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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Franking Demonstrations Coincide with State Budget Message

Opponents to high-volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York State are applauding the decision by state officials to keep a ban on fracking in place indefinitely.

While the anti-frackers have been gathering at the annual state of the state address and other appearances by the governor for years to push for the ban, January 21 they traveled to Albany to hold a rally to thank the governor for the decision to prohibit the controversial drilling process

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Reynolds Road Rehabilitation Discussed in Johnson City

Area residents get to review and comment on plans for the proposed rehabilitation of Reynolds Road in Johnson City between Harry L. Drive and Overbrook Road.

The Village, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Division, is working on designs for pavement and other improvements along a half mile stretch of road

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New Yorkers Urged to Use Caution While Ice Fishing

People planning to do some fishing in New York during the winter are being reminded to be careful when heading out on the ice.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation warns anglers that ice thickness can vary on every body of water

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Planned Pipeline Draws Public Comment in Binghamton

Dozens of people spoke at a Binghamton public hearing on a proposed gas pipeline that would run through Broome County.

A portion of the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline would be built in the town of Sanford

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 31, 2013]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 31, 2013]

More Cleanup Money For Contaminated Endicott Site

Additional state funding has been announced to help clean up a polluted property in western Broome County.

The Department of Environmental Conservation will provide about $59,000 for planned work at the parcel at 312 Maple Street

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Pipeline Hearing in Binghamton

Regional residents have a chance to weigh in on the proposed construction of a natural gas transmission line through part of Broome County January 12.

The New York State Department of Conservation is holding the fist public hearing on the Constitution Pipeline permit requests at 6 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Power Plant Is In Operation

The steam that's rising from a 199-foot-tall stack in Binghamton's First Ward is a visible indication that a 47-megawatt electricity generating plant is back in business.

California-based Wellhead Electric Company decided to repower the Charles Street facility, which was retired by its previous owner in February 2012

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Landowners Say the Fracking Fight Isn’t Over

A group of property owners with a stake in natural gas exploration in New York State say they are not ruling out launching a lawsuit against state officials for banning hydraulic fracturing in the state indefinitely

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Town of Union Flooded Trailers Must be Removed

Several trailers in Endicott that were heavily damaged by the 2011 flood and have been sitting vacant will be torn down in a matter of days whether the owners take responsibility or not.

Town of Union officials have posted signs on the properties off Laurelton Drive saying the trailers must be removed from the site by January 12 or they will be demolished by the town and the bill sent to the owners

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Broome County to Recycle Christmas Trees

The Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services is starting to accept Christmas trees for recycling.

Trees can be dropped off, free of decorations and tinsel, at Grippen Park through January 10

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