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New York Ranked Last In Freedom Study

A just-released study suggest Americans who like freedom might not love New York.

The Freedom in the 50 States study published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University puts New York last after assessing an assortment of issues that affect perceived freedom.

Study co-author Jason Sorens is an assistant professor in the SUNY Buffalo

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Vestal Nursing Home Public Hearing Postponed

A public hearing in connection with a proposed senior long-term care facility that would be built in the town of Vestal has been postponed.

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency hearing was scheduled for Tuesday at the Vestal Town Hall

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Hanna: Mostly Positive Reaction For Gay Marriage Stand

Congressman Richard Hanna says he's heard from many constituents since he signed a legal brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.

The Oneida County Republican says he added his name to the statement because it's legal in New York state for gay people to marry

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Libous: Budget Talks Continue on Specific Issues

There's a conceptual agreement on a New York state budget but plenty of details still have to be addressed before a final spending plan is adopted by lawmakers.

Senator Thomas Libous says among the issues to be determined is the size of funding cuts for programs that help New Yorkers with disabilities

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Johnson City Program Gives Bikes To Kids, Parents

Used bicycles are being collected for distribution to Broome County children and parents this spring.

The sixth annual bike drive is a project of the George F. Johnson Dream Center for Community Empowerment

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Work Resuming on Binghamton Interchange Project

Construction is about to get underway on the highway interchange reconstruction project at Prospect Mountain in Binghamton.

The state Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to delays and changes in traffic patterns in the area of the Route 17/Interstate 81 interchange

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Flood-Damaged Houses Demolished In Owego

More structures badly damaged by flooding are being torn down in the village of Owego.

Mayor Kevin Millar said a house on Liberty Street that sustained damage in the 2006 flood and again in the 2011 flood was demolished last week

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The Snow Will Return To Binghamton

Snow lovers in the Twin Tiers should be pleased with what's likely in store for the region as we prepare for the arrival of spring.

Despite the mild weather of the past few days and the moderate rainfall across the Binghamton area, it seems likely the ground will be white again before long

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Lupardo Concerned About School District Finances

The financial situation facing many New York state school districts is worsening and officials are publicly worrying about what might happen if districts can't pay their bills.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says she meets regularly with local school officials

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Binghamton Boscov’s May Be Spruced Up Soon

Albert Boscov says some improvements are being planned for the downtown Binghamton store that bears his name.

Boscov - who is the chairman and CEO of the Pennsylvania-based department store chain - says company officials are "taking a good look" at the Binghamton location to consider ways to make it more attractive

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