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Binghamton Mayor: City’s Ready For Snow

Binghamton Mayor Rich David says city public works crews are prepared to deal with the challenges posed by the winter storm.

David walked in the snow to City Hall shortly before nine o'clock this morning for his first business day as mayor after being sworn in on Wednesday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Winter Storm Socks the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region through 10 a.m. January 3 with up to a foot of snow possible from the slow-moving system.

By 4 a.m. Thursday, there had been several reports of snow-covered and slippery roads and several accidents were reported, including one shortly before 6:30 that closed a lane of Interstate 81 South near exit 3 that resulted in what were believed to be minor injuries to the occupants of the vehicle

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Hawk Hurt After Flight Through Binghamton Office Building

A red-tailed hawk was injured when it flew into a window at a downtown Binghamton restaurant.

Witnesses said the bird had been spotted flying around the MetroCenter on Court Street on Monday afternoon

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Binghamton Receives Flood Prevention Grant

 

The Stewart and Willma Hoyt Foundation is providing a $48,500 grant to help establish the Green Stormwater and Landscapinig Matching Fund in the City of Binghamton. 

Businesses and homeowners can apply for money in the spring to cover half the cost, up to $5,000, to replace pavement in driveways and parking areas with permeable pavers that allow water to drain and reduces flooding potential. 

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Photo: Getty Images

Leachate Released in Cortland County

No injuries are being reported following an accidental release of leachate at the Cortland County landfill.

Emergency Services officials say the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Emergency Spill Hotline was notified by the Cortland County Highway Department December 22nd of the discovery of the release of an unknown quantity of leachate

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Part of the I-81 Gas Pipeline in Central New York is Postponed

The Millennium Pipeline Company is trimming back its plans for the development of a natural gas transmission line through the Southern Tier and Central New York.

Company officials say based on market demand, the planned pipeline along the Interstate 81 corridor will not include the section that had been proposed to run from Cortland County to the Town of Onondaga

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Broome County government seal

Broome Develops a 10-Year Community Plan

 

Broome County is ready to adopt a development plan to meet the needs of the community in the next ten years for the first time in decades. 

The last time the county adopted a Comprehensive Plan was about fifty years ago.  T

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Methane Study Seems Inconclusive

 

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey is finding methane occurrence in South-Central New York in an 1,800 square mile area along the Pennsylvania border was at about 15%. 

The study says 66 wells were sampled in the summer of 2012, all at least a mile from any gas well, active, exploratory or abandoned.

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Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby Date Set

 

Organizers of the Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby are crossing their fingers with the hopes of weeks of cold weather so the fishing tournament on Whitney Point can take place.

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Southern Tier Awarded $81.9 Million in Economic Development Funds

 

The Southern Tier is getting a good chunk of the $750 million in New York State Regional Economic Development grant awards this year. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Economic Development Agency have announced the region would be getting $81.9 mi

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