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Funding Could be Restored for Broome County Senior Bus Program

 

Binghamton City Council could take action to restore funding for senior bus transportation services operated by Catholic Charities of Broome County. 

In recent budget actions, lawmakers had rejected a request for $14,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for the program. 

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Southern Tier Awarded $81.9 Million in Economic Development Funds

 

The Southern Tier is getting a good chunk of the $750 million in New York State Regional Economic Development grant awards this year. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Economic Development Agency have announced the region would be getting $81.9 mi

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Independence Center Celebrates 30 Years

Southern Tier Independence Center Executive Director, Maria Dibble is the guest on the December 14th edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up as STIC marks its 30th anniversary advocating for the disabled in the region

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Southern Tier is in the Running for Funding for an Innovation Hotspot

 

A coalition of Southern Tier economic development coordinators should hear later today if New York State funding for a high-technology incubator will be coming to the region under Governor Andrew Cuomo's StartUp NY initiative. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Cable System Adds Al Jazeera America

Time Warner Cable television customers in the Binghamton area may now see a news channel that started operations nearly four months ago.

Al Jazeera America launched in August but the all-news outlet was not carried by the local cable system until Friday

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Photo: Getty Images

Foreclosed Property Auction in Broome County Dec. 14

 

Broome County officials will be selling tax foreclosure properties from throughout the county, including the City of Binghamton starting at 10 a.m. on the 14th at the Holiday Inn Arena in downtown Binghamton. 

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Binghamton Minimum Wage Protest Lacks Low-Pay Workers

 

A handful of demonstrators in front of the Main Street, Binghamton McDonald’s to protest the current minimum wage December 5th, did not include any employees of the fast food restaurant.

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Time is Running Out to Re-register for STAR Tax Relief

 

Area residents are being reminded to re-register for the STAR property tax exemption. 

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says any homeowner whose combined household income is less than $500,000 is eligible to receive school property tax relief.  S

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Wants Metal Theft a Federal Crime

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says metal thefts should be a federal crime. 

The New York Democrat made a stop in the Town of Dickinson November 26 to announce he’s backing a bill that would require scrap metal dealers to limit any cash they pay for copper and other metals to 100-dollars with the rest of the payment to be made by check and to make sure they get documentation on who owns the scrap and where it came from.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Sale Of Binghamton TV Stations Challenged

Nexstar Broadcasting's planned acquisition of two Binghamton television stations is being fought.

According to industry website TVNewsCheck, Time Warner Cable and the American Cable Association are challenging the proposed sale of WICZ and WBPN at the Federal Communications Commission

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