“Not everybody can afford to spend a lot of money to do things especially this time of year so it’s always good when the community does things that don’t cost a lot of money,” Houghtaylen said. “Any time we can get folks together and offer a positive event on the North side of Binghamton we’re so thrilled,” Schwartz said. Schwartz says any day she can help bring the community together is a good day. “We have Chow and Binghamton food rescue who donated fresh produce and we have healthy snacks,” Schwartz said. Leanne Houghtaylen of Binghamton says events like this are important with the expenses that come with the holiday season. CHOW and Binghamton Food rescue also stepped up to support the event. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — There was no shortage of holiday cheer at United Way of Broome County’s Winter Wonderland event at the Lee Barta Community Center Saturday. “It was such a team effort we were approached by the local funeral home with a very generous donation to be able to offer family photos,” said Kim Schwartz, Health Initiatives Manager for United Way of Broome County and manager of the Lee Barta Community Center. The event was made possible by a donation to the center from Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home. Schwartz also telling 12 news that the event is an example of the importance of positive partnerships between community organizations.
BAINBRIDGE, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Bainbridge-Guilford School District says one of the members in its community tested positive for the coronavirus. The district’s superintendent says there was no “contact exposure at school and there is no risk to staff or students.” For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here. The district says staff and families were notified of the positive case on Thursday.
For more on the coronavirus, click here. ” We’re doing our best to keep our employees and customers safe and healthy in these uncertain times.” (WBNG)- Wegmans recently announced that they have provided gloves for employees. Wegmans said that even though they aren’t making it mandatory for employees to wear gloves, they will provide them for anyone who wants them. Although they haven’t put any measures on checking temperatures when employees clock in, Percassi also said that they are also encouraging for employees to stay home if they aren’t feeling well, so that they can ensure that their employees and customers stay safe and healthy. “We strongly encourage any employee who is not feeling well to stay home from work. We’re following the guidance of the CDC, which recommends that people who are well not wear a facemask. We don’t have a corporate policy regarding the use of gloves. As we adhere to strict food safety guidelines, gloves are always available for employees throughout our store. ” In a press release sent out Wegmans Director of Public Relations Deana Percassi said,
TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — Route 26 and Maple Drive in the town of Union are shut down following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — Route 26 and Maple Drive are reopened following a crash that involved two trucks. A person had to be cut out of a Nissan Truck, authorities say. 5:54 P.M. UPDATE A fire official with the West Corners fire department tells 12 News one of the vehicles crossed the center lane and struck the other. State Police are also on the scene. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more information. —–