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Binghamton Drivers Urged To Avoid Work Zone

The state Department of Transportation is asking for some help from Binghamton commuters over the next several months.

Agency officials are hoping people who routinely drive through the area of the Prospect Mountain construction project at the Route 17/Interstate 81 interchange will look for alternate routes, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours

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New York Lawmakers Move To Protect Horses

Two New York lawmakers are proposing legislation they say would help protect both horses and people.

Assemblyman James Tedisco and Senator Kathleen Marchione visited a Saratoga County retirement home for thoroughbred horses, where they discussed the measure they're supporting

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Library Still Busy Despite Nooks and iPads

Thousands of people still use the Broome County Public Library every week, even as digital devices become more popular for readers.

Library director Lisa Wise says almost 400,000 people visit the downtown Binghamton library every year

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Tioga Downs Owner Keeping An Eye On Albany

The chairman and owner of Tioga Downs says he's not sure what state lawmakers might do regarding the expansion of casino gambling in New York.

Jeffrey Gural is hoping the legislature will give approval to the establishment of full-scale casinos

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ryan On Whalen Arrest: “It Hurts”

Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan says John Whalen, who had worked for the city for about four decades, was escorted from City Hall in November after investigators concluded he may have stolen thousands of dollars

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Binghamton Rotary Provides Grant For Spray Park

Efforts to develop a spray park facility for children in downtown Binghamton have received a boost with a grant from the Greater Binghamton Rotary Club.

The club is marking its centennial by providing support for local projects

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ryan: Binghamton Audit Not Ready Yet

Audit information being sought from the city of Binghamton by Moody's Investors Service still isn't available. But Mayor Matthew Ryan says he expects it should be ready soon.

Binghamton's credit rating took a hit in January when the major ratings service announced a downgrade, criticizing the city for "consistently late financial statements

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton ACA Memorial Artist Pleased With Display

The Rochester-area glass artist who created the thirteen bird figurines for Binghamton's ACA Memorial Park says he's pleased with the way they look when they're lighted at night as part of the display

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NY Chief Judge: Cameras Should Be Back In Courtrooms

The Chief Judge of New York says the state should allow the broadcast of court proceedings in an open and consistent manner.

Jonathan Lippman recently called on lawmakers in Albany to approve legislation to permit greater access to New York courtrooms by broadcast journalists

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Ryan: “I’ll Seriously Look At A Third Term”

Anything can happen on a live radio broadcast, especially on April First.

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan called WNBF's Binghamton Now program today a few minutes after a caller who identified himself as "Bill" said he'd overheard Ryan over the weekend talking about launching a bid for a third term.

The city's t

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