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BGM Airport Chief Pleased Delay Issue Resolved

Broome County aviation commissioner Carl Beardsley says he's glad Congress acted to address flight delays linked to air traffic controller furloughs.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Beardsley said there had been some "short ground delays" at the Greater Binghamton Airport related to issues that occurred at other airports. He said the del

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Greenman Senior Center Sale Back Up In The Air

Opportunities for Broome is taking its offer for buying the closed Greenman Senior Center in Downtown Binghamton off the table.

Binghamton City Council last week turned down OFB's $75,000 bid for the center on Pine Street after a last-minute counter-bid of $105,000 was submitted by the owners of Lane Construction

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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Broome Delays Contract For Jail Doctors

Broome County lawmakers are putting off a decision on a contract extention with the firm that provides medical care at the county jail. The delay comes as New York State investigates the Pennsylvania based Correctional Medical Care Incorporated

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Category: Crime, Local News, Politics
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Sanford Town Board Drops Fracking Gag Order

People who want to speak out about fracking will be able to do so once again at Sanford town board meetings.

The board several months ago moved to ban public comment on the matter. That prompted the Natural Resources Defense Council and Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy to take the matter to federal court

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Hanna To Serve On Freight Transportation Panel

Congressman Richard Hanna has been named to a House panel that will review the nation's freight transportation system and recommend actions that could improve it.

The leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee appointed the Oneida County Republican and ten other House members to serve on the special panel

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NY Senate May Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

State Senator Diane Savino says a measure to allow New Yorkers to use marijuana for medicinal purposes may be passed by the Senate this year.

Savino, a Staten Island Democrat, says "we are certainly a lot closer now than ever" to approval of a medical marijuana bill by both houses of the legislature

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [April 16,2012]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [April 16,2012]

One Year Later: No News On Libous Ethics Complaint

State senator Thomas Libous had asked the state ethics panel to act quickly on a complaint against him filed by Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan.

But a year after Ryan mailed the formal complaint to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, no information is available about the status of the agency's review of the matter

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Hickey: “Now’s The Time” for Binghamton Race

Edward Hickey says he's "sure a lot of people" were surprised by his announcement that he plans to run for the Republican nomination for Binghamton mayor.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, the 45-year-old Hickey said he'd been "kicking around the idea for a couple of months."

Hickey, who

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Another Candidate For Binghamton Mayor

A Binghamton businessman says he wants to run for mayor.

45-year-old Edward Hickey plans to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination next week.

Campaign manager Quintin Maidment said Hickey manages Fitzie's Irish Pub and the Belmar Pub, both located on Main Street in Binghamton

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Hanna To Hold Open Door Session In Cortlandville

Area residents will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns with Congressman Richard Hanna this weekend.

The Oneida County Republican has scheduled an "open door meeting" on Saturday in Cortlandville

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