Community

As Broome County sees decrease in overdose deaths since March, activists and officials continue prevention efforts

Deaths attributed to opioid drug overdoses in Broome County totaled nine for this year’s third quarter, according to statistics released by Broome County District Attorney Stephen Cornwell. The statistics bring this year’s...


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UDC panels focus on adolescent health

In a room full of researchers, community service leaders and Binghamton University students and faculty, the Let Us Dream Conference aimed to provide insight into initiatives and research centering around the betterment...


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Nicaraguan prosecutors present evidence, law enforcement officials testify on second day of Haley Anderson murder trial

In a day of trial on Friday that left several of Haley Anderson’s family and friends in tears, Nicaraguan prosecutors presented physical evidence from her murder case and and focused on testimonies...


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Broome County Democratic Committee's new chair seeks to build stronger relationship between community, local college students

Bridget Callaghan-Kane, Broome County’s newly elected chair of the Broome County Democratic Committee, is aiming to build a stronger relationship between the Broome County community and the students at both Binghamton University...


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BU Forum lecture highlights plans for industrial hemp production in Broome County

Hemp was the main subject of the first Binghamton University Forum lecture of this year, featuring Geoffrey Whaling, co-founder and president of Hemp Development Group, LLC, who is building his first Hemp...


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Rally in Downtown Binghamton pushes for Medicare reform

For the second time in less than two weeks, protestors gathered outside of Rep. Anthony Brindisi’s office in the Metrocenter in Downtown Binghamton to advocate for health care reform. The Broome-Tioga Green...


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Binghamton citizens rally to raise awareness on high prescription drug prices

As thousands of activists across the country gathered for the “People Over Pharma Profits” National Day of Action, local health care advocates and patients held a press conference and protest in Downtown...


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Student groups, local organizations hold silent demonstration, call for Akshar to resign

About 20 people gathered in a silent protest in Downtown Binghamton on Friday afternoon asking for the resignation of State Sen. Fred Akshar (R-Binghamton) in the wake of reports that Akshar had...


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Community members talk discuss bail reform, incarceration at forum

Discussing New York state’s new bail reform laws, students, faculty and community members came together at United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton on Thursday evening for the Broome County Bail & Jail Community...


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Department of Transportation announces $1.1M project to create sidewalk system along Vestal Parkway

Students and residents alike can soon expect new sidewalks along Vestal Parkway. This past week, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced plans to begin a $1.1 million project that...