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Vestal Town Board Votes To Approve Budget VIEW VIDEO
November 19, 2014 - Property taxes in the the Town of Vestal will be going up. The Vestal Town Board approved the final version of their budget at Wednesday night's meeting.  Town supervisor John Schaffer says that... more

Red Cross Members Speak at a Citizen Preparedness Training Program VIEW VIDEO
November 16, 2014 - While the floods of 2011 may be behind us, many residents are still feeling the effects of from the unexpected disaster. Christ the King in Vestal invited members of the Red Cross to speak to the... more

Residents File Lawsuit Against National Pipe and Plastic VIEW VIDEO
November 15, 2014 - The relocation of National Pipe and Plastics to Endicott has some residents infuriated. The West Endicott Residents Against National Pipe and Plastics group has filed a lawsuit Thursday.... more

A.C. More Sponsors Toys for Tots Program VIEW VIDEO
November 15, 2014 - A.C. Moore is an official sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots program and they want to give back to the community this holiday season. Saturday, the Vestal store invited families and kids to... more

Texas Roadhouse Offers Free Meals to Veterans VIEW VIDEO
November 11, 2014 - It's hard to call it a free lunch since they earned it with their service but hundreds of veterans got to enjoy a meal on the house today in Vestal.   Texas Roadhouse offered lunch to veterans.... more

Emeritus at Woodland Place Honors Veteran Residents VIEW VIDEO
November 11, 2014 - Staff members at Emeritus at Woodland Place in Vestal are honoring their veteran residents. In a special flag and pinning ceremony 12 men and women received a pin, a certificate and had their... more

Board Looks to Reduce Spending in Vestal Budget VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2014 - The final vote for the 2015 Vestal budget is right around the corner and the town board is trying to find spots wherever they can to reduce spending. Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer says... more

Elementary School Students Honor Armed Forces Service Members VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2014 - Elementary schools around the area are taking some time to thank Armed Forces service members. Students from Clayton Avenue, African Road and MacArthur Elementary schools honored the military... more

Lourdes Hospital Hosts Medicare Seminar VIEW VIDEO
November 9, 2014 - Monday at 2 pm, Lourdes Hospital will host a free seminar outlining the Medicare Part D Plan. The hour-long session will be in the Community Room at Lourdes in Vestal. The seminar will... more

Local Students to Host School-Wide Veterans Day Assembly VIEW VIDEO
November 9, 2014 - Monday at 10 am, students at African Road Elementary School will host a school-wide Veterans Day assembly. The assembly will be at the African Road auditorium located at 600 South Benita Blvd. in... more

Car Crashes into Vestal Salon VIEW VIDEO
November 8, 2014 - One woman is hospitalized after crashing into a salon on Old Vestal Road.     White Rose Salon has some damage to the exterior of their building after a woman crashed into it around 6:30 Saturday... more

Vestal Teachers Reach a Contract Agreement VIEW VIDEO
November 6, 2014 - Vestal Teachers have reached a new contract agreement with the Board of Education.      The board unanimously approved the contract at a meeting on Tuesday. Details of the agreement have not... more

Two Vestal Men Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Valuables From Vehicles VIEW VIDEO
November 5, 2014 - Two Vestal men are behind bars after police say they were rummaging through unlocked vehicles and stealing valuables.   Authorities say it happened around 2:30 this morning in the area of Hoffman... more

Starzak Votes in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
November 4, 2014 - Democratic State Senate challenger anndrea starzak voted in Vestal today. Starzak was Town of Vestal Supervisor from 2000 to 2005. This race marked her first attempt at statewide office. She... more

Binghamton Man Faces Charges After Fleeing from DWI Checkpoint VIEW VIDEO
November 3, 2014 - A Binghamton man is facing several charges after Johnson City Police say he fled the scene after being instructed to pull over at a DWI checkpoint over the weekend.  Authorities say 24-year-old... more

