Growing hemp industry buoyed by new stores, new laws

first_imgFor shops such as Your CBD Store that pride themselves on selling high quality products, it’s a big win in an industry where transparency isn’t always the case. Earlier this year, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced a bill to create higher standards for what CBD products can be sold in the state. On Monday, that bill was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. That’s the case for Your CBD Store, which opened its’ second Binghamton area location Wednesday. Assemblywoman Lupardo said this bill will help protect consumers across New York. “Eventually, they’re only going to be able to sell products that have New York standards, so those products coming in with unknown origins and unknown ingredients and bad labels, are really not going to be able to be sold in New York State because of our very high labeling standard,” Lupardo told 12 News Wednesday.center_img (WBNG) — For a rapidly expanding industry, having clear standards and guidelines can be a big boost for business. The hemp industry has exploded across the Southern Tier over the past five years, but when growth outpaces rules it can put consumers and businesses at risk. The law mandates that each product have a QR code or similar technology that tells consumers exactly what ingredients are in the product and where they were grown.last_img read more

Hockey fans meet the players at ‘Coffee with the Devils’

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Hockey fans got a chance to enjoy some Dunkin’ Donuts with the Binghamton Devils.In Vestal this afternoon, community members came out to Dunkin’ Donuts where they had the opportunity to meet some of the players. There they got to enjoy some coffee and pastries with defenseman Jeremy Groleau and goalie Gilles Senn.Fans left with autographed hockey gear and plenty of pictures. “When we were younger we really loved the game, and we also saw some older players, and the more we saw them in the street or wherever it was, we really were excited. We really wanted to see them and take pictures, and so I think like I said, it’s really something that we can relate to, and it’s just funny now to see that we’re the ones they’re looking up to,” says Groleau.If you want to meet some of the team, their next “Coffee with the Devils” event will be early next month.last_img read more

Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena workers left without hours

first_img“Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. “Some might be eligible for some benefits there so they are looking into that.” Marion said that although it doesn’t help, for the time being, those workers will have the chance to work the hours they are not getting now. “Yeah, it is really difficult for our on-demand staff,” Marion said. “It’s not entirely lost income, it will be for the most part made up at a later date. You know the hockey season is still in question, and a few events have been canceled, but most are being rescheduled to a later date.” That leaves unanswered questions for others. “Many are working remotely, processing refunds for events that have been postponed or canceled,” said Marion. “We check in with them on a weekly basis to see if they are in need of anything to try and stay engaged with them.” For employees like ushers and maintenance that simply cannot work from home, the arena is trying to make opportunities available to help them earn a wage. “Meaning, they are paid for the hours they work, so when the building is closed, they don’t have hours.” Which then leaves some to file for unemployment benefits. “We have made available some online training for them that betters their readiness for events that happen in this facility.” Marion says most arena staff is part-time or seasonal. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena had a packed calendar heading into the summer months but for the time being, Marion said that it is a tough situation, but everyone at the arena has been understanding during these tough times and knows they are all in this together. “The events are not canceled, but they are postponed,” said Arena Manager Chris Marion. Some of the arena’s staff have found a way to continue working.last_img read more

Southern Tier moves onto phase 3 Friday

first_img(WBNG) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday five regions in the state will move onto phase three of his reopening plan Friday. Additionally, pools and playgrounds may open with county approval. The Southern Tier is one of those regions that will move on.center_img In phase three, restaurants are able to operate at 50 percent capacity and personal-care services can open with safety guidelines.last_img

Rape suspect arrested in Delaware County

first_imgHe was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. The Delaware County Sheriff’s office charged Jennings with rape in the 3rd degree, a class E felony. Jennings was arraigned via video conference and was later released to appear in court at a later date, The sheriff’s office says Jennings is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 17 in August 2019. (WBNG) — Authorities in Delaware County say 23-year-old Travis M. Jennings of the town of Hancock was arrested on sexual-related charges July 2.last_img