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Binghamton Mayor Pleased With Small Tax Hike

Binghamton City Council is close to approving a finalized budget for the coming year.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says lawmakers have trimmed spending slightly from the plan he presented last month.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Ryan said with the changes being made by council, the residential property tax rate would rise very slightly in 2014.

The mayor's

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Binghamton’s Main Street Closed After Crash

A section of Main Street on Binghamton's West Side was closed after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole.

Police say no injuries were reported in the crash, which happened around 2:30 p.m Sunday

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Cold Front Races Through Binghamton Region

Heavy rain and gusty winds caused some problems for people around the Twin Tiers Monday.

Several crashes around Broome and Tioga counties occurred during the late morning and early afternoon that were related to the weather

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Electrical Fire At Binghamton Student Complex

A minor electrical fire resulted in the evacuation of dozens of people from a downtown Binghamton student housing complex.

The alarm at 20 Hawley Street came in around 2:55 Friday afternoon.

Kyle Seeley, executive assistant to Mayor Matthew Ryan, said the fire was in an electrical closet on the building's second floor

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Binghamton Hearing Planned On Hospital Parking

The Binghamton City Planning Commission is considering a request by Lourdes Hospital to turn what was established as a temporary parking lot into a permanent lot.

The 63-space lot on Lourdes Road was approved in 2009 to help make up for parking areas which would be unavailable because of a major hospital construction project

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Hanna’s Binghamton And Utica Offices Shut Down

The downtown Binghamton office of Congressman Richard Hanna remains closed as because of the federal government shutdown.

Lights were out and a phone could be heard ringing from inside the office at the Metrocenter Wednesday afternoon

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Binghamton School To Host Blessing Of Animals

Pets will be welcome at Seton Catholic Central High School for a special event this Sunday.

A "Blessing of the Animals" has been scheduled in honor of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi.

The ceremony is scheduled for 1 p

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Some Binghamton Traffic Signals May Disappear

It's possible that some traffic signals in the city of Binghamton could vanish in the days ahead.

City officials have been considering the possible removal of nine signals in an effort to save money and improve traffic flow

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Binghamton Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Drivers across the Southern Tier and around the country are encountering lower gasoline prices compared to a year ago.

According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the average pump price for a gallon of regular in the Binghamton market has dropped to about $3

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Binghamton Parkers Are Being Observed

The cameras at downtown Binghamton parking garage aren't new but the signs alerting facility users to them have just been posted.

Drivers exiting the State Street garage now are greeted with bright yellow signs advising them to "SMILE-YOU'RE ON CAMERA

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