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Police Urge Drivers To Use Caution In School Zones

Law enforcement agencies across the Southern Tier are reminding motorists to be careful as area schools re-open.

Officials with the state police and other departments note vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children between five and fourteen years old in the United States

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Lupardo Concerned About School District Finances

The financial situation facing many New York state school districts is worsening and officials are publicly worrying about what might happen if districts can't pay their bills.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says she meets regularly with local school officials

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Gillibrand Praises Move to Ban School Junk Food Sales

New federal rules could make it tougher for kids to get their hands on "junk food" when they're in school.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hailed a move by the United States Department of Agriculture to implement new standards on snacks sold in the nation's schools

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Union-Endicott Schedules Budget Sessions

The first of a series of planned budget workshops will be held next week by the Union-Endicott Board of Education.

A public forum on future spending plans has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 p

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“Painful” Job Decisions Ahead at Maine-Endwell

Layoffs are coming to the Maine-Endwell School District and employees are bracing to receive some bad news in the near future.

Superintendent Jason Van Fossen says the district had been fortunate in the past to have a "hefty amount of reserves" that made it possible to avoid staffing cuts

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Chenango Valley Bus Plan Nixed By 9-Vote Margin

A proposal to buy five buses has been narrowly rejected by voters in the Chenango Valley Central School District.

According to the district, Tuesday's proposition was defeated by a margin of 134 to 125

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Owego-Apalachin “Peaceful” School Buses

A peaceful bus is a happy bus -- and a safe bus. More than 400 elementary students in the Owego-Apalachin School District are being encouraged by administrators and bus drivers to be respectful and responsible as they travel to and from school

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Vestal Students Learning About Fire Safety

Hundreds of elementary students in the Vestal School District will be hearing some vital fire safety information over the next few days.

Representatives of the Vestal and Apalachin fire departments will visit the district's five elementary schools as part of Fire Safety Month activities

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Governor Cuomo Signs Two Bills To Protect Children From Smoking

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two bills today that will help to protect children and teenagers from the harmful effects of cigarette smoking.  Cuomo says the new laws will strengthen the state’s protections to help New York’s young people to avoid nicotine addiction as well as the negative impacts of cigarette smoke

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