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Hawkins To Tour Pennsylvania Fracking Sites

The Green Party candidate for New York governor plans to visit fracking sites in Pennsylvania.

Howie Hawkins intends to tour parts of Susquehanna County on Thursday to see areas where high-volume hydraulic fracturing is being used to obtain natural gas

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Groups Claim Cuomo’s Office Edited Federal Fracking Study

Capital New York is publicizing a recent federal study into the effects of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the Southern Tier that has anti-fracking factions up in arms.

A review of the study has Citizen Action claiming the Cuomo administration manipulated and edited the findings to remove some references to health and environmental risks associated with methane gas and the transmission of gas through the region via pipeline.

The

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Town of Union’s Big Plans for Rebuilding Up For Review

The Town of Union has big plans for the flooded-out BAE Systems facility on Main Street in Westover.

Officials have released a 167 page document that outlines the possible redevelopment of the U-S Air Force-owned property that was abandoned by BAE when flood waters in September, 2011 damaged the sprawling 27 acre complex beyond repair.

The Town’s

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Susquehanna Coalition Receives Federal Grant

The federal government will provide $300,000 for a program designed to reduce agricultural runoff reaching the Susquehanna River.

A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has been approved for the Upper Susquehanna Coalition

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Twin Tiers Leaf Peepers Expecting Brilliant Displays

Near-peak colors are expected on trees in some parts of New York state over the next few days.

For people who enjoy the autumn tradition of leaf peeping, the best places to explore this week will be

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

PennDOT to Look For Natural Gas Fueling Stations

Pennsylvania is looking for a private partner to develop compressed natural gas fueling stations at transit agencies around the Keystone State that would also be available to the public.

PennDOT officials say the move follows the Pennsylvania Public Private Partnership Board’s approval of the development of the fueling stations

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Johnson City Holding Tire Collection Event

A free tire drop-off event has been scheduled for Johnson City residents.

Village officials say old tires will be collected at the Department of Public Works Garage Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. The drop-off site is at 124 Brown Street

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ross Park Zoo Loses Accreditation

Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo is again in the position of operating without accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The zoo on the South Side on Morgan Road has been working on a continuing improvement plan, but the AZA, during a visit in July, apparently didn’t believe the re-zoo-venation efforts were enough to maintain accreditation

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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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