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Binghamton University Plans for Pharmacy School

Binghamton University is going ahead with plans for setting up a pharmacy school.

The initial plans were outlined during a breakfast forum at the Binghamton Club October 1.  Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Donald Nieman says it's possible the new school could be open as early as the 2017 fall semester

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Vestal Electronics Recycler is Closing

Close to seven dozen people are due to lose their jobs when a Vestal electronics recycling company closes at the end of the year.

Eco International LLC has files a Worker Adjustment and Retraining notice with the New York State Department of labor saying the plant on Stage Road will close and layoffs will begin in November

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

David: Binghamton Should Explore Sewage Privatization

Republican mayoral candidate Richard David says privatization of the sewage treatment plant and other services provided by the city of Binghamton should be studied.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David indicated it would be useful to examine whether specific operations might be privatized.

David said:

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

More New York Farms are Internet Connected

The National Agriculture Statistics Service says it has found more farms in New York State than ever before have internet service.

The report says 69% of Empire State farms had internet access, compared to 66 % in 2011

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Photo by Kathy Whyte

National Pipe in Vestal Cited for 16 Serious Safety Violations

National Pipe and Plastics  is being cited for sixteen serious safety violations following the March 22nd death of a contract truck driver who was hit by a forklift at the Vestal facility.

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says, among its findings, National Pipe's forklift driver had an obstructed view of the pathway and the backup alarm on the equipment didn't work

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Bob Joseph WNBF news

PennDOT Offers Online License Duplicates

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is offering a new online service for customers to order duplicate non-commercial driver’s license or photo identification if theirs is lost or stolen

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Endicott Interconnect Sale Gets Greenlight

Endicott Interconnect Technologies is now clear to be owned by a Broome County holding company.

Broome County businessman Jim Matthew's Integrian Holdings LLC submitted the winning bid for the bankrupt EIT in a deal that is estimated at around $20 million

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Drivers across the Southern Tier and around the country are encountering lower gasoline prices compared to a year ago.

According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the average pump price for a gallon of regular in the Binghamton market has dropped to about $3

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

I81 Pipeline Meeting Held in Homer

A group opposed to a gas transmission pipeline being developed along the Interstate 81 Corridor through Broome, Cortland and Onondaga counties is also offering advice for property owners who may actually want to enter into an agreement with the Millennium Pipeline Company for allowing the pipe to traverse their land

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New York Reviews Gas Station Fire Control Regulations

Officials in Albany are looking at the possibility to do away with the overhead fire suppression system at gas stations in New York.

The Cuomo administration is reviewing a recommendation from an advisory board but says eliminating the systems is not a done deal

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