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Southern Tier Psychiatric Services Are Retained

 

Most programs at the Greater Binghamton Health Center will remain open. 

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that psychiatric hospitals in Northern New York and the Southern Tier will continue to offer adult and children programs but the Binghamton, Elmira and St. Law

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Broome County government seal

Broome Develops a 10-Year Community Plan

 

Broome County is ready to adopt a development plan to meet the needs of the community in the next ten years for the first time in decades. 

The last time the county adopted a Comprehensive Plan was about fifty years ago.  T

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Funding Could be Restored for Broome County Senior Bus Program

 

Binghamton City Council could take action to restore funding for senior bus transportation services operated by Catholic Charities of Broome County. 

In recent budget actions, lawmakers had rejected a request for $14,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for the program. 

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csessums, flickr

Southern Tier School Projects Gain Approval

 

Plans to fix up four Southern Tier School districts can move forward. 

Voters in Susquehanna Valley, Union Endicott, Windsor and Johnson City have approved capital projects costing millions of dollars. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire Hydrant Lead Rules Could Cost Binghamton Thousands

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York is asking for a delay in a federal Environmental Protection Agency directive that would have the City of Binghamton and other municipalities replacing several brand new fire hydrants next year.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Minimum Wage Protest Lacks Low-Pay Workers

 

A handful of demonstrators in front of the Main Street, Binghamton McDonald’s to protest the current minimum wage December 5th, did not include any employees of the fast food restaurant.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Time is Running Out to Re-register for STAR Tax Relief

 

Area residents are being reminded to re-register for the STAR property tax exemption. 

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says any homeowner whose combined household income is less than $500,000 is eligible to receive school property tax relief.  S

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Forks/ Chenango Valley Merger Defeated

Two school district merger plans have been sunk for now.

Voters in the Spencer Van Etten and Candor school districts have rejected moving a proposal for merging the districts on to a binding vote

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Astrid Stevens/ Getty Images

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Wants Metal Theft a Federal Crime

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says metal thefts should be a federal crime. 

The New York Democrat made a stop in the Town of Dickinson November 26 to announce he’s backing a bill that would require scrap metal dealers to limit any cash they pay for copper and other metals to 100-dollars with the rest of the payment to be made by check and to make sure they get documentation on who owns the scrap and where it came from.

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Tioga Downs Publicity Photo
Tioga Downs Publicity Photo

Tioga Downs Expansion Plans Move Forward

The owner of Tioga Downs says he believes he has the strongest of three proposals for a Southern Tier casino offering table games, slots and several amenities.

Jeff Gural broke ground November 18 for an indoor parking garage at his Town of Nichols racino as the first part of expansion plans

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