Role of Interreligious Dialogue Discussed at Vestal United Methodist Church VIEW VIDEO
November 2, 2014 - The Vestal United Methodist Church welcomed residents from different religions to celebrate multiple similarities. This afternoon, the "Role of Interreligious Dialogue" discussion was moderated... more

Local Auto Group Holds "Trunk Or Treat" VIEW VIDEO
October 31, 2014 - One local auto group welcomed trick or treaters to their dealerships for a unique halloween experience. Tonight the Matthews Auto Group hosted the second annual "Trunk or Treat" event throughout... more

Renovated Park Opens At JCC In Vestal VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2014 - After nearly two years of renovations a newly renovated park was unveiled at the Jewish Community Center in Vestal.     The children were excited as they got their first chance to try out the new... more

Vestal Chosen As Key Location For Strategic Fuel Reserves VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2014 - Vestal has been chosen  as one of six upstate locations that will house strategic fuel reserves.     Governor Cuomo says having the fuel reserves at six key locations will help ensure that... more

Democratic Challenger For State Senate Criticizes Senator Libous VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2014 - The Democrat challenging State Senator Tom Libous is once again making an issue of the number of debates her race has had, now criticizing Libous for turning down an invitation to debate at... more

Vestal Coal House Hosts Halloween Parade VIEW VIDEO
October 26, 2014 - The Vestal Coal House is giving locals the chance to break-in that Halloween costume and do some trick-or- treating early. Sunday, they hosted a Halloween themed parade along with other family... more

High School Students Host Make a Difference Day VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2014 - Elementary school kids are spreading some love throughout the community.  About 15 students kept busy Saturday decorating pumpkins and place mats for local nursing homes and thanking community... more

Superheroes Show Up for Vestal 5-K VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2014 - Where can you see Captain America, Superman and The Joker all in one place? On Saturday it was the Vestal Coal House! Nearly 100 runners dressed as their favorite superheros and villains all to... more

Woman Extricated From Her Car After Accident VIEW VIDEO
October 23, 2014 - A woman needed to be rescued from her car after police say she turned into oncoming traffic on the Vestal Parkway.   At about 11:45 Thursday morning Vestal Police got a report of an accident... more

DMV Commissioner Gets Speeding Ticket VIEW VIDEO
October 21, 2014 - The DMV Commissioner whose son recently pleaded guilty to drunken driving and hitting a bicyclist, received a speeding ticket near her home.   According to the Vestal Town Court, Barbara Fiala,... more

Broome County Sheriff Candidate Speaks to Local Group VIEW VIDEO
October 20, 2014 - A local constitutional group got to know Sheriff candidate Chris Bracco. On Monday evening, Bracco addressed the local Constitutional group "Americans for Restoring the Constitution". He talked... more

Vestal Teachers Protest for Fair Contracts VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2014 - "We're out here because we haven't had a raise in 4 years," says Ruth Fitzgerald, president of the association of Vestal school paraprofessionals. Teachers and paraprofessionals in the Vestal... more

First Actor To Play Jason Voorhees In Friday the 13th Movie Meets Fans VIEW VIDEO
October 10, 2014 - He played the very first Jason Voorhees in the horror film Friday the 13th that came out almost 35 years.     On Friday night actor Ari Lehman was signing autographs and meeting fans at Sound Go... more

Vestal Officals Look to Lower 7-Percent Tax Hike VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2014 - Residents in the Town of Vestal are looking at a seven percent property tax hike, but maybe not for long.   Vestal Supervisor John Schaffer says the preliminary budget plan which calls for that... more

BU Officials Talk about New SUNY Sexual Assault Policy VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2014 - Governor Cuomo's new sexual assault policy won't change the way that Binghamton University handles sexual assault on campus.     Under the new policy all SUNY schools will follow new system-wide... more

Local Church Youth Group Sells Pumpkins For Future Trips VIEW VIDEO
October 5, 2014 - It's that time of year when the pumpkin sales seem to be through the roof. A local church is selling the orange plants hoping to raise money for their youth trips and events.   Our Lady of... more

