Roberson Museum taking struggles ‘day by day’


first_img“Those kinds of programs from the federal and state government are just so important to our survival, not to just bridge the gap that we are currently experiencing, but an ongoing plan for some kind of sustainability so we can get back to normal,” he said. Grasso also said the pandemic caused a 100 percent reduction in school trips, and other community events the museum hosts. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The Roberson Museum and Science Center is calling to attention the struggles of museums locally, nationally and globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Roberson has been talking to other organizations like them to find out ways to move forward. Additionally, programs like the Paycheck Protection Program made it easier to retain staff. It’s programs like these that Grasso wants to see benefit museums now and later. center_img Executive Director Michael Grasso said when the Roberson closed for three months earlier this year, it created a serious financial hit. However, he thanked the community and others for donations to help keep the museum afloat, and mentioned those funds were part of emergency money the Roberson used to offset costs. Grasso said the museum is taking it one day at a time.last_img read more

Decatur County Memorial Hospital hires new President, CEO


first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Decatur County Memorial Hospital has a new President and CEO.The governing board has hired Rex McKinney citing his experience as a healthcare executive with expertise in program development, operations, and community leadership.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.His leadership experience includes establishing physician-led services and developing programs to meet community needs.McKinney comes from IU Health where he served as Vice President.He is relocating from Hamilton County to Decatur County and will start by June 1.last_img read more

Terrence Alli National Open boxing punches off tonight

first_imgTHE Terrence Alli National Open boxing tournament will punch off at the National Gymnasium this evening with the potential of being the best slug-fest seen in Guyana for some time.The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) organised event is scheduled to showcase some of the best fighters in the Caribbean including 2017 Junior Sports Man of the Year Keevin Allicock, Caribbean Middleweight champion `Dynamite’ Desmond Amsterdam, Jamal Eastman and Colin `Superman’ Lewis.Returning to the ring for the first time in over 18 months is policeman Dennis `Menace’ ThomasThe 2015 Caribbean Development Tournament silver medalist is making a comeback sporting some light heavyweight pounds after moving up from middleweight. Thomas’ return could spell trouble for reigning National and Caribbean light heavyweight champion Markember ‘Violence’ Pieirre of the Guyana Defence Force.When the two last met Thomas came out ahead on points. The classy Thomas is being trained by AIBA Three Star coach Sebert Blake of the Forgotten Youth Foundation gym. A Best Boxer at the 2014 Caribbean Goodwill Tournament held here, the six- footer has represented Guyana at several major international events and remains one of the most experienced local pugilists.Apart from Allicock, Thomas is the only current fighter to have participated at a World Championships. In 2013 he and Imran Khan travelled to Kazakhstan to represent Guyana at the Championships.His return adds spice to National Open as Thomas will have his eyes set on being a part of the National team to the Caribbean Championships.Also gunning for a place on the National team are super heavyweight Steven Chan and bantamweight Asheer Al Azeem both from the USA. GBA president Steve Ninvalle claimed that it would be the first time in over five years that the tournament will carry a “foreign flavour”.The National Open is the last statutory event on the GBA 2019 calendar of events and entry fee is $500 for stands and $1000 for ringside. The first fight is set to commence at 19.00hrs.last_img