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New York State Parks Ordered to Stop Ban on Smoking

New York State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia says rules put into place in February banning smoking in specific areas of New York State Parks is not supported by state legislative policy.

The judge is ordering the Parks officials to stop enforcing their ban on outdoor smoking

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History Stalls Binghamton Farmers’ Market

 

A new, year-round farmers’ market in the Town of Dickinson is being stalled by history.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and other agencies have been studying the planned site at Otsiningo Park since April, following discovery of prehistoric and more modern archaeological materials.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton’s Former Crowley’s Plant Goes Kosher

A Southside, Binghamton plant that has turned out dairy products for decades will again be churning out milk and other products, this time to a specialized market.

The Crowley plant on Conklin Avenue was purchased earlier this year by Mountain Fresh Dairy.

The company

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Broome County government seal

Broome Budget Proposed Funding Cuts Challenged

Broome County Executive Debra Preston’s proposed budget is facing plenty of criticism on a number of fronts.

At an October 10 public hearing, dozens of residents were on hand to voice their opinions, from bus drivers to farmers to members of the arts community

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton City Council Says Broome Transit IS Our Business

Binghamton City Council is siding with some B.C. Transit riders who say they’re worried that privatizing the bus service is going to mean higher rates, fewer routes and poorer service.

Council voted six to one to pass a resolution voicing their opposition to privatization

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Hearing Planned On Hospital Parking

The Binghamton City Planning Commission is considering a request by Lourdes Hospital to turn what was established as a temporary parking lot into a permanent lot.

The 63-space lot on Lourdes Road was approved in 2009 to help make up for parking areas which would be unavailable because of a major hospital construction project

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Construction Continues On Johnson City Liquor Store

A liquor store being built on Johnson City property owned by Rochester-based Wegmans Food Markets is expected to open in a few months.

Crews started working at the site at 700 Harry L Drive over the summer

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Dickinson Man Accused Of Stealing $80,000

A town of Dickinson man has been charged with felony grand larceny for allegedly stealing nearly $81,000 over the last year.

Authorities say 47-year-old Robert Klepfer was arrested following a state police investigation

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Plans for Pharmacy School

Binghamton University is going ahead with plans for setting up a pharmacy school.

The initial plans were outlined during a breakfast forum at the Binghamton Club October 1.  Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Donald Nieman says it's possible the new school could be open as early as the 2017 fall semester

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Vestal Electronics Recycler is Closing

Close to seven dozen people are due to lose their jobs when a Vestal electronics recycling company closes at the end of the year.

Eco International LLC has files a Worker Adjustment and Retraining notice with the New York State Department of labor saying the plant on Stage Road will close and layoffs will begin in November

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