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Debate Over Possible Raises for Three Broome Administrative Positions

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says giving two County department heads and the Deputy County Executive ten percent raises is a good idea but some Democrats disagree.

Preston says after former Deputy Executive Bijoy Datta quit, his salary was saved and could be divided between Deputy County Executive John Bernardo, Social Services Commissioner Art Johnson and Public Works Commissioner Dan Schofield, who took over the duties that had been handled by Datta

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Broome County Elected Officials Might be Off the Industrial Development Agency

Broome County Executive Debra Preston and some county legislators may be having one duty removed in the future. A motion tot eliminate elected officials from the Broome County Industrial Development Agency has moved forward but still needs approval by the full legislature

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Binghamton City Council Members Consider Pay Raise

Some Binghamton City Council members want to make more money.

A proposal is expected to be considered in upcoming weeks that would give council members their first raise in 26 years.

The incremental increases wouldn’t begin until 2016

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 9, 2014]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 9, 2014]

Hawkins To Tour Pennsylvania Fracking Sites

The Green Party candidate for New York governor plans to visit fracking sites in Pennsylvania.

Howie Hawkins intends to tour parts of Susquehanna County on Thursday to see areas where high-volume hydraulic fracturing is being used to obtain natural gas

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Mental Health Clinic Hearing Held

Dozens of people turned out for a meeting hosted by some Broome County Legislators to talk about the potential closing of the Broome County Mental Health Clinic.

The current county budget proposal calls for eliminating 20 jobs from the facility

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Groups Claim Cuomo’s Office Edited Federal Fracking Study

Capital New York is publicizing a recent federal study into the effects of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the Southern Tier that has anti-fracking factions up in arms.

A review of the study has Citizen Action claiming the Cuomo administration manipulated and edited the findings to remove some references to health and environmental risks associated with methane gas and the transmission of gas through the region via pipeline.

The

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Highland Park Ice Rink Construction to Start Soon

Construction is expected to begin in the near future on a new outdoor ice skating rink at Highland Park in Endwell.

Broome County officials have announced the county is donating the dasher boards for the Town of Union rink

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Legislator Fiala is Charged With DWI

The former chair of the Broome County Democratic Committee and current 13th District Broome County Legislator, 49 Anthony Fiala Junior, is being ordered to appear in Binghamton City Court at a later date after being charged with drunk driving

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Libous, Starzak To Debate On “Binghamton Now”

Thomas Libous and Anndrea Starzak have agreed to discuss issues facing New York State's 52nd Senate District in an appearance on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Libous, a Binghamton Republican, was first elected to the Senate in 1988.

Starzak,

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch Visit Local Farms

Some regional representatives to the New York State Assembly are headed down on the farm.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch of Bainbridge had plans to stop at Apple Hills on Brooks Road in Binghamton and two other local farms

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