Phase two in the Southern Tier is a go, before that, there was confusion

first_imgFor a closer look at Governor Andrew Cuomo’s response to the Phase 2 confusion, click here. But despite the Phase 2 delay, owner Heidi Weeks is now prepared for customers to enter the doors. “All of this is absolutely mind-blowing to me,” Parker said. “We have spent hours and days in preparation, studying CDC, New York State guidelines, things that we already meet. Extreme disappointment.” Real estate, a service listed under Phase 2 as well, is also back on, with real estate broker John Burns saying he was glad the state erred on the side of safety even if it meant a slight delay. Sherette parker is the owner of SalonTREND in Vestal, a hair service part of Phase 2. “I love my store more than anything in the world and I just want to share it,” Weeks said, “We have all our little hand sanitizer stations ready. I have instructions for my staff about cleaning.”center_img Parker told 12 News she and the salon had a significant amount of money and had 18 customers booked for haircuts on Friday before she heard the news Phase 2 had been delayed. (WBNG) – Five regions in New York state have been given the green light to move to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, but before the news, there was confusion and frustration. “Measure twice cut once, so we don’t have to go back and apologize to the world that we did it the wrong way,” Burns said. “I’m kind of glad that they are being super cautious.” In Binghamton, Mabel D. Orr of Fashion Boutique was ready to make the jump from curbside service to opening their doors for the first time since March 13.last_img read more

Recycling center offers free LED light bulbs

first_imgAurora, In. — The Dearborn County Recycling Center is conducting a lightbulb exchange through the month of November. Dearborn County residents can bring up to two old bulbs each and receive new LED replacements. This program is taking place in the Recycling Center Drive-Thru, Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm and Wednesday 9am to 6pm. The project is a celebration of America Recycles Day, which is November 15th. More information is available online here.This program is being partially funded by the Southeastern Indiana REMC Operation RoundUp Grant Program. The Recycling Center received $1,000 from the program, which gave $73,683.95 to 37 recipients from 7 counties.  Southeastern Indiana REMC explains the program by saying, “The grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by “rounding up” their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount.” This is the second disbursement of the funds. Another is scheduled for January 2018. Applications will be accepted in December 2017 for that cycle and can be found online here.The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management is a subunit of the Dearborn County government. It operates the Dearborn County Recycling Center in Aurora, which provides recycling and special disposal services to residents. The public utilizes 13 drop-off locations for recycling of household items and the Drive-Thru for problematic wastes, such as tires, electronics and motor oil. The District also collects Household Hazardous Wastes and runs a non-profit reuse center for education and charitable causes. Educational services are provided at no additional cost to anyone interested.last_img read more

Odom says he is ready to play

first_imgWhat once looked like a potentially season-ending shoulder injury will wind up keeping Lamar Odom out for less than two weeks, a critical development for the Lakers as they attempt to regroup with 18 games left in the regular season. Odom saw team doctor Steve Lombardo before Sunday’s game and was cleared to practice. It was feared that Odom would need surgery to repair the torn labrum he suffered in a March 2 game against Sacramento. The Lakers are 0-5 since Odom’s injury. He saw specialist Lewis Yocum last week, at which time the Lakers said Odom would defer a decision on surgery for two to threeweeks to see whether he would be able to strengthen his shoulder enough to play. Lakers coach Phil Jackson conceded that Odom, who needed surgery to repair a similar injury at the end of the 2004-05 season, would be limited in some ways once he returns. Odom still hadn’t done any shooting yet, to the best of Jackson’s knowledge. “I think he’d have to understand what he can do and what he can’t do,” Jackson said. “There’s some things, maybe going to the basket and dunking the ball, that right off the bat is something he’s going to have to watch, because that extension is the problem.” Injury report: Jackson said Luke Walton reported no pain and increased mobility in his ankle and was hopeful of returning Thursday. Walton was in uniform for Sunday’s game but did not play. The coach also has given Vladimir Radmanovic (separated shoulder) the nickname of “Count Dracula” as he watches practice from the sidelines. Radmanovic was injured in a snowboarding incident for which he was fined $500,000. He is not expected to play until sometime in April but Jackson did say, “Hopefully, he’ll get back in time to play a couple games.” Center of attention: A combination of factors led to teenage center Andrew Bynum staying in the starting lineup and Kwame Brown coming off the bench Sunday. The first came with Brown showing up late to Sunday’s shootaround. Brown celebrated his 25th birthday Saturday – there were no cake-throwing incidents – but didn’t make any excuses to Jackson. Jackson also said he “liked (Bynum’s) attitude” after Friday’s loss to Philadelphia. Bynum had another lackluster game, making just 1 of 4 shots and scoring two points, in what Jackson considered a favorable matchup against the Mavericks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “The strength is good, so the strength will protect the shoulder,” Odom said. “I regained strength really quick, so the rehab’s going well right now, and I’m looking forward to getting on the court.” “I will play on Thursday (against Denver),” Odom added. “No doubt about it.” last_img read more