December, 2020 Archive
They also are giving away a $200,000 grant to support healthcare workers experiencing trauma, and continuing various initiatives to give back to healthcare workers across the country. (WBNG)- All Dunkin’ locations are honoring all healthcare workers on National Nurses Day, Wednesday May 6. In a press release sent from Dunkin’ they say all locations will be offering a free medium hot or iced coffee and a free donut to all healthcare workers while supplies last. In a statement from the Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager, Eric Stensland, he said, “As a brand with a long heritage of serving those who serve, we appreciate and honor the heroic work and unwavering commitment nurses and healthcare professionals show every day. Their selfless sacrifices inspire all of us to come together to do everything we can to support our communities. We want people on the front lines to know that we have their backs and they can count on Dunkin’ to help keep them running.”
“New York State is one of the most progressive states moving toward green energy, renewable energy, and energy efficiency,” said Hanrahan. Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga Counties: Eileen Hanrahan, (607) 366-0833 or email@example.com .Delaware County: Valerie Dudley & Jeanne Darling, (607) 865-6531 or firstname.lastname@example.org . “If you’re income-eligible, right now you can get up to $10,000 dollars toward free energy upgrades,” said Eileen Hanrahan, Cornell Cooperative Extension community energy advisor for Broome, Tioga, Chemung and Chenango Counties. To learn more about the program, you can submit your information here. “You’re going to get much more energy efficiency, you’re going to save money on your utility bills, and if we have to install a new heating system or something, it’s going to be high energy efficiency,” said Hanrahan. (WBNG) — If you’re looking to save money on your energy bill, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has partnered with the Cornell Cooperative Extension to create the Smart Energy Choices program. To qualify for the full $10,000, families must make below 60 percent of the median income for New York State ($57,564 for a family of four). For families making below 80 percent of the state median income ($115,128 for a family of four), you can qualify for up to $5,000. You can also learn more by calling the numbers listed below: Other qualifications include being a home owner or a renter who pays utilities. If you’re above the required qualifications for income, you can still receive a free audit. If you do qualify, after your home is audited, the information will be sent to New York State. After it’s approved, you will be ready to receive those upgrades. If you’re not looking to upgrade your home, there are also grants available for businesses, non-profit organizations, and multi-family homes.
Casino leaders estimate there are more than 5,000 employees at risk of losing their jobs if casinos do not reopen. Losing casinos could also lead to a greater economic impact, affecting local businesses and the tourism industry for New York. Now, they are creating their own protocols in hopes of working with the state on a path to opening back up. (WBNG) — Casinos across New York State are making their voices heard on Thursday after being closed for months. Casino leaders are hosting a rally in Albany on Thursday, calling for guidance on how to reopen from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Many casino employees, including ones from Tioga Downs, feel they have been left in the dark as other phase four facilities continue to reopen. “It’s about being heard, and it’s about hopefully being able to get some answers, to be provided guidance,” said Greg Mallette, Vernon Downs cage operations manager and assistant hotel manager.
ENDICOTT (WBNG) — October 16th marks National Mammogram Day and Lourdes Hospital was out providing screenings with their Mobile Mammogram van. To schedule an appointment for a screening, click here, or call (607) 798-5111. Lourdes and non-Lourdes patients were welcomed to use the vans services, but screenings were by appointment only. The van was parked outside of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott. According to the American Cancer Society of the Southern Tier, one in three Americans missed their routine cancer screening during the pandemic.
“This is just like, the next step of the journey,” said Cadden. “So now I have to work even harder once I get to Amherst to be a part of that team and to get on the field and help them win, and just be a better program. So yeah, definitely a very surreal experience.” “I have been playing softball for as long as I can always remember, so it was always a dream in my mind to be a D1 softball player,” said Cadden. Cadden has been playing on the Forks varsity softball team since 8th grade. She was a STAC all-star twice, and was given Class B 3rd team all-state honors. Cadden plans to study kinesiology at UMass, and ultimately wants to become a doctor of physical therapy. Cadden said one of her favorite memories at Chenango Forks was winning the district championship. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — Chenango Forks senior Grace Cadden signed her national letter of intent to play softball at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Thursday afternoon. “Everyone was working together, and to be able to put all of our skills together to win something, and then have it displayed in the gym for everyone, that whole team effort, it was really special,” she said. Cadden committed to UMass before the pandemic, and after missing out on her junior season she said signing her NLI was a weight off her shoulders.
The bridge was closed on Aug. 10 to allow for the bridge to be replaced. An official date for the bridge’s reopening was never set. Owego officials made the reopening announcement Friday. (WBNG) — The Dutchtown Road Bridge in the town of Owego is now reopened to traffic.