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One Southern Tier Casino Contender Drops Bid

The field of players looking to land one of four Upstate New York casino licenses is changing days before the deadline for filing a $1 million dollar application fee.

April 21, Vista Hospitality in Binghamton said it would drop its bid for the Southern Tier license, leaving Tioga Downs in Nichols, Traditions at the Glen in the Town of Union and mall developer Wilmorite of Rochester, that is proposing its resort in Seneca County, still in the running

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Tioga Downs Publicity Photo

Tioga Downs Ups the Ante in its Casino License Bid

Tioga Downs is planning a partnership with the Tioga Country Club in Nichols in its bid to win a license to operate a full-service casino that includes table games.

Tioga Downs President Tom Osiecki says the racino plans to spend three million dollars to build a new club house at the 18 hole golf course and has signed a 99-year lease option with the facility

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Housing Complex To Open In August

A downtown Binghamton project that could house nearly 200 people should be ready for occupancy in about four months.

The University Lofts complex at Court and Chenango streets will have 79 units of various sizes

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors

The Downtown Binghamton Farmers’ Market is looking for vendors for the season.

A meeting for possible vendors is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 28 at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Upper Front Street in the Town of Dickinson

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A Tax Break is Granted for Vestal Student Housing Expansion

A planned student housing project in Vestal will be getting a break on taxes.

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency has unanimously given the okay for a payment in lieu of taxes, or 'PILOT' agreement worth over $17 million for Metroplex at UP

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG: April Electricity Bills May Be 20% Higher

Thousands of NYSEG electric customers across New York State should be prepared for higher bills in April.

The utility is warning customers that the bill for a "typical residential electricity customer" in April may be about 15 to 20 percent higher than last month's bill

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University START-UP NY Application Approved

New York state's economic development agency has given its approval to Binghamton University's application to participate in a program designed to help new or expanding businesses.

Empire State Development has approved the university plan to assist businesses through the START-UP NY initiative

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Environmental Groups Object to Constitution Pipeline Environmental Report

A coalition of environmental groups is formally objecting to a draft environmental impact statement concerning a natural gas delivery pipeline that is proposed to run 124 miles through parts of the Southern Tier and Central New Yorkto transport gas from fields in Pennsylvania to parts of the northeast

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Asteelflash Owego Announces Planned Layoffs

A major Tioga County employer has advised the state Department of Labor that it intends to reduce its workforce.

Asteelflash has filed a plant layoff notice indicating 34 people will be affected at its facility on Route 38, just north of the village of Owego

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Proposed Binghamton Casino Site is Revealed

Two Binghamton brothers who have expressed interest in developing a casino resort in the Southern Tier are finally revealing details of their plans.

While Tioga Downs and Traditions at the Glen have been actively campaigning to gain support for the award of a gaming license, little has been heard from Vista Hospitality Group

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