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The New York DEC Looks to Reduce Deer Numbers in the Beaver Meadow State Forest

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has Deer Management Assistance Permits for the Beaver Meadow State Forest in Chenango County.  Hunters must apply in person.  The licenses are available between 7am and 3 p-m at the D-E-C office on State Highway 80 in Sherburne

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New York State Parks Ordered to Stop Ban on Smoking

New York State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia says rules put into place in February banning smoking in specific areas of New York State Parks is not supported by state legislative policy.

The judge is ordering the Parks officials to stop enforcing their ban on outdoor smoking

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Photo by KathyWhyte

Vestal Green-Lights Rail Trail Extension

The Town of Vestal is moving forward with the expansion of a popular walking trail with the acceptance of a bid for the completion of the second phase of the Rail Trail project.

Procon Contracting of Vestal submitted a successful low bid of 343-thousand dollar to extend the current trail by over one-and-a half miles

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Asbestos Removal Closed Classroom At Binghamton School

A classroom at another Binghamton City School District elementary building was closed after a small amount of asbestos was detected in a ventilator unit.

Karry Mullins, the district's assistant superintendent for administration, says a pre-K classroom at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, was closed after two samples revealed "small amounts" of asbestos fibers inside a univent

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

I81 Pipeline Meeting Held in Homer

A group opposed to a gas transmission pipeline being developed along the Interstate 81 Corridor through Broome, Cortland and Onondaga counties is also offering advice for property owners who may actually want to enter into an agreement with the Millennium Pipeline Company for allowing the pipe to traverse their land

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New York Department of Environmental Conservation photo

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Invades the Southern Tier

They're here!  The spread of the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle has reached the Southern Tier and Central New York.

Environmentalists say the bugs that have been destroying Ash trees in the Northeast were found in Unadilla and Syracuse last month

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Pro-Gas Group Blasts New York Moratorium

An energy industry organization has launched an effort to call more attention to New York State's effective moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

The Independent Oil and Gas Association is publicizing information it says will show what the state has lost as development of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale has been on hold for the past five years

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Work Continues On Binghamton School Projects

The Binghamton City School District's MacArthur Elementary School, which was destroyed in the 2011 flood, will be torn down starting September 30.

The school board has accepted a $447,000 bid from Gorick Construction for the demolition of the building on Vestal Avenue on Binghamton's South Side

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New York DEC Investigates Deer Wasting Disease

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is tracking the spread of a disease that has been killing deer in the state since at least 2007.

The DEC is asking people who see sick or dead deer to notify them so it can be determined if the deer are suffering from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, otherwise known as E

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It’s Still Summer In The Twin Tiers

Record high temperatures were recorded across New York and Pennsylvania with less than two weeks remaining in summer.

A thirty-year-old record at the National Weather Service office at Greater Binghamton Airport in the town of Maine was broken Wednesday afternoon

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