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Broome County Plans DMV Move

Broome County is looking to move the Department of Motor Vehicles office from Clinton Street in the First Ward to the Intermodal Transportation Hub in Downtown Binghamton.

The County is advertising to hire a commercial real estate agent to sell the DMV site at 181-185 Clinton Street

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WNBF’s Binghamton Now Awarded Keys to the City

In his last hours as Mayor of the City of Binghamton, Matthew Ryan presented Binghamton Now host, Bob Joseph and producer, Kathy Whyte with keys to the City of Binghamton.

In his last appearance on the program December 31, the Democrat praised the show for providing an open forum for discussion of issues and an avenue for the public to have access to elected officials.

Ryan

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A Push is on to Move New York’s Primary Date

Democratic New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins are supporting moving the state's primary elections from September to June.

Silver and Cousins claim $50 million can be saved by holding both the state and federal primaries on the same day

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Psychiatric Services Are Retained

 

Most programs at the Greater Binghamton Health Center will remain open. 

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that psychiatric hospitals in Northern New York and the Southern Tier will continue to offer adult and children programs but the Binghamton, Elmira and St. Law

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Broome County government seal

Broome Develops a 10-Year Community Plan

 

Broome County is ready to adopt a development plan to meet the needs of the community in the next ten years for the first time in decades. 

The last time the county adopted a Comprehensive Plan was about fifty years ago.  T

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Funding Could be Restored for Broome County Senior Bus Program

 

Binghamton City Council could take action to restore funding for senior bus transportation services operated by Catholic Charities of Broome County. 

In recent budget actions, lawmakers had rejected a request for $14,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for the program. 

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Southern Tier School Projects Gain Approval

 

Plans to fix up four Southern Tier School districts can move forward. 

Voters in Susquehanna Valley, Union Endicott, Windsor and Johnson City have approved capital projects costing millions of dollars. 

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Fire Hydrant Lead Rules Could Cost Binghamton Thousands

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York is asking for a delay in a federal Environmental Protection Agency directive that would have the City of Binghamton and other municipalities replacing several brand new fire hydrants next year.

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Binghamton Minimum Wage Protest Lacks Low-Pay Workers

 

A handful of demonstrators in front of the Main Street, Binghamton McDonald’s to protest the current minimum wage December 5th, did not include any employees of the fast food restaurant.

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Time is Running Out to Re-register for STAR Tax Relief

 

Area residents are being reminded to re-register for the STAR property tax exemption. 

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says any homeowner whose combined household income is less than $500,000 is eligible to receive school property tax relief.  S

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