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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
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
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. 

At 4

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Photo by Kathy Whyte WNBF

Broome Stop DWI Gears Up for the Chris Thater Memorial

Officials with the Broome County Stop DWI program are preparing for the 30th annual Chris Thater Memorial in Binghamton that features world-class bicycling and running races as well as entertainment, displays and demonstrations

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Lars Baron/Getty Images

Dimock Water is Tested Again For Methane

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is again taking a look at the quality of drinking water in Dimock.

A new complaint about methane contamination in drinking water wells has been filed

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Rabid Bobcat Attacks Man in Nichols

Health officials are advising people to be aware of some dangers in the Great Outdoors.

The confirmation of rabies in a bobcat that attacked a man in Nichols in Tioga County recently raises the awareness that wildlife should be avoided and pets should be vaccinated against rabies

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