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Vestal Man Protests New York Casino Proposal

A Broome County resident this week has been holding a quiet one-man demonstration against a plan to allow up to seven new casinos in New York state.

30-year-old Steven Sillick was spotted with four anti-casino signs on Binghamton's Court Street bridge Thursday afternoon

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New York “Justice Center” Flooded With Calls

After less than two months in operation, the call center for the New York State Justice Center for People with Special Needs has been busy.

The new agency's hotline has received more than 15,000 calls

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Ryan: Obama Visit Would Be Good For Binghamton Area

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan is looking forward to a possible stop by President Obama in the Binghamton area.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Tuesday, Ryan said he had not personally been told that Obama may be considering a local visit.

But the mayo

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Report: Obama To Visit Binghamton Area

It appears President Barack Obama may be visiting the Binghamton area soon.

Politico on Monday afternoon reported the president was expected to "make a string of stops upstate" as part of his effort to stress economic issues

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New York Fracking Foes Question Campaign Donations

Groups fighting fracking in New York state are calling for an investigation into campaign contributions by interests supporting natural gas drilling.

Some members of Citizen Action and the Sierra Club are pointing to a study they say shows more than $14 million was donated by pro-fracking interests to candidates and campaign committees

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Broome Developmental Center To Close

New York State officials say Broome Developmental Center in the town of Dickinson will be closed in less than three years.

The Glenwood Road facility employs nearly 700 people and serves 166 people

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Binghamton Psychiatric Facility To Close

The Greater Binghamton Health Center is expected to be shut down in the coming year.

The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced plans to close several facilities, including the site on Binghamton's East Side

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Broome Libraries To Receive Construction Grants

Libraries in Broome County will benefit from some funding being made available by New York State.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says about $88,000 has been approved for local libraries under a construction grant program

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35 Pounds Of Yogurt For Each New Yorker!

Yogurt production in New York state rose 25 percent last year, according to figures released by the state.

According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, New York yogurt processors churned out 692 million pounds of yogurt in 2012, compared to 554 million pounds in the previous year

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DiNapoli: Budget Process Lacked Transparency

New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli gives Governor Cuomo and the legislature credit for finishing work on the budget before the fiscal year started Monday.

But DiNapoli is withholding final judgment on the specifics in the package approved by the Senate and Assembly last week

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