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Broome Seeks Operator for Bus Station Eatery

Broome County government is preparing to get out of the diner business.

County Executive Debra Preston today announced proposals are being sought from people interested in opening a food service establishment in place of The Twilight Diner

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Broome County Woman Dies in I-88 Crash

A 31-year-old Nineveh woman died after the minivan she was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer in Chenango County.

Authorities say Noel Pike lost control of a 2005 Suzuki XL-7 as the vehicle entered Interstate 88 in the town of Afton

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Broome County Moves to Change ‘Bad Policy’

The chairman of the Broome County legislature says lawmakers are prepared to revise property sellback policies that have been criticized by some residents.

Jerry Marinich this afternoon announced proposed changes to the controversial policies that made it likely some people could lose their homes for back taxes even if they now were willing to pay what they owed along with penalties

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Man Seeks Help to Save Binghamton Home from Tax Auction

Volodymyr Kurylo says it amounts to "cruel and unusual punishment."

Kurylo's back in Broome County, where he grew up, in an effort to settle a tax bill on a family home on Arthur Street in Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Bus Station Diner Losing Thousands

Broome County's venture into serving food and drink to bus travelers has turned out to be a money-losing experiment.

Information released by the county in response to a Binghamton man's Freedom of Information Law request reveals Twilight Diner at the downtown bus station has lost nearly $20,000

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More Layoffs Reported at Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Additional job cuts apparently have occurred at Endicott Interconnect Technologies this week.

Several sources have reported more employees were laid off by the company in recent days.

EIT has laid off hundreds of workers over the past few years

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Binghamton Gas Pains Persist

Gasoline prices across the Southern Tier have dropped slightly over the past few weeks but drivers still are paying more than a year ago.

According to the AAA's "Daily Fuel Gauge Report," the average current pump price of a gallon of regular in the Binghamton area is $3

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Many Binghamton Area Fire Hydrants Remain Hidden By Snow

Fire hydrants in parts of Broome and Tioga counties are covered by snow and ice.

While residents and public works crews have cleared snow from around some hydrants, there still are many hydrants that may not be easily accessible by firefighters in an emergency

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BCC and Faculty Agree to Three-Year Contract

A three-year contract will provide for a series of annual raises for members of the Broome Community College Faculty Association.

The agreement is retroactive to last September. It calls for a one-half percent pay increase for the current academic year

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Broome Fracking Truck Law Vetoed

A road use fee measure approved by lawmakers in anticipation of heavy truck traffic associated with future fracking activity is being vetoed by Broome County Executive Debra Preston.

The proposal raised concerns among some residents and local business operators

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