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Gural Isn’t Happy With Casino Referendum Delay

Tioga Downs owner Jeffrey Gural isn't pleased that a public vote on approving upstate gambling casinos may not happen this year.

Governor Cuomo and other state officials now expect a referendum on establishing three casinos probably will have to wait until 2014

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Cordisco Not Running For Binghamton Mayor

A former Binghamton city councilman who had been considering a run for mayor this year today said he's decided against it.

Businessman John Cordisco had been contemplating a campaign for the Democratic nomination in recent weeks

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Whitney Point’s Bookkeeping Criticized

The New York State Comptroller's office is advising officials in the Village of Whitney Point to improve their oversight on how money is spent.

A report from Thomas DiNapoli's office said the mayor and village board did not conduct a thorough audit of claims presented for payment, so it was not clear if money paid out went to proper village purposes

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Category: Local News, Politics
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NY Business Leader: State Ads Are “Frustrating”

The head of a New York state coalition of business and trade groups says he's hearing plenty of questions about the television commercials people are seeing touting a "New New York."

Unshackle Upstate executive director Brian Sampson says many New York business owners he's spoken with find the message in the ads to be "very frustrating

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BGM Airport Chief Pleased Delay Issue Resolved

Broome County aviation commissioner Carl Beardsley says he's glad Congress acted to address flight delays linked to air traffic controller furloughs.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Beardsley said there had been some "short ground delays" at the Greater Binghamton Airport related to issues that occurred at other airports. He said the del

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Greenman Senior Center Sale Back Up In The Air

Opportunities for Broome is taking its offer for buying the closed Greenman Senior Center in Downtown Binghamton off the table.

Binghamton City Council last week turned down OFB's $75,000 bid for the center on Pine Street after a last-minute counter-bid of $105,000 was submitted by the owners of Lane Construction

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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Broome Delays Contract For Jail Doctors

Broome County lawmakers are putting off a decision on a contract extention with the firm that provides medical care at the county jail. The delay comes as New York State investigates the Pennsylvania based Correctional Medical Care Incorporated

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Category: Crime, Local News, Politics
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Sanford Town Board Drops Fracking Gag Order

People who want to speak out about fracking will be able to do so once again at Sanford town board meetings.

The board several months ago moved to ban public comment on the matter. That prompted the Natural Resources Defense Council and Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy to take the matter to federal court

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Hanna To Serve On Freight Transportation Panel

Congressman Richard Hanna has been named to a House panel that will review the nation's freight transportation system and recommend actions that could improve it.

The leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee appointed the Oneida County Republican and ten other House members to serve on the special panel

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NY Senate May Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

State Senator Diane Savino says a measure to allow New Yorkers to use marijuana for medicinal purposes may be passed by the Senate this year.

Savino, a Staten Island Democrat, says "we are certainly a lot closer now than ever" to approval of a medical marijuana bill by both houses of the legislature

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