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Solar Plant Proposed for BAE Site in Westover

An environmental group is hoping the sprawling former BAE Systems site in Westover, which was destroyed in the 2011 flood, will be turned into a solar power plant.

The Sierra Club Susquehanna Group is pushing the Town of Union to approve a proposal for a five megawatt solar plant that has been submitted by Gay Canough of EMT Solar works

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Binghamton Student Housing Project Work Underway

Construction crews are busy on another planned student housing complex in downtown Binghamton.

The University Lofts project has been in the works for years in the former Midtown Mall property at Court and Chenango streets

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Record Donation to CHOW From the Fall Binghamton Restaurant Week

A record amount of money is being contributed to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse or CHOW in the Greater Binghamton area thanks to some hungry Southern Tier residents.

The organizers of September’s Binghamton Restaurant Week report $8,534 is being contributed to CHOW

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Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce

Southern Tier Business Leaders to Talk About Health Care and Other Issues

The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 24th annual labor and employment law update.

The program is hosted in partnership with Hinman, Howard & Kattell law firm and provides an update for employers on the latest regulations regarding labor and employment law.

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Bob Joseph WNBF photo

Iberdrola Affilliate is Reigned in by New York Regulators

The parent company of New York State Electric and Gas is clear to reorganize following a critical audit of NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric by New York State last year.

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved the corporate reorganization plan proposed by Iberdrola which reigns in the use of the unregulated engineering and construction entities of the Spanish company to do work for NYSEG and RG&E.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Hearing Set On Abandoned West Endicott Factory

Town of Union lawmakers have scheduled a public hearing that could help determine the fate of an abandoned Endicott-Johnson facility in West Endicott.

The session will allow people to comment on a proposal to declare the old shoe factory on North Page Avenue unsafe and dangerous

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Suggestions Taken for Redeveloping the BAE Westover Site

The Town of Union is taking suggestions on what to do with the massive BAE site in Westover that was destroyed by the 2011 flood.

The company moved it’s Systems facility to the former IBM campus in Endicott after the 27 acre site was damaged beyond repair

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF News
Bob Joseph/ WNBF News

Broome County’s Landbank Seeks Redevelopment of Foreclosed Properties

There’s a new bank doing business in Broome County, but it doesn’t deal in paper money.  The Broome County Land Bank has been formed to look at ways to redevelop foreclosed properties.
The not-for-profit corporation has been talking specifically about the future of a former assisted living and housing facility on Front Street in Binghamton, old Endicott Johnson factory buildings on Corliss Avenue and Lester Avenue in Johnson City and a former cigar factory on Depot Street in Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockheed Owego Braces For Possible Layoffs

Lockheed Martin workers in Tioga County should find out within three weeks whether their jobs will be affected by the company's latest round of layoffs.

The Lockheed Mission Systems and Training division has announced plans to trim about 600 positions

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chobani Partners With Cornell University

A Chenango County yogurt producer is partnering with Cornell University to improve dairy production in the region.

Chobani, which is based in New Berlin, has contributed $500,000 in a grant to Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for research and workforce training in dairy quality

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