‘Businesses need this stimulus now.’ What a Binghamton business advocate says will happen if it doesn’t come.

first_imgThe leader of Binghamton’s top business advocacy group told 12 News that if local businesses don’t see additional federal stimulus soon that we could start to see more small business closures. She does believe there is an opportunity for lawmakers to find common ground.  She’s hopeful Congress will come up with something that gets dollars into businesses’ pockets before the end of the year. She says businesses need it as local funds are running out (WBNG) — Businesses in the Southern Tier are at a critical crossroads in their fight to survive this pandemic.  “I think this is – this is a very important topic for us, Duncan she said. “You know we have been talking to our small businesses, checking their temperature, and they’re concerned, they’re nervous but they are hopeful the stimulus will come through for them.” “Our reaction is just to figure out how to do something moving forward because businesses need this stimulus now and our state and local governments need this infusion of stimulus now, Duncan said. “It did work the first time it did carry through our communities through many months off this crisis.” Stacey Duncan has heard about the multiple proposals national lawmakers have come up with. She’s worried one won’t get passed before the end of the year.last_img read more

West Ham ban fans over pitch invasion

first_imgThe match, on March 10, was marred by a series of pitch invasions and widespread supporter unrest, with club director Trevor Brooking confirming that co-owner David Sullivan was struck by a coin towards the end of the game.West Ham captain Mark Noble grappled one fan to the floor, while Burnley players and staff allowed frightened young supporters to take shelter on their bench.“Lifetime bans from all West Ham matches, both home and away, have today been issued to five individuals who crossed safety barriers to enter the field of play,” said a club statement.“A number of individuals have also been banned for life for violently throwing coins or objects with intent to injure or harm on the bridge directly in front of the directors’ box,” it added.The club said that a number of additional incidents were still being investigated and they expected to issue further bans before the next home match against Southampton on March 31.Brooking, speaking on BBC radio the day after the Burnley match, said it would be tough for the Premier League strugglers to avoid relegation unless the atmosphere in the stadium changed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A police officer on duty at the London Stadium during the match between West Ham and Burnley © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 22 – West Ham on Thursday issued lifetime bans to five fans who invaded the pitch during their Premier League match against Burnley earlier this month.Several supporters have also been banned for life for throwing coins or objects “with intent to injure or harm” during a chaotic match at the London Stadium.last_img read more