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Endicott Boys and Girls Club Receives State Grant

The Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome has been awarded $100,000 in state funding to help pay for planned repair work and a security system.

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Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Akshar May Consider Carrying Gun for Protection

State Senator Fred Akshar, a former law enforcement officer, says he might consider arming himself in the future.

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Photo courtesy Sen. Akshar's office

New York Senate Passes Addiction Response Legislation

New York State's Senate approves a package of bills to combat heroin and opioid addiction.

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Bill To Legalize Gay Marriage Debated In New York State Senate
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Anti Gang Legislation Passes the N.Y. State Senate

New York State Senator Fred Akshar says legislation to increase penalties for crimes associated with street gangs is long overdue.

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Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Stadium Improvement Job Underway

Construction crews have started work on a $2.5 million project to enhance the city-owned baseball stadium in downtown Binghamton.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Ride Sharing Supported by Southern Tier Republicans

The New York State Senate is expected to talk about ride sharing services outside of New York City, possibly including in the Binghamton area.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYS Senators Criticize Babinec Campaign Material

A campaign mailer suggesting independent Congressional candidate Martin Babinec is teaming up with Republican state senators is causing some controversy.

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Akshar Announces Senate Re-election Bid

Fred Akshar has announced he's seeking a full two-year term in the New York state Senate.

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Addiction Report Results Discussed

Freshman New York State Senator Fred Akshar II of Colesville is participating in a news conference to talk about the rampant problem of heroin and opioid addiction in the state.

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Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Senator Akshar Calls Ithaca Heroin Plan “Unacceptable”

The Southern Tier’s representative to the New York State Senate is calling a proposal from Ithaca's mayor for a supervised injection site for heroin addicts ill-advised.

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