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Another Bidder for a Southern Tier Casino Steps Up

It appears the stakes are being raised concerning the location of a Las Vegas-style casino in the Southern Tier should voters approve Proposition One next week.

The existing Tioga Downs in Nichols, which currently has harness racing and video gaming terminals, has been looking to expand and include table games if it is selected by New York State

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LG&T Challenger photo

Binghamton Budget Cuts Could Stall Parks Improvements

Money that had been included in Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan’s proposed budget for next year to improve city parks facilities, including tennis courts on the west side, has met City Council’s chopping block

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Tioga DA Candidate: I Stopped Drinking After Crash

Kirk Martin, the Republican candidate for Tioga County district attorney, is responding to his challenger's effort to publicize his past issues with alcohol.

In a mailing to county residents, Martin acknowledged he was "drinking too much" when he was younger

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Bob Joseph/WNBF

Tioga County DA Race Heats Up With Mystery Mailing

Copies of a seven-year-old letter have been mailed to Tioga County residents by the campaign of a candidate for district attorney.

The mass mailing features a three-page letter from June 2006 from then-district attorney Gerald Keene to an assistant DA, Kirk Martin, who is now running as the Republican candidate for district attorney

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Mayor Pleased With Small Tax Hike

Binghamton City Council is close to approving a finalized budget for the coming year.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says lawmakers have trimmed spending slightly from the plan he presented last month.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Ryan said with the changes being made by council, the residential property tax rate would rise very slightly in 2014.

The mayor's

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Lawmaker Quits To Become Town Justice

Broome County legislator John Black has announced he's resigning his seat as he prepares to become a Town of Union Justice.

The Endwell Republican has been appointed by the town board to succeed Thomas Dellapenna Jr

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Forum on Binghamton Psych. Program Elimination Planned

New York State Assembly members, Democrat, Donna Lupardo of Endwell and Republican, Clifford Crouch of Bainbridge are hosting a community forum October 22 to discuss the state’s plans to shut down psychiatric services in Binghamton

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New York Ed Chief Criticized For Canceling Forums

An assemblyman from Chenango County says New York Education Commissioner John King should not have canceled public forums on the Common Core curriculum.

Clifford Crouch, a Bainbridge Republican, says refusing to have an "open discussion" on the policy will "only fuel contempt and suspicion

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Broome County government seal

Broome Budget Proposed Funding Cuts Challenged

Broome County Executive Debra Preston’s proposed budget is facing plenty of criticism on a number of fronts.

At an October 10 public hearing, dozens of residents were on hand to voice their opinions, from bus drivers to farmers to members of the arts community

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Binghamton City Council Says Broome Transit IS Our Business

Binghamton City Council is siding with some B.C. Transit riders who say they’re worried that privatizing the bus service is going to mean higher rates, fewer routes and poorer service.

Council voted six to one to pass a resolution voicing their opposition to privatization

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