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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Union Park Celebration To Welcome New Playground

A celebration to mark the completion of the new playground structure at West Endicott Park is to be held Tuesday.

Town of Union officials say a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony have been scheduled for 4 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Raging Chenango River Meets The Calm Susquehanna

There was an unusual spectacle at Binghamton's Confluence Park. Water from the rain-swollen Chenango River dumped into the tranquil Susquehanna River.

Mud and debris from the Chenango mixed with the clear water of the Susquehanna near the park early Friday afternoon

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Chesapeake Energy to Drop Cheap Gas Lease Extensions

Landowners in Broome and Tioga counties who challenged Chesapeake Energy's move to extend gas leases on their properties without re-negotiating the terms may soon be out of those leases.

The landowners' attorneys say Chesapeake has sent a letter indicating it will drop the legal challenge to force the property owners to accept the indefinite extension of leases at the originally negotiated price which is much lower that rates that were negotiated with other landowners at later dates

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Security Guards Empty BAE Systems Site 24/7

Nearly two years after the flood wrecked a Westover building, Broome County security division officers continue to keep an eye on the abandoned property.

The sprawling building at 600 Main Street had been home to BAE Systems

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Towanda Police: Gas Leak Evacuation Reports Are WRONG!

Emergency Service dispatchers in the Towanda, Pennsylvania Police Department this morning say reports that there were mandatory evacuations on Plank Road in Towanda Township and Sugar Creek Road in North Towanda Township are incorrect. 

At 4

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Flood-Damaged Greene Homes to be Elevated

Over a dozen homes in the Village of Greene will be moving up, literally.

$1.3 million is being allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to allow 13 residential properties that were damaged in the 2011 flooding from Tropical Storm Lee to be elevated to prevent future storm damage

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

West Endicott Playground Installation Underway

New playground equipment at the West Endicott Park should be ready for use within a few days.

Construction on the project to upgrade the playground began this week.

The equipment and wood chip material for the project have been delivered to the site on Maple Street

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