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Broome Legislators Turn Down Lease Deal

Broome County legislators have turned down an offer to lease their drilling rights to a natural gas company. Legislators voted 10-3 Thursday against the offer from Denver-based Inflection Energy, which would have given the county $7.8 million up front and 20 percent royalties on any... Read More.

Net Gain of 250 Jobs at Lockheed-Owego

300 new jobs will come to Lockheed Martin in Owego, but 40 jobs will be eliminated from the site by the end of 2011. The company announced some restructuring Thursday. Lockheed will move all manufacturing work from their Middle River, MD site by the end... Read More.

NYSEG Will Cut Down Disputed Tree

New York State Electric and Gas says they will cut down a tree in the Town of Maine, despite the property owner’s objections. Lidiko Mitchell chained herself to the tree earlier this month in an effort to save it from being cut down. She met... Read More.

Vestal Approves 2011 Budget

The Vestal Town Board approved their 2011 budget Wednesday night. The spending plan includes a property tax increase of nearly 6 percent to residents. Board members have spent the last eight weeks trimming and reorganizing the budget, which slashed the tax hike to its current... Read More.

Candor Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Act

A Candor man has been arrested and accused of having sexual contact with a teenager. 51-year-old Stephen B. Newman of Owego Road in Candor is charged with eight counts of criminal sexual act, all felonies, and eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child,... Read More.

NYC Man Convicted for Elmira Murder

A New York City man has been found guilty of murder and assault in Elmira. 34-year-old William Jordan was convicted of stabbing another man with an ice pick in January outside an Elmira bar. Robert Pritchett was the man who was killed. An autopsy showed that... Read More.

DEC Looking for Input on TCE Cleanup

The Dept. of Environmental Conservation is looking for input on a plan to clean a contaminated site in Endicott. TCE has been found in the groundwater beneath 312 Maple Street, a former electronics facility. The Broome County-owned site now houses kitchen cabinet manufacturer J. Anthony... Read More.

MLK Statue Unveiled in Binghamton

A life-sized statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was unveiled in Binghamton Wednesday. The bronze statue is standing along the city’s River Trail just north of the Court Street Bridge. It is part of the Peacemakers Stage, which includes plaques with information and quotations... Read More.

Lockheed Restructuring to Affect Owego

Lockheed Martin announced some company-wide restructuring Thursday that will affect their facility in Owego. The company will close their Eagan, Minn. facility by 2013 and move all manufacturing work from its Middle River, Md. site by the end of next year. Those decisions will eliminate 1,060... Read More.

Audit Finds Billing Errors at Sewage Plant

A state audit has found that officials at the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant made $1.3 million in billing errors. The report from the state comptroller’s office found that Binghamton users were over-billed by $140,000 and Johnson City users were under-billed by around $430,000... Read More.