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Midterm elections begin as Tenney kicks off re-election campaign

Midterm season has begun in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Representative Claudia Tenney launched her re-election campaign to represent the district at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Binghamton on Sunday afternoon. Her...


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Town Gown Advisory Board talks surveys, police increase

On Tuesday night, Binghamton city officials, students, faculty and community members gathered in the Binghamton University Downtown Center for the second meeting of the Town-Gown Advisory Board. The board, which formed last...


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Community solar project creates clean energy accessibility

The world is going more green, and Binghamton is a prime market for solar energy. In an information session held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator on Tuesday, BlueRock Solar representatives discussed...


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Litigation halts house renovation on corner of Seminary and Chapin

After nearly a decade of litigation halting progress on repairing and maintaining 26 Seminary Ave., the residence has become dilapidated and covered in graffiti, with no solution in sight. Although residents on...


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Citizen Action lecture series examines race, oppression

Shanel Boyce is starting a conversation about the power and mechanics behind oppression in the United States. For Boyce, the community organizer for the Souther Tier chapter of Citizen Action of New...


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Senate task force hears testimonies on Binghamton opioid and heroin crisis

In 2017, there were 479 opioid-related overdoses in Broome County, according to Binghamton Police Chief Joe Zikuski. On Tuesday, community members explored potential solutions to the opioid crisis with New York state...


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Broome County Land Bank funding unsustainable

Just two years ago, 50 Front St. was one of the largest blighted properties in the city of Binghamton’s landscape. Once a hotel and nursing home, the building was abandoned in 2011,...


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Documentary screening highlights opioid addiction in young adults

The prevalence of nonmedical opioid use among the college-age population is between seven and 12 percent, according to the American College Health Association Task Force for Opioid Prescribing. As part of its...


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Broome County Farmer's Market hosts discussion on agricultural industry

Regulations and dwindling involvement from younger generations are posing challenges to New York state’s agricultural industry, a local panel of experts have said. The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel...


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Screening highlights health care in undocumented communities

Access to social services like health insurance can be limited for undocumented immigrants. To highlight this issue, the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and the Science and Technology Entry Program at BU hosted...