Firefighters Give Vestal Youngsters Fire Safety Tips VIEW VIDEO
October 2, 2014 - October is fire safety month and in an effort to teach kids how to react in case of a fire, the Vestal and Apalachin fire departments are going to local schools and sharing fire safety tips.     ... more

Vestal Celebrates Diversity with 5K VIEW VIDEO
September 28, 2014 - Vestal is celebrating cultural diversity with a run and walk. M-2 Management and the Vestal Coal House hosted the around the world 5K run/walk which kicked off at noon Sunday. Runners started... more

Golfer Tee Off To Raise Money for Children's Museum
September 26, 2014 - It was the perfect Fall day to be out on the golf course.   16 teams were competing in this year's Discovery Center Captain and Crew Golf tournament at the Vestal Hills Country Club. The money... more

Temple Israel Members Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in a New Location VIEW VIDEO
September 24, 2014 - At sundown members of the Jewish community will gather in their synagogues to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rabbi Slonim says,"The Jewish tradition is that this is the birthday of... more

A Diverse Group of Experts Hold Discussion On Flooding VIEW VIDEO
September 23, 2014 - The major floods in 2006 and 2011 have impacted many residents here in the southern tier.     On Tuesday night  a group of experts from various backgrounds in the field held a discussion about... more

Vestal JCC Holds Decorative Wreath Art Workshop VIEW VIDEO
September 21, 2014 - What better to do on a Sunday than to attend an art workshop? The JCC and Club Bing came together to decorate wreaths! "Make a Succulent Decorative Wreath or Vertical Garden" was the name of... more

YWCA Raises Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness with Dog Walk VIEW VIDEO
September 20, 2014 - Grab your leashes! Binghamton's YWCA is trying to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, and they're encouraging dogs to join in! All pooches were invited to the "All Paws for a Cause" dog... more

Man Flips SUV On Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
September 19, 2014 - One man is lucky to be alive after the SUV he was driving flipped over on Vestal Parkway. The one car crash happened about 6:30 this evening and snarled traffic for quite some time .  The driver... more

Garbage Truck Driver's Heroic Action VIEW VIDEO
September 17, 2014 - Police are calling a truck driver's actions heroic after he rolled his truck over before reaching the Vestal Parkway Wednesday afternoon...      The garbage truck was traveling northbound on... more

Our Lady Of Sorrows Church Hosts Flea Market VIEW VIDEO
September 12, 2014 - If you like going to garage sales you may want to stop by Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal.     They've converted their newly refurbished gymnasium and cafe into a huge flea market. They're... more

Senate Candidates Look Toward November VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2014 - The race for state senate in the 52nd District is now set after Tuesday night's primaries. Incumbent Republican Tom Libous held off a challenge from Candor businessman Denver Jones. He will... more

Millions to Vestal, Conklin for Flood Buyouts VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2014 - Over 3 million dollars from FEMA will go to the towns of Conklin and Vestal to buy out  dozens of properties ravaged in the 2011 floods.     Vestal was awarded over one-point-nine million dollars... more

Can Binghamton Become World-Class College Town? VIEW VIDEO
September 4, 2014 - Recent years have seen four student housing developments in downtown Binghamton,  the expansion of Binghamton University's footprint downtown and student body. "I think this year the freshman... more

Local Furniture Store Gives Backpacks to Kids VIEW VIDEO
August 23, 2014 - Local mascots, four-legged friends from the zoo mobile and beloved  Star Wars characters helped take over a local furniture store in Vestal today. It was all part of Olum's Kid's Day. The... more

BU Students Get Hands-On Fire Lesson VIEW VIDEO
August 22, 2014 - "What we are simulating here is a fire in a building, in one of the dorms," said First Assistant Chief of the Vestal Fire Department John Paffie. As part of emergency training for Resident... more

Starzak Kicks off Campaign Against Libous VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2014 - Former Vestal Town Supervisor Anndrea Starzak  - who is challenging State Senator Tom Libous in November - kicked off her district-wide tour in Owego Tuesday...     Her message? Adding jobs and... more

