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Hanna Calls On VA Secretary Shinseki To Quit

Congressman Richard Hanna today called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Dozens of other members of Congress also have said Shinseki should quit following the disclosure of major problems with the healthcare system provided to military veterans

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Broome County’s Computer Polices Are Faulted in State Audit

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office is finding fault with Broome County's controls over its computerized data from the beginning of 2012 to August of last year.

An audit by the comptroller says the county has not adopted an information breach notification policy or a disaster recovery plan

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Datta Leaving Post Of Broome Deputy County Executive

One of Broome County's two deputy county executives is about to leaving the post.

Bijoy Datta plans to depart from county government to become deputy campaign manager for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor

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Owego’s Mayor Pleads Guilty to Driving While Ability Impaired

Owego’s Mayor will be paying a $300 fine and won’t be able to drive for three months after pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired.

Kevin Millar was stopped by police in Waverly in February for not having a front license plate and subsequently charged with driving with ability impaired by alcohol/drugs

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New York Gubernatorial Hopeful Names Running Mate

A Central Southern Tier official is selected to be on the ticket with Republican New York gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino.

Yesterday, Westchester County Executive Astorino announced Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss is his choice to run for Lieutenant Governor

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The Race for Broome County Sheriff Heats Up

Long-time Broome County Sheriff David Harder has a challenger for what he has said would be his last term, if he wins re-election.

42 year old Binghamton Police Captain Chris Bracco of Endicott is expected to formally announce he is running for sheriff later this week

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Casino Hopefuls Start Hiring

The owners of Traditions at the Glen in the Town of Union are confident enough about their chances of winning a state casino license that they have already hired a gaming operator.

The news of the hire came during a presentation May 1 at a question and answer session at SUNY Broome Community College, which recently launched a casino operation curriculum

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Firefighters Still on the Job

Volunteer firefighters in Owego are still on the job, still without a new Standard Operating Guidelines manual.

The Village Board met April 29 to discuss the report but failed to approve the full guidelines

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Owego Firefighters Threaten Mass Resignation

Owego firefighters are threatening to walk off the job due to lack of action by the Village on a new Standard Operating Procedures manual developed to improve safety.

Assistant Chief Mark Warfle issued a statement saying the active firefighters have been working since the death of Firefighter Matthew Pocari to have better safety standards and more comprehensive training

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Lupardo Pushes For Hemp Research In New York

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is working to lay the groundwork to allow hemp to be grown in New York state.

Lupardo, an Endwell Democrat, says she has introduced a bill that would set the framework for establishing a hemp industry in the state

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