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Broome Transit Union Fighting Privatization

The union representing 80 BC Transit employees is mounting a battle against any possible effort to turn Broome County bus operations over to a private firm.

Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1145 say they're opposed to privatizing the county-run service

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Texas-Based Firm Buys Two Binghamton TV Stations

WICZ, the Binghamton Fox TV affiliate, and a sister station are being acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

Nexstar has announced it plans to purchase WICZ and WBNP for just over $15 million. WICZ is known to viewers as Fox 40

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Binghamton Restaurant Week Grows Even Bigger

An experiment, started to promote Binghamton restaurants and to give people the chance to try eateries they may never have visited before at a bargain price, continues to grow.

The Fall 2013 Restaurant Week in Binghamton runs September 17-26

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

NYPIRG Takes Issue With Casino Bill Wording

The New York Public Interest Research Group says the wording of a referendum appearing on the November ballot asking voters to allow development of seven new casinos in areas outside of New York City has 'more spin than a roulette wheel

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Esworthy Unveils JC Blight Fighting Plan

Johnson City mayoral candidate Barrett Esworthy says the village should institute programs to encourage residential property owners to make improvements to their buildings.

Esworthy is the Democratic candidate challenging Republican mayor Greg Deemie in the November election

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Gas Lease Extensions Dropped

After years of battling over whether Southern Tier land owners whose mineral leases had expired could renegotiate for higher rates or drop their agreements entirely, about 200 property owners are free of their leases

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Chobani Announces Yogurt Recall

Chobani Incorporated has decided to implement a formal recall of some of its Greek-style yogurt products.

The company has been flooded with complaints of hissing, bulging containers and fizzing, foul-tasting yogurt

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Broome County Exploring BC Transit Privatization

Union officials are expressing concern about Broome County's move toward privatizing the BC Transit bus system.

The county is planning to seek requests for proposals from companies to oversee bus operations

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Chobani Plant Not Linked To Mold Problem

Mold is being blamed for a problem that's triggered customer complaints to Chenango County-based Chobani Incorporated.

Chobani in recent days directed some of its Greek-style yogurt pulled from store shelves after a flurry of reports of bulging containers

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Photo courtesy of Cornell University
Photo courtesy of Cornell University

New York Growers Asked to Look for the Leek Moth

Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of Northern New York are asking growers to report any evidence of the destructive leek moth.

The moth is a pest with a taste for onions, garlic, chives, shallots, leeks and other Alliums

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