Karen Benitez


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Citizen Action plans second-annual Binghamton Women's March

Last January, the Binghamton Women’s March drew over 3,000 protesters to Downtown Binghamton. This year, the march’s route and message will be different, but organizers are hoping for the same enthusiastic turnout....


Garnar seeks to repurpose Broome Developmental Center as opioid rehabilitation facility

In 2016, 90 percent of Broome County’s 76 drug-overdose deaths were heroin- or opioid-related, according to District Attorney Steve Cornwell’s office. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar held a public forum Monday evening...

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LGBTQ discussion group fosters community on campus

Every Tuesday night, LGBTQ students and allies gather to discuss social issues, current events and celebrity news while enjoying tea and snacks. The meetings, hosted by the Q Center, are known as...

Campus News

Lecture on first Puerto Rican librarian complements cultural exhibit

When Pura Belpré, New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, first arrived in Harlem in 1920, she couldn’t find any children’s books written in Spanish. So she wrote one. On Monday, Oct....


Bud Koffman, Southern Tier Incubator namesake, dies at 92

Binghamton community philanthropist and businessman Burton “Bud” Koffman died on Sept. 20. He was 92. Koffman was a member of the Binghamton Advisory Board to the School of Management (SOM) and the...