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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango River Ice Jams Are Reported

Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories for the region have been lifted early but The National Weather Service in Binghamton and Broome County Emergency Services officials are keeping an eye on area rivers for the potential for ice jams and flooding

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Hosting Preparedness Program

A disaster preparedness training program will be held in Vestal this weekend.

The event, which is part of a state initiative, will be held at the Binghamton University Events Center on Saturday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Town of Union is Holding Disaster Preparation Meetings

The Town of Union Economic Development Office with the International Economic Development Association is hosting meetings to provide technical assistance to strengthen the Town’s economy and capacity for long-term disaster recovery

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Possible New York Governor Candidate Touts Gas Drilling

High volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas may be on the fast track in New York if Republican Westchester County Executive, Rob Astornino becomes governor.

Astorino was the keynote speaker at the Broome County GOP Lincoln Day dinner February 28 in Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Flood-Wrecked Homes Torn Down In Vestal

Dozens of houses damaged by the 2011 flood are being demolished in the town of Vestal.

Crews have torn down the first few buildings as part of the initial phase of the project in a neighborhood off Vestal Road

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photo by Kathy Whyte
photo by Kathy Whyte

Fracking Debated at Binghamton University

An estimated 300 people on both sides of the issue of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the region don’t appear to have been swayed either way by arguments presented in a debate at Binghamton University

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Arbitrator Orders Gas Company to Pay in Bradford County Contamination Claim

A report in a Bradford County, Pennsylvania newspaper says a Terry Township woman is being compensated tens of thousands of dollars by a drilling company for methane contamination in her water.

According to the report in the Daily Review, Jacqueline Place signed a lease in June 2008 that included a clause that would allow for arbitration should there be any damage caused by activity in the area by Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Officials Keeping Eye On Rail Hazards

Public safety officials in the Binghamton area are working to update a plan to respond to emergencies caused by hazardous materials transported on railroads and highways.

Broome County Emergency Services director Brett Chellis says special attention is being given to recent disasters involving rail tankers in the United States and Canada

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Broome’s 2014 Earth Fest Taking Shape

Speaking on the February 22 edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Chairman of the 2014 Earth Fest in Broome County, Chris Burger says vendors are currently being sought for the celebration of Mother Earth April 26 at SUNY Broome Community College in the Town of Dickinson

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