Southern Tier New York Local News You May Have Missed
Every Monday, I recap some of the essential local news we reported on 1290 AM/92.1 FM WNBF, our Townsquare Media Binghamton sister radio stations on-air, our websites, and social media platforms.
Catch up here on local, regional, or state news items in a short recap we reported on for the week of January 8, 2024, from various agencies and news reporting from WNBF's Bob Joseph, Don Morgan, and the Townsquare Media staff. For the complete article (if available), click on the headline.
Efforts to keep a priceless collection of IBM time clocks, punch card machines, and computers in Endicott have been unsuccessful. A moving crew on Monday started packing hundreds of items on display for about a decade at the Endicott History and Heritage Center on Washington Avenue.
Property owner Adam Weitsman now is seeking $5.5 million for the property. Johnson City Mayor Martin Meaney on Tuesday said "there have been multiple developers" asking questions of the village's planning and code enforcement officials "about housing projects they'd like to put in there." Meaney told WNBF News the potential buyers have been "very vague on what type of housing" they might want to develop at the site. He said they've been interested in zoning requirements or restrictions for the property.
Rob Kaczynski said the building will be constructed in stages. The basic frame for the structure should be completed in about two weeks. He said much of the work will be done in-house with village workers, who will install water and electric lines in the building. Kaczynski said work on the garage project could be completed by late summer.
A town justice in Broome County could be removed from office for allegedly making inappropriate sexual comments and other serious misconduct. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct on Thursday announced that it has determined Randy Hall, a town of Dickinson judge, should be removed. The determination said Hall had sexually harassed another town judge and court staff. He also was said to have given the impression he had prejudged the guilt of defendants and posted inappropriate content on his public Facebook page.
Demolition crews have removed a stone chapel building donated by businessman George F. Johnson and his wife more than 100 years ago. The chapel was located near the entrance of Calvary Cemetery on Harry L. Drive in Johnson City. the structure, which was built in 1923, had fallen into disrepair. The chapel would have needed a significant amount of work if it remained in place and could have cost nearly a million dollars.
Nearly two years after the Old World Deli closed its doors, a new business has opened at the downtown Binghamton location. The deli at 27 Court Street went out of business in March 2022. The space that had been occupied by the deli now is home to Downtown Discount Beer and Market. The shop sells beer and soda, along with a few basic food items like milk, bread, and eggs.
On Thursday, January 11, 2024, Sheriff Fred Akshar of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office delivered the 2023 Corrections Progress Report. In his address, Akshar highlighted the positive changes and reforms that have taken place at the Correctional Facility over the past year. The 2023 Corrections Progress Report outlines over a dozen improvements that have made the facility a safer and healthier environment for everyone involved.
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