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Broome Develops a 10-Year Community Plan

 

Broome County is ready to adopt a development plan to meet the needs of the community in the next ten years for the first time in decades. 

The last time the county adopted a Comprehensive Plan was about fifty years ago.  T

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Southern Tier Methane Study Seems Inconclusive

 

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey is finding methane occurrence in South-Central New York in an 1,800 square mile area along the Pennsylvania border was at about 15%. 

The study says 66 wells were sampled in the summer of 2012, all at least a mile from any gas well, active, exploratory or abandoned.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Funding Could be Restored for Broome County Senior Bus Program

 

Binghamton City Council could take action to restore funding for senior bus transportation services operated by Catholic Charities of Broome County. 

In recent budget actions, lawmakers had rejected a request for $14,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for the program. 

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Independence Center Celebrates 30 Years

Southern Tier Independence Center Executive Director, Maria Dibble is the guest on the December 14th edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up as STIC marks its 30th anniversary advocating for the disabled in the region

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire Hydrant Lead Rules Could Cost Binghamton Thousands

 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York is asking for a delay in a federal Environmental Protection Agency directive that would have the City of Binghamton and other municipalities replacing several brand new fire hydrants next year.

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Another Binghamton School Found With Asbestos

 

Add theTheodore Roosevelt Elementary School to the list of buildings in the Binghamton City School District with asbestos issues. 

School officials say a small amount of debris in a window track of a classroom that was discovered when window blinds were removed December 5th tested positive for asbestos fibers.

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More Asbestos Concerns at Binghamton Schools

 

The Binghamton City School District continues to have a run of what seems to be bad luck with its school buildings.

Days after students and staff were able to return to the Calvin Coolidge Elementary Schoolwhen asbestos removal had been completed, district officials have notified families with children attending Woodrow Wilson Elementary and West Middle School that asbestos contamination has also been found in those buildings.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome County Program to Address Caregiver Stress

Speaking on the November 30th edition of WNBF's weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Broome County Office for Aging Caregiver Specialist, Judy Bobinski talks about how people who care for family, friends or neighbors can get support in dealing with stress

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Delay Urged in New York Mental Health Services Closures

A group of area lawmakers, including Republican New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, are calling on the state to at least delay the planned closing of the Broome Developmental Center and programs at the Binghamton and Elmira psychiatric facilities

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Planned Broome Developmental Center Discussed

New York State’s plans to close the Broome Developmental Center is getting mixed reviews from residents, employees of the Town of Dickinson facility, lawmakers and agencies that deal with residents with developmental disabilities

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