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Binghamton Rallies For And Against Fracking

President Obama is scheduled to be in Broome County Friday and those who support and oppose high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas are ready to rally.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has yet to decide on allowing fracking in New York state, is not expected to be with the president during his Binghamton University appearance

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Binghamton Bus Station Diner Adding Hours

The recently-opened diner at the downtown Binghamton bus station is preparing to expand its operating hours.

George Slavik Jr., an owner of Elsie's Diner, says the eatery soon will stay open until seven o'clock on Friday and Sunday evenings

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Broome Security Guards Empty BAE Systems Site 24/7

Nearly two years after the flood wrecked a Westover building, Broome County security division officers continue to keep an eye on the abandoned property.

The sprawling building at 600 Main Street had been home to BAE Systems

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Panel Clears David, SUNY Broome In Ethics Complaint

An ethics board has completed a review of contracts SUNY Broome awarded to a business owned by Binghamton mayoral candidate Richard David.

A Binghamton man filed a complaint with the Broome County Board of Ethics questioning catering contracts between the college and Terra Cotta in Binghamton

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Crumbling Stairs Being Repaired At Broome Arena

Work is underway to fix a potentially hazardous condition at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Crews can be seen chipping away at sections of concrete on the stairs on the north side of the 40-year-old structure

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Broome County Warned About “Fiscal Stress”

The state comptroller's office has issued a warning about Broome County's financial situation.

Thomas DiNapoli released a report indicating the county is "susceptible" to fiscal stress.

Broome County was one of eight New York counties to receive the designation suggesting serious financial problems are developing

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Broome Closes Binghamton Bus Station Diner

Broome County's failed experiment to run a restaurant at the downtown Binghamton bus station has ended.

The Twilight Diner, which opened in May 2012, has been closed. The eatery was described as a "1930s era diner

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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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Endicott DMV Office Is Busy On Saturdays

The Department of Motor Vehicles office on Washington Avenue in Endicott does a lot of business every Saturday.

For years, the office has been open for a few hours on Saturday to accommodate people who can't take care of DMV transactions during the week

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Another Phone Scam Reported In Broome County

More Broome County residents apparently are being targeted in another telephone scheme.

An Endicott man reported receiving a suspicious call this afternoon from a person who claimed to be offering a card that would provide free prescription drugs

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