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Legislator Plans Pay Raise Petition Drive

Broome County Legislator Jason Garnar says he will collect signatures calling for a referendum should the County Executive sign a measure into law that would give non-union county employees, including elected officials, pay raises based on the rate negotiated with the Civil Service Employees Association

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome/Tioga Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate for the Binghamton Job Market, which includes Broome and Tioga Counties is down for December.

The New York State Department of Labor says while the 6.1% rate is a seven year low for the month, declines are still posted in manufacturing and the region is tied with Utica/Rome for New York State's highest jobless rate

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Price Rite Announces Recall of Ground Cumin

Price Rite has recalled bottles of its store brand ground cumin because of an allergen concern.

The supermarket chain, which operates a store in Vestal, announced that Colonna Brothers initiated the recall because the spice was found to contain undeclared peanuts

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Twin Tiers Travel Imacted by Nor’Easter

Delaware and Otsego County in  New York and Wayne County in Pennsylvania are among areas to the east of Binghamton that are still expecting snow, wind and blowing snow from winter storm Juneau.

A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect for those counties for January 27

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Plans for a Northside Grocery Move Forward

Broome County Land Bank is allocating over $500,000 to help clear the former Big Lots site on Binghamton's North Side.

The Board voted to move forward the funding January 20.

The City in July announced a deal to get a grocery store on the site

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Free Binghamton App is Launched

A new, free app will allow Binghamton residents to submit and track service requests through their smartphones.

Residents can include a photo and description of the issue.  Current service requests include graffiti removal, pothole repair, garbage collection, snow plowing, street light repair and traffic issues

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Franking Demonstrations Coincide with State Budget Message

Opponents to high-volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York State are applauding the decision by state officials to keep a ban on fracking in place indefinitely.

While the anti-frackers have been gathering at the annual state of the state address and other appearances by the governor for years to push for the ban, January 21 they traveled to Albany to hold a rally to thank the governor for the decision to prohibit the controversial drilling process

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Southern Tier Projects are Included in the New York Budget

New York State Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says he’s pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo included $50 million in his budget proposal to support New York's agriculture industry.

The Bainbridge Republican says economic development funding will also greatly benefit the region

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Ruling on Time Warner-Comcast Deal Delayed

New York state regulators could make a final decision on a big cable television merger plan in March.

The Public Service Commission has been reviewing Comcast's $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable in an effort to determine what effect it would have on New Yorkers

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Former Broome DMV Building Vacant One Year Later

Broome County has been unable to find a buyer for the building that had housed the Binghamton DMV office in the city's First Ward.

The office at 181 Clinton Street was closed more than a year ago in what was billed as a money-saving move by county officials

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