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Money Found To Operate Southern Tier Stream Gages

The federal government won't pull the plug on five Southern Tier stream gages that had been targeted to be shut down later this year.

Congressman Richard Hanna says the U.S. Geological Survey has identified long-term funding for the gages, which could have been taken out of service after October 1

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Kopernik Observatory photo
Kopernik Observatory photo

Kopernik Observatory Programs are Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center on Underwood Road in Vestal has a number of programs and sky viewings plans for Spring and Summer break.

Speaking on the April 12 edition of the weekly local public affairs, Public Program Coordinator Roy Williams says among the programs for kids is Girl Power that looks to introduce girls to science, technology, engineering and math in a fun way, including understanding the chemistry behind cosmetics

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Opening Delayed For Owego’s Hickories Park

Construction projects at Hickories Park in the town of Owego were expected to be finished by now. The park was scheduled to open next Monday.

But town officials say the opening has been delayed by at least two weeks

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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