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Chenango Gets a Multi-Million Dollar Flood Grant

The Town of Chenango is looking for suggestions on how to use three million dollars through the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to limit future flood damage.

The first meeting to talk about the grant program was held in the Town July 16

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Two Gas Lawsuits Are Dismissed

Another legal challenge to the delay in a decision on whether natural gas drilling should be allowed in New York State is sunk.

A State Judge has dismissed two lawsuits filed by the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York and the trustee of the estate of Norse Energy, which went bankrupt during the on-going moratorium

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

Broome County Executive Offers a Cancer Update

Broome County Executive Debra Preston is back working in her office at the county office building after working at home while recovering from lung cancer surgery.

Preston says she was scheduled chemotherapy treatments locally through United Health Services on July 3 but plans to continue to work, especially concentrating on the budget

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYS Regent James Tallon Interviewed On “Binghamton Now”

James Tallon, Jr., a member of the New York State Board of Regents, discussed a range of education and health issues on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Friday.

Tallon is president of the United Hospital Fund of New York. He previously h

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Broome County Parks photo
Broome County Parks photo

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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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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