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Remnants of a Cortlandville Meth Lab Found in a Trailer

Cortland County Sheriff’s officials are looking for suspects after an abandoned methamphetamine laboratory was uncovered by workers at a Cortlandville trailer park while cleaning out a vacant mobile home

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Air Force To Pay For Westover Demolition Project

A contract for the demolition of a flood-wrecked Air Force plant in the town of Union could be awarded in the next two weeks.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says work on tearing down the facility at 600 Main Street in Westover could start shortly after the contract has been awarded

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Contractors Admit to Polluting the Susquehanna River

Contractors, who worked on repairs to the Binghamton Governmental Center parking garage and the Wilson Hospital parking garage in Johnson City, are accused of using high-volume blasts of water to demolish concrete then dumping the toxic sludge directly into the Susquehanna River in 2008 and 2009

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome’s Flood Mitigation Plan to be Discussed

Broome County is holding a public meeting to discuss the flood mitigation plan being developed by the county Planning Department.

The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. September 17 at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Front Street in the Town of Dickinson

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Broome Riverbank Cleanup Planned

Organizers of an annual riverbank cleanup initiative our recruiting Broome County groups and individuals to participate in next month's project.

The Environmental Management Council will provide groups with supplies and make arrangements to have trash collected from cleanup sites

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Town of Union Casino Hearing is Postponed

A public hearing to take comments about plans for a casino/resort at Traditions at the Glen in the Town of Union has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. September 17th.

Town Councilman Thomas Augostini was not at the September 4 meeting due to a family emergency, so the board was unable to make a determination of the project under the environmental review

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Former Binghamton Mayor and Pro-Fracker Involved in a Reported Bar Confrontation

A staunch supporter of natural gas drilling in New York State says he was shoved over three bar stools by anti-fracking supporter and former Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan.

Victor Furman says he filed a police report following the August 20th incident at Davy’s Last Chance Saloon on Route 12 in Chenango Forks in which he and Ryan engaged in another heated exchange about fracking

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Kopernik Observatory photo

Kopernik’s 40th Anniversity is Highlighted on Southern Tier Close Up

The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center in Vestal is about to celebrate 40 years of star-gazing and education.

Speaking on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, on August 30, Kopernik Executive Director Drew Deskur talks about how the observatory on Underwood Road got its start and how it has expanded over the past several decades

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

A Richford Dam is Undergoing Repair

Tioga County Emergency Management officials say the first phase of reducing water levels at the Emerald Lake Dam.  The New York State Department of Conservation and other engineers have proposed a three phase plan to address the structural deficiencies of the dam in the Town of Richford

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Senator Schumer Wants New Diesel Buses for Broome

Senator Charles Schumer says he wants to get $4 million for Broome County to buy ten new diesel BC Transit buses.

Schumer says diesel buses are cleaner, cutting down on pollution and would replace many buses in the county fleet that have been deemed to be past their useful lifespan

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