Vestal Police Investigating Burglaries, Asking for Help VIEW VIDEO
August 8, 2014 - Police say two burglaries that happened in Vestal last week may be linked to a bigger string of crimes. Officers canvassed the neighborhood surrounding Pierce Hill Road and discovered that the... more

Firefighters Support Governor's Legislation VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2014 - Firefighters in Vestal couldn't be happier with Governor Cuomo's new legislation.  The law that was passed on Monday prohibits sex offenders from becoming volunteer firemen. It also requires... more

Vestal Woman Admits To Stealing From Funeral Home VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2014 - A Vestal woman could be facing up to 7-years in state prison after admitting to stealing more than 50 thousand dollars from Ernest Parson's Funeral Home.     The Broome County District Attorney... more

Vestal's National Night Out VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2014 - Tonight more than 16,000 communities across the country celebrate National Night Out.The goal of Night Out is to promote crime and drug prevention awareness. "Cruise-In and Cook-Out" That's how... more

Construction To Begin On The Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
August 3, 2014 - Road work will begin on the Vestal Parkway tomorrow and run through the beginning of September. The construction will be between Main Street in Vestal to the Tioga County line until September 5th.... more

Two More Pros Join the Dick's Open Line-up VIEW VIDEO
August 3, 2014 - The Dick's Sporting Goods Open is an event locals look forward to every year--and the recent announcement of two new hall of fame golfers will be sure to excite fans of the sport. Tom Kite and... more

Verizon Gives Away 100,000 Backpacks VIEW VIDEO
August 2, 2014 - The start of august means back to school shopping is just around the corner, but thousands of students nationwide got quite the bargain on this year's school supplies. The cellular connection, the... more

Broome County Readies Clean Diesel Bus Grant Application VIEW VIDEO
August 1, 2014 - Broome County will submit it's application Monday for four million dollars in federal grants which could change the landscape of public transportation in the area.     The four million dollars... more

Vestal Police Investigate Residential Burglaries VIEW VIDEO
July 31, 2014 - Vestal police are investigating two residential burglaries that occurred this morning on Pierce Hill Road and Main Street within two hours of each other, at 7:40 and 9:30.   A resident in the... more

NYS Department of Transportation Holds Open House in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2014 - A road construction project in Vestal could lead to less car accidents in the near future.   The New York State Department of Transportation held an open house tonight at Vestal Town Hall to... more

Vestal Police Youth Academy Gets K-9 Demonstration VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2014 - Officer Jared Fiacco brought his k-9 partner "Kai" to Vestal High School today to show the kids enrolled in the Vestal Police Youth Academy how the Vestal Police Department uses its one K-9 unit.... more

Car Wreck Shuts Down Lane on Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2014 - Police say distracted driving is the cause of a three-way car wreck. Five people were involved in a three-car incident on the Vestal parkway around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. No one was taken to the... more

Four Locals Face Criminal and Drug Charges VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2014 - Four people are facing criminal and drug charges after police conducted a search warrant in a Vestal home. Vestal police say an investigation began several weeks ago when authorities received an... more

Vestal Men Arrested on Illegal Manufacturing of Explosive Devices VIEW VIDEO
July 3, 2014 - Two men have been arrested after a 6 month investigation of illegal manufacturing of explosive devices.   20 year old William Barker and 30 year old Christopher Barker of Vestal were both... more

Law Enforcement Beef Up Patrols for Holiday Weekend VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2014 - Expect to see more law enforcement this holiday weekend. The Broome County Stop DWI program said extra staff will be on the roads to keep the streets safe. 30 additional police officers from... more

Rail Trail Extension Opening Postponed VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2014 - After a few minor adjustments, Vestal's Rail Trail extension will soon let walkers, roller-bladers and bike riders go the extra mile. An additional 1.7 miles have been added on to the 2.1 mile... more

Amateur Radio Operators Gather In Vestal VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2014 - Amateur radio operators, also known as "hams," gathered today at Kopernick Observatory to work on their skills. Many times, in emergencies that hinder modern communication like the internet and... more

