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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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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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Southern Tier Awarded $81.9 Million in Economic Development Funds

 

The Southern Tier is getting a good chunk of the $750 million in New York State Regional Economic Development grant awards this year. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Economic Development Agency have announced the region would be getting $81.9 mi

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Independence Center Celebrates 30 Years

Southern Tier Independence Center Executive Director, Maria Dibble is the guest on the December 14th edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up as STIC marks its 30th anniversary advocating for the disabled in the region

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Southern Tier is in the Running for Funding for an Innovation Hotspot

 

A coalition of Southern Tier economic development coordinators should hear later today if New York State funding for a high-technology incubator will be coming to the region under Governor Andrew Cuomo's StartUp NY initiative. 

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Binghamton Cable System Adds Al Jazeera America

Time Warner Cable television customers in the Binghamton area may now see a news channel that started operations nearly four months ago.

Al Jazeera America launched in August but the all-news outlet was not carried by the local cable system until Friday

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