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Broome Democrats Want to Make Sure Bid Rules are Followed

Democrats in the Broome County Legislature are proposing a measure that would require the filing of an official statement affirming that all county laws and policies have been followed regarding awarding contracts along with the request for legislative approval of the bid

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Universal Lays Off 19 People At Conklin Site

Universal Instruments has reduced its Broome County workforce.

The company, which makes equipment for electronics manufacturers, laid off 19 people from its Conklin facility.

Human resources director John DeSousa says this is the first local workforce adjustment since 2009

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New York DEC Chief Says no Fracking Permits This Year

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There will be no permits issued for hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York State this fiscal year and no money for drilling is in the Governor’s budget proposal. 

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President Obama Declares 2014 a ‘Year of Action’ in State of the Union Address

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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Broome County Launches Natural Gas Website

Broome County government has developed a website billed as a "natural gas resource guide."

According to County Executive Debra Preston's office, the guide provides a comprehensive look at natural gas-related information and services.

In a statement, Preston said the website is meant to "answer people's questions about t

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Controversial Johnson City Liquor Store Opens

Johnson City Liquor and Wine has opened its doors on Harry L Drive despite a court challenge by a competitor.

The massive store is just west of the Wegmans supermarket. It started business on Saturday morning

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Binghamton to Study its Parking Issues

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Officials in the City of Binghamton are poised to address the decades-old problem of parking downtown.

January 29, offers from companies wanting to compile a comprehensive study of the downtown parking situation are to be reviewed by city officials.

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Lockheed May Work on New Presidential Helicopter Program

Hundreds of jobs could be more secure in the region with the announcement of $400,000 million in federal funding for Lockheed Martin.

The funding is for two contracts for a fleet of combat rescue and presidential helicopters to be developed by Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin

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New Chapter For Binghamton “Press Building”

The tallest privately-owned office building in downtown Binghamton could wind up being home for hundreds of people in the future.

The landmark Press Building, which was built in 1904, had been renovated and renamed the Professional Towers at 19 Chenango Street

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Vestal Student Housing Developer Seeks Tax Deal

 

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency still needs to get on board with a $45 million payment in lieu of taxes request from a local developer who wants to build more student housing in Vestal.

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