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Richford residents still waiting on new post office

first_imgThe owner said she was informed in January the diner’s contract with the postal service would not be renewed, and so shortly after that the town was left without any form of post office at all. “We wanted to transfer the contract to us and unfortunately was unable to be done that way, so they decided to remove it from us, and now it stands on the corner and now it still sits there from February of this year and people are still waiting,” said Karla Woodmansee, who bought the diner last summer. RICHFORD (WBNG) — This holiday season, one town’s residents sure are thankful Santa doesn’t deliver his packages by mail. Residents said the original Richford post office closed back in the fall of 2013. A spokesperson for the postal service said it had been a topic of discussion, but did not say when it would open and why it hasn’t opened yet. Sometime after that, a smaller operation was attached to the Red Rooster Diner in town, where residents could still send and receive packages. Woodmansee said contractors working on building a new post office told her it was supposed to be open in July, but even though construction has been completed, it still isn’t open.last_img read more

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Webb Police: Binghamton man dies in snowmobile crash

first_imgThey say the crash happened at around 8:30 p.m. in the hamlet of Stillwater. Police say that prior to their arrival, the victim, 55-year-old Jon VanDeusen of Binghamton was located by a Mercy Flight Medevac helicopter. The helicopter was able to direct first responders to the scene. WEBB, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities in the town of Webb responded to a snowmobile accident on the Stillwater Reservoir Thursday night. Once authorities arrived, it was determined that CPR had been initiated by fellow snowmobile riders the victim was with, but was unsuccessful. Police believe VanDeusen was driving the snowmobile and struck a large ice heave. Authorities say the vehicle became airborne, causing unknown injuries to the victim.center_img Assisting at the scene was Big Moose Fire Department, Mercy Flight Central and, Lewis County Search and Rescue and employees at the Stillwater Hotel. Town of Webb police say the investigation is ongoing at this time.last_img read more

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NASA astronauts aim for Florida coast to end SpaceX flight

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first astronauts launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company have left the International Space Station for the final and most important part of their test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown. It will be the first splashdown for astronauts in 45 years — and the first return of a crew by SpaceX. NASA’s Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken bid farewell to the three men left behind as their SpaceX Dragon capsule undocked Saturday night. center_img The capsule is headed toward a Sunday afternoon descent into the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, on the opposite side of Florida from approaching Tropical Storm Isaias.last_img read more

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Broome County breaks record for highest number of virus cases reported

first_img(WBNG) — Broome County reported 50 more COVID-19 cases on Thursday from Wednesday, bringing the county total to 243 active cases. This is the highest number of cases ever recorded for the county. He also said over 1,000 county residents are in quarantine. 104 of those cases are located in Binghamton. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar tweeted Thursday that the county was training more contact tracers to manage the recent spike in cases. To see where cases are located in the county, click here. The number of people hospitalized did not see an increase. That number remained at eight from Wednesday into Thursday. In his Wednesday news conference, Garnar said the rise in cases is tied to bars and restaurants on the west side of Bingamton.last_img read more