Over 100 people gathered in downtown Binghamton to light candles and ready supplies to send to Buffalo.
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.
An emergency declaration passed by the sewage board allows it to make purchases and sign contracts outside normal procedures.
The Conservative Party of New York State didn’t take kindly to Wilson’s announcement Tuesday, saying they’d continue to back Zeldin in the race for governor.
When you look at just the opinions of parents who have children in kindergarten through high school, they are more closely divided.
“Shame on us if we’re not anticipating and watching what’s happening across the globe, and the possible impact in any city.”
Senator Schumer said The Affordable Insulin Now Act is being met with bipartisan support and he anticipates it will pass within the next several months.
“When everyone in our community is healthy, our state will be healthy, and our nation will be healthy.”
“As we continue to come out of this pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to not just get back to normal, but truly transform our county.”
“I spoke with our keynote speaker today, Hillary Clinton, a few months ago. She tried to persuade me not to run,”
“There are those who actually believe Democrats are vulnerable this November. I flatly reject that notion right here.”
The City of Binghamton is beginning the process of restoring and potentially moving its historic Ross Park carousel, a fixture of the park and zoo for over a century.
“We are going to continue speaking to New Yorkers. That is basically the strategy. And let them know what our administration is accomplishing.”
“When I heard he was running for governor, I wanted in. I wanted to be part of that campaign — to shake things up and get something done in Albany.”
“I’m a nurse and I didn’t see it. I didn’t see diabetes, because we don’t have it in our family and that’s what you automatically think.”
“We (should) take care of our workers, give them what they need, but give the farmers, perhaps tax relief, to ameliorate the impacts.”
The bill was modeled after the Child Victims Act, which created a temporary look back window for victims of child sex abuse to bring civil claims against abusers.
The renovations include upgrades to locker rooms, dining areas and training facilities as dictated by Major League Baseball standards.
“If you vote yes and extend the emergency order and keep our kids in masks, you can go to bed at night considering yourselves child abusers.”
Cuomo’s personal attorney said the former governor will personally file the complaint against James with one of the state’s Attorney Grievance Committees.
There have been nearly 50 overdoses since this year began, more than half in the past two weeks.
“There has been no decision made on a date on which the mask mandate in schools will end.”
“This could force the shuttering of food pantries and the closure of AIDS clinics statewide.”
Know Theatre of Binghamton presents Annie Baker’s Body Awareness. A famous photographer challenges a quiet family in Vermont, and is challenged himself in this comedy of academia. Director Tim Gleason and actor Chris Nickerson join us to talk about the battle lines that are drawn, re-drawn, and the secrets that are revealed.
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Members of the faculty unions from the state and city university systems, along with their allies in the Legislature, testified Monday at a budget hearing.
“I think her decision to declare immediately after the boundaries were proposed, reflects an effort to try to deter other potential Republicans…from running.”
“I’m going to continue to head in that direction. We are hoping to get to that. That is our goal. But I am going to continue looking at the metrics.”
“Those families never received an apology. No one’s ever been held accountable. They were told ‘who cares’ by the last governor.”
“The real question is whether courts are going to be willing to wade into that.”
“When you do it, just remember you owe not just income tax, but if you do it for any length of time, you’re also going to owe self-employment tax.”
“The graduates will be able to assist anywhere we need them in a medical capacity will be available starting in early February.”
“There should be regret for not recognizing and respecting the will of the people.”
“As we unravel the gerrymanders of the past, it doesn’t make it a gerrymander of today. These are districts drawn fairly.”
“(Tenney) is a particularly conservative Republican. She’s very much of a firebrand type and style, like former President Trump in some ways.”
The Proposal Comes After the Deaths of NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera.
“This is not a strong start, and does not come close to universal child care.”
If approved, the new districts would result in some major changes across central and northern New York.
“One of these bills has the resources for these emergency baby bundles in every emergency room where deliveries are being done.”
In Central New York, warmer temperatures could lead to more lake effect snow.
The request will be reconsidered Friday by a panel of judges from the court, and could ultimately be reversed.
“That’s the steepest population drop of any state in the nation,” said Hochul, who called it “an alarm bell that cannot be ignored.”
“Part of my frustration is that when anything bad that happens, it’s got to be bail reform’s fault.”
The mandate “is a law that was promulgated and enacted unlawfully by an executive branch state agency, and therefore void and unenforceable.”
A lot of state money hasn’t been spent, because many families don’t know it’s out there.
“If they were to take a taste of it accidentally, not a problem, could be a little bit irritating, but not a real big issue.
“Our maternal mental health conditions are largely underreported, and symptoms often go unaddressed.”
Movie theaters have long lobbied for a change in the rules, but word of the development came as a surprise to many theater owners.
Small metro areas in upstate New York like Ithaca and Utica are also still struggling to recover with Ithaca only recovering so far by roughly .3%.
According to the Siena poll, three in 10 New Yorkers think it’s very likely that the U.S. will remain the world’s oldest continuing democracy.
A majority of Republicans, independents, Latinos, white voters and men feel minority New Yorkers do have the same opportunities.
Already, conservatives including former President Trump are applauding the news.
“Blood donor turnout has really plummeted because of the variant that has affected this region and across the country.”
WSKG Radio will broadcast Gov. Hochul’s budget address at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
“We’re not disparaging, we’re not throwing anybody under the bus, but I think we can do a little bit better.”
A highly infectious disease that has spread internationally was detected in New York state late last year, and it has ignited a movement for widespread vaccination — of rabbits.
“The litigation has absolutely complicated matters, slowed things down, and I think kind of dragged out the division in the community and the hurt.”
