A flood warning was issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton, N.Y. at 3:38 p.m. Friday for the Susquehanna River at Vestal. This warning will continue until Sunday afternoon. At 3 p.m. Friday the stage was 19.6 feet. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. NWS reported that minor flooding was occurring and minor flooding […]
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Owego Apalachin (OA) Central School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Russell recently signed off on an agreement with FEMA and the State’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services that provides sufficient additional funding to complete the district’s recovery from the devastation wrought by the flooding of September 2011. The district held a press conference at […]
The National Weather Service (NWS) was in Owego, N.Y. on Sept 10 to announce a new application that they hope will aid municipal planners, emergency responders, and the public should a flood again threaten Owego. Funded with $500,000 secured by Senator Tom Libous after the 2006 flood, the Weather Service with the Susquehanna River Basin […]
All residents of the Southern Tier have been affected by the flooding experienced in this region in the past few years. Homes and personal property have been destroyed, businesses forced to relocate, schools and places of worship closing their doors at least temporarily. A panel discussion addressing issues related to flooding will be presented to […]
A dozen vacant homes on McFall Road and Wayside Lane in Apalachin, N.Y. stood as heartbreaking reminders of Tropical Storm Lee’s powerful force. Even though some wouldn’t have guessed the 2006 flood could be repeated, Lee’s impact in September 2011 shattered previous rainfall and flood records. The haunting phrase, “a horizontal Niagara Falls” is just […]
You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. For the voters in the Owego Apalachin School District, on May 19 please vote no for the library tax requested for the Apalachin Library. Some people […]
The Owego United Methodist Church would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation for the $30,000 award to help complete the renovation of the church, community meeting rooms and business offices after the devastating flood of 2011.
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This week’s activity at the Schoharie County Courthouse was not without its twists and turns as the jury in the Calvin Harris murder trial ended their seventh day of deliberations on Friday, without a verdict. Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, the 12-member jury sent a note to the judge that they were deadlocked, and […]
Evergreen Cemetery, located off of East Avenue in the Village of Owego, was placed on the State and National Registry of Historic places in 2002. “Evergreen Cemetery is a community treasure, I think more people should visit and appreciate it,” Owego Mayor Kevin Millar said. But there’s also some problems. “The cemetery has been in […]