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Wegman’s to Discontinue Free Cholesterol Medication Program

Wegmans Pharmacy customers are receiving notification in the mail reminding them that they will no longer be able to get a generic statin, or cholesterol-lowering medication at no cost in a couple months

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Forum on Planned Broome Developmental Center Planned

New York State Assemblyman Clifford Crouch and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo are planning a public forum November 12th at the Chenango Valley High School to talk about the state’s plans to close the Broome Developmental Center

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Rural Ride Information Center Featured on SouthernTier Close Up

Appearing on the November 2 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Program Coordinator, Mobility Management of South Central New York, Nick Cecconi talks about the fledgling Get There call center project that provides trip planning assistance and transportation information services to residents in rural areas in the Southern Tier and Central New York as well as the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.

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Alex E. Proimos, Flickr
Alex E. Proimos, Flickr

Navigators Available in Whitney Point to Ease Health Care Enrollment

Residents who need help signing up for coverage under the new Affordable Health Care Act can find assistance Tuesdays and Fridays with on-site navigators at the Rural Health Network of South Central New York, located at 2663 Main Street, Whitney Point

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Forum on Binghamton Psych. Program Elimination Planned

New York State Assembly members, Democrat, Donna Lupardo of Endwell and Republican, Clifford Crouch of Bainbridge are hosting a community forum October 22 to discuss the state’s plans to shut down psychiatric services in Binghamton

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New York State Parks Ordered to Stop Ban on Smoking

New York State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia says rules put into place in February banning smoking in specific areas of New York State Parks is not supported by state legislative policy.

The judge is ordering the Parks officials to stop enforcing their ban on outdoor smoking

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Photo by KathyWhyte

Vestal Green-Lights Rail Trail Extension

The Town of Vestal is moving forward with the expansion of a popular walking trail with the acceptance of a bid for the completion of the second phase of the Rail Trail project.

Procon Contracting of Vestal submitted a successful low bid of 343-thousand dollar to extend the current trail by over one-and-a half miles

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County Health Department Announces Flu Clinics

The Broome County Health Department has announced its 2013 Flu Vaccine Clinic schedule for this fall.  The clinics will be open to anyone ages three and up.

The vaccine is $25 payable by cash or check

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York & Pennsylvania Health Exchanges- N.Y. Online Maps

Health insurance exchange program sign ups are underway and officials in New York and Pennsylvania are among those ramping up efforts to educate consumers, health care professionals and even the advocacy organizations that are poised to help people to enroll

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Flu Clinics To Get Underway Soon

The Broome County Health Department will hold a series of flu clinics for residents over the next several weeks.

Department immunization nurse Sue Blythe says a clinic schedule will be released soon

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