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Year-Round Farmers’ Market Planned in Broome

Broome County may soon have a year-round farmer’s market in the Town of Dickinson.

The Town is reviewing the plans but the proposal looks to locate the market behind Cornell Cooperative Extension on Upper Front Street

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton & Endicott to Develop Microgrid Technology

Binghamton is one of 80 cities selected by the state to get funding for studying microgrids.

A microgrid is a smaller, separate power system aside from the main power grid that could keep power on to essential services like police and fire in an emergency

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Second Medical Marijuana Site in Broome Proposed

Another company is looking to get into the medical marijuana business with a location in Broome County.

According to filings with New York State, Wayne county pharmaceutical company, Butler Evergreen has filed for a license to manufacture and dispense medicinal marijuana with the manufacturing done in Wayne County and distribution at a facility on a busy stretch of the Vestal Parkway East

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Military Provides Health Screeings in Norwich

Kathy Whyte/WNBF NewsChenango County Cares is hosting an Innovative Readiness Training event July 13 through the 23 that provides training for military service members to prepare them for their missions while offering free medical and veterinary services for anyone who wants it

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Northside Binghamton Grocery Boost

New York State funding has been secured to help develop a plaza that will bring a grocery store back to the North Side of Binghamton.

$150,000 has been secured by State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton for the project at the former Big Lots Plaza on State Street

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Medical Marijuana Facility Proposed for Johnson City

Among dozens of bids submitted to New York State for up to five licenses for the manufacture and dispensing of medicinal marijuana, one is from Salus Scientific of Syracuse for a potential cultivation center in Johnson City

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All Fireworks are Illegal in the Southern Tier

As the Fourth of July rapidly approaches, several law enforcement officials and fire agencies are telling area residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

The Delaware County Sheriff is among those sending out formal reminders telling residents in the Southern Tier that, while some counties in New York have approved use of sparklers and fountain fireworks, many other counties, including Delaware, Broome and Tioga have not, and fireworks are still illegal

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF News

Binghamton Lays Flood Mitigation Plans

Bob Joseph/ WNBF NewsThe City of Binghamtonis outlining a number of actions focusing on flood hazard mitigation.

Included in the plans are flood wall repairs, including the conduits that penetrate the flood wall system, sewer upgrades, modification to pump stations and help in moving residents in flood prone areas to safer sites

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Fracking Ban is Official

High Volume Hydraulic Fracture drilling for natural gas is now officially banned in New York State.

The Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner said the ban was the only reasonable alternative after years of research into the effects of fracking

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Fourteen Water Brands Recalled Due to E. Coli Risk

Fourteen brands of bottled spring water processed at two Pennsylvania facilities have been recalled because of concerns it could be contaminated by E. coli bacteria.

Niagara Bottling has announced it is recalling all products produced at Hamburg and Allentown between J

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