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A look back…

remember we’ve all sat around the table when we were younger, listening to the stories our parents told us of growing up here. The stories were of families. People we were lucky enough to know, and those we never had the chance to meet. The stories made us laugh and some made us sad. But all the stories made us take note of the bond people had with each other and how they made do with what they had. The stories were of their jobs, family meals they shared, those who went off to war, and those who never returned. But through it all there was always a common thread, these were and are amazing people. Our families built these towns we live in. Our families sacrificed for each other, their neighbors and their country. And, they knew how to have a good time through it all by the relationships and bonds they created.

Remember When

Remember When

Remember When...A look Back at Downtown. Both images are of Binghamton’s Court Street looking East. Top Photo: Early 1800’s     Bottom Photo: 1906 Washington Ave Endicott 1923 Main St. Johnson City 1910 Whitney Point 1908  ...

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The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western  Railroad Station

The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Station

You just can't look at the  Lackawanna Station  in Binghamton and not think back to the decades of history it has seen. Built in 1900 the D. L. & W. Railroad Station has seen Presidents come and go,  two world wars, the depression, prohibition & countless...

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game You’ve no doubt heard the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game . You may have even sung it a time or two while attending a game. And why not, this great baseball tradition has become the unofficial baseball anthem sung at games since 1934 and...

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Remember When – March 2019

Remember When – March 2019

Remember When Century after century we’ve been a community known for our parades. Here’s a glimpse of the Fireman and Odd Fellows parades from 1898-1907. Just think, your grandparents or great grandparents might even be in one of the photos. Special thanks to our...

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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

As we enjoy the holidays, we will soon be turning the page from one year to the next. As it has for us, and for so many before us, the ball will drop, the stroke of midnight will be shouted, and friends around the world will join together in song, to promise, to...

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December Warm

December Warm written by John Vallone Jr. Who can recall, Decembers of past, Where images of Holidays linger and last. For some there’s a child, and kings from afar, For others there’s a candle, eight nights and a star. For some there’s a Carol as they Deck the Hall,...

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New York Twin Tiers Honor Flight

New York Twin Tiers Honor Flight

Then and Now New York Twin Tiers Honor Flight Over the years, thousands of local men and women have answered the call to serve their country, to protect democracy and provide freedom to oppressed people of the world. Many responded to the call…

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Women in Uniform the 1960s

Women in Uniform the 1960s

Reflections from Broome County Senior Citizens Women in Uniform the 1960s My Town is proud of all the brave active duty service personnel and veterans who have served our country. Amongst these veterans we salute is American Legion New York’s past…

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Memories, Philly Sales

Memories, Philly Sales

How can anyone forget the smell of Philly’s popcorn. Popped and bagged on the bottom floor of the Clinton St retail, the sweet buttery fragrance permeated every inch of the store like a welcoming embrace as you entered through their doors. I sat down with...

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