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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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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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Broome Executive Criticizes Union “Fear-Mongering”

Broome County Executive Debra Preston isn't pleased with the tone of union commercials raising concerns about the future of BC Transit operations. She says a request for proposals on the future of the bus system has not gone out

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome, Tioga Polling Places Ready For Voting

There are a few high-profile races in the off-year elections in Broome and Tioga counties.

Polling places will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Residents of Binghamton and Johnson City will be electing mayors, while voters in Tioga County will choose a district attorney

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Binghamton Driver Safety Program Targets Teens

Representatives of several public safety agencies set up displays and held demonstrations for young drivers at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Several hundred students from thirteen school districts attended Thursday's program

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Broome Woman Accused Of Providing Alcohol To Teens

A northern Broome County woman faces 18 counts of unlawfully dealing with a child for allegedly providing alcohol to several teenagers.

Authorities say 39-year-old Leslie Bonham of Killawog Hill Road in the town of Lisle was arrested after a month-long investigation

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