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Judge to Rule on Lawsuit Against Harpursville Schools

A judge says he will issue a decision soon on a lawsuit filed by parents in the Harpursville School District against the Board of Education.

The group, called ‘School Transparency Organization for Parents’, or “STOP” claims the board routinely violated open meeting laws, mismanaged the budget and made personnel appointments without public knowledge or input

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Executive Order Signed to Ravamp Binghamton Police

Binghamton Mayor Richard David is taking the issue of reforming the City Police Department out of the realm of public debate and Council approval.

The Republican yesterday signed an executive order that establishes more diversity training, data collection and the purchase of more body cameras if Council approves funding

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Cuomo Invited to New York State Secession Rally [LISTEN]

Representatives of groups supporting a New York State secession movement are planning a rally in Chenango County and they've decided to invited Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The event is to be held at the General Clinton Park in Bainbridge from 1:00 to 3:00 p

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Former Owego Mayor, Bill Franz Passes Away

A former Mayor of the Village of Owego is being fondly remembered for his love of his community and his dedication to protecting it through fire and emergency medical services.

William Franz passed away August 22 at the age of 76 following a brief illness

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Ellis Bros. Development in Binghamton is on Hold

The owners of Ellis Brothers Furniture are telling the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin that they have put their plans to turn the old J.C. Penny building at the corner of Court and Hawley Streets into a new, massive showroom on hold following a vote in Binghamton City Council last April that failed to name the city the lead agency in the redevelopment of the former pedestrian mall space in front of the Metro Center.

After an

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Binghamton Police Modernization is Debated

A controversial piece of legislation designed to change the face of the Binghamton Police force and enhance positive interaction between officers and minorities in the city is getting lively debate.

Dozens of people attended a public hearing August 19 on the Police Modernization Act with both supporters and opponents addressing council

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First Binghamton Philharmonic Concert Is Canceled

Music is not in the air at the Binghamton Forum Theater as the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra has cancelled the first concert of the 2015-2016 season over a contract dispute.

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Governor Paterson Discusses Trinidad Rally Controversy

Former New York Governor David Paterson sparked a bit of a controversy with an appearance at a political rally in Trinidad.

Paterson spoke on behalf of Dr. Keith Rowley, the People's National Movement candidate for prime minister

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Tax Breaks Approved for Binghamton Student Housing

One of the most recent student housing projects in the City of Binghamton is being handed tax breaks in spite of the objections of city leaders.

The Agency, formerly the Broome County Industrial Development Agency, has voted for a ten year Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT agreement for the Printing House apartments in what used to be the Press Building on Chenango Street

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Johnson City Fire Dept. to Protect Westover & Fairmont

Westover and Fairmont Park will continue to have their fire protection services handled by the Johnson City paid fire department in spite of a bid to turn that service over to the volunteer Endwell Fire Department

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