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Broome Workers Clear Sidewalk At Closed DMV Office

Pedestrians walking on Clinton Street in Binghamton's First Ward were able to use the sidewalk in front of the former DMV office Wednesday after workers cleared away snow and ice.

The office at 181 Clinton Street was shut down last month as Broome County moved the city DMV operation to the downtown bus station

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Sidewalk At Closed Broome DMV Office Unshoveled

Pedestrians near the recently-shuttered Broome County Department of Motor Vehicles office in Binghamton's First Ward have been coping with a sidewalk that hasn't been cleared of snow.

The walk in front of the county-owned property at 181 Clinton Street remained unshoveled Tuesday, posing a hazard to those who attempted to navigate it or those who walked in the street to avoid the snow

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton DMV Office To Open

The Department of Motor Vehicles Binghamton office has been relocated from the First Ward to the downtown bus station.

Broome County Clerk Richard Blythe says the office on Chenango Street will open for business Wednesday morning

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Improvements Planned At BGM Airport

Broome County officials say a $750,000 project at the Greater Binghamton Airport will improve the appearance of the town of Maine facility and upgrade the airport website.

County Executive Debra Preston says the renovations will help the airport better meet the needs of those who use it

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Broome Exec: “Encouraged” By Cuomo Tax Plan

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston is expressing support for Governor Cuomo's tax reform proposals outlined in his State of the State address.

In a statement released by her office after Cuomo delivered his speech Wednesday afternoon, Preston said her pledge since taking office "has been to keep taxes as low as possible

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Mark Stahl/Getty Images

Crappie Derby Organizers Encouraged By Cold Weather

Those responsible for organizing the New York State Crappie Derby are expressing optimism that there will be sufficient ice to hold the event later this month.

The fishing competition on Whitney Point Lake has been a winter tradition that attracted thousands of people

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

BC Transit Adjusts Routes Due To Snow

Broome County public transit buses continued to operate Thursday during the snow storm.

The county announced some changes were made to routes because of slippery road conditions.

On Route #7, there will be no service on Glenwood Road north of Prospect Street in the town of Dickinson

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Changes In Broome County Government

Two new department heads will be going to work for Broome County government next month.

County Executive Debra Preston has named Jamie Kelly director of the Office for Aging and James Tripp as director of the Office of Employment and Training

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Dozens Disqualifed From Broome Welfare Benefits

Broome County officials say several dozen people were removed from benefit programs over the past month.

The county Security Division implemented more than 100 administrative disqualifications during November as investigators looked into suspected welfare fraud

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

BC Transit Union Chief: Privatization Could Hurt Public

The head of the union which represents BC Transit workers says privatizing the public transportation system could be detrimental to Broome County residents.

Peter Schiraldi, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1145, says turning the bus service over to a private operator could hurt the public

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