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Casino Board Moves To Accept Southern Tier Applications

Efforts to obtain state approval for a casino in the Southern Tier may move forward after the Gaming Facility Location Board gave its approval to a plan to request new applications.

The panel's action follows a December selection of a plan to establish a casino in the town of Tyre

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Photo: Broome County

Deb Preston Delivers Fourth State of the County Address

Broome County Executive Debra Preston is hoping to move forward development on Airport Road that has been talked about for years.

In her State of the County address, the Republican said the county will break ground this spring to bring water, sewer and utilities to the airport corridor as a step closer to creating a corporate park near the airport

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Binghamton Magic City Icehouse to Come Down in April

The City of Binghamton plans to place an advertisement March 6 asking for bids for the demolition of the old Magic City Ice building on Front Street.

Mayor Richard David says he’s looking forward to no longer having the “dilapidated eyesore” greeting everyone entering the city

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Nursing Home Construction Nearing Completion

A new nursing home is expected to open in Vestal in the next few months.

Construction work on the future Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sheedy Road is almost finished.

The project began early last year on the 19-acre site just west of Route 26

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Former Front Street Hotel Demolition Moves Forward

The Broome Land Bank has approved demolition of the former Renaissance Plaza on Front Street near the Leroy Street intersection.

The former hotel, then long-term care facility has been vacant for years

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“The Rewrite” To Be Shown in Binghamton

The Rewrite, the movie written and directed by Binghamton University graduate Marc Lawrence, will be screened in a downtown Binghamton theater.

The movie, which opened in limited release earlier this month, will be shown at The Art Mission and Theater starting February 27.

The

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Mayor Says Binghamton is Strong

The City of Binghamton is strong and getting stronger.  Binghamton Mayor Richard David has delivered his second State of the City Address and told Council and residents that he is pleased with the progress that has been made over the past year in improving public safety, infrastructure and job opportunities and plans to build on the momentum

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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