Vestal Middle School Students to perform free concert for seniors

first_imgAdmission is free. The concert will be performed by the 6th grade band, orchestra and select choir as well as the 7th and 8th grade band, chorus orchestra, brass ensemble woodwind quartet, ukulele ensemble and string quartet. The school’s Glee Club will also perform. The concert begins at 1 p.m. at the Vestal Middle School and is expected to be an hour long.center_img VESTAL (WBNG) — The Vestal School District is inviting senior citizens to its 7th Annual Holiday Concert Friday.last_img read more

Assistant professor at Binghamton University explains how you can prevent an opioid overdose

first_imgThe drug is not a magic fix. Doughty says you must call 9-11 immediately after administering the drug because the individual could re overdose after a period of between thirty minutes and two hours. VESTAL (WBNG) — When it comes to fighting the ongoing opioid epidemic, experts at Binghamton University are urging everyone to step up and help. Bennett says you can help by carrying Naloxone, a drug that can treat an overdose in an emergency situation. “Whoever finds themselves in this situation hopefully there’s someone who carries Naloxone on them who can help in reversing this potentially deadly situation,” he said. center_img “People are trying to avoid it because of the stigma or not talk about it but really try to understand that it’s a disease and it affects everyone and we really can have an impact on that” said Bennett Doughty, Clinical Assistant Professor at the university’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. “Naloxone is like a life vest it’s not saving us from the actual situation of opioid overdose disorder but it’s giving us more time if we are in an overdose situation to get that next treatment” Doughty said.last_img read more

Broome County to hold hearing on disaster recovery plan

first_imgThe hearing will be held at 5 p.m. June 10 via Zoom. The county says the disaster-recovery plan was developed in accordance with New York State law. For more information on joining the meeting, click here.center_img (WBNG) — Broome County will hold a public hearing about the county’s COVID-19 post-disaster recovery plan.last_img

Current Southern Tier protests mirror those of 1968

first_imgWhile all of the recent protests have been peaceful, the county does have a portion of its history where that wasn’t the case. Luther said similar to students leading protests now, back in 1970 Binghamton University students were heavily involved in protests against the Vietnam War. He said a few days after the Kent State shooting that rocked the country, hundreds of student protesters marched from BU’s campus through Johnson City. “One of the local civil rights leaders was arrested, and that was followed by a couple nights of civil unrest,” Luther said Friday. “In fact, Molotov cocktails were thrown at some of the area’s businesses.” (WBNG) — Broome County is no stranger to people standing up for what they believe in. County historian Roger Luther said the recent protests are very similar to ones that happened fifty years ago. Back then, people were also protesting for civil rights and against police brutality.last_img read more

Binghamton University target of ‘malicious’ cyber activity

first_imgThe spokesperson says safety and academic functions are the university’s top priority as the semester nears its end. A spokesperson for the university says it is looking into any effects this may have caused but can confirm its business information systems have been affected. They say it’s early in the investigation, but the university will notify persons who have had their data affected by the attack. VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University confirmed that it was the target of “malicious activity” that forced its IT department to take its servers offline. Statement from @binghamtonu about malicious activity on their servers — the school is still investigating @WBNG12News— Katie Jones (@KatieJonesTV) November 12, 2020 The university says it’s making progress bringing systems back online as ‘quickly as possible”last_img read more