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Water Damage Closes Downtown Binghamton Store

The CVS store on Court Street in downtown Binghamton was closed today because of water damage, apparently related to the heavy rains that fell across the region Wednesday.

Signs on the front and back doors of the business indicated the store was not open but did not provide information as to when operations might resume

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Last In Projected U.S. Economic Growth

The Binghamton region is receiving some less-than-flattering national attention in an economic growth forecast released by the United States Conference of Mayors.

The area comes in dead last out of 363 metro area economies ranked by projected growth over the n

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New “Grocery Store” Opens At Discovery Center

The last "Giant Market" in Broome County has vanished. The interactive grocery exhibit at the Discovery Center on Binghamton's South Side has become a Weis Market.

The transition at the children's museum comes five years after the Akel family sold its Giant Markets chain to Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York State In Telemarketing Restitution Deal

Residents of Binghamton, New York City and Long Island are among those expected to benefit from a government settlement with so-called "hard-tactic" telemarketers.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an agreement has been reached with The Tax Club, Incorporated, which had an office in New York City

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Detour Starts Next Week At Binghamton Project

Motorists in the Binghamton area are being advised by lit message signs on New York State Route 17 East that the ramp to Interstate 81 North would be closing starting Monday, June 30.

The sign noted that the detour would be long term

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Town of Union Gives Official Support to Watkins Glen Casino

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsThe Town of Union is throwing its official support behind the plans to develop a casino resort at Traditions at the Glen on Watson Boulevard.

The 4 to 1 vote to submit a letter of support to New York State as a siting commission is considering where to award gaming licenses came shortly after a meeting nearby at the Endwell United Methodist  Church in opposition to placing a casino in Broome County

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Debates Casino Proposals

The Town of Union is taking public comment about a proposal for the development of a casino and resort at Homestead Village on Watson Boulevard, otherwise known as Traditions at the Glen.

According to an official notice from the Town the board is considering a new proposed 'Planned Unit Development' Watson Boulevard on and Barton Avenue that uses a townhouse residential development, office space, hotel and conference center, a casino, retail and an outdoor entertainment venue

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lourdes Hospital President To Leave

Lourdes Hospital president David Patak intends to leave the post he's held for more than five years.

Patak, who also serves as Lourdes CEO, today announced he plans to move to the Atlanta area.

In a statement released by Lourdes, Patak said he and his wife have decided to relocate to be near family

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The New York Department of Transportation Plans Waverly Bridge Replacement

The New York State Department of Transportation is planning to replace the Route 17-C bridge over Cayuta Creek in Waverly.

The D.O.T. is looking to replace the 85 year old span that is currently posted for 17 tons

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 6, 2012]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 6, 2012]

Binghamton July Fest Plans Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

(Written by Alexa Zbytniewski)Speaking on the June 21 weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, President of the Binghamton Business and Professional Association Ron Sall talks about the plans for the 52nd annual July Fest and all of the exciting things that it entails

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