BCHD: Person who visited Vestal Farmer’s Market last weekend has COVID-19

first_imgIf you went to the market on June 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the health department asks you to self-quarantine until Saturday July 11. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department said Saturday afternoon a person who visited the Vestal Farmer’s Market has coronavirus. Health officials say the person went to the market last Saturday, June 27.last_img

Four organizations receive funding at Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant All-Star Golf Tournament

first_imgBruce Boyea, Chairman and CEO of Security Mutual Life Insurance, says this year, the tournament is about one-third the size of years past. This year, the Broome County Urban League, Boys and Girls Club, CHOW, and Catholic Charities of Broome County received $10,000 each, and the City of Binghamton’s Veteran housing project received $7,000. Due to the pandemic, the tournament was not able to have the same amount of local celebrities they usually have.  APALACHIN (WBNG) — Before teeing off at the annual Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant All-Star Golf Tournament, four local charities were awarded funding.  “One thing we didn’t do, we didn’t skinny back the contributions that we’re making,” Boyea said. “Because quite frankly, the need is greater than ever before.”last_img read more

Health department alerts passengers to possible virus exposure on Greyhound bus

first_imgStill, the department is asking any individuals that were on the bus at that time to self quarantine until Sept. 11. Symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, fever and shortness of beath. The health department says passengers on the bus departing Binghamton for Port Authority in New York City on Aug. 28 around 1:30 p.m. may have been exposed to the virus. However, the department did not release any information regarding a positive case traced to the bus. (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department has issued a public health statement saying passengers that were on a Greyhound bus may have been exposed to COVID-19. All public health statements by the Broome County Health Department are posted here.last_img

Grandmother, 5 grandchildren arrested for stealing, dismantling tractor

first_imgHer 11, 12, 13 and 14-year-old grandchildren were charged with one count of burglary in the 3rd degree, one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree and one county of grand larceny in the fourth degree. According to a news release, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office arrested 61-year-old Kathleen M. Shaffer of Andes, N.Y. and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree. According to the sheriff’s office, the 11, 12, 13 and 14-year-olds stole the tractor, drove it to their residence, and Shaffer allowed them to dismantle it with the help of the 17-year-old. Shaffer was aware the tractor was stolen, they say. The 11, 12, 13 and 14-year-olds were released on juvenile appearance tickets to the Delaware County Probation Department. The 17-year-old was released on released on an appearance ticket to the Delaware County Felony Youth Part. Shaffer was released on an appearance ticket to the Andes Town Court. Deputies found the stolen tractor dismantled while interviewing neighbors.center_img ANDES, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities in Delaware County arrested a grandmother and her five grandchildren in a investigation into an August burglary. Shaffer’s 17-year-old grandchild was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree. On August 18, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of forced entry into a home and a stolen garden tractor from a shed on Shaver Hollow Road in the town of Andes, N.Y. last_img read more

Assemblywoman Lupardo calls for environmental impact statement on proposed Endicott battery-recycling facility

first_imgThe new permit would need to go through a public review and comment period. That would only apply to the modified portions of the permit. “The goal was to create an “industry cluster” with world class battery  research and manufacturing interests present in the area,” Lupardo said in a news release. In addition to No Burn Broome, the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition also spoke out against the facility. The DEC issued SungEel MMC Americas LLC an air state facility permit in March. In May, the DEC told SungEel that the permit would need to be modified after more information about poly-flouroakyl substances in lithium-ion batteries came out. A thorough exploration of the potential dangers of this “first of its kind operation” in the U.SDue consideration of the impacts on an already health-compromised communityA formal exploration of the fire and explosion risks for the recycling facility, the storage facility, and transportation to and from the facilityAn evaluation of alternatives to the proposed high temperature method of recyclingPublic hearings at which the citizens of Endicott could express their feelings about this project The organization says it would support the environmental impact statement because they say it would allow the following: (WBNG) — Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined environmental groups in calling upon the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conduct a full environmental impact statement for the proposed battery recycling facility in Endicott. No Burn Broome, one of the environmental groups Lupardo joined, says it supports the recycling ion-lithium batteries, but not by a process that creates by-products. Lupardo says the initial announcement about the battery facility was well received, however, concerns about the environment surfaced over time. According to Lupardo’s office, the DEC is currently waiting for the company to respond to their request for additional information regarding the poly-flouralkyl substances. “But with time, a number of critical concerns have been raised by Endicott residents and local environmental groups who have contacted my office. After doing months of homework, and consulting with industry experts, I am convinced that a more detailed environmental review is needed by the DEC, especially now that the project permit is on hold,” she said.last_img read more