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Broome Transit Contract Agreement reached

As Broome County officials continue to think about turning the operation of the public transit system over to a private entity, a contract agreement has been reached between the county and the transit union. 

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Former Occupy Binghamton Lot is For Sale

The lot in the middle of Downtown Binghamton that once housed an office building then a tent city for Occupy Binghamton protestors is for sale.

The city has put out a request for sealed bids to purchase 70-72 Court Street which is currently a vacant lot at the corner of Court and State Streets

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Bradford County Landowners Say Gas Companies Are Not Paying Up

Dozens of property owners in the midst of the Marcellus Shale Play in Bradford County, Pennsylvania weren't feeling much love on Valentine's Day for the gas industry.

Residents at a rally in Towanda said they are not getting the money they were promised by the gas companies

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Ethics Probe Urged Into Broome Executive’s Uniform Stunt

Bob Joseph/WNBF News Bob Joseph/WNBF NewsBroome County Democrats are asking for an ethics investigation after Republican County Executive Debra Preston showed up at the recent campaign kickoff for Sheriff David Harder wearing a Sheriff Deputy’s uniform

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Broome Democrats Want to Make Sure Bid Rules are Followed

Democrats in the Broome County Legislature are proposing a measure that would require the filing of an official statement affirming that all county laws and policies have been followed regarding awarding contracts along with the request for legislative approval of the bid

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President Obama Declares 2014 a ‘Year of Action’ in State of the Union Address

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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Lockheed May Work on New Presidential Helicopter Program

Hundreds of jobs could be more secure in the region with the announcement of $400,000 million in federal funding for Lockheed Martin.

The funding is for two contracts for a fleet of combat rescue and presidential helicopters to be developed by Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin

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Vestal Student Housing Developer Seeks Tax Deal

 

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency still needs to get on board with a $45 million payment in lieu of taxes request from a local developer who wants to build more student housing in Vestal.

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Broome Jail Expansion Project Bid Waiver is Rejected

 

Broome County is taking more time to sign a contractor for an expansion of the county correctional facility. 

The County Executive's office had moved to waive the bid process and award the contract to LaBella Associates P.C. o

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Local Leaders Review the New York State Budget Proposal

 

Southern Tier leaders are going over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $137.2 billion budget proposal presented yesterday. 

State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton says one of the biggest issues he’s concerned about is the amount of state aid that is earmarked for Southern Tier schools.

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