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Broome Gets Rebate for Energy-Efficient Garage Lights

Broome County is getting money back from New York State Electric and Gas.

Director of the Office of Energy Development, Margaret Sarinzi says the $130,000 rebate check comes from the newly completed installation of LED light fixtures in the basement of the Broome County Office Building

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Twin Tiers Car/Deer Crashes on the Rise

Broome County Sheriff’s officials are warning people to be aware of  increased incidents of collisions involving vehicles and deer at this time of year following a serious crash on Interstate 88 in the Town of Fenton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Court Hearing For Susquehanna County Fracking Foe

Several motions are to be discussed in a Susquehanna County Court hearing involving fracking oppponent Vera Scroggins.

The Brackney woman has been barred from active Cabot Oil and Gas well sites and access roads under a court injunction

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N.Y.S. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Proposes Bills Go Digital

A measure that would eliminate a huge paper trail in Albany is being pushed by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell.

The Democrat is asking voters to approve Proposition 2 that would have bills in the state legislature filed digitally instead of printed on paper

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 9, 2014]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 9, 2014]

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

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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