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Lupardo Concerned About School District Finances

The financial situation facing many New York state school districts is worsening and officials are publicly worrying about what might happen if districts can't pay their bills.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says she meets regularly with local school officials

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Broome Legislation Calls for Repeal of the SAFE Act

Broome County lawmakers are pushing for a repeal of the recently enacted New York State gun restrictions.Several Legislators, the County Executive and Broome County Sheriff David Harder have all criticized the new restrictions saying thre are too many restrictions in the legislation that was hastily pushed through in Albany following the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Connecticut

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead

The longtime president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died on Tuesday at the age of 58, following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Sets Statewide Agenda

The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce is taking a close look at business issues facing New York State lawmakers.The program, Unfinished Business: What New York Needs to do for Business this Year is open to the public and was scheduled for Terra Cotta Catering on State Street, Binghamton March 6.

The

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Binghamton GOP Mayoral Candidate Announcement Planned

Days after Richard David's announcement he won't be running for Binghamton mayor, the chairman of the Broome County Republican Party doesn't seem worried.

David ran for mayor four years ago and he'd been planning to make a formal announcement this week that he would seek the Republican nomination

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Lockheed Martin-Owego May Be Affected By Budget Cuts

Looming federal budget cuts could have an impact on Lockheed Martin's Tioga County operation.

The local effects of automatic spending reductions that may be implemented starting March 1 are uncertain

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Endicott Mayor: Police Might Be Able to Make Do With Fewer Officers

Endicott mayor John Bertoni says staffing options for the police department must be considered as the village works to deal with its financial challenges.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Bertoni said officials are looking at the costs associated with the staffing requirements under the current police contract, which will expire in just over a year.

The mayor sa

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Video Portrays A Pro-Fracking Cuomo As Hitler

A parody video posted on YouTube depicting a pro-fracking Governor Andrew Cuomo as Adolf Hitler is generating controversy.

The video uses about three-and-a-half minutes of a 2004 film called "Downfall

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Broome Residents Criticize Energy Development Office

The Broome County Office of Energy Development has been operating for almost seven weeks without authorization from lawmakers.

The legislature could vote on approving the office this Thursday.

Some Broome County residents have questioned the real purpose of the office, which was created by County Executive Debra Preston

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Executive Debra Preston’s 40-Year Plan for Broome County

In her first State of the County address after being elected to a full term, Broome County Executive Debra Preston told the legislator her vision for the county wasn't just for the four years of her administration, but for the next 40 years

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