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Binghamton Area Loses Hundreds Of Jobs

The Binghamton labor market lost another 300 jobs over the past year. That's according to the monthly employment report released by the state Department of Labor.

The number of nonfarm jobs in Broome and Tioga counties dropped by 0

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Construction To Start On Dickinson Hotel Project

A long-delayed hotel project in the town of Dickinson is moving forward.

Town supervisor Michael Marinaccio says the building will be constructed on the site of a former school in Prospect Terrace

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton Parking Project Delayed

Work on a controversial parking lot in downtown Binghamton is expected to resume in the spring.

The $336,000 project to remove the Washington Street pedestrian mall north of Court Street was announced by Mayor Richard David three weeks ago

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Binghamton Kosher Dairy Facility To Open

Milk processing could resume within a few months at a landmark dairy plant in Binghamton.

The Crowley Foods facility on Conklin Avenue was shut down by HP Hood about two-and-a-half years ago. About 54 people had been working at the plant when it was closed

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG Plans More Tree Removal/Trimming in Binghamton

New York State Electric and Gas plans to trim more trees in local neighborhoods next spring, but vows they will not take the drastic measures that drew criticism this year from residents on the West Side of Binghamton

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Finger Lakes Asphalt Pays Customers for Alleged Overcharges

The New York State Attorney General’s office accuses a contractor operating in the Binghamton region of bilking people with a paving scam.

Joshua and Robert Cooper, doing business under the name Finger Lakes Asphalt have agreed to pay over $8,000 to a half dozen customers who fell for their claim that they could pave driveways at a reduced price using a leftover load of asphalt

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Casino License Recommendation is Delayed

A panel tasked with reviewing applications for casino licenses in New York state is nearing recommendations on where they should go but is weeks behind the anticipated date for an announcement.

The commission had been expected to make a decision by the end of October or early November

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New Wave Of Binghamton Demolitions Begins

Another round of demolition work has started in an ongoing effort to remove abandoned buildings in Binghamton.

Mayor Richard David says residents of all city neighborhoods have expressed concern about the effect blighted properties are having

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

74 Lose Jobs At Binghamton Pepsi Plant

A Pepsi bottling facility that operated on Binghamton's East Side for several decades has closed, leaving dozens of people out of work.

The plant at 5 Broad Avenue had employed 74 people.

In late September, Pepsi Beverages Company announced it intended to shut down the facility

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Could Cut Back on Casino License Grants

New York State may not issue as many casino licenses as authorized by voters.  The committee given the job of awarding licenses is not obligated to issue all four authorized licenses.

Regulators continue to review 16 applications, which include three in the Southern Tier

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