Binghamton mayor launches ‘social host’ ordinance to reduce underage drinking

first_imgThe laws will apply to homes, apartments, yards, opening spaces and places where people can gather, the city says. Anyone found in violation of the ordinance can face a fine of $1,000 or be jailed for 15 days. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The city of Binghamton has launched a new ordinance to curb high-risk underage drinking in conjunction with the Binghamton University Community Coalition.center_img The “Social Host” ordinance enacts penalties for hosts of social gatherings where alcohol or drugs are being possessed, served to or consumed by a minor.last_img

Vestal woman dead after being struck by a vehicle

first_imgAfter an investigation, authorities say Nellie L. Smith of Vestal, 87, was attempting to cross the Union Center Highway when she was struck by a vehicle. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the incident happened around noon on Saturday. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. The investigation is still ongoing. An official press release added the driver of that vehicle was a 74-year-old woman from Endicott. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — New York State Police say a woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the town of Union.last_img