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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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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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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 County Reports More Welfare Fraud Arrests

Ten additional arrests have been made as Broome County security officials work to prevent people from receiving public assistance funds to which they are not entitled.

County Executive Debra Preston said the latest round of arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on welfare fraud

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Broome Transit Union Fighting Privatization

The union representing 80 BC Transit employees is mounting a battle against any possible effort to turn Broome County bus operations over to a private firm.

Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1145 say they're opposed to privatizing the county-run service

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Binghamton DMV Office May Move To Bus Station

Broome County is preparing to move the Department of Motor Vehicles office out of Binghamton's First Ward.

The DMV operation is expected to be shifted to empty space at the downtown bus station on Chenango Street

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Closes Binghamton Bus Station Diner

Broome County's failed experiment to run a restaurant at the downtown Binghamton bus station has ended.

The Twilight Diner, which opened in May 2012, has been closed. The eatery was described as a "1930s era diner

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Closing Set For Binghamton House Buy-Back

A family's battle with Broome County to prevent a Binghamton home from being sold at auction for back taxes may be nearing an end.

Volodymyr Kurylo has been notified by County Executive Debra Preston that she has set up the closing for the West Side house for Monday

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WNBF News file photo

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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