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Lyme Disease Conference Coming to Binghamton University

Kathy Whyte/WNBF NewsBinghamton University is hosting a Lyme Disease Conference May 9.

The tick-borne disease can cause debilitating illness or even death.

While there have been few human cases reported locally recently, several instances of pets, primarily dogs, being infected in the area have been documented over the past year

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Broome Firefighters Aid in Ulster/Sullivan County Wildfire Battle

Firefighters from Broome County are among those who have been sent to help crews battle wildfires in Sullivan and Ulster Counties.

The blazes have torn through state lands since May 3 but no homes have been destroyed

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Study Shows Gas Drilling Contamination in Bradford County

A new study out of Penn State University says at least three wells in Bradford County, Pennsylvania have been contaminated with toxic fluids as a result of drilling and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale play

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High Fire Danger in the Twin Tiers

While investigators are looking into the cause of a huge brush fire that charred seven acres in the Town of Windsor over the weekend, the National Weather Service is issuing a Red Flag Warning for fire danger from 1 p

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Hydrant Flushing Planned for Port Dickinson

Residents in the Village of Port Dickinson may experience some discolored water May 2.

The water department will be flushing the fire hydrants starting at 9 p.m. May 1.

The action could result in cloudy or discolored water

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Cortland Marietta Plant Cited for Safety Violations

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Department of Labor says a Central New York hotel soap and shampoo manufacturer is facing federal fines after allegedly exposing employees to chemical and fire hazards.

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Susquehanna County Fracking Foe Faces Jail Time

A Brackney woman expects she'll be sent to jail as she continues to demonstrate her opposition to fracking for natural gas in Pennsylvania.

Vera Scroggins has been fined $1,000 after a Susquehanna County judge concluded she violated an injunction by getting too close to a Cabot Oil and Gas fracking site

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Town of Union Watershed Drained

A reservoir in Western Broome County is dry as work is done on the watershed.

Broome County officials say the Patterson Brixius Grey Watershed Site Two on Taft Avenue in the Town of Union has been temporarily drained so crews can replace the pond drain gate and gate frame

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Several Owego Houses May Be Elevated This Year

Workers with a Chenango County company have been busy making some important changes to a house in the village of Owego.

The crew from L.D. Dexheimer and Son of Guilford is elevating a family's home on East Front Street above the flood plain

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Developer Demolishes Twelve Vestal Houses

A dozen houses in a town of Vestal historic district have been torn down, despite efforts by preservationists to keep them standing.

The structures along the Vestal Parkway sat in the Rivercrest Historic District

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