“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
“What we want to avoid is providing data in a manner that would cause people to jump to potentially false conclusions about the disease or about any individual in our community.”
“We were all facing the fact that when we reopen, we have to figure out how to social distance in one of the most intimate settings there is: taking care of a customer.”
“I don’t want allies, I want comrades.”
“We’re in uncharted waters.”
Hospitalizations from the disease also dropped Saturday, bringing the total number of people requiring treatment for the disease down to 869.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York is offering help to states like Texas and Arizona that are struggling with spiking COVID-19 infections.
“Everyone’s got that opinion, but it’s only me that’s got that liquor license.”
People traveling to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut from states with high infection rates of the coronavirus, like Florida and Texas, will be required to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded absentee voting to include all New Yorkers.
“That’s not a responsible way to handle a problem.”
The candidates were opponents in a case last year that involved the arrest of two young black people. Now, that is part of the election.
“If you’re going to give a speech, it should be given to my 13 year old. The ones that deserve it and the ones that need it.”
“Our white accomplices understand abolition. They worked with us on abolition and we need them to get back into that mindset.”
“It’s right back to hiding and ducking and worrying about everything, especially right now.”
Georgia Verdier is the President of the Elmira-Corning NAACP.
“What we found is that most people who have loved ones incarcerated have lost the desire to vote.”
“Our primary goal is keeping people safe, whether that be making sure they’re wearing masks, or if someone falls and gets hurt, or any number of different kinds of ailments.”
“I think we still need to keep our foot on the gas, fight for freedoms that we can’t just assume they are going to come.”
“Young people can engage in sports. Two spectators per child. So that’s another step towards return to normalcy.”
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
“He’s very knowledgeable, and cares about the whole range of issues that are important to this district”
“In the sense that you can waive rent and you can not have consequences that are going to impact those same people that you are trying to help.”
“Not being a chain gives us the opportunity to really listen to the community, put in the grocery store what they want in the grocery store.”
Banning chokeholds and disclosing police disciplinary records are among the legislation being pushed through the Democratic-led statehouse.
“We also saw a significant increase, for us, in calls from adults who were sexually assaulted or rape,” Campbell said.
“It takes resources away from the things that we actually need in our community, that make our community thrive.”
“Understand Ithaca, you’re not innocent. You are guilty, too.”
Hundreds of people marched in Binghamton on Tuesday night, as part of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
“I don’t want that to be what people remember out of yesterday’s demonstration.”
“I’m a mother of two black sons and this is enough. So, we came to make some noise.”
Dine-in service is part of phase three of reopening
“It would just be a disaster. It’s, it would just be awful in every area.”
Angelino faces Nick Libous in June’s GOP Primary
“It’s just you want some sort of closure already because, even now, I feel like we’ve been mean or something to dad.”
“It’s a beautiful day, we’re not stuck in the house, you know, driving each other bonkers.”
“What we found on Cornell campus is really three degrees of separation”
“Our state and local budgets are hemorrhaging”
The processing time of COVID-19 tests depends on what’s happening that day at Cayuga Medical Systems in Tompkins County.
Broome County’s Executive Jason Garnar said if the region continues to fulfill the reopening criteria set by the state, it could see Phase 2 on May 29th.
“It takes that one person walking through the door. That one person being curbside that happens to cough on me, then who knows.”
“They’re going to be flooded with evictions that happen all the time.”
“You open a business tomorrow with 50 employees. You don’t do it right, one person was infected. You can infect 30 of the 50 in one afternoon.”
“We’ve been fortunate in that none of our residents, to our knowledge, have been diagnosed with COVID, but that can change.”
County Executive Jason Garnar’s office said the Willow Point resident was moved to a negative pressure room in the facility.
Four regional counties were allowed to restart the procedures on Wednesday.
“This is not about government. Government can offer suggestions, advice and guidance.”
The Southern Tier region includes Broome, Delaware, Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins, Chenango, Schuyler and Steuben counties.
The Governor said more details will be available on Monday.
“I’m trying to look at the positive side of things with everything going on.”
The tests were conducted after an employee was found to have the virus on April 27.
Some senior staff people volunteered to be furloughed so that others could keep their jobs.
“Folks who deal in dairy and specialty crops will be provided meaningful support when it comes to price losses.”
Public works employees have been directed to disinfect any touch surfaces, such as benches, in county parks, daily.
“You’d rather have a controlled start, so that you don’t have to stop. You reopen too fast, then you have to stop.”
The types of apartments rented in Binghamton do not give tenants much opportunity to organize into a collective bargaining unit.
Broome health officials said non-fatal overdoses have increased, advocates said fatal overdoses did, too.
