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Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena

The new name of the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena is the Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.  The name will be in effect beginning July 1, 2014.  Floyd L Maines, Jr. was born in Binghamton in 1921 and graduated from Binghamton Central High School and Miami University of Ohio

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Maple Syrup Production Off to a Slow Start

Maple syrup producers in New York State say they should be boiling sap by now but no sap is being collected yet.
It's been too cold for sap to flow in syrup producing areas of the state.

Ideal temperatures for sap collection are daytime temperatures in the low 40s with lows bottoming out in the 20s

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Town of Union is Holding Disaster Preparation Meetings

The Town of Union Economic Development Office with the International Economic Development Association is hosting meetings to provide technical assistance to strengthen the Town’s economy and capacity for long-term disaster recovery

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Call Center Moves to Endicott & Lands Contract With NYSEG

A high-profile business located in the University plaza in Vestal is move to another location in Broome County, making way for development of more student housing and the addition of some new jobs

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Possible New York Governor Candidate Touts Gas Drilling

High volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas may be on the fast track in New York if Republican Westchester County Executive, Rob Astornino becomes governor.

Astorino was the keynote speaker at the Broome County GOP Lincoln Day dinner February 28 in Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Johnson City’s Arch St. Bridge to be Renovated

A major road construction project is planned for next year in Johnson City.

A public information meeting was held yesterday to outline the planned Arch Street Bridge reconstruction project.

The nine-month long construction project beginning in April of next year will mean a detour for northbound traffic

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

IBM Cuts Some Endicott Jobs

 

In spite of an announcement a few days ago by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that IBM jobs were being protected and even added in Western New York and the Hudson Valley, International Business Machines is laying off in Endicott.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Tioga County Prepares for the Field Hearth and Home Show

The president of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, Gwen Kania and Tioga United Way executive director, Brian Eldridge outline plans for this year's Field, Hearth and Home Show on the March 1 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Town of Union Issues a Timeline for Dealing With Blighted West Endicott Property

 

Town of Union officials say they want the owners of a building on North Page Avenue to get off the dime and either fix up the property or demolish the former Endicott Johnson warehouse. 

The Town Board has unanimously voted in a timeline for the owner to address safety issues with the property.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Million Dollar Lottery Winner in Broome County

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsIf you live in western Broome, your neighbor may be a millionaire. 

Officials with the New York State Lottery say on Valentine’s Day, someone bought a one million dollar Megga Millions lottery ticket at the Weis Market in West Corners

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