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Suicide Prevention is Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month.

Speaking on the September 20 edition of the local weekly public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Melinda Kametz of the Broome County Health Department Mental Health Division talks about recognizing indications that a young person or adult may be contemplating suicide

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UE Students’ Emotional Wellbeing to be Evaluated

The Union Endicott School Superintendent is advising parents of K-8 grade students that their children will be taking home a survey regarding the emotional well-being of students.

In her advisory posted in the UE weekly news letter, Suzanne McLeod offered an explanation from the Broome County Clinic Plus Coordinator

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Looks to End Veteran Homelessness

Binghamton Mayor Richard David has appointed members to a new commission he hopes will address the issue of homeless veterans in the community.

The Mayor has signed an agreement with the field officer for the U

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Former Binghamton Mayor and Pro-Fracker Involved in a Reported Bar Confrontation

A staunch supporter of natural gas drilling in New York State says he was shoved over three bar stools by anti-fracking supporter and former Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan.

Victor Furman says he filed a police report following the August 20th incident at Davy’s Last Chance Saloon on Route 12 in Chenango Forks in which he and Ryan engaged in another heated exchange about fracking

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

All Paws for a Cause Dog Walk Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

YWCA, Binghamton ENCOREplus coordinator Crystal Lown is on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up August 16 and talks about the 13th Annual All Paws for a Cause Dog Walk for Breast Cancer Prevention

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Offers Overdose Reversal Training to Civilians

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services is offering training for civilians in administrating the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.

Over three dozen classes are being offered at a dozen OASAS addiction centers

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STAP Prepares for the 16th Annual AIDS Ride For Life at Cayuga Lake

Southern Tier AIDS Program Special Events Coordinator, Cindy Rotella, appearing on the August 9 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, talks about the work of STAP, the changes that have come since the 1980s in the fight against AIDS and HIV and helping those with the disease manage their condition

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Veterans’ Administration Looks at Possible Binghamton Clinic Sites

The Veterans Administration may be looking at opening a new clinic in the City of Binghamton.

It’s being widely reported that the VA is looking at the recently closed Weis supermarket space on Main Street on the West Side

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Binghamton’s VINES Program to Celebrate Teen Volunteers

A Binghamton group that looks to improve the lifestyle of City residents is celebrating the end of the Summer Youth Employment Program with its fifth annual Family and Friends Potluck on August 7.

Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments or VINES has been working with a dozen teens from the City over the past 6 works at the Urban Farm, Community gardens and CHOW farm

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Disaster Response Volunteers Sought

People who sign up to be part of a statewide disaster volunteer network this month will get a free disaster preparedness kit.

The first 300 new skilled volunteers need to create a profile before August 31 and submit it to officials with the Southern Tier Regional Volunteer Center

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