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Johnson City to Improve Its Streetscape

Officials in the Village of Johnson City are talking about the appearance of the Center Village district following the receipt of a $10,000 award for streetscape design.

The Village competed against Endicott and the Town of Union for a chance to improve the appearance of storefronts on Main Street

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Southern Tier Schools Left Out of Yogurt Pilot Program

Schools in the Southern Tier are apparently not included in recently announced plans to serve New York State produced Greek-style yogurt in public schools.

BOCES officials in Broome County say they were recently informed that the local districts in the system are not included in the pilot program that had been touted by U

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Esworthy Running For Johnson City Mayor

A Johnson City man is running as a Democratic candidate for village mayor.

37-year-old Barrett Esworthy is challenging Republican incumbent Greg Deemie.

Esworthy, who was born and raised in the village, graduated from Johnson City High School in 1993

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Start-Up NY Could Cost New York Millions

A new budget projection suggests the job incentive program being shopped around New York State by Governor Andrew Cuomo could end up costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue

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Getty Images news Mark Wilson

John Boehner Dines in Binghamton

The reason behind a stop in Binghamton by a powerful House Republican August 6th remains unclear. Local elected officials say they didn't even know Congressman John Boehner was going to be in town

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Libous Steps Down As GOP Campaign Chairman

State Senator Thomas Libous is stepping down as chairman of the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee.

The post is going to Senator Catharine Young, an Olean Republican.

Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, who announced the change, thanked Libous for his "tireless work" in coordinating the party's Senate campaign strategy in recent years

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockheed Martin Layoffs Include Owego Site

August 15th is to be the last day on the job for 25 Lockheed Martin workers in Owego. Over 100 more jobs are to be cut in Salina.

The company has sent out layoff notices to 367 employees in the United States across its Mission Systems and Training division

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Signs Of Support For Manning In Binghamton

As the sentencing phase of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial got underway in Maryland, there were signs that some people in Binghamton support the soldier.

Manning was convicted by a military judge of violating the Espionage Act for releasing thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Upstate New York Casino Plans Move Ahead

New York State is a little closer to getting more casinos located outside of Native American lands.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that moves forward a proposal that would build private casinos in the state, pending voter approval November 5

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Panel Clears David, SUNY Broome In Ethics Complaint

An ethics board has completed a review of contracts SUNY Broome awarded to a business owned by Binghamton mayoral candidate Richard David.

A Binghamton man filed a complaint with the Broome County Board of Ethics questioning catering contracts between the college and Terra Cotta in Binghamton

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