"Frozen" In Time VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2014 - A local car dealership is thanking their customers by filling an empty field with an inflatable movie screen, refreshments, and family friendly movies. Matthews Auto Group screened Disney's Frozen... more

Vestal Man Announces His Run For Legislator In District 4 VIEW VIDEO
June 20, 2014 - A Vestal man who has extensive experience training military police forces throughout the world has his sights set on a more tame body the Broome County Legislature.   William Kelley who owns... more

Future of Broome County Nursing Home VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2014 - What is the future of the Willow Point Nursing Home?  Well, the answer to that question will take longer than expected.   The company Broome County contracted with to study the short and... more

Young Scientists Blast Off VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2014 - Dozens of young scientists and engineers blasted off the start of summer with a rocket fanfare at the 6th Annual Rocketfest.   Kids had the chance to build and launch their own rockets at the... more

Fugitive From Justice Captured In Vestal VIEW VIDEO
June 12, 2014 - A Texas man that police call a fugitive from justice was nabbed in Vestal by New York State Police.     On Wednesday troopers arrested 32 year-old Keith Curran from Arlington, Texas after a... more

Super Sprint Triathlon VIEW VIDEO
June 8, 2014 - Triathlons may seem like a  daunting task for some, but over 70 participants in Vestal were up to the challenge.   The Binghamton Jewish Community Center held it's 3rd annual Super Sprint... more

It's All Greek To Me VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2014 - When in Vestal, do as the Greeks do--that's the saying, right? People of all heritages are invited to be Greek for a day at the 41st annual Grecian Festival. The four day festival kicked off... more

Tenney and Hanna: Winner Takes All VIEW VIDEO
June 4, 2014 - The congressional race is heating up, with challenger Claudia Tenney saying in Vestal today that incumbent Richard Hanna is running a smear campaign and running away from a challenge to debate her.... more

Vestal Students Headed to National NetSci Conference VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2014 - They're headed to Berkeley: a group of students from Vestal High School will attend a national conference on a new and emerging field-- called "Network Science." NetSci,  as it's called for short,... more

Local Students Travel to World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind VIEW VIDEO
May 27, 2014 - Odyssey of the Mind is taking students from Vestal and Windsor halfway across the country. A team from Vestal Middle School and one from Windsor High School are on their way to Iowa for the world... more

What To Do If You Encounter a Bear VIEW VIDEO
May 25, 2014 - According the the Department of Environment Conservation, the bear population is increasing in New York--and those in Vestal are seeing that first hand.   Another sighting of a bear in--this time... more

Running Wild For The Ross Park Zoo VIEW VIDEO
May 24, 2014 - Nearly 100 runners and walkers went wild at the Vestal Rail Trail today--all in support of the Ross Park Zoo.   Participants were encouraged to dress up like their favorite animals in support of... more

School District Budget Vote Results VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2014 - School district voters around the Southern Tier went to the polls Tuesday, casting ballots to approve or reject school budgets.  Not all results were in by newstime at 10PM, but voters were largely... more

Space Day at Kopernik Includes Rocket Launch VIEW VIDEO
May 19, 2014 - It was blast-off time at the  Kopernik Science Center and Observatory Monday.    100 Union-Endicott sixth graders took part in a rocket launch as well as  activities involving  math, science,... more

Grand Larceny Charges for House Cleaner Who Stole Jewelry VIEW VIDEO
May 17, 2014 - A local house cleaner is facing charges after being accused of stealing jewelry from her clients in Binghamton and Vestal.   45-year-old Kathleen Decker of Afton has already been charged twice by... more

Cancer Doesn't Sleep, And Neither Will These Walkers VIEW VIDEO
May 17, 2014 - Hundreds of area locals came out in support of cancer survivors and those fighting cancer at Western Broome County's 5th annual Relay For Life. Participants have been walking since 2 this... more

Paddle Party Raises Funds for American Heart Association VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2014 - Another success in terms of community support for the American Heart Association:   Tonight, there was a Paddle Party--with the paddles being used to bid on auction items--which raised 400... more

