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Binghamton Awaiting State OK For School Project

Binghamton City School District officials continue to wait for final state approval for the MacArthur Elementary project.

Work on the South Side school has been on hold because the State Education Department has been reviewing some technical aspects of the planned school

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lupardo Pursuing Endicott Neighborhood Odor Complaints

A state lawmaker is continuing to investigate a foul odor that's been bothering some people who live on Endicott's North Side.

Residents have been complaining about a strong smell that apparently has been emanating from a wastewater treatment facility operated by i3 Electronics on the Huron Campus

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Would Try Medical Marijuana – If It’s Legal

New York State Senator Thomas Libous won't rule out using marijuana to deal with the nausea brought on by his cancer treatments. But he says he would only consider doing so if such use is legalized

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Mayor And Predecessor Discuss Roundabout

Binghamton Mayor Richard David and his predecessor, Matthew Ryan, had a spirited and spontaneous conversation about the downtown roundabout and a few other matters on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Tuesday.

Ryan, who no

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues

Owego mayor Kevin Millar and his challenger, business owner Lisa Curatolo, are expressing frustration that work in the village following the 2011 flood hasn't move forward more quickly.

Millar and Curatolo are facing each other in the March 18 election

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Adding Pages

The Press & Sun-Bulletin is about to make some changes to enhance the newspaper's print edition.

Executive editor Neill Borowski says additional features will debut starting Sunday, including the inclusion of additional pages from Gannett's USA Today paper.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton MacArthur School Project Delayed

The goal of opening Binghamton's new MacArthur Elementary School in the fall of next year is in jeopardy because the New York State Education Department has yet to approve the project.

School superintendent Marion Martinez says the project has fallen "three or four months behind" schedule because Albany regulators haven't completed their review

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Officials Keeping Eye On Rail Hazards

Public safety officials in the Binghamton area are working to update a plan to respond to emergencies caused by hazardous materials transported on railroads and highways.

Broome County Emergency Services director Brett Chellis says special attention is being given to recent disasters involving rail tankers in the United States and Canada

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Broome County Sheriff's Office
Broome County Sheriff's Office

Broome Sheriff’s Office Cars To Carry “Narcan”

Sixty Broome County Sheriff's Office vehicles soon will carry a medication that can help prevent heroin overdose deaths.

The drug naloxone is an opiate blocker that can avert overdose fatalities if it's promptly administered

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The “Binghamton Now” Fracking Debate [AUDIO]

Listen to the discussion on high-volume hyrdraulic fracturing as Vera Scroggins and Victor Furman joined Bob Joseph on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

The conversation was broadcast live on February 6, 2014.

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