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6 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Former Greene police chief pleads guilty to chargesFormer Greene...

Former Greene police chief pleads guilty to charges Charges stem from purchase of vacuum cleaner and tires, and violation of order of protection Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1s41CcW If former Village of Greene Police Chief Stephen Dutcher pays restitution, he faces a $1,000 fine and conditional discharge at his sentencing in November. Steven Dutcher, the former Greene police chief, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of official misconduct and one count of second-degree criminal contempt.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Preston proposes 2.49 percent tax levy increasePreston proposes 2.49...

Preston proposes 2.49 percent tax levy increase County executive outlines spending proposal in special legislature session Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1s3X8D1 Broome County Executive Debbie Preston is proposing a 2.49 percent property tax levy increase to help fund county government in 2015. Preston, a Republican, outlined her spending plan in an address tonight before a special session of the Broome County Legislature.

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14 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Vestal historian to discuss grist millVestal historian to discuss...

Vestal historian to discuss grist mill The event will take place Wednesday at the Broome County Library Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1s3kCIp Vestal Town Historian Margaret Hadsell will give a presentation Wednesday about the history of Dewey's Mill from the 19th century. The talk, "Separating the Wheat from the Chaff," will take place at 6:45 p.m. at the Decker Community Room of the Broome County Library, 185 Court St., Binghamton.

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Related Topix: Vestal, NY, Binghamton, NY

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Police: Intoxicated Endicott man threatened deputiesPolice:...

Police: Intoxicated Endicott man threatened deputies The man was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tRq7WN Deputies arrested an Endicott man after he caused "public annoyance and alarm" at Mountain Top Grove in Vestal, according to police.

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Related Topix: Endicott, NY, Vestal, NY

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Serialization: A hanging bought crowds to BinghamtonSerialization: A...

Serialization: A hanging bought crowds to Binghamton Serialization: A public hanging that bought crowds to Binghamton Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1s13y5P And the execution brought out the crowds. By 7 a.m. hundreds of people had already gathered in the open space by the Broome County jail.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Sheriff: Johnson City man drove drunk, on drugsSheriff: Johnson City...

The Broome County Sheriff's Office said 33-year-old Relyea was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he lost control of his vehicle in Union, struck a utility pole and drove across a sidewalk Sheriff: Johnson City man drove drunk, on drugs The Broome County Sheriff's Office said 33-year-old Relyea was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he lost control of his vehicle in Union, struck a utility pole and drove across a sidewalk Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1s15taI The Broome County Sheriff's Office said 33-year-old Nathaniel Relyea was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he lost control of his vehicle in the Town of Union and struck a utility pole Police responded to a one-car accident at about 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Evelyn streets in Westover.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Preston prepares county budget proposalPreston prepares county budget ...

Preston prepares county budget proposal This will be the first draft of the spending plan that will fund county government next year. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tNyxP9 The proposal will be the first draft of the spending plan that will fund county government next year, directly affecting the lives of every one of the county's nearly 200,000 residents.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Report sheds light on regional council's top projectsReport sheds...

The 2014 Progess Report sheds light on the round four priority projects of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council. Report sheds light on regional council's top projects The 2014 Progess Report sheds light on the round four priority projects of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Chemung, NY, Binghamton, NY

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Broome County IDA amends tax-exemption policyBroome County IDA amends ...

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency board of directors on Friday approved a resolution amending its uniform tax-exemption policy. Broome County IDA amends tax-exemption policy The Broome County Industrial Development Agency board of directors on Friday approved a resolution amending its uniform tax-exemption policy.

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Binghamton man charged on Pa. burglary warrantBinghamton man charged...

Binghamton man charged on Pa. burglary warrant A domestic dispute revealed a Binghamton man was wanted by police in Pennsylvania Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tIQzls Broome County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Merrell was called at 8:45 a.m. for a domestic dispute in the Town of Union.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Healing the spirits of Broome's hospital patientsHealing the spirits...

