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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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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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Owego Firefighters Still on the Job

Volunteer firefighters in Owego are still on the job, still without a new Standard Operating Guidelines manual.

The Village Board met April 29 to discuss the report but failed to approve the full guidelines

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Owego Firefighters Threaten Mass Resignation

Owego firefighters are threatening to walk off the job due to lack of action by the Village on a new Standard Operating Procedures manual developed to improve safety.

Assistant Chief Mark Warfle issued a statement saying the active firefighters have been working since the death of Firefighter Matthew Pocari to have better safety standards and more comprehensive training

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Lupardo Pushes For Hemp Research In New York

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is working to lay the groundwork to allow hemp to be grown in New York state.

Lupardo, an Endwell Democrat, says she has introduced a bill that would set the framework for establishing a hemp industry in the state

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Former Mayor Juanita Crabb on “Binghamton Now”

Juanita Crabb, who served as mayor of Binghamton from 1982 to 1993, was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Crabb discussed her early life and career as a teacher, as well as how she wound up serving on Binghamton City Council at the urging of her father. Shortly after t

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Mayor Richard David Gives His First State of the City Speech

Binghamton will be getting two additional police officers and eight firefighters while the city parking garages and broken roads will get attention if the city’s new mayor has his way.

Republican Richard David delivered his first State of the City address April 10, not in February, as is the tradition

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Binghamton’s Mayor and City Council President Differ Over Street Repair

Binghamton’s Mayor and City Council President are having a disagreement over repairing the city’s streets.

Mayor Richard David had proposed redirecting some funds toward fixing the streets but Council President Teri Rennia said the Republican was looking to recklessly take money away from public safety

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New York Gets an On-Time Budget

New York State has a new budget in place, on time again for the fourth straight year.

The ledger provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations and expands pre-kindergarten programs across the state

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