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Cornwell Running for Broome County District Attorney

A Republican candidate has announced he'll challenge Democratic Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen in November.

42-year-old Steve Cornwell of Endicott operates a law firm in Binghamton

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Libous Wants Property Tax Cap Retained

Senator Thomas Libous says he wants New York state's property tax cap to be made permanent.

The Republican-controlled Senate has voted in favor of retaining the tax cap which was enacted in 2011.

Libous, a Binghamton Republican, did not vote on the plan to keep the tax cap

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Divide New York Caucus
Divide New York Caucus

Town Officials Discuss Plan to Divide New York

Some town officials are talking about a plan to divide New York into two autonomous regions.

Members of the Upstate New York Towns Association met with the leader of a group that wants to break away from the nine downstate counties.

Association president Carolyn Price said the session was held Saturday in De

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Sen. Libous’ Son Sentenced to Jail Time

New York State Senator Thomas Libous’ son, Matthew, will be spending six months in jail for tax fraud charges.

The younger Libous was sentenced in Federal Court in White Plains May 18 after the 37 year old was found guilty of failing to pay all due taxes from 2007 to 2009 and not repaying all the money after he was convicted in January

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Florida Firm to Conduct BC Transit Study

Broome County will be paying $80,000 to TransPro Consulting from Tampa, Florida to outline plans to revamp the county’s bus service.

The county legislature has okayed the year-long contract to look into ways to make BC Transit more efficient in both its rate structure and routes

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Broome County Sheriff's Office
Broome County Sheriff's Office

Broome County Undersheriff Minor to Retire

Broome County Undersheriff Alex Minor is planning to retire from the post next month.

The 67-year-old Minor has been undersheriff since March 2010. Prior to joining the Broome County Sheriff's Office, Minor worked for the Binghamton Police Department for almost four decades

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Binghamton Big Lots Plaza Could Collapse

Broome County and City of Binghamton officials are being told the former Big Lots plaza should be condemned due to significant structural deterioration.

A survey conducted last month by Delta engineers reported the plaza is at risk of collapse

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Skelos Out as New York Senate Majority Leader

Amid growing pressure, Republican New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos of Long Island is retaining his senate seat but relinquishes his leadership role.

Skelos is accused of corruption, allegedly using his power in state government to extort payments to his son, Adam from an environmental technology company and a real estate firm

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Jail Recommended for Matthew Libous

In spite of a plea from his father, New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, for no jail time, federal prosecutors are recommending 37 year old Matthew Libous be sent to prison for underreporting his income, failing to fully repay the IRS and tampering with a drug test urine sample

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Big Changes for NYS Fairgrounds Planned

Acting New York State Fair Director, Troy Waffner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney are proposing revamping the over century old fairgrounds outside of Syracuse.

The plans call for eliminating the grandstand and the mile-long dirt racetrack, opening up about 70 acres

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