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New Laws in Effect in New York State

Several new laws are now in effect in New York State.  There is a new tax credit for businesses hiring military veterans.

There is a new Homeless Veteran Assistance Fund.

Corporate tax reforms are being phased in, estimated to save businesses over 200 million dollars this year and over 500 million dollars a year by 2019

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Fire Leaves Waverly Building Uninhabitable

A Waverly building is described as a total loss as a result of a cooking fire.

A tenant on the third floor was taken to the hospital for treatment of burns to his arm, face and chest.

The blaze on Broad Street was reported at around 11:30 a

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Fire at Upstate Shredding in Owego

No injuries are being reported after fire broke out at a Tioga County recycling operation.

The blaze at Upstate Shredding in Owego was reported at around 2:20 a.m. December 31 and was quickly put out

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Accountants: Sell Off Willow Point Nursing Home

Broome County is being told to get rid of what many consider an Albatross around the county’s neck.

The accounting firm: Toski and Company from Rochester has advised county lawmakers that Willow Point Nursing Home should be sold off

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Twin Tiers Offices Go on Holiday Schedule

Many municipalities are adjusting garbage collection schedules for the holiday.

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Governor Cuomo Supports a Casino License for the Southern Tier

The New York State Gaming Commission is reviewing a letter it received from Governor Andrew Cuomo December 26 urging the reopening of Southern Tier bids for a fourth casino license.

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Spell Check: Crowley Foods in “Binghampton?”

Crowley dairy products have been linked to Binghamton for a century. J.K. Crowley moved the company from Poughkeepsie to the Parlor City in 1915.

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Binghamton Generating Plant To Resume Operation

A gas-fueled electricity generating facility in Binghamton's First Ward is about to be put back into service.

The plant on Charles Street initially was built to provide energy support for the nearby Anitec production facility

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Gas Pipeline Settles for Northern Pennsylvania Spills

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline is being cited for illegal dumpsites in Susquehanna,Wayne, Pike and Potter Counties.

Pennsylvania Environmental Protection officials say the pipeline company will pay a $210,000 penalty, bankroll a program to clean up the dump sites at a cost of $540,000 and pay $50,000 in recovery costs

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Owego Craft Brewers Tout Local Ingredients

A Tioga County husband and wife team have opened a craft brewery tap room in Owego.

Production of a range of beers for The Farmhouse Brewery is a few miles away from the George Street facility where people can sample the product

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