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Former Binghamton Mayor and Pro-Fracker Involved in a Reported Bar Confrontation

A staunch supporter of natural gas drilling in New York State says he was shoved over three bar stools by anti-fracking supporter and former Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan.

Victor Furman says he filed a police report following the August 20th incident at Davy’s Last Chance Saloon on Route 12 in Chenango Forks in which he and Ryan engaged in another heated exchange about fracking

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Denver Jones Continues Fight For Primary Ballot

A Tioga County man who wants to challenge New York State Senator Thomas Libous in a Republican primary has won a court victory.

Denver Jones has been battling to gain ballot access for a September 9 primary

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N.Y Senator Thomas Libous’ Home Reportedly Raided by FBI

The Albany Times Union reports the FBI raided the Binghamton home of New York State Senator Thomas Libous and his wife, Frances on August 8.

Last month, the Republican Senator was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of making a false statement in an alleged influence pedaling investigation

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New York Casino Hearings are Scheduled.

The hearing concerning the possible location of a full-service casino and resort in the region will not be held in Broome or Tioga Counties, two of the proposed sites for a gaming parlor.

The New York Gaming Facility Location Board has scheduled a public hearing for the Eastern Southern Tier region, which also includes the Finger Lakes, for September 24 from 8 a

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New York Casino License Applications are Online

New York State Gambling Regulators say the applications that have been submitted for up to four casino licenses have been posted online with the financial details that aren't subject to the Open Records Law blocked out

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Greene Police Chief Court Location is Moved

Accusations of misconduct and theft against the Village of Greene's former Police Chief will not be heard in the Village Court

43 year old Steven Dutcher is accused of taking Village property for his own use and making purchases for his own property on the Village’s account

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Jack Cheevers Bows Out of Union Supervisor Race

A former Town of Union Supervisor is bowing out of the race to take the office again.

Broome Democrats announced that Jack Cheevers is no longer challenging Incumbent Supervisor Rose Sotak due to health reasons

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New York Landowners Challenge Gas Lawsuit Defeat

Opponents of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region are calling the latest legal action by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York another expensive, unnecessary distraction and a political stunt

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Monterey, N.Y. Shock Camp is Closed for Good

Projects like road work in Steuben and Schuyler Counties are about to get more expensive now that a Western Southern Tier minimum security, boot-camp-style prison is empty.

The Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility west of Painted Post officially closed for good over the weekend due to state budget cuts

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BCC Expansion is Delayed by a Clerical Mistake in Albany

Plans to breathe new life into the former main library in Downtown Binghamton are on delay due to a mistake in Albany.

SUNY Broome Community College had been approved for $5 million from the state to convert the Carnegie Library on Exchange Street into classroom space, expanding the BCC campus from the Town of Dickinson into Downtown Binghamton

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