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Time is Running Out to Re-register for STAR Tax Relief

 

Area residents are being reminded to re-register for the STAR property tax exemption. 

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says any homeowner whose combined household income is less than $500,000 is eligible to receive school property tax relief.  S

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Wants Metal Theft a Federal Crime

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says metal thefts should be a federal crime. 

The New York Democrat made a stop in the Town of Dickinson November 26 to announce he’s backing a bill that would require scrap metal dealers to limit any cash they pay for copper and other metals to 100-dollars with the rest of the payment to be made by check and to make sure they get documentation on who owns the scrap and where it came from.

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Sale Of Binghamton TV Stations Challenged

Nexstar Broadcasting's planned acquisition of two Binghamton television stations is being fought.

According to industry website TVNewsCheck, Time Warner Cable and the American Cable Association are challenging the proposed sale of WICZ and WBPN at the Federal Communications Commission

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The Former Greenman Senior Center in Binghamton is Sold

A former downtown Binghamton senior center is being sold to a computer support company.

City Council has unanimously approved the sale of the Greenman Center on Pine Street to Red Barn Technology Group, Inc

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Binghamton DoubleTree Starts Work On Addition

A downtown Binghamton hotel is adding an addition to provide more flexibility for catered events.

Construction work at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Water Street is underway.

General manager William Nolan says the 2500-square-foot addition will more than double the space of the hotel's pre-function area

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Endicott Water Discolored After Huron Line Break

A broken major fire line on the Huron Campus resulted in discolored water for thousands of customers served by the Endicott Water Department.

Eugene Arthur, the chief operator with the department, says the trouble started around 3:45 Sunday afternoon when an alarm alerted employees to a big drop in water pressure

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New York Lawsuit Against Racehorse Retirement Fund Settled

A lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General against one of the larges charitable organizations dedicated to caring for retired racehorses has been settled.

The board of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, TRF, had been charged with neglecting its duties, resulting in the mistreatment and neglect of many horses

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BOCES Endicott Building Sale Approved

Broome-Tioga BOCES is clear to sell an old Endicott school property for $50,000.

Voting in the referendum was held November 19 at the BOCES headquarters at 435 Glenwood Road in the town of Dickinson

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Climate Change Expected to Make Southern Tier Flooding Worse

In the wake of devastating flooding in 2006 and 2011, extreme snow storms and even tornadoes, experts in the Twin Tiers don’t seem to have much encouraging news for the future.

Experts attending a disaster planning summit say, with climate changes, flooding could get even worse in the future

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Tioga Downs Expansion Plans Move Forward

The owner of Tioga Downs says he believes he has the strongest of three proposals for a Southern Tier casino offering table games, slots and several amenities.

Jeff Gural broke ground November 18 for an indoor parking garage at his Town of Nichols racino as the first part of expansion plans

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