Binghamton City School District extends remote learning due to yellow zone designation

first_imgThe extension of remote learning is due to the continuation of the state’s “yellow zone” designation. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the clusters in Broome County will remain yellow, but the positivity rate has marginally improved. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton City School District announced Wednesday they will delay in-person learning for an additional week. In a letter sent to Binghamton City School District families, they say students will resume in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 2. The Binghamton City School District says they will be hosting a webinar next week to review procedures and allow families to ask questions. The district says the delay of in-person instruction will allow them to implement state-mandated testing. They say local health officials have said that the rise in coronavirus cases in our area are associated with community spread.last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Trump’s Team Defends him in Impeachment Trial

first_imgSouth Carolina Senate Lindsey Graham said if Bolton testifies, then it is important that President Trump also be allowed to call witnesses. One of President Trump’s lawyers, Alan Dershowitz told Fox News Sunday a crime does have to be necessary to be removed from office. He says that’s the only way impeachment is constitutional. This is opposite of what he said in 1998 during the Clinton trial. Dershowitz claims his legal understanding of impeachment has evolved since then. He argues Trump did not commit a crime. Dershowtiz and the rest of Trump’s defense team will continue their opening arguments when the Senate reconvenes at 1:00 p.m. Democratic House impeachment managers are echoing their calls for John Bolton to testify after a new report is shedding light on what he knows about the Ukraine scandal. The New York Times reported that in his forthcoming book, the former National Security Adviser writes that President Trump told him that he’d continue to freeze military aid to Ukraine until they opened investigations against his political rivals. A statement from the House managers said “there can be no doubt now” that Bolton’s testimony would contradict Trump’s defense. The impeachment trial of President Trump is now in the hands of his defense attorneys. And the question remains, will witnesses be called in the Senate trial?Utah Senator Mitt Romney says it is increasingly likely other GOP senators will want former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify at the impeachment trial.That statement came after the New York Times reported Bolton wrote in a new book that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine for announcements of investigations into Democrats. Trump has denied the claim.last_img read more

Nominations Open for 2018 Thurston County Sports Awards

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County’s Sports Commission | Experience Olympia & BeyondThurston County’s Sports Commission, a division of Experience Olympia & Beyond, presents the first annual Sports Awards. The awards recognize local athletes and game changers in our community.Community members get the chance to shine the light on local athletes from high school, college to recreation or senior leagues through seven awards. Do you know of an amazing athlete, team or coach that deserves recognition? Nominations are open until May 31, 2018 and can be submitted online at Winners will be announced at the 2018 Sports Awards from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on June 19 at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. For the full list of awards, see below.2018 Sports AwardsMen’s Sport Star of the Year (College) and Women’s Sport Star of the Year (College)Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time at any time during the 2017-2018 school year in a Thurston County college or a native to Thurston County. Nominees must also have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one collegiate sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.Boy’s Sport Star of the Year (High School) and Girl’s Sport Star of the Year (High School)Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time in a Thurston County high school. Nominees must have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one high school sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.Contributor of the YearNominees must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County and can include coaches, nonprofit organizations providing sport access to community individuals and/or large monetary donors to sports initiatives. Nominees must have demonstrated commitment to sports for a minimum of one year.Sports Moment of the YearNominees can be a team or individual that has achieved national or local recognition for their sports moment during the 2017-2018 academic year. This moment would have taken place during a play in a single game or individual match or event for an individual or team. Nominees can include individuals with either inspiring stories, remarkable sports moments and or outstanding performances throughout the 2017-2018 season.Thurston County Sports LegendNominees must be an individual (over the age of 18) that was born or resided in Thurston County for a minimum of five years and must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County. The nominee must have maintained and continue to maintain ties to Thurston County through philanthropic events and/or financial donations to support sports in the community. Ideally, nominees would have played either collegiate or professional sports or had a significant impact in the Thurston County sports community.last_img read more