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Owego Accepts Firefighter Resignations

The Owego Volunteer Fire Department has a new slate of officers following the resignation of dozens of volunteers last week over the Village Board’s failure to approve a new Standard Operating Guideline document

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome’s County Executive Offers an Update on Her Health

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says her treatment for lung cancer has taken a bit of an unexpected turn.

The Republican made a surprise appearance at a news conference May 30 that had been called to unveil details of the 30th annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, to give a quick update on her health

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Firefighters Walk Out

Owego’s Mayor says he has received the written resignations of nine firefighters over the delayed vote on a new safety handbook for the Owego Fire Department.

35 firefighters have reportedly turned in their gear over the fight with the Village Board but Mayor Kevin Millar says he considers anyone who has not submitted a formal resignation still members of the department

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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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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

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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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

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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