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Small Tax Increase in New Binghamton Budget

Homeowners in the City of Binghamton are looking at about a 0.4% increase in property taxes while businesses are proposed to have a hike of 1.1% under the 2014 budget presented to city council by Mayor Matthew Ryan

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

NYPIRG Takes Issue With Casino Bill Wording

The New York Public Interest Research Group says the wording of a referendum appearing on the November ballot asking voters to allow development of seven new casinos in areas outside of New York City has 'more spin than a roulette wheel

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel File Photo

Proposed 2014 Broome County Budget Raises Taxes

After a break from a tax increase in Broome County last year, executive Debra Preston's proposed $3.75 million budget for the next fiscal year calls for a tax hike of 2.97%.

The Republican cites increasing expenses, like maintaining Broome Transit buses, the Willow Point Nursing Home, the Broome County Jail as well as mandated costs that include medical coverage and other benefits under negotiated contracts with county employees' unions, as driving the need for an increase this year

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Esworthy Unveils JC Blight Fighting Plan

Johnson City mayoral candidate Barrett Esworthy says the village should institute programs to encourage residential property owners to make improvements to their buildings.

Esworthy is the Democratic candidate challenging Republican mayor Greg Deemie in the November election

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Endicott Police Will Not Merge With Broome Sheriff’s Office

There will be no combining of the Endicott Police Department with the Broome County Sheriff's office.

The village board has voted three to one to terminate the talks into the possible consolidation of the offices that had been launched months ago, touted as a possible way to save the village money

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Category: Articles, Crime, News, Politics
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Tioga County D.A. and County Council Primary Results

A three-way contest for the Republican nomination for District Attorney in Tioga County has ended with unofficial primary results putting Kirk Martin in the slot over Adam Schumaker and Irene Graven

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Peace Activists Demonstrate In Downtown Binghamton

Several people opposed to a United States military strike against Syria gathered in front of the Binghamton Federal Building to express their views.

The demonstration Monday afternoon was held as part of a weekly protest organized by Broome County peace and justice activists

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News photo

Gas Lease Extensions Dropped

After years of battling over whether Southern Tier land owners whose mineral leases had expired could renegotiate for higher rates or drop their agreements entirely, about 200 property owners are free of their leases

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Tioga Republicans To Choose DA Candidate

Registered Republicans in Tioga County will be able to vote in Tuesday's primary to decide the party's nominee for district attorney.

Irene Gravin, Adam Schumacher and Kirk Martin are seeking the GOP nomination

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton GOP Mayoral Candidates Debate [AUDIO]

Richard David, Edward Hickey and Douglas Walter Drazen are facing each other in the September 10 primary from the Republican nomination for Binghamton mayor.

The candidates discussed some of the issues facing city voters during a live forum Wednesday morning on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Listen to th

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