first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Warning: Yee be warned, herein lies spoilers galore!If there’s anything we can definitively declare about HBO’s spellbinding hit series Westworld, it’s that nothing is what it seems—absolutely nothing.And as we prepare for the season finale—wait, we’ve already sat through nine hours of sex-crazed debauchery?—the show’s maniacal creators have given us the big reveal fans have been craving for, and one that its legion of fans had long suspected: that good ol’ Bernard is none other than Dr. Ford’s oft-mentioned park co-creator: Arnold.That well-intended shocker, however satisfying, was hardly the biggest surprise of the Sunday’s episode. We were all distracted by the Bernard-is-really-Arnold-now-it-all-makes-sense smokescreen that the creators so cleverly used to conceal from us the episode’s deepest and darkest secret to date, one in which we hardly had the bandwidth to immediately recognize the enormity of it all as the park’s facade crumbled before us: William—yes, Dolores’ wide-eyed companion—is actually the same character as the Man in Black.Of course, this hasn’t been confirmed by the big wigs running the show, but all the clues are there: William somehow uses the very same knife the Man in Black has in his clutches, how they both appear to be wearing the same shirt in a previous episode, William’s primal rage finally—and horrifically—revealing itself in a bloodbath, and the episode’s not-so-veiled ending in which a silhouette of a man who appears to be William emerges, staring at Dolores. “William?” she asks. Yes, well, no, it’s the Man in Black. But yes, it’s William, at least we think so.Related: 5 Real-Life ‘Stranger Things’-Montauk, Long Island ParallelsConfused? Let’s explain. Fans have theorized that Dolores’ storyline is actually a different timeline than the rest of the show we’re watching, speculating that we’re witnessing events take place 30 years in the past. It’s an early period when the park had just opened. An initially apprehensive William eschews the purported pleasures the park offers but seems to be interested in discovering something greater.More clues are offered in the show’s penultimate episode. Take, for example, William’s sadistic colleague, Logan, who guts Dolores so he could showcase her robotic skeleton—a stark difference from the latest host models, which most resemble the human body. Or the aforementioned knife William uses to slaughter Logan’s brigade of apparent outlaws that just so happens to resemble the same weapon the Man in Black carries around.These clues may all seem circumstantial, until we see Dolores escaping captivity at the urging of William, who proclaims, “I’ll find you.”That takes us to the episode’s final moments when the Man in Black stumbles upon William’s new love. “Hello, Dolores,” says William, err, the Man in Black.The Dolores-William-Man in Black connection was hardly the evening’s only revelation. We also learn that Dolores killed Arnold. Why? We don’t know yet, but we’re hoping the finale offers more answers.As the season’s conclusion approaches, we’ll have to see if Maeve and Hector, whom she’s roped into her plot to flee the park once and for all, are successful. She’s been prodigious so far, so why not?In Westworld, nothing would surprise us.(Featured photo credit: HBO/Westworld)last_img read more

first_img Your Email (required) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three legendary New York Rangers will be on hand at the Steiner Sports store in Roosevelt Field Mall this weekend to sign autographs for their beloved fans—including the lucky winner of a Press contest that includes free autographs and an opportunity to meet each of the former players.The retired fan favorites include:Mark Messier, aka “The Captain,” whose illustrious career spanned parts of three decades, including 10 years with the Rangers. Messier played in 698 regular season games with New York City’s hometown team, amassing 691 total points. Messier was also a member of the 1994 Rangers’ Stanley Cup winning team.Brian Leetch spent nearly his entire 19-year career with the Rangers. The defenseman appeared in nine All-Star games, earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1989, was twice honored as the league’s top defenseman, and perhaps most importantly, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Rangers championship-winning 1994 season.Mike Richter was a Ranger until the end. The four-time All-Star goalie played 23 games in his rookie season and never looked back. He secured 16 victories in the Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup run—notching four shutouts.Time, Date & PricesThe trio of legends will be signing autographs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Steiner Sports Store on Saturday, Dec. 3. Event pricing goes as such: $199 for flats/pucks, $210 for equipment, and $40 inscriptions. A bundle package including autographs from all three retired players costs $269.99 for pucks/flats and $299 for equipment.The contest details are as follows:Simply enter your name and email address below.One winner will be picked at random.One person and a guest will win one autograph (total) from each of the three players and have an opportunity to meet the legendary trio. (Prize subject to players’ schedules and availability.) Good luck! Your Name (required)center_img (Photo credit: New York Rangers legend Mark Messier aka “The Captain” by Brendan Lee/Flickr)last_img read more

first_imgThe contest is open to all middle and high-school students in Broome and Tioga counties. Prizes of $150, $100 and $75 will be awarded. (WBNG) — The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) is holding a T-shirt design contest to promote mental-health awareness and suicide prevention. All designs must be submitted to www.mhast.org by April 10 at 11:59 p.m. “Being confined to home can cause extra anxiety and stress, not only for adults, but for our youth as well,” said Executive Director at MHAST Keith Leahey. For more information, click here. “If we can channel some of their energy into thinking about mental wellness and messages to educate others on suicide awareness and prevention, we can foster open and honest conversations,” he says. The mental health association says it hopes the contest will be a positive distraction for students that are at home due to coronavirus concerns.last_img read more

