VESTAL, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announced today that Willow Point Nursing Home Administrator Kurt Apthorpe has earned a renewal of his Nursing Home Administrator Certification.
“Seniors are a beloved and important members of our community; they deserve outstanding care from skilled professionals who continue to educate themselves to best meet the challenges of caring for the vulnerable and elderly,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “Kurt’s dedication to Willow Point is evident by the goals he sets for himself personally and professionally, which help us achieve our goal of providing the best care possible for Broome County’s seniors.”
(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced Broome County is a 2013 Suicide Prevention Center of New York Excellence in Suicide Prevention Awardee, for its efforts to overcome the serious public health issue of suicide.
“Suicide prevention is a priority in Broome County; as the need to help individuals and families deal with this issue increases, so have our efforts to keep our community safe and healthy,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “The latest available statistics reveal that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans; Broome County is dedicated to decreasing suicide rates as we increase outreach and help for those who are at risk.”
(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced students from the Windsor Central School District are the winners of the County Executive’s Art Contest, a challenge aimed at promoting the many activities available in our region, through artistic expression.
“The talented students from the Windsor Central School District have done an outstanding job at promoting many of the activities that make Broome County such a special place to live, grow and play,” said County Executive Debbie Preston. “I applaud the creativity and passion of the Windsor students, and I look forward to enjoying their art work and showing the many people who visit the County Office Building the tremendous talent that exists here in Broome County.”
(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston, in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, today declared the week of June 9th – 15th, 2013 to be Childhood Hunger Awareness Week in Broome County, and urged residents to increase awareness and work together to combat the critical issue of childhood hunger. She was joined by representatives from the Binghamton City School District, CHOW - Broome County Council of Churches, Broome County Health Department, Broome - Tioga BOCES, Catholic Charities of Broome County, Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, and UHS.
(WHITNEY POINT, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and race organizers, participants and volunteers today announced details of the 8th Annual Broome County Parks Triathlon.
“Broome County is home to thousands of passionate athletes, beautiful parkland and an undeniable winning spirit,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “The 8th Annual Broome County Parks Triathlon will bring out the inner-champion in those of all skill levels, from children to seniors and everyone in between.”
(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Broome County Debbie Preston and Equinox Broadcasting Owner & General Manager George Hawras today announced a public/private partnership to present the 2013 Broome County Equinox Broadcasting Ethnic Festival.
“This is a community built on the heritage and traditions of many ethnic groups; it is important that we take time to recognize what our community was built on, as we present important events like the Broome County Equinox Broadcasting Ethnic Festival,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “Equinox Broadcasting is the perfect partner to join Broome County in growing this local event to an even larger regional attraction.”
(LISLE, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston today announced the Broome County Office of Energy Development will host a free Home Energy Workshop on Thursday, June 6th, 2013, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Lisle Fire Company, 9090 Main Street, Lisle.
(BINGHAMTON, NY) -- Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and County Historian Gerald Smith today announced details of Path Through History Weekends in Broome County.
Path Through History Weekends will take place on June 1-2 and 8-9 at 28 different sites in the community, where the history of Broome County will be told through interactive events and tours.
Path Through History Weekends are a partnership between local governments and non-for-profits in a celebration of the historical and cultural resources throughout Broome County.
“Broome County is an area rich in heritage and full of history,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “Path Through History Weekends are a celebration of our history and our community’s unique role in shaping America. It’s important we use our heritage to market Broome County as a fun, educational, and historic place to visit.”
(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and Front Street Dog Shelter Manager Kelly Conlon are requesting Broome County residents take part in the Second Annual Make a Difference Day at County-owned Front Street Dog Shelter.
The County will hold an Open House at the Dog Shelter on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 from 10am-2pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to drop off supplies, register to become a volunteer, adopt a dog or simply stop by to visit or walk a dog.
Two breeds of puppies will also be on hand to meet the public.
(Binghamton, NY) – A Broome County Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be held on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at the Forum, 236 Washington St, Binghamton.
Doors will open for registration at 8:30am; the Auction will begin promptly at 10:00am.
The public will have the opportunity to bid on 100 properties located throughout the County.
Information on the rules for the Auction and the properties to be sold can be found at the Real Property Tax Service Office in the Broome County Office Building, or on-line at www.manasseauctions.com.
(BINGHAMTON, NY) -- Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and Parks Commissioner Art Garrison today announced Broome County Parks will officially open for the 2013 Summer Season on Saturday, May 25th, 2013.
Preston vowed that admission to Broome County’s Parks will remain free.
“While Counties around the Country have begun to charge admission to enter their Parks, the Parks in Broome County remain free to enter and are open and accessible to the public,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “Our Parks belong to the people; we’re proud to offer dozens of activities at our nine County Parks which cover nearly 3,000 acres across the County.”
(CHENANGO, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and Sheriff Dave Harder today announced a collaborative effort between Broome County STOP-DWI, the Sheriff’s Office, Mirabito Energy Products, the KYDS Coalition and local Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapters to effectively address underage drinking issues in Broome County.
“Our children are our most valuable resource; so we must provide them the tools to become the leaders of tomorrow. They need to understand that illegally abusing substances leads to an unproductive future of dependency,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “As parents, teachers, coaches, mentors, friends and community leaders it is our responsibility to educate and lead by example. This is a community problem which requires a community solution.”