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Work Continues On Binghamton School Projects

The Binghamton City School District's MacArthur Elementary School, which was destroyed in the 2011 flood, will be torn down starting September 30.

The school board has accepted a $447,000 bid from Gorick Construction for the demolition of the building on Vestal Avenue on Binghamton's South Side

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New York DEC Investigates Deer Wasting Disease

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is tracking the spread of a disease that has been killing deer in the state since at least 2007.

The DEC is asking people who see sick or dead deer to notify them so it can be determined if the deer are suffering from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, otherwise known as E

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It’s Still Summer In The Twin Tiers

Record high temperatures were recorded across New York and Pennsylvania with less than two weeks remaining in summer.

A thirty-year-old record at the National Weather Service office at Greater Binghamton Airport in the town of Maine was broken Wednesday afternoon

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Southern Tier Bear Sightings Prompt Warning

Recent continued bear sightings in the Southern Tier are prompting Endicott Police to caution residents to guard against encounters.  That includes proper storage of garbage and the removal of bird feeders when bears tend to be more active

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News photo
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News photo

Gas Lease Extensions Dropped

After years of battling over whether Southern Tier land owners whose mineral leases had expired could renegotiate for higher rates or drop their agreements entirely, about 200 property owners are free of their leases

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Funding for New York Stream Gages Saved

Funding to be administered through the U.S. Geological Survey is in place to keep 21 high-priority river and stream gages in New York from being taken off-line at the end of the month.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says of those 21 devices, 15 are being given long-term funding

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Hickories Park In Owego To Close For Improvements

Hickories Park in Tioga County will be closing after this weekend.

Town of Owego officials say the park will be closed after 7 a.m. Monday. It will remain out of service until further notice.

Officials say all campers must leave the park by noon Sunday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Black Bear Wanders Around Endicott

Some Endicott residents were surprised by a black bear that spent some time near some homes and businesses.

Village police officers managed to steer the bear away from residential neighborhoods after it was first noticed on Adams Avenue late Sunday night

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Photo courtesy of Cornell University
Photo courtesy of Cornell University

New York Growers Asked to Look for the Leek Moth

Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of Northern New York are asking growers to report any evidence of the destructive leek moth.

The moth is a pest with a taste for onions, garlic, chives, shallots, leeks and other Alliums

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Dan Cassavaugh, TSM
Dan Cassavaugh, TSM

New York Boaters Urged to Prevent Invasive Species Spread

New York State officials remind boaters at the end of the summer recreational boating season to take steps to prevent the spread of invasive species in the state waterways.

While some boaters store craft for the winter, others move their boats to other waterways, which could promote the spread of the infestation of such non-native plants and animals such as milfoil and Asian clams

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