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Supervisor Says Secession Suggestion Wasn’t Serious

The Conklin Town Supervisor says he wasn’t really serious when he said the Southern Tier of New York should secede and become part of Pennsylvania after an indefinite ban on high-volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York was declared in December

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Meth. Home Disclosure is Urged by Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York and Broome County officials say they want buyers or renters moving into former meth houses to know beforehand that drugs being cooked with dangerous chemicals had been in the home and some chemicals may linger

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Pennsylvania Eases Rules for Oil and Propane Truckers

Drivers delivering heating fuel in Pennsylvania will be able to work longer hours through the end of the month.

The state's Department of Transportation has waived some restrictions on commercial drivers in an effort to help ensure prompt delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses

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Mayor David Plays the Binghamton Issues Card Game on Close Up

The January 10 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close up featuring Binghamton Mayor Richard David playing a card game with host, Kathy Whyte  to identify and address issues facing Binghamton in 2015 was very popular, so an encore presentation will be aired February 21

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Binghamton Developers Vow to Fight for Expansion

A father and son development team say they intend to move forward with their plan to expand a downtown Binghamton student housing complex.

A Vestal-based developer has been fighting the proposal by Alfred Weissman Real Estate of Westchester County to construct a pair of five-story additions at 20 Hawley Street

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Broome Tax Foreclosure Properties to be Auctioned

Dozens of properties are being offered for sale to the highest bidder this month.

55 properties that had been placed under tax foreclosure are being auctioned off February 21 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Binghamton

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Two Broome RadioShack Stores Remaining Open

Three of the five RadioShack stores in Broome County are being closed after the company filed for bankruptcy.

Liquidation sales at the affected stores have been underway with signs indicating some items would be sold at up to 90 percent off the original selling price

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IBM May Settle Claims in Endicott Lawsuit

IBM Corporation and some village of Endicott residents may soon settle a long-running lawsuit alleging chemicals from the company's sprawling North Street manufacturing complex could have resulted in deaths and illnesses

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Fire Damaged Vestal Ave. Business Reopens

A Southside Binghamton business that was damaged during a fire at a neighboring business on a Vestal Avenue plaza in January is welcoming customers again.

Bates Troy Quality Dry Cleaning was forced to temporarily close due to smoke and water damage sustained when the nearby Family Dollar store burned in the early morning hours of January 3

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Street Lights go LED

Global technology solutions firm, Johnson Controls will be switching Binghamton's street lights to LED bulbs.

The $4 million project should be complete by early 2016.

There are 7,000 street lights being converted to LED

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