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Accessible Playground Opens at Otsiningo Park

More children will be able to enjoy playing at Otsiningo Park.

A new, handicapped accessible playground officially opened at the park yesterday.

The Binghamton Rotary and the Adopt a Park program raised $15,000 for the new playground equipment

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Mental Health Centers May Delay Closing

The New York State Senate is moving forward a bill that puts a temporary freeze on the closing of the Broome Developmental Center.

The measure passed unanimously this week and is in negotiations in the Assembly

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Daniel Barry/Getty Images
Daniel Barry/Getty Images

N.Y.’s Legislature Votes to Expand Fracking Ban

Legislation to continue a moratorium on drilling for natural gas in New York State for three years is being handed over to the State Senate.

The Assembly has approved an extension on the ban on hydraulic fracture drilling until 2017 to allow for more study of the impact of facking to residents’ health and the environment

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Bill to Delay Broome Mental Health Clinic Closure Fails

An effort to delay the announced closure of the Broome County Mental Health Clinic this year has failed.

The County Legislature Health and Human Services Committee’s three Republican members voted against a resolution ordering the clinic to remain open until at least June of 2016 while the two Democrats voted in favor of moving the bill forward

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Category: Articles, Health, Politics
Photo: iStockphoto
Photo: iStockphoto

Fox Tested for Rabies in Endicott

Three members of an Endicott family are getting preventive treatment for rabies exposure after being bitten over the weekend by a fox on Robble Avenue.

A boy, his stepsister and father were bitten when the animal attacked Saturday evening

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Family & Children's Society
Family & Children's Society

The Family and Children’s Society Celebrates Building Reopening

Speaking on the June 7 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Deputy Executive Director of the Family & Children's Society of Binghamton, Diane Kubik says the agency is finally recovered from damage suffered when a neighboring building burned and is ready to celebrate reopening.

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Category: Articles, Health, Local News
Family & Children's Society Photo
Family & Children's Society Photo

Broome Mental Health Clinic Patients to Transfer

While some Broome County lawmakers are criticizing what they say is the surprise announcement that the Broome Mental Health Clinic will be closing, other agencies in the county have apparently been making plans for some time for taking in clients once the Binghamton facility ceases operations

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Local Facking Ban Ruling Expected in New York’s High Court

New York State's highest court could come to a decision by the 4th of July as to whether municipalities like Dryden in Tompkins County can use their zoning laws to prevent gas companies from using hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas within their borders

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]
Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome’s County Executive Offers an Update on Her Health

Broome County Executive Debra Preston says her treatment for lung cancer has taken a bit of an unexpected turn.

The Republican made a surprise appearance at a news conference May 30 that had been called to unveil details of the 30th annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, to give a quick update on her health

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Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]
Roger Neel/WNBF News [April 24, 2014]

Broome County Exec Undergoes Cancer Surgery

A statement released by Broome County officials indicates County Executive Debra Preston's cancer surgery in New York City "went very well."

Preston last month announced she had been diagnosed with lung cancer

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