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Millennium Pipeline Extension Through Broome Contemplated

The Millennium Pipeline that carries natural gas from the Marcellus Shale drilling operations to distribution sites throughout the Northeast could be expanding.

Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC has sent letters to municipal officials in Broome County indicating it is considering installing a 60 mile extension from the Town of Union to the Syracuse area

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Broome Man: New York Is “Closed For Business”

A Binghamton-area man is taking issue with Governor Cuomo's contention that New York is more business friendly than in the past.

Victor Furman of the town of Barker is responding to Empire State Development's multi-million dollar ad campaign asserting New York is "Open for Business

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Susquehanna County Gas Compressor Station Fire Investigated

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Sheriff's officials say a fire at a gas compressor site in Brooklyn Township was quickly put out but deputies and fire crews remained on the scene for hours.

The Williams Central Compressor Station on Turnpike Road was reported on fire shortly after 11:00 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton/ Johnson City Sewer Plant Repairs Scheduled

A $60 million renovation project at the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is due to get started in a little less than a year.

Johnson City and City of Binghamton officials met May 13th to discuss construction plans for the jointly owned facility on Vestal Road

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

National Pipe Withdraws Tax Break Request

National Pipe and Plastics has withdrawn its request for a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with the Broome County Industrial Development Agency.

The agency's Patrick Doyle said word of the withdrawal of the PILOT application was received during Friday afternoon's IDA meeting

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Binghamton Police Department
Binghamton Police Department

Binghamton Fake Coin Suspects Nabbed In Syracuse

Two men suspected of bilking Binghamton businesses out of thousands of dollars by selling counterfeit silver coins have been arrested in Syracuse.

Authorities say 34-year-old Jaimes Reinaud and 27-year-old Jezan Leon-Barahona were taken into custody Thursday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Discusses Fracking Report [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday. He discussed his support for high-volume hydraulic fracturing and responded to questions related to a Bloomberg News report.

Libous insisted his support for fracking in the Marcellus Shale is not relat

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York Tourism Summit Promotes Upstate Destinations

The New York State Association of Counties is praising the Governor's tourism summit this week.

NYSAC deputy director Mark LaVigne says the session is important for working to encourage over 50 million visitors that come to New York City to also explore other areas of New York State

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Category: Business, Traveling
2013.05.08  BINGHAMTON STATE

DiNapoli Is Watching State’s IDA Boards

New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the boards in charge of industrial development agencies should be aware their actions will be scrutinized in the future.

DiNapoli's office has released its annual report on IDA performance which noted net tax exemptions approved by agencies across the state jumped 16 percent in 2011 compared with the previous year

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton Project Lands More Approvals

City of Binghamton planning panels have given additional approvals to parts of a downtown project that's been reworked following a 2010 fire.

Developer Lawrence Gladstone has proposed putting student housing and some commercial space in adjacent properties that were once part of the Midtown Mall complex

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