Owego Little League to hold season opener this Saturday

Franziska Racker Centers to hold community celebration

Rapid Drug Testing Systems is looking for individuals to open additional testing sites

The Binghamton Zoo to hold grand opening on Saturday

Broome Humane Society to move to new location

The Broome County Humane Society will be moving across Binghamton. The Humane Society’s current location on Jackson Street is filled to capacity, which prompted a search for a larger facility. The Humane Society has decided to move their operation to Conklin Avenue in Binghamton. A groundbreaking ceremony on a two-story building is expected to be held in July, with the new facility expected to be up and running in November. The move comes after Matthew’s Subaru donated $21,000 to the Humane Society on April 12th. The money came from customer donations and a portion of proceeds from car sales.

UE CSD principal resigns after DUI

The Principal of Jennie F. Snapp Middle School in the Union-Endicott School District has resigned following a DUI accident. Vestal Police say that 41-year-old Catherine Kasyvenski was arrested for DUI following a traffic accident which occurred on Jones Road in Vestal on Sunday. Formal Charges will be brought against Kacyvenski in court on May 10th. She placed her resignation into the Union-Endicott School District on Monday. The school district has since appointed Associate Principal Toby Riddleburger as interim principal of Jennie F. Snapp Middle School.

Athens Area CSD senior to attend Saturday classes

Athens Area High School Seniors are still set to graduate on June 3rd, despite days missed as the result of a teacher strike last week. Seniors WILL have to attend classes on three Saturdays however. Exact dates and lesson plans for these Saturday school days have yet to be finalized. Classes for students in Kindergarten through 11th grade will have to be extended until June 9th. Teachers in Athens went on strike after working without a teacher contract since 2013.

65th Owego Little League opening day

Tomorrow is the 65th opening day of the Owego Little League’s baseball and softball season. The number of teams has grown over the years, and so have the festivities. Tomorrow’s opening day will kick off with a parade beginning at 8:30. The parade will begin at the police station on Temple street, head down North Avenue, continue onto George Street, then end at Hyde Park. Owego Elementary Students will sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. New this year is a softball field for the ladies in the Owego Little League. Little Leaguers have been practicing for their opening game for four weeks.

Lockheed Martin to begin layoffs

Lockheed Martin has announced that nationwide layoffs will be taking place over the next few months. It is still unclear on if or how this will affect employees at the Owego plant. The company first plans on allowing workers to voluntarily leave through a voluntary layoff program. After that, involuntary layoffs will be held.

Athens Area Education Association cancels meeting with school board

The Athens Area Education Association has cancelled tonight’s negotiations with the Athens Area School Board. This comes after a three day strike was held by the Education Association in an effort to quicken teacher contract negotiations which have been ongoing since 2013. The next scheduled meeting between the Athens Area School Board and Education Association is May 3rd.

Community open house announced for Owego Elementary

The Owego-Apalachin School District has finalized dates for the ribbon cutting and open house of the new Owego Elementary. The school will officially be dedicated on May 31st with a ribbon cutting outside of its front entrance. Then on June 4th, a community open house will be held from 10 until 2. Invitations are expected to be sent out to the community in the coming weeks. Students started classes in the new elementary school on January 6th.

Primary results in Bradford County

Yesterday was primary day across Pennsylvania and the results are in. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took home the statewide wins for their political parties, however, results in Bradford County differed slightly.

 

Bernie Sanders received the majority Democratic vote in Bradford County with a 49.7 percent majority. Although, Hillary Clinton was less than 1 percent behind.

 

Donald Trump secured the majority Republican vote in Bradford County at 61 percent.

 

Ted Cruz came in second with 22 percent of the vote while John Kasich came in third with 14 percent.