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3 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Southern Tier gets $3 million in storm-recovery aid

A group of municipalities from the Southern Tier was among eight to win $3 million in additional storm-recovery aid at a state conference Wednesday near the Capitol.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Stony Point, NY

5 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Man faces prison time in stabbing

A Bronx man faces state prison time after recently pleading guilty to a stabbing on Court Street in Binghamton.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Binghamton, NY

9 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton Public Library structure awaits a new chapter

In a quiet reflective moment, I remembered my first day in what was then the Binghamton Public Library.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Binghamton, NY

11 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Local police join in Drug Take Back Day

The Broome County Sheriff's Office will be collecting used or unwanted medications on Saturday for the annual "National Prescription Drug Tack Back Day."

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Related Topix: Vestal, NY, Binghamton, NY

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Casino contenders pay $1M fee as deadline nears

Another group hoping to build a casino in upstate New York has submitted its $1 million application fee to the state.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton jobless rate drops to 7.6%

The region's unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in March, a drop from 8.5 percent one year ago.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Ithaca, NY, Tompkins County, NY, Chenango County, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Trade in guns for groceries on May 10

You can exchange guns for groceries between 9 a.m. and noon May 10 at the St. James Rectory parking lot, two buildings west of St. James Church on Main Street in Johnson City.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Democrats to call for ethics investigation of Bijoy Datta

Democratic members of the Broome County Legislature are expected to hold a news conference today announcing requests for investigations by state and local agencies into "possible political bullying" by Deputy County Executive Bijoy Datta.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Police: Teen escapes fiery car crash

A Chenango Forks teenager escaped from his car after it crashed into a utility pole and caught fire Monday afternoon, police said.

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Related Topix: Chenango Forks, NY

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Burma rebel leader urges U.S. role in peace talks

SUNY Broome will hold its fifth annual Sleep Out for the Homeless on May 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. The good news is I had Easter off and great weather to enjoy some fishing action.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Binghamton, NY,

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Deputy uses Narcan to save man from heroin overdose

Members of the Broome County Sheriff's Office Highway Patrol Division recently used the drug Naloxone to save the life of a 25-year-old who had reportedly overdosed on heroin.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Yesterday, Apr. 20

SUNY Broome will hold its fifth annual Sleep Out for the Homeless on May 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. The Binghamton Senators defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-2, to conclude the 2013-14 regular season on Saturday at the Broome County Veterans Memorial The B-Mets scored a run in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Matt Clark to squeak out a 3-2 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Broome considering hiring a lobbyist

Broome County may be looking outside of its offices for someone to lobby the state government on its behalf.

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Related Topix: Albany County, NY, Albany, NY, Binghamton, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Chenango Canal brought boon to Town of Fenton

The name of Port Crane referred to the hamlet on a "port" of the Chenango Canal that ran through the township.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Port Crane, NY, Agriculture, Science, Chenango Forks, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Windsor gymnastics program ready to host major event

After a humble beginning, Techniques Gymnastics in Windsor is preparing to host the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs New York State Championship North on May 10-11 at Windsor High School.

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Related Topix: Windsor, NY, Vestal, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Guest Viewpoint: Tax-free zones offer help to upstate

The START-UP NY law was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at Binghamton University on June 24, 2013, with bipartisan legislative support.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Binghamton, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Editorial: Emails pressuring county workers were wrong

Deputy Broome County Executive Bijoy Datta -- who is also the chairman of the Broome County Republican Party -- could be facing something a little more serious than the sting of embarrassment, though.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Police issue 75 tickets distracted driving crackdown

Broome County Sheriff's deputies issued 75 violation tickets during a recent crackdown on distracted driving, according to Sheriff David Harder.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Suspect arrested in Binghamton robbery case

A suspect sought by police in a recent armed robbery of $20 cash was arrested Friday after law enforcement converged on a Clarke Street residence.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Child safety seat check, IDs available at event

GHS Federal Credit Union will be hosting Operation Safe Child from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at its main office at 910 Upper Front Street in Dickinson.

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