ENDICOTT - Anndrea Starzak, Democratic Candidate for New York’s 52nd State Senate District, kicked off her campaign Tuesday in Endicott as part of a all-district tour. She appeared in Owego Tuesday morning and is set to speak in Norwich Wednesday.
Nearly one hundred supporters joined Starzak for her campaign kick-off at the Endicott Visitor’s Center. Speakers at the rally included Broome County Democratic Chair Jim Testani and local educator Marguerite Rossi, who introduced the candidate. Starzak outlined her priorities for the 52nd Senate District. “I will champion our communities’ priorities in Albany and be a Senator who Southern Tier families can trust to work for good jobs, good schools and good government,” said Anndrea Starzak. Starzak called for improvements to local infrastructure and the development of long term job industries. As a retired teacher, Starzak also called for fair funding for education. Starzak finished her speech by asking for help from those who attended the rally. “We need to let everyone know that Anndrea Starzak will be a Senator who cares about each of you, and with your help, we will march on to victory.”
Starzak is running against incumbent Senator Tom Libous. Libous was indicted last month for lying to the FBI about efforts to get his son a job and drive business to a Westchester County law firm. Agents from the FBI and the state Attorney General executed a search warrant of the Libous residence last week, seizing a computer, cellphones and several documents belonging to Frances Libous, wife of Senator Libous, who serves on the New York State Workers Compensation Board. The reasons for the search have not been made public.
The election will take place Tuesday, November 4th.
BINGHAMTON, NY -- The Binghamton University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a small business start-up training program at 222 Water St. in downtown Binghamton.
Over three consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 8 and 15, participants will learn the tricks of the trade from professionals on how to assess, plan and start a business. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
Participants will discover how to predict business success, how to finance and market products and services, and how to comply with government regulations.
For a class program and to enroll, contact Ginny Thompson at the SBDC at (607) 777-4026, or e-mail Thompson@binghamton.edu. Class size is limited.
Film Director Timothy Chaffee, a Binghamton native and son of John Chaffee (long time SUNY Binghamton Professor) and the late Dr. Barbara Chaffee (local HIV/AIDS Doctor and Activist), is returning to Binghamton to create a locally focused and funded documentary on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Binghamton and the surrounding areas. The documentary will focus on the patients, family members, healthcare workers, legislators, and community leaders involved in the 1980/90s outbreak, tracing the long lasting effects of the disease both on a personal and community level.
If you have a story to contribute regarding the subject of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Binghamton, go to the Get Involved section of the website WildGeeseFilms.net to see how you can participate. Interviews & Testimonials will be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity for every subject’s privacy.
Says Tim Chaffee, "Because my mother isn’t here to guide me any more, I am reaching out to you - her friends, colleagues, former patients and family of former patients to help me tell this story. Because of the sensitivity around patients with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis (or any medical condition, for that matter), it’s not possible to simply google or knock on doors to find subjects, nor would I want to invade anyone’s privacy without his or her consent. Interviews & Testimonials will be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity for every subject’s privacy.
So I am asking you to come forward if you would like to share your experience. If you feel you have a story about your experience with HIV/AIDS that you are willing to share, or if you were a patient of Dr. Barbara Chaffee’s, or you volunteered, worked for or were a client of the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP), please contact me. And if you know someone who might have a story they would like to tell me please direct them to this site. It is my hope that together we can tell the story of a community that my mother cared for right up until the very end."
New Exhibit Opens in August at Cooperative Gallery 213
Paintings by: Daniel J. Harrington, including paintings by his mentor Daniel K. Tenant.
Guilford artist, Daniel J. Harrington, will be having an exhibit of his gouache (opaque watercolors) paintings at Cooperative Gallery 213 on State Street, Binghamton. The opening reception will be August 1st, 2014 from 3-9 P.M. which is part of Binghamton’s popular first Friday art walk. The show will be up from August 1-30th. Gallery hours are Friday 3-6pm and Saturdays 12-4pm.
Harrington graduated from Bainbridge-Guilford High School in 1995. During his high school years he took all the art classes he could as well as photography. While in high school one of his paintings won a first prize at the annual Bainbridge art show. He also won Best of Show in that same show three years ago. Harrington is now a full time painter working exclusively in Gouache.
