New York State Employment Report Issued

The New York State Department of Labor issued its monthly Employment report on Thursday. Tioga County's unemployment rate declined to 8.0% from the December 2009 rate of 8.8%. There were 21,600 people employed with 2100 looking for work. Broome County had an unemployment rate of 8.7% in... Read More.

National Penguin Awareness Day Celebrated Thursday

National Penguin Awareness Day was celebrated once again on Thursday. The annual event is considered the perfect opportunity to celebrate the penguin. People across the nation celebrated by wearing black and white, sending Penguin e-cards, using penguin pictures for PC wallpaper, and forwarding penguin pictures... Read More.

Taylor Garbage Proposes New Facility

A prominent waste management company in the Southern Tier is preparing to move and upgrade its facilities.  Taylor Garbage wants to move its processing station in Owego to a large empty lot off Route 434.  The station is currently on Glenmary Drive in the... Read More.

SUNY Chancellor Gives Annual Address

Leaders at SUNY schools in the Southern Tier say that Chancellor Nancy Zimpher's annual address was right on the mark. Both BU interim president Peter McGrath and BCC president Kevin Drumm say the address resonated with them on a number of levels, especially the... Read More.

Bing. Alumni Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

A Binghamton High School graduate who made it big in the New York financial world pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud on Wednesday.  Danielle Chiesi was charged in an insider trading scheme that netted more than 50 million dollars.  She's the 16th... Read More.

Dog Rescued from Susquehanna River

A Binghamton dog owner got a scare Wednesday when her boxer slipped into the icy waters of the Susquehanna River. Danielle Dollaway was walking her dog by her home on Murray Street.  Officers say the dog was unleashed and wandered close to the... Read More.

Highland Park to get Facelift

A favorite area park will soon see a face lift as its swings into Spring.  The Town of Union Board approved a resolution ordering $106,000 worth of new equipment for the playground at Highland Park.  The price tag includes wood carpet engineered wood fiber... Read More.

Local Sports

Owego beat Chenango Forks 58-48 in Boy’s Basketball last night.  Stephen Yanchus and Mark Merritt scored 45 of Owego’s 58 points on the Chenango Forks court. Dan Molter scored 21 points for Forks.  Owego is now 6-and-6. Also in Boys Basketball.  Newfield defeated Candor 47... Read More.

Milk Recalled in Finger Lakes

Milk products distributed by Finger Lakes Farms, an upstate dairy farm, are being recalled due to improper pasteurization which could lead to possible listeria and salmonella if consumed. The recalled milk products include the Ithaca Milk Company Low-Fat Milk and Ithaca Milk Company Cream-on-Top Whole... Read More.