Courtesy of WBNG-- ae story here. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- The Greater Good Grocery, located in the North Side of Binghamton, opened during the pandemic. During the afternoon of September 22, community leaders came together to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and made remarks on the latest addition to serve our community. "Opening during a pandemic brought so … [Read more...] about Greater Good Grocery Update
Binghamton Mayor Rich David unveiled his 2022 Budget last week, a financial plan that the next mayor will inherit. As usual, Mayor David’s final Budget Address was full of political soundbites and rosy rhetoric, intentionally directing the gaze of the media exactly where he wanted. Here are four key takeaways, unpreported by the local press, that Mayor … [Read more...] about Mayor David’s 2022 Budget: Hidden Gems for Police, the Baseball Stadium, and the Golf Course; And the Impacts of David’s “Big Flush” Start to Emerge
Broome County Arts Council & VisitBinghamton Announce the 3rd Annual Broome Art Trail & Destination Arts Weekend First Friday Art Walk: October 1st, 6PM to 9PM Broome Art Trail: October 2nd and 3rd, 10AM to 4PM each day Featuring over 90 local artists 30 venues across Broome County Music and live … [Read more...] about 3rd Annual Broome Art Trail & Destination Arts Weekend
The Cooperative Gallery 213 presents as its featured show Time & Textures, an exhibition of 3 friends who met as art majors at the State University of New York, College at New Paltz in 1980. Specially for the Broome Co. Art Trail three artists—Judy Salton, MaryRose, and Betsy Jo Williams will be on display October 1st – 23rd, 2021. Each of the three … [Read more...] about Time and Textures at Cooperative Gallery
The local Indivisible chapter is hosting a Defend Our Reproductive Rights Rally Saturday Oct. 2 at 2 pm Broome Co. Courthouse. Two reproductive rights campaigns have staked out the first weekend in October for actions around the country to defend abortion rights.Beginning in July, when the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear a Mississippi … [Read more...] about October 2 and 3: Women’s March + Remember Rosie Jiménez
When the SWAT vehicle picked me up, I was most scared of losing was my son. It’s a terrifying thought, a fear that’s universal across parent and gender. The second thing that scared me, was my attraction to one of the presumably male officers. It hadn’t happened a lot in my life, but it had happened. I didn’t really expect to have to share my sexuality as … [Read more...] about Well Armed
August 30, 2021 / Bill Martin / From Just Talk website. “Strip, N-word!” That’s what Broome County correctional officers told Taej’on Vega after dragging the prone and handcuffed Black/Latino teenager across the floor to his cell. It got more brutal quickly, leaving Vega badly bruised and traumatized. Similar stories have for years been … [Read more...] about “I can’t breathe” in the Broome County Jail
The Cooperative Gallery presents art works of two of its artists September 3- 25, 2021: Jean Luongo “Hardware” and Kit Burnham-Ashman’s “Past Reflections.” Both artists are experienced painters and exhibiting members of the gallery. These exhibits, and the member gallery, will be open to the public First Friday 5- 9 pm, other Fridays 5-8 pm, Saturdays 11 am- … [Read more...] about “Hardware” and “Past Reflections” at Cooperative in September
by Kyle Pond Disclaimer: I’d previously been diagnosed as having “bipolar disorder” and had been awake for three days (popping Adderall) when I was picked up in the SWAT vehicle. My motives for sharing are simple: I want to demonstrate resiliency; I want to feel strong; I want to feel like I have grit, and I want to heal by helping other people. … [Read more...] about The Pink Bat Signal and the Last Adderall.
by Kyle Pond When we pick up a book or read an article, often we already know a bit about the person we’re reading. Many of you know me, even if you don’t know who I am. I have a penchant for inserting myself into unusual places- at the right time, and the right place. I have a story to tell, and I need to practice before I’m able tell it in a way that … [Read more...] about Who are you?