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DOT To Auction Surplus Broome Property

Two parcels of land in Broome County are to be sold by the state Department of Transportation at an auction.

The property to be auctioned Thursday is located in the town of Colesville.

Three other parcels also will be available at the auction

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Land Bank Executive Director Hired

A local chamber of commerce manager has been chosen to oversee the Broome County Land Bank Corporation.

The organization's board of directors selected Stacey Duncan to be the corporation's first executive director

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fate Of Broome Radio Shack Stores Unknown

It's not yet known whether any of the five Radio Shack stores in Broome County will be among those closed by the company.

The Texas-based retailer Tuesday announced plans to close up to 1,100 of its "underperforming" retail locations

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Gord Horne/ThinkStock

Town Of Maine House Heavily Damaged By Fire

An electrical problem is suspected of causing a house fire in northern Broome County.

The blaze at 46 Dougherty Road in the town of Maine was reported at 10:12 Monday morning.

Authorities say no one was home at the time of the fire

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Greater Binghamton Airport [flybgm.com]

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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