southern Tier region will receive about $4.8 million from the settlement in 2022. The initial payout on Tuesday totaled about $759,000 for the region.
Area quarantined — 1.4 million chickens killed to prevent spread
Gov. Kathy Hochul said the storm affected 11 counties, from the Southern Tier to the North Country.
Broome County is in a State of Emergency, as an April storm has dropped over a foot of snow and left thousands without power.
Some New York state lawmakers who represent the districts around the State Capitol said Monday that the multi-building complex should set an example for the rest of the state and switch to all-renewable energy to power lights and heating.
The grant would help scale up parts of the manufacturing economy locally, including incentives for other companies in the battery manufacturing supply chain to relocate to the Southern Tier.
A racehorse who was famous for never winning crossed the final finish line last week.
UVC radiation has been used for decades as a disinfectant, but the FDA says its effectiveness in killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is unknown. What is known is that direct exposure to UVC lamps can cause eye injuries and skin burns.
The Southern Tier Singers’ Collective presents the premiere of a Mass by composer Zanaida Robles. STSC Artistic Director William Culverhouse talks about commissioning this work for the STSC performance on Sunday, April 24 in St. Patrick’s Church, and the weekend residency of Dr. Robles at Binghamton University featuring performances by the University choral ensembles. You can hear some of Dr. Robles’ music here.
Photo credit: Southern Tier Singers’ Collective
“What was being asked for wasn’t the moon. It was what was needed.”
“I appreciate the ambition, but we want to see what the science says, what the facts say on the application and ultimately we’ll make a determination on that and that alone.”
Off The Page from WSKG · Anne Bailey – The Weeping Time
Between 1760 and 1860, more than 1.2 million enslaved men, women and children were sold in the United States. The wealth of a nation was built on the trade of people – of slaves – yet most of us know very little about these auctions or the people who were sold there. Professor Anne Bailey from Binghamton University is
working to change that. Her book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, tells the story of a specific auction in 1859. But it also examines the trauma that still exists today, and the healing that families are finding as they trace their lineage back to the auction block.
“We are starting to see shortages in especially our rural areas. Positions for school psychologists left open year after year with no one to fill them.”
A new proposal sponsored by a New York state Assembly member would make it easier to remove a candidate from office if they are charged with a crime.
A decommissioned U.S. Navy destroyer which has served for generations as a popular Buffalo waterfront attraction was taking on water late Wednesday and by Thursday began listing near its starboard stern.
New York’s chief environmental regulator tours, supports, plant amid recovery.
A month ago, the county was reporting 20 to 40 daily positive cases. Now, county officials say they’re seeing around 100 cases a day.
A day after her lieutenant governor’s arrest and resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul is trying to manage the fallout.
Corman filed his paperwork to withdraw from the race Tuesday afternoon. But just hours later, he reversed the attempt.
New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has resigned after being arraigned Tuesday in federal district court on bribery and conspiracy charges.
The charges stem from a City Council meeting last summer.
New York could become the next state to require employers to disclose information about pay and benefits in job listings and to their current employees.
There are still things we can do about climate change, including changes to one of our biggest sources of climate polluting emissions: transportation.
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.
Experts say the panel is trying to justify sweeping changes to Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot rules.
Brian Benjamin was a state senator when the Manhattan district attorney subpoenaed him last year about an alleged scheme run by a former campaign aide.
“Today, we unionize a store that is not even four months old. That really shows that the unions are in the future for Starbucks.”
Ten hearings over the plan are being held virtually and around the state.
A Pennsylvania court is holding up the regulation that would let the state join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Lawmakers on both sides of the issue said public safety changes were the biggest hurdle to clear in budget negotiations.
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.
“The long-awaited day has arrived,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said.
Opera Ithaca has had a production of Mozart’s comedy The Marriage of Figaro planned for many years. Director Ben Robinson and Board of Directors Chair Deborah Montgomery join us to talk about the roadblocks, and the final production at the Community School of Music and Arts.
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Van Houten said the Reimaging Public Safety working group lacked full understanding of Ithaca’s existing criminal justice system when it authored the report.
“A number of comments and emails that we received recently made me feel like I was living in some alternate universe,” said Alderperson Ducson Nguyen.
“The cost of labor and the fact we can’t find people continues to be a problem.”
Know Theatre of Binghamton presents Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower. We hear from director Joshua Sedelmeyer and actor Julia Adams about what starts out as a “comedy of manners”, but which quickly devolves into a comedy of bad manners amid a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of celestial fireworks.
Photo credit: Know Theatre