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Endicott Mayor: Police Might Be Able to Make Do With Fewer Officers

Endicott mayor John Bertoni says staffing options for the police department must be considered as the village works to deal with its financial challenges.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Bertoni said officials are looking at the costs associated with the staffing requirements under the current police contract, which will expire in just over a year.

The mayor sa

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Kurylo: Broome County “Still Wants to Punish Us”

A man who's been working to keep a family home on Binghamton's West Side said it appears to him that Broome County "still wants to punish us."

Volodymyr Kurylo -- who now lives in the state of Maine -- said he met with county attorney Robert Behnke and real property tax service director Kevin Keough Tuesday morning

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DiNapoli Preparing Analysis of Cuomo Budget

The New York State Comptroller's Office is completing a detailed review of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal.

Thomas DiNapoli says the analysis hasn't been finalized but it should be ready for release in a few days

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton DOT Crews Ready To Take On the Storm

The plow trucks and other equipment will be deployed across New York State as the Department of Transportation workers battle the snow to clear highways as quickly as possible.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, DOT spokesman David Hamburg said the agency participated in weather and emergency operations briefings in recent days to prepare for the storm. Those briefings

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Grape News! Cornell Breeder Unveils Names of New Wine Grapes

Two new varieties of wine grapes have just been named.

Cornell University professor Bruce Reisch this morning announced the winners of a grape-naming contest. They are "Arandell" and "Aromella."

The names were among more than 1,000 submitted in a contest that solicited ideas from the public

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Camping to Return to Owego’s Hickories Park

The repair work is continuing at the flood-damaged Hickories Park in the town of Owego. Camp sites at the park should be ready for use this spring.

The park's been open for limited use after initial repairs were completed following the 2011 flood

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Youth Police Academy to Be Expanded

Vestal High School students will be able to participate in a Youth Police Academy program this summer.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, school resource officer Stace Kintner said 17 students graduated from the first Youth Police Academy last August. He's hoping to

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Deer to Be Counted From the Air

An aerial survey is planned to determine the deer population on the Binghamton University campus in the town of Vestal.

University president Harvey Stenger says infrared cameras will be used when a flyover is conducted over the nature preserve and some of the surrounding areas

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Ryan: Binghamton Working to Provide More Info to Rating Agency

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says he initially was "pretty upset" by a major ratings service decision to lower the city's credit rating.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Ryan said Moody's Investors Service used a somewhat different procedure before determining the credit rating.

The mayor sa

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Gerald Smith for WNBF News

Bill Parker Visits WNBF’s “Binghamton Now”

 

 

***SPECIAL PROGRAM ALERT: This memorable hour will be rebroadcast on News Radio 1290 WNBF on New Year's Day at 9 a.m. ***

 

Bill Parker, Binghamton's beloved "Dean of Broadcasting," was back on the air Friday for a special appearance on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Parker joined host Bob Jose

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