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Storm Update From Preston & Emergency Services

At approximately 4:30 PM, a line of severe thunderstorms began to impact Broome County. These storms moved across the county from West to East at approximately 50mph, remaining generally south of the Susquehanna River. There were three reported tornado sightings in the southwestern portion of the county, none reported to have touched down.

Preston Joins Local Leaders to Announce County’s Plan to Return More Sales Tax to Municipalities

(JOHNSON CITY, N.Y.) — Broome County Executive Debra A. Preston joined Broome County Legislative Chairman Daniel J. Reynolds, Broome County Legislators and more than a half dozen local leaders to announce the County’s plan to give back more sales tax to the municipalities in 2017.

Local municipalities will receive an additional $1.18 million in 2017, with $373,000 of that total generated from a 15 percent boost in revenue sharing compared to last year.

River Road Bridge in Town of Chenango Re-Open to Traffic

Town of Chenango – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston joined Broome County Commissioner of Public Works Dan Schofield and Town of Chenango Supervisor Hal Snopek to officially re-open the River Road (CR 96) Bridge over the NYS&W Railway in the Town of Chenango.

The bridge is located approximately 1.2 miles east of the New York State Route 12 and River Road intersection.