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Broome Developmental Center To Close

New York State officials say Broome Developmental Center in the town of Dickinson will be closed in less than three years.

The Glenwood Road facility employs nearly 700 people and serves 166 people

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Online Petition to Save Binghamton Mental Health Programs

New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is collecting signatures online in an effort to keep all the mental health services at the Greater Binghamton Health Center.

Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Mental Health Services announced a planned consolidation of services that would turn the Binghamton facility into an outpatient hub but shut down the youth and adolescent in-patient mental health facility

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Photo: Erin McCartan/kintera.org

E. Coli Cases Confirmed in Broome County

Staff is testing the water every three days at Nathaniel Cole Park in Colesville after two cases of E. Coli were confirmed in people who had been swimming at the park last month.

Broome County Health Department officials say an initial test came back with an elevated level but the latest water tests have come back negative for E

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Fine Leveled in Sherburne Wire Plant Accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a Chenango County copper wire manufacturer is agreeing to pay a close to $33,000 fine after a worker was sprayed with molten copper in an explosion in February

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Endicott Water Service Impeded by Unauthorized Hydrant Use

Residents in the region are being reminded not to seek relief from the heat by tampering with fire hydrants.

Residents in the Endicott water district were advised to use water sparingly over the weekend after the unauthorized use of several hydrants caused a pressure drop in the system and discolored water

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Binghamton Psychiatric Facility To Close

The Greater Binghamton Health Center is expected to be shut down in the coming year.

The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced plans to close several facilities, including the site on Binghamton's East Side

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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Binghamton River Rescue Saves Woman

"She's lucky to be alive."  Those words come directly from officials in the City of Binghamton Fire Department following the rescue of a woman from the flood-swollen Susquehanna River at the Rock Bottom Dam

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Farm Share Brings Produce to the City

The Binghamton Farm Share Around the Corner program is up and running.

The program provides fresh produce for families in the city who subscribe for a weekly share at an affordable price.

The pilot program is funded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center and the City of Binghamton Community Development Block Grant

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Roads Washed Out in Broome County

Do NOT drive around barricades!

Broome County emergency services officials say there has been a wash-out in the construction area of Prospect Street at Mygatt Street in Binghamton due to heavy rain

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Red Cross Director Says: Prepare for Disaster

Hurricane season is underway and the Twin Tiers has been experiencing some strong storms and possible flash flooding. Just some of the events that can lead to disaster.

Speaking on the June 29th edition of the weekly local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up, Community Chapter Executive for the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross, Shelley Bierwiler said now is a good time to double-check your family's disaster preparedness plans and kits

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