No one was injured, but an Owego-Apalachin School District bus was left with some minor damage after an accident in Apalachin yesterday. Around 7am, the district says a bus was stopped to pick up a student in the area of 108 Main Street when it was struck by a ladder that was attached to the top of a pickup truck that was backing up at the same time. The side of the bus was left with a dent and some scratches, but the students inside the bus were not harmed. The Apalachin Fire Department and law enforcement were called to the scene. The driver of the truck has not been identified.
An Owego-Apalachin School District bus collided with a car on Main Street in Apalachin this morning, but no one was injured. According to scanner reports, the incident happened just after 7am in the area of 108 Main Street. Apalachin Fire and Squad responded, but reported no injuries. One of our listeners says it was Bus 270, and there were students on the bus. Police are investigating and there is no word on the severity of the damage.
The Dunkin Donuts in Apalachin is back open today. The restaurant on Route 434 was closed yesterday after a reported robbery. Customers tell WEBO it appears the inside was also vandalized. New York State Police and Tioga County Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene throughout the day, blocking the entrance to the property and investigating with K-9 units. We will update this story as more information is released.
The Dunkin Donuts in Apalachin is closed today. State Police and members of the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office were searching the property this morning. They did not comment on their investigation, but customers of the store have told us it appears that the restaurant was broken into and vandalized overnight. There is no word on when the Dunkin Donuts on Route 434 will open again. We will update this story as more information is released.
Owego-Apalachin School District officials have released the school’s new logo (Seen in the image above). The new logo is just part of a larger rebranding effort by school administrators. Those behind the new design say that it will be phased in slowly. Additional details on Owego-Apalachin’s rebranding efforts are expected to be released soon.
The Town of Owego is looking to convert it’s street lamps to LED technology. Town officials and SmartWatt vendor representatives held a planning meeting at the Owego Town Hall Wednesday to discuss initial details of the project. The Town is looking to replace roughly 550 street lamps with the LED technology. Preliminary estimates suggest that the move to LED bulbs could save town taxpayers upwards of 60% in energy and maintenance costs for street lighting. The entire project is tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.
The Owego-Apalachin Central School District will demolish their former Administration Building at 36 Talcott Street next month. All Around Excavating of Johnson City won the bid to demolish the building, which was destroyed in the Flood of 2011. They are planning to begin and finish demolition of the building during the month of November. All Around Excavating’s winning bid was for a total cost of $126,249. The demolition will include asbestos abatement, and will be paid for by FEMA.
The Owego-Apalachin School District is looking at installing a new, multipurpose artificial turf field at Christy J. Valvo Stadium at no cost to taxpayers. The FieldTurf surface would be able to host home football, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse games. The existing natural grass surface needs to be replaced, and field turf would cost about the same, according to Director of Athletics Andy Buchsbaum. He says an artificial surface would save the district more than $300,000 in maintenance costs over a 10-year period, as well as give the district the opportunity to host more sporting events, community events, and physical education classes nearly year round. Leftover funds from FEMA would be used to pay for the project. The district will wait to finish the maintenance building construction before making a final decision. If approved, they hope to have it ready for the fall sports season next year.