December 2020

first_imgReader Man couldn’t tell us much about his origin story but he did tell 12 News he lives in a library and reads over 100 books a day. The superhero flew into the school Wednesday to read to students and see how they’ve been developing their reading skill super powers. The children enjoyed the hero’s visit. Today he read his favorite book, “Please Don’t Eat Me” by Liz Klimo. The book is about a developing friendship between a rabbit and bear. “Literacy follows everybody’s lives,” says Reader Man. “This is a skill we learn when we are young and we keep throughout our entire lives, we read everyday and sometimes we don’t even realize we are reading, and for that reason literacy is one of the most important things we learn in school.” APALACHIN (WBNG) — There was no bird or plane at Tioga Hills Elementary Wednesday but instead, Reader Man made an appearance. Reader Man began his mission in 2019 and is a part of the Teacher College Reading and Phonics Unit of Study.last_img read more

first_imgThe government officials did not disclose the date or time of death. Kaufman says that the Health Department is working to identify the people who were in contact with this individual and decided if they should be quarantined. In the press conference, Jason Garnar and Health Department Director Rebecca Kaufman revealed that the first person in Broome County has died from the coronavirus in Lourdes Hospital. Kaufman gave more details, saying that this individual is a new case in addition to those previously announced. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar held a press conference to update the county on the coronavirus on Saturday. Stay with 12 News as we continue to get more information.center_img Broome County will continue to provide updated numbers on their website. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG)- The Binghamton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. Police say if anyone has any information they are to contact the Binghamton Police Detective Division at (607)772-7080. Weckel is described to be 5 foot 10 inches and 155 pounds she has brown hair and hazel eyes. There is no clothing description available at this time. 29 -year- old Sadie Weckel of Binghamton has been missing since March 20 and was last seen at the Transitional Residential Living Facility located at 425 Robinson Street in Binghamton. Police say she is known to be around the East Side of Binghamton.last_img read more

first_imgFor more coronavirus coverage, click here. “The difficult part is when you think it’s coming and it doesn’t show,” Dutcher said. “Then we have to struggle and maybe switch our lunch specials around.” “It’s very important. We are a community-based business, and we’re very involved in the community,” Dutcher said. “We want to give the people what they want, what they need.” “We can’t serve nice fresh cut meats if we can’t get them from our suppliers,” says owner and chef Jesse Dutcher. But the shop isn’t giving up, choosing to step up and meat the challenges ahead. “We’re going to search high and low to get everything we need to get the butcher shop open,” Dutcher said. But despite the order, Red and White have had issues with suppliers.  Dutcher told 12 News the meat display case at the butcher shop is currently between 30 and 40 percent of its total capacity, and fears beef could be the next meat product to be hard to find at shops. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring meat processing plants “critical infrastructure,” an attempt to curve the possibility of a nationwide meat shortage. His brother, Matt Dutcher, serves as the stores general manager, and says product as been hard come by at times. Additionally, he explains Red and White has had to reduce some products they offer because of those supplier issues, putting out less chicken spiedies and marinated chicken. Jesse Dutcher emphasized the store is bigger than any one product or person. Matt Dutcher told 12 News the store is hoping to get three supply shipments in the next coming days to hopefully restock their cases for the weekend.  TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) – The Red and White of Chenango Bridge’s deli and butcher shop is one of many butcher shops across the country feeling the heat during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve struggled getting pork for the last two weeks,” Dutcher said. “Suppliers are telling me it’s going to be okay… but when the truck shows up, we’re not always getting what we need.”last_img read more

first_imgThe 2020 Afton Fair was originally scheduled for July 9 to July 12. In a statement they said, “Hearts breaking and saddened souls… The Afton Fairboard is sad to announce The 131st Afton Fair is being postponed until 2021. Unfortunately with no guidance from the State and the Fair being only 43 days until the opening day and so much uncertainty the Fairboard feels this is the only option. We thank you for your continued support and we will be back even stronger in 2021. Stay safe and healthy during these trying times. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.” On Tuesday night, the Afton Fairboard announced on the Afton Fair Facebook page that the 131st Afton Fair has been canceled for 2020 and will be postponed until 2021. The Afton Fairboard said the decision was based on the uncertainty of the reopening of New York State. AFTON (WBNG)- Another local summer event has been canceled for this year.last_img read more

first_imgThey say the initial report was called in as a vehicle off the road way. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 67-year-old John P. Mason of Stamford, N.Y. died from a cardiac emergency while he was driving on Braehead Road in the town of Kortright around noon. The sheriff’s office says emergency medical crews attempted to save Mason. A LifeNet medi-vac helicopter was called to the scene. TOWN OF KORTRIGHT (WBNG) — Authorities in Delaware county say one person died following a crash Wednesday. The Bloomville Fire Department and AMR Ambulance also responded.last_img read more