Southern Tier students thank counselors during National School Counseling Week

first_imgAcross grades and districts, students expressed how their counselors care. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — Students in the Southern Tier thanked their school counselors Monday for the start of National School Counseling Week. Whether it be with classes, homework, applying to college or just needing someone to talk to, students said counselors in our area fit the bill. “I’ll be having some bad days and and I’ll go down there and talk to her and she’ll just listen and help me out a lot,” said Johnson City Middle School student Mackenzie Rivera. Rivera explained her counselor even helped her through a difficult test by studying with her and providing words of encouragement. “I really appreciate the work you do to help us out,” said Vestal High School Junior Zaid Alvi. “She’s always there for me,” said Johnson City Middle School student Edgardo Ramos, “Thank you!”last_img read more

Why experts say you shouldn’t be concerned over short-term stock market changes

first_imgBinghamton University professor, Dan McKeever, told 12 News these three to four percent drops are relatively common. Even with these drops, he said the markets have increased by about 10-percent every year since the financial crisis of 2008. McKeever said because of its volatile nature, the stock markets are extremely difficult to predict, making it almost impossible to know when to truly make a move. Outside of people who may be closer to retirement, Professor McKeever suggested investing for the long run, which would make you less susceptible to short term drops like the one today. “If you are an older person or an older investor who’s closer to retirement, this may be a good time to contact your financial advisor and say, what’s my level of risk here,” McKeever said. “Should I be looking for safety given that I have so few years of earning left to protect this portfolio?” He said while most people have nothing to really worry about, there is one group that should take a second look. The answer for whether you should be concerned or not depends on how old you are and how much you have invested in the markets, but for most people, this is no time to panic. “I don’t think about it in terms of percentage drops, I think about it in terms of fundamentals. If you see that companies are failing to earn money, forget where there stock prices are today, but if you see that companies aren’t profitable, that’s when you get concerned,” he said. “Right now I don’t think that there’s any reason to be concerned about the profitability of companies.” (WBNG) — Stock markets dropped three and a half percent on Monday, largely due to fears over Coronavirus, but what does this really mean for you at home? He also said not to make decisions on shock value alone.last_img read more

Binghamton house with a dark history approved to be demolished

first_img“This community is great. They’ve been behind us from day one. Anything I ask, they’ll reach out and help me out,” said David. 6 1/2 Sturges Street is the house where 12-year-old Cheri Lindsey was raped and murdered in, in 1984. Now, the Commission on Architecture and Urban Design (CAUD) has approved to demolish the house, but it wasn’t an easy road for Cheri’s parents, David and Jean Lindsey. “The demolition of the property at 6 1/2 Sturges Street will be one of the most important demolitions in Broome County. This step by CAUD paves the way for use to bring down the property, which I know Dave and Jean Lindsey have been waiting on for a long time. Thank you to CAUD for the approval, and the Broome County Legislature for the support through this process. Together we have made this a priority to do this for the Lindsey family.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A house that has haunted the north side of Binghamton for more than three decades will be torn down. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar has spearheaded the demolition project. Here is his response to the approval: David and Jean gathered more than 1600 signatures in just a few weeks on a petition that was submitted to CAUD. center_img The Lindsey’s hope to see the property turned into a small community garden in Cheri’s honor. “They said they wanted input from the neighborhood and people around the area, so we gave them all the input that they needed,” said David. “Finally, finally it’s coming down. We want to take the first swing,” said Jean. The approval, David and Jean say, brings them much needed relief. After 36 years, they are ready to finally have some closure. last_img read more

College athletic programs presented with unique challenges

first_imgDempsey says the team has Zoom meetings every week, which has helped the team get to know each other better. The NCAA granted student athletes permission to participate in voluntary athletic activities as of June 1. Coach Dempsey says this is a state-by-state decision, and Binghamton University is not ready to welcome students back at this time. “We don’t know how long it’s going to last but we want to do things every single day as coaches and players that whenever the wait is over, we’re going to be ready to go.” Coach Tommy Dempsey says the team’s current slogan is “win the wait.” The “win the wait” slogan is an expectation for the team to be prepared when they return to play. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. Dempsey says this will slow things down, especially for the high school athletes. “We didn’t see those kids in the spring playing AAU, we’re more than likely not going to see them this summer.” “We’re just trying to be as demanding as we can with the players while they’re away. The expectation is that when you get back, you’re going to be in great shape.”center_img Another challenge is recruiting the 2021 class. For the second time, the NCAA pushed back the recruiting dead period through July 31. “Who you’re going to play for and where you’re going to play are big parts of the decision, but who you’re going to play with are big parts of the decision too,” sad Dempsey. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Binghamton men’s basketball team is one of many teams across the country faced with unique challenges amid the pandemic. Coaches will have to rely on film, which is less effective. “Most coaches are going to trust their eyeballs in person,” adding they are still unsure if they’ll be able to see the kids play this fall. In addition, introducing the team’s newest members was unlike any past season. The team had three athletes sign in the late signing period, meaning they could not have in-person meetings with the team. “last_img read more

Johnson City Police identify victim in murder investigation

first_imgJohnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge says the body belonged to 27-year-old Omar S. Terry of Johnson City. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Authorities have identified the body of a victim in a shooting and stabbing that occurred early Friday morning. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Terry was killed inside the car, they noted. 25-year-old Brandon M. Rose of Endicott was charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm in the investigation into Terry’s death. A third person, the driver of the vehicle that Terry and Rose were passengers in, is considered a witness, police say. Their identity has not been released.center_img Terry’s body was found in a crashed vehicle off Route 17 near Exit 70. He was covered in gunshot and stab wounds, police say. Johnson City Police found a knife in the crashed vehicle and a handgun in a bushy area close to the scene of the crash. Terry and Rose were acquaintances, police say. They believe the motive behind the killing was a personal dispute. Dodge says he is unable to comment on Rose’s criminal history.last_img read more

3 more states added to New York quarantine list

first_img(WBNG) — New York has added three more states to its official quarantine list. The new states are Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota. Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico were also added to the list. Quarantine applies to any state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day-rolling average. Anyone traveling from these areas must quarantine for two weeks.center_img Full list: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaDelawareDistrict of ColombiaFloridaGeorgiaIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew MexicoNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaPuerto RicoSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWashingtonWisconsinlast_img read more

Endicott police arrest individual for shooting victim with birdshot

first_imgThe victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and did not seek medical attention. According to a news release, Fellows was charged after shooting an acquaintance with birdshot in the hallway of a building at 25 Washington Ave. after an argument on Aug. 27. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Endicott Police Department announced the arrest of 31-year-old Zachary J. Fellows of Endicott on Friday.center_img Authorities charged Fellows with assault in the 2nd degree.last_img

SUNY to test all students before they leave for break; SUNY Broome reacts

first_img(WBNG) — The SUNY School System announced earlier this week that it will require their students to test negative for the coronavirus before returning home, so as to not potentially transmit the virus to their family members. SUNY Broome says testing is mandatory for all their students. When it comes to enforcing the rules, however, they say it will be more regulated with those students who live on campus. For those who live off, it will be more of an honor code system. SUNY Broome officials said testing students is incredibly important and they said all the SUNY schools were on the same page for this decision. They say that if someone tests positive, they will have to self-quarantine before they can go back home. SUNY Broome says all students who return back to campus after break will also have to provide the university with a negative test.last_img read more