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Demolition of Old Binghamton Ice House to Begin

Workers are expected to start preparations ahead of a project to tear down a long abandoned Binghamton building that provided ice to the region for decades.

Mayor Richard David had announced the Magic City Ice Company building on Front Street would be demolished last month

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Mayor Hopes to Salvage Washington Street Project

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says he wants a controversial downtown project to move forward.

Last fall, David announced plans to redevelop a section of the Washington Street mall north of Court Street

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Image provided by the NYS Fair

Big Changes for NYS Fairgrounds Planned

Acting New York State Fair Director, Troy Waffner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney are proposing revamping the over century old fairgrounds outside of Syracuse.

The plans call for eliminating the grandstand and the mile-long dirt racetrack, opening up about 70 acres

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Major Progress Made on Prospect Mountain Project

New York State Department of Transportation officials report progress has been made in Phase 1 of the Prospect Mountain Project on Interstate 81/ Route 17 involving travel into and through Binghamton and surrounding areas. 

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Construction Starts at Former Lincoln Hotel Site

Construction crews have begun site preparation work for a planned multiple-use building in Binghamton's First Ward.

A three-story structure is to be constructed on the Clinton Street property where the historic Lincoln Hotel had stood for decades

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Study Shows Gas Drilling Contamination in Bradford County

A new study out of Penn State University says at least three wells in Bradford County, Pennsylvania have been contaminated with toxic fluids as a result of drilling and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale play

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Prep Work Underway For New Ellis Brothers Store

Workers have started gutting the interior of a former department store building in downtown Binghamton that will become the new home to Ellis Brothers Contemporary Furniture.

The store was displaced when fire tore through a Water Street building just over a year ago

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Binghamton Energy Research Facility Taking Shape

The second phase in the construction of a Binghamton University energy research complex is expected to begin soon.

Work on the $70 million Smart Energy Research and Development Facility started last summer

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Union Members Picket at Binghamton City Hall

Several members of Laborers Local 785 demonstrated in downtown Binghamton today protesting the city's use of a New Jersey company for repair work at the three parking garages.

Maarv Waterproofing of Clifton is to be paid about $1

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Southern Tier Counties Compete for Clean Energy Money

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking for clean energy business proposals in the area for a chance to land $20 million in state funding.

The 76West competition is modeled after a similar initiative in Western New York

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