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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

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

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

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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