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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?!'

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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

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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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

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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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Susquehanna County Gas Compressor Station Fire Investigated

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Sheriff's officials say a fire at a gas compressor site in Brooklyn Township was quickly put out but deputies and fire crews remained on the scene for hours.

The Williams Central Compressor Station on Turnpike Road was reported on fire shortly after 11:00 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton/ Johnson City Sewer Plant Repairs Scheduled

A $60 million renovation project at the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is due to get started in a little less than a year.

Johnson City and City of Binghamton officials met May 13th to discuss construction plans for the jointly owned facility on Vestal Road

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Drivers Urged To Watch Out For Turtles

People who drive in parts of Tioga County are being advised to look out for turtles.

In recent years, residents concerned for the safety of the snapping turtles that cross roadways in Owego have erected signs to warn motorists

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wastewater Violations Charged At Broome Projects

A Rochester-area company and two of its employees have been accused of illegally discharging polluted water from Broome County demolition projects.

United States Attorney Richard Hartunian Thursday announced Crane-Hogan Structural Systems of Spencerport was charged in a felony indictment in connection with work during 2008 and 2009

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fracking Foes Send More Letters To Cuomo

People fighting approval of high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York state are sending more messages to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Walter Hang of Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting says the governor should ensure that a comprehensive public health impact study is conducted before a final decision is made regarding fracking

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