Humane Society holds ‘Save a Life’ Phone-a-Thon

first_imgThe money raised will be put towards the Humane Society’s operating costs. The Phone-a-Thon runs until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, but the Humane Society says they will always accept donations. This year, they’ve partnered with Staffworks for the campaign. Staffworks vowed to match the money raised during the phone-a-thon, up to $30,000. On Thursday, they held their “Save a Life” Phone-a-Thon to raise money to help support the hundreds of animals they have in their care.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Humane Society is looking to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of animals this holiday season. To contact the Humane Society, call 607-724-3709.last_img

Broome County facing $18 million deficit

first_imgCoronavirus numbers: County Economy: He says the projected deficit is a result of declining sales tax revenue. The victims were two males in their 80s and one female in their 90s. The total number of deaths is 28. Broome County is reporting three more deaths from COVID-19 Wednesday. However, the county executive says he is hopeful for economic recovery due to the House of Representatives passing a stimulus package that includes aid to local governments. For a map detailing where cases are located, click here. 259 people recovered from the virus. In total, 377 cases have been reported. However, he says frustrated the previous three packages did not. Broome County May 13 coronavirus update: (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced Wednesday the county is facing a projected $18 million deficit.last_img read more

Southern Tier officials, families call for seat at the table for special education

first_img“By the constitution, we have to give all of our children an attempt at an equal education, and we’ve gone to great lengths to be inclusive,” Crouch said. A former special education aide in schools and mother to a child with Down Syndrome, Maryann Horton says not only does in person interaction help students like her daughter, it helps everyone. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reimagine Education Advisory Council is set to chart the course forward for schools across the state. However, Southern Tier officials and families are calling for special education to be represented on the council. “They learn so much better in a setting with typical kids,” Horton told 12 News Thursday. “They learn how to do, and I believe the best thing is they teach typical children as much as our special kids get.” State Rep. Cliff Crouch (R-122nd) says including a special education representative on the council is an important part of fighting for equal rights for all.center_img “Maybe the parents are just as stressed as the kids are, and that’s something else too. You and I are having a hard time being stressed about this; it’s a terrible hard time to try and explain it to her.” Horton says besides needing the in-person interaction, children like her daughter Juice struggle with the current distance learning model. (WBNG) — The future of education across New York is now under special consideration.last_img read more

Animal Adventure Park assists authorities with two successful surrenders

first_img“One of them is a Sulcatta Tortoise, which is the third-largest species in the world from Africa,” Patch said. “And also a leopard tortoise, which is a little more unique species, not quite as big as a Sulcatta, but also from Africa.”   The nine venomous reptiles have subsequently been placed at the Pennsylvania facility. Patch says they also removed some less dangerous reptiles as well. After a video conference with Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park, it was determined that this collection included nine venomous reptiles that are classified as “dangerous species” by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. “Instead they are native to Asia,” Patch said. “Where they live in very tropical areas where it is very hot and humid, and rely on waterways.” “Dangerous species” are not legal to possess in the state of New York. In Schenectady, the park was contacted by a wildlife rehabber where a Reticulated Python was found on someone’s lawn. The Reticulated Python is also illegal to possess in the state of New York, and Patch says this type of snake should not be found in the wild of New York. The eleven nonvenomous reptiles from the Bainbridge residence and the Reticulated Python are currently quarantined at Animal Adventure Park. In mid-August, the park was contacted by the family of an individual who needed to surrender a collection of reptiles. Park officials, NYSDEC, and the Electric City Aquarium successfully completed the surrender at the Bainbridge residence, removing nine venomous reptiles. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Animal Adventure Park has been busy welcoming new, unexpected guests. Park officials assisted authorities with two successful animal surrenders, in Bainbridge and Schenectady. last_img read more

Broome County’s 30th Riverbank Cleanup

first_imgAt Otsiningo Park, many residents of all ages came together to clean up the park for the annual Riverbank Cleanup. They added people spread out throughout the park to help pick up waste in different areas. Organizers say that cleanup usually lasts around two hours each year. Members of the community were also thrilled to see so many people showed up to help. Organizers say they were happy to have such a high turnout.center_img (WBNG) — Members of the community came together today to clean up the environment. They say they want to keep the community clean and beautiful, adding they were lucky to be able to help out with such nice weather conditions for the day.last_img