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Broome County Students and Educators Rally for Education

 

Educators and students from The Binghamton City School District and Whitney Point count among the thousands who headed to Albany January 14 to push for more money from New York State for schools.

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Governor Cuomo Puts Upstate Casino Development on the Fast Track

 

In his State of the State message, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says applications for new casinos, including in the Southern Tier, will be accepted in March with bids due by June and construction starting in the fall.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

New York State Comptroller Releases Spending Review

The New York State Comptroller is releasing information from a review of $6 billion of state contracts and over $8.7 billion in payments made in November.

Among the expenditures, Thomas DiNapoli’s office says $19

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Student Parking Proposal is Stalled

 

City of Binghamton awmakers are taking more time to evaluate a request to allow student parking at the Collier Street parking garage made by Alfred Weissman Real Estate of New Jersey, which is developing upscale apartments on Hawley Street across from City Hall. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF

Broome County Plans DMV Move

Broome County is looking to move the Department of Motor Vehicles office from Clinton Street in the First Ward to the Intermodal Transportation Hub in Downtown Binghamton.

The County is advertising to hire a commercial real estate agent to sell the DMV site at 181-185 Clinton Street

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WNBF’s Binghamton Now Awarded Keys to the City

In his last hours as Mayor of the City of Binghamton, Matthew Ryan presented Binghamton Now host, Bob Joseph and producer, Kathy Whyte with keys to the City of Binghamton.

In his last appearance on the program December 31, the Democrat praised the show for providing an open forum for discussion of issues and an avenue for the public to have access to elected officials.

Ryan

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A Push is on to Move New York’s Primary Date

Democratic New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins are supporting moving the state's primary elections from September to June.

Silver and Cousins claim $50 million can be saved by holding both the state and federal primaries on the same day

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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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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