Every week (usually on Monday afternoon) 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, on our websites, and on social media platforms.

Below are some local, regional, or state news items in a short recap we reported on for the week of October 9th, 2023 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.

Jogger Struck by Vehicle on Main Street Binghamton
(Bob Joseph)
A man out for a morning run through Binghamton's West Side was hit by a sport utility vehicle on Main Street. The man, believed to be in his mid-70s, was running west on Main Street. He apparently was in the crosswalk when was hit by an eastbound Buick Encore which was making a left turn onto Edwards Street.

Welcome K9 Raven To The BCSO
(Don Morgan)
K9 dogs are prevalent in the Southern Tier, and Broome County Sheriff Fred Akshar along with Undersheriff Sam David recently announced a new edition to the force, K9 Raven. Deputy Holden and Raven will take to road patrol beginning in November (2023.)

Endicott Main's Body Found At Abandoned Nursing Home
(Bob Joseph)
Authorities received a report that a deceased person was found in a parking lot behind the former Vestal Nursing Center. The body was spotted by someone who was walking near the property. Vestal police officers were sent to the site at 860 Vestal Road around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Five Areas, Four NYS Cities Recieve Affordable Rental Apartment Funding
(Governor Hochul)
On October 6th, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced $6.7 million in funding to create 52 affordable rental apartments in Syracuse, Rochester, Wilmington, and Binghamton. For the Binghamton area, $784,000 will be allocated for the new construction of 12 homes in two six-unit buildings on Munsell Street.

Fights temporarily Stop Salvation Army Meal Program
(Bob Joseph)
A dispute on October 5 was said to have involved the use of a knife and rocks among men who were visiting the Salvation Army facility while breakfast was being served. A less serious altercation involving teenagers reportedly occurred the previous day. City Hall and Binghamton police officials discussed the issues with Salvation Army representatives on Tuesday. They agreed to implement new measures, including offering breakfast inside the center.

Chenango Forks Central School District Receives Financial Boost
(Don Morgan)
The Chenango Forks Central School District received $475,000 in funding from the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance under the Preventing School Violence initiative. The money is earmarked to bolster safety measures, ensuring a secure environment for students and staff.

NY-Penn Trade Center To House 62 New Apartments
(Bob Joseph)
Village Mayor Martin Meaney said a developer has outlined plans to transform the three-story building at 435 Main Street into a residential complex. Meaney told WNBF News that developer Mark Lane hopes to turn the old school into a 62-unit apartment building. The mayor said the plan calls for 50 market-rate apartments and 12 "affordable" housing units. He said 30,000 square feet of the project would be set aside for a "future commercial tenant."

Downtown Binghamton Is  A Bit Noisy
(Bob Joseph)
People shopping and working in downtown Binghamton are getting an earful as pile driving for a scaled-down redevelopment project moves forward. When pile driving is underway, people for blocks around the site are treated to 48  loud "bangs" a minute. It's not known how much longer the racket will go on.

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