“While not a surprise, we are upset and angry about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V Wade today. Abortion is essential healthcare, and today, thousands of Americans are losing their right to easily access care that is safe and legal,” stated Susan Seibold-Simpson, Executive Director of Southern Tier Women’s Health Services, LLC in Vestal … [Read more...] about Local Abortion Clinic Still Open
In response to Friday's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V Wade, the decision in 1973 that decriminalized abortion in all 50 states. Now each state can criminalize or restrict abortion any way they want, and several states have instantly outlawed abortion, with pre-existing "trigger laws" that take effect instantly. Clinics report that abortion … [Read more...] about Protesting Supreme Court Striking Down Abortion Rights
The Dept. of Public Art is looking for boarded up buildings to design and paint temporary murals for each site. Depending on the size there may be opportunities for artists to paint 3-5 projects. "We need permission from property owners to place murals on their building, but there is no other charge," according to Peg Johnston. In addition, a Brooklyn … [Read more...] about Free Murals! Want One?
Broome County Arts Council Presents July First Friday BINGHAMTON, NY. Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is pleased to present July’s First Friday Art Walk from 6PM to 9PM in Downtown Binghamton on July 1st, 2022. Some locations have varying hours, please check details below. Most exhibitions are free and open to the public. This month’s First Friday … [Read more...] about BCAC Presents July First Friday
Thanks to the unprecedented infusion of federal recovery dollars, the state’s budget approved in April is loaded with massive, one-time investments. Some have attracted critical media attention (Bills stadium deal, Exhibit A), while some have escaped the spotlight. One of those hidden gems is a $250 million allocation to the Restore NY program, which has … [Read more...] about Binghamton and Broome Must Seize the Hidden Gem in NY’s Budget: $250 Million to Tackle Vacant Properties
“Day By Day” Opens First Friday Three artists at the Cooperative Gallery join together to present “Day By Day” opening First Friday July 1st and continuing through July 23rd. John Carroll works in oil, Linda Ciallelo paints still life and figures in pastels and oil, and Gulzara Tokhtamysheva paints landscapes in watercolor. The gallery is regularly open … [Read more...] about Day By Day: Three Artists Show in July
by Ruth Blizard How do the Sheriff’s refusal to resume in-person visitation along with for-profit inmate phone calls enable him to buy military vehicles without dipping into the Broome County budget? Banned in-person visitation: Sheriff Harder has refused to restart face-to-face visits, now that pandemic restrictions have been lowered, despite the … [Read more...] about Banned Visits, Beatings, and Bearcats!?
from Medical Society of the State of NY The New York State Legislature passed a series of bills aimed at protecting women’s reproductive freedom, as well as protecting physicians from some of the legal consequences of providing health care services that are legal in New York State but could become illegal in other states (based upon potential future … [Read more...] about Women’s Repro Rights Package Passes NYS Legislature
Cryptocurrency Mining Bill Approved After Surprising Early-Morning Senate Vote; Industry Lobbying Campaign Fails This post from the blog Water Front- Peter Mantius re: the Seneca Power plant proposal to burn natural gas to power bitcoin mining. Please read the original post about this upstate issue. ALBANY, June 3, 2022 — The New York State … [Read more...] about Cryptocurrency Lobbying Fails in NYS
“warm to the touch...and cold as ice” Judy Salton and MaryRose present companion exhibits in the Cooperative Gallery 213's June show opening First Friday June 3rd running through June 25th, 2022. They were inspired by a visit to Eastern State Penitentiary in downtown Philadelphia, built in the 1800’s, closed since 1970, and now open to the … [Read more...] about warm to the touch…and cold as ice