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Assembly Hearing Set on Proposed Fracking Rules

Another public hearing on planned regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing is in the works.

Three members of the state Assembly have announced the session will be held in Albany on January 10

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Federal Government To Buy Out Some Flooded JC Properties

Village of Johnson City Officials were informed this week by FEMA that approval has been granted to the New York State Office of Emergency Management to fund the village's application for nine home buyouts

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David: City Hall Financial Controls Should Be Reviewed

A former Binghamton mayoral candidate who may seek the office next year is calling for better oversight of city employees following a series of thefts.

Richard David says it's time for the city to hire an internal auditor to identify deficiencies in systems that are supposed to prevent stealing by government workers

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

U.S. Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s Farewell and Thanks Tour

U.S. Congressman Maurice HInchey, who has represented the Southern Tier for twenty years, is on a farewell, thank you tour of his district.

After his diagnosis of colon cancer last year and several operations, the Democrat opted not to seek reelection this year

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ryan: I Was Invited to Binghamton Pro-Fracking Event

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says a website's report claiming he showed up uninvited to a forum about natural gas development is wrong.

A blog posted on the Energy In Depth site reported "Ryan thought it was his right to be there and so he decided to crash it

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Binghamton Mayor Says Car Cash Is Justified

Mayor Matthew Ryan says he's a "little upset" by some of the criticism he's heard about his request for a stipend in lieu of being provided with a city vehicle.

Ryan wants city council to approve a $5,000 payment, noting he hasn't utilized a car provided by the city while he's been mayor

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New York State Senate Shared Leadership Deal Brings Varied Reaction

Everyone from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to Reverend Al Sharpton are weighing in on the deal announced this week that has Republicans in the state senate and the Independent Democratic Conference sharing the leadership of the chamber

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Libous: Senate Leadership Plan Clears Way For Bipartisanship

A coalition leadership agreement in the New York State Senate sets up a system enabling Republicans to share control with a group of five Democrats starting next month.

Senator Thomas Libous, a Binghamton Republican who has been serving as deputy majority leader, says the plan unveiled today will "formalize our existing partnership through a new Senate Majority Coalition

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Mayor Ryan Asks To Be Compensated For Personal Vehicle Use

Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan says he deserves to be paid back for using his personal vehicle for work or that he should be given a new car that would also be used by the next mayor.

Ryan asked City Council yesterday for a five thousand dollar stipend

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NY Petroleum Council Official Awaits Gas Drilling Regs

The executive director of the New York State Petroleum Council is expressing optimism that regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development will be finalized in the year ahead

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