8 Dec

Noah Farrelly Run held virtually

first_imgPutrino said the last minute change in the run perfectly embodied Noah’s memory. “From when we’d run together it was kind of like, ‘I just finished dinner and I’m full of pasta, but lets go get a run in,'” Putrino said. “Running wherever or whenever was what Noah did.” Runners ran whenever and wherever they could to honor Noah’s memory. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The 2020 Noah Farrelly Run was held virtually on Sunday. Noah’s longtime friend Vincent Putrino said the event was different this year, not just because of the coronavirus moving it virtual, but because the field day element was cancelled. Noah’s mother, Bridgette Farrelly, said even being held online rather than in person, the run was once again a big success. center_img Despite the new challenge of a virtual run, around 400 participants lcad up their shoes and hit the trails. “You can add a twist on it if you want to go a little longer, run a couple of other streets. That is what we are going to do today. Go run a loop at the course and go run a little more,” said Putrino. “We have people here in town, people that came to run the course and people all across the state,” said Farrelly. “I was down here with some pom poms and some cow bells. We really made it fun.” “It’s such a challenging time that I really did not expect this type of turnout,” said Farrelly. “I am so grateful, I am so honored we really live in such a fantastic town.”last_img read more

8 Dec

New York rental relief program deadline extended

first_imgYou can apply by clicking here. If you wish to apply, you must meet the following criteria: The programs helps those who have been impacted financially by the pandemic. Be a renter with primary residence in New YorkYour household income must have been below 80 percent before March 1, 2020. Families with the lowest income will be prioritized.Household must pay more than 30 percent of gross monthly income for rent before March 1, 2020Applicants have less monthly income between April and July 2020 than they did before March 1, 2020. (WSTM/WBNG) — The deadline to apply for New York’s COVID Rent Relief Program has been extended to Aug. 6.last_img read more

8 Dec

Guthrie pediatrician says schools can reopen in fall, as long as safety comes first

first_imgHeavner says things like daily temperature checks, switching clothes when you get home and showering immediately after school after aren’t necessary. SAYRE, Pa. (WBNG) — Dr. Philip Heavner at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. says he believes if schools take the proper precautions, there’s no reason students can’t have in-person learning this fall. He said the relatively low case numbers in Pennsylvania and New York are another sign schools can reopen safely. While Dr. Heavner has not spoken directly to any school districts as of Tuesday, he said he would be open to sharing pediatric or medical opinions.center_img Instead, your child can do things things wearing a mask and washing their hands to stay healthy. “We’re able to really monitor even day by day,” Dr. Heavner told 12 News Tuesday. “I think in-person learning can be safe if the schools are able to execute social distancing, masking, handwashing, arrange for different ways of delivering meals and different group activities, but they’ve got to do all of it.”last_img read more