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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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Greater Binghamton Airport [flybgm.com]
Greater Binghamton Airport [flybgm.com]

Potential Weapons Are Confiscated at the Greater Binghamton Airport

Officials at the Greater Binghamton Airport say the traveling public apparently needs to be reminded that there are still plenty of things that can not be taken onto airplanes.

The Transportation Security Administration in Broome County displayed dozens of items confiscated at check points to reporters

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County’s Carousels Are Celebrated

Broome County's six carousels are being celebrated on National Carousel Day July 26.

Ceremonies, music and vendors will be at the George W. Johnson Park and the area around Oak Hill Avenue from 10 a

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Chris Thater Races Highlighted in Southern Tier Close Up

(written by Emily Venuti)

Appearing on July 26th edition of the local public affairs program, Chris Marion the Broome County Stop DWI coordinator, talks about the changes to the 31st annual Chris Thater Memorial Races

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Cider Mill Playhouse Reorganizes

A local professional theater company is adjusting its management.

The board of directors of the Cider Mill Playhouse has recently approved the shifting of several job responsibilities, including merging the duties of Artistic director into the work of the Executive Director

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Broome County Parks photo
Broome County Parks photo

Accessible Playground Opens at Otsiningo Park

More children will be able to enjoy playing at Otsiningo Park.

A new, handicapped accessible playground officially opened at the park yesterday.

The Binghamton Rotary and the Adopt a Park program raised $15,000 for the new playground equipment

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 6, 2012]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 6, 2012]

Binghamton July Fest Plans Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

(Written by Alexa Zbytniewski)Speaking on the June 21 weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, President of the Binghamton Business and Professional Association Ron Sall talks about the plans for the 52nd annual July Fest and all of the exciting things that it entails

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