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Binghamton Tower Was Closed for Nearly 5,000 Days

History was made at Binghamton's tallest building 34 years ago February 5.

A transformer fire in a mechanical room of the State Office Building caused coolant containing PCB's to burn. The blaze created dangerous chemicals, including dioxin

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New York Ruling on Time Warner-Comcast Deal Delayed

New York state regulators could make a final decision on a big cable television merger plan in March.

The Public Service Commission has been reviewing Comcast's $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable in an effort to determine what effect it would have on New Yorkers

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New Yorkers Urged to Use Caution While Ice Fishing

People planning to do some fishing in New York during the winter are being reminded to be careful when heading out on the ice.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation warns anglers that ice thickness can vary on every body of water

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Rest Stop Vending Machines Feature NY Products

Agricultural goods produced and processed in New York state are being featured in some rest stop vending machines.

State officials say the "Taste New York" vending machines have been placed in Broome County and north of Albany

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Binghamton Area Loses Hundreds Of Jobs

The Binghamton labor market lost another 300 jobs over the past year. That's according to the monthly employment report released by the state Department of Labor.

The number of nonfarm jobs in Broome and Tioga counties dropped by 0

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Broome To Receive More Flood Recovery Money

Broome County will be eligible for state funding to cover some storm recovery projects.

Governor Cuomo has announced assistance for several counties hit by flooding during the summer of 2013.

According to the governor's office, the state will pay the local share of the public assistance program overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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New York State Government Website Revamped

The official New York State government website has been redesigned.

The revised site - NY.gov - was launched today. It's said to be the first major redesign of the website in 15 years.

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Frances Libous Retiring From State Post

Frances Libous is planning to retire from her job as vice chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board.

According to the Times Union of Albany, the 62-year-old Libous has filed papers indicating she int

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Primary Election Day In New York State

Today is Primary Day in New York State. The polls in Broome and Tioga counties will be open from noon to 9 p.m.

Democrats will choose a candidate for governor. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a second four-year term, is facing two challengers: Law professor Zephyr Teachout and political activist Randy Credico

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Binghamton Last In Projected U.S. Economic Growth

The Binghamton region is receiving some less-than-flattering national attention in an economic growth forecast released by the United States Conference of Mayors.

The area comes in dead last out of 363 metro area economies ranked by projected growth over the n

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