Canada imposed strict border-crossing restrictions in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic.
Canada imposed strict border-crossing restrictions in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic.
Mayor Jared Kraham’s first budget would also keep property tax rates about even with 2022.
Downtown Binghamton will be packed with people enjoying ten hours of music as the city sponsors Blues on the Bridge. Music Coordinator Don Wilkins joins us to talk about the twenty year anniversary, and the logistics of gathering 14 bands for the celebration.
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“The benefit to us is that right now we have a great reliable service when people are having a medical emergency. The downside of that is that it is very, very expensive.”
Practice Resources LLC. hosts the data from 28 different medical practices across New York.
Dared to venture away from comedy, David Lindsay-Abaire created the drama Rabbit Hole. We hear from director Tim Gleason and actor Joanna Patchett about Know Theatre’s latest production, and trying not to give away the many surprises in this play.
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“We had about four or five on the grounds, even before the fair started. So there were a number of workers who overdosed.”
The look is part of a deliberate strategy by drug cartels to target young children.
The decision to strike down the state’s 1911 laws governing concealed carry, came after a challenge by New York State Rifle and Pistol association.
The man accused in the mass shooting in Buffalo allegedly threatened to commit a murder-suicide at his high school near Binghamton.
In sweltering heat Monday, the names of fallen officers were read during Law Enforcement Day at the Fair.
Webb, a former Binghamton council member, defeated Ithaca lawyer and political action committee founder Leslie Danks Burke by over 20 points.
The newly drawn 22nd Congressional District includes all of Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida counties and a small portion of Oswego County,
The state predicts over 116,500 students across New York state could see support through this funding.
There is data to back up the progressive groups’ concerns.
One contributor to the spending increase is Hochul’s plan to pump $10 billion into the state’s health care workforce.
If you’re looking to head to the polls, we have the basics covered.
“I’m sorry to say this, I thought I was an old slave begging to not die.”
New York state overall, still has an average price of $4.34 a gallon, while the national average is $3.96 per gallon.
Arguments continue over who will draw the new state Assembly lines after a court ruled that those lines were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old from Fairview, N.J., was charged with attempted murder and assault, New York State Police said.
“I want to be in the business of preventing crimes more so than trying to solve crimes. A red flag (law) allows us to do that.”
“I always run like an underdog up until the very last minute. That’s why I am successful.”
“I committed to New Yorkers that we will confront the scourge of domestic terror head-on.”
This November will be only the second time in 44 years that the name Cuomo has not been on a statewide ballot.
“It takes so much out of you to be taking care of anybody, but a dementia patient who is changing all the time, it’s just so hard. It takes so much.”
“Our farmers, our farmworkers are all getting collectively screwed right now by one-party Democratic rule.”
The biggest concern is the pest’s potential economic impact on New York’s $300 million dollar wine and grape industry.
It helps veterans with mental health issues through peer-to-peer support.
“We’re taking these [properties] and viewing them as opportunities.”
While there are more reported cases of COVID-19 this summer than the two previous summers, the incidences of hospitalization and death are much lower.
Her opponent has called for a full repeal of the state’s bail reform laws, which ended most forms of cash bail.
“Independent voters (are) closely divided, 44% with Zeldin, 42% with Hochul.”
“Only 6.2% of residents at high risk for lung cancer have received a low dose CT scan.”
Amtrak said that alternative bus transportation will be provided on the Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf and Ethan Allan express.
No mandatory restrictions are in place under a drought watch.
“These companies are gonna need this bill to help them with dollars, and I’ll help to push to allocate those dollars.”
“Within the United States, I consider it containable, but we have to act and we have to think about prevention as well as vaccination.”
Advocates for the change said farm workers should have the same overtime standard as other workers.
“We will use it as a basis to continue to provide supports and resources to those schools and districts that most need them.”
State troopers issued 10,000 Move Over tickets last year, and 4,000 already this year.
“She can transform the direction of the court, she can transform the leadership of the court…she could make a pretty dramatic change in our high court.”
“I was not aware that this was a company that had been supportive of me. I don’t keep track of that.”
The district is now considering renovating the aging schools and keep them all open.
Eligibility will be limited to individuals in high-risk communities such as gay or bisexual men, transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary.
“Make sure you’re tipping over those flower pots and items that fill up with water when it rains.”
“We don’t currently, based on today’s numbers, anticipate the need for masks in classrooms, but I’m going to reserve the right to return to this policy.”
“If we can stop any more of those (invasive) species coming in, for the cost of a few million dollar filtration systems per ship…I think it’s very worthwhile.”
The grant will protect nearly 12,000 acres of land, and 40 farms across the state were awarded funding.
“Kathy Hochul is dragging her feet because of politics, and because there’s an election coming up on Nov. 8.”
The bill exempts the Adirondacks and Catskills from the ban.
The legislation extends pandemic school meal waivers and other flexibilities making it easier for schools to provide free healthy food for students.
