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Camping to Return to Owego’s Hickories Park

The repair work is continuing at the flood-damaged Hickories Park in the town of Owego. Camp sites at the park should be ready for use this spring.

The park's been open for limited use after initial repairs were completed following the 2011 flood

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Binghamton: Home of the Biggest Indoor Environmental Disaster

It happened 32 years ago in downtown Binghamton.

A transformer fire in the basement of the Binghamton State Office Building erupted at about 5:28 a.m. on February 5, 1981.

It resulted in what's been viewed as the nation's most expensive indoor environmental disaster

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Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images [file photo]

Gasland’s Josh Fox Wants to Interview Cuomo

The director of the documentary Gasland wants to discuss fracking with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Josh Fox has been working on a sequel to the 2010 anti-fracking documentary that was shown on HBO.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program today, Fox said he's been writing to the governor every three months or so to request an interview "for the last two years."

Fox said he

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Binghamton University Deer to Be Counted From the Air

An aerial survey is planned to determine the deer population on the Binghamton University campus in the town of Vestal.

University president Harvey Stenger says infrared cameras will be used when a flyover is conducted over the nature preserve and some of the surrounding areas

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

New Anti-Fracking Group Launches in Binghamton

A new network has been organized to push for the rejection of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region.Save the Southern Tier anti-fracking network has sent a letter to New York Governor Andew Cuomo claiming the Democrat has been misinformed about fracking and the level of support the technology has in the Southern Tier

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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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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Category: Environment
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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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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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