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Broome Residents Criticize Energy Development Office

The Broome County Office of Energy Development has been operating for almost seven weeks without authorization from lawmakers.

The legislature could vote on approving the office this Thursday.

Some Broome County residents have questioned the real purpose of the office, which was created by County Executive Debra Preston

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The State of Things: The Union, The County, The City

It's February. The groundhog has provided us with The State of Winter, so it's time to move on to The State of Just About Everything Else.

President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address Tuesday night to outline what he views as the top priorities as he starts his fifth year in office

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Winds Knock Out Power in Broome, Tioga Counties

Full electric service had been restored to hundreds of NYSEG customers in Broome and Tioga counties who lost power because of the stormy weather over the past day.

Many customers along Vestal Parkway and Vestal Road lost electricity for hours early today

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Broome, Tioga Residents Receive Anti-Fracking Mailer

People who live in Broome, Tioga and three other counties being considered for high-volume hydraulic fracturing have received a brochure from a group fighting fracking in New York.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jill Wiener of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy said more than 190,000 brochures were sent to residents of the region.

The mailing

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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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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