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SUNY Broome Community College’s Casino Program Approved

SUNY Broome Community College can now bestow casino management degrees on students.  The New York State Department of Education this week officially granted the Associate in Applied Science degree for the BCC casino management program

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Lockheed Martin Plans Job Cuts At Owego Site

More layoffs have been announced at Lockheed Martin's Tioga County facility in another cost-cutting move by the company.

Forty people who work in cafeteria and janitorial positions at the Owego complex have been told they'll lose their jobs next month

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

American Civic Association Feels Immigration Backlash

Speaking on the June 14 weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, American Civic Association Executive Director Andrew Baranoski says the agency has felt some backlash following several recent negative news stories dealing with immigration issues

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

N.E. Pennsylvania Benefits From Natural Gas Play

A Pennsylvania Congressman says Bradford and Tioga County municipalities are reaping the rewards of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Formation.

Republican Representative Matt Barker of Wellsboro released a statement recently saying the counties and municipalities are in line to collect about $22

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Debris Removed From Binghamton Demolition Site

Two-way traffic has been restored on Water Street in downtown Binghamton following demolition of the fire-damaged Ellis Brothers building.

Debris has been hauled away from the site where the structure stood for decades

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Beefs Up Code Enforcement

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the City is taking steps to crack down on code violators, especially in areas identified as problem neighborhoods.

David joined Code Enforcement officers June 6 for an enforcement sweep on the West Side

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Zombie Kill Bill Targets Abandoned Properties in New York

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking to make the owners of vacant properties accountable for upkeep of the structures and land.

A proposed bill called the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act or the Zombie Kill Bill targets so-called zombie properties and would force mortgage holders, including banks that have foreclosed on properties, to maintain the locations until the foreclosure is final

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chobani Yogurt Announces Job Cuts

A major employer in the Southern Tier and Central New York says it has to cut some jobs.

Chenango county-based Chobani Greek Yogurt says it is restructuring following an evaluation of business operations

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

West Endicott Residents Blast National Pipe Plant Noise

 

Some people who live near the new National Pipe and Plastics factory in the town of Union say they can't tolerate the noise and the odors emanating from the plant.

Several West Endicott residents told town board members they're tired of hearing the beeping of

forklift equipment at the facility which manufactures polyvinyl chloride pipes. Som

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Apartments Proposed For Binghamton Parking Ramp

Binghamton's crumbling Collier Street parking garage could be redeveloped under a plan that calls for the addition of apartments and retail space.

Mayor Richard David says Vestal-based Newman Development Group has proposed a mixed-use project for the garage, which was constructed in 1960

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