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Binghamton Student Housing Wins Tax Breaks

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency has approved a tax break package for a downtown Binghamton student housing project.

One Wall Street Associates of New York City is converting the building that once housed The Fair Store into 48 apartments

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Coalition Goes To Court To Force Fracking Decision

A Broome County-based group representing landowners is suing New York State over the delay in developing regulations to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York wants Governor Andrew Cuomo to release records related to his administration's fracking environmental review process

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton’s WBNG Being Acquired By Illinois Company

An Illinois-based media company has announced plans to buy WBNG-TV, which provides programing from CBS and The CW in the Binghamton market.

Quincy Newspapers, Inc. is acquiring WBNG and two other stations from Granite Broadcasting Corporation

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Roger Neel/ WNBF News

Endwell Fire District Spending Practices Criticized

 

Officials with the Endwell Fire District say they are taking steps to deal with issues brought up in a recent audit from the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

The report cited the district for dozens of payments that auditors say had not been approved in a timely manner by the board of trustees before the checks went out. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

 

The controversial bidding process for expansion of the Broome County Jail is producing no new results. 

The County Executive's office had wanted to expedite the process by moving to waive the competitive bidding process. The

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG & RG&E Warn of Bill-Paying Scams

New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric are warning customers about bill payment scams.

The utilities say they continues to learn about fraudulent activities where customers are contacted by email, phone or in person and asked to pay current or past due charges

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Kirkwood Book Warehouse to Close

 

A large book warehouse in Broome County is closing. 

Officials have announced the Penguin Random House distribution center in Kirkwood will be closed by June of next year. 

The move comes as the company consolidates after Penguin merged with Random House last year. 

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Endicott Residents Are Told Leachate Release Into River is Safe

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsEndicott residents are being assured that leachate that is being treated at i-3 Electronics on the Huron campus and then released into the Susquehanna River near Union Endicott High School is safe

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The “Binghamton Now” Fracking Debate [AUDIO]

Listen to the discussion on high-volume hyrdraulic fracturing as Vera Scroggins and Victor Furman joined Bob Joseph on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

The conversation was broadcast live on February 6, 2014.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Consulting Jobs to be Cut

 

A Dallas-based company that operates in Downtown Binghamton is letting 171 local workers go in a downsizing move.

 

SourceCorp has filed a notification of job cuts with New York State Labor Department officials. 

Wo

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