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Jeff Platsky


Binghamton, NY, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

Jeff Platsky closes a 45-year journalism career with no regrets

After 45 years practicing the proud profession of journalism, Jeff Platsky marks his last day at the Press & Sun-Bulletin on Dec. 1. → Read More

Dick's Sporting Goods in full recovery mode; Stack taking on new role

Same-store sales improved by 23.2%, the best result since the Dick's went public nearly 20 years ago. → Read More

NYSEG, RG&E customers: Here's how much your delivery rates will increase

Rate increases for both electric and natural gas delivery rates will kept below 2% annually over the three years → Read More

To save Broome County wind farm, municipalities are willing to trim tax deal: Here's what they say

After an eastern Broome County wind farm project was thrown into limbo because of a tax incentive package, official say they will compromise → Read More

Chenango County voting system tested in face of hacker attack

Chenango County was one of only two counties in the United States that faced a computer system attack in the days leading up to the election. → Read More

New York tries to restore order to CBD market, clears way for hemp-infused drinks

New York's rules provide the industry a more definitive path toward commercialization of industrial hemp. → Read More

Layoff notices hit New York at a record rate, data shows. Here's where

From the skyscraper lined avenues of Manhattan to the streets of quaint upstate communities, the economic toll of the coronavirus is real and costly. → Read More

4,500 Broome County residents are in quarantine as 103 cases are confirmed in 1 day

The state has extended the yellow zone COVID-19 restrictions on Broome County for another two weeks. → Read More

Broome County IDA rejects tax deal for Sanford, Windsor wind farm

Rejection of a tax incentive package throws the project into limbo. → Read More

Broome, Tioga counties continue to see steady climb in COVID-19 cases

As parts of Broome County are in the state's "Yellow Zone," Tioga County has also recorded its highest amount of cases since the pandemic started. → Read More

Gov. Cuomo: 1 bar helped spark Broome County COVID-19 surge

One third of Broome County's COVID-19 totals since March has been diagnosed in the past 15 days. → Read More

New York's Southern Tier avoided the first COVID-19 outbreak. Now it's getting hit.

If counties stretching across New York's border with Pennsylvania were states, many would have been added to the state's mandatory quarantine list. → Read More

New York's post-COVID job losses outpace all but one other state

Six months after the start of the nationwide pandemic, New York remains more than 1 million jobs shy of its pre-virus total → Read More

NYSEG, RG&E customer service locations to be shuttered

The utility has been on a more than 20 year campaign to trim or close the number of customer service centers → Read More

Rural real estate heats up as New York City dwellers face COVID-19 reality

In some of New York's most rural counties, the long dormant real estate market has been revived by city dwellers seeking respite. → Read More

Dick's Sporting Goods second-quarter earnings the best in company's history

More people exercising at home during the coronavirus pandemic sparked the huge spike in sales, Dick's Sporting Goods reported. → Read More

New York begins slow job recovery. What the latest data reveals

Private sector employment increased by 244,000 from June, but the number unemployed in the state remains stubbornly high. → Read More

Migrant farm workers warn of next COVID-19 wave in New York

Anxiety runs deep among farm workers across upstate New York because of close quarters common among the crews. → Read More

How bad are restaurants hurting? Job numbers in New York are telling

Job numbers tell a story of an industry dealt a crushing blow by a wildly contagious virus → Read More

Corning Inc. results better than expected. Here's the latest

Sales and net income were down in ever category with the exception of Specialty Material. → Read More