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Roberson Museum’s Home for the Holidays is Open

A favorite holiday tradition in the Greater Binghamton is open at the Roberson Museum and Science Center through January 5th.

Speaking on WNBF's weekly local public affairs program November 23rd, Roberson marketing director, Jason Fiume says this year's Home for the Holidays blends some old favorites like displays depicting holiday traditions of the diverse ethnic groups that live in the region, with some modern features including a laser light show set to holiday music in the planetarium, stylized 'up-lighting' to show off the architectural features in the mansion and

whimsical showcase trees sponsored and decorated by local groups and businesses

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Another Bidder for a Southern Tier Casino Steps Up

It appears the stakes are being raised concerning the location of a Las Vegas-style casino in the Southern Tier should voters approve Proposition One next week.

The existing Tioga Downs in Nichols, which currently has harness racing and video gaming terminals, has been looking to expand and include table games if it is selected by New York State

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LG&T Challenger photo

Binghamton Budget Cuts Could Stall Parks Improvements

Money that had been included in Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan’s proposed budget for next year to improve city parks facilities, including tennis courts on the west side, has met City Council’s chopping block

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Pennsylvania Senator Looks to Raise the Speed Limit

A Pennsylvania state senator wants to let drivers travel faster on Interstate highways and the turnpike.

Friday, Republican Joseph Scarnati proposed raising the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and other major roads to 70 miles an hour

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New York State Parks Ordered to Stop Ban on Smoking

New York State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia says rules put into place in February banning smoking in specific areas of New York State Parks is not supported by state legislative policy.

The judge is ordering the Parks officials to stop enforcing their ban on outdoor smoking

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF photo

Detour Around Taft Ave., Endwell Hole Could be Long-Term

A big hole that opened up October 5th on Taft Avenue near Ford and Jill Avenue in Endwell may cause traffic to be detoured though surrounding residential streets for several days.

Officials with the Broome County Highway Department said it may take a while to even get a temporary resolution to the hole that has closed the southbound lane of Taft Avenue

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Tri Cities Opera Launches its 65th Season

Tri Cities Opera in Binghamton is '65 and so alive' as it launches its fall season with two performances of Bizet's Carmen October 25 and 27 at the Forum Theater.

Speaking on the October 5 edition of the local weekly public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up, TCO marketing director, Judy Berry says the company chose three of the most popular operas to perform for the 65th season.

In a

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Fall Folage Ablaze in New York State

The New York State I Love NY website has started posting a weekly Fall Color Report using information from field observers.

Colors in the Adirondacks region are nearing peak, according to observers for Empire State Development's I LOVE NEW YORK program, with midpoint color appearing in the Catskills

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Front Street, Binghamton Ramp Closed for Months

Motorists trying to get to Downtown Binghamton from State Route 17 east bound will not be able to get to Front Street at Exit 72 for several weeks.

Exit 72 is closed for two months while crews reconstruct the ramp

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Gas Prices Rising Again

Pump prices are increasing at gas stations around the Binghamton area as the Labor Day weekend approaches.

While the cost of a gallon of regular is about three cents higher than a week ago, local prices still are about 14 cents a gallon lower than one year ago

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