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Binghamton Transportation Planners Boost Bicycling

Transportation planners in the Binghamton area will be working to help the region's bicyclists.

The needs of those who ride bikes are addressed in an updated Bicycle Plan released by the Binghamton Metropolitan Tran

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News [file]

Akshar to Become Broome County Undersheriff

Frederick Akshar has been named the next Broome County undersheriff.

Sheriff David Harder announced the appointment of Captain Akshar to the post, which has been held by Alex Minor for just over five years

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Broome County government

Willow Point Nursing Home Forum to Be Held

A public forum on the future of Broome County's Willow Point Nursing Home will be held in Johnson City Tuesday.

The session, organized by the Southern Tier chapter of Citizen Action of New York, will allow county residents to discuss concerns they have regarding the Vestal facility

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Residents Observe “Day of Prayer”

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Binghamton for a "National Day of Prayer" observance. The day had been designated in a proclamation issued by President Obama.

The May 7 program was held at the Broome County Cou

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Broome Man Accused of Smashing Mom’s Televison

A northern Broome County man was sent to jail after police say he hurled his mother's television set into a wall.

Authorities say 37-year-old Clifton Payne of Lisle was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct

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Colonel David Ireland is buried in Binghamton's Spring Forest Cemetery. PHOTO: DAVID CLEUTZ
Colonel David Ireland is buried in Binghamton's Spring Forest Cemetery. PHOTO: DAVID CLEUTZ

Remembering a Binghamton Civil War Hero [AUDIO]

Special events are being held in downtown Binghamton in conjunction with the sesquicentennial of the conclusion of the American Civil War in 1865.

The Civil War Family Day will be held at the Phelps Mansion Mu

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Warner’s Gas Service of Vestal Sold

A family-owned energy company that started in Broome County 55 years ago has been sold.

The Vestal-based Warner's Gas Service was acquired by Superior Plus Energy Services. The company is part of Superior Plus Corporation of Canada

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BC Transit Driver Hurt in Chenango Bridge Crash

A Broome County government bus driver was injured when the vehicle he was operating struck a tree in Chenango Bridge this morning.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. at 91 Chenango Bridge Road.

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, the 52-year-old Vestal man who was driving the BC Transit bus temporarily lost consciousness due to a medical emergency

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Health Department Building Closed Friday

The Broome County Health Department building in Binghamton will remain closed until further notice following a problem linked to a renovation project.

The site at 225 Front Street was evacuated Thursday morning because of excessive fumes from a floor sealant that had been used by a contractor doing overnight work

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Trail Improvements Planned at Otsiningo Park

Work on a $500,000 trail upgrade at Broome County's Otsiningo Park in the town of Dickinson is scheduled to start in about four months.

A walking path that starts at the park's Bevier Street entrance and runs along the Chenango River is to be widened from eight feet to twelve feet

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