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Your Hometown: Central New Yorkers' role in film's beginnings

Your Hometown: Central New Yorkers' role in film's beginnings

When you think of film production and blockbuster hits, most people think of Hollywood.
There have been some movies made in Syracuse and others based on people who are from around here. Many don't know the area's other connection to film. In this edition of Your Hometown, our Iris St. Meran tells us how a number of Syracuse natives contributed to the start of motion pictures. 04/18/2014 03:26 PM

Your Hometown: Malone

Your Hometown: Malone

Back in the 1800's, getting from place to place was not an easy feat. With only a horse or traveling on foot as options, people in the North Country had to fend for themselves and form sustainable communities. As our Cara Thomas tells us in this edition of Your Hometown, that's exactly what the town of Malone did, through new industries that had an impact in the North Country. 04/13/2014 10:30 AM

Your Hometown: St. Lawrence University

Your Hometown: St. Lawrence University

It shares a name with the county it calls home and the famous river that flows to its north. St. Lawrence University in Canton holds 158 years of history on its campus. In this week's edition of Your Hometown, our Matt Jarchow found out how the school is preserving its past while moving toward the future. Updated 04/07/2014 10:14 AM

Your Hometown: South Salina Street

Your Hometown: South Salina Street

A stretch of South Salina Street was once a hub of commercial and religious activity. In its early years, it was part of the town of Onondaga and named after one of the county’s founding Fathers, revolutionary war veteran Asa Danforth. 03/30/2014 06:16 PM

Your Hometown: Town of Dickinson

Your Hometown: Town of Dickinson

They're small enough to fit in a bun, but important enough to bring thousands of people
to Broome County for festivals. Spiedies have been a Binghamton staple since the 1940's.
Our Ted Goldberg takes a look at the history of the spiedie in Your Hometown. 03/23/2014 02:10 PM

Norwich celebrates centennial year

Norwich celebrates centennial year

In this week’s edition of Your Hometown, our Alexa Green tells us the history of the small city and explains why it was instrumental in manufacturing and shipping goods throughout the country. 03/09/2014 09:14 AM

Your Hometown: Utica

Your Hometown: Utica

Before Utica became a city, it started as a major geographical crossroads in the state of New York, eventually known as Bagg’s Square. For decades it thrived with industry, but in recent years, much of that history has been lost. The Bagg's Square area was neglected, demolished and covered over. Our Cara Thomas gives us a look at where Utica began and where historians say its future lies. 03/02/2014 02:39 PM

The history of the Broome County Sherriff's Office

The history of the Broome County Sherriff's Office

Known as the primary law enforcement agency and a staple in Broome County, the Broome County Sheriff's Office has been around for more than 200 years. Starting as a small basement facility and working its way up to a complex maximum security establishment, the office has seen its fair share of changes. In this week's edition of Your Hometown, our Carmella Mataloni takes us though the past, present and future of the Broome County Sheriff's Office. 02/23/2014 02:46 PM

The history of the Greater Binghamton Airport

The history of the Greater Binghamton Airport

Aviation has advanced a lot since the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903. Pilots now have the ability to practice flying before they even leave the ground using flight simulators. It’s an invention that has changed aviation as we know it, and it was developed in the Southern Tier. In this week’s edition of Your Hometown, our Elyse Mickalonis takes us to the Greater Binghamton Airport and gives us a look at Edwin A. Link’s invention. 02/16/2014 06:27 PM

Sesquicentennial year for the City of Elmira

Sesquicentennial year for the City of Elmira

In the 1780's settlers started moving into the Town of Elmira in the Southern Tier. But that's not the milestone Elmira leaders are celebrating this year. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Elmira being incorporated as a city. In this week's edition of Your Hometown our Katie Husband tells us how much can change in 150 years any why the Chemung River played both a positive and negative role in the city's growth. 02/07/2014 06:11 PM

Your Hometown: Village of Morrisville's Madison Hall

Your Hometown: Village of Morrisville's Madison Hall

Courthouses are by their nature dramatic places, where justice and sometimes lives hang in the balance. The first courthouse built in Madison County is no different. In the nearly 200 years since it was first built, it's survived fire, decay, and demolition attempts. In this week's edition of Your Hometown, our Sarah Blazonis tells us about the many lives of the Village of Morrisville's Madison Hall. 01/26/2014 04:56 PM

Your Hometown: Syracuse

Your Hometown: Syracuse

Home is where the heart is. But throughout history, whether because of economic depression, poor crops, or war, many have had to leave their home to resettle elsewhere. In this edition of Your Hometown, our Katie Gibas tells us about Syracuse's rich immigrant and ethnic history. 01/19/2014 06:07 PM

Your Hometown: Liverpool

Your Hometown: Liverpool

In this edition of Your Hometown, our Sarah Blazonis shares the history of Liverpool. 01/05/2014 03:05 PM

Your Hometown: Greater Binghamton Airport and Edwin A. Link Field

Your Hometown: Greater Binghamton Airport and Edwin A. Link Field

Aviation has advanced a lot since the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903. Pilots now have the ability to practice flying before they even leave the ground using flight simulators. It’s an invention that has changed aviation as we know it and it was developed in the Southern Tier. In this week’s edition of Your Hometown, our Elyse Mickalonis takes us to the Greater Binghamton Airport and gives us a look at Edwin A. Link’s invention. Updated 12/22/2013 03:23 AM

Your Hometown: Village of Horseheads

Your Hometown: Village of Horseheads

It's not often you'll learn something new about a place that's 176 years old, but that's just what happened in the village of Horseheads in Chemung County. In this week’s edition of Your Hometown, our Katie Husband tells us about a festival that brought light to a community's 'green' past. 12/15/2013 05:00 AM

Your Hometown: Community Arts of Elmira

Your Hometown: Community Arts of Elmira

Every hometown has their hidden gem. In Elmira, it's their connection to one of America's greatest writers. After Mark Twain's in-laws home was demolished in the early 1900s, some people thought there was little trace that the Langdons lived in Elmira. In this weeks edition of Your Hometown, YNN's Crystal Cranmore takes a look at a local treasure and how an organization is helping to preserve it. 11/17/2013 11:57 AM

How soaring capitalized Harris Hill in Elmira

How soaring capitalized Harris Hill in Elmira

In this week's edition of Your Hometown YNN's Katie Husband tells us about a hill in Chemung County that eventually became known as the 'Soaring Capital of America.' Updated 11/10/2013 05:00 AM

Your Hometown: Haunted Clinton

Your Hometown: Haunted Clinton

Local legends say more people are buried in Clinton than the number of people that actually live there. In this edition of Your Hometown, YNN's Andrew Sorenson shows us some of the ghostly attractions. Updated 10/18/2013 01:38 PM

Your "Haunted" Hometown: Chittenango Erie Canal Park

Your "Haunted" Hometown: Chittenango Erie Canal Park

One location along the Erie Canal in Chittenango could be full of paranormal activity. In this edition of Your "Haunted" Hometown, YNN's Katie Gibas shares some of the history, lore, and evidence. Updated 10/06/2013 12:00 PM

IBM's legacy in Endicott

IBM's legacy in Endicott

Think. It's a simple concept, but one that spurred an avalanche of ideas that became cutting-edge technology. The mantra was coined by Thomas J. Watson, the first president of IBM. Nearly 100 years after Watson took over the business, the products and patents IBM produced still have an impact on the technology world. In the latest edition of Your Hometown, YNN's Chris Whalen takes us on a tour of a museum that aims to keep visitors thinking about the legacy of IBM. 09/22/2013 11:07 AM

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