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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Pipeline Developer Threatens Land Grab

The company recently cleared to construct a major natural gas transmission pipeline through the Twin Tiers, is threatening to seize land for the development from reluctant landowners.

The Albany Times Union newspaper has obtained a letter sent to landowners in the path of the Constitution Pipeline, stating that they have until December 10 to accept offered prices for their property or have their land taken through eminent domain at possibly lower prices.

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Apalachin Preserve Nestled In Middle Of Highway

A nature preserve in Tioga County is hidden in plain site. The Apalachin Marsh is situated between the eastbound and westbound lanes of future Interstate 86, just a few miles east of Owego.

The marsh is maintained and managed by the Waterman Conservation Education Center under an agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation

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Kathy Whyte/ DEC website
Kathy Whyte/ DEC website

Hillcrest Contamination Comments Accepted

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting comments from the public on plans to clean up chemical contamination at the TCMF Hillcrest facility on Nowlan Road.  The comments will be accepted through January 19

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Treatment System Tested At Vestal Sewage Plant

A new treatment system is being evaluated at the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Facilities.

The Vestal plant treats more than five-billion gallons of sewage generated by Broome County residents and businesses annually

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Gas Pipeline is Approved

A new natural gas pipeline will be traveling through parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York, delivering gas from the Marcellus Shale drilling operations to markets in New England

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

City Reassures Binghamton West Side Tree Lovers

Residents of Binghamton's West Side who spotted a city crew removing a tree at a Riverside Drive intersection are being advised that no other trees are about to be taken down.

A City Hall spokesman says parks department workers were doing "routine tree removal" this week

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Susquehanna Gas Facility Explosion and Spill Results in Fine

An explosion at a natural gas drilling storage tank and a wastewater spill earlier this year in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is resulting in a fine for the gas company.

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Cabot Oil and Gas $120,000 dollars for the January 11 incident that was apparently caused by a worker using a cell phone as a flashlight to check the level of fluid in the wastewater tank igniting vapors in the headspace

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome County Agricultural District Applications Being Taken

Broome County landowners can submit proposals through December to include their land in a certified agricultural districts.  Those districts are designed to encourage the continue use of farmland for agricultural production

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Pennsylvania’s Deer Hunting Season Starts

New York State's deer hunting season only has a few days left but Pennsylvania's  season is just getting underway.

The two-week season runs December 1-15 in the Keystone State with an estimated 750,000 thousand hunters expected to take to the woods on opening day

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Repair Work Underway At Endwell Watershed

Crews are expected to complete repairs to a town of Union watershed site in a few days.

Some people who live and work near the Endwell watershed were surprised earlier this month when the site was suddenly emptied

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