The donations are given to the Bare Necessities Food Pantry. They help students who are struggling to put food on their tables. VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University held its second Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Friday. “Getting ready for tests, especially right now when we’ve got finals next week. So, its a real issue and right now its something that we want to shine a light on here at Binghamton.” “With college students, if students are hungry they have a hard time studying, they have a hard time focusing,” said Ryan Yarosh, Director of Media and Public Relations. People who participated were asked to bring a food item to donate to students in need. Students, faculty and staff showed off the ugliest sweaters they could find.
Eighteen counties are listed to receive the aid, including Tioga County. Broome County was not listed. (WBNG) — On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted funds to aid counties that were affected by flooding on Oct. 31. The governor’s office says an estimated $33 million was done in damages by the storms that caused heavy rainfall on Halloween night. “I was on the ground the morning after the storm and witnessed firsthand the severe damage sustained by hundreds of homes, and the federal government must now do its part to ensure these families immediately get the funds they need to repair and rebuild their lives,” the governor said in an official press release sent to 12 News. Congressman Brindisi says he met with Vice President Mike Pence to urge the Trump Administration to aid the counties affected by the flooding in early December.
(WBNG) — The Chief of Staff for Senator James L. Seward says the senator has been discharged from the Albany Medical Center. Seward is now recovering from COVID-19 at home. Seward is expected to fully recover and resume his duties. The senator’s office says, “The outpouring of prayers and well wishes from neighbors, constituents, friends, legislative colleagues, local officials and others has encouraged, strengthened and cheered [Seward and his family] through the recent challenging weeks.” The senator announced in early 2020 that he is not running for reelection.
Troopers found a vehicle that went off the roadway and struck a NYSEG pole. They say the driver was still in the vehicle and unresponsive. According to a news release, the New York State Police Department says troopers were dispatched to the intersection of Fox Farm and Reagan roads around 5:42 a.m. Eastern Broome Ambulance, West Windsor Fire and NYSEG also responded to the crash. WINDSOR (WBNG) — One person was killed in a one-car crash in the town of Windsor early Wednesday morning. The driver was pronounced dead on scene and transported to Wilson Hospital for an autopsy. A name was not released.