If convicted on all 27 counts, the suspect could face either the death penalty or a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
Health care professionals staffing the phones can then prescribe oral antiviral medicine or give callers a referral.
Leslie Danks Burke and Lea Webb are competing for the Democratic nomination in the race for New York’s 52nd State Senate District, which covers Ithaca and Binghamton.
The unfair labor practice charges include temporarily and permanently closing stores and firing union leaders.
“We are building this system to be able to absorb a million calls a day.”
Judge Janet DiFiore, 66, said she will leave at the end of August and “move on to the next chapter of my professional life.”
“Something like that is very vulnerable to a First Amendment challenge.”
The New York Democrat will follow federal health guidelines and quarantine this week while working remotely.
“When you think of the semiconductor industry, you don’t automatically think of Corning.”
“We’ve already lost a number of small dairy farms over the last five years. It’s actually quite stunning.”
Projects will include upgrading wastewater and sewer systems, reducing water pollution and protecting drinking water from contaminants.
“There’s never been a parcel of land this size in New York, to my knowledge, that the state has transferred to an Indigenous nation.”
Three and a half million people are expected to head to the airports, putting more strain on airlines already struggling to maintain staff and avoid cancellations.
Passengers will must meet Canada’s strict and complicated rules for crossing the border.
While Governor Hochul is favored to win, her running mate, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, does not hold the same level of support.
Excellus blames the cost of health care services, equipment and rising drug prices are among the reasons for the proposed rate increases.
“The first group of flights is our busiest period. Roughly 30% of passengers are flying out before seven a.m.”
Here’s a look at access to abortion in New York, including for folks coming from out-of-state.
“History shows us that when abortion is banned, abortion becomes unsafe for women.”
“Hydroseeding, stream restoration, buffer establishment, septic education. These are all the kinds of programs that are going to help promote water quality.”
“Somebody working in energy storage and clean tech as it relates to agriculture, they might end up steering toward Binghamton.”
Governor Hochul will call the legislature back into session in the coming weeks to address the issue. “We are not powerless.”
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment.
“I’m confident this is not one of these issues that will be in the partisan maw, we can get bipartisan support for it.”
Twice in the past 15 years, a lieutenant governor in New York found themselves suddenly elevated to governor.
Andrew Giuliani was not on stage and had to take part virtually in the first two debates due to his vaccination status.
The first 100 or more retail licenses will be offered to people who either had a past marijuana-related offense or have a family member who did.
The new laws are intended to counter U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past decade rolling back parts of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“Standards (at nail salons) just aren’t adequate. They’re not enough to support a living wage or to support the genuine health of workers.”
“If you tell a lie repeatedly enough and you embellish it with the veneer of telling a factual story, many people are going to believe it.”
“No 18 year old can walk in on their birthday, and walk out again with an AR-15. Those days are over.”
The former New York City mayor doesn’t believe Trump’s endorsement is “necessary” pre-primary.
“It makes gun trafficking a federal crime. And it makes sure there are penalties for the kingpins and people who are running these trafficking rings.”
The 18-year-old Conklin native is accused of killing 10 and injuring three others when he allegedly opened fire at a Tops Market in Buffalo.
“Senior citizens…were making ends meet before, and right now, just with the increased cost of everything, they’re not able to do so.”
Governor Hochul says the state budget includes $25 million dollars to support abortion care facilities in New York, and has $10 million dollars to beef up security.
As a young artist, Cynthia Clarey spent a lot of time in the Tri-Cities Opera Center. She returns to it with a performance of her cabaret show “Bridge Over Muddied Waters”. She joins us from Chicago to talk about how her life has led her to create this blend of artistry and social commentary.
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“This creates a presumption that if you served in one of these places that had burn pits, and you get sick, you get covered.”
Whoever wins the special election for the 23rd Congressional District will serve out the remainder of Reed’s term, which ends in December.
A Starbucks spokesperson told Bloomberg that the closure was based on facilities, staffing and time and attendance issues.
“It’s unacceptable to re-fire up old fossil fuel plants in the middle of a climate crisis just to make fake money to make a few rich people richer.”
The measure would also create new legal protections against voter intimidation and deception, and allow voters to more easily sue.
“This is a restorative bill. It’s about rehabilitation, it’s about our communities. It’s about investing.”
Buffalo, Binghamton, ESF and Geneseo made up the majority of the problem.
“The suspension of New York State gas taxes will save New Yorkers about $600 million through the end of the year.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.”
“Today is a good day, today is a righteous day, because it is a victory for justice. And it is long overdue.”
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.
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.”
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.
Over 100 people gathered in downtown Binghamton to light candles and ready supplies to send to Buffalo.
“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.
“The hate has not just infected our society and how people think. It’s literally been weaponized.”
“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.”
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.”
“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 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.
While some symptoms like sinus or upper respiratory issues can be the same with allergies and COVID-19, there are also some distinct differences.
