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Southern Tier Counties Compete for Clean Energy Money

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking for clean energy business proposals in the area for a chance to land $20 million in state funding.

The 76West competition is modeled after a similar initiative in Western New York

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Senator Libous’ Pocketbook Survey Rates Secession, etc.

A slim majority of Southern Tier residents apparently disapprove of any plans of governments in the region seceding to Pennsylvania.

Some officials in Kirkwood and Conklin have been mulling over the possibility of joining the Keystone State, which, some say, is benefitting economically from hydraulic high-volume fracture drilling for natural gas while New York State has an indefinite moratorium on fracking

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Cortland County Legislature Votes Out Chairwoman

 

Cortland County has a new legislative leader. 

The legislature voted 12 to 4 to remove Democrat Susan Briggs as chair of the panel due to lack of confidence in her ability to act in the best interest of the county. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Senator Thomas Libous Tells Judge He’s Dying

In spite of his office issuing several statements in the past saying New York State Senator Thomas Libous’ health is well enough for him to continue doing his work in state government, the New York Post has printed an article containing a plea from the Republican to a judge asking to spare his son jail time to allow Matthew Libous to stay with the Senator in the career politician’s final days.

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Broome D.A. Gerald Mollen Wants Four More Years

Broome County's top prosecutor says he’s ready for another round.

Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen has announced he is running for re-election.  That would be his eighth term if voters give him the nod

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Suit Against Binghamton’s Mayor Moves to Discovery

A lawsuit claiming Binghamton's Mayor tried to use his position to influence a case involving assault allegations against his girlfriend is being moved into the ‘discovery’ stage in New York State Supreme Court

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Broome County SIU photo

Senator Schumer Pushes for Broome Drug Enforcement Funds

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer characterizes Broome County as a hotbed of drug trafficking activity.The New York Senator was in Broome April 10 to announce his push to designate Broome a Federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, otherwise known as HIDTA

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Binghamton & Johnson City Want Refund of Unspent Sewer Funds

For now, it doesn’t look like residents will be getting any refunds on their sewage fees in spite of word that the City of Binghamton and Village of Johnson City have asked for a direct payback of $4 million unspent capital fund money at the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant

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Binghamton Protest Against Federal Budget Priorities

Several representatives from area faith, community and labor groups gathered in front of the Binghamton Federal Building calling on lawmakers to push for a budget that would do more to help those in need

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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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