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Broome Considers Free Transportation for Treatment

Some Broome County residents, including veterans and people needing treatment for addiction could be getting a free ride on public transportation to get to their counseling and doctor appointments

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Former Union Town Supervisor Passes Away

A long-time political leader and financial advisor in Broome County has passed away.

Former Town of Union Supervisor, Jack Cheevers died March 30 at the age of 79.

John, “Jack” Cheevers was a founder of Cheevers, Hand and Angeline investment firm and was a former chairman of the Broome County Democratic Party

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New York Budget is Passed

New York State has a new budget on the start of its fiscal year.

The State Assembly approved the $142 billion spending plan early April1, the start of the state fiscal year, after Senate approval late the night before

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Reynolds Takes Office As Whitney Point Mayor

Ryan Reynolds says after signing his oath of office April 1, he gets right to work as mayor of the village of Whitney Point.

The 28-year-old Reynolds, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Jason Somers by a margin of 83 to 73 in the election two weeks ago

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New York is Set for a 5th Consecutive On-time Budget

Rank and file voting begins in Albany after legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo worked out an agreement on a $142 billion budget.

The final deal does not increase the minimum wage or provide tuition assistance for students in the country illegally, but it does keep the spending increase for the state under two percent

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Whitney Point Gets a New Mayor

Whitney Point's new Mayor is Trustee Ryan Reynolds.

A hand-count of the 156 ballots cast on the 18th put Reynolds over Trustee Jason Somers in a vote of 83 to 73.

Reynolds takes over as Mayor April 1

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Whitney Point Mayor Vote Recount March 24

The Broome County Board of Elections is conducting a recount of paper ballots in the close race for Whitney Point Mayor.

Residents voted March 18 in the contest between Trustees Ryan Reynolds and Jason Somers

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Broome County Public Hearing Time Change

Bob Joseph/WNBF NewsMore Broome County residents may be able to offer their input at county public hearings in the future.

The legislature has voted unanimously to require public hearings for the legislature, executive branch or any other county department be held no earlier than 5 p

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Whitney Point and Owego Votes to be Recounted

Whitney Point residents still don’t know who their next mayor will be.

Trustees Ryan Reynolds and Jason Somers are in a race that is too close to call following voting March 18 and a recount is expected

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Cuomo Asked to Provide Details on Fracking Ban

Environmentalists are seeking information from Governor Andrew Cuomo on how a possible ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing will be implemented in New York state.

The state's environmental conservation and health commissioners announced on December 17 that they would not support fracking for natural gas development

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