Woman Hospitalized After Crash On Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
May 11, 2014 - Still no further information on a crash that sent one woman to the hospital early this morning.   Fox 40 was on the scene and police told us the woman was traveling westbound on the Vestal... more

A Hole-in-One For Mental Health VIEW VIDEO
May 10, 2014 - The great weather gave area locals a chance to putt for a great cause at Chuckster's in vVstal.   The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier hosted it's first annual Squawking Parrot... more

Wild Motorcycle Chase Ends in Owego VIEW VIDEO
May 8, 2014 - A wild police chase of a motorcyclist late Thursday afternoon along Route 434 West-- ending in Owego near  Exit 65. Police haven't released full information yet, but we do know that the individual... more

Astorino Pushes Fracking in Vestal as Job Creator VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - In an area still struggling to rebuild its economy, New York  Republican gubernatorial  candidate Rob Astorino made a trip to the Southern Tier today, making it a point to support... more

Carousel Horses Might Gallop Again VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - Horses on a carousel usually go round-and-round... but the horses from the Skyline Amusement Park haven't even ventured outside of a barn in Nichols since the 90's. Well these stallions are... more

Tractor Trailer Rollover on Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - Police say speed was the factor in a tractor-trailer rollover which trapped the driver on the Vestal Parkway Tuesday morning. It happened just after 9:00am Tuesday morning. Police say the truck... more

Run For Your Heart 5K VIEW VIDEO
April 27, 2014 - With a little bit of sun peaking through today, hundreds of runners took to the Vestal Rail Trail today to run for a good cause. Runners laced up their sneakers and took their mark for the... more

Local Fire Departments Recruit New Members VIEW VIDEO
April 26, 2014 - Fire departments across the state held open recruitments today for those interested in joining the force.   Visitors were able to enter the trucks, and learn about the inner workings of fighting... more

Vestal Middle School Donates to Police Force VIEW VIDEO
April 24, 2014 - Vestal police vehicles will be stocked with new blankets thanks to a donation from a Vestal Middle School class... Students from the SPARKS program made the donated blankets themselves for the... more

Vestal Looking to Fund Chugnut Trail Extension VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2014 - There will be more of a trail to exercise along--if Vestal grant writers can get the funding to add 3.2 miles to the Chugnut Trail:   The plan is to extend the path from Vestal avenue, all the... more

State Education Audit Hits Vestal Central Schools VIEW VIDEO
April 18, 2014 - According to an audit announced today by the New York State comptroller, the Vestal Central School District did not develop reasonable budgets... Within the past 5 fiscal years the district spent... more

Stations of the Cross Remind Faithful of their own Crosses to Bear VIEW VIDEO
April 18, 2014 - For Christians, before the celebraton of Easter, comes the solemn observance of Good Friday-- And in churches around the Tier, the faithful gathered, to recall the suffering of Christ. There... more

Kopernik Observatory hosts "Girl Power Science" VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2014 - Even though the students are on spring break, that didn't stop them from learning chemistry at the Kopernick Observatory and Science Center. Girls from grades 3-6 participated in Girl Power... more

Rt. 201/Pedestrian Accident VIEW VIDEO
April 14, 2014 - A serious pedestrian accident Monday evening, near the Rt. 201 off ramp and the Campus Plaza in Vestal:   Police aren't giving out much information at this time--but we were told earlier that it... more

Vestal Coal House Celebrates Easter VIEW VIDEO
April 13, 2014 - The warm weather didn't just bring runners, walkers, and  bicyclists to the Vestal Rail Trail Sunday.   Hundreds of families made their way to the Coal House to celebrate Easter a little early.... more

A Case For Smiles VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2014 - Imagine a hospital room. Grey, small, and even depressing. Now imagine being a child with cancer in that situation. "I know there's people my age that are going through hard times, like cancer.... more

Locals Enjoy the Warmer Weather VIEW VIDEO
April 6, 2014 - With highs in the mid-50s today it seems as though spring has finally sprung. Area locals were out in full force today enjoying the nice weather. The Vestal Rail Trail saw  runners, bicyclists,... more

