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Elderly woman with dementia found safe

first_imgAnyone with info asked to call State Police at Sidney (607) 561-7400. According to authorities, Belle Lord was reported missing after she left a home on Sunset Ridge Road in the town of Otsego around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. She has since been found safe in good condition and is now with her family. OTSEGO (WBNG) — New York State Police reported that the missing 89-year-old woman with dementia has been found. 8:30 P.M. UPDATE: According to authorities, Belle Lord left a home on Sunset Ridge Road in the town of Otsego around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. They say she left in a silver 2008 Toyota Solara convertible with a black top with North Carolina plates reading BHL 7498.center_img Troopers say she could be heading to her last residence in Wilmington, NC. OTSEGO (WBNG) — New York State Police are searching for a missing 89-year-old woman with dementia. Troopers added she also has a white terrier mix dog with her that has a pink collar and pink leash. Lord is described as having red hair, green eyes, she is approximately 5’3 and 70 pounds. Troopers noted she is possibly be wearing a black double breasted long wool coat and have a turquoise and black Vera Bradley purse.last_img read more

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Vestal Museum to move back to Rail Trail

first_img“If we move back to the Rail Trial then we have potential to receive national historic status,” said Museum Director Cherese Rosales. “There’s a number of requirements and one of them is that its in its original or similar to its original location and position.” The museum had to undergo fundraising efforts in the form of grant writing. It secured a $360,000 grant from New York State, a $70,000 grant from the Hoyt Foundation and a $50,000 dollar grant from the Decker Foundation. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Vestal Museum has secured all of its funding to make its big move in 2020. The Vestal Museum will move back close to its original location on the Vestal Rail Trail next to the Vestal Coalhouse.center_img The museum says moving back to the original location opens up some potential doorways. The museum aims to make the move in the summer or fall.last_img read more

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Elective surgeries to be re-permitted in Broome County

first_imgThe governor says he will sign an executive order for this later Wednesday. Broome County is just of many counties in the state that will be allowed to perform elective surgeries. Cuomo says in order for hospitals to perform elective surgeries, the county they are in must not foresee a significant surge of COVID-19 cases. Tioga County hospitals have not been permitted to perform elective surgeries. Chenango and Delaware county hospitals are also permitted to perform them. PHOTO CREDIT: Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Broome County hospitals will allow elective surgeries again after previously banning them in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania releases COVID-19 update with report on health care workers

first_imgThe health department says that of the statewide total deaths, 1,614 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.  HARRISBURG, Pa (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania Health Department gave a statewide update on the coronavirus on Saturday. The health department reports 187,071 negative tests to date. They have provided an age breakdown of the patients who have tested positive. The breakdown is as follows: Nearly 1% are aged 0-4Nearly 1% are aged 5-121% are aged 13-18Nearly 6% are aged 19-24Nearly 38% are aged 25-49Nearly 27% are aged 50-64Nearly 27% are aged 65 or older Additionally, they say approximately 2,989 of the total positive cases are health care workers.  For statewide updates on the coronavirus, visit pa.gov.center_img Pennsylvania residents can sign up for AlertPA, which is a notification system for health, weather, and coronavirus updates. Residents can sign up online at this link. The health department has provided a report on nursing and personal care homes in the state. They say there are 8,827 cases among residents and 1,148 among employees. That makes a total of 9,975 in 478 different facilities.  The health department reports 1,334 additional positive cases, which brings the statewide total to 48,305. They also say there are 64 additional deaths, bringing the total to 2,418 For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

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Owego restaurants aiming to provide a taste of tradition

first_imgThe festival was canceled in April due to coronavirus concerns, but places like The Owego Kitchen and Original’s Bar and Lounge are helping the community get their strawberry fix. Just a few doors down, Original’s is blending up festival favorites: strawberry daiquiris and sangria. “I know it was devastating to a lot of people to not have this gem that we have in our village,” he said. “The event itself just brings families together, it brings communities together, people plan their trips home around the festival.” Manager Bradley Crews said Friday night of the event is generally one of largest nights of the year for Original’s. “Usually we’d be serving that to a community filled with 8,000 to 9,000 people tonight,” he said. “We’ll see who comes in. We hope to see some of our regular smiling faces.” “To be able to offer those strawberry products really makes a difference, people look forward to it,” Lovelass said, “We would still in the spirit of things have those items so we could kind of celebrate it on our own.” Crews’ disappointment also coming from his other role, the president of the Historic Owego Marketplace, the festival’s organizer.center_img Over at the Owego Kitchen, owner Ike Lovelass and his staff have created strawberry and cream croissants, a chilled strawberry soup, and strawberry shortcake. Crews told 12 News this year would’ve been the 40th year of the festival, but he emphasized plans for those celebrations to take place in the summer of 2021. Both Crews and Lovelass were just happy to give their community a taste of tradition. “A little hint of strawberry festival was something we thought was important to do,” Crews said. OWEGO (WBNG) — Restaurants in Owego are putting their berry best forward, as they introduce savory ways for people to enjoy what would have been the annual Owego Strawberry Festival.last_img read more

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