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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Reynolds Road Rehabilitation Discussed in Johnson City

Area residents get to review and comment on plans for the proposed rehabilitation of Reynolds Road in Johnson City between Harry L. Drive and Overbrook Road.

The Village, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Division, is working on designs for pavement and other improvements along a half mile stretch of road

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wegmans Recalls Some Organic Ground Beef

Wegmans has announced a recall of some packages of organic ground beef.

The Rochester-based company says the meat may be contaminated with small strips of translucent, flexible plastic.

The items being recalled are small packs and family packs of "Wegmans 93% Lean Organic" ground beef

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Rest Stop Vending Machines Feature NY Products

Agricultural goods produced and processed in New York state are being featured in some rest stop vending machines.

State officials say the "Taste New York" vending machines have been placed in Broome County and north of Albany

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Tioga Downs photo

Southern Tier Casino Battle to Resume

New York State's Gaming Facility Location Board has decided to accept more bids for a possible casino license in the Southern Tier.

The board in a New York City meeting voted to request applications for a fourth casino license

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Planned Pipeline Draws Public Comment in Binghamton

Dozens of people spoke at a Binghamton public hearing on a proposed gas pipeline that would run through Broome County.

A portion of the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline would be built in the town of Sanford

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Decision Expected Soon on Tioga Bus Fleet

More than a dozen buses which had been used to provide transportation for Tioga County residents have been sitting in a parking lot since the system was shut down several weeks ago.

County officials aren't sure exactly what will happen to the buses or when a decision will be made

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