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Waterman Center to Celebrate That Graminivorous Rodent

There's no need to pack the kids in the car and travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to enjoy Groundhog Day.

The Waterman Conservation Education Center in Apalachin will be holding a special event of its own on Saturday

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Broome, Tioga Residents Receive Anti-Fracking Mailer

People who live in Broome, Tioga and three other counties being considered for high-volume hydraulic fracturing have received a brochure from a group fighting fracking in New York.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jill Wiener of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy said more than 190,000 brochures were sent to residents of the region.

The mailing

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton/ Johnson City Sewer Plant Gets 2006 Flood Damage Funds

The Binghamton/ Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is finally getting federal funding officials applied for following heavy flood damage in 2006.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allocating $4

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

City of Binghamton Secures Energy Efficiency Grant

The City of Binghamton has announced that it has secured $100,000 to continue helping residents make their homes more energy efficient.

Thanks to a $50,000 local award  from the Stewart W. and Willma C

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Twin Tiers Cold Snap Brings Water Woes

Water department crews across the Twin Tiers have been kept busy dealing with some water line problems caused by the extreme cold.

A water main break in the town of Chenango Tuesday resulted in an early dismissal for thousands of students in the Chenango Forks School District

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Vestal Nursing Center Public Hearing Scheduled

A public hearing is to be held Wednesday on a zoning change needed for construction of a skilled nursing facility in the town of Vestal.

The Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center had been located on Vestal Road until the facility sustained extensive damage in the September 2011 flood

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Fracking Foe Calls On Health Experts to Push For Public Input

A prominent opponent of fracking in New York has called on the state health commissioner and a panel of health experts to allow the public to review a "health impact analysis" being prepared before the state acts on shale gas drilling rules

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NYSEG Crews Looking for Stray Voltage Conditions

New York State Electric and Gas has announced the utility is starting another round of stray voltage testing.

NYSEG - and sister utility Rochester Gas and Electric - plan to conduct the tests throughout the year

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Bob Joseph WNBF

Broome County Considers Office of Energy Development

The Broome County Legislature is poised to review proposals for the set-up of an office of energy development.

Two resolutions are to be presented to lawmakers this month that could set up the office as a division of the County Executive's office

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Mayor Ryan Among Demonstrators At ‘Promised Land’ Movie

Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan and other demonstrators gathered outside the Regal Movie Theaters on Friday night following the opening of the movie about hydrofracking called "Promised Land."

The demonstrators say the film helps to point out the hazards associated with high volume horizontal drilling for natural has in the Marcellus Shale

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