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Old Binghamton Press Building Could Go Residential

A 12-story downtown Binghamton building that once was home to a newspaper could be turned into a residential tower.

Mark Yonaty of Greater Binghamton Development is expressing optimism about the future of the former Press Building at 19 Chenango Street

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Binghamton To Hold Meeting On Tree Cutting

The city of Binghamton has scheduled a meeting to discuss the need for tree maintenance around utility lines.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says the session will be held at the Binghamton High School cafeteria starting at 6 p

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Wireless Emergency Alerts Warned Of Flooding

Many Twin Tiers residents may have been surprised when their cell phones displayed a flood warning that had been issued by the National Weather Service.

The message was transmitted through the Wireless Emergency Alert system that was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission in conjunction with service providers

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NYSEG Tree Trimming Angers Binghamton Residents

Some people who live on Binghamton's West Side are upset with tree pruning being done by a contractor hired by New York State Electric and Gas.

Crews working for Nelson Tree Service have been trimming trees along Riverside Drive and nearby streets

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Binghamton Mayor: Old Ice House May Be Demolished

A long-abandoned building that greets thousands of people who head into downtown Binghamton each day might be torn down soon.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says the city is working with Broome County officials to develop a plan to remove the eyesore

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Binghamton Students Explore Downtown

Fourth grade students in the Binghamton City School District are learning more about local history by hitting the streets.

The students participate in a historical walking adventure billed as "I Spy Downtown

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Decision Awaited On Possible Owego School Vote

Owego-Apalachin school district residents may wind up voting on a plan to build a new Owego Elementary School to replace the building damaged by the 2011 flood.

School superintendent William Russell says it's uncertain whether a referendum will be held on the proposal to construct the new school

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Binghamton To Hire Police Officers For Summer

The city of Binghamton hopes to recruit a few recently-retired police officers to provide some extra help over the summer months.

City councilmembers have been discussing options to increase police coverage

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Runners Raise Funds For Binghamton Bark Park

Dozens of people are expected to participate in a fundraising event for the Bark Park on Binghamton's North Side.

The recreational facility for dogs at Cheri Lindsey Park opened last year.

The second annual Bark Park Trail Run is being held Sunday at Chenango Valley State Park in the town of Fenton

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Binghamton Could Host A Future UFC Bout

The head of Ultimate Fighting Championship doesn't rule out the possibility that Binghamton could be the site of an event -- if New York state legalizes professonal mixed martial arts fights.

Lorenzo Fertitta says several UFC events would be scheduled in New York if legislation to permit MMA bouts is approved

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