Binghamton is about 70 miles south of us.
Damn shame. Other than that I'm reserving comment on the specifics of this event for a day or two. Not enough facts and a lot of speculation floating around the entire day.
Actually, one general point, not about the events, but the coverage of the events. I was very disappointed with the media coverage. All day I've been catching quick hit news updates on it, mostly by accident, and I've been amazed with how completely wrong and misleading the early and many of the later reports were on many of the basic elements of this story. At least I assume they were wrong on the assumption that the news gets more accurate as the story and events age and the fact that the story has been changing continuously since the outset.
I get the desire for instant media and broad coverage of big events like this, but I think there is great disservice done to the people when so much focus is put on getting any and all information out there, even that which is completely unverified, unknowable, or patently misleading. On this event and its coverage I'd grade the media (local radio and national cable news) at about a C for overall performance, a D for facts, and A for production values. I oh so love the strong primary colors spinning, and swirling, and dancing on the screen, framing the pretty people's faces as they spew the firehose of unchecked and/or unsourced information... unrepentant.
Edit: One more point. The annual raft of gun control legislation is slated to start make its way through Albany next week. Given these events, the many falsehoods that media generated and broadcast about it, and the penchant of politicians (particularly in this state) to manipulate facts or simply use lies to advance agendas... like I said, the media does great disservice in these kinds of situations, providing just the fodder and cloud of confusion the assembly and senate need to advance their mostly ignorant gun control agendas.