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Town Of Owego Brush Will Be Collected Soon

Town of Owego residents soon will be able to get rid of the branches that have accumulated over the last several months.

Town highway superintendent Mark Clark says crews will pick up branches on Mondays and Tuesdays starting April 15

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Welcomes “Real” Spring Weather

More than two months after Punxsutawney Phil erroneously predicted an early spring, people across the Twin Tiers are enjoying some mild temperatures as the week wraps up.

Temperatures rose into the 50s this afternoon and warmer days are predicted by local forecasters

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton To Cash In On Recycling

The city of Binghamton is selling the recyclable materials it collects from residents and businesses.

City officials say about 4,000 tons of recyclables are picked up over the course of the year

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High Fire Danger in the Twin Tiers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is warning of a high danger for the spread of fires in the region due to low humidity and high winds.

NOAA issued a Red Flag Warning for all of  Northeast Pennsylvania from 10 a

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Category: Environment, Local News
Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

New York Fish Try To Fool Fishermen

Trout and salmon fishing season opens in New York State on April Fool's Day.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish have been released to stock the state's waterways

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Category: Environment, Sports
Bob Joseph WNBF photo
Bob Joseph WNBF photo

Binghamton Tree Pruning Underway

City officials are advising Binghamton residents that crews are pruning trees in an effort to minimize power outages.

According to information released by City Hall, Nelson Tree Service will be doing the work for NYSEG

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo Prepares for the 2013 Season

Speaking on the March 30th edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Director Emeritus of the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, Steve Contento said staff at the Morgan Road facility have been very busy over the winter preparing the grounds for the spring opening on weekends through Earth Day, when the zoo will be open daily

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Category: Environment, Lifestyle
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr

Binghamton Forum: “Solar Energy Fast Forward” Sunday

Story by Kathy Whyte

The topic of discussion is solar energy at a weekend forum in Binghamton. The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation is hosting the forum "Solar Energy Fast Forward" on Sunday. The eve

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facebook photo courtesy Ross Park Zoo
facebook photo courtesy Ross Park Zoo

Snowy Owls Land at Binghamton Zoo

There's a different sort of snow that is actually being welcomed in Binghamton this winter!Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton has been loaned a pair of Snowy Owls by the Columbus Zoo.

The birds, Blizzard and Storm, were hatched in Hanover and Dierenpark Zoos in Germany and were sent to the U

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Susquehanna River Basin Flood Gauges Safe for Now

As National Flood Safety Awareness Week is underway, word is coming from Washington that funding has been found to keep the flood early warning gauges in the Susquehanna River Basin operating.Due to a lack of funding, the gauges were to have been shut off March first, but that deadline had been extended to June first

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Category: Environment, Local News

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