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Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch Visit Local Farms

Some regional representatives to the New York State Assembly are headed down on the farm.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch of Bainbridge had plans to stop at Apple Hills on Brooks Road in Binghamton and two other local farms

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New Name Signs Installed At Binghamton Arena

Six months after a naming rights deal was announced, two prominent exterior signs have been installed on the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

Maines Paper and Food Service is to pay Broome County $75,000 annually as part of the rights agreement

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton Pizza Shop Prepares To Reopen

Operations at a Binghamton pizza restaurant could be back to normal soon after nearly five months of disruption caused by a downtown fire that destroyed a neighboring building.

Nirchi's Pizza at 166 Water Street was closed for a few days following the blaze that ripped through the Ellis Brothers Furniture store

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Conklin Dairy Warehouse To Be Operated By NJ Firm

A New Jersey-based company has announced it plans to use a Broome County dairy products distribution facility that had been expected to close next month.

Balford Farms of Burlington today said it has reached a deal with HP Hood to transfer the Crowley dairy operations that have been served from a Conklin warehouse

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A Jail Medical Service Pays Tioga County for Understaffing

Settlement is being announced between a company that provides medical services to 13 jails in New York State and the Tioga County lockup.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office says Correction Medical Care Inc

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ross Park Zoo Loses Accreditation

Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo is again in the position of operating without accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The zoo on the South Side on Morgan Road has been working on a continuing improvement plan, but the AZA, during a visit in July, apparently didn’t believe the re-zoo-venation efforts were enough to maintain accreditation

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Broome County government seal

Broome County’s Finances are Moderately Stressed

Broome County has moved on the New York State Comptroller’s list of fiscally stressed communities.

In his latest report, Thomas DiNapoli says Broome has moved from susceptible to moderate fiscal stress

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Johnson City Site Chosen For Pharmacy School

Binghamton University's planned pharmacy school is to be constructed on a Corliss Avenue property in Johnson City.

State and university officials today revealed the school will be located on a five-and-a-half acre site one block south of Main Street

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Split Opinion on the Tyre Casino Proposal, General Support for Broome & Tioga

Attendees to the last public hearing on the placement of full-service casinos in New York State say the most visible factions at the session in Ithaca were those for or against the proposal by Wilmorite Corporation for Lago Resort and Casino in Tyre, New York in Seneca County

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Pepsi Pulling Plug On Binghamton Warehouse

Pepsi Beverages Company will lay off 74 people when it closes its warehouse operation on Binghamton's East Side.

The Broad Avenue facility is scheduled to close by November 15.

Pepsi filed a notice announcing the job cuts with the New York State Department of Labor

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