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Broome Emergency Services Director Leaving Post

The man who has been the director of emergency services for Broome County for the past eight years is about to take a job with New York state government.

Brett Chellis has advised county officials he intends to leave the post he's held since 2007

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Health Department Building Closed Friday

The Broome County Health Department building in Binghamton will remain closed until further notice following a problem linked to a renovation project.

The site at 225 Front Street was evacuated Thursday morning because of excessive fumes from a floor sealant that had been used by a contractor doing overnight work

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Retired Deputy Sheriff Files Lawsuit Against Preston

Broome County Executive Debra Preston is being sued by a woman who recently retired as a sergeant with the county sheriff's office.

In the lawsuit, Dawn Shafer claims she left her job as of last week because of "ongoing harassment and discriminatory conduct" by Preston

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Legislative Leader To Hold Office Hours

The Broome County legislature's minority leader says he plans to be available to meet with residents on a regular basis.

Jason Garnar, a Binghamton Democrat, expects to have open office hours on a weekly basis

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Awarded $81 Million In State Aid

Economic development projects in the Southern Tier will receive additional state funding as the result of a grant award announced December 11.

A series of initiatives will get $80.8 million as part of the Regional Economic Development Council program

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New Equipment Saves Energy At Broome Library

A project to reduce energy consumption at the Broome County Public Library is expected to result in significant savings.

A new system was installed to regulate the temperature inside the library on Court Street in downtown Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Exec: Sales Tax Revenue Shortfall “Alarming”

Broome County officials are scrambling to deal with a major shortfall in sales tax revenue.

County budget director Marie Kalka says an austerity plan has been implemented to address the problem

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Datta Leaving Post Of Broome Deputy County Executive

One of Broome County's two deputy county executives is about to leaving the post.

Bijoy Datta plans to depart from county government to become deputy campaign manager for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]
Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome County Exec Undergoes Cancer Surgery

A statement released by Broome County officials indicates County Executive Debra Preston's cancer surgery in New York City "went very well."

Preston last month announced she had been diagnosed with lung cancer

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]
Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome County Executive Debra Preston Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Broome County Executive Debra Preston has announced that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Preston said following two months of tests the final diagnosis came on Tuesday.  She said Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City will determine and schedule treatment procedures

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