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Crouch Wants Rest Areas Reopened

State assemblyman Clifford Crouch says some highway rest areas that were closed a few years ago in a cost-cutting move should be put back in service.

Crouch, a Bainbridge Republican, says drivers and passengers "remain at risk" if the rest stops that were shut down in 2010 aren't reopened

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Pro-Gas Group Blasts New York Moratorium

An energy industry organization has launched an effort to call more attention to New York State's effective moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

The Independent Oil and Gas Association is publicizing information it says will show what the state has lost as development of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale has been on hold for the past five years

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New York State Changes Election Night Procedures

The reporting of voting results in New York state may be expedited as a result of a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The law is designed to improve election night procedures followed by county boards of election

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Broome DA Named To Public Corruption Panel

Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen has been appointed to a state commission established to investigate public corruption.

Governor Andrew Cuomo named about two-dozen people to the panel set up under the Moreland Act

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Broome Man: New York Is “Closed For Business”

A Binghamton-area man is taking issue with Governor Cuomo's contention that New York is more business friendly than in the past.

Victor Furman of the town of Barker is responding to Empire State Development's multi-million dollar ad campaign asserting New York is "Open for Business

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Broome, Tioga Buyouts Receive Boost From State

Local costs associated with the planned buyouts of flood-damaged properties in Broome, Tioga and 15 other New York counties will be covered using federal funds being funneled through the state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will use money from the U

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Libous Discusses Fracking Report [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday. He discussed his support for high-volume hydraulic fracturing and responded to questions related to a Bloomberg News report.

Libous insisted his support for fracking in the Marcellus Shale is not relat

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Fracking Foes Send More Letters To Cuomo

People fighting approval of high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York state are sending more messages to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Walter Hang of Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting says the governor should ensure that a comprehensive public health impact study is conducted before a final decision is made regarding fracking

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NY Business Leader: State Ads Are “Frustrating”

The head of a New York state coalition of business and trade groups says he's hearing plenty of questions about the television commercials people are seeing touting a "New New York."

Unshackle Upstate executive director Brian Sampson says many New York business owners he's spoken with find the message in the ads to be "very frustrating

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35 Pounds Of Yogurt For Each New Yorker!

Yogurt production in New York state rose 25 percent last year, according to figures released by the state.

According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, New York yogurt processors churned out 692 million pounds of yogurt in 2012, compared to 554 million pounds in the previous year

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