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Town of Union Gives Official Support to Watkins Glen Casino

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsThe Town of Union is throwing its official support behind the plans to develop a casino resort at Traditions at the Glen on Watson Boulevard.

The 4 to 1 vote to submit a letter of support to New York State as a siting commission is considering where to award gaming licenses came shortly after a meeting nearby at the Endwell United Methodist  Church in opposition to placing a casino in Broome County

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Mental Health Centers May Delay Closing

The New York State Senate is moving forward a bill that puts a temporary freeze on the closing of the Broome Developmental Center.

The measure passed unanimously this week and is in negotiations in the Assembly

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Daniel Barry/Getty Images

N.Y.’s Legislature Votes to Expand Fracking Ban

Legislation to continue a moratorium on drilling for natural gas in New York State for three years is being handed over to the State Senate.

The Assembly has approved an extension on the ban on hydraulic fracture drilling until 2017 to allow for more study of the impact of facking to residents’ health and the environment

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Debra Preston to Return to the Office

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says she is expecting to be back in her office in the county office building at the end of the month.

The Republican posted on her face book page that her doctors have cleared her to come back to work on June 30th with half days in the office, working up to full days as she continues to receive treatment for lung cancer

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Paladino: Libous Will Choose His Successor

Carl Paladino, the 2010 New York Republican gubernatorial candidate, is predicting state Senator Thomas Libous won't be on the ballot in November.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Friday, Paladino suggested Libous is "playing that ultimate political game again."

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Paladino Talks Politics On WNBF’s “Binghamton Now”

Carl Paladino, the western New York businessman who ran against Andrew Cuomo four years ago, visited the WNBF Binghamton Now studio Friday.

Paladino discussed state and national political issues, along with the future of the Buffalo Bills, with Bob Joseph.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Bill to Delay Broome Mental Health Clinic Closure Fails

An effort to delay the announced closure of the Broome County Mental Health Clinic this year has failed.

The County Legislature Health and Human Services Committee’s three Republican members voted against a resolution ordering the clinic to remain open until at least June of 2016 while the two Democrats voted in favor of moving the bill forward

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

American Civic Association Feels Immigration Backlash

Speaking on the June 14 weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, American Civic Association Executive Director Andrew Baranoski says the agency has felt some backlash following several recent negative news stories dealing with immigration issues

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Accepts Firefighter Resignations

The Owego Volunteer Fire Department has a new slate of officers following the resignation of dozens of volunteers last week over the Village Board’s failure to approve a new Standard Operating Guideline document

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome’s County Executive Offers an Update on Her Health

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says her treatment for lung cancer has taken a bit of an unexpected turn.

The Republican made a surprise appearance at a news conference May 30 that had been called to unveil details of the 30th annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, to give a quick update on her health

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