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Binghamton Officials To Discuss First Ward Strategy

The future of Binghamton's First Ward will be the focus of a community workshop.

City officials say the program will be held at the First Ward Senior Center at 226 Clinton Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

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At Home With The Dickinsons on WNBF Final Broadcast Today

For the past eight years and over 371 shows Linda and Mark Dickinson hosted a one-hour program from 9-10 AM on News Radio 1290 WNBF.  The show, "At Home With The Dickinsons" provided updates on the local and national real estate market as well as tips and advice on home improvements and maintenance

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Former Occupy Binghamton Lot is For Sale

The lot in the middle of Downtown Binghamton that once housed an office building then a tent city for Occupy Binghamton protestors is for sale.

The city has put out a request for sealed bids to purchase 70-72 Court Street which is currently a vacant lot at the corner of Court and State Streets

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Bradford County Landowners Say Gas Companies Are Not Paying Up

Dozens of property owners in the midst of the Marcellus Shale Play in Bradford County, Pennsylvania weren't feeling much love on Valentine's Day for the gas industry.

Residents at a rally in Towanda said they are not getting the money they were promised by the gas companies

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Student Housing Wins Tax Breaks

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency has approved a tax break package for a downtown Binghamton student housing project.

One Wall Street Associates of New York City is converting the building that once housed The Fair Store into 48 apartments

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Coalition Goes To Court To Force Fracking Decision

A Broome County-based group representing landowners is suing New York State over the delay in developing regulations to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York wants Governor Andrew Cuomo to release records related to his administration's fracking environmental review process

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton’s WBNG Being Acquired By Illinois Company

An Illinois-based media company has announced plans to buy WBNG-TV, which provides programing from CBS and The CW in the Binghamton market.

Quincy Newspapers, Inc. is acquiring WBNG and two other stations from Granite Broadcasting Corporation

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Roger Neel/ WNBF News

Endwell Fire District Spending Practices Criticized

 

Officials with the Endwell Fire District say they are taking steps to deal with issues brought up in a recent audit from the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

The report cited the district for dozens of payments that auditors say had not been approved in a timely manner by the board of trustees before the checks went out. 

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The controversial bidding process for expansion of the Broome County Jail is producing no new results. 

The County Executive's office had wanted to expedite the process by moving to waive the competitive bidding process. The

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG & RG&E Warn of Bill-Paying Scams

New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric are warning customers about bill payment scams.

The utilities say they continues to learn about fraudulent activities where customers are contacted by email, phone or in person and asked to pay current or past due charges

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