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Flash Flooding Possible in Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service in Binghamton is warning residents to be aware of the possibility of flash flooding for possibly several days with thunderstorms predicted into early next week.

NOAA had issued a flash flood watch starting at 2 p

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Broome IDA Sets Hearing For Vestal Nursing Home

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency plans to hold a public hearing next week in connection with a Vestal nursing home project.

The companies that are working to build a facility on Sheedy Road, just west of Route 26, are seeking a tax break from the agency

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New Flood Recovery Money Possible

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says as much as $500 million could go to communities struggling to recover from recent flooding and to prepare for possible future events.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is expected to be available state-wide, but especially targeted to areas that were heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Lee, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy

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Don’t Release That Bat!

With summer quickly approaching, the number of bat and human encounters is sure to rise.  The Broome County Health Department is asking everyone to adhere to the following when it comes to bat exposure and rabies:

  • Potential exposure of the rabies virus by way of bats can be limited by vaccinating your animals as well as maintaining the exterior of your home.
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Spilled Milk Hazard in Chenango County

There is no word on if any water sources were contaminated after a milk tanker rolled over and spilled part of its cargo in South New Berlin June 7.

Chenango County Emergency Services officials say the tanker rolled over on State Highway 23 shortly after 10 p

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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 photo

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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