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Owego Businessman Admits Improperly Handling Hazardous Waste

An Owego man is to be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to treating, storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit.

Federal prosecutors say 46 year old Brian Davis is the owner of Large Car LLC, which installs and removes old industrial plating equipment for re-use or recycling

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York State Final Fracking Review Released

A final review by New York State environmental regulators says fracking has the potential to be just too dangerous to be allowed in the state.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the next step following the May 13 release of its Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement is the issuing, in 10 days, its legally binding findings statement that officially would put the ban on fracking in place

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Magic City Ice Co. Demolition Begins

Demolition is underway on a building that has long been considered an eyesore right at the northern gateway to the City of Binghamton.

The Magic City Ice Company, formerly Cutler Ice on Front Street is being razed

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Housing Rehabilitation Work Underway

Nearly a dozen dilapidated houses in Binghamton's First Ward are being renovated as part of a project financed through federal and state funds.

The structures being gutted and repaired are on Front Street, Meadow Street and Spring Forest Avenue

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

A New Boscov Takes Charge of Department Store Chain

The Associated Press is reporting a third generation of the Boscov family is taking over as CEO of the 43-store retail chain.

The Reading, Pennsylvania-based company said May 8 that Jim Boscov is taking over as CEO

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Binghamton Restaurant Week Is Best Yet

Officials connected with Binghamton's 11th  Restaurant Week report that it was the most successful one to date. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Demolition of Old Binghamton Ice House to Begin

Workers are expected to start preparations ahead of a project to tear down a long abandoned Binghamton building that provided ice to the region for decades.

Mayor Richard David had announced the Magic City Ice Company building on Front Street would be demolished last month

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Mayor Hopes to Salvage Washington Street Project

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says he wants a controversial downtown project to move forward.

Last fall, David announced plans to redevelop a section of the Washington Street mall north of Court Street

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Image provided by the NYS Fair

Big Changes for NYS Fairgrounds Planned

Acting New York State Fair Director, Troy Waffner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney are proposing revamping the over century old fairgrounds outside of Syracuse.

The plans call for eliminating the grandstand and the mile-long dirt racetrack, opening up about 70 acres

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Major Progress Made on Prospect Mountain Project

New York State Department of Transportation officials report progress has been made in Phase 1 of the Prospect Mountain Project on Interstate 81/ Route 17 involving travel into and through Binghamton and surrounding areas. 

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