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Lourdes Hospital President To Leave

Lourdes Hospital president David Patak intends to leave the post he's held for more than five years.

Patak, who also serves as Lourdes CEO, today announced he plans to move to the Atlanta area.

In a statement released by Lourdes, Patak said he and his wife have decided to relocate to be near family

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The New York Department of Transportation Plans Waverly Bridge Replacement

The New York State Department of Transportation is planning to replace the Route 17-C bridge over Cayuta Creek in Waverly.

The D.O.T. is looking to replace the 85 year old span that is currently posted for 17 tons

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 6, 2012]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 6, 2012]

Binghamton July Fest Plans Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

(Written by Alexa Zbytniewski)Speaking on the June 21 weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, President of the Binghamton Business and Professional Association Ron Sall talks about the plans for the 52nd annual July Fest and all of the exciting things that it entails

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Daniel Barry/Getty Images

N.Y.’s Legislature Votes to Expand Fracking Ban

Legislation to continue a moratorium on drilling for natural gas in New York State for three years is being handed over to the State Senate.

The Assembly has approved an extension on the ban on hydraulic fracture drilling until 2017 to allow for more study of the impact of facking to residents’ health and the environment

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Pizza Shop Still Closed After Demolition

A downtown Binghamton pizza restaurant may not be able to reopen for weeks following a demolition project.

Nirchi's Pizza at 166 Water Street remains closed because of safety concerns. The building housing the restaurant is just north of the Ellis Brothers furniture store which was destroyed by an April 30 fire

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Ellis Brothers Furniture Looks to Rebuild/ Expand

The owners of Ellis Brothers Furniture say they are planning not only a rebuilding, but a large expansion in the wake of the devastating fire that destroyed the Contemporary Furniture Showroom on Water Street in downtown Binghamton April 30

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

SUNY Broome Community College’s Casino Program Approved

SUNY Broome Community College can now bestow casino management degrees on students.  The New York State Department of Education this week officially granted the Associate in Applied Science degree for the BCC casino management program

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockheed Martin Plans Job Cuts At Owego Site

More layoffs have been announced at Lockheed Martin's Tioga County facility in another cost-cutting move by the company.

Forty people who work in cafeteria and janitorial positions at the Owego complex have been told they'll lose their jobs next month

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

American Civic Association Feels Immigration Backlash

Speaking on the June 14 weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, American Civic Association Executive Director Andrew Baranoski says the agency has felt some backlash following several recent negative news stories dealing with immigration issues

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

N.E. Pennsylvania Benefits From Natural Gas Play

A Pennsylvania Congressman says Bradford and Tioga County municipalities are reaping the rewards of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale Formation.

Republican Representative Matt Barker of Wellsboro released a statement recently saying the counties and municipalities are in line to collect about $22

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