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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...


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Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments uses damaged city property to create food-producing garden

On Tudor Street in Downtown Binghamton, a garden is starting to take shape. The garden belongs to an organization known as Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES), which is using damaged property to...


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As Broome County sees high number of opioid deaths, experts stress caution

On March 27, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar declared a state of emergency in response to the high number of drug-related deaths in the month of March, with six fatalities occurring within...


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Students, alumni volunteer at nine local sites for Global Day of Service

As part of the Global Day of Service, students, alumni, staff and residents of the Binghamton community demonstrated the collective power of volunteerism in more than 70 projects in three countries. The...


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Students rally to empower women, spread awareness of domestic violence

Leading more than 50 people on a march through Downtown Binghamton on Friday night, the Women’s Student Union (WSU) held their seventh-annual “Take Back the Night” rally at Atomic Tom’s. “Take Back...


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Binghamton mayor sees tax assessment decrease by $47,700

Binghamton Mayor Rich David saw his property tax assessment for his personal residence at 45 Court St. drop by $47,700 for 2018. While David broke no laws while obtaining the assessment and...