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First Binghamton Philharmonic Concert Is Canceled

Music is not in the air at the Binghamton Forum Theater as the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra has cancelled the first concert of the 2015-2016 season over a contract dispute.

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New York State Fair Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

Appearing on the August 22 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, New York State Fair spokesman, Dave Bullard details the many changes coming to the 2015 State Fair, August 27-September 7 at the fairgrounds near Syracuse

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chemical Spill Shut Down Route 12 Near Norwich

A mishap on New York State Route 12 in Norwich that shut down the road for hours brings back memories of the really bad Chevy Chase movie,Modern Problems.

Norwich Fire Chief Tracy Chawgo says there were no injuries as firefighters cleaned up spilled hydrochloric acid from the road next to the Autozone Store at around 12:30 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Old Vestal Road Lane Restrictions for 30 Days

A major demolition project is getting underway at the Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Antler Lodge Could be Locked Down

The City of Binghamton is activating the lockdown law process following the recent shooting death of a 33 year old man outside the Antler Lodge on Chenango Street.

The establishment has been the site of numerous problems in the past and City officials have given the owner notification that the business is in line to be shut down

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Photo: Getty Images

Binghamton Code Enforcement Sweeps are Underway

Binghamton Mayor Richard David moves out of his office and onto the streets with one city department at least temporarily.

The Mayor is talking about this year’s wave of code enforcement sweeps

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Tax Breaks Approved for Binghamton Student Housing

One of the most recent student housing projects in the City of Binghamton is being handed tax breaks in spite of the objections of city leaders.

The Agency, formerly the Broome County Industrial Development Agency, has voted for a ten year Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT agreement for the Printing House apartments in what used to be the Press Building on Chenango Street

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Money Available for Broome Small Businesses

The local group that helps steer economic development policy in Broome County is offering funding to help small businesses to grow.

The Agency says the Grow Broome Fund, launched in January, has up to $2 million available for lending to eligible small businesses

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF NEWS
Bob Joseph/ WNBF NEWS

Ross Park’s Carousel May be Moved

The iconic carousel at Ross Park Zoo, which has sat for decades, nestled in the glen off Morgan Road at the entrance to the zoo, may soon be moving up the hill.

The City of  Binghamton is asking for a half million dollar grant from the New York State Department of Parks and Historic Preservation to rehabilitate the carousel and relocate the merry-go-round from the lower part of the zoo in front of the ticket booth to the area that now houses pavilions and a playground

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Southern Tier Gets Help Avoiding Foreclosures

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says more and more homeowners in the Southern Tier who are in danger of falling to foreclosure are getting help from New York State.

In a visit to Binghamton August 13, Schneiderman said the Southern Tier-Monroe region sought help from the state Homeowners Protection Program and State Mortgage Program more than any other area outside of New York City with 3,700 households saved from foreclosure

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