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New York Senate Moves to Allow Towns to Set Speed Limits

Towns in New York State may be on the fast track to being able to set their own speed limits without going through state channels.

The State Senate this week passed a measure sponsored by Senator Betty Little of Queensbury that would allow towns to set reasonable speed limits within their own jurisdictions

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Broome Exec Questions Planned Center Closing

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says the process of closing a treatment unit at Broome Developmental Center is leading to the release of dangerous people into the community.

Preston says she's sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo to express her concern about public safety

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Owego Mayor Re-Elected

It took into the early morning hours to tally all the votes, but the uncertified results from the March 18 mayoral election in Owego puts incumbent Kevin Millar on top, winning a second term.

According to the results, as of 2 a

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Owego Voters To Elect Mayor And Trustees

Tuesday is Election Day in the village of Owego.

Voting will take place at the central fire station on North Avenue from noon to 9 p.m.

Village business owner Lisa Curatolo is challenging incumbent mayor Kevin Millar, who is seeking a second two-year term

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Protest at Binghamton Disaster Preparedness Training

The topic may be disaster preparedness, but Binghamton area residents who oppose high volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas make their presence known.

Protestors had planned to rally at the program at the Binghamton University Events Center that is being conducted by state-wide emergency services officials to train local families on techniques to better prepare for disasters like the 2011 flood and know what to do in the immediate aftermath

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Libous Would Try Medical Marijuana – If It’s Legal

New York State Senator Thomas Libous won't rule out using marijuana to deal with the nausea brought on by his cancer treatments. But he says he would only consider doing so if such use is legalized

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Binghamton Mayor And Predecessor Discuss Roundabout

Binghamton Mayor Richard David and his predecessor, Matthew Ryan, had a spirited and spontaneous conversation about the downtown roundabout and a few other matters on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Tuesday.

Ryan, who no

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Funding is Secured For a Binghamton Parking Study

A Binghamton parking study is moving forward.

The City has secured $50,000 from the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study and will match that money to pay for the roughly $100,000 examination of the Parlor City’s parking problems

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Owego Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues

Owego mayor Kevin Millar and his challenger, business owner Lisa Curatolo, are expressing frustration that work in the village following the 2011 flood hasn't move forward more quickly.

Millar and Curatolo are facing each other in the March 18 election

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Astorino Hopes For Trump’s Support In Governor’s Race

Rob Astorino, who has announced he's running as a Republican candidate for governor, says he'd like to have the backing of Donald Trump.

The Westchester County executive launched his campaign Wednesday with a video announcement posted on his website.

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