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Climate Change Expected to Make Southern Tier Flooding Worse

In the wake of devastating flooding in 2006 and 2011, extreme snow storms and even tornadoes, experts in the Twin Tiers don’t seem to have much encouraging news for the future.

Experts attending a disaster planning summit say, with climate changes, flooding could get even worse in the future

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Landowners Plan Fracking Delay Lawsuit

Environmentalists opposed to hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York say a lawsuit being filed by a group of Southern Tier landowners over the delay in a decision about fracking is a publicity stunt

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Rec Park Improvement Plan Unveiled

Sections of Recreation Park on Binghamton's West Side are to be revitalized in a collaboration involving the city and Binghamton University School of Management students.

Improvements are planned for the park's ball fields next year with additional work in its playground area the following year

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

First Widespread ‘Sticking’ Snow in the Twin Tiers

Twin Tiers residents are waking up to a coating of white on grassy surfaces and vehicles with a snow accumulation overnight of about 1/4-1/2 inch on grassy surfaces and vehicles in-town and a little more possible on the hilltops

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Incentive for Recycling Old Refrigerators is Increased

New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric are offering an increase incentive for residents who want to recycle their old refrigerator.

NYSEG/ RG&E says they will now pay $50 to customers who recycle old, energy-wasting refrigerators and freezers and will accept the primary refrigerator or freezer in the kitchen.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Elementary School To Reopen Next Month

Classes are scheduled to resume next month at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School on Binghamton's East Side.

Binghamton school superintendent Marion Martinez says the Robinson Street building is to reopen for students on December 2

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Chenango County Man is Accused of Deer Poaching

A Town of Plymouth man is accused of trespassing on posted property on Bates Wilson Road, shooting a deer, removing its head and leaving the rest of the body.

New York State Environmental Conservation Police and Chenango County Sheriff’s officials say 34 year old David Button Junior was seen on a trail camera trespassing and possessing a rifle on the posted property

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Geothermal Project Launched At Binghamton Airport

A project using geothermal technology and designed by Binghamton University students is being built at the Greater Binghamton Airport.

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says the pavement in an aircraft parking area where people exit planes will be heated in what she believes may be the first project of its kind at a United States airport

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Chiot's Riot, Flickr

New York State Offers More Deer Permits

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says it received fewer permit applications for deer hunting this year than it expected in several regions.

The DEC is issuing a new round of deer permits, sending about 35,000 deer management licenses to hunters who didn't get them during the first application period

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Solar Plant Proposed for BAE Site in Westover

An environmental group is hoping the sprawling former BAE Systems site in Westover, which was destroyed in the 2011 flood, will be turned into a solar power plant.

The Sierra Club Susquehanna Group is pushing the Town of Union to approve a proposal for a five megawatt solar plant that has been submitted by Gay Canough of EMT Solar works

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