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National Bank of Delaware County Expanding into Sullivan County
Delaware Bancshares, Inc has announced that its banking subsidiary, the National Bank of Delaware County (NBDC), has entered into an agreement to purchase six branch banking locations in Sullivan County.
James S. Starcuzzi, President and CEO of NBDC Bank, had this to say about the purchase:
The branch…
Clock Ticking on NY State Budget
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York legislature's top Democrat says there's a "whole bunch" of unresolved state budget issues as negotiators race to meet a deadline next week.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver tells reporters at the state Capitol Friday that pre-kindergar…
New President Announced for Bassett Healthcare
After an extensive national search that began nearly a year ago, Bassett has selected a new president.
Vance M. Brown. MD, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bassett Healthcare Network and Bassett Medical Center, effective July 1, 2014...
New York State Casino-Siting Board Members Named
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The panel that will choose operators and locations for new casinos in New York is beginning its work.
The New York State Gaming Commission on Wednesday officially appointed former city comptroller William Thompson, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, and veteran gubernatori…
Lopez and Colleagues Call For Increased Road and Bridge Funding
A group of nearly 90 state legislators joined with county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders on Wednesday to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.
Assemblyman Pete Lopez  was one of the legislators asking for more funding for roads and bridges:
At the news…
Oneida County Nursing Home Settles Racial Discrimination Suit
New York has reached a settlement in an investigation into the Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in Rome, NY. The nursing home was cited for discrimination on the basis of race against African-American employees.
The investigation was opened after the state attorney general’s offic…

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