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A bill intended to help New York college students lower the rates on their student loans has been blocked by a filibuster in the US Senate. In New York, the average student loan burden is $27,000. Nationwide, the normal interest rate on a student...
Every summer, Greene County in eastern New York gets an economic boost from hosting popular festivals in its tiny skiing towns. It’s a hot and sunny day in the town or Hunter. Main Street is lined end to end with parked cars and women in flowy...
NY Speaker pushes for minimum wage hike, Dream Act ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is renewing his push to increase the minimum wage and pass the Dream Act as lawmakers work toward adjournment. Silver told...
A resolution to keep the Broome County Mental Health Clinic open has failed to make it out of committee. Several of the clinic’s supporters spoke out during a committee meeting last night. The resolution would have delayed the closure until...
Officials at SUNY Broome Community College will recieve the largest philanthropic gift in the college’s history. The school received $10 million to start a scholarship fund. The gift is from the Estate of Emil Calice, a longtime Binghamton...
Without better maps of New York’s underground geology, experts argue it will be harder to measure the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing.  Fracking is still banned here, but the U-S Geological Survey is creating a measuring...