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Owego Pays Tribute on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

On December 7, 1941, more than 2,500 people were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

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SUNY Broome

Binghamton Landmarks on Display

The region’s historical landmarks take center stage in “Parlor City: The Good Old Days,” an exhibit that runs from December through the end of January in the Gallery @ SUNY Broome.

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Pool-Getty Images

Almost Half of All Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Are Disabled

As we observe Veterans Day today, I've got something for you to think long and hard about. Almost half of all Afghanistan and Iraq war Veterans are disabled. Awful, isn't it?

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Brendan Smialowski/Stringer- Getty Images

Six Facts About Veterans Day

Today we observe Veterans Day, an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service.

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Strange Sightings at Roberson Mansion

One of the highlights of visiting the Roberson Museum and Science Center on Front Street in Binghamton is seeing the magnificent architecture and taking in the history of the Roberson Mansion.  But did you know Binghamton's most famous mansion is haunted?

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© 2015 USPS

Charlie Brown Kicks Off National Stamp Collecting Month

Today is the 65th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip debut and December is the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular holiday TV classics of all time- “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” To celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month the U.S. Postal Service is unveiling "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Forever stamps nationwide.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Supermoon Eclipse/Blood Moon Happening This Weekend

Almost every starry night, Tara and I stand on our back deck and look at the stars. It really is an amazing sight that we take for granted. Tara told me that she wants to be an astronomer when she grows up.

I know what we'll be doing Sunday night. Do you?

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F8Properties
F8Properties

Ghost Town for Sale [PHOTOS]

If you've been in the market for a house and have around $2.4 million burning a hole in your pocket, the deal has just been sweetened! Why just buy a single house, when you can buy a 62 acre ghost town?

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ThinkStock Photos

Falling Leaves Festival is Friday and Saturday in Painted Post

The Falling Leaves Festival in Painted Post is a unique and educational way to entertain families of all ages on the Native American heritage in this country.  The festival will feature authentic Native American dancing, drumming, great food and arts and crafts.

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Justin Sullivan-Getty Images

The Year Without a Summer

As we brace ourselves for what the Farmer’s Almanac predicts will be a “snowy and bitterly cold” winter, the timing seemed perfect to look back at the year that summer skipped.

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Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora-Getty Images

9/11 ‘Dust Lady,’ Marcy Borders Dies

Those of us old enough at the time to follow the news in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks will remember the haunting photo of the woman wearing a business suit and pearls; covered head to foot in white dust as she held her hands in front of her trying to make her way out of the World Trade Center's North.

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Kevin Mazur-Getty Images

September 11th Survivor Florence Engorian Shares Her Story [LISTEN]

On September 11, 2014, Glenn and I had the honor of speaking with an amazingly brave woman named Florence Engorian who survived the attack on the South Tower on September 11, 2001.

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Brief History of Labor Day

For many of us Labor Day signals back to school, traveling, a sale at a local store or the end of summer. But most people have no idea what Labor Day is all about.  I have a brief history of Labor Day that hopefully won't glaze over your eyes.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Scranton’s Steamtown National Historic Site – Trip on a Tank

A few weeks ago my husband and I bought our son his very first train set. He doesn't know it yet, but he'll be getting it for his first Christmas and we hope to run it under the tree for years to come.

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