The NBA playoffs begin this weekend. And while big city teams like Oakland, Cleveland and Atlanta are the favorites, sixty years ago the league looked much different. In 1955, the Syracuse Nationals took home the title, beating the Fort Wayne Pistons in seven games. One of the guards on that team was Binghamton resident Bill Kenville, known during his playing days as Billy the Kid, and Kenville followed a surprising path to the NBA.
Spiking is when a city worker puts in a lot of overtime at the end of his/her career in order to get more money in retirement. Pension benefits are typically based on a person's final salary. Working more overtime increases that salary, and that means higher retirement payouts.
Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 9:48 am
Wine producers on this side of the border say they're losing a significant amount of business, because Canada makes it too expensive for their citizens to buy New York State wines while visiting and then bring it home.
Binghamton University’s plans to renovate a castle hit a snag earlier this week when Governor Cuomo vetoed $12.5 million for the project. A local politician, though, says the renovation should still proceed as planned.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Board of Elections is getting conflicting prods on whether to close the so-called "LLC loophole" in campaign finance rules ahead of its meeting Thursday.
It's expected to discuss the 1996 decision to treat limited liability companies as people, who can give up to $60,800 to a statewide candidate, not corporations or partnerships that have a $5,000 limit on aggregate donations.
Many Pennsylvania municipalities are already taking steps towards reforming their pension plans. Because municipalities cannot legally break pension obligations already promised, reform usually means changing the pension plans for new employees while older employees' pensions remain intact. Keystone Crossroads asks, Is the younger generation bearing the brunt of pension reform?
The Pennsylvania State Senate is advancing a plan to expand law enforcement’s ability to collect people’s DNA once they’re arrested for certain crimes, but before they’re convicted. The measure would let police and prosecutors collect your DNA if you’re arrested for criminal homicide, sex crimes, any felonies, as well as for certain lesser crimes like criminal trespassing and assault.