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  1. The print paper used to be part of my daily routine. When I was working an early morning shift, I would go and get the paper and a cup of coffee every morning at 5:30am, at the Hess station. The paper was about fives times the size back then, and only 50 cents. It was full of news, details on stories you wouldn’t get anywhere else, and was pretty current. Meaning, things that happened as recent as the night before would be in the paper. Now I think the paper is up to $1.50? Maybe $2? Some days there’s no local stories, all National content. They don’t cover much, and what they do cover has very few details. Instead of truly covering stories, they do summaries “what you need to know”. And what they do cover is days old. If something happens at 8:00pm on a Monday, it won’t make the newspaper until Wednesday or Thursday. Today reading the paper every morning with a coffee has been replaced by scrolling through social media, reading BCVoice, and checking out Solak’s Twitter. Unfortunately other than obituaries there’s no reason for me to read the newspaper anymore.
  2. Clyde

    WBNG’s Chloe Vincente leaving for Birmingham, AL

    Yes, I believe this to be pretty accurate. I was chatting with a WBNG reporter about 5 years ago at an event she was covering. She told me she got a second job waiting tables, to help pay her bills, because WBNG starting pay was so low. And WBNG made her quit, because the restaurant served alcohol.
  3. I was hoping for some good candidates for this race because I can’t stand Shapiro. I am familiar with Thayne, but don’t know him. I watched that video, and... he can’t get much worse. So there’s only one direction to move. Hopefully.
  4. I think the store is having an identity crisis, are they a charitable enterprise or are they a business? Their hours need to be adjusted if they’re trying to increase revenue. Closed on Sunday is not realistic for a grocery store trying to make money. Sunday seems to be the biggest grocery shopping day.
  5. Kudos to the first responders who were there all night and morning in the frigid temperatures. While all of the candidates running for office this year were sound asleep in their warm homes, or plotting what to fake on their social media pages, Brett Noonan (candidate for Family Court Judge) was at the fire as a member of the Vestal Fire Department.
  6. I seem to remember something said by the victim’s family in a case Chris Grace served as special prosecutor, that Grace treated them like garbage. The family wanted a new special prosecutor, but didn’t want to wait a year for another trial. Apparently Grace is a bully with a temper.
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    Dishonest greedy Joshua Shapiro for Family Court?

    Shapiro is dirty. He was Jerry Mollen’s right hand man, when Mollen was DA. I testified in grand jury on a case Shapiro had, I couldn’t believe how unethical Shapiro was. Meeting with him he was late and unorganized. His office smelled like rotten food. Then he tried putting words in my mouth. Sorry pal, I’m not going to lie under oath.
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    Abels Pub- 30 Covid cases?

    A big part of the problem now, as I understand it, in the bar and restaurant industry, is employees are catching Covid and not being honest with the employers that they have it, and not being honest with contract tracers about where they've been and where they work. We saw a lot of "out an abundance of caution, we will be closing for X number of days". But now that more employees are catching it, these places can't afford to shut down for another week. So employees who have Covid are saying someone in their family has it, or they were exposed to it, when they actually have it. That way the employee doesn't work, and the bar doesn't shut down, but it doesn't help all of the people who were exposed to the sick employee, because they won't be contacted by a contract tracer and there won't be a public health alert.
  9. I was at a restaurant within 30 miles of Binghamton yesterday, and encountered many people headed to the Binghamton protest. These people were all from the Albany area. It was obvious they had no idea where they were going. I repeatedly heard “yo, what town is this?” “Where the F are we” and then “we going to burn this shit down!” I did place a call to the state police to report what I heard. I also contacted BCVOICE because I wasn’t sure what kind of media coverage the event was going to get. I should have guessed the newspaper was going to glorify the event. I canceled my subscription years ago. If I think of anything more, I’ll post tomorrow. I’m beat from several long shifts this week.
  10. I was working in Tioga County tonight and was asked if I had heard about Thomas Quiter, a Libertarian candidate who has made the ballot to run against Fred Akshar for NY Senate. I haven’t had a chance to do much research on him, but here is his website: https://tomfor52.com/ I’m inclined to vote for anyone over Akshar.
  11. Clyde

    WNBF- Bob Joseph off for 3rd week in one month?

    I’m glad to hear Beverly is home from the hospital and doing well.
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    WNBF- Bob Joseph off for 3rd week in one month?

    Depending what shift I’m working, I listen if I’m awake and able. John Solak is by far the best caller. I wish he called more often. I also enjoy Carol from Johnson City. Beverly, from the Town of Dickinson, referenced in the last post, I also enjoy. Anymore though I feel bad for her, she’s constantly talking about getting back to her volunteering gig, which she’s been away from since March.
  13. I don’t live in Endicott, but I need to chime in here. I work a lot in Endicott, but with the shut down during most of Linda Jackson’s term, I haven’t had the chance to meet her yet. What amazes me about Jackson is, she was so arrogant and rude during the battery incinerator debate. She told her constituents, and a man with a PhD in Chemistry, they didn’t know what they were talking about. And they needed to do some research. And she did her own investigation. Now she is claiming she endorsed something on Facebook she didn’t understand. Which is it, mayor? On one hand you’re talking down to people saying they don’t know what they’re talking about, and on the other hand you’re claiming ignorance now that you’ve been accused of racism.
  14. I haven't had a chance to see the Twitter video yet, but I'm told John Solak announced he will be a candidate for Binghamton School Board next month. Everyone should get out and vote for John. Though, I'm sure the school officials will find a way to rally their employees and their families to get behind other candidates to prevent John from getting on the board. They did this years ago, when Steve Garlock ran for school board, at the last minute school officials talked John Burns Jr. into putting his name on the ballot.
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    Remembering WNBF's Tony 'Russell' Ricciuto

    Take a needle, fill it full of bleach, jab em in the neck and watch them twhich. Take a needle, fill it full of bleach, jab em in the neck and push em in a ditch.