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Pennsylvania Gas Pad Solar Panels Pilfered

Gas pads around Northeastern Pennsylvania sport solar panel arrays, and now those structures are apparently the latest targets of thieves.

State Police say overnight on May 27th the wires leading to panels at a Shell Gas site on Grover Road in Canton were cut and four panels stolen

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Kopernik Observatory & Science Center Hosts Summer Programs

Appearing on the June 8 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Kopernik Observatory and Science Center educator, Roy Williams starts out on the program talking about excitings sights in the sky seen over the past several weeks, including the allignment of three planets into a triangle at the end of May that had the bonus of a very rare sighting of a metor streaking across the twilight sky, seen as bright fireball, at the same time

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG Tree Trimming Angers Binghamton Residents

Some people who live on Binghamton's West Side are upset with tree pruning being done by a contractor hired by New York State Electric and Gas.

Crews working for Nelson Tree Service have been trimming trees along Riverside Drive and nearby streets

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Could a Yogurt Production By-Product Pollute New York Water?

Industry officials and agriculture experts are taking issue with recent reports concerning yogurt production, an industry that has taken off in several farming areas of New York, including Chenango County

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Big Day For and Against Fracking

Opponents of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas put out a rallying cry a day before New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was scheduled to be at an invitation-only event on the Binghamton University Campus to promote his idea of creating tax free zones near SUNY campus for start-up companies

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Crows Researched by Binghamton University Professor

Appearing on the June 1st edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Binghamton University Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Anne Clark answers the question she most frequently is asked: 'Why crows?!'

Dr

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Dan Cassavaugh, TSM
Dan Cassavaugh, TSM

New York Reservoirs Open to Boaters

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says it has opened some Upstate reserviors for some recreational boaters.

Craft that can use the facilities are no-motorized and include kayaks, canoes and sail boats

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Frost and Freeze at the End of May in the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service May 25th has put out a frost advisory in effect from 2:00 a.m.  to 9:00 a.m. May 26 and a freeze watch for late Sunday night through Monday morning.

Officials were expecting Saturday overnight temperatures to range from 32-38 degrees

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Cuomo Administration Promises New York State Park Funding

The Cuomo administration is promising tens of millions of dollars to go toward repairs and infrastructure improvements at dozens of state parks and historic sites in New York State.

Over the weekend, reports in the media indicated around $90 million would be dedicated to fixing potential health and safety problems and make infrastructure upgrades in up to 90 projects

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Millennium Pipeline Extension Through Broome Contemplated

The Millennium Pipeline that carries natural gas from the Marcellus Shale drilling operations to distribution sites throughout the Northeast could be expanding.

Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC has sent letters to municipal officials in Broome County indicating it is considering installing a 60 mile extension from the Town of Union to the Syracuse area

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