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Summer Blood Donors Needed

Blood collection centers in New York are putting out a request for so called universal donors during the summer vacation season.

O Negative blood can be transfused to anyone, even where there is no time for cross-typing

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Don’t Release That Bat!

With summer quickly approaching, the number of bat and human encounters is sure to rise.  The Broome County Health Department is asking everyone to adhere to the following when it comes to bat exposure and rabies:

  • Potential exposure of the rabies virus by way of bats can be limited by vaccinating your animals as well as maintaining the exterior of your home.
  • The
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Could a Yogurt Production By-Product Pollute New York Water?

Industry officials and agriculture experts are taking issue with recent reports concerning yogurt production, an industry that has taken off in several farming areas of New York, including Chenango County

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Crows Researched by Binghamton University Professor

Appearing on the June 1st edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Binghamton University Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Anne Clark answers the question she most frequently is asked: 'Why crows?!'

Dr

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Millennium Pipeline Extension Through Broome Contemplated

The Millennium Pipeline that carries natural gas from the Marcellus Shale drilling operations to distribution sites throughout the Northeast could be expanding.

Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC has sent letters to municipal officials in Broome County indicating it is considering installing a 60 mile extension from the Town of Union to the Syracuse area

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Women Cancer Issues Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

May is Women's Health Month. The local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up marks the event as Susan Moranda of the American Cancer Society speaks on the May 11th program about some of the cancer issues that are specific to women

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Category: Health
Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

No Timetable for Deciding Fracking Issue in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration is again backing away from saying when a decision will be made on a matter that could profoundly impact the economy of the Southern Tier and Central New York

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Broome-Tioga County Water Quality Survey Underway

A group dedicated to protecting water resources is looking for help in collecting data about local water quality.

The Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition, along with Broome County, has come up with a survey dealing with water quality management

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Category: Environment, Health
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Old Drugs Can Still be Disposed of Safely

Residents who missed dropping off old, unwanted or unused medication during the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Take Back initiative can still safely dispose of the drugs.

The Broome County Sheriff's office will accept medicines, emptied in to zip top bag in the lobby at the Administration Building behind Broome Community College on Lt

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wegmans Recalls Some Organic Juice Products

Wegmans announced a recall of two organic juice products because they may contain a mold byproduct that could make people sick.

The Rochester-based supermarket chain has advised customers that it was notified by a supplier that apple concentrate used in the products was discovered to have an "unacceptable level" of patulin

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