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New York Grant Goes to National Pipe & Plastics

One of the nation's largest manufacturers of plastic pipe is getting help from New York State to move from Vestal to West Endicott.

The controversial move by National Pipe and Plastics from Vestal Road to a larger facility under construction on Mills Avenue is going to get a $400,000 grant from Empire State Development

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Kathy Whyte WNBF News photo

National Study Says Fracking Doesn’t Contaminate Water

 

The U.S. Department of Energy has completed a study into the impact of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in Western Pennsylvania on nearby drinking water aquifers.

The study shows no evidence that chemicals from fracking migrated into the water source.  R

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Photo: Getty Images

No Flood Aid for New York Homeowners

Central New York and Mohawk Valley property owners who suffered damage from flash flooding from June 28th through July 4 are being left high and dry by the federal government.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying individual assistance requests saying New York State failed to meet the criteria for aid

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President Obama Declares 12 New York Counties Disaster Areas

A dozen New York State counties affected by flash flooding over the past several weeks are in line to get help from the federal government.

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for twelve counties struggling to recover from damage resulting from heavy rain and flooding that started June 28 and seemed to be a daily occurrence through July 4

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

West Endicott Playground Upgrade Coming Soon

New playground equipment is about to be installed at the West Endicott Park.

The Town of Union park is on Maple Street between North Page and Mills avenues.

Town planning director Paul Nelson says the playground equipment has been delivered

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Input Sought for Possible N.Y. Fishing Regulation Changes

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is taking suggestions from anglers about some proposed changes to freshwater fishing rules, eliminating some that just didn't work and possibly expanding seasons and limits on other regulations

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Town of Union Flood Frustration

Residents and elected officials in the Town of Union say they are frustrated by how long it's been taking to recover from the unprecedented flooding of 2011.

Public forums on the town's ReUNION Project 2020 are being held to discuss long-term plans for housing, parks and recreation facilities and other recovery issues

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lots of Rain But Little Damage in Latest Southern Tier Storm

The National Weather Service in Binghamton says the 1.71 inches of rain recorded last evening sets a record for rainfall on July 7 by .09 of an inch.

While numerous flash flood warnings were issued, area emergency services officials say there were few problems

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Train Derailment Blamed on Rain

The recent rainy weather in the Southern Tier is being blamed for contributing to the derailment of a New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Train near Whitney Point.

Six cars carrying construction and demolition debris skipped the tracks at around 6:15 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton To Hold Meeting On Tree Cutting

The city of Binghamton has scheduled a meeting to discuss the need for tree maintenance around utility lines.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says the session will be held at the Binghamton High School cafeteria starting at 6 p

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