Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It started off as a group of citizens that moved away from Endicott, only to return and not be happy with what they saw.
According to Endicott Trustee Frank Flint, times have been tough in Endicott every since IBM left.
And now thanks to the budget problems stemming from the Huron resettlement, the city is scrambling to come up with money lost.
That's why Flint says, groups like the Endicott Community Partnership, which is pretty much a neighborhood watch group, are more important than ever.
They help the police force by tipping them off about suspected criminal activity including gangs and drug trafficking.
"The police force I'm really happy with. They work very hard to make this community safe. And it's more of a proactive approach to the future, rather than a reactive," said Flint.
They're trying to watch out for crime in areas like Washington Street, a street that used to be the hub of Endicott.
Trustee Flint says that now, some people avoid the area.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Cornerstone Community Church in Endicott.