Toys for Tots convoy arrives at Binghamton University

first_img“No train being derailed is going to stop us we’re out here and we’re banding together and we’re really making this happen for the kids,” said Eric Stensland, Integrated Marketing Manager for Dunkin Donuts. The toys and coats were purchased thanks to a $30,000 donation from Dunkin. VESTAL (WBNG) — Toys for Tots Convoy for Hope rolled into Binghamton University Saturday afternoon, greeted by dozens of children and their families. center_img Despite being delayed in Bainbridge the convoy arrived at around 3:30 p.m. as members of the Marine Corps and other volunteers handed out bags of toys to children. The toys are normally delivered by train but the train was unable to operate this year forcing organizers to find another solution which was to deliver the toys by truck instead. last_img read more

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Amateur Athletic Union program takes the game outside

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Alpha Tier Athletics is taking practices outside for the 2020 season. “Our bond is really strong and coming from last year to this year it’s even stronger,” said Greene basketball player Kylee Peck. The program is designed to get high school girls in front of college scouts at games and practices. Alpha Tier Athletics alumni, Bree Fargnoli, just graduated from Chenango Forks High School. Fargnoli is now off to Hartwick College in just a few weeks to begin her college basketball career. This weekend the real test begins. The girls will begin traveling along the East Coast for tournaments. With all the precautions taken the players said they aren’t nervous and are excited to be getting back to the game they love. The team is comprised of the best girls high school basketball players that the area has to offer. The girls spend the winters playing against each others at rival high schools but over the summer they come together for the love of the game. One Deposit/Hancock player, Laycee Drake, says they enjoy it more. For the girls currently on the team, they just finished their first scrimmage in Scranton. With high school gyms still on lock-down, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) program is practicing on different outdoor courts in the Southern Tier. The girls wore masks whenever not playing and no fans were allowed at the game. “They want to be there as much as you want to be there so it’s just get out and play,” said Newark Valley basketball player Brianna Beebee.last_img read more

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Public health alert issued for Binghamton bar

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department has issued a public health alert regarding a bar that was visited by a person who later tested positive for COVID-19 Thirsty’s Tavern, 46 South Washington St. in Binghamton If you develop symptoms you are encouraged to contact your healthcare provider. Location and times: The health department says you should self-quarantine and monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 day after the date of your exposure. Nov. 20 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Nov. 21 from 5:00 to 10: 00 p.m. Nov. 25 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.Nov. 28 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. The health department says you should self-quarantine if you were at this location during these times for 10 minutes or more. last_img read more

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