“How many times do survivors have to relive their trauma at a press conference or in front of legislators before you take action?”
The study shows an estimated 7,000 deaths a year due to occupational disease.
The governor says $10 million dollars will also be available to increase security protections for clinics.
“To say we’re feeling pain at the pump is an understatement. Prices have literally doubled since last year.”
“We watched our daughter suffer. It was horrible. And she asked and asked and asked for medical aid in dying.”
“You don’t want to mess with the state of New York. And I assure you that this is fight you will not win.”
For this election cycle, the rule applies only to Benjamin, who was indicted April 12 on federal corruption charges and resigned later that day.
Among the goals is requiring 85% of homes and commercial buildings to be equipped with electrified heat pumps instead of fossil fuel-based furnaces.
The state Board of Elections says its staff is ready to “quickly develop a new Political Calendar for an August primary”.
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.”
“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.”
“We seriously disagree with the proposition that this was an egregious gerrymander. We don’t believe it was a gerrymander at all.”
Hawkins and his running mate Gloria Mattera said their first order of business is to get the Green Party on the ballot.
Voters increasingly disapprove of how the governor is handling a number of issues like crime and the economy.
Questions About the Disgraced Former Lt. Gov. Continue to Follow Governor Hochul.
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.
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.
Lawmakers on both sides of the issue said public safety changes were the biggest hurdle to clear in budget negotiations.
“The cost of labor and the fact we can’t find people continues to be a problem.”
“Parents need to work in order to take care of their families, and when they don’t have anyone to take care of their kids, the kids are lacking.”
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.
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Once the thermometer reaches about 45 degrees the ticks begin to emerge and latch on to humans or pets, anything that provides them a blood meal.
“The Legislature and the governor have agreed to replace JCOPE, but unfortunately with something that has the same fatal flaw.”
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.
The budget’s been held up as Governor Hochul presses for changes to the 2019 criminal justice reforms, which ended cash bail for most crimes.
“Providers statewide, including at the state’s mass vaccination sites, are ready to administer second booster doses for eligible New Yorkers.”
With paychecks for 62,000 state employees due on Wednesday, there’s talk of the Senate and Assembly passing a short term spending extender.
The law creates minimum staffing ratios and requires that nursing home residents get at least 3.5 hours per day of direct nursing care.
“Why are we giving welfare to billionaires?”
The Senate and Assembly adjourned until Monday, when they say they will try again to reach an accord.
“That was all because of product demand, and I don’t think product demand is going to subside this year.”
More than half of New York’s counties lost population due to more people moving out than moving in since that last census.
“We don’t want the deck chairs on the Titanic being rearranged. We want the real independent ethics commission that the public’s been promised.”
Marvin Mayfield with the Center for Community Alternatives blamed law enforcement and some politicians, who he said deliberately spread misinformation.
The city will also lower the maximum height property owners can keep their lawns from 10 inches to eight inches.
Cellist Eric Johnson explains how this special instrumentation originated, and contrasts the ways in which the two composers wrote for the piano trio.
A 10-point memo written by Hochul would make changes to the state’s bail reform laws has done nothing to ease agitation over rising crime rates.
Outgoing director John Collins says prices are a ‘red flag’
The Senate is proposing over $4 billion in additional funds for child care, saying the goal is to provide “universal” access.
“The health of the economy is good and it’s strong, but the recovery is not where we want it to be. It’s uneven.”
The State Assembly, in its one-house budget resolution, is proposing an 11% cost of living adjustment for those workers in the upcoming fiscal year.
The judge also ruled that the city must “preserve and maintain” the statue for the rest of its useful life.
“Whether it’s rising crime, sky high taxes, rising cost of living… All of those are an outgrowth of a broken system.”
Gas in New York averages over $4.46 a gallon according to AAA, and it’s unclear when this surge, spurred by inflation and the war in Ukraine, will ease.
“This is an emergency. Please, people need to act like it’s an emergency.”
New York is also flush with cash for this year’s state budget, thanks to federal aid during the pandemic and stronger-than-expected tax receipts.
“Here we are today with people who are really trying to rebuild their culture.I believe that we have a debt that we owe them, and this is a great opportunity to step up.”
The New York Attorney General’s Office frames it as a misleading attempt by Cuomo to save face after the barrage of controversies.
“After four years of Trump…we still have a Governor and Lieutenant Governor who serve the interests of the billionaires and big corporations.”
At least one of the designated nominees could still face a primary challenge for the official nomination in June.
Biden Administration touts job-creating potential of wind industry
This strategy is said to ease what’s called “range anxiety” or the fear of running out of “fuel” in an area with no charging station.
The winter storm continues to bring heavy snow to portions of Central New York with a wintry mix for the Southern Tier and south.
“Lawmakers have shackled the hands of law enforcement with irresponsible restrictions, while simultaneously allowing violent criminals to operate with impunity.”
Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes Friday.