Daniel Tennant, former art teacher at BG (1976-2008) was Dan’s teacher for most of his art classes, will also be showing five of his original gouache paintings. Mr. Tennant said that Dan was one of those rare individuals that was good at every medium he tried but was especially gifted at using gouache (opaque watercolors). This is the medium Mr. Tennant has been using since 1979 and Dan took to it like a duck does to water.
As well as a full time artist, Harrington also owns and operates a business, (HARRINGTON Photography, ART and Framing) located in Sidney, NY. Dan is a superb custom framer, does giclee prints on canvas and paper, is a busy photographer and also has an active painting studio. With twin daughters and a farm to maintain he is a busy guy.
Harrington states, “ I am very pleased to be able to have some of Daniel K.Tennant’s paintings in my show. I feel privileged to have been taught by him. His paintings are extremely powerful. He was an amazing teacher in High School and has remained a good friend and mentor to this day.”
Harrington has a strong connection to his rural surroundings which can be seen in his realistic paintings. In 2011his painting, titled “ Grandma’s Cellar” which depicts mason jars with cob webs and a deer antler, won the regional juried art show held annually by the Cooperstown Art Association. Harrington’s featured painting in “REALISM WITH GOUACHE “ is titled “Hay Day” and depicts an old pitch fork leaning against a hay shoot.
Sat Aug 02 2014 - 1:00 AM - Sun Aug 03 2014 - 1:00 AM
Albany Desmond Hotel
Justice Works 2014 is just around the corner in Albany on August 2nd & 3rd!
See website and call Larry for more details. Scholarships available
You have heard a lot lately about veterans waiting a long time for services. Well, here in River City, i.e., Broome County, the legislature is blasé about the mentally ill who have been denied entry or had to wait six to nine months to get into private agencies. For those who do not know that we have had open access for 45 years at the County Mental Health Clinic, this is happening because the Commissioner and the administration want to close it. Now when you think you are sick and need to see your primary doctor you expect to see them within a day or a week, right? It is called parity to have the same ability to see a Mental health doctor. When you hurt, you hurt, in fact it is a symptom and needs expedient care. The BC Legislature will vote THIS Thursday, July 17; please attend the meeting at 5 pm on the 6th Floor of the County Office Bldg, Hawley St. Send a letter also at: http://act.aflcio.org/c/135/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8802
Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO shared a link. with Save Our Clinic Coalition July 9 Live in Broome County? Please act to save the Broome County Mental Health Clinic. Click the link below to send a letter to Broome County Legislators. Please share widely! Include your Town or District http://act.aflcio.org/c/135/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8802
The Cooperative Gallery 213 is known for breaking ground in the local art scene and the current show "Off the Wall" continues that tradition. The theme is taking art "off the wall" literally and figuratively, and the curators found a theme of "environmental art" among the 30 artists who submitted works. Most directly addressing environmental problems is Peg Johnston and Shawna Stevenson's "The Waterfall: Plastic is Forever" which is made of many hundreds of cut up water bottles to form an inside/outside "waterfall." Inspired by the work of North Carolina environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck, the piece makes the point that our dependence on plastic rather than more sustainable drinking containers is polluting the Earth. "We in the USA create more waste by far than any other country in the world," said Peg Johnston, "Art installations like this may help us raise awareness about our own impact on the environment."
Don Sharpe's delightful sculptures of found objects also use waste to create art. Sharpe finds discarded objects in his walks along the river and uses them to create fantastical creatures or elaborate tableaux such as "Mouse Trap", a re-creation of the Rube Goldberg type children's game. He has several sculptures in the show worth a visit to "Off the Wall."
Aubrey Clark and Irene Lawson also created decorative fish and birds out of scrap materials such as coat hangers, credit cards, plastic bags and scraps of fabric. Fish extended the water theme with Judy Salton's giant fish made of chicken wire and John Thomson's delicate balsa wood fish/bird hanging from the ceiling.
The artists will speak about their art and the artists that have inspired them. "Found objects and environmental art, have been used by artists since the beginning of the 20th century," commented Judy Salton, "and we will explore those antecedents at Third Thursday, July 17th at 7 pm. There is no entrance fee to the program at the Cooperative Gallery 213 State St Binghamton.
For more photos, go to Facebook.com/cooperativegallery213.
From Debra Marcus, Chief Executive Officer of Family Planning of South Central New York, Inc: “We are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s outrageous Hobby Lobby decision. Birth control is part of comprehensive health care that millions of women need and use. The Supreme Court decision targets women and their right to affordable contraception.