Jewish Film Festival VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2014 - The area's Jewish Community kicked off their 2nd annual film festival Sunday night at the Jewish Community Center in Vestal. The Jewish International Film Fest features 5 films that will run... more

Running Of The Bears 5K
March 29, 2014 - Hundreds of runners turned out this morning for the second annual Running of the Bears 5K to support the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.   Prader-Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that... more

A Smoother Ride For Vestal Parkway Commuters? VIEW VIDEO
March 23, 2014 - Those who travel using the Vestal Parkway could be looking at smoother driving in the near future.   Plans have been announced that paving will start on route 434 beginning this spring. The... more

Elementary Students March madness Tounament VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2014 - We may be in the midst of March Madness, but on Sunday Vestal's elementary schools gathered to participate in their own version of the tournament. "Nothing but a positive reaction from both the... more

March Madness Final Four Miler VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2014 - Dozens of people celebrated spring, and the basketball season at Sundays first ever March Madness Final Four Miler at the Vestal Rail Trail. Runners supported their favorite NCAA basketball teams... more

Bowling for ACHIEVE VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2014 - Local bowling enthusiasts came together at Midway Lanes in Vestal on Sunday to support a good cause. The 19th annual Pin Crushing Bowling Tournament raised money for ACHIEVE, a non-profit that... more

Hanna: Obama-care not Fair to Volunteer Fire Fighters VIEW VIDEO
March 21, 2014 - U.S. Representative Richard Hanna was at the Vestal Fire Department Friday backing a bill to protect emergency responders from Affordable Care Act costs. Passed unanimously in a recent vote by the... more

Army Father Surprises Daughter with Early Return Home VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2014 - Second grader Ashlynn Orcutt stood in front of hundreds of Vestal Hills Elementary students today, ready to tell them why her dad was so special. "My dad works in the army. He is a sergeant and... more

Tigertronics Prepping for Two Upcoming Robotic Competitions VIEW VIDEO
March 11, 2014 - Picking up a ball and throwing it through a hoop might not sound like the most challenging thing, but how about building and programming a robot to do it for you?   High Schoolers from both... more

Local Author Signs Most Recent Book VIEW VIDEO
March 8, 2014 - Anyone headed to Barnes and Noble in Vestal today, was treated to a visit from local author Therese Walsh. Her new book is called "The Moon Sisters." It tells the story of two sisters on a quest.... more

Maple Syrup Predictions on Upcoming Production VIEW VIDEO
March 6, 2014 - Will the cold winter put a chill in maple syrup production? The land has been tapped for maple syrup for more than one hundred years and through six generations at the Sugar Creek Maple... more

Police Training: Tasers and Takedowns
March 5, 2014 - Tasers, takedowns, and training. That was on the agenda Wednesday for local police officers as part of the Broome County Sheriff's in-service training session. The training includes a number of... more

Vestal Man on Dangerous Past and Perilous Future of Afghanistan VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2014 - As a State Department contractor, William Kelley has spent much of the last decade training Afghan Police and Border Patrol to get them ready to take over operations when the U-S leaves. It was a job... more

Demolition Begins in Vestal for Flood Damaged Homes VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2014 - Demolition has begun of flood damaged properties in Vestal. 58 homes have been bought out by the federal government. Vestal Supervisor John Schaffer says roughly a third are coming down as part of... more

Vestal Local Returns from Afghanistan VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2014 - With the United States telling the Afghani government it may pull all troops from that country without a security agreement by the end of the year, the question now becomes how well the Afghanis will... more

BU Students Enter the Twilight Zone VIEW VIDEO
February 18, 2014 - I bet you didn't know that before Rod Serling created the Twilight Zone, he made "The Time Element," and a famous actor had tried his hand at reading Serling's famous monologues. On Tuesday night... more

Vestal Fire Consumes House VIEW VIDEO
February 16, 2014 - And a third fire occurred in Vestal this morning. Dispatchers received a call at about 6:30 and responded to 236 Grippen Hill Road.   No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no... more

