Month: December 2020

  • High levels of chlorine reported in Ithaca drinking water, violation issued

    first_imgAn alert posted Monday on the city’s website reports high levels of chlorine in the water that exceeded the maximum limit allowed on Feb 5. The full alert can be read by clicking here. ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The city of Ithaca is warning residents that its drinking water faces a violation. The city says the water treatment plant says it does not feel there is any reason for concern and monitoring of the water will continue. High readings are supposed to be reported and sampled. However, the alert says the reading was not reported by staff until charts were reviewed two days later.last_img

  • Cortland County man arrested on rape charge, other felonies

    first_imgTOWN OF SCOTT, N.Y. (WBNG) — Law enforcement in Cortland County say an arrest was made into an investigation into sexual abuse Thursday. The sheriff’s office says officers were dispatched to a residence on Cold Brooke Road in the town of Scott for a sex abuse allegation on Feb. 20. Wagner was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Lee Wagner was charged with rape in the 2nd degree, criminal sex act in the 2nd degree and criminal sale of marijuana in the 2nd degree, all felonies, after turning himself in to authorities.center_img They say the victim was known to Wagner. Authorities say Wagner is awaiting arraignment.last_img

  • Drive up and get your dairy

    first_imgThe Tioga County Farm Bureau, Tioga County Agricultural Resource Group, and Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide free milk and other dairy products Tuesday, May 5 at the Tioga County Fairgrounds. TIOGA COUNTY (WBNG) – If you’re concerned about going to the grocery store and exposing yourself to coronavirus, three different agencies in Tioga County are offering help Tuesday. Volunteers will provide two gallons of milk and one bag of yogurt and sour cream to each vehicle. The giveaway begins at 11:30 a.m. The Chenango Forks School District held a similar event in late April.center_img You can also donate at the event in order to help others. The giveaway will be held at the Elm Street entrance. You will see signs that will help direct traffic as you enter the grounds. You are urged to stay in your vehicle.last_img read more

  • Lace up your sneakers for virtual CHOW Walk 2020

    first_imgEach $1 donated to CHOW equals five meals in the community. Visit to register for the walk or to donate. You choose where and when to walk. Pick any day between Oct. 1 to 9 to walk the quarter mile. center_img (WBNG) – The Broome County Council of Churches’ CHOW Walk 2020 will be held virtually this year. The goal remains the same: to raise awareness about hunger in Broome County and to raise funds to help feed those in need in the community. last_img

  • Homer Brink Elementary School to learn remotely temporarily

    first_imgAccording to the Maine-Endwell Central School District’s website, the district was notified on Sunday that four staff members, and an off campus BOCES student, tested positive for the coronavirus. The district announced contact tracing for Maine-Memorial is complete, and will return for in-person learning on Monday. The cases were at both Maine-Memorial and Homer Brink Elmentary Schools. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Homer Brink Elementary School students will learn from home this week due to multiple COVID-19 cases.center_img MECSD is working with the Broome County Health Department to contact trace individuals. The district added contact tracing and its disruption to school operations were also reasons to move the Homer Brink students remote this week. As a result, the school will shift to a remote learning model which will run from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23.last_img read more