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Vietnam veteran stops at Binghamton High School during statewide walk

Every day, about 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide, which does not include the number of veterans slowly dying from drug and alcohol addiction, according to Frank Romeo, activist and Vietnam War veteran....


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American Civic Association commemorates tenth anniversary of mass shooting

On April 3, 2009, Jeffrey King’s life changed forever when his mother, Roberta King, was one of 13 killed in New York’s deadliest mass shooting at the American Civic Association (ACA) in...


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Binghamton University Forum hosts luncheon on New York's agriculture and food systems

Agriculture, food systems and economics were hot topics at the Binghamton University Forum’s luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon. The luncheon, which featured a talk...


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Binghamton University Community Schools receives five-year, $1.7 million contract from New York State Education Department

Binghamton University Community Schools (BUCS) has been selected to receive a five-year, $1.7 million contract from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to become one of three Technical Assistant Centers (TAC)...


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Town-Gown Advisory Board meets for second time this year, but lacks details on proposal progress

Coming together for the second Town-Gown Advisory Board (TGAB) meeting of the year, city officials, community members, professors and students were met with a presentation on Binghamton University’s plans to revitalize areas...


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Local politicians urge Amazon to consider Binghamton for headquarters

Ten days ago, Amazon canceled its plans for a headquarters in New York City amid local opposition and outrage. Now, local politicians are trying to bring Amazon to central New York. Following...


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Students voice opposition to blue bag system in Binghamton

Binghamton averages 170 tons of garbage a week, all of which must be placed in city-mandated blue bags. But the policy, which started in 1991 as a way to encourage residents to...


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Speakers talk fair elections, state budget at Binghamton forum

Southern Tier residents gathered on Wednesday night to learn more about the upcoming New York state budget and the effect it may have on their communities. The forum, hosted by Citizen Action...


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Community activists talk tenants rights, renters' issues

Students and local residents throughout Binghamton are searching for safe and affordable housing as the city adjusts to a changing real estate market and economic environment. On Thursday night, a group organizing...


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Debate team director travels to Dominican Republic to instruct high school students

Following a suggestion from a Binghamton University parent, a faculty member traveled to the Dominican Republic last week to teach debate and public speaking to high schoolers. Joseph Leeson-Schatz, director of debate...