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Binghamton Evening With the Stars Fundraiser for the Forum

An event is planned for December to help raise money to pay for upgrades at the Forum Theater in Binghamton.

The Friends of the Forum are hosting anEvening With the Stars, unveiling the new location of the Binghamton Sidewalk of the Stars

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Lourdes Names New President

Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton is about to get a new leader.

Lourdes President and CEO, David Patak stepped down November first.

Patak lead the hospital on Riverside Drive for five years

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Binghamton Masonic Temple Up for Auction

Broome County will be auctioning off tax foreclosure properties on November 15th.

One building, that was the scene of a tour of prospective bidders, was the old Masonic Temple on Main Street, Binghamton which is expected to need from $500,000 to over $1 million in renovations to become useable

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Southern Tier Gasoline Prices Still Falling

Gasoline prices are continuing to drop in the Binghamton area and across the country.

Prices at the pump have plunged about 70 cents a gallon over the past four months.

Some gas stations in Broome and Tioga counties had posted prices of less than $3

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Heating Assistance Enrollment Starts November 17

The New York State Home Energy Assistance Program will begin accepting applications on November 17th as New Yorkers can apply for HEAP assistance for their heating bills.

The emergency benefits will begin January 2 for renters or homeowners in danger of running out of heating fuel or having utilities shut off

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Marketing Overseas Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

Binghamton area businesses are being encouraged to tap into the export market.

Speaking on the November 8 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, the president of the board of directors of the Global Business Alliance of Greater Binghamton and the Southern Tier, Steve Day and board member, Karen Klecar say there are lots of opportunities for local entrepreneurs and small business to market their goods outside of the United States

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Binghamton Furniture Store Sets Up Temporary Home

Six months after a devastating fire, Ellis Brothers Contemporary Furniture has set up shop on Court Street in downtown Binghamton.

The landmark Water Street building which had housed the store for decades was gutted by a fast-moving blaze on April 30

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Tioga Downs Publicity Photo

Tioga Downs Unveils $15 Million Parking Garage

One of the local developers hoping to land a full gaming license from New York State is unveiling an upgrade that it hopes will help its chances of winning that license.

Owner of Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols, Jeff Gural October 31 cut the ribbon to open the facility’s new $15 million parking garage that is part of a major expansion that is to also include a hotel and convention center

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Emergency Fuel Storage Established in Vestal

New York State officials say Vestal is among six sites in the state established for storing strategic reserves of 2.5 million gallons of gas and diesel fuel to be used following storms and other emergencies

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton’s Washington Street Mall Gets Upgrades

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the Washington Street Mall has been a concrete desert in the heart of downtown for years but is currently under a rebirth.

The City has begun redevelopment of the Mall that will include 11 new parking spaces, sidewalk improvements, enhanced lighting and other aesthetic upgrades

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