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Town of Chenango Narrowly Rejects Drilling Moratorium

The Town of Chenango is not banning oil and gas drilling within its borders, at least for now.

A 3-2 vote January 2nd sank a proposal that would have imposed a one-year moratorium on drilling.

Officials said they doubted New York State would approve drilling this year anyway, so a moratorium would be pointless

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton’s Three Days of Christmas Tree Pick-up

Residents of the city of Binghamton have a few weeks to place Christmas trees at the curb for collection by the Department of Public Works.

According to the mayor's office, tree will be picked up on all but one Monday during January

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Snowfall Deficit May Change

The decorations are in place in downtown Binghamton. The only thing that seems to be missing is snow.

The region usually receives more than a foot of snow during the fall. But this year is different

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Assembly Hearing Set on Proposed Fracking Rules

Another public hearing on planned regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing is in the works.

Three members of the state Assembly have announced the session will be held in Albany on January 10

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Fracking Truck Law Vetoed

A road use fee measure approved by lawmakers in anticipation of heavy truck traffic associated with future fracking activity is being vetoed by Broome County Executive Debra Preston.

The proposal raised concerns among some residents and local business operators

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Deer Crashes Through Willow Point Window

A well-timed lunch break may have prevented employees of the Willow Point Nursing Home from being injured when a deer jumped through a large picture window into the payroll department.  The incident happened around 1 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Forks Receives First Propane School Buses

Two new buses purchased by the Chenango Forks Central School District won't be fueled by diesel. Instead, they'll run on propane.

The liquid propane-fueled buses were delivered to the school district a few days ago

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ryan: I Was Invited to Binghamton Pro-Fracking Event

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says a website's report claiming he showed up uninvited to a forum about natural gas development is wrong.

A blog posted on the Energy In Depth site reported "Ryan thought it was his right to be there and so he decided to crash it

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New York State Seal

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Wants Frack Panel to Meet

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is requesting that Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martenz convene a meeting of the High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

FEMA May Fund Buyout of 176 Town Of Union Properties

The town of Union's property buyout plan has received a boost from the federal government.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency this afternoon notified the town that it intends to fund a proposed buyout of 176 properties

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