In Binghamton, New York on Wednesday, hundreds of locals filled the Broome County Theater to speak their minds, two minutes a time, to four members of the Environmental Protection Agency. They voiced opinions about a controversial process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to tap into huge reserves of shale gas thousands of feet below ground. New York sits on one of the largest known reserves of natural gas, which many people, including President Obama, have called a new, crucial resource for the country.
The photograph hangs in my basement, a black-and-white image so vibrantly vivid that, even all these years later, I can't help but stop, stare and wish for a modified DeLorean to take me back to March 11, 1992.
Mike Brodeur arrived in Manhattan last week after a three-plus-hour car ride from Binghamton, humped his goalie equipment bag up five flights of stairs to ice level at Madison Square Garden, slung the Ottawa Senators over his shoulder and carried them the rest of the night. The result: a 2-0 shutout of the Rangers in his second NHL game and one of the sweetest and most circuitous stories of the season.
Hardly had Alabama and Boise State settled in as co-champions of college football, did this new decade open with a veritable bombast of negativity about college sports. Coaches were fired for being abusive to players, coaches jumped contracts, money kept rolling into the fun and games, and even the Secretary of Education popped up to excoriate the whole business. The stink just continues to rise, but don't worry, college fans, nothing good will come out of all the complaints.
The suspect in last week's deadly shooting at a Binghamton, New York, immigrant center believed he had been harassed for years by undercover police officers, according to a letter received by a New York television station and purportedly written by that suspect, Jiverly Wong.
Layla Khalil escaped the bombs that rocked Iraq during three years of insurgent and sectarian warfare, only to be gunned down while trying to learn English in her adopted hometown, family and friends said Sunday.
The man suspected of killing 13 people in a shooting massacre at an immigration services center in Binghamton, New York, on Friday had a troubled past that once put him on law enforcement's radar, police say.
As the Cory Clouston era kicked off in Ottawa, the hope of the Senators and their fans was that the new coach, fresh up from Binghamton in the American Hockey League, will be the second coming of Bruce Boudreau -- the veteran minor league coach who took over a foundering Capitals team and drove it to the Southeast Division championship on the final day of the 2007-08 regular season.
Anne Messenger's hair stood on end as she read her former administrative assistant's Facebook profile. The picture showed the woman in a sultry pose, smoking a cigarette. Her main interests? Men and drinking. Yet in her interview, the candidate had seemed personable and energetic. The position included bookkeeping and her math skills were a little subpar, but she could brush them up on the job, right?