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Funding Could be Restored for Broome County Senior Bus Program

 

Binghamton City Council could take action to restore funding for senior bus transportation services operated by Catholic Charities of Broome County. 

In recent budget actions, lawmakers had rejected a request for $14,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for the program. 

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Family & Children's Society, Inc.

NYSEG Donates Hundreds of Gifts for Children

 

The Family and Children’s Society in Johnson City is thanking New York State Electric and Gas employees for collecting gifts for children that receive counseling services from the agency.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County Library Offers Food for Fines

 

If you owe fines for late book returns at the Broome County Public Library, a can of beans might get you off the hook. 

Through January 2nd, patrons can get one dollar off their outstanding fees by bringing in a non-perishable food donation for the Catholic Charities Food Bank.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Independence Center Celebrates 30 Years

Southern Tier Independence Center Executive Director, Maria Dibble is the guest on the December 14th edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up as STIC marks its 30th anniversary advocating for the disabled in the region

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Broome County government seal
Broome County government seal

Broome’s Returning Warrior Run Raises Thousands of Dollars for Vets

 

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says the first Returning Warrior Ten and Five Miler run  raised $3,000 for the Southern Tier Veteran Support Group.

The race drew 354 runners to Otsiningo Park November 9th and was organized by the STOP-DWI Program and the Southern Tier Veteran Support Group.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

B.C. Humane Society is Extra Busy This Holiday Season

Broome County Humane Society Executive Director, Karen Matson and Fundraising Coordinator, Kim Broderick appear on the local, weekly public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up December 7th and discuss a long list of events and fund-raising projects to benefit the Jackson Street, Binghamton shelter and its animal residents

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Two Toys for Tots Programs Face Different Challenges

 

The Chenango County Toys for Tots program is thanking the community for overwhelming support after about a third of their toys were destroyed in a storage unit fire. 

The blaze at the storage facility on County Road 32 in Norwich was discovered at around 8 a.m. N

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

B.C. Humane Society Spokesdog, Alexis Promotes Pet Adoption

Alexis, a four month old mixed breed girl paid a visit to the Binghamton Now studios along with representatives of the B.C. Humane Society in Binghamton to talk about pet adoption and a fundraiser that is currently underway that also teaches pet owner responsibility

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Lawsuit Against Racehorse Retirement Fund Settled

A lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General against one of the larges charitable organizations dedicated to caring for retired racehorses has been settled.

The board of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, TRF, had been charged with neglecting its duties, resulting in the mistreatment and neglect of many horses

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Chiot's Riot, Flickr
Chiot's Riot, Flickr

Food Bank of the Southern Tier to Distribute Donated Venison

As deer season is set to begin in the Southern Tier, hunters are being asked to consider helping neighbors in need.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Venison Donation Program is distributing donated venison to hunger-relief member agencies in the area to go to soup kitchens and food pantries serving the hungry in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties

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