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Dozens of New York Governments Face Financial Stress

The New York State Comptroller says many governments in the state are susceptible to financial stress.  In the Southern Tier, that includes Broome County.

A report from Thomas DiNapoli's office identifies 14 governments in the state as already under fiscal stress

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF News photo

Binghamton/JC Sewage Budget Plan Hikes Rates

The board of the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is aggressively trying to cut spending at the facility.

Its proposed budget for next year, that was presented for a second time to a joint meeting of the Binghamton City Council and Johnson City Village Board of Trustees, calls for spending 31

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New York Reviews Gas Station Fire Control Regulations

Officials in Albany are looking at the possibility to do away with the overhead fire suppression system at gas stations in New York.

The Cuomo administration is reviewing a recommendation from an advisory board but says eliminating the systems is not a done deal

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News photo

Binghamton Considers Allowing Food Trucks

Following a test drive, of sorts, allowing food trucks to sell treats in Downtown Binghamton during the first fall concert on the Peace Stage on the Riverwalk recently, the city is now asking residents and people who visit and work in Binghamton if the arrangement should be made more permanent

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Valley/ Chenango Forks Merger Report Update

Continuing as separate school districts is not a viable option according to consultants who worked on a study into the possible consolidation of the Chenango Forks and Chenango Valley school districts

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WNBF News Photo/Roger Neel

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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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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