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Decision on Lease Offer Could be Delayed

A decision on whether or not to lease Broome County lands for natural gas drilling could be delayed. The legislature was supposed to consider the offer Thursday, but Inflection Energy has pushed back their deadline from the end of the month to Dec. 17. Company... Read More.

Union Budget Vote Delayed

The Town of Union has pushed back a decision on their budget after neither of its two villages voted on a measure to merge their code enforcement departments with the town. Endicott trustees did not vote on the issue Friday and Johnson City board members... Read More.

Reed to be Sworn-In Today

Congressman-elect Tom Reed is expected to be released from the hospital Thursday and sworn in to represent New York’s 29th Congressional District. Reed was supposed to be sworn into Eric Massa’s old seat on Tuesday, but he suffered blood clots in his lungs and had... Read More.

Traffic Up at BGM

Traffic is up at the Greater Binghamton Airport. From July to September this year, airport officials say more than 30,000 passengers flew out of the Broome County-owned airport, which is up almost 14 percent from the same time period last year. The increased passenger activity has... Read More.

Broome Legislature to Consider Lease Deal

The Broome County Legislature is expected to make a final decision Thursday on an offer to lease county-owned land for natural gas drilling. The offer, from Inflection Energy, would be worth more than $7.5 million up front and a guaranteed 20 percent in royalties on... Read More.

Vestal to Receive Grant Wednesday

The Vestal Town Board will receive a grant Wednesday night. The town will be presented with a check for $3,500 from the Preservation League of New York. It will be used to complete the town’s survey of historic and architecturally significant homes, farms and public... Read More.

Local Leaders Part of Cuomo's Transition Teams

Two local leaders have been picked to serve on transition committees for New York’s next governor. Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo announced the members for his three transition teams Tuesday. The members of the Education and Health, Transportation and Government Reform committees will help recruit, review and... Read More.

1 Injured, 1 Arrested After BHS Fight

Police were called to a fight at the Binghamton High School Tuesday. School officials say two female students got into a fight in the main cafeteria around 11am. One of the students had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries while the other... Read More.

Owego 2011 Budget Adopted, Justice Leaving

Town of Owego leaders adopted their 2011 budget Tuesday. The $6.2 million spending plan includes a property tax increase of 6.3 percent to residents, meaning that the average taxpayer will see their bill go up by around $21 for next year. Town residents will also see... Read More.

Union Code Enforcement Consolidation Issue

It appears that Johnson City and Endicott will not share their code enforcement departments with the Town of Union. Johnson City trustees held off on voting for the resolution Tuesday night after the measure was questioned by several residents, who asked for a public hearing... Read More.