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  1. Clyde

    Broome County Airshow for the rich

    Yes... the briefing from NWS doesn't look good. It's a shame it will have a big impact on the Conklin Fair, Lumberjack Festival and Air show. I have to work today one of the events today, hopefully everyone stays safe.
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    Broome County Airshow for the rich

    I do know when aircraft like an F-18 fly at the airport, they need to create a flight box of the surrounding neighborhood, who must leave their homes during the show, per Air Force safety rules. I believe the county actually pays these homeowners off, and the hold-offs end up getting more money at the end. If they don't agree to vacate their homes, the F-18's cannot fly. But I don't believe there is anything from the Air Force saying certain roads must be closed. That is all county greed. They don't want spectators on the sides of the road, they want to force you to pay to come to the air show.
  3. I agree with that. 95% of the county Exec job is ceremonial (ribbon cuttings, press conferences) and running for re-election.
  4. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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."
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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    WNBF- Bob Joseph off for 3rd week in one month?

    I’m glad to hear Beverly is home from the hospital and doing well.