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NYSEG Using Hybrid Bucket Truck In Binghamton Area

One of the bucket trucks NYSEG's using for streetlight repairs is quieter than traditional vehicles employed by the utility.

The Altec hybrid bucket truck utilized by NYSEG in the Binghamton area can be spotted by its specially-designed graphics which identify it as an electric vehicle that's "clean" and "quiet

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Binghamton University Freshmen to Conduct Research

Binghamton University has $1.2 million in grant money to launch its Freshman Research Immersion program.

The project will afford freshmen a rare chance to do hands-on research.

The five year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute followed a nationwide competition

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire-Wrecked Binghamton Building Demolished

Following preparation work over the past several days, heavy demolition equipment started tearing down the Ellis Brothers Contemporary Furniture building in downtown Binghamton.

The historic brick structure sustained heavy damage in an April 30 fire

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Crews Prepare For Downtown Binghamton Demolition

Workers have been positioning equipment and making preparations for the demolition of the fire-damaged Ellis Brothers Furniture building in downtown Binghamton.

City officials on Wednesday announced the Water Street structure would be torn down because engineers determined it could collapse

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome County’s Computer Polices Are Faulted in State Audit

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office is finding fault with Broome County's controls over its computerized data from the beginning of 2012 to August of last year.

An audit by the comptroller says the county has not adopted an information breach notification policy or a disaster recovery plan

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Traditions Casino May Be Operated By Seneca Nation

A group hoping to open a casino in the town of Union has announced an operating agreement with a company established by the Seneca Nation of Indians.

The owners of Traditions at the Glen say they've come to terms on a partnership with Seneca Gaming Corporation

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Two Weis Markets in Broome County to Close

 

Weis Markets is planning to close two stores in the Binghamton area. 

Weis officials announced  that the stores on Main Street in Binghamton and on Harry L. Drive in Johnson City will be closing. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire-Damaged Binghamton Building To Be Demolished

The Ellis Brothers Furniture building on Water Street in downtown Binghamton is in "imminent danger of collapse" and will soon be torn down.

City officials late this afternoon ordered the closure of Water Street just north of Court Street because of safety concerns

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Fracking Rallies Planned For Obama’s Cooperstown Visit

Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing are planning to hold a demonstration in Cooperstown in conjunction with President Obama's scheduled visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Organizers say they hope to have the rally near the Hall of Fame but the location will be affected by security guidelines established by the Secret Service

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New York Department of Environmental Conservation photo
New York Department of Environmental Conservation photo

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in New York State

Volunteers have been attaching purple ribbons from trees around New York State for the fourth annual Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Awareness Week through May 24.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says the beetle that is native to China has been spreading to 22 states and Quebec in Canada where it has been killing millions of ash trees

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