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Federal Money to Help Pay for Broome County Dam Repairs

Close to $3 million is headed to the Southern Tier to help rehabilitate and assess the safety of five dams in the region.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York says the $2.9 million from the U

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton’s Exchange Street Bridge Work Poised to Start

The City of Binghamton is poised to start a major bridge reconstruction that had been delayed for weeks.

The $3 million of the Exchange Street Bridge was supposed to start in the spring and now is expected to get started in the next few weeks in August or September

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Food Store Planned For Binghamton’s North Side

A full-service grocery store is expected to open in a Binghamton neighborhood that's been called a "food desert."

Two developers today announced plans to establish an independent store called Grocery City Market

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Image provided by the NYS Fair
Image provided by the NYS Fair

New York State Fair Director is on Southern Tier Close Up 8/2

Final preparations are underway for the 2014 Great New York State Fair August 21-September 1 at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Appearing on the August 2 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Acting Fair Director Todd Waffner and host, Kathy Whyte laugh their way through details of many things that the fair will have to offer this year, including fried food inventions and both new features and old favorites, with a large focus on the importance of the state's agriculture industry

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Landowners Challenge Gas Lawsuit Defeat

Opponents of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region are calling the latest legal action by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York another expensive, unnecessary distraction and a political stunt

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Water to be Shut Off on Part of Front St., Binghamton

City of Binghamton officials are advising residents and businesses on Front Street between Gaines Street and Winding Way to prepare for a planned interruption in water service July 31.

No water will be available from 7 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Backing New Businesses

Five businesses are planning to expand or locate at Binghamton University under a state tax break program.

State officials have announced the firms are expected to create up to 83 jobs in tax-free areas at the university in the town of Vestal

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BCC Expansion is Delayed by a Clerical Mistake in Albany

Plans to breathe new life into the former main library in Downtown Binghamton are on delay due to a mistake in Albany.

SUNY Broome Community College had been approved for $5 million from the state to convert the Carnegie Library on Exchange Street into classroom space, expanding the BCC campus from the Town of Dickinson into Downtown Binghamton

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Christmas in July in Binghamton

The Gorgeous Washington Street Association is raising money to enhance holiday decorations in Downtown Binghamton.

Organizers say the initial focus this year is to increase the overall lighting of Court Street from the roundabout to the Front Street side of the Court Street Bridge, Gorgeous Washington Street and the Artists Row section of State Street between Henry and Lewis Streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockheed Martin’s Supply Drone Returns to Owego

The success of an un-manned military helicopter supply program developed by Lockheed Martin is being celebrated in Owego.

The K-Max chopper that was designed to deliver food and supplies in combat zones, reducing danger to personnel that would otherwise have to go into those zones to resupply troops,  was only supposed by used for a few months, but the mission lasted close to three years

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