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Constitution Pipeline Developer Threatens Land Grab

The company recently cleared to construct a major natural gas transmission pipeline through the Twin Tiers, is threatening to seize land for the development from reluctant landowners.

The Albany Times Union newspaper has obtained a letter sent to landowners in the path of the Constitution Pipeline, stating that they have until December 10 to accept offered prices for their property or have their land taken through eminent domain at possibly lower prices.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Holiday Shoppers Enjoy Sunny Afternoon

With a sunny and dry day December 7 following a rainy and blustery December 6,  holiday shoppers were out in force.  Many stores and shopping areas reported brisk business.  With only two more weekends before Christmas shoppers were out looking for bargains

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Kathy Whyte/ DEC website
Kathy Whyte/ DEC website

Hillcrest Contamination Comments Accepted

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting comments from the public on plans to clean up chemical contamination at the TCMF Hillcrest facility on Nowlan Road.  The comments will be accepted through January 19

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Gasoline Prices Continue To Fall

The cost of a gallon of gasoline in the Binghamton area is about 60 cents lower today than it was a year ago.

The ongoing price plunge at gas pumps is resulting in significant savings to drivers as they refuel their vehicles

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Win McNamee/Getty Images

Broome Doctor Fined Following Drug Investigation

An Endicott ophthalmologist has been fined $75,000 for violating the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Authorities say Dr. Louis Pecora surrendered his Drug Enforcement Administration numbers, which allowed him to prescribe controlled substances

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Treatment System Tested At Vestal Sewage Plant

A new treatment system is being evaluated at the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Facilities.

The Vestal plant treats more than five-billion gallons of sewage generated by Broome County residents and businesses annually

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Bus Service Restored in Tioga County

Tioga Countyresidents will be able to get public transportation to things like doctor appointments in spite of the discontinuation of the Ride Tioga bus service.

County officials say Chemung County is extending its public transportation service to help keep some of the Tioga County bus routes, but with fewer runs between Owego and Waverly

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Gas Pipeline is Approved

A new natural gas pipeline will be traveling through parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York, delivering gas from the Marcellus Shale drilling operations to markets in New England

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Rail Trail Restroom Available Again

Relief is once again available for those who use a popular Broome County trail.

A restroom at the old Vestal Coal House at the Stage Road end of the town Rail Trail was closed for a time, creating a hardship for walkers, joggers and bicyclists

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Susquehanna Gas Facility Explosion and Spill Results in Fine

An explosion at a natural gas drilling storage tank and a wastewater spill earlier this year in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is resulting in a fine for the gas company.

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Cabot Oil and Gas $120,000 dollars for the January 11 incident that was apparently caused by a worker using a cell phone as a flashlight to check the level of fluid in the wastewater tank igniting vapors in the headspace

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