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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Susquehanna Gas Facility Explosion and Spill Results in Fine

An explosion at a natural gas drilling storage tank and a wastewater spill earlier this year in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is resulting in a fine for the gas company.

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Cabot Oil and Gas $120,000 dollars for the January 11 incident that was apparently caused by a worker using a cell phone as a flashlight to check the level of fluid in the wastewater tank igniting vapors in the headspace

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome County Agricultural District Applications Being Taken

Broome County landowners can submit proposals through December to include their land in a certified agricultural districts.  Those districts are designed to encourage the continue use of farmland for agricultural production

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Pennsylvania’s Deer Hunting Season Starts

New York State's deer hunting season only has a few days left but Pennsylvania's  season is just getting underway.

The two-week season runs December 1-15 in the Keystone State with an estimated 750,000 thousand hunters expected to take to the woods on opening day

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Repair Work Underway At Endwell Watershed

Crews are expected to complete repairs to a town of Union watershed site in a few days.

Some people who live and work near the Endwell watershed were surprised earlier this month when the site was suddenly emptied

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Cortlandville Man is Accused of Causing Cemetery Flooding

Kathy Whyte/WNBF NewsA Cortland County property owner is being sued by New York State for clearing 120 acres of land.

 

The New York State Attorney General’s Office claims that the action by James Stevens III diverted storm water into Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Cortlandville and a nearby highway.

 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG Plans More Tree Removal/Trimming in Binghamton

New York State Electric and Gas plans to trim more trees in local neighborhoods next spring, but vows they will not take the drastic measures that drew criticism this year from residents on the West Side of Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern New York Zone Big Game Season Starts

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says the Southern Zone, which includes most of the Southern Tier and Central New York, is the most popular region for deer and bear hunters

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Starts Emergency Notification System

The City of Binghamton is offering another way for residents to stay informed.

A community alert system is being launched to provide emails and text messages about emergencies, traffic issues and weather dangers

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Water Suddenly Vanishes From Endwell Watersheds

Endwell residents have been wondering why two watersheds off Taft Avenue now are empty.

A resident of North McKinley Avenue in the town of Union said there was a big rush of clear water in Brixius Creek last Saturday

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Delaware County Seal
Delaware County Seal

Delaware County Ranked 10th Worst Place to Own a Home

The Weather Channel apparently doesn’t have a sunny view of one Southern Tier county.

The channel is ranking Delaware County the 10th worst place in the U.S. to own a home, based on the risk of natural disaster

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