P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-23-13

Gov. Cuomo signed a bill that will allow county election boards to replace hand-written tallies of vote results with computerized, portable memory devices. The memory devices that connect to voting machines will be available for the November general elections in New York City, which includes the mayor’s race. Before the new system, local poll workers …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-23-13

President Barack Obama will visit Binghamton University today to talk about affordable higher education for the middle class. Yesterday, the President delivered remarks at the University at Buffalo, and Henninger High School in Syracuse. President Obama also made an unscheduled stop on Thursday in Seneca Falls at the Women’s Rights National Historic park. Today, the …

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 8-22-13

A Southern Tier technology company is selling off its assets next month as a part of bankruptcy proceedings. Endicott Interconnect has laid off hundreds of workers and gone through multiple restructurings. A hearing in federal bankruptcy court was held this week to sell the company. Bids will be due September 19th. Any objections will need …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 8-22-13

President Barack Obama will travel through New York and Pennsylvania today and tomorrow on a two-day bus tour to talk about affordable higher education for the middle class. Today the President will deliver remarks at the University at Buffalo, and Henninger High School in Syracuse. Tomorrow on Friday, the President will participate in a town …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-21-13

A verification change was announced for STAR or School Tax Relief Program. Homeowners are now being required to verify their income with the state. Previously income was verified by the municipalities and towns. The state is asking those enrolled in the STAR Basic program to add one more step after an audit revealed potential waste …

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-21-13

President Obama’s visit to Binghamton University this Friday has been limited to a very small audience.  Tickets will be distributed Wednesday at noon via an online lottery pool.  There will only be one entry permitted per person, and only one ticket will be awarded per entry selected.  Participation is limited to students, faculty and staff …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-20-13

Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the Department of Agriculture and Markets in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Conservation is launching the Dairy Acceleration Program (DAP) and making available $1 million in funding to help dairy farmers develop individualized business and environmental plans. To be eligible for DAP a dairy cattle farm must have complete financial …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-20-13

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a garage fire which occurred on Friday at 11 Mitchell St., in Norwich. The owner of the two door garage, adjacent to Denny’s Liquors, noticed smoke escaping from the building and the Norwich Fire Department was called. Once first responders were on the scene the fire was knocked …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-19-13

State comptroller Tom DiNapoli said state tax receipts for the first four months of the 2013-2014 fiscal year are 13.3 percent higher than they were last year. Personal income taxes are up almost 18 percent, with most of that in estimated tax collections from April. The state’s general fund had a balance of $4.4 billion …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-19-13

A Horseheads man is in critical condition after being hit by a train in the town of Union Friday night.  New York State Police say, Travis J. Cliburn, 21, of Horseheads, was walking along the Norfolk – Southern Tier Train Tracks when he was hit by a train at approximately 11:15 Friday night.  Cliburn was …