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IBM Endicott Health Study Shows Mixed Results

 

A study of the health of former IBM Endicott employees is largely inconclusive. 

For a long time there has been talk of an high incidence of cancer in IBM employees in Broome county but a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study found that the total number of deaths from all causes and all cancers were lower than what would be expected in the general population but deaths from specific cancers including Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Mesothelioma, and rectal and testicular cancers were more frequent.

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Broome County Plans DMV Move

Broome County is looking to move the Department of Motor Vehicles office from Clinton Street in the First Ward to the Intermodal Transportation Hub in Downtown Binghamton.

The County is advertising to hire a commercial real estate agent to sell the DMV site at 181-185 Clinton Street

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Wegman’s Johnson City Liquor Store Development Challenged

A Johnson City liquor store owner is fighting the opening of a massive competitor just yards west on Harry L. Drive.

Chenango Wine and Liquor LLC owner, Richard Vlasik filed a petition in Supreme Court in Broome County December 30 challenging the state’s approval of a liquor license for an over 15-thousand square foot liquor store adjacent to Wegman’s Supermarket across from the Oakdale Mall

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Winter Storm Freezes Twin Tiers

 

Weather conditions are gradually improving across the region as far as snowfall is concerned but the second punch of the first winter storm of 2014 is moving in. 

As the front moves eastward and snow diminishes, winds are coming into play, gusting up to 25 miles an hour and pushing wind chills to as low as -35. The

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Binghamton Receives Flood Prevention Grant

 

The Stewart and Willma Hoyt Foundation is providing a $48,500 grant to help establish the Green Stormwater and Landscapinig Matching Fund in the City of Binghamton. 

Businesses and homeowners can apply for money in the spring to cover half the cost, up to $5,000, to replace pavement in driveways and parking areas with permeable pavers that allow water to drain and reduces flooding potential. 

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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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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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