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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dies at 88

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died early Friday morning at the age of 88 after spending the last several months in and out of hospitals.

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Binghamton Area Lost Jobs Over Past Year

The number of private sector jobs in the Binghamton labor market fell over the past twelve months while the overall number of jobs in New York state rose.

According to the state Department of Labor, the Binghamton region's job count dropped by two-tenths of a percent between December 2011 and December 2012

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Binghamton-Area DOT Crews Helped After Sandy

Dozens of New York State Department of Transportation workers from the Binghamton region provided assistance to areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

About fifty employees from this area spent time downstate, helping augment crews in New York City and Long Island, as well as in Orange and Ulster counties

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Libous On Possible Democrat Takeover of Senate: “Lord, I Hope Not”

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was blunt when he spoke of the possibility that Democrats may regain control of the Senate in January: "Lord, I hope not."

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday, Libous said he's more optimistic that Republicans will hold on to their majority.

The Binghamt

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DiNapoli Calls Out State Obesity Epidemic

New York State is facing a growing obesity problem that costs nearly $12 billion each year, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a speech Wednesday to the Association of New York State youth bureaus.

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New York State Unemployment Rates Drops to 8.9 Percent

The State Labor Department recently released local area unemployment rates for September, which are developed using a procedure determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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DEC Issues Tips for Hunter Safety

With the start of fall comes the beginning of big and small game hunting seasons in the southern tier. As you gear up for the hunt one thing to remember is to hunt safely.

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Aubertine to Speak at Chenango County Farm Bureau Meeting

The commissioner of NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, Darrel Aubertine, will be the guest speaker at the Chenango County Farm Bureau annual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Silo restaurant in Greene.

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U.S. Department of Commerce Pledges $4.7 Million to Rail Revitalization Near Oxford

The Chenango Industrial Development Agency has been notified by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) of its intent to fund the rail revitalization project to restore the Utica to Binghamton rail line south of Oxford that was heavily damaged in the 2006 floods.

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League of Women Voters Readies for Congressional Debate at SUNY Oneonta

The League of Women Voters of the Oneonta area is hosting a candidates’ debate featuring the two candidates for the U.S. Congressional District 19 on Wednesday.

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