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Assembly Hearing Set on Proposed Fracking Rules

Another public hearing on planned regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing is in the works.

Three members of the state Assembly have announced the session will be held in Albany on January 10

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Ryan: I Am Not An Advocate Of Pot Smoking

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan's comments supporting the legalization of marijuana have received attention both within and outside New York state.

During the mayor's appearance Tuesday on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Ryan elaborated on his position.

When a calle

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NY Petroleum Council Official Awaits Gas Drilling Regs

The executive director of the New York State Petroleum Council is expressing optimism that regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development will be finalized in the year ahead

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Broome Flu Cases Higher Than Normal

Widespread influenza activity is reported across New York State.

The latest weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control shows New York is one of four states where widespread flu cases are occurring

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Fracking Foes Call on Cuomo to Restart Environmental Review

Opponents of high-volume hydraulic fracturing have sent a message to Governor Cuomo urging him to stop the shale gas rulemaking process involving New York State's environmental regulatory agency.

The group also called on Cuomo to restart the environmental review proceeding to require public involvement in the state Department of Health impact analysis of potential fracking

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Health Fair for Seniors in Endwell

Health screenings for seniors will be provided at an event in Endwell that will be hosted by the Southern Tier Center on Aging.

The health fair is scheduled for Thursday at the Broome West Senior Center at 2801 Wayne Street

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Excellus Refunds $3 Million in Deal with NYS

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has refunded millions of dollars to customers who were wrongly denied claims under a settlement with New York State regulators.

The deal with Excellus was announced Wednesday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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Binghamton School Hosting Blood Drive

A blood drive has been scheduled for next week at Seton Catholic Central High School on Binghamton's West Side.

The event is to be held Wednesday, December 5. It's to run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p

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A Little Music Will Bring Holiday Joy to Lourdes Hospital

Several musical performances are planned at Lourdes Hospital on Binghamton's West Side in the weeks before Christmas.

The first performance featuring the Carousel Harmony Chorus is scheduled for Friday from noon to 12:30 p

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Health Concerns Swirl Around Energy Drinks

Sales of energy drinks in the United States have been soaring in recent years as major beverage companies have rolled out their own brands to compete with some of the brands that established the category.

While the concoctions of c

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