So far, neither the Biden administration nor leaders in Congress have said that they plan to send more rent relief funding to New York.
“I would argue that the victims of all of these crimes we’re talking about, they are victims of color and minorities in many, many cases.”
If the commission fails to agree on a new set of maps to send to the Legislature for consideration, lawmakers will then take over the process.
“Ideally, every visitor would be vaccinated and boosted, but we don’t have the authority to create that restriction.”
“We want this for people especially with the food prices raising,” said General Manager Kinya Middleton. “This will definitely stretch someone’s budget.”
“This would be such a vast improvement over the disaster that is JCOPE.”
Campuses across New York state will begin hosting free COVID testing for the general public this week.
A New York bill allowing air ambulances to carry blood for emergency transfusion was signed into law last week. Local officials say the measure is a crucial step toward saving lives.
Some people in the Southern Tier say supervised drug-injection sites can save lives. Others say it enables drug use.
“Once again, the January Regents exams cannot be safely, equitably and fairly administered across the state.”
“The state ethics commission, was completely politicized and undermined by Andrew Cuomo as a deliberate strategy to keep them out of his own hair.”
“The better environment we can create for raising our children, that’s going to pay dividends in terms of innovation, in terms of entrepreneurship.”
“Of course she is vaccinated and boosted, so this would be a breakthrough case, but she is feeling fine.”
“We need the state aid from the state to increase. We have to use it to try and drive down property taxes for people.”
SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley was set to retire at the end of December. She has led the campus since 1995.
For New Yorkers experiencing so-called “COVID fatigue,” a sense of hopelessness as the pandemic wears on, there’s more bad news: there’s no end in sight.
“Our main focus is public safety, protecting people where they live, and finding all of the opportunities to do that, and make sure it makes sense.”
“People were seeing their colleagues right across the street getting recognized for what they had been doing in the pandemic. And the state is saying ‘sorry, we can’t do that for you,.”
“We’re going to lose farms, the weaker ones first.”
“The demands of parents and providers for meaningful action on child care have been ignored for far too long.”
“These services which we need to live and thrive and achieve our greatest potential can be very confusing.”
As of Monday, no other Democrats had filed to run against her, other than those who’ve now dropped out of the race.
“Our investigation evidences that the Book was the product of significant work performed by Executive Chamber staff.”
“We have to get a point of rational discussion about this, and it’s not about scoring political points or getting headlines to call out the governor on an issue.”
“I’m going to monitor what’s going on in the various counties, but I’m not attempting to be heavy-handed.”
“We don’t have the staff…they have Covid overload. We don’t want to send the sheriff’s out after anybody, we don’t want to send probation after anybody.”
More than 100 protesters rallied in Binghamton Saturday night, after allegations surfaced online, accusing the owners of several downtown businesses of sexual assault.
“It seems like every little thing that could go wrong with the global supply chain has.”
“There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway, and I intend to finish the job.”
The poll finds that 36% of registered Democrats back Hochul, who is seeking election to the job she ascended to after Cuomo resigned in disgrace in August.
“As you get older, it means more to you in different ways, because you’re going through different things in your life and so it grows old with us.”
“It’s just uncertain and unclear at this point what the commission will do, what the legislature will do, and when this will all happen.”
“Help is on the way for literally thousands of families hurt by the pandemic.”
Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are forecast for Monday afternoon with gusts of 50 to 55 mph possible.
“We knew the Omicron variant was coming and we expect to see more cases. But let me be clear: We are not defenseless.”
“It would be an act of insanity to touch a woman’s breast and make myself vulnerable to a woman for such an accusation.”
“I’m not prepared to shut down schools or the economy at this time. That would be considered an overreaction.”
“Forty-five percent of the people that shop here at the Greater Good grocery are on SNAP benefits. This will benefit a whole ton of people on the North Side of Binghamton.”
“When the threshold is at 60, many farms can make minor adjustments, pay a little overtime, get a few more workers, it works out.”
“Sadly, New York has been making the same mistakes over and over again on COVID.”
“This is an important step in modernizing the system and eliminating an administrative hassle for child care programs.”
“I think people kind of feel like the old governor’s gone. We have a new governor, and we’re moving forward.”
“If it is knowable, meaning, it’s Russian or Chinese aircrafts, we need to know what it is.”
Hochul predicts a surge in the infection rate over the next few days.
Suozzi says the polarization between the left and the right and resulting extremism is “killing” the country.
“So we know people are not wearing masks, and we know people are gathering and we know people are in close quarters.”
“You can’t leave it to the last minute. This is not like a term paper in college that you can just pull an all-nighter and make it happen.”
“How about this New Year’s resolution- that in the days after New Year’s that we say ‘everybody’ back in the office.”
The big issue for the Northern Border is the expensive and time-consuming requirement for a PCR COVID-19 test for Americans or Canadians to enter Canada.
“It was just such a stressful day-to-day struggle to figure out how how to make it through the week and how to put food on the table.”
“It is much harder to protect our communities due to the handcuffs that are being put on judges, district attorneys, and police officers.”
“There has never been a problem at the United States and Canadian border. We are deeply dependent on each other for our economic viability.”
Much of the rest of upstate New York has a positivity rate of 5% or more, higher than it was in the fall of 2020.
Some commissioners complain they were not given the details about the proposed book deal and it was improperly approved by JCOPE’s staff.
The bill would limit rent increases to 3% annually, or 1.5 times the annual percentage change in the consumer price index for rent in that area.
Williams is expected to frame Hochul as a hold-over of the Cuomo administration,
If there are issues with higher levels of spread and COVID cases, event promoters could include a vaccine requirement or COVID test for entry.
A new study from AAA shows the law appears to be changing people’s behavior.