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Jack Cheevers Bows Out of Union Supervisor Race

A former Town of Union Supervisor is bowing out of the race to take the office again.

Broome Democrats announced that Jack Cheevers is no longer challenging Incumbent Supervisor Rose Sotak due to health reasons

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New York Landowners Challenge Gas Lawsuit Defeat

Opponents of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region are calling the latest legal action by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York another expensive, unnecessary distraction and a political stunt

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Monterey, N.Y. Shock Camp is Closed for Good

Projects like road work in Steuben and Schuyler Counties are about to get more expensive now that a Western Southern Tier minimum security, boot-camp-style prison is empty.

The Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility west of Painted Post officially closed for good over the weekend due to state budget cuts

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BCC Expansion is Delayed by a Clerical Mistake in Albany

Plans to breathe new life into the former main library in Downtown Binghamton are on delay due to a mistake in Albany.

SUNY Broome Community College had been approved for $5 million from the state to convert the Carnegie Library on Exchange Street into classroom space, expanding the BCC campus from the Town of Dickinson into Downtown Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lupardo Seeking Sixth Term In State Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo has announced she's running for re-election to the position she's held for nearly a decade.

The Endwell Democrat made her campaign announcement Thursday evening at a gathering of supporters at a fundraising event in the town of Union

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Astorino Wants To Debate Cuomo In Southern Tier

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino wants to debate Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Southern Tier.

Speaking in downtown Binghamton this afternoon, the Westchester County executive said he and the Democratic governor should go one-on-one to discuss the issues important to people in this part of the state

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Libous and Starzak Submit Ballot Petitions

Thomas Libous and Anndrea Starzak say they have submitted nominating petitions for the November ballot in the 52nd state senatorial district.

A statement released by the Libous campaign says thousands of signatures were turned into the state Board of Elections office in Albany on Wednesday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [May 9, 2013]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [May 9, 2013]

Libous Vows To Fight Federal Allegations [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous discussed an indictment alleging he made false statements to the FBI during a live interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Libous answered questions from host Bob Joseph on Tuesday morning, one week after federal officials announced the indictment against the senator.

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Candidates Line Up to Challenge NYS Senator Tom Libous

In spite of allegations of influence-peddling and health issues,  New York State Senator Thomas Libous is poised to seek another term.

In a statement released by Senator Libous’ office, a spokesman said “Senator Libous has served the residents of the Southern Tier with honesty and integrity for the past 26 years." 

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Binghamton’s New York State Senator Under Federal Indictment

Senator Thomas Libous (R) of Binghamton and his son are both facing federal charges.

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