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Endwell Traffic Slowed By Paving Project

Thousands of drivers are facing daily delays because of a milling and repaving project in the town of Union.

The work on Hooper Road in Endwell started Monday. It's expected to continue for about two more weeks

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Broome County Government

Hundreds Expected To Participate In Broome Triathlon

Registrations are being accepted for the Broome County Parks Triathlon that's to be held this month at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point.

The race is open to individuals and three-person teams. It consists of a half-mile swim, an eleven-and-a-half mile bike race and a 5K run

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Endicott Limo Company Fined In Tip Investigation

A Broome County limousine service has been ordered to make restitution to drivers who were said to have been cheated outed of tips paid by customers.

According to the New York State attorney general's office, Coachmaster Transportation of Endicott must pay $20,000 to workers, along with a $20,000 fine

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Exec: Sales Tax Revenue Shortfall “Alarming”

Broome County officials are scrambling to deal with a major shortfall in sales tax revenue.

County budget director Marie Kalka says an austerity plan has been implemented to address the problem

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]
Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome County Exec Undergoes Cancer Surgery

A statement released by Broome County officials indicates County Executive Debra Preston's cancer surgery in New York City "went very well."

Preston last month announced she had been diagnosed with lung cancer

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Receives Offer For Former DMV Building

Broome County has received an offer to purchase the Binghamton building that had been the site of a DMV office for more than a decade.

The office in the city's First Ward closed in mid-January

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]
Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome County Executive Debra Preston Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Broome County Executive Debra Preston has announced that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Preston said following two months of tests the final diagnosis came on Tuesday.  She said Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City will determine and schedule treatment procedures

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Electrical Fire Damages Barker Mobile Home

A fire in northern Broome County damaged a mobile home and resulted in the death of a dog.

The blaze on Jackson Heights in the town of Barker was reported shortly after 7:30 a.m. Friday. The fire was discovered by a person who was checking on the home and three dogs inside

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Centerline Rumble Strips Coming To Broome

Drivers in the Southern Tier can expect to see expanded use of a roadway safety feature in coming months.

Centerline rumble strips will be added to several state-maintained highways in Broome and Tioga counties this year

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County Government Credit Rating Improves

A major credit rating agency has given Broome County government's financial situation a vote of confidence.

Standard & Poor's has raised the county's long-term credit rating from "A" to "A+."

County Executive Debra Preston said the improved rating will be helpful when the county borrows money in the future.

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