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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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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Forks/ Chenango Valley Merger Defeated

Two school district merger plans have been sunk for now.

Voters in the Spencer Van Etten and Candor school districts have rejected moving a proposal for merging the districts on to a binding vote

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Astrid Stevens/ Getty Images

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Wants Metal Theft a Federal Crime

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says metal thefts should be a federal crime. 

The New York Democrat made a stop in the Town of Dickinson November 26 to announce he’s backing a bill that would require scrap metal dealers to limit any cash they pay for copper and other metals to 100-dollars with the rest of the payment to be made by check and to make sure they get documentation on who owns the scrap and where it came from.

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Tioga Downs Publicity Photo
Tioga Downs Publicity Photo

Tioga Downs Expansion Plans Move Forward

The owner of Tioga Downs says he believes he has the strongest of three proposals for a Southern Tier casino offering table games, slots and several amenities.

Jeff Gural broke ground November 18 for an indoor parking garage at his Town of Nichols racino as the first part of expansion plans

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Delay Urged in New York Mental Health Services Closures

A group of area lawmakers, including Republican New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, are calling on the state to at least delay the planned closing of the Broome Developmental Center and programs at the Binghamton and Elmira psychiatric facilities

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

BOCES Business Representative Warns Chenango Forks of Deficit Under Merger

Residents in the Chenango Forks and Chenango Valley school districts are preparing for a test vote on the idea of merging the two districts and some residents in at least one of those districts may be having cause for more reservations

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Final Broome Budget Hearings

Broome County lawmakers are collecting final comments from residents on the final draft of a county budget.

The legislature made 11 changes to the proposal put forth by executive Debra Preston and the public was asked for comment on just those changes

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Landowners Plan Fracking Delay Lawsuit

Environmentalists opposed to hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York say a lawsuit being filed by a group of Southern Tier landowners over the delay in a decision about fracking is a publicity stunt

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