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Grape News! Cornell Breeder Unveils Names of New Wine Grapes

Two new varieties of wine grapes have just been named.

Cornell University professor Bruce Reisch this morning announced the winners of a grape-naming contest. They are "Arandell" and "Aromella."

The names were among more than 1,000 submitted in a contest that solicited ideas from the public

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Camping to Return to Owego’s Hickories Park

The repair work is continuing at the flood-damaged Hickories Park in the town of Owego. Camp sites at the park should be ready for use this spring.

The park's been open for limited use after initial repairs were completed following the 2011 flood

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Youth Police Academy to Be Expanded

Vestal High School students will be able to participate in a Youth Police Academy program this summer.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, school resource officer Stace Kintner said 17 students graduated from the first Youth Police Academy last August. He's hoping to

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Deer to Be Counted From the Air

An aerial survey is planned to determine the deer population on the Binghamton University campus in the town of Vestal.

University president Harvey Stenger says infrared cameras will be used when a flyover is conducted over the nature preserve and some of the surrounding areas

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Ryan: Binghamton Working to Provide More Info to Rating Agency

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says he initially was "pretty upset" by a major ratings service decision to lower the city's credit rating.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Ryan said Moody's Investors Service used a somewhat different procedure before determining the credit rating.

The mayor sa

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Gerald Smith for WNBF News

Bill Parker Visits WNBF’s “Binghamton Now”

 

 

***SPECIAL PROGRAM ALERT: This memorable hour will be rebroadcast on News Radio 1290 WNBF on New Year's Day at 9 a.m. ***

 

Bill Parker, Binghamton's beloved "Dean of Broadcasting," was back on the air Friday for a special appearance on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Parker joined host Bob Jose

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Binghamton Now Debate: Libous-Orzel [AUDIO]

The New York State Senate debate between Thomas Libous and John Orzel on the October 31, 2012, WNBF's Binghamton Now program.
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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Bob Joseph Meets Boomer the Kangaroo

I arrived at News Radio 1290 WNBF a few minutes early today... and because of that, I had an opportunity to meet Boomer, a three-month-old red kangaroo.

Boomer and his buddy, Jordan Patch, had visited Wild 104, one of the other Binghamton Townsquare Media stations, to promote Animal Adventure, an interactive educational animal park expected to open in Harpursville next spring.

According to Tanya of Wild 10

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Now: Lively Tax Debate Between Mayor Ryan and Listener [AUDIO]

Mayor Matthew Ryan and a Binghamton Now listener engaged in some verbal sparring on Tuesday's program.

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