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As Kmart Leaves Binghamton's North Side, One Less Place To Buy Food

Some residents on the north side of Binghamton are worried they’re losing one of the few places they had to buy groceries, now that the Kmart is closing. There hasn’t been a grocery store on the north side in 20 years. Many residents find a way to shop at the Weis a mile and a half away on the east side of town. Otherwise, they buy groceries at gas stations or the Family Dollar. The Kmart has also functioned as a sort of stand-in. But, Kmart announced earlier this month it will shut down that...
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Monica Sandreczki / WSKG News

Some residents on the north side of Binghamton are worried they’re losing one of the few places they had to buy groceries, now that the Kmart is closing.

There hasn’t been a grocery store on the north side in 20 years. Many residents find a way to shop at the Weis a mile and a half away on the east side of town.

Otherwise, they buy groceries at gas stations or the Family Dollar. The Kmart has also functioned as a sort of stand-in.

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

 

Jobs was a major topic at a candidate forum at SUNY Broome for the 22nd Congressional district Thursday, but climate change came up as well, and there were definite differences in how the three candidates talked about it. 

A study of how individuals in the region travel the area shows a shift could be coming away from the traditional car-centric culture.

Payne Horning, WRVO

new poll finds that Republican Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is edging out her Democratic and third-party rivals in the race to replace retiring Republican Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) in New York's 22nd Congressional District. 

Rain, Rain Is Here To Stay (For A Couple Days)

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Forecasts call for a couple of rainy days ahead. And while the rain has been steady, it's not expected to completely erase the dry conditions that developed over the past few months. The region is short of the usual rainfall total at this point, and while today and tomorrow will help, National Weather Service meteorologist Greg DeVoir says it probably won't be enough.

Court Gives PA Legislature Six Months To Fix Gas Law

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Pennsylvania’s highest court struck down industry-friendly portions of the state’s 2012 oil and gas law Wednesday, giving a win to municipalities and environmental groups that challenged it. But one section dealing with how the public should be alerted when a spill happens remains in limbo. 

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(Keystone Crossroads) Usually, inadequate representation lawsuits go like this: your lawyer does a bad job defending your case, you're found guilty, and then you seek a new trial on the grounds of insufficient counsel. It's a single response to a single instance of misrepresentation. 

A private practice attorney representing the Public Utility Commission before the Supreme Court in the Robinson Township case, has told a Pittsburgh newspaper that he was discouraged by the court’s decision to toss aspects of the state’s oil and gas law saying “there’s an industry trying to bring prosperity to Pennsylvania and there seems to be a small cadre trying to kill it.”

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is distancing himself from the corruption scandal within his administration and placing the blame on others. But some say Cuomo might be better off making some changes instead.

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

It’s been a week since a federal corruption investigation exploded in New York state, bringing fraud and bribery and charges against developers and state officials for allegedly running a pay-to-play scheme involving upstate economic development projects.

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