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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

All About Earth Fest, Binghamton on Southern Tier Close Up

Chris Burger and Melissa Grippen of Earth Day Southern Tier, appearing on the April 18 edition of the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up talk about the 25th year for the local celebration of Mother Earth as plans are finalized for the April 25th celebration at SUNY Broome

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton/Johnson City Sewer Flood Wall Funding Okayed

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coming through with money to help build a flood wall to protect the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant, which was heavily damaged by floods in 2006 and 2011

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Minor Flooding Expected in the Twin Tiers

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Susquehanna River At Conklin, the Susquehanna River At Vestal, the Tioughnioga River at Cortland, the West Branch of the Delaware River at Walton and the Chenango River At Sherburne through the weekend.

Broome County Emergency Se

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Public Meeting on IBM-Endicott Contamination

An environmental group is planning to discuss what might be done to continue the cleanup at a polluted Endicott manufacturing site once owned by IBM.

The Western Broome Environmental Stakeholders Coalition will hold a public meeting at the First United Methodist Church at 53 McKinley Avenue

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Tom Picciano/WNBF News

Minor River Flooding Expected in Broome County

The National Weather Service is advising Binghamton-area residents that some minor flooding may occur in the next few days.

Forecasters say that rainfall, combined with the elevated river levels, will cause rivers and streams to continue rising

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton & Johnson City Want Refund of Unspent Sewer Funds

For now, it doesn’t look like residents will be getting any refunds on their sewage fees in spite of word that the City of Binghamton and Village of Johnson City have asked for a direct payback of $4 million unspent capital fund money at the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Manure Truck Spills Load in Lisle

The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Spill team are investigating the crash of a tanker truck on Caldwell Hill Road in Lisle that dumped 4,000 gallons of liquid manure

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Trail Improvements Planned at Otsiningo Park

Work on a $500,000 trail upgrade at Broome County's Otsiningo Park in the town of Dickinson is scheduled to start in about four months.

A walking path that starts at the park's Bevier Street entrance and runs along the Chenango River is to be widened from eight feet to twelve feet

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

No Major Flooding is Expected in the Twin Tiers

Officials are keeping an eye on  waterways in the Twin Tiers after recent rain, snow and melting ice caused river levels to rise.

The main stem rivers are generally just below flood stage with the water levels expected to continue to drop with no significant additional precipitation in the forecast for several days

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Close Up is Under the Weather

National Weather Service, Binghamton Warning Coordination Meteorologist, David Nicosia talks about the changes to forecasting in the Twin Tiers over the years on the April 4 edition of the weekly, local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up

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