While billionaires buy their own islands at $15 million a clip to park their yachts, the top 10 hedge fund managers only pay 15% tax on their $12 billion(compared to 70% in the past) while you pay 20% if you are lucky to make $40,000, or you may have lost your home in the mortgage debacle or from your health care bankruptcy. Citigroup with $6.4 B and J.P. … [Read more...] about THE TAKERS DO NOT WANT TO SHARE – What the Press will not print.
The Susquehanna Group of Sierra Club, on Tuesday, March 17, presents Aimee Heavey, to discuss “Sustainability, it’s true meaning and implications for the future.” Heavey, a Binghamton native, is a former National Park Ranger who recently moved back to the area to pursue a life of sustainability. Her work focuses on educating communities and developing … [Read more...] about Sustainability — Its Meaning and Lifestyle
A Bad Idea Part IIA Guest Viewpoint was recently published in this space regarding the questionable conversion of the MetroCenter Plaza in downtown Binghamton into a ten space parking lot, at what amounts to about $35,000 a space. Much has happened since that initial piece. Members of the Commission on Architecture and Urban Design (CAUD) were the … [Read more...] about A Bad Idea Part II Metro Center Parking
WIVT reports: IBM and a group of Endicott residents have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the toxic plume. In a joint statement issued by the company and attorneys for the plaintiffs, the two sides announced that an agreement in principal has been reached to settle claims over alleged injuries related to IBM's former manufacturing facility. IBM has … [Read more...] about IBM and Endicott residents settle toxic plume lawsuit
Last year, New York's policy-makers drafted a State Energy Plan that looked too much like the status quo. It was heavy on gas and light on concrete steps to get New York off dirty and dangerous fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In response, tens of thousands of us raised our voices at public hearings and in written testimony to demand a real plan for a … [Read more...] about Reforming the Energy Vision
4th BOB JOHNSTON MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND COMPETITION SPONSORED BY Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club January 2 – 31st, 2015. The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club are sponsoring the 4th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition January 2-31st, 2015. “This is an especially strong … [Read more...] about Winners Announced in Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition
By Kerry Longobucco December 22, 2014 Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM EST Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Dozens of protesters looked to stand up to police brutality, by laying down at the Oakdale Mall. The staged demonstration turned heads, as the shopping center swarmed with busy crowds of last minute shoppers and children anxiously waiting to … [Read more...] about ‘Die-In’ protest intended to combat police brutality
The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club are sponsoring the 4th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition January 2-31st, 2015. “This is one of our most popular shows at the Cooperative Gallery,” according to Peg Johnston. “It speaks to how many great photographers we have in this area and their desire to share … [Read more...] about Photo Competition Draws Nearly 100 Images
When all the holiday parties are over, the scrumptious goodies eaten, the gifts enjoyed and stowed away, the Xmas tree put out at the curb, the New Year ushered in, and the New Year’s resolutions made, there’s one more holiday treat in store! The annual visit of Quickstep to the Cranberry Coffeehouse. Quickstep, a.k.a. John Kirk, Trish Miller and Ed … [Read more...] about Holiday treat in store for you!
Today brought a lot of big news, from diplomatic relations with Cuba, to the casino announcement, and most importantly to local activists, to a ban on fracking in New York State. Gov. Cuomo accepted and supported the final report of the Dept of Health. The Acting Commissioner Zucker cited the threat to the state's water and air quality, saying, … [Read more...] about Fracking Ban in NYS!