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BCC Expansion is Delayed by a Clerical Mistake in Albany

Plans to breathe new life into the former main library in Downtown Binghamton are on delay due to a mistake in Albany.

SUNY Broome Community College had been approved for $5 million from the state to convert the Carnegie Library on Exchange Street into classroom space, expanding the BCC campus from the Town of Dickinson into Downtown Binghamton

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Christmas in July in Binghamton

The Gorgeous Washington Street Association is raising money to enhance holiday decorations in Downtown Binghamton.

Organizers say the initial focus this year is to increase the overall lighting of Court Street from the roundabout to the Front Street side of the Court Street Bridge, Gorgeous Washington Street and the Artists Row section of State Street between Henry and Lewis Streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockheed Martin’s Supply Drone Returns to Owego

The success of an un-manned military helicopter supply program developed by Lockheed Martin is being celebrated in Owego.

The K-Max chopper that was designed to deliver food and supplies in combat zones, reducing danger to personnel that would otherwise have to go into those zones to resupply troops,  was only supposed by used for a few months, but the mission lasted close to three years

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton Transformation Continues

Several buildings along Court Street in downtown Binghamton have undergone a series of improvements in recent months.

Two new student housing projects are transforming abandoned retail and office buildings

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Chris Thater Races Highlighted in Southern Tier Close Up

(written by Emily Venuti)

Appearing on July 26th edition of the local public affairs program, Chris Marion the Broome County Stop DWI coordinator, talks about the changes to the 31st annual Chris Thater Memorial Races

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Reports on Pa. Gas Industry are Critical of Regulators

A new report surfacing in Pennsylvania claims environmental regulators have fallen short in keeping track of the natural gas industry and its impact on water safety and public health.

The records, that were released yesterday, are based on a Department of Environmental Protection spreadsheet and say the DEP lacks a clear policy on the frequency of inspection of wells and shows gas and oil extraction has damaged water supplies in the Keystone State 200 times since 2007

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Man Accused Of Urinating On Floor Of Tioga Business

A Waverly man was being held in Tioga County Jail after authorities say he urinated on the floor in front of employees of a town of Barton business.

According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Department, 51-year-old Randy Barrowcliff of State Route 34 entered Energy Machine LLC, an oil and gas drilling tool repair company near his home

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Seeks Comment On Secondhand Dealer Law

Broome County lawmakers are accepting public comment on a proposal to regulate so-called "secondhand dealers."

Local police officials have said the plan would help track stolen items.

When the proposed rules were announced, law enforcement agency representatives said the law would make it tougher for people to quickly sell someone else's property for drug money

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Closing Time For Two Broome Weis Markets Stores

Operations are winding down at two Weis Markets stores in Broome County.

In May, the Pennsylvania-based supermarket chain announced plans to close stores on Main Street on Binghamton's West Side and on Harry L Drive in Johnson City

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire-Damaged Binghamton Building To Be Demolished

The city of Binghamton is moving to hire a contractor to tear down what's left of a building wrecked by an arson fire several weeks ago.

The old All Around Building Supplies site on Brown Street had been vacant for years

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