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Kopernik’s 40th Anniversity is Highlighted on Southern Tier Close Up

The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center in Vestal is about to celebrate 40 years of star-gazing and education.

Speaking on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, on August 30, Kopernik Executive Director Drew Deskur talks about how the observatory on Underwood Road got its start and how it has expanded over the past several decades

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

A Richford Dam is Undergoing Repair

Tioga County Emergency Management officials say the first phase of reducing water levels at the Emerald Lake Dam.  The New York State Department of Conservation and other engineers have proposed a three phase plan to address the structural deficiencies of the dam in the Town of Richford

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Senator Schumer Wants New Diesel Buses for Broome

Senator Charles Schumer says he wants to get $4 million for Broome County to buy ten new diesel BC Transit buses.

Schumer says diesel buses are cleaner, cutting down on pollution and would replace many buses in the county fleet that have been deemed to be past their useful lifespan

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Federal Money to Help Pay for Broome County Dam Repairs

Close to $3 million is headed to the Southern Tier to help rehabilitate and assess the safety of five dams in the region.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York says the $2.9 million from the U

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Landowners Challenge Gas Lawsuit Defeat

Opponents of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region are calling the latest legal action by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York another expensive, unnecessary distraction and a political stunt

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Water to be Shut Off on Part of Front St., Binghamton

City of Binghamton officials are advising residents and businesses on Front Street between Gaines Street and Winding Way to prepare for a planned interruption in water service July 31.

No water will be available from 7 a

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Reports on Pa. Gas Industry are Critical of Regulators

A new report surfacing in Pennsylvania claims environmental regulators have fallen short in keeping track of the natural gas industry and its impact on water safety and public health.

The records, that were released yesterday, are based on a Department of Environmental Protection spreadsheet and say the DEP lacks a clear policy on the frequency of inspection of wells and shows gas and oil extraction has damaged water supplies in the Keystone State 200 times since 2007

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Endicott Johnson Factory Cleanup

The Town of Union is taking control of securing a former Endicott Johnson shoe factory on Page Avenue after the owner allegedly ignored orders to maintain the property or demolish it.

Town Supervisor Rose Sotak says the town has secured part of the fencing around the building and has mowed a portion of the site

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Applications Accepted for Binghamton Tree Program

The City of Binghamton is accepting applications for the 2014 Street Tree Planting Program.

The City has 75 trees available for planting within the utility strip or tree lawn in front of residential properties under the free program

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Chenango Gets a Multi-Million Dollar Flood Grant

The Town of Chenango is looking for suggestions on how to use three million dollars through the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to limit future flood damage.

The first meeting to talk about the grant program was held in the Town July 16

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