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Johnson City Board Rejects New Cell Tower

There will not be a new cell phone tower sprouting up on Deyo Hill Road in Johnson City just yet.  The Village Board has rejected a proposal from AT&T to renew a land-use agreement that was to lead to construction of the new tower to address service gaps.

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Global Warming or Just a Nice Break?

Some areas of the SouthernTier and Central New York are reporting new record high temperatures but brace for a return to more seasonable cold.

Binghamton on Tuesday tied the record high of 64 set in 1982 while Syracuse blasted past its old record of 63, also set in 1982, by reaching 70 degrees

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Planning the Next Binghamton Gateway Project

Binghamton residents will have an opportunity to learn about the proposed Front Street Gateway Project in a public meeting this week.

City officials say the session will be held Thursday evening at the Broome County Health Department offices at 225 Front Street

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NY Petroleum Council Official Awaits Gas Drilling Regs

The executive director of the New York State Petroleum Council is expressing optimism that regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development will be finalized in the year ahead

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Photo: Sean Holbert
Photo: Sean Holbert

Will The Southern Tier See Snow This Winter?

It's been almost 20 months since the Binghamton area has experienced a true accumulating snowfall.  The winter of 2011-2012 was very mild and the Southern Tier did not experience one major snowstorm

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Fracking Foes Call on Cuomo to Restart Environmental Review

Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing have sent a message to Governor Cuomo urging him to stop the shale gas rulemaking process involving New York State's environmental regulatory agency.

The group also called on Cuomo to restart the environmental review proceeding to require public involvement in the state Department of Health impact analysis of potential fracking

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Binghamton Plans More Tests on Susquehanna River Water

No chemical contamination related to fracking activity in Pennsylvania has been detected in the river that's used as a source for the city of Binghamton's drinking water.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says test results conducted on samples from the Susquehanna River revealed no pollution problems that could be linked to gas drilling outside New York state

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Pavilion Being Built At Binghamton Neighborhood Park

A small neighborhood park on Murray Street in Binghamton is the site of an improvement project this week.

Volunteers are constructing a pavilion at the Sunflower Park, which is located near the north end of Murray Street, between Dickinson and Meadow streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton City Trash Schedule Changed

Binghamton city hall has advised residents that some adjustments have been made in the waste collection schedule.

Trash pickup this week will occur on the usual days but changes will be in effect next week because of Thanksgiving

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Town of Owego to Collect Bagged Leaves

If you live in the town of Owego and want the highway department to pick up your leaves, you'd better put them in paper bags.

The town is advising residents crews will collect leaves over the next couple of weeks

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