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Broadband Internet Coming to Upstate New York

 

New York State is spreading $14.5 million around to nine counties outside of New York City to improve high-speed internet in areas where it’s currently not available.

Officials in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office says the projects involve putting in 614 miles of fiber cable to connect around 29,000 residents and 2,000 businesses to the internet.

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Vestal Target Store Busy Despite Data Breach

The Target store on the Vestal Parkway has been crowded over the past few days in the aftermath of the news that as many as 40 million credit and debit cards may have been hacked.

Although the local store appeared to be busy, it could not be determined if sales were much different compared to a year ago

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Winter Farmers’ Markets Across New York

State officials say more than 100 winter farmers' markets will operate this season across New York.

The number of winter operations has been rising in recent years. According to the state, there were 40 such markets six years ago

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Part of the I-81 Gas Pipeline in Central New York is Postponed

The Millennium Pipeline Company is trimming back its plans for the development of a natural gas transmission line through the Southern Tier and Central New York.

Company officials say based on market demand, the planned pipeline along the Interstate 81 corridor will not include the section that had been proposed to run from Cortland County to the Town of Onondaga

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Midtown Mall Housing Project Nears Occupancy

The first phase of the conversion of the former Midtown Mall in Downtown Binghamton into high-end student housing is finally nearing completion, almost three years to the day after a massive fire decimated the decades-old adjoining buildings at Court and Chenango Streets

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Broome County government seal

Broome Develops a 10-Year Community Plan

 

Broome County is ready to adopt a development plan to meet the needs of the community in the next ten years for the first time in decades. 

The last time the county adopted a Comprehensive Plan was about fifty years ago.  T

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Methane Study Seems Inconclusive

 

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey is finding methane occurrence in South-Central New York in an 1,800 square mile area along the Pennsylvania border was at about 15%. 

The study says 66 wells were sampled in the summer of 2012, all at least a mile from any gas well, active, exploratory or abandoned.

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Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby Date Set

 

Organizers of the Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby are crossing their fingers with the hopes of weeks of cold weather so the fishing tournament on Whitney Point can take place.

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New York Department of Transportation Discusses Endwell Bridge Replacement

 

The New York State Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting December 17 to talk about the planned reconstruction of the Route 17C bridge over Patterson Creek in the Town of Union. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Funding Could be Restored for Broome County Senior Bus Program

 

Binghamton City Council could take action to restore funding for senior bus transportation services operated by Catholic Charities of Broome County. 

In recent budget actions, lawmakers had rejected a request for $14,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for the program. 

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