Cortese restaurant open after fire, no injuries reported

first_img—– This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further information. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further information. 1:14 P.M. UPDATE: The Binghamton fire and police departments have responded. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Dispatchers have told 12 News that the fire at Cortese’s restaurant is now out. 11:18 A.M. UPDATE: They say no injuries were sustained in the fire.center_img —– PHOTO CREDIT: Cortese Restaurant Facebook Page Griswald and Robinson Streets remained blocked to traffic. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Emergency crews are responding to a fire at Cortese’s restaurant at 117 Robinson St. Monday morning. The restaurant’s owner told 12 News that everything is “okay” and the business is operating. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Cortese Restaurant is open following a fire at its location Monday morning.last_img read more

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105 years young: Woman gets parade instead of party

first_imgHer other son, Joseph, was very appreciative that people helped bring his mother some joy on her birthday given the circumstances. “She’s kind of locked in where she can’t go to Bingo and she was going twice a week,” he said. Cars, New York State Police vehicles and even firetrucks from the Union Center Fire Company drove through her neighborhood, honking, beeping and cheering for Tchir on her big day. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — For her 105th birthday, local woman Mary Tchir wanted some simple things: a nice, sunny day and to play bingo out in her community. Tchir also received an official citation from Broome County Executive Jason Garnar, declaring today, May 3, 2020, Mary Tchir Day.center_img “It’s very, very unique, to be honest with you, that came out of the blue,” Joseph added. But with COVID-19 changing the way celebrations are done in our area, her family, friends, and even first responders had a different idea. “It was very, very special,” Tchir’s son Dennis said. “There isn’t a lot that we can do socially, but this makes it real special and it just shows that there’s a lot of people that care.”last_img read more

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Take a virtual tour of Owego’s historic Evergreen Cemetery

first_imgThe virtual tour can be found on the Experience Tioga website, or by clicking here. It was established in 1851, meant to be a park-like setting. “If you wanted to explore the cemetery along our suggested walking path, you can enable this feature, and a little blue dot shows your location so you can get a sense of place,” said Small Town 360 owner David Coleman. Tioga County Tourism partnered with Small Town 360 to create the web app, available at your fingertips. Many people choose to walk the grounds, learning the names of some of the people who shaped Tioga County. The virtual tour features the biographies of more than 120 people, whereas the walking tour brochure only featured a couple of dozen. It helps locals learn about their past. “A place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town,” said Town of Owego historian Peter Gordon. It gives you the opportunity to learn about some of the significant people who were laid to rest there. OWEGO (WBNG) — The Evergreen Cemetery overlooks the Village of Owego and sits right outside the railroad tracks. “The printed walking tour brochure which is in full color would have cost us about $5,000. The virtual tour cost us $2,000,” said Gordon. Opening up the doors for new information about the history that lives in our own backyard. “The digital version is just so expansive that you don’t have those limitations,” said Coleman. “Remembering their family, we’ve already had corrections from one of the family members and it actually helps correct local history,” said Gordon. The virtual tour isn’t just fun for history buffs. “I personally think it makes no sense to retain all of these historic documents and photos in an archive that is not accessible to the public,” said Coleman. Now its original walking tour is going virtual.last_img read more

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Former Binghamton priest and a former Catholic school teacher accused in new Child Victims Act lawsuit

first_imgLaFave says the Child Victims Act still protects victims, despite the bankruptcy and encourages anyone who may need help to call the state’s hotline. Not only are they representing for charges against Madore, but they are also the attorneys for victims filing cases against former St. John the Evangelist school and Seton Catholic Central school teacher, James Francis Purtell. Stippel says Purtell is accused of sexually abusing two minors and is believed to still live in the Binghamton area. Many of the victims are just now coming forward because the Child Victims Act signed into law by Governor Cuomo in 2019 opens a “one year look back window” in which anyone who was under the age of 18 when sexually abused can file a civil suit. “We don’t know where he is, what he’s doing, whether he’s with or in proximity to children..and that’s concerning to us,” said Taylor Stippel who works for LaFave, Wein & Frament PLLC law firm representing the victims in these cases. (WBNG) — As the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, more survivors are coming forward with decades-old accusations against a local former priest and a former Catholic school teacher. Attorney, Cynthia LaFave, says when the Diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it blocked several documents of Madore’s records her law office was about to receive. She says the bankruptcy was a way for the Diocese to hide information. The Diocese of Syracuse announced in a press conference on Friday it is declaring bankruptcy in wake of dozens of recent lawsuits and pandemic-related financial struggles. However, the Bishop of Syracuse who has been in his position for almost a year, spoke at a press conference in Syracuse Friday defending himself, saying, “For me, transparency is important, so I’m not hiding anything. In fact, by declaring Chapter 11, we’re not hiding anything saying we just do not have the means to provide the legal costs and also provide settlements.” Former priest of St. Catherine of Siena in Binghamton, Father Edward C. Madore, has five cases against him, accusing him of years-worth of sexual abuse. He was ordained back in 1970 and stayed until 1987 when he left priesthood and disappeared from church records. Madore is believed to be somewhere in Upstate New York, but his specific whereabouts are unknown.last_img read more

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Mayors across the state call on Washington for more funding

first_imgAll of the mayors, including David, emphasized that municipalities provide services residents need every day. The group includes Binghamton Mayor Rich David as well as Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. They say the need for federal help is urgent, especially in the age of COVID-19. (WBNG) — Members of the New York State Conference of Mayors are calling on the federal government for financial relief. “You’re talking about fire fighters, you’re talking about individuals who pick up your garbage and recycling, You’re talking about people who maintain your parks, you’re talking about people who test your water,” David said. Mayor David stressed at the conference that the country is a collection of cities, towns and villages and called on the federal government not to ignore their needs.center_img “If you want to have a quick and vibrant return in our short and long term economic recovery, it starts with municipalities,” he said. “These are the jobs that are in your backyard, your hometown and your community.” David also stressed that local funding is crucial for the nation to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. With the pandemic ongoing, David says federal help is needed so that mayors don’t have to pass the cost onto citizens through raising taxes and layoffs.last_img read more

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