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Grow Broome to Help Small Businesses

The Grow Broome Fund is being launched to help small businesses with longer term financing and other financial incentives.

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency is operating the Fund through the national ‘Grow America Fund’ and is able to offer the longer term loans, larger loans, lower down payments and lower interest rates as well as structure the terms of financing to the individual business

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New York State Police
New York State Police

Police: Man Stole Electronics From Oneonta Store

Investigators have released video images of a man they say stole more than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise from a Walmart store in Otsego County.

According to state police, the suspect filled a shopping cart with electronics items at the store on Route 23 in Oneonta on the evening of January 25

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Job Cuts Reported at IBM Sites

Another round of layoffs at IBM locations around the United States is underway.

Officials at IBM headquarters in Westchester County won't discuss how many workers are losing their jobs but reports suggest that the number will be at least several thousand

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Competes for Development Funds

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council is putting together its latest development plans in the hopes of landing a portion of $1.5 billion in New York State economic aid.

The local group met with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at Binghamton University to review last week’s State of the State address and the Upstate Revitalization competition

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WNBF News/roger Neel Photo

Broome County Pay Raises are Vetoed

Pay for non-union Broome County employees, including elected officials, will not be tied to the rates negotiated between the county and its largest employees’ union.

County Executive Debra Preston has vetoed a resolution that would have given annual raises based on the rate in the Civil Service Employees Association contract

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Legislator Plans Pay Raise Petition Drive

Broome County Legislator Jason Garnar says he will collect signatures calling for a referendum should the County Executive sign a measure into law that would give non-union county employees, including elected officials, pay raises based on the rate negotiated with the Civil Service Employees Association

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome/Tioga Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate for the Binghamton Job Market, which includes Broome and Tioga Counties is down for December.

The New York State Department of Labor says while the 6.1% rate is a seven year low for the month, declines are still posted in manufacturing and the region is tied with Utica/Rome for New York State's highest jobless rate

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Price Rite Announces Recall of Ground Cumin

Price Rite has recalled bottles of its store brand ground cumin because of an allergen concern.

The supermarket chain, which operates a store in Vestal, announced that Colonna Brothers initiated the recall because the spice was found to contain undeclared peanuts

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Twin Tiers Travel Imacted by Nor’Easter

Delaware and Otsego County in  New York and Wayne County in Pennsylvania are among areas to the east of Binghamton that are still expecting snow, wind and blowing snow from winter storm Juneau.

A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect for those counties for January 27

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Plans for a Northside Grocery Move Forward

Broome County Land Bank is allocating over $500,000 to help clear the former Big Lots site on Binghamton's North Side.

The Board voted to move forward the funding January 20.

The City in July announced a deal to get a grocery store on the site

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