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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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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One of the biggest decisions New York lawmakers make is how to fund schools. But the way the state decides how much money individual districts get has led to a good deal of frustration.

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The American Legion Post 80 is one of Bert Proper's favorite places. Aside from the plaques, pictures and flags that remind him of military service history, he loves the feel of the building. "You're around people that have been there," he explained.

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The Ottawa Senators are moving their American Hockey League affiliate from Binghamton to Belleville, Ontario. WSKG's Gabe Altieri caught up with Roger Neel of Town Square Media to discuss the move.

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The Senators are gone, but not the American Hockey League.

That's what Tom Mitchell, Binghamton Executive Vice President of Operations, said at a press conference on Monday.

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Members of the professor's union at Corning Community College are rallying tonight on campus to garner support during an impasse with the administration.

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Death numbers from opioid overdoses have become a flash point in Broome County and it may factor into the race for county executive. 

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The sidewalks were lined with people in Endwell on today to welcome back the Little League World Series Champions.

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College students are returning to upstate campuses and facing a situation year-round residents have dealt with for most of the year.

A drought.

August rainfall has been about an inch above average for many areas, but the National Weather Service in Binghamton says totals are still about five inches below a normal year.

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A proposal to re-word a swimming ban at Ithaca natural areas to make it easier to understand is on hold. The city's Common Council wants to focus on education and outreach instead.

But education isn't always easy.

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A severe drought is taking a toll on dairy farmers in Tompkins County. Producers in the area say they've received about six less inches rain than an average season thus far.

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Dick's Sporting Goods is investing where the company started. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo does not expect the have a prominent speaking role at next week's Democratic National Convention.

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  It hasn't been an easy season for gardeners. 

The National Weather Service says part of the upstate region has  received as much as 1/3-less rainfall so far this year compared to an average season. 

Casey Krause, co-owner of the Hillside Garden Center in Binghamton, says these conditions are nothing new.

"We've had three really tough years in a row," she explains. "We had two strong winters, hard winters, and then, last summer, we had a drought."

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The Binghamton Senators held a press conference on Wednesday to address rumors about the future of hockey in Broome County. The Ottawa Citizen, a Canadian newspaper, reported last Friday that the team is leaving for Belleville, Ontario. WSKG's Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri talk about what we know.

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Government employers in the Southern Tier had more job loss in the past year than any other sector, according to the New York Department of Labor.

The job count for government workers decreased by1,100 for the 12-month period ending in May 2016. While almost every other sector saw a loss, no other fell my more than 900.


Christian Harris, an analyst with the Southern Tier section of the department, says one reason for the continued dip could be the state’s property tax cap.


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  The current political climate has Libertarians hoping for a big year. The party has nominated former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson for President.