The Council also passed a resolution to reduce the type of health insurance plan for the mayor, Common Council and other managerial staff.
Organizers for both sporting events blamed the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.
“The goal is to not let that go to two positive cases or more.”
In a regular summer, up to a thousand kids from across Tompkins County participate.
Even after the closure is over, specialists say many students with special needs still won’t be in the classroom.
Most sections have put the start of the regular season on hold
Judge Jeffrey Tait ruled the inmates did not establish their vulnerability to COVID-19 inside the jail
A majority are related to nursing homes.
“I have to facilitate everything and doing that on top of the physical care taking of Oliver is almost impossible.”
Hochul spoke with WSKG’s Gabe Altieri as part of All Things Considered.
It argues for the release of two inmates who claim they are highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
The people that have been released are those who are at low-risk for repeat offenses, such as petty larceny or technical parole violations.
“It is incredibly unfair that local governments serving populations under 500,000 or less were not given direct access to funding in the CARES Act”
Nurses in Tompkins County talk about their work during the ongoing pandemic.
As of Wednesday, 18 people have died of COVID-19 in Steuben County. Some at Hornell-area nursing homes.
As of Tuesday, 16 residents have died of COVID-19
Seward and his wife, Cindy, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in late March.
“Right now, we are dumping on average one trailer load a day.”
“The body has to get moved and we have to touch it”
“So where everything would be wiped down, now it’s probably just ten times as much”
“[..]that’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever had a healthcare facility request”
“The bad news isn’t just bad. The bad news is actually terrible.”
Volunteers are now helping people to set up new shelters and move belongings.
731 New Yorkers died in the past day from the virus, the highest number yet, bringing the death total to 5,489.
“The measurement of density on our masks being produced here cannot be matched with cloth”
“This is reckless”
The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of “good news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.
“In times of loss, people naturally, instinctively, gather to comfort each other and share the pain of loss and the reality of loss.”
The Republican said New York’s budget deficit was around $6 billion even before the pandemic started
“I don’t know when the next time I’ll be able to hug her is, because of this virus”
“This is not a lockdown. It’s nothing that we haven’t been doing. Nonessential people should stay home.”
“Our goal here is to not become, you know, wealthy off of a tragedy.”
Meanwhile, Schuyler County reports first positive case.
Officials said the Broome jail is prepared.
There’s also home-delivery where food pantries have closed.
“They may not be getting a meal at home, that’s heartbreaking.”
The county is asking for unused personal protective equipment like N-95 and surgical masks, medical gowns, gloves, shoe covers, and plastic face shields. No other items will be accepted.
The move is meant to offer some financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to contact a healthcare provider.
Governor Cuomo believes there will soon be confirmed cases in every New York county.
The person died at Lourdes hospital.
Director of WSKG’s Education Department Jackie Stapleton shared some resources for learning at home and how families can maintain some normalcy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes what he calls “the ultimate step” in his state’s effort to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus.
You must have an appointment to be seen at the screening center.
Several other regional counties have confirmed cases, as well.
“We’re looking out for people’s mental well-being too, not just their physical well-being”
In a statement, Brindisi said he was in contact with Congressman Ben McAdams last week. McAdams and another congressperson have since tested positive for the coronavirus.
Testing is becoming more prevalent across New York.
The Department of Social Services will soon start monitoring open day care spots in Broome County.
Sugar Maple is New York’s state tree and has one well-known, particularly sweet feature: syrup.
Number of positive cases across New York jumps, as testing ramps up.
Reed also said that Congress is keeping an eye on the needs of families while schools are closed.
Restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and casinos are closing in New York beginning Monday night.
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would waive the 180-day school year requirement for districts to receive state aid.
“While this is the first case of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, we are prepared to respond to limit future exposures and community spread of the virus”
As of Friday night, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins, but several are in isolation.
Other colleges and universities have made similar decisions.
Jason Garnar called the miscommunication “frustrating”.
“Although we have a pandemic plan, this is changing so rapidly that every single day, every single hour almost, there’s a new piece of news that you have to adjust to.”
Most COVID-19 cases in New York have been downstate.
Tenney has high-profile support and a sizable cash advantage.
39 people in Tompkins County are under quarantine.
All international travel by students for Cornell-related reasons is banned. Faculty and staff must now get special approval for any international travel for University-related reasons.
Some of the travelers will serve out their quarantine off-campus at an undisclosed location in Ithaca. Others will stay at their own homes or with family.
Tenney has the support of President Trump, among others.
New criminal justice reforms went into effect in the state in January.
