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Broome Incumbents Fight Challenges: Election 2014

Voters head to the polls to decide a number of state and local races.

Most notable decisions are the race for New York Governor with incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo looking to retain his seat in a challenge by Republican Rob Astorino and two, third party candidates

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Broome Sheriff Candidates In WNBF Radio Debate

Broome County Sheriff David Harder and his challenger, Binghamton Police Captain Christopher Bracco, discussed law enforcement issues during a "live" debate on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Harder, the

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Adopt a Broome County Polling Place Program is Launched

The Broome County Board of Elections is looking for organizations that want to adopt a polling place.

Actually, officials need more inspectors at polling places.

Organizations like clubs and churches can provide volunteers to man the polls in exchange for the $10 an hour normally paid to inspectors

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Most Broome Mental Health Clinic Clients Are in New Programs

The Broome County Commissioner of Mental Health says 80 percent of the clients of the County Mental Health Clinic have moved into different programs in the area as the Clinic prepares to close.

Arthur Johnson says the remaining clients will change programs by next spring

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N.Y.S. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Proposes Bills Go Digital

A measure that would eliminate a huge paper trail in Albany is being pushed by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell.

The Democrat is asking voters to approve Proposition 2 that would have bills in the state legislature filed digitally instead of printed on paper

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Bracco Announces Choice For Broome Undersheriff

Christopher Bracco, the Democratic candidate for Broome County Sheriff, says he's selected a retired Endicott Police Department detective sergeant to serve as his undersheriff, if he wins next week's election

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Binghamton’s Budget is Approved

Taxes in the City of Binghamton will go up .48% after City Council voted 5-0 to approve Republican Mayor Richard David’s first proposed budget.

Two council members were absent.

A big push in the ledger was for more focus on police and fire services

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New York Gubernatoral Hopefuls Debate

Ethics, the economy and fracking are the main issues that candidates for New York Governor are focusing on.

The four candidates for the office have faced in the only televised debate prior to the November 4 election

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Could Impose Household Dog Limit

There could be a tighter leash on the number of dogs someone can own in the City of Binghamton.

Council is considering a measure that would require a kennel permit for anyone owning more than four dogs per household

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N.Y. DMV Commissioner Ticketed for Speeding in Vestal

Normally a traffic stop for speeding wouldn’t get much attention in the news, but the story changes when the ticket is written in Vestal for the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.

The Albany Times Union and Capitol Confidential report that Barbara Fiala was pulled over for speeding near her home October 12.

The former Br

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