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  1. I’m at a loss for words. I have to put this up there with Tim Grippen’s 42% tax increase as the biggest failures in the history of Broome County government. Unfortunately Mike Korchak, nice guy or not, well intentioned or not, does not have the abilities needed to serve as District Attorney. In the interests of moving the DA’s office forward, and best serving the people of Broome County, Korchak should resign and let someone who can handle the job serve as DA.
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    POLL: What should Korchak do

    I thought she worked at the jail?
  3. Yeah, this is inexcusable. I work with a lot of different local government agencies, and I guarantee no one else in local government got a $15,000 raise. Dozens of local businesses closed. And I know many friends who lost jobs. The audacity to give a raise, let alone a $15,000 raise, is enough for me to go door to door against Korchak when he runs again. And I had a Korchak lawn sign up last time.
  4. Steve Cornwell, we need you. I'm sure he is off doing great things, somewhere. But he is sorely missed as Broome County District Attorney.
  5. Clyde

    DA Korchak can't act surprised or claim ignorance

    I got the weekend off, it's great to relax in this nice weather, and check in with all of you at BCV. I'm so disappointed with Korchak. I was a big Korchak supporter last time, I even put up a yard sign, which I never do. I have a lot of ties with the law enforcement community, and I believe all of this, in this thread. Loughran has a reputation as a dictator jackass. I think the election win either went to Korchak's head, and now he's drunk with power, or he was never the person we thought he was. Maybe both? John Solak posted on Twitter implying there's a big political storm coming for Korchak, and I think he's right. I've heard rumblings of a few other Korchak/Loughran scandals that haven't been mentioned here. Everything here is really bad, but this stuff is even worse. Only time will tell. But for now, we need a new candidate for DA in 2023.
  6. Clyde

    DA Korchak can't act surprised or claim ignorance

    This is reprehensible. If Korchak hears anyone in the DA’s office mocking anyone’s religion, they should be suspended or fired immediately. And if Korchak is part of it, or he’s the one doing it, he needs to be removed from office.
  7. Clyde

    DA Korchak can't act surprised or claim ignorance

    I got together with a couple retired cops for breakfast this morning. Immediately this thread came up for discussion. One of them said, "it's about that asshole Loughran", the other said "OHHH yeah, okay, that makes sense."
  8. I was just in a meeting with someone watching the March 18, 2021, Broome County Legislature meeting. I’ve seen some really dumb things in government. But tonight takes the cake. After 55 minutes, basically an hour of the meeting with several votes already taking place, Legislator Suzy Ryan (Democrat, west side of Binghamton) raises her hand and says she can’t find the meeting agenda. She voted on several pieces of legislation, having no idea what she was voting on. And apparently has never used the Broome County website or seen the Facebook page that posts the links and agendas.
  9. I met her and spoke with her many times. Very nice girl. Her first gig was here in Binghamton. She took her job very seriously, a lot more serious than most of the reporters we get here. Not the kind of girl who would make something up or fabricate. It’s really a shame Cuomo’s people did this to her, she had real talent and passion in the field of reporting.
  10. 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.
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    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.