Monica Sandreczki

Socioeconomic Reporter, Host

Monica Sandreczki heads up the socioeconomic desk at WSKG, covering stories about how social structures affect people who don't earn much money. Before that, she hosted Morning Edition at the station for two and a half years.

Monica got her start in radio on the news magazine KC Currents at KCUR Public Radio and the literary radio show, New Letters on the Air, both based in Kansas City.

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Workers at the Kraft-Heinz factory in Steuben County can keep their jobs a little longer. Kraft was going to start shutting down on May 26 if they couldn’t find a buyer, but there's some interest.

It’s not publicly known who the interested buyers are, but a spokesman with Kraft, Michael Mullen, said they’re optimistic they’ll reach a deal by the end of the summer.

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It's hard to beat a relaxing day at the park. They're opening for the summer in Chenango and Chemung Counties.

At Dorchester Park in Broome County, Matthew Francis Gawors, Director of Parks, Recreation & Youth Services, is preparing for his first summer heading the department.

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The Tompkins County Jail has been overcrowded for years; New York State says the county needs to deal with it.

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Kevin Carey is resigning from his position as administrator for Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a public service that's become a source of tension in Broome County.

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For people who are on Medicaid, the government pays for their ride to the doctor, but not to pick up their prescription.

So, Mobility Management of South Central New York (MMSCNY) is providing vouchers for a free ride. It's the transportation arm of the Rural Health Network.

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Fire stations in Broome and Tioga Counties are handing out dry ice and water to folks who still don’t have power after the thunderstorm Monday. NYSEG provides the supplies.

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The no. 10 bus that runs from Elmira to Owego used to drive past Tioga Downs, but now it stops there six times a day. It's called the "Tioga Downs" line on the bus website. Chemung County added the stops to help people who work at the casino.

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At the Binghamton City Court Monday morning, former Broome County Executive Debbie Preston pleaded guilty to charges of “official misconduct.”

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Many drinking water systems in New York State are “past their useful life.” That’s how the state comptroller puts it. But they’re expensive to replace.

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At about 8:15 Monday morning, former Broome County Executive Debbie Preston turned herself in to the New York State police barracks in Kirkwood, NY.

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