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New York Senate OKs Gun Law Change

The New York State Senate has approved a measure that would make retired police officers exempt from ammunition restrictions contained in the gun control law enacted in January.

The exemption was passed early Friday morning by a vote of 49 to 14

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Libous To Undergo More Chemotherapy

State Senator Thomas Libous has confirmed that the prostate cancer he's been battling for the past four years has spread.

Gannett's Albany bureau on Wednesday reported doctors discovered tumors in his lungs last year

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Broome County Warned About “Fiscal Stress”

The state comptroller's office has issued a warning about Broome County's financial situation.

Thomas DiNapoli released a report indicating the county is "susceptible" to fiscal stress.

Broome County was one of eight New York counties to receive the designation suggesting serious financial problems are developing

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Endicott/Broome Merger Talks to Move Forward

 

Following heated discussion and a tie-breaker vote by the mayor, the Village of Endicott is going to at least talk about the possibility of combining police operations with the Broome County Sheriff's Office.

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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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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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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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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 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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