Happy 100th Birthday!
A century ago, three new high schools opened on the same day in Broome County.
Students in Binghamton, Johnson City and Endicott started the school year in new buildings on September 7, 1915.
Each of the schools was constructed on Main Street in the three communities...
Bill Parker was there
Veteran Binghamton broadcaster Bill Parker joined Broome County historian Gerald Smith on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Friday morning.
Parker was on hand when WNBF-TV Channel 12 (now WBNG-TV) officially started operations on December 1, 1949...
Open Saturdays
The local history center at the Broome County Public Library has added weekend hours.
County historian Gerald Smith says the center at the library in downtown Binghamton now is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The center is on the second floor of the Court Street library...
Fascinating history
Broome County historian Gerald Smith and former Press & Sun-Bulletin reporter George Basler have teamed up to examine some of the more infamous folks who've lived in the Binghamton area over the years.
"On the Seamy Side of the Street" is a newly-released book by Smith …