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Hickey: Binghamton Should Do More To Fight Blight

Edward Hickey, a Republican candidate for Binghamton mayor, says the city should step up its efforts to deal with run-down properties.

Hickey plans to discuss the problem of blight with reporters Tuesday in front of the old Masonic Temple building on the city's West Side

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Mixed Reaction in the Southern Tier to Tax Free NY

The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce is taking a cautious approach in its reaction to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plans to local tax free zone for start-up businesses on SUNY campuses.

In a statement from Chamber President and CEO, Lou Santoni, the group takes a wait and see position

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Some Police Aren’t Thrilled About Endicott Combining With Broome Sheriff

Some members of the Endicott Police are pushing back against a proposal under which the village police force could fall under the auspices of the Broome County Sheriff's office.

The Police Benevolent Association, which is the union representing Endicott officers, and village Police Chief Michael Cox were among those hosting a news conference to talk about the proposed merger

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tioga County is Among Five Possible Casino Sites in New York

New York State Senate Republicans are proposing five casinos on non-Native American land that would have table games like black jack and roulette.  Currently non-tribal casinos are limited to video gaming terminals

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

All Southern Tier School Budgets Pass

Southern Tier school districts can move forward with their program plans for the next fiscal year now that all proposed budget have been approved by voters.

Many of the districts implemented fairly large staff cuts in order to keep the tax increases within state mandates

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Broome County government seal

Broome Considers Early Retirement Incentives

Broome County lawmakers are considering further trimming of the government payroll through retirement incentives.

At it's last meeting, however, the legislature postponed a scheduled vote on the plan that would offer eligible employees $15,000 toward their retiree health insurance premiums

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton/ Johnson City Sewer Plant Repairs Scheduled

A $60 million renovation project at the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is due to get started in a little less than a year.

Johnson City and City of Binghamton officials met May 13th to discuss construction plans for the jointly owned facility on Vestal Road

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

David: Fix The Binghamton Roundabout

Richard David, a Republican mayoral candidate, is calling for improvements to the downtown Binghamton roundabout.

The roundabout opened to traffic nearly nine months ago. Last Tuesday, a tractor-trailer knocked down a pedestrian warning sign and several fence posts at Chenango and Court streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Doesn’t Want Rebates on Printed Checks

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell is cosponsoring a bill that aims to reduce the costs to the state of administering tax rebates that were recently approved in Albany.

The $350 Family Tax Relief Credit is for families with children with incomes of between $40,000 and $300,000 a year

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Category: Local News, Politics
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Discusses Fracking Report [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday. He discussed his support for high-volume hydraulic fracturing and responded to questions related to a Bloomberg News report.

Libous insisted his support for fracking in the Marcellus Shale is not relat

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