The state health department said the woman is in Manhattan. She has the respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, but “is not in serious condition.”
Emotions quickly spilled over when Lifton opened the floor to discussion.
Myrick said Murtagh is the best candidate to further the interests of Ithaca, the largest city in the Assembly district.
According to the Federal Election Commission, Delgado’s campaign had over $2 million in cash on hand for his reelection at the end of last year.
The Democrat is running for a second term
Karl Bernhardsen is trying to unseat Democrat Jason Garnar
Elmira was awarded $1 million. Binghamton was awarded $585,000.
After the vote, she said her election is evidence that the legislature is not color-blind and respects what members of working families can contribute in elected office.
The High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) system can defend American naval vessels against drones, small boats and cruise missiles.
“It did change how I look at people because they’re not, like, all criminals. There are more of, like, people who maybe, like, just had bad luck.”
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, between 2009 and 2017 lithium-ion batteries were the “root cause” of at least 195 fires.
The Count lasts four days from Friday through Monday, February 14-17, 2020. You don’t even have to have a backyard to participate.
A Democrat has represented the district for over thirty years.
Governor Cuomo is scheduled to meet with President Trump on Thursday to discuss the situation.
The four officials say fear over coronavirus has incited acts of bias against Asians and Asian Americans.
He ran on the Green Party line in 2018.
Kelles is the third candidate to join the race for Democratic nomination.
The decision comes in the wake of a New York law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license.
“Our country needs it. I mean people are sick of the divisiveness on both sides.”
“We should definitely be careful and cautious but it has all the makings of a situation that could spiral out of control in terms of public panic.”
The numbers come as the race enters the 2020 election year.
“Critical work remains on climate and education and health care among other issues about which I care deeply.”
The World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a global health emergency this week.
The former Broome DA’s announcement comes the same day as campaign finance numbers are due.
The Green Light Law allows undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses.
Mayors across the country announced a task force to save Minor League Baseball in cities like Binghamton last year.
“We care about people in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and so forth and that’s what they’re demonstrating here tonight.”
“So what are we getting for those really high taxes? Not enough.”
Crouch has served in the New York Assembly since 1995.
“I think overall it’s a very positive outcome that we’ve had based on the concerns that we’ve expressed.”
“They’re there thinking, you know, this is what’s right for the voter. And I get that, I understand where they’re coming from, but they don’t understand the burden that puts on us.”
“They can’t have their cake and eat it too”
The idea for the blankets was inspired by a hospital in Florida, but, in the winter weather of Upstate New York, the group is making theirs thicker and the need is greater.
The Republican is undergoing treatment for cancer.
“People fought very hard for your right to vote, so that’s the least you can do is show up.”
The current city manager announced this week that he’ll soon resign.
Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed is one of over a dozen current and former members of Congress who wrote letters.
German is endorsing Ola Hawatmeh in the race.
George Korthauer, Oneonta City Manager, submitted his resignation effective February 7, 2020.
The Democrat finished third in November’s race.
Starting in February, Broome County residents will be able to dispose of their unwanted medications safely in their own homes using warm water and a special pouch.
“I am shocked and saddened by these revelations, which can easily erode public confidence in the IPD.”
“I don’t want to restrict the administration’s hands to be able to respond to threats from a very unstable regime in Iran.”
The county said this year’s flu season has come on quickly and aggressively.
He has been mayor since 2012.
The department will dissolve by March 1st. After that, Sheriff’s departments from Broome and Delaware Counties will service the area.
“This isn’t just Mr. O’Mara who neglects upstate New York,” she said.
The Christmas fern gets that name because the leaflets’ shape is similar to a Christmas stocking hung over the fireplace.
Supporters say the law protects first responders while opponents worry about it will be abused.
Scott VanEtten was named as the new chairman of the Steuben County Legislature on Thursday.
Korchak prevailed in November but not before Battisti challenged the results in court.
It’s the first time the county has added a judge in 50 years.
Reed questions the fairness of SUNY-system procedures around political express and free speech.
A man stabbed people celebrating Hanukkah at the home of a rabbi in Rockland County, a New York City suburb, on Saturday night. The incident comes amid a surge of anti-Semitic violence in the region.
Governor wants the law to require riders to wear a helmet.
The goal is to keep the lights out of a landfill, but the school also plans to reclaim the copper wiring to raise a little money for a local charity.
Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in last year’s midterms, eyes have been on freshmen members of the party like Rep. Anthony Brindisi.
Stress from shopping and debt, from social events or missing loved ones, the break from normal routine, less sleep and exercise, and excessive eating and drinking can all contribute.
It allows police to arrest anyone who harasses emergency first responders. Violators could face up to a year in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.
