Month: December 2020

You’ve got mail! How postal workers are staying safe during the pandemic

first_img“It feels surreal, but, it made me proud that we’re needed,” said Romero. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – While many essential workers are fighting on the front lines, local postal workers are making sure you get your mail in this crisis. At the United States Postal Service facility in Binghamton, one of the mail delivery workers is Frank Romero. He’s been working in the service for 17 years and says the pandemic is not going to stop him from delivering on his route. With the CDC informing people that the coronavirus can live on surfaces like paper and cardboard for much longer than originally thought, Gendrin says it’s best to be careful when picking up your packages from your mail carrier. He says while he can’t stop by and say “hi” to people around the area, Romero says many are showing gratitude by waving to him, leaving him cookies, and other things.center_img Romero added he is following protocol, saying USPS supplies them with wipes, hand sanitizer, cleaner spray, and more to make sure whatever they touch and hand off is clean. Meanwhile, USPS Supervisor, Shawn Gendrin, says he’s proud and thankful of how hard the employees at his facility have been working. He added they are not just delivering your bills and letters, but also, “We deliver people’s remains, medications, a lot of different things that people count on every single day.” The best thing to do is to open the package, slide the item out without touching it, discard the boxing, and immediately wash your hands.last_img read more

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Broome County Fair canceled

first_imgAccording to the Broome County Fair website, board organizers decided to cancel the fair due to the current coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings in New York State. The fair was originally scheduled for July 28 to August 2. In a statement they said,We deeply regret not being able to support our local community, midway attraction provider, the Gillette Family Shows, 4-H partners, all of our loyal vendors and attractions and supporting fairgoers. We look forward to seeing everyone next year at the Broome County Fair, July 27 to August 1, 2021.center_img WHITNEY POINT (WBNG)- On Tuesday, Broome County Fair officials announced the 146th Broome County Fair has been canceled for 2020.last_img read more

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ICYMI: WBNG’s Morning Round-up (July 20)

first_imgClick here for more information about funding coming to hospitals in New York State. Click here for more information about changes in local DMV services. (WBNG) — Here are the top stories from this morning including information about a fatal motorcycle crash in the town of Cortlandville, new information about Broome County DMV services, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand’s announcement regarding funding going to hospitals in New York State and more. Click here for a statewide coronavirus update from Governor Andrew Cuomo.center_img Click here to see where the city of Binghamton ranks on Business Insider’s best Northeast cities to live after the pandemic list. Click here for more information about the fatal motorcycle crash in the town of Cortlandville.last_img read more

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