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Cuomo Asked to Provide Details on Fracking Ban

Environmentalists are seeking information from Governor Andrew Cuomo on how a possible ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing will be implemented in New York state.

The state's environmental conservation and health commissioners announced on December 17 that they would not support fracking for natural gas development

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Kopernik Observatory photo
Kopernik Observatory photo

Kopernik Spring and Summer Programs on Southern Tier Close Up

Appearing on the March 14 edition of the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Roy Williams of the Kopernik Space and Education Center in Vestal touches on highlights of a very long list of spring a summer programs

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Thin Ice Caution for the Twin Tiers

Caution is being urged around area waterways as some melting has been going on over the past few days and that includes a warning to pet owners who live or walk their dogs near bodies of water to keep tight control of their pets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Cleanup to Continue at Former IBM Endicott Site

State environmental officials say significant progress has been made in cleaning up the chemical contamination around the former IBM Endicott manufacturing site.

The Department of Environmental Conservation provided an update on the remediation project at a public meeting Thursday evening

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Public Meeting Planned on IBM Endicott Cleanup

State environmental regulators held a meeting to discuss the future of a pollution cleanup project at a former IBM facility in Endicott.

The site off North Street in the village had been used for decades by IBM for manufacturing operations

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

March Comes in Like a Lion in the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service advising the Twin Tiers that the latest system set to move through could leave several inches of snow and a glazing of ice in the region.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3 p

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Bitter Cold Sets February Records Across New York

According to reports by the Associated Press this February was the coldest in recorded history in Binghamton. 

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Binghamton Magic City Icehouse to Come Down in April

The City of Binghamton plans to place an advertisement March 6 asking for bids for the demolition of the old Magic City Ice building on Front Street.

Mayor Richard David says he’s looking forward to no longer having the “dilapidated eyesore” greeting everyone entering the city

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Harpursville Fire Caused by Thawing Pipes

Emergency services officials say people are still using dangerous methods to try to thaw frozen pipes.

A mobile home in Harpursville is gone after fire ripped through the structure as residents were trying to use a torpedo heater that is normally used for extra heat in a large garage, to thaw pipes under the trailer

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Kathy Whyte-WNBF News
Kathy Whyte-WNBF News

Wind Chill Advisory for Twin Tiers But Ambient Air Also Below Zero

Area residents February 24 woke up to temperatures well below zero, not taking into account any wind causing the "feels like" temperature to plummet even more.

Winds died down, so the National Weather Service has swapped out a Wind Chill Warning that had been issued until 10 a

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