House on Ghost Hill Road Premieres!

Update: Due to an unexpected technical problem (no, the Super-8 projector didn’t break, smartasses), the world premiere of House on Ghost Hill Road needs to be postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

House on Ghost Hill Road is the tale of paranormal investigators who go to the legendary “house on Ghost Hill Road” in search of paranormal adventures, but end up finding an evil more horrific than they could have ever imagined. It is the … Continue reading

Champz Sports Grille Opens for Business

The former Champs Chili Dogs on Henry Street in Binghamton has been remade as Champz Sports Grille and reopened in its new location at 11 Main Street, Binghamton, on the corner of Front Street. The makeover is nothing short of spectacular. The space that houses the new Champz got a complete top-to-bottom renovation to the specifications of Champz owner Nate Jachimowicz, whom we profiled in the March 2012 print edition of the Police Gazette.

Nate couldn’t be … Continue reading

A Farewell to Vinny Coiro and the Wise Ash Lounge

Vinny Coiro, owner of The Wise Ash Lounge & Speakeasy in Endicott—and a good friend of the Police Gazette—has accepted the offer of a vice presidency at a company down South and will be moving on from our humble valley. As a result, Vinny has closed the Wise Ash and put the building at 59 Washington Ave up for sale. At the Wise Ash’s last-night party August 30th, Vinny said, “My dream has been fulfilled and I … Continue reading

“Can You Go to the Note?” Quarterfinals Packs Them In!

The Sun Briar Room at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Binghamton was standing room only on April 4th as contestants sang for the chance to move on to the next round of the area’s premier singing competition.

The semi-final round will be held at the DoubleTree April 11th, with the finals April 24th at the same location. See the WJOB-FM site and our event listings for more details.

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“Can You Go to the Note?” Competition Goes to Next Level

Round 1 (quarterfinals) of the popular local singing competition takes place tomorrow, April 4th, 7:00pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Binghamton. There will be a $5 charge for audience members.

See our Events Listings for location and WJOB-FM for more details.

“Can You Go To the Note?” Opening Audition a Smash!

The first of a three-day audition process for Binghamton-area singing competition Can You Go To the Note? took place at the Bundy Museum annex and was a rousing success. Devon Wright, owner of The Wright Style barber shop on Oak Street in Binghamton, hosted the event along with a panel of three judges. The atmosphere was happy and friendly as a large number of hopefuls of every age and ability turned out to give it all they … Continue reading

Dave Lang the Fraudulent Black Belt and Phony War Veteran Exposed: Part Three

-New Details Emerge About How Lang Used His Phony Martial Arts Credentials to Target Vulnerable Young Mothers Being Served at a Christian Non-Profit in Cortland Run by His Mother Patricia Lang
-Lang’s History of Manipulating and Abusing Teenage “Students” Further Uncovered
-How the Phony War Veteran’s Lies Undermined a Real Soldier on Deployment and Destroyed His Marriage
-Dave Lang, Dog Murderer?
-Dave Lang Ignoring an Open Challenge

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Can You Go To The Note?

Open Auditions for Binghamton-Area Singing Competition

WJOB 93.3 FM presents Can You Go To The Note? The highest-caliber singing competition in the region’s history! Open auditions go for three days beginning on Tuesday, March 18th, 7:00pm at the Bundy Museum Annex, 129 Main St, Binghamton. On March 19th at 7:00pm, the event moves to the Undergrounds Coffeehouse at Binghamton University. The first round wraps up Thursday, March 20th, 11:00am at the SUNY-Broome cafeteria.

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Briggs Seekins: Southern Tier Fighters Set to Compete in International Tournament

While back-room political shenanigans continue to keep New York as the only state in America where professional MMA is banned, the amateur side of the sport is flourishing. In one of the most exciting developments yet for local fighters and fans, Gladius Promotions announced on January 28 the formation of an all-star team comprised of Gladius and Art of Combat veterans from around the state who will compete in nationally televised cards with the chance to move … Continue reading

Jiu-Jitsu Fraud David Lang Kicked Out of Martial Arts Facility… But Has He Opened Somewhere Else?

