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Environmental Groups Object to Constitution Pipeline Environmental Report

A coalition of environmental groups is formally objecting to a draft environmental impact statement concerning a natural gas delivery pipeline that is proposed to run 124 miles through parts of the Southern Tier and Central New Yorkto transport gas from fields in Pennsylvania to parts of the northeast

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF News

Binghamton’s Flood Walls’ Inspection is Overdue

The City of Binghamton is having a video inspection done on flood wall conduits after discovering that required inspections had not been done in 2012.

The mayor’s office says the City was notified it had until April 30 to get the work done to prevent having floods walls reclassified as unacceptable

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Injuction Against Susquehanna Anti-Fracker is Partially Lifted

A Twin Tiers anti-fracking activist has a little more room to move around in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.

Susquehanna County Judge Kenneth Seaman March 28 partially lifted an injunction that kept Vera Scroggins of Brackney, Pennsylvania from going anywhere near property that was either owned or leased by Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation, including land owned by friends, businesses and medical facilities in Susquehanna County

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Binghamton Demolition Project To Start Next Month

Demolition of several flood-damaged houses in the city of Binghamton is expected to start in a few weeks.

Mayor Richard David says the work should begin in late April.

Binghamton's Board of Contract and Supply today awarded the $213,200 demolition contract to All-Around Excavating of Johnson City

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Westover Building Demolition To Cost $18.5 Million

The United States Air Force has committed $1.2 million for an environmental assessment of the flood-damaged town of Union site that had housed BAE Systems.

Senator Charles Schumer visited the Westover property this morning

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Spray Park Construction Underway

Construction work on a long-discussed spray park facility has started in downtown Binghamton.

Work on the project at Columbus Park began a few days ago.

Pro Con Contracting of Vestal is building what's being called a "splash pad

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Delaware County Employer Touts Benefits of Constitution Pipeline

A proposal to build a gas delivery pipeline through parts of the Southern Tier is getting support from some local industry in spite of concerns about safety that have been raised by citizen action and environmental groups

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Protest at Binghamton Disaster Preparedness Training

The topic may be disaster preparedness, but Binghamton area residents who oppose high volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas make their presence known.

Protestors had planned to rally at the program at the Binghamton University Events Center that is being conducted by state-wide emergency services officials to train local families on techniques to better prepare for disasters like the 2011 flood and know what to do in the immediate aftermath

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lupardo Pursuing Endicott Neighborhood Odor Complaints

A state lawmaker is continuing to investigate a foul odor that's been bothering some people who live on Endicott's North Side.

Residents have been complaining about a strong smell that apparently has been emanating from a wastewater treatment facility operated by i3 Electronics on the Huron Campus

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Federal Money Sought For Owego Stream Gauge

An effort to restore federal funding for a Tioga County stream gauge is underway.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wants money to be allocated for the Owego Creek stream gauge.

Gillbrand says the gauge was built by local officials north of the village of Owego to help alert residents to potential flooding

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