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Northside Binghamton Grocery Boost

New York State funding has been secured to help develop a plaza that will bring a grocery store back to the North Side of Binghamton.

$150,000 has been secured by State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton for the project at the former Big Lots Plaza on State Street

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Medical Marijuana Facility Proposed for Johnson City

Among dozens of bids submitted to New York State for up to five licenses for the manufacture and dispensing of medicinal marijuana, one is from Salus Scientific of Syracuse for a potential cultivation center in Johnson City

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

25 Year Binghamton Transportation Plans Formed

Talk about advance planning.  The group that sets transportation policy in the region is updating long-term goals in it’s Looking Forward 2040 study.

The Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study is holding meetings to get input on the long-range transportation plans for the Greater Binghamton Area.

The

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Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Casino Questions Linger

The New York State Gaming Commission says it has not yet received a request from Albany businessman Jeffrey Hyman for an extension of the deadline for filing an application for a casino license.

Hyman and Binghamton Mayor Richard David have said they would like to get more time to get clarification about the Department of Environmental Conservation’s rules for funding clean-up of the former Stow Manufacturing Site

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Tioga County Fair Begins

The Tioga County Fair gets underway Tuesday and continues through Saturday at Marvin Park in Owego.

The Fair opens with the 4-H Food Booth at the 4-H Youth Building at 8:00 AM.  At 10:00 AM the 4-H Poultry Show gets underway in the Cattle Barn

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Casino Bid Folds

Albany-area developer Jeffrey Hyman is telling New York State there will be no proposal filed by the deadline for a casino license for a site in the City of Binghamton.

Tioga Downs owner, Jeffrey Gural submitted an 800 page application days ahead of the July 6 deadline to expand the existing Town of Nichols Racino to include table games, a hotel and several family attractions

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Business To Open At Old Endwell Department Store Site

A long-empty commercial property on Hooper Road in Endwell will soon be back in use.

The Rescue Mission plans to open a Thrifty Shopper store at the shopping plaza which in the past had been occupied by department stores

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire-Wrecked Binghamton Building to Be Rebuilt

The owner of a 27-unit apartment building on Binghamton's West Side damaged by a major fire is planning to repair the structure.

The May 9 blaze at 1 Mather Street displaced dozens of people

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All Fireworks are Illegal in the Southern Tier

As the Fourth of July rapidly approaches, several law enforcement officials and fire agencies are telling area residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

The Delaware County Sheriff is among those sending out formal reminders telling residents in the Southern Tier that, while some counties in New York have approved use of sparklers and fountain fireworks, many other counties, including Delaware, Broome and Tioga have not, and fireworks are still illegal

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Binghamton Council Approves Casino Proposal

Binghamton City Council is unanimously supporting plans to develop a casino resort at the old Stow Manufacturing site on the North Side.

It was also confirmed that Albany-area developer Jeffrey Hyman is the project manager hoping to land the Southern Tier casino license

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