Gabe Altieri

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Gabe is a native of Sackets Harbor, New York and 2014 graduate of Syracuse University. He began his broadcasting career with KNLV AM/FM in Ord, Nebraska before joining WSKG in 2016. Gabe’s background includes everything from covering city council meetings to play-by-play of Nebraska state basketball championships. This is his second stint in the Southern Tier. He lived here for a summer after graduating from Syracuse while interning with the Binghamton Mets.

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Broome County is launching a program to get treatment for people at risk of an opioid overdose. It’s called the Peer Response Team. It works with law enforcement, hospitals and social services around Broome County. The idea is to better connect people at risk of an overdose to the services they need.

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Antanisha Garrett likes it in Elmira.

 

“Coming from a fast paced state like New Jersey, it’s really different," she said. "You can really come here and get your life together.”

A hearing on Wednesday in Broome County Supreme Court may decide the fate of a proposed natural gas transfer station in the Town of Fenton.

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Maureen Singer is not happy about a proposed natural gas transfer station in the Town of Fenton. “It’s tough to digest how a responsible governing body approved that,” she said.

 

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The final projects in Elmira’s downtown revitalization plan are now official. Governor Cuomo’s office released the list Wednesday. In all, just under $10 million will go to new projects, a zoning update, and a loan program for building owners.

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It’s been a turbulent year for Elmira’s First Arena.  In 2016, the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency bought the arena. The IDA wanted to sell it quickly to a private owner, but things still aren’t settled. 

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Last year, several upstate school districts were criticized by New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for exceeding the cap on their unexpended surplus fund, also known as a rainy day fund.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development programs have been criticized for a lack of results. He's said they’ll bring jobs to the state, others argue that’s not happening.

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The high school spring sports season is coming to an end. For baseball players, it’s the first year they’ve had a limit on how much they can throw.

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New York lawmakers want fewer elections. They say they can save millions of dollars by consolidating primaries for state and federal offices into one day, but they can’t agree on when that day should be.

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A Binghamton University professor says he's running for Congress because he thinks science and technology is ignored in Washington.

“I am pleased, terrified out of my mind, excited - I don’t know what you want to call it - to be running for Congress in New York’s 22nd District," said Patrick Madden, computer science professor, on the Binghamton University campus Monday morning.

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State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are touting workers' compensation reform as a win this legislative session. It was added as part of the recently approved New York State budget.

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Micatu is growing fast, The Horseheads start-up has over 20 employees right now and wants to expand to more than a hundred. “Started in my garage with $75 and, you know, five years later, here we  are," co-founder Mike Oshetski explained.

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Public money is often used to fund stadium upgrades. Elected officials say it builds up a local economy by attracting businesses, who want to set up nearby, and people, who spend their dollars in the city.

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As negotiations over New York’s budget drag on, groups across the state are clamoring for information so they can plan out the next year.  Those focused on worker’s compensation reform are used to the wait. 

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Earlier this month, New York’s Public Service Commission changed how solar energy is valued in the state. Ahead of the decision, some solar advocates were worried a change in regulations would make solar panels less attractive for homeowners and small businesses.

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The New York Public Service Commission could make a decision this week that would have a big impact on the state's solar industry. Advocates for small solar producers worry they’ll be left behind. 

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Several Republican members of Congress from around the country have lamented over “paid protesters” at town halls over the last month. Binghamton area Congresswoman Claudia Tenney cited “paid protestors” as a reason not to hold a town hall meeting. 

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The future of Elmira’s First Arena is in jeopardy. A proposed sale might not happen because of a disagreement between the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency and the City of Elmira. 

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ELMIRA (WSKG) - As Elmira plans out how to spend $10 million to revitalize its downtown, the city is looking for some life. There doesn't seem to be much in the area.

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BINGHAMTON (WSKG) - Professional hockey in Binghamton will have a new look next year.

“The New Jersey Devils will be bringing their American Hockey League development team to Binghamton and the Floyd L. Veterans Maines Veterans Memorial Arena will be their home," said part-owner Tom Mitchell. 

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The future of Elmira’s First Arena has been in question for most of 2016, but there could be answers within the next month. 

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For decades, free and reduced priced school meals have been a source of healthy food for low-income kids. Last school year, over a million New York children qualified for free or reduced meals. WSKG's Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri discuss a bill currently in Congress that could change how schools feed students. It’s a bill that reauthorizes the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

 

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Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing will expand into the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company factory.

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In September, a class from Wells College was on Cayuga Lake, near Aurora, when someone noticed a non-native weed in the water. It was hydrilla, an invasive plant that can cause big problems.

Unofficial Turnout In Broome Lower Than 2012

Nov 9, 2016
Leah Reigle

*This post has been updated since it was first published.  

New York state voter turnout numbers aren't official yet, but as of 1:50pm on Wednesday, the presidential turnout in Broome County was 79,542. That number was 82,227 in 2012, according to data from the New York State Board of Elections. If official, this would be a drop of about 3 percent.

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Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers lack what the FCC considers "broadband speed" internet.

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