Owego

Kayaking for a Kure Registrations Due 8/1

The Kayaking For A Kure event registration deadline is Tuesday, August 1st.  Organizers of the event were on the WEBO Morning Show Friday.  The event raises money for local Cancer Fighter Jocelyn Kline and Traci’s Hope.  It features a kayak ride on the Susquehanna River from the Apalachin Boat Launch to Hickories Park.  The event…

Relay for Life Today at OFA

Relay for Life of Tioga County is today at Owego Free Academy, starting with the opening ceremony at noon. The celebratory Survivors Lap is 12:15pm this aftermoon. After dark, the Luminaria Ceremony is scheduled for 9pm. Relay for Life is a fundraising and awareness event for the American Cancer Society. Relay of Life for Tompkins…

Central Figure in ‘Operation Unwise’ Arrested in Utica

The central figure in a statewide drug trafficking ring is now spending his nights at the Tioga County Jail. Arthur Erskine, is awaiting future County Court appearances after an alleged career as an Ithaca-based heroin dealer who bought heroin from a source in New York City and smuggled the drugs into the Finger Lakes area.…

Local Firefighter Receives Statewide Recognition & Scholarship

A young local firefighter is being recognized at the state level. Owego Firefighter Jessica Jones has been awarded the Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship from the Fireman’s Associaton of the State of New York. Jones joined the fire department as soon as she turned old enough at 16 years of age, and just graduated from…

Big Weekend for Area Festivals

This weekend was a big one for festivals around our area. The 55th Annual Binghamton Festival went all weekend long featuring arts, crafts, and live music on Court, Washington and State Streets. In Whitney Point it was the 5th Annual Block Party on Saturday. Kolby Oakly performed as hundreds honored ‘superheroes’ as seen on tv.…

Owego finalizes plans for shared facilities building

Town of Owego leaders met yesterday to finalize plans for a new shared facilities building that will house the town’s Highway, Parks, and Utilities department offices and equipment. The new town facilities building will be located behind the Owego Town Hall on Route 434. The existing trees behind the town hall will be cleared to…

SUEZ working on E. Main St. in Owego

Part of East Main Street in Owego will be closed today as SUEZ replaces a 12-inch valve under the street’s intersection with Farm Street. Water will have to be turned off to 50 customers in the area while the work is conducted, and those homeowners have been notified. Once service is restored, customers may temporarily…

Minka homes coming soon to Owego

The Village of Owego is about to experience a renaissance, according to developer Bill Thomas. “I just have to tell everyone who is listening…Owego is a crown jewel,” Thomas told WEBO. “This village is going to experience a lot of growth and a lot of change, because this is what people are seeking now.” Thomas…