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Town of Owego Supervisor Wants Highway Super Appointed

The Town of Owego Supervisor says the Town Highway Superintendent should be appointed, not elected.

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Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Senate Campaign Brings New Face to Ballpark

The candidates for the 52nd District state Senate seat are making appearances across the Southern Tier as they try to meet as many prospective voters as possible before the November special election

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The Maines Veterans Memorial Arena Due for State Funds

The Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton is poised to get $1.5 million from New York State to make improvements.

The Empire Center is reporting $1.2 billion had been included in the recently passed state budget for member-item projects around the state championed by the governor or legislators

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Apalachin Man Seeking 52nd District Senate Seat

A second Tioga County resident has announced he wants to be on the November ballot for the special election for the state Senate seat previously held by Republican Thomas Libous.

51-year-old Richard Purtell said he wants to secure the Libertarian Party line

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No Woodburn Court Tax Deal Yet

A meeting called by the Binghamton City Council Municipal and Public Affairs Committee August 3 to talk about the lack of an extension of a tax break for the Woodburn Courts apartments has not resulted in any agreement

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Senate Candidate Barbara Fiala Interviewed [Audio]

Former Broome County executive Barbara Fiala says she's the right person to represent the 52nd Senate district in Albany.

Fiala - who also served as Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in the Cuomo administration - discussed some of the issues she'll be running on during a live interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

The interview aired o

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Akshar and Fiala To Battle For State Senate Seat

Frederick Akshar, the Broome County undersheriff, has announced he's running for the state Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Thomas Libous.

Akshar became undersheriff a few weeks ago. He launched his campaign with a formal announcement in the town of Dickinson August 4

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Assembly Speaker Heastie on “Binghamton Now” [Audio]

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie continued his upstate tour with with several stops in Broome County.

On July 30, the Bronx Democrat was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

LISTEN to the discuss

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Assembly Speaker Heastie Visits Broome County

Carl Heastie, the Bronx Democrat who became New York Assembly Speaker less than six months ago, will meet residents of the Binghamton area as his upstate tour continues.

Heastie plans to make stops in Binghamton, Vestal and Endicott on Thursday

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Crouch Decides Against Senate Bid

Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says he will not run for the Senate seat vacated after Thomas Libous was found guilty of lying to FBI agents.

Crouch - a Chenango County Republican - released a statement Monday afternoon announcing he plans to focus on his current work in the state Assembly

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