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Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Senate Campaign Brings New Face to Ballpark

The candidates for the 52nd District state Senate seat are making appearances across the Southern Tier as they try to meet as many prospective voters as possible before the November special election

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Ground Broken for Johnson City “Habitat” Home

Work is getting underway on another Habitat for Humanity project in Broome County.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held August 10 at the site of a home to be built in Johnson City.

Amy Winans, Broome County Habitat for Humanity executive director, said the property is a corner lot at Floral Avenue and Willow Street

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Verizon Employees Working Without Contract

Thousands of Verizon workers in New York and several other states are prepared to go on strike.

The company's contract with unionized employees expired on August 1. Members of the Communications Workers of America have authorized a strike but they haven't walked off the job yet

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New Binghamton School May Be “Ready” in 100 Days

Nearly four years after a flood wrecked the old MacArthur School on Binghamton's South Side, construction on a new school is nearing completion.

Binghamton school district officials say November 16 continues to be the "substantial completion date" for the project

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Suspected Copper Thieves Nabbed Arrested in Binghamton

Police say two Binghamton men have admitted involvement in several copper thefts in the area.

Authorities say 37-year-old Jamie Beardsley and 22-year-old Dustin Sessions were arrested after city police received a report of criminal mischief at the Binghamton Plaza on West State Street

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Cider Mill in Endicott Reopens for the Season

The Cider Mill in Endicott is back in operation, continuing a tradition that's been a part of Broome County for nearly nine decades.

The business on North Nanticoke Avenue in the Union District of the village opened for the season Wednesday morning - 247 days after it closed last autumn

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Apalachin Man Seeking 52nd District Senate Seat

A second Tioga County resident has announced he wants to be on the November ballot for the special election for the state Senate seat previously held by Republican Thomas Libous.

51-year-old Richard Purtell said he wants to secure the Libertarian Party line

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