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Broome County’s Landbank Seeks Redevelopment of Foreclosed Properties

There’s a new bank doing business in Broome County, but it doesn’t deal in paper money.  The Broome County Land Bank has been formed to look at ways to redevelop foreclosed properties.
The not-for-profit corporation has been talking specifically about the future of a former assisted living and housing facility on Front Street in Binghamton, old Endicott Johnson factory buildings on Corliss Avenue and Lester Avenue in Johnson City and a former cigar factory on Depot Street in Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockheed Owego Braces For Possible Layoffs

Lockheed Martin workers in Tioga County should find out within three weeks whether their jobs will be affected by the company's latest round of layoffs.

The Lockheed Mission Systems and Training division has announced plans to trim about 600 positions

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chobani Partners With Cornell University

A Chenango County yogurt producer is partnering with Cornell University to improve dairy production in the region.

Chobani, which is based in New Berlin, has contributed $500,000 in a grant to Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for research and workforce training in dairy quality

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Pennsylvania Senator Looks to Raise the Speed Limit

A Pennsylvania state senator wants to let drivers travel faster on Interstate highways and the turnpike.

Friday, Republican Joseph Scarnati proposed raising the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and other major roads to 70 miles an hour

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New York State Parks Ordered to Stop Ban on Smoking

New York State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia says rules put into place in February banning smoking in specific areas of New York State Parks is not supported by state legislative policy.

The judge is ordering the Parks officials to stop enforcing their ban on outdoor smoking

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History Stalls Binghamton Farmers’ Market

 

A new, year-round farmers’ market in the Town of Dickinson is being stalled by history.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and other agencies have been studying the planned site at Otsiningo Park since April, following discovery of prehistoric and more modern archaeological materials.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton’s Former Crowley’s Plant Goes Kosher

A Southside, Binghamton plant that has turned out dairy products for decades will again be churning out milk and other products, this time to a specialized market.

The Crowley plant on Conklin Avenue was purchased earlier this year by Mountain Fresh Dairy.

The company

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Broome County government seal

Broome Budget Proposed Funding Cuts Challenged

Broome County Executive Debra Preston’s proposed budget is facing plenty of criticism on a number of fronts.

At an October 10 public hearing, dozens of residents were on hand to voice their opinions, from bus drivers to farmers to members of the arts community

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton City Council Says Broome Transit IS Our Business

Binghamton City Council is siding with some B.C. Transit riders who say they’re worried that privatizing the bus service is going to mean higher rates, fewer routes and poorer service.

Council voted six to one to pass a resolution voicing their opposition to privatization

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Hearing Planned On Hospital Parking

The Binghamton City Planning Commission is considering a request by Lourdes Hospital to turn what was established as a temporary parking lot into a permanent lot.

The 63-space lot on Lourdes Road was approved in 2009 to help make up for parking areas which would be unavailable because of a major hospital construction project

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