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Binghamton’s Credit Rating Lowered

According to a release from Moody's Investor's Service the City of Binghamton's credit rating has been downgraded from A1 to A2.

Moody's says that the downgrade "reflects the city's ongoing weakness in its enterprise, consistently late financial statements, significant  decline in wealth indices, and high debt burden

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Kurylo: “Happy” Broome Lawmakers Moving to Change Policy

A state of Maine man who's been fighting to keep a family home on Binghamton's West Side says he's "happy" the Broome County legislature is prepared to revise what he calls "inhumane" foreclosure policies

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Photo provided by Assemblywoman Lupardo's office
Photo provided by Assemblywoman Lupardo's office

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Given Committee Chair

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell will be helping to steer state policy regarding children and family issues in the new legislative session.

The Democrat will be chairing the Committee on Children and Families

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Category: Politics
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

City of Binghamton Secures Energy Efficiency Grant

The City of Binghamton has announced that it has secured $100,000 to continue helping residents make their homes more energy efficient.

Thanks to a $50,000 local award  from the Stewart W. and Willma C

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Lupardo: Gun Control Plan Should Have Had Public Input

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says the gun control measures approved by the legislature would have been better if New Yorkers had been able to offer their ideas about what should be done to address gun violence

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Libous “A Little Confused” By Cuomo Casino Plans

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he'll await more specific details before passing judgment on Governor Cuomo's call to permit the establishment of upstate gambling casinos.

The governor is proposing the creation of up to three casinos with most of the revenue being earmarked for education

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Binghamton Lawmakers May Approve Agency Grants

Binghamton city councilmembers are expected to award federal grant money to several agencies for programs targeted to young people and seniors.

City planning, housing and community development director Tarik Abdelazim says the money for the programs would come from the Community Development Block Grant award the city receives from Washington

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton and Johnson City Lawmakers to Review Sewage Plant Issues

A joint session of Binghamton city councilmembers and Johnson City village trustees has been scheduled to discuss issues related to the sewage treatment plant in Vestal.

The special session is to be held Monday, January 28 at 5:00 p

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Mayor Ryan Among Demonstrators At ‘Promised Land’ Movie

Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan and other demonstrators gathered outside the Regal Movie Theaters on Friday night following the opening of the movie about hydrofracking called "Promised Land."

The demonstrators say the film helps to point out the hazards associated with high volume horizontal drilling for natural has in the Marcellus Shale

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Senator: Counties Should Be Prepared for Gun Info Requests

New York State Senator Greg Ball says Gannett Company's Westchester-based newspaper was wrong to put detailed information about handgun owners on its website.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, the Putnam County Republican warned officials in other New York counties to be prepared for similar requests to provide gun ownership records.

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