There are several primaries locally on Tues June 26th. For the Democrats Angela Riley vs Shawn Atkinson in the 3rd Council district. Binghamton Joe Burns vs Richard Jannaccio in the 5th district. For Broome Co. DA the Republicans will chose between Michael Korchak or PAul Battisti, the winner to run against Debra Gelson In Vestal's Clerk race, … [Read more...] about Primary on Tuesday: Don’t forget to VOTE!
Citizen Action Statement on the End of the 2019 State Legislative Session Albany, NY—In response to the end of the 2019 state legislative session, Jessica Wisneski, Co-Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement: “This state legislative session demonstrated the extraordinary power and potential of everyday New … [Read more...] about 2019 State Legislative Session
Recycle Help: Here is a list of JUNK that our guys and gals in DPW are finding in Recycle Bins. The following makes a Recycle Bin contaminated: Diapers; Any and all milk cartons, unless plastic; Any and all ice creme containers, unless plastic; Venetian blinds! Recycles 'not' washed is junk; No watering hoses, Plastic nor flexible; No plastic clocks, LCD … [Read more...] about What Contaminated Products DPW is Finding in Recycle Bins
Veterans for Peace and the Binghamton Community Friends Meeting (Quaker) presented $350 Stu Naismith Peacemaker Awards to four graduating high school seniors, two at Chenango Valley and two at Chenango Forks High Schools. Kayla Ferris, Breanen Rought, Lindsey Russell, and Samuel Forker received the awards, which have been given annually in memory of Stu … [Read more...] about Peacemaker Awards
Mayor David is proposing to privatize the management of the Binghamton/JC Treatment Plant. Here are some questions. (The Bridge invites more comments and opinions.) The contractor that is overdue and a year late in fulfilling its obligations--should that company be awarded the contract? Will privatization provide better management than the system we … [Read more...] about Privatization of the Sewage Treatment Plant?
*The Women’s Health Protection Act was reintroduced in both the House and Senate on May 23rd. We are now at 177 cosponsors in the House (173 original) and 42 cosponsors in the Senate. The Women’s Health Protection Act would create a national safeguard to preserve equal access to abortion everywhere. 05.23.19– (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for … [Read more...] about One Answer to Abortion Bans
ARTS COUNCIL JURIED EXHIBITION | OPEN CALL The Broome County Arts Council invites members to participate in its Annual Members' Juried Exhibition this coming July. The juried exhibition will be on view July 5th, 2019 through July 27th, 2019 in B.C.A.C.'s Artisan Gallery located at 95 Court Street in Binghamton. Jurors include Ms. Diane Butler, Director … [Read more...] about ANNUAL MEMBERS’ JURIED EXHIBITION | OPEN CALL
Federal judge grants preliminary injunction, blocking a near total abortion ban from taking effect in Mississippi 5.24.19 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a federal district court in Mississippi temporarily blocked a state law passed in March that would ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. The law was set to take effect July 1, but will now remain blocked … [Read more...] about Six-Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Court in Mississippi
National Health Law Program Criticizes Administration for Encouraging Discrimination and Continuing Efforts of Sabotage Washington, D.C. – After years of executive orders and other actions to sabotage the landmark Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is acting to undermine an integral provision of the ACA, its civil rights protections for … [Read more...] about Weakening the ACA
While the local newspaper and TV media outlets* have completely ignored the mounting evidence of improper actions between the City Assessor and Mayor Rich David, City Council members have been quietly continuing the conversation at business meetings and work meetings the last two months. In fact, at the April 15 work session meeting, there was unanimous … [Read more...] about City Assessor Snubs Council: Refuses Bipartisan Request to Appear and Answer Questions about Assessment Changes that Save Mayor David Thousands a Year in Property Taxes