Music of Johannes Brahms is Featured with the Downtown Singers

The Downtown Singers, led by Kristina Ruffo, present their Spring Concert.  This year it features the music of Johannes Brahms.  We hear from conductor Kristina Ruffo about the works, as well soloists Timothy LeFebvre, Michelle Thompson, and Erik Thompson.  

Photo credit: Downtown Singers

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Upgrade Begins For Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Plant

 

Binghamton and Johnson City’s wastewater treatment plant is finally getting a makeover. Demolition started Wednesday on an unused section of the plant. That will clear the way for a new facility that will perform the second step of the sewage treatment process. The upgrade is badly needed after a string of flawed renovation attempts dating back to the 90s, but city public works commissioner Gary Holmes says while it’s underway, the plant has no choice but to release water that’s only partially treated. “People flush their toilets every day and take showers,” Holmes says.

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With NY Set To Announce Medical Marijuana Picks, Bidder Aims For Johnson City

Winners of New York’s five medical marijuana licenses could emerge any day now. The state Department of Health says it will announce the picks in mid-July. One bidder, Salus Scientific, aims to start growing in Johnson City. If the company wins a license, it will have to get right down to business. Co-founder Michael Falcone says he plans to refurbish a former grocery warehouse in the city to use for cultivation.