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Help for NY beginner farmers

November 6, 2013 by pegjohnston

Are you a beginning farmer looking for a place where you can grow your farm business? You’re not alone—there are many farmers facing the challenge of finding a farm under conditions that work for them.

American Farmland Trust has assembled a team of experts to help you develop a personal strategy for making this happen. Come to Harvesting Opportunities in New York: Growing Local Food Economies & Protecting Farmland, November 20 in Albany, and participate in Farmland for the Next Generation of Farmers. This day-long track of workshops will help farmers learn about and develop strategies for accessing farmland.

At the conference you will learn about:

Latino Newsletter

November 2, 2013 by pegjohnston

 

A local newsletter with news and information for Latino-Americans. Click to download.

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Interview with Teri Rennia, on Police Question in Binghamton NY

October 26, 2013 by pegjohnston

Bridge: Rich David, your opponent in the Mayoral race, has called for 20 more police in his recent public safety statement. The Police Association has just endorsed him. Is that a surprise?

Painting Large Workshop Announced

October 25, 2013 by pegjohnston

Painting Large with Judy Salton
Sat. Nov. 16th 10 am – 3 pm
Lunch 12-1 pm Cooperative Gallery 213 State St. Binghamton

Simple principles that allow you to transform your small sketches, photos, etc. into large works of art.

This workshop will give you hands-on experience in methods of painting with a brush and paint, We will be working on plywood and each student will take part in creating a large (4'x8') painting. All paint and brushes will be provided.
$40/ $30 for students/ seniors/ & Cooperative Gallery members.

Video of Judy's Rhino Falls here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuvPiOk1C9w

To register, email binghamtonbridge@gmail.com and make checks out to Ctr for Gender, Art, & Culture or CGAC. Or, use DONATE button at binghamtonbridge.org. Email confirmation will be sent with details prior to workshop. NOTE: Workshop spaces may not be handicapped accessible. Proceeds will make future murals possible. Additional donations are welcome and tax exempt.

Mural Arts Workshops are funded in part with a grant from the Chenango Co. Arts Council through a NYS Arts Decentralization grant.

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NY STATE OF HEALTH CONTINUES TO SIGN UP TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS FOR LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE

October 23, 2013 by pegjohnston

 

More than 37,000 enrolled since October 1 launch

ALBANY (Oct. 23, 2013) – The NY State of Health (NYSOH), the official health plan marketplace, reported that as of 9am, today (10/23) nearly 174,000 New Yorkers have completed the full application process and were determined eligible for health insurance plans since the Oct. 1 launch. New York State’s completed applications make up more than 30 percent of the total applications completed nationwide. To date, 37,030 New Yorkers have fully enrolled for health insurance through the NY State of Health marketplace. Additionally since Oct. 1, the state's customer service center operators have provided assistance to more than 77,000 New Yorkers.

“In just three weeks since the launch of NY State of Health, already nearly 174,000 New Yorkers have signed up for quality, low-cost health insurance and more than 37,000 have enrolled,” Donna Frescatore, executive director of NY State of Health, said. “Our marketplace is operating very smoothly, and we are pleased to see that tens of thousands of individuals and small business owners across the state are turning to nystateofhealth.ny.gov to access low-cost health insurance.”

Do more police really mean less crime?

October 22, 2013 by imc-editor

 

When President Bill Clinton vowed to put 100,000 more cops on the streets, it was a very popular program. But did it result in safer streets and towns? Not according to at least one study that looked at the issue:

"Some criminologists find no evidence that the new cops did anything to lower the level of mayhem. A study by John Worrall and Tomislav Kovandzic of the University of Texas at Dallas, published this year in the journal Criminology, concluded that "COPS grants had no discernible effect on serious crime." A 2005 report by the Government Accountability Office disagreed, but said the effect was very small. About 95 percent of the decline in crime in the 1990s, it said, was attributable to other factors." (http://reason.com/archives/2007/11/12/do-more-cops-equal-less-crime)

Calling for more police is still popular politics whether there is evidence for it or not. It plays on the fears of voters-- fear of outsiders, people different from ourselves. That allows us to be manipulated by politicians who promise a safer Binghamton. But guess what? Crime prevention is more about the economy, jobs, education, people who care about young people.

Painting LARGE: Hand Painting for Murals

October 21, 2013 by pegjohnston

 

Date: Sat Nov 16 2013 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Cooperative Gallery 213 213 State Street Binghamton, NY 13901 607.724.3462
“Painting Large” Workshop Sponsored by the Dept. of Public Art, Instructor, Judy Salton

Simple principles that allow you to transform your small sketches, photos, etc. into large works of art. This workshop will give you hands-on experience in methods of painting with a brush and paint. We will be working on plywood and each student will take part in creating a large (4x8) painting. All paint and brushes will be provided. Wear old clothes, plan to have a fun day and think large. All skill levels welcome. Note: Studio is accessible by stairs only.

Saturday, November 16th at the Cooperative Gallery, 213 State St, Binghamton, NY
10-3 pm with an hour break for lunch from 12-1. Bring a lunch or eat in one of Binghamton’s fine dining establishments. (Chris’s Diner is just across the street).
$40 / $30 Gallery members, students and seniors. Payable to Ctr for Gender, Art, and Culture or use PayPal on www.binghamtonbridge.org.

DPA Mural Arts Workshops have been supported in part by a grant from the Chenango Co Arts Council through a NYS Decentralization Arts funding.

Cost: $40/ $30 Cooperative Gallery members, students, seniors/p>

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