Forty members of the NYS legislative body have been convicted of using their office for personal financial gain. Many of these “representatives of the people” who were convicted in the past few years worked closely with Governor Cuomo and some were personal friends. It is not Cuomo’s fault that some of his friends are crooks. It ’s just the way Albany functions. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dave Duncan
It is time for Ms. Debbie Preston to give up her run for re-election to her post as Broome County Executive and focus on staying away from being assigned a room in the place that many ex-inmates refer to as the Grey Bar Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »
Just this month, the New York Times treated the public to an election season October surprise by publishing part of Donald Trump’s tax returns for 1995. In it he claims almost $1 billion in tax losses. Trump was able to use these losses to reduce his own tax liability for an estimated 18 years. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Mary Lister
Students from the organization S.O.A.R. (Students Organizing Against Reynolds) are back on a weekly picket at Binghamton University to demand an end to mandatory overtime, overwork and underwork more broadly. The students, along with professors and members of the wider Binghamton community, are calling on BU president Harvey Stenger to support a sweatshop-free campus and to remove Reynolds and Pactiv products from the University. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Joan McKiernan
Endicott residents, former residents and supporters turned out last month in Endicott High School to let the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) know how they felt about the waste processing plant in Endicott. Read the rest of this entry »
1815 – In Binghamton a 19 year old female slave is offered for sale to the highest bidder.
1971 – Cemetery of the former Broome County Poorhouse is unearthed by a bulldozer operator working in the Town of Dickinson. No evidence of markers is found for the graves. Bodies will be moved to Spring Forest Cemetery.
1973 – The performance of rock star Alice Cooper at the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena is banned; only months before, a Binghamton jury determined the movie Deep Throat to be “not obscene” in a nationally famous court case.
If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. Emma Goldman
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