Month: December 2020

Broome County parks planning safety tactics for anticipated 4th of July crowds

Broome County parks planning safety tactics for anticipated 4th of July crowds

first_img(WBNG) — With Independence Day falling on a Saturday this year, more people are expected to hit the local parks for some fun this weekend. With the expected crowds and camp sites already sold out for the weekend, Woidt says they are taking extra measures to ensure everyone is safe without having to worry too much during the holiday. Broome County Parks and Recreation department says it has seen a higher volume of people visit the parks during the pandemic to get some fresh air. However, with the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, officials are expecting a lot more people this year. In addition, Woidt says staff will be out and about to make sure people are social distancing, but will not be overbearing. “Right now, no one’s traveling, there’s a lot of restrictions now where you can’t travel from the governor’s office, so we’re anticipating a lot of people just from the local Broome County area, just enjoying what we do have to offer,” said Broome County Parks and Rec Youth Services Director, Liz Woidt. “We’re sanitizing the boats and the life jackets between each [use] and we worked with the health department and we opened the playgrounds,” said Woidt. “We worked with Rebecca Kaufman to see that there were not high-risk of transmissions through playgrounds and touch points like that, so the playgrounds are open.” Beaches and playgrounds are open within the Broome County parks and will be monitored by lifeguards and other park officials. To learn more about the parks and protocol, visit here.last_img read more

NYS Police search for elderly driver who caused crash

NYS Police search for elderly driver who caused crash

first_imgPolice say a driver who was traveling eastbound on Route 17 saw a silver vehicle traveling the wrong way, swerved to avoid a head-on crash, and rolled over. NICHOLS (WBNG) — New York State Police are searching for an elderly driver who caused a crash on State Route 17 on Saturday. Authorities say the vehicle traveling the wrong way continued in that direction. The driver of the vehicle that rolled over was transported to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, and is being treated for head and neck injuries. Police described the driver of the silver car as an elderly woman, possibly in her 80s. Anyone with information is asked to contact New York State Police at Owego at (607)687-3961.last_img

Listen up Bearcats! What you need to know ahead of move-in week

Listen up Bearcats! What you need to know ahead of move-in week

first_imgMove-in for Binghamton University students starts next week on Wednesday, August 19 through Tuesday, August 25. You can have two people come with you to campus, but when it comes to lugging your bags up to your dorm, Binghamton University says it’s solo this time around. VESTAL (WBNG) — As Binghamton University students get ready to settle into their dorms, the coronavirus pandemic has made for quite a few changes this year in the move-in process. If you’re living on campus, before you move in, the university says you’re going to have to get tested for coronavirus right when you get there. Finally, face coverings for you, mom, dad, and whoever else are required. If you can’t do that, you’ll have to stay in a special building while you’re quarantining.center_img Move-in this year is going to be spread out over an entire week. New students will move-in first, then those who are returning or transferring. For information on dining restrictions, click here. Next, students are the only ones allowed in their dorms for move-in week; no parents, siblings or friends. The university says virus test results are going to come back quickly within 30 minutes. If you do test positive, right now the university says you’ll be encouraged to go home for two weeks.last_img read more

Otsego Co. Department of Health updates on virus, links many cases to bar

Otsego Co. Department of Health updates on virus, links many cases to bar

first_imgToday, the DOH reported 15 newly confirmed cases in the county, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,157. Of those cases, 77 currently are active. The department of health says the bar, the Copper Fox, has been linked to many reported positive cases of the virus. The health department has also acknowledged that the majority of positive COVID cases in the county have been traced back to SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. center_img OTSEGO COUNTY (WBNG) — The Otsego County Department of Health is investigating 22 cases of the coronavirus which have been linked to a bar in Oneonta. More information on Otsego County’s COVID numbers can be found by clicking here.last_img