Elmira-Corning Regional Airport on WEBO

Tioga County looking at shared services

Details on Lake Street Project from Suez Water

Tioga Opportunities on WEBO

Tioga Opportunities on WEBO

Tioga Opportunities Executive Director Maureen Abbott joined today’s WEBO Morning Show to talk about the fact that May is “Community…

Graduation weekend at BU and IC

It was graduation weekend for Binghamton University and Ithaca College. At BU, the school handed out nearly 3,700 bachelor’s and master’s degrees over seven ceremonies in the Events Center. Yesterday’s Harpur College ceremony included commencement speaker Tony Kornheiser. The sportswriter and TV personality graduated from BU in 1970. Senator Charles Schumer spoke at one of the other ceremonies. Ithaca College hosted their commencement ceremony yesterday at Butterfield Stadium. 1969 graduate Bill D’Elia – an executive producer and director of the TV series “How to Get Away with Murder” – was this year’s commencement speaker. Cornell University will hold graduation ceremonies next weekend, while Cortland honored their graduates last week.

The Last Chapter wins at Tioga Downs Sunday

The Last Chapter and driver Drew Monti won the featured event yesterday at Tioga Downs, the $22,500 Williams Auto Trot. The exciting race included several lead changes before The Last Chapter took control down the stretch. Royal Casanova and TT Conway rounded out the top three. Tioga Downs will be off this Friday, but return to action with racing on Saturday and Sunday nights. Sunday’s event will feature the return of the New York Sire Stakes. A special race day will be held on Memorial Day beginning at 1pm. More information can be found online at www.tiogadowns.com.

Catholic Churches in Elmira set to merge

A big change is coming for three Catholic churches in Elmira. A decline is members and a shortage of priests are two reasons why three Catholic parishes in Elmira will eventually merge. When the Rev. Scott Kubinski is assigned as priest in July, he will oversee the three parishes, according to the Rochester diocese. Christ the Redeemer, Blessed Sacrament and St. Mary’s will be served by Kubinski in the new alignment of Catholic parishes. The parish will make several changes in scheduling and eliminate a few masses in light of the merger. Catholic churches have closed or merged in recent years including several in the Binghamton area and Tioga County.

One injured in early morning shooting in Elmira Sunday

One person was injured in an early morning shooting in Elmira yesterday. Police were called to College Avenue near West Warren Street around 1am for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they found one victim leaving the scene in a private vehicle. That person is now in stable condition at the hospital. Despite interviewing several witnesses, police say they do not have a description of the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to call the police tip line at 607-271-4258.

Ithaca Police arrest two teens for alleged gang assault

Ithaca Police have arrested two teenagers for an alleged gang assault that happened Saturday night on Floral Avenue. Police say two people were injured in the assault, which was reported at 9:30pm Saturday. They were transported to the Cayuga Medical Center for treatment. The suspects were taken into custody and charged with gang assault, unlawful imprisonment, and strangulation. The names of the suspects are being withheld as they are under the age of 18. The Ithaca Police Department is asking anyone with information to call their Crime Stoppers Tipline at 607-697-0333.

USPS program will send you an email of your mail

The US Postal Service has launched a new program that will let you receive an image of your mail the day you receive it. The “Informed Delivery” program scans black and white images of your mail and can send an automated email direct to your inbox each morning. The postal service says it’s a way for customers to know if that important bill or check will be arriving that day and to protect against possible theft. You can sign up for this free service on the US Postal Service website. It is available to all residents in the Southern Tier.

Elmira-Corning Regional Airport on WEBO

The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is preparing for a $58 million renovation project that will replace the existing terminal. Director of Aviation Bill Hopper was a special guest on today’s WEBO Morning Show. He says the new terminal will include a special security screening area.

“It’s going to be very unique. It’s going to be what the architects refer to as a walk through the park when you go through screening. Your typical screening is high stress, but ours is going to be all glass right through some very nice landscaped terrain,” Hopper says.

The airport, which is owned by Chemung County, was one of four airports in the state to receive a $40 million grant to help pay for the project. Construction will begin in mid-July and finish by October of next year. The airport will remain open through the project. ELM offers five daily flights to Detroit and the only direct flights to Florida in the Southern Tier. You can listen to the full interview on the WEBO website.

NASCAR All-Star Race on WEBO

It’s All-Star Weekend for NASCAR, as the Cup Series is in Charlotte for the 33rd annual All-Star Race tomorrow night. Joey Logano is the defending winner of the event, and is one of the 16 drivers who have already qualified for the race. Before the main event, 20 drivers will compete in the Monster Energy Open. The three stage winners and a wildcard voted in by fans will advance to the feature race. Motor Racing Network’s live coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will begin at 5:30pm Saturday on WEBO.

Binghamton announces another project to fight blight

The City of Binghamton has announced their next project to tackle blight. Officials announced an $11 million project yesterday that will renovate a dozen properties in the city’s First Ward. It includes the rehabilitation of 11 houses on Crandall Street into 40 affordable housing units and the renovation of the historic Sturtevant House into a community center operated by the United Way of Broome County. Construction is set to begin this fall. The project will be funded by a combination of state, local, and private funds.