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New York “Justice Center” Flooded With Calls

After less than two months in operation, the call center for the New York State Justice Center for People with Special Needs has been busy.

The new agency's hotline has received more than 15,000 calls

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Broome Office for Aging Holds Dementia Education Programs

Speaking on the August 31 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, with an encore airing on September 7, Broome County Office for Aging Program Manager, Lisa Schuhle talks about diverse programs offered locally to support seniors, their families and caregivers focused on senior issues

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Photo by Kathy Whyte/ WNBF

New Weight Restrictions for Pennsylvania Bridges

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is looking to ease the strain on and lengthen the lives of aging bridges around the state.

PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized the addition or changes to weight restrictions on about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges state-wide

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Bob Joseph Photo/ WNBF News

Forum on Older Drivers to be Held in Binghamton

 

Pre-registration is being accepted for a program aimed at older drivers in the Twin Tiers and their families.

Project Coordinator for the Capital Region Older Driver Assistance Network, Rory Fluman will be presenting the program; To Drive or Not to Drive August 27 from 1-2:20 p.m. at the Bro

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Binghamton School Asbestos Removal Starts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The work to remove asbestos from a Binghamton elementary school is underway.

The Binghamton City School Board recently met in a special session to declare an emergency at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, where asbestos had been found in a crawl space in the basement at the end of the last school year.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Girl Scouts Rescued on Cayuga Lake

As the summer winds down, authorities are again reminding people about safety around the water, just as several Girl Scouts had to be plucked from Cayuga Lake.

Tompkins County authorities say the girls were campers at Camp Comstock and were in a junior sailor program, learning sailing techniques, when the winds kicked up on the lake August 14th, tipping over their boats

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Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Binghamton Calvin Coolidge School Asbestos Emergency

Binghamton City School District officials say disturbed asbestos in a crawl space in the basement of the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School was found before the end of the past school year.

The school board met in emergency session August 13 to talk about how to deal with the cleanup of the material,  which is a carcinogen

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Sewage Plant Repairs Begin in Vestal

Binghamton area motorists who prefer to avoid Vestal Parkway by opting to take Vestal Road, are seeing much more activity around the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.

Major demolition work is underway on a $90 million repair to the plant, which was heavily damaged in the 2006 flood, had a portion of a wall collapse in May, 2011 prior to being damaged again by the September, 2011 flood

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Southern Tier Schools Left Out of Yogurt Pilot Program

Schools in the Southern Tier are apparently not included in recently announced plans to serve New York State produced Greek-style yogurt in public schools.

BOCES officials in Broome County say they were recently informed that the local districts in the system are not included in the pilot program that had been touted by U

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Towanda Police: Gas Leak Evacuation Reports Are WRONG!

Emergency Service dispatchers in the Towanda, Pennsylvania Police Department this morning say reports that there were mandatory evacuations on Plank Road in Towanda Township and Sugar Creek Road in North Towanda Township are incorrect. 

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