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20 ways you can stay safe this Independence Day

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first_img(WBNG) — The American Red Cross is offering advice on how you can stay safe this 4th of July. Grilling Safety Never give fireworks to small children or throw a firework toward people, animals, vehicles or structuresKeep a supply of water nearbyUse eye protection when lightning a fireworkLight one firework at a time and never relight a “dud”Store fireworks in a dry, cool place Water Safety Maintain a distance of six-feet, especially if you’re at risk for serious illnessWear face coverings in publicAvoid large crowds and mass gatheringsClean and disinfect surfaces regularlyStay home if you’re sick Here are 20 COVID-19 and traditional Independence Day safety tips provided by the Red Cross:center_img COVID-19 Safety Talk to your children about water safetySwim in places designated for swimmingDo not wear COVID-19 protective gear in the waterDesignated one person to a “water watcher” who supervises people in water-related activityDrain kiddie and inflatable pools once you’re done swimming Fireworks Safety Supervise all grills and don’t add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignitedNever grill indoors or inside anythingEnsure everyone stays away from the grill including pets and childrenKeep the grill away from anything that can catch fireUse long handed tools made for cooking on the grilllast_img read more

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Tioga County group celebrates anniversary of the 19th amendment

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first_img“It brings you a sense of maybe what we’re doing now,” Knickerbocker said. “We’ll be known is history for something.” OWEGO (WBNG) — The Tioga County Women’s Suffrage Committee celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Speakers talked about how this movement impacted Tioga County and Susan B. Anthony even showed up. Christina Knickerbocker says it’s amazing this historic piece of history made it’s way to the county. Held at the Tioga County Office Building, the committee celebrated with books and pamphlets explaining the movement. last_img read more

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Windsor High School moves to remote learning after positive COVID case

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first_imgWINDSOR (WBNG) — The Windsor Central School District says it is moving the high school to remote learning until October 26th due to the coronavirus. The district says the remote learning period will be from Friday, October 16th through Friday, October 23rd. The Broome County Health Department says anyone who has been in either direct or proximate contact with the positive individual will be placed in quarantine, and the district is working with the Health Department to begin contact tracing efforts. The district anticipates in-person learning to return at WCHS on Monday, October 26th at the earliest. center_img The Broome County Health Department alerted the school today of a student who had tested positive for the virus, and due to the number of staff members quarantined out of necessity from positive cases in the high school, they have decided to move to fully-remote learning. The Windsor Central School District says they will continue to monitor the siuation and will be notifying staff and families of any further interruptions to the school schedule.last_img read more

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Chenango Valley students enjoy new outdoor learning center

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first_img“Being in the field, collecting data,” Breed said. “We have all kinds of plans. We want to do an interpretive trail. Maybe do some fish tagging because there are bass in this little pond.” This is the first time Breed’s class is getting the chance to use the outdoor learning center. The outdoor learning center has a classroom and a garage door to open for students to have class either indoors or outdoors. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — Michael Breed’s environmental science class constructed eco-columns from the pond near the district’s outdoor learning center . Breed says his class is going to try to use the center as much as they can. It has heating and air conditioning.center_img Breed says this learning center is allowing his students to see the things they are talking about in class in person. The center was built in February, but due to the pandemic, students were not able to use it until this school year. The center is open for all grades in the district to use. The district has plans to add solar panels in the future.last_img read more

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