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Binghamton Gets $100,000 for Parks Upgrades

New York State is providing $100,000 in grant money to fund several park improvement projects in the City of Binghamton.

The money from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York will go to three city parks

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Halloween Scrooge Gets Put in Her Place

I was fortunate enough to live most of my childhood in a safe, middle class neighborhood, but there was a short period of time that my was forced to live in a not so great neighborhood. For our safety, we were taken to a better neighborhood for trick-or-treating, so this really hits close to home.

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Digital Vision

Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church Offers Halloween Safe House

It's Halloween and as you and your little ones are out trick-or-treating, if you find that you need to take a rest break, the doors of Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church will be open for just that.

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Make a Difference In a Kid’s Life This Halloween

It's Halloween. You don't get to take the day off and you have to rush home after work to get everything ready for kids when they start ringing your bell looking for candy. It's easy to get impatient (especially if you've had a rough day) with kids who take a long time picking out a piece of candy or if they don't say thank you.

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2014 Shaping Up to Be the Most Offensive Halloween of All Time

2014 has been a rough year with lots of violence and lots of ugliness in our world. I can't believe there are people who would stoop so low as to celebrate the worst of humanity through their Halloween costume, but there are.

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Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

 

If you think about it, trick-or-treating is a life lesson.  Think back to when you were a kid- I bet you and your friends did exactly what my friends and I did. We set out a game plan, drew up maps, carried walkie talkies and hit the streets running. Trick-or-Treating is a lesson in goal-setting, planning, and tactical execution.

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How to Keep Your Kids From Getting Sick on Halloween Candy

It was Halloween 1984.  I was a ballerina because as most little girls are at some point in their little lives, I was on a hardcore ballerina kick. As I walked from house to house collecting Halloween candy, I'd sneak my hand in my pillow in pluck out a piece or two and pop it into my mouth between houses. By the time I got home, I had the worst stomach ache of my life.

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American Red Cross
American Red Cross

Red Cross of the Southern Tier: Run for the Red

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and donor generosity. In other words, when things go terribly wrong, the American Red Cross is there to help.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

15 Halloween Candies That Will Make You a TP Target

It happens this time every October. You remind yourself that you need to pick up some Halloween candy and then life happens and you forget until WHAM Halloween has arrived and you’re rushing to the store to pick up whatever you can get your hands on and the shelves are empty except for that lone bag of boxed raisins

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‘Operation Halloween’ Helping to Protect Your Kids From Sex Offenders This Halloween

When I got a notice in the mail last year letting me know that a registered sex offender moved into a place a couple blocks from where I live, I didn't think much about it we started getting closer to Halloween and realized how many little people would be roaming the streets.

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