first_imgENDICOTT (WBNG) — An air state facility permit awaiting approval for SungEel MCC Americas’ proposed lithium ion battery recycling facility was granted by the Department of Environmental Conservation. Public records issued by the DEC about the SungEel HiTech plant in South Korea, show dozens of toxic chemicals could be involved in the recycling process. SungEel MCC Americas told 12 News emissions will be monitored, controlled and tested to meet air quality standards. “Following a careful review and transparent public process, on March 27, 2020, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued an Air State Facility Permit and a Solid Waste Management Facility (Recycling) Registration to Sungeel MCC Americas, LLC (SMCC) to construct and operate a lithium-ion battery recycling facility in the Huron Campus in the village of Endicott, Broome County. DEC determined the emissions/operations in the application to be in full compliance with New York’s stringent rules and regulations governing air emissions, which are fully protective of public health and the environment.” A spokesperson for the New York State DEC told 12 News on Wednesday: Back in February, Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson told 12 News she had some concerns about the facility, since she had not been contacted by the company when she moved into office. After the permit was issued, Jackson told 12 News she is hiring an environmental specialist to independently look at this DEC permit and the process. “With our village’s contamination past, I understand everyone being scared,” she said. “I am hoping for more time to finish the investigation we started, before anything is, or is not done.” Many residents are charged up over the safety of the facility, after dozens of public comments were submitted to the Department of Environmental Conservation expressing concern. SungEel MCC Americas says it would be the first of its kind facility here in the United States. The company’s joint venture partner, SungEel HiTech, currently operates a similar facility in South Korea. Much of the concern around the plant comes from the history of lithium ion batteries. They are known to be highly flammable and linked to fires and injuries across the U.S. The permit allows the company to construct and operate a lithoum ion battery recycling plant. The facility is now one step closer to beginning operations at 801 Clark St. on Endicott’s Huron Campus. 12 News reached out to SungEel MCC Americas, but has not yet gotten a response. Stay with 12 News for the latest on this developing story.last_img read more

first_imgThe pandemic, however, isn’t the only hardship Bronson is dealing with, she’s also fighting cancer. “They love knowing that the support is there for them, and that people do care, and they’re just excited, they’re excited that people haven’t forgotten about them,” she said. Bronson organized gifts at several BOCES meal pick-up sites in the Union-Endicott district. “If it wasn’t for these schools feeding our children, who knows where we’d be?” Bronson explained. A feeling echoed by employee Tina Robinson, saying, “I really appreciate that people take the time to appreciate us.” “Being a single mom is not easy, and it makes it a little bit easier knowing that I can get food for my son,” she explained. A day that brought joy not just to others, but her, too, “it feels really good to give back.” For Bronson, the help of the food service workers even brings a tear to her eye.center_img Jessica Bronson’s son is wrapping up an unusual 9th grade year at Union-Endicott High School along with many others. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — One Union-Endicott mother organized a major thank you Monday for food service workers in her son’s school district. In the midst of the coronavirus chaos, however, she wanted to show her appreciation for the Union-Endicott food service employees who work each week to feed children through the BOCES meal program. However, her diagnosis didn’t stop her from organizing a a whole menu of gifts for employees from the community including food, flowers, gift cards and dozens of encouraging signs. She hopes other district communities catch on to her idea. Longtime district employee Josie Henningsen says for her staff, it’s really nice to be noticed.last_img read more

first_imgFor the most up to date information, go to the NYSEG Power Outage Map by clicking here. As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, NYSEG is reporting dozen of outages. Most power outages are located southeast of Binghamton. (WBNG) — NYSEG is reporting multiple power outages in our area Friday afternoon.center_img For more information on the weather Friday evening, click here.last_img

first_imgYou can meet with employers about job openings at no cost. Attendees will be asked to wear a masks and remain socially distance. (WBNG) — The Broome-Tioga Workforce is holding a drive-thru job fair Wednesday. The job fair will be held at the Broome County Career and Community Services center in the Oakdale Mall from 2 to 6 p.m. Reading this on our news app? Click here!center_img DICK’s Sporting Goods Distribution CenterExpress Employment ProfessionalsWillow Runs FoodsRaymond CorpPlumber’s & PipefittersAccess UnlimitedFinishing Tradessouthern Tier PlasticsArmy National GuardMirabitoRemedy StaffingLowes Home ImprovementUHSHCALourdesInterim CareWillow Point Nursing HomeUnited Methodist HomesThe Hearth at Castle GardensGood ShepherdVisions FCUPaper Alternative SolutionseniEvolution ConsultingWBNGAlorica STCR The following businesses will be there:last_img read more