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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Insane Inflatable 5K in Syracuse- Day One

Thousands of people turned out to the New York State Fairgrounds for the first day of the Insane Inflatables 5K fun run, walk, bounce.

People from Chenango Valley School district, United Health Services, Owego all checked in even to some people who drove hours from New Jersey to join in the fun to benefit Samaritan Center, helping the needy in the region

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ross Park Zoo Loses Accreditation

Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo is again in the position of operating without accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The zoo on the South Side on Morgan Road has been working on a continuing improvement plan, but the AZA, during a visit in July, apparently didn’t believe the re-zoo-venation efforts were enough to maintain accreditation

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Hooper Road Bridge Rehabilitation is About to Start

Broome County officials are reminding motorists that starting September 2 at 6 a.m., the Hooper Road Bridge over Route 17C in Endwell is being closed for about three weeks for a major rehabilitation project

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Kopernik Observatory photo

Kopernik’s 40th Anniversity is Highlighted on Southern Tier Close Up

The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center in Vestal is about to celebrate 40 years of star-gazing and education.

Speaking on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, on August 30, Kopernik Executive Director Drew Deskur talks about how the observatory on Underwood Road got its start and how it has expanded over the past several decades

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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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New York Casino License Applications are Online

New York State Gambling Regulators say the applications that have been submitted for up to four casino licenses have been posted online with the financial details that aren't subject to the Open Records Law blocked out

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30th Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally Draws Huge Crowds

Organizers of the 30th annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally at Otsiningo Park say everything this year is bigger and better, including a record number of vendors and crafters and large crowds.

The event started as a simple competition to see who could make the best version of the local delicacy of marinated meat, then grew into a larger festival before hot air balloons, classic cars and entertainment were added

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Image provided by the NYS Fair
Image provided by the NYS Fair

New York State Fair Director is on Southern Tier Close Up 8/2

Final preparations are underway for the 2014 Great New York State Fair August 21-September 1 at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Appearing on the August 2 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Acting Fair Director Todd Waffner and host, Kathy Whyte laugh their way through details of many things that the fair will have to offer this year, including fried food inventions and both new features and old favorites, with a large focus on the importance of the state's agriculture industry

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Christmas in July in Binghamton

The Gorgeous Washington Street Association is raising money to enhance holiday decorations in Downtown Binghamton.

Organizers say the initial focus this year is to increase the overall lighting of Court Street from the roundabout to the Front Street side of the Court Street Bridge, Gorgeous Washington Street and the Artists Row section of State Street between Henry and Lewis Streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Street To Close For Three Days

Part of Chenango Street is being closed at the beginning of next week for the removal of a bridge over the road.

The closure of the street between Moffatt Avenue and Sturges Street in Binghamton July 28-30 will not only mean a detour for motorists, which will be marked by signs, but also an obstacle for pedestrians and cyclists

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