Police Gazette Investigation Continues into Notorious Jiu-Jitsu Fraud and Phony War Hero
Droves of New Witnesses Emerge to Reveal Lang’s History of Dishonesty, Social Deviance, and Criminal Impersonation
The David Lang Saga, Part Two

By Briggs Seekins
In the week since the National Police Gazette broke our investigation into notorious Brazilian jiu-jitsu fraud and phony war hero David Lang, citizens of Cortland County, NY, have been contacting this writer multiple times every day, anxious … Continue reading

Mount Sinai Hospital Finally Made to Pay for Killing Famous Binghamton Playwright

Leonard Melfi Was Shining Star of Off-Broadway Theatre Movement
Police Gazette To Publish Book About Leonard’s Life and Strange Death Written by His Brother

In October 2011, the 10-year anniversary of the death of famed playwright Leonard Melfi, we began a nine-part series in the local Police Gazette print edition on the mysteries surrounding Leonard’s disappearance and demise. Even at that time, 10 years later, the lawsuit against the New York City hospital responsible for Leonard’s … Continue reading

Police Gazette Investigation Uncovers Notorious Jiu-Jitsu Fraud and Phony War Hero David Lang Operating in Cortland, New York

Cortland Citizens Have Their Trust Betrayed and Pockets Picked!
Well-Known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Conned!
Scam Involves Oregon State Prison Inmate Serving Time for Sexual Assault of a Minor!
The Investigation and Its Quickly Developing Results!

By Briggs Seekins
In a story that is still developing, this writer has uncovered evidence that David Lang (aka David Lang Da Silva) of McGraw, NY—nationally known as a notorious fraud—has been uncovered once more operating … Continue reading

Downtown-Binghamton Disaster Takes a Bright Turn

How does a construction project have an official groundbreaking and ribbon cutting on the same day? It could only happen in Binghamton, birthplace of The Twilight Zone….

ULoftsGroundbreaking2The (second) official groundbreaking for University Lofts on December 18th. Outgoing Binghamton mayor Matt Ryan is center; Stellar 83 Court LLC managing member Larry Gladstone is at … Continue reading

Briggs Seekins: Jon Jones’s Boxing Coach, Patrick O’Connor, a Special Talent with the Paint Brush Too

Although Jon Jones is now associated with the elite Jackson MMA team in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Southern Tier fight fans are proudly aware that the UFC light heavyweight champion’s roots are based here in the Binghamton-Ithaca area. And when training for his most recent title defense last September against Alex Gustafsson, Jones reunited with one of his earliest striking coaches, long-time Ithaca boxing trainer Patrick O’Connor.

O’Connor spent the hot summer months in New Mexico with Jones, … Continue reading


The hour was late when comedian Kevin Salisbury agreed to do this interview. His only condition was that I bring him to Kennedy Fried Chicken prior to spilling his guts in front of my wife Sara’s iPhone.

Kevin keeps his apartment around 100 degrees and remarkably clean.

DR: Thanks for inviting us to your place and doing this interview on such short notice.
KS: It’s ok. This is just where I jerk off during work hours.

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A Gang of Ghouls

GhostHillGroupSome of the cast and crew for the upcoming local film production The House on Ghost Hill Road at the wrap party last month. In the lower left is Doug Bush, the film’s writer/producer. To his left is art & special effects director Kendra Baker (Kendra won the best make-up special effects awards at the Buffalo … Continue reading

TINY NAZIS! The True Story of the Ruler of Binghamton City Hall’s 2nd Floor!

The elevator doors open onto the second floor of Binghamton City Hall and reveal what was once intended to be the building’s grand public entrance, but today looks more like the set from a 1970s Charlton Heston post-apocalypse movie. The designers and builders of the government complex that includes City Hall were nothing if not incompetent, and problems began almost from the moment it opened. The complex’s most famous disaster was the 1981 explosion of a transformer … Continue reading