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    New guy on WBNG News

    I think he's very good. I'm actually shocked he's in Binghamton and not a major city. WBNG is still difficult to watch. Their idea of investigative journalism is an insult to even first year broadcasting students.
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    WBNG Airing Live Feed of ballot count for D.A Race

    There are more registered Democrats than Republicans in Broome County. If the Democrats get their voters out, and 25% of Korchak supporters vote for the Democrat, I think it would be enough to defeat Battisti.
  3. Maurice Hinchey was clearly at the end of his career in 2010. I’m genuinely not sure he was all there in 2010... he made some major gaffes. He visited a fire house I was at, and it seemed like he didn’t know where he was. Also keep in mind 2010 was the Tea Party year. So that life’s Phillips in certain areas of the old district.
  4. Hopefully Steve is running for Congress. George Phillips seems like a nice, well intentioned guy, but he just can’t win.
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    Predictions on the DA Race?

    All these predictions are about where I think it will turn out. But I’ll go with Korchak by 10, so 55/45.
  6. Fred Akshar recently sent out an attack mailer on Korchak/Cornwell on the opioid crisis, saying Battisti would do something about it. I've talked to about 15 people who received the mailer, and it backfired big time, for two reasons. As an EMT who follows government policy and programs closely, I can tell you the current DA's office has done more to fight the opioid crisis than any other office in Broome County. People I work with, and talk to, all agree with this. Cornwell implemented several programs and the number of overdoses are way down. What has Akshar done about the opioid crisis? No one can point to anything. One person said he held a big meeting at Binghamton University. Okay, he held a meeting. That's it? Yup... The other major error in Akshar's attack mailer comes from his printing company. All 15 people I've spoken to who received it, all received a copy with Akshar defaced in what seems to be a printer error. His eye, lips, and shirt are all marked up. It looks like he got beat up. And I won't comment on the white substance on his lips. Good try, Fred. But this mailer has actually made more people question you and Battisti, because it's blatantly false, and you look like a clown.
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    Battisti fundraiser tonight... EMBARRASSING turnout!

    Based on my conversations and own experience, I’m convinced Battisti doesn’t have even half the support he wants you to think he has. I have neighbors who never asked for a Battisti yard sign, yet one magically appeared. Same thing happened with a coworker. Out of the Republicans I have talked to, 60-70% are supporting Korchak. And the people supporting Korchak are enthusiastic. The few Battisti supporters I’ve encountered can’t express why they’re behind him. Korchak also out fundraised Battisti in their recent public filing, and Korchak collected 1,000 more signatures when petitions were submitted.
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    The Absolute State of the Press & Sun-Bulletin

    We still get home delivery of the press and sun, mostly for obituaries. Twenty years ago, it was a heck of a paper. Ten years ago, it was decent. Today, it is best used to wrap valuables or potty train a pet. There were a couple days, about two weeks ago, there wasn't a single local story in the entire newspaper. For me, that was the final straw. There's no coverage of local events anymore. And news stories run two or three days after the news actually breaks. We will be canceling our subscription as soon as our current discounted promotion runs out this summer.
  9. No local law enforcement union has endorsed in the DA's race. The last local endorsement was for Cornwell in 2015, and before that for Korchak in 2007.
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    Garnar's version of the Data Breach

    According to the AgZeit Facebook page, Dutcher handles the Facebook posts. And if you look at the posts, most of them are during the work day. So is Dutcher running his business on County time?
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    Garnar's version of the Data Breach

    It would seem to me, being the head of IT for Broome County government, and the other public agencies they service, is more than a full time job. But James Dutcher seems to be growing his business, "AgZeit Indoor Farms", and receiving quite a bit of government money to do so. The grant process itself can be a full time job. I'm not saying that you can't have two careers. But starting and growing a business is often an 80-100 hour a week job. How does he have time to oversee Broome IT?
  12. It’s the job of a defense attorney, but not someone actively running for District Attorney.
  13. I'm not a police officer, but my understanding is after a certain number of years it expires, you would have to be recertified by going through a police academy. And, I believe there's age limits on the academies (maybe 35?). So in Akshar's case, if it expired he's not getting it back.
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    BREAKING: Battisti promises to bring back Gerald Mollen

    I'm willing to bet this would happen, if god forbid Battisti ever becomes DA. Mollen has no business being anywhere near the DA's office, he was asleep at the wheel for the last 10 years of his terms as DA. Mollen is currently collecting a $101,000 pension. That's right, $101,000.... but, yeah, let's pay him even more to ruin Broome County again.
  15. This is based on my 20+ years as a first responder, working with law enforcement and prosecutors. Steve Cornwell was a change agent. What was going on in the DA's officer under Gerry Mollen was unacceptable. Broome County was way behind the eight ball dealing with the obvious drug epidemic, without any real plan or direction. Cornwell quickly reorganized the office, hired the best prosecutors, went after drug rings, and put addicts into treatment. And it worked. Mike Korchak has an impressive resume. He was part of the "Cornwell curve" when drug use and drug deaths decreased. He has prosecuted some of the biggest cases in county history. His experience, along with the new direction of the DA's office, are exactly what Broome County needs. Paul Battisti is a flashy DWI lawyer. He has never prosecuted a single case. All of his businesses have been disasters. His personal life is a disaster. Republicans like Bijoy Datta, Dave Harder and Fred Akshar are behind him for two reasons, 1. Battisti will give them a free pass, and not prosecute them or their friends, they want a DA they can control. And 2. Battisti has spent years buying support to run for office, through big campaign contributions. Battisti would be x100 worse than Mollen. You will literally have corrupt politicians deciding who is prosecuted in Broome County. He doesn't have any experience relevant to being the top prosecutor, or running a business.