“Sometimes they had to actually go to Rochester to get it because of the shortage of it, ” said Cooper Busch’s mother, Tara Busch. The Busch family teamed up with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive in memory of Super Cooper. VILLAGE OF HILLCREST (WBNG) — Community members gathered in the village of Hillcrest Tuesday to honor the memory of Cooper Busch. “So we would have to wait a really long time at the hospital for the blood. So a two hour infusion would end up taking eight hours of our day. So having that blood on hand definitely helps patients a lot.” Dozens flocked to the American Legion to give back in the name of a boy who inspired numerous people across the Southern Tier. Family members say that donating blood not only saves lives, but can help in other ways as well. Those who donated blood in honor of Cooper received a free Super Cooper socks. The Busch family hoped to collect 25 units of blood which has the potential to save 75 lives.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — At The Lost Dog Cafe in downtown Binghamton, Representative Anthony Brindisi announced his run for re-election to the 22nd seat of Congress. Brindisi defeated Tenney two years ago and she recently announced that she will be running again for the seat. Brindisi is keeping the theme of his last campaign; running with a positive message. Tenney received a endorsement from President Donald Trump . Republican Claudia Tenney is also running for congress. “I really believe that people are very sick of the negativity in campaigning and I want to bring people together, that’s what people tell me most when I see them at town hall meetings,” says Brindisi. “They want to see Democrats and Republicans working together. That’s something I’ve done over the last year and a half and it’s something I hope to continue to do on behalf of this community,” he says. In a year and a half on the job Brindisi used bi-partisan efforts to get four of his bills signed into law by President Trump.
“Traditionally August is our big back to school rush. Between the northern PA teachers coming in for products and then later in the month will be New York State,” said Manager Marybeth Salamida. This summer is no different. Satico’s is now selling a lot of resources schools haven’t had to use in the past. As the store plans for the future, it knows change will continue to be in the cards. “It’s a slow start to the season,” said Salamida. “Down the road, they won’t need planning books, everything is so technical,” said Salamida. But Satico’s is still staying afloat. They have been able to adjust its products to what’s currently trending, and has done this for years. “The business side is always tough, and that’s why Satico’s has always reinvented itself,” said Salamida. “People might remember us as a luggage store because we had walls and walls of luggage in the IBM days. Downstairs was all party supplies when big parties were big in this area, and we’ve just had to go with the flow and make the change and hope business prevails.” “Popular this year are social distancing posters, social distancing mats you can put down on the floor, so students stay six feet apart,” said Salamida. Since there was so much uncertainty with schools this summer, business is not what it usually is. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Satico’s in Endicott typically spends this month helping teachers get their classrooms ready for the fall. But no matter the times, Satico’s and the schools in the community know they’re all in this together.