Vow Renewals for Happy Couples VIEW VIDEO
February 14, 2014 - Couples celebrated their long lasting marriage this Friday. Friday at Emeritus at Woodland Place residents and their loved ones got the chance to renew their wedding vows. Four married couples... more

Meth Lab Busted in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2014 - Six people are under arrest after Vestal Police say they busted a meth lab in the town at a residence where a small child was present. On Friday authorities executed a search warrant at 2231... more

Dollars for Scholars: Continuing Higher Education VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2014 - The end of the school year  may be approaching but schools across the area are still raising money for continued education. Vestal High-School held a phone-a-thon event today to support their dollars... more

Go Red for Women's Heart Health VIEW VIDEO
February 7, 2014 - Have you been seeing red today? If so, it could be for a good cause. It's Go Red Day to help raise awareness of women's heart health... Symptoms of heart trouble can be different in women than in... more

Reddit Co-Founder Visits BU VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2014 - The changing nature of news, information, and social interaction-- that's what packed the room and Binghamton University Thursday, as close to 500 students  listened to the co-founder of one of the... more

Police: Leap from 201 Bridge was Apparent Suicide VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2014 - Police tell us that a woman who apparently jumped off the Route 201 Bridge onto the ice of the Susquehanna River Tuesday afternoon has died. Johnson City Police are investigating the incident as a... more

Jennie Finch Helps BU Celebrate Women's Achievements in Sports VIEW VIDEO
February 3, 2014 - Lessons on sports and life at Binghamton University Monday from Olympic champion softball pitcher Jennie Finch. The Binghamton Bearcats Athletic Association held it's annual luncheon to celebrate... more

Football Fans Splurge on Big Screen TV's Before Super Bowl VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2014 - With the Super Bowl less than 24 hours away, many are putting their finishing touches on their party plans. But possibly the most important part of any Super Bowl party-- the television. We went... more

New Exhibit Unveiled at BU Art Museum VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2014 - For years they've been stored away, but on Thursday they were finally  released to the public, to be seen for the first time in years. Binghamton University's Art Museum unveiled a new exhibition... more

Science is an Adventure VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2014 - Here's one way to get kids interested in science. Students at Glenwood Elementary School learned science is an adventure Wednesday. Children grades kindergarten through sixth got the chance to... more

Drug Bust Leads to Arrest in the Town of Vestal VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - A man is behind bars following a police search of two residences in the Town of Vestal. 20-year-old Amir Ebadullah Aslamkhan of 3116 Braircliff Avenue is charged with one count of Criminal... more

Final Day Approaching for Vestal 21st Century Auto Workers VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - April fourth will be the final day at work for 55 people at the 21st Century Auto call center in the University Plaza in Vestal. The lease for 21st Century runs until May 31st but the company will... more

Revolutionary War Comes to Life at Local Middle School VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2014 - 7th grade social studies teacher, Jeff Spierling, traded his classroom for an imaginary battlefield Friday at Vestal Middle School.  Spierling took students back to the colonial times of the... more

Where is the Best Place To Work?
January 16, 2014 - A Johnson City supermarket maintains a place on the Fortunes best companies to work for list 17 years in a row. The East Coast grocery chain Wegmans comes in at number 12 in this year's... more

Vestal facing sewer rate increase VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2014 - VESTAL -- Vestal residents are now facing another sewer rate increase.     Wednesday night, the Vestal Town Board held a public hearing where many residents expressed their concerns and... more

New Year Brings More to the Gym VIEW VIDEO
January 1, 2014 - According to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, the number one New Years resolution for 2014 is to lose weight Workers at Planet Fitness say they do see a large increase of... more

Drunk Driver Crashes into Utility Pole, Hundreds Without Power in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
January 1, 2014 - According to Vestal Police, a drunk driver struck a utility pole in Vestal which left hundreds in the Twin Orchards neighborhood powerless Wednesday. Police say 21-year old Joshua Conklin of... more

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