“I went back this weekend, and laid out all the transcripts on my table, got the highlighter out, made lots of notes, reviewed several articles about impeachment, looked at some articles that were written by constitutional law experts and ultimately came to the conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to move forward.”
“Guess what? Protesting is about being annoying”
Brindisi said he believes there is sufficient evidence to move forward with a trial in the Senate.
Judge Richard Rich said Republican Paul Battisti’s request “lacked merit”.
Congressmen in two of New York’s swing districts will vote along party lines in this week’s impeachment vote in Washington.
“It’s huge. That’s why I need this weekend to really sit down and kind of digest all the stuff that is before us with impeachment.”
“Everybody gets a choice to whether they want to keep their department at a cost or go with the alternative which is the Broome County Sheriff’s Department.”
The law has been on the books for over ten years, but it’s getting new attention thanks to recent snowfall.
Veterans in New York State who received less-than-honorable discharges that can be linked to their sexual orientation may have state veteran benefits restored, under legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The state’s attorney general argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.
Nobel Laureate and Binghamton University Professor Dr. Stan Whittingham accepted his prize Tuesday in Stockholm, Sweden. At the same time, BU held a watch party in Vestal.
The leader of the New York state Senate said lawmakers will not revise criminal justice reforms that will result in an end to most forms of cash bail beginning in January.
Witch Hazel is a small tree with multiple smooth trunks and flowers that look otherworldly, burgundy with yellow petals bursting out that look like crinkled yellow ribbons.
“We’re all hurting in some way, even if it’s not personal, as members of families, as friends. We have to develop a sense of openness and trust, as family members do.”
Richard Malone had faced scrutiny for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse claims against the priests in his diocese. He announced Wednesday that the pope had accepted his request to “retire early.”
According to numerous sources, Bishop Richard Malone will resign Wednesday and a temporary administrator has already been selected.
The post-Thanksgiving travel rush has ended, but the winter storm continues to bear down in the New England region, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and delays.
The post-Thanksgiving travel rush is due to get even more hectic, as heavy snow and ice accumulation is expected to continue battering regions across the United States.
Until the new regulation went into effect, therapists regularly worked with children one-on-one in another room of the childcare center.
The state Office of Children and Family Services refuses to recognized their existing background clearances and won’t allow therapists to get new ones through their agency.
The issue was over a bill that would allow law enforcement to arrest people for annoying, alarming or threatening emergency responders.
Absentee and affidavit ballots were counted on Tuesday
Former ACLU President says cancelling lecture may have sent the wrong message.
The plan by Major League Baseball would reportedly eliminate over a quarter of minor league teams. That includes the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
The new bill will allow visas for year-round workers and it provides a path to legal status for current farm workers already in the U.S.
United Airlines cites a low demand for travel between Elmira and Washington D.C.
“War chests are in, high contribution limits are in. We are designing a system that is not going to incentivize viable candidates to participate.”
“Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and disease, and stopping kids from beginning this dangerous addiction will really help save lives.”
The Associated Press says those high-risk structures are in poor condition, and could kill people if they collapse.
“I think it was good for him to come here to see the needs of a community-based outpatient clinic in a very rural area like Bainbridge.”
“The law aims to make our roads safer, our economy stronger, and allows immigrants to come out of the shadows to sign up as legal drivers in our state.”
Broome County’s Sheriff said an autopsy concluded the cause of death was natural.
The ruling from State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle rejected claims that eliminating the exemptions was an unconstitutional infringement on religious rights.
The compromise comes after cries for more of an investment to fight climate change.
After 41,005 ballots were tallied election night, Libertarian Mike Korchak holds a 122 vote lead over Republican Paul Battisti.
The Democrat faced a challenge from an independent candidate.
“I think that it’s my right, It’s a privilege, and if I want to make change it starts at the booth.”
The $7.7 million project is funded mostly from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
The school has been closed since 2017.
Over 130,000 New Yorkers have already voted in the November elections as part of the state’s first-ever early voting system. And those who are closely watching say so far, it’s been a largely successful rollout.
The vote went along party lines.
“I do view this vote here coming up this week as an impeachment vote in regards to do you approve impeachment, do you disapprove of impeachment.”
Five candidates vie to fill three open seats for New York Supreme Court.
“We find, unfortunately, that even some of the younger students are vaping, and it seems like it’s something that’s going to continue to grow as a problem.”
“The amount of preparation we’ve put into preparing for early voting is like, I would say equal to the amount of preparation you put into preparing for a general election.”
“We have choices about what we consent to and what we don’t consent to. That’s a nonviolent practice of withdrawing consent.”