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Binghamton Receives Flood Prevention Grant

 

The Stewart and Willma Hoyt Foundation is providing a $48,500 grant to help establish the Green Stormwater and Landscapinig Matching Fund in the City of Binghamton. 

Businesses and homeowners can apply for money in the spring to cover half the cost, up to $5,000, to replace pavement in driveways and parking areas with permeable pavers that allow water to drain and reduces flooding potential. 

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Photo: Getty Images

Leachate Released in Cortland County

No injuries are being reported following an accidental release of leachate at the Cortland County landfill.

Emergency Services officials say the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Emergency Spill Hotline was notified by the Cortland County Highway Department December 22nd of the discovery of the release of an unknown quantity of leachate

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Psychiatric Services Are Retained

 

Most programs at the Greater Binghamton Health Center will remain open. 

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that psychiatric hospitals in Northern New York and the Southern Tier will continue to offer adult and children programs but the Binghamton, Elmira and St. Law

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Memorial Blood Drive Being Held in Owego

 

Town of Owego Supervisor, Donald Castellucci Junior is sponsoring his 17th annual memorial blood drive in memory of his parents December 18.  The drive takes place at the Owego Elks Club from 1:30 p.m. 

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Broome County government seal

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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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

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
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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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