Healing the spirits of Broome's hospital patients Chaplains offer spiritual guidance and comfort to those facing pain, surgery or death Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tHVOSk The pastoral care department for UHS includes four chaplains plus about 30 volunteers who log more than 25,000 visits annually The United Health Services pastoral team ministers to patients in both UHS Binghamton General Hospital and UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City. The Chaplains are Rev.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Johnson City, NY, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

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Broome jail inmate death leads to $62K settlementBroome jail inmate...

Broome jail inmate death leads to $62K settlement A settlement was reached this summer in a lawsuit over an inmate's death in 2011 Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tHIM7y A $62,500 settlement was reached this summer in a wrongful death proceeding over the 2011 death of Alvin Rios Jr. in the Broome County jail. Of that amount, $3,891 will be given to Broome County as reimbursement for the cost of burying Rios at Spring Forest Cemetery in Binghamton.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

The Buzz: Low turnout in Broome for Tuesday's primariesThe Buzz: Low...

The Buzz: Low turnout in Broome for Tuesday's primaries Only a sliver of registered Broome County voters made it to the polls this week. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1rYkj1G Just 9 percent of the county's registered Democrats and 18 percent of its registered Republicans came out to vote on Tuesday, according to estimates from the county Board of Elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

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Gallery: 9/11 ceremonies in Broome CountyGallery: 9/11 ceremonies in...

Binghamton Mayor Rich David gives a speech in front of City HallA ?'s 9/11 Memorial about working in government during the 9/11 attacks. Gallery: 9/11 ceremonies in Broome County Binghamton Mayor Rich David gives a speech in front of City HallA ?'s 9/11 Memorial about working in government during the 9/11 attacks.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Binghamton Brewfest to bring beer enthusiasts downtownBinghamton...

Binghamton Brewfest to bring beer enthusiasts downtown Area breweries, wineries and food vendors will be on hand for the event Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1rWs4VR Michele Bleichert, co-owner of Water Street Brewing Co., speaks during a news conference at her business at 168 Water St. Wednesday morning, as Mayor Richard David looks on. Local breweries and city and county officials announced details of the Binghamton Brewfest Wednesday morning at the Water Street Brewing Co.

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B.C. SAFE holds breakfast for suicide preventionB.C. SAFE holds...

B.C. SAFE holds breakfast for suicide prevention The group will launch a mobile app that provides suicide prevention resources Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1ot6RMe Broome County Suicide Awareness for Families and Educators held a breakfast for World Suicide Prevention Day Wednesday morning at the City Light Cafe at 254 Washington St. B.C. SAFE Director Melinda Kmetz said about 35 people attended to discuss suicide prevention and efforts taken by Broome County to provide resources for groups of all ages.

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Ex-Binghamton official Whalen sentenced fora

A former City of Binghamton official who admitted stealing more than $50,000 from the city was sentenced Wednesday in Broome County Court. Ex-Binghamton official Whalen sentenced for larceny A former City of Binghamton official who admitted stealing more than $50,000 from the city was sentenced Wednesday in Broome County Court.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, State Prisons, Prison

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State primary results reveal more than just winners and losers

The September 10, 2014 headlines in much of Broome County , New York will be focused squarely on the primary election results . The story that will be conveyed is that the NY 52nd State District Senator Tom Libous defeated his Republican challenger Denver Jones.

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Related Topix: US News

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tier regional council to present in Albany nexta

Tier regional council to present in Albany next week The Southern Tier council is scheduled to present from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1opJ9jU The Southern Tier council is scheduled to present from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Meeting Room 6 at Empire State Plaza.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Binghamton, NY, Chemung, NY

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Broome residents urged to re-register for basica

Broome residents urged to re-register for basic STAR Hundreds in Broome could see higher tax bills if they fail to re-register with the state Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1rV6EIJ Hundreds in Broome could see higher tax bills because they lost their basic STAR exemption after failing to register with New York state Broome County officials are urging residents to re-register with the state for their basic STAR exemption in order to avoid a significant increase in their upcoming tax bills.

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