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Binghamton Leaders Want to Talk Fracking With President Obama

Some Broome County political leaders, who will be attending President Barack Obama's appearance at Binghamton University, have their hot-button topic ready for the President.

Both supporters of natural gas drilling the in the region, like Broome County Executive Debra Preston, and opponents, like Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan, say they want to press their position on hydraulic fracture drilling to President Obama

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Binghamton School District Holding Asbestos Meeting

An informational meeting on the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School asbestos situation will be held Thursday evening.

The Binghamton City School district has scheduled the session for parents and guardians of children who are to attend Coolidge starting September 4

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Obama May Hear About Southern Tier Fracking Fight

Supporters and opponents of fracking are expected to turn out to express their views when President Obama visits Broome County.

The president is planning to hold a town hall-style meeting when he's hosted by Binghamton University on Friday

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Flood Forum to be Held in Binghamton

Binghamton University is hosting a Community Lab event to talk about the changing frequency of serious flooding in the Binghamton area.

The Binghamton Community Lab is hosting a mixer and discussion titled: Floods, Changing Frequency and Living in Binghamton...

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Binghamton School Asbestos Removal Starts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work to remove asbestos from a Binghamton elementary school is underway.

The Binghamton City School Board recently met in a special session to declare an emergency at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, where asbestos had been found in a crawl space in the basement at the end of the last school year.

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Hickories Park Entrance and Sewer Line Work Planned

Hickories Park in the town of Owego will close in less than four weeks so improvement projects can get underway.

Town supervisor Donald Castellucci says work is planned on the park entrance. A temporary entrance has been in use for over a year

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Southern Tier and Central New York Counties Ash Borer Quarantined

A state quarantine on Ash wood products in New York State has just been extended to 22 more counties including several in the Southern Tier and Central New York due to the spreading infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

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Binghamton Calvin Coolidge School Asbestos Emergency

Binghamton City School District officials say disturbed asbestos in a crawl space in the basement of the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School was found before the end of the past school year.

The school board met in emergency session August 13 to talk about how to deal with the cleanup of the material,  which is a carcinogen

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New York Sporting Licenses on Sale Now

Outdoors men and women can go to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation license sales outlets across the state now to buy their 2013-2014 licenses for the next hunting, trapping and fishing seasons

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Sewage Plant Repairs Begin in Vestal

Binghamton area motorists who prefer to avoid Vestal Parkway by opting to take Vestal Road, are seeing much more activity around the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.

Major demolition work is underway on a $90 million repair to the plant, which was heavily damaged in the 2006 flood, had a portion of a wall collapse in May, 2011 prior to being damaged again by the September, 2011 flood

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