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Another Black Bear Sighted in Cortland

Another black bear sighting is coming from Cortland. But this time officials have opted to leave the bruin alone.

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New York Tweaks Fishing Regulations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is continuing to take comments from anglers about proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Meeting Set on IBM Endicott Superfund Cleanup

State environmental officials have scheduled a meeting to discuss a proposal to deal with chemical contamination at the former IBM Endicott manufacturing site...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Public Meeting on IBM-Endicott Contamination

An environmental group is planning to discuss what might be done to continue the cleanup at a polluted Endicott manufacturing site once owned by IBM...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Cleanup to Continue at Former IBM Endicott Site

State environmental officials say significant progress has been made in cleaning up the chemical contamination around the former IBM Endicott manufacturing site...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Public Meeting Planned on IBM Endicott Cleanup

State environmental regulators held a meeting to discuss the future of a pollution cleanup project at a former IBM facility in Endicott...

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New Yorkers Urged to Use Caution While Ice Fishing

People planning to do some fishing in New York during the winter are being reminded to be careful when heading out on the ice.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation warns anglers that ice thickness can vary on every body of water...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [July 31, 2013]

More Cleanup Money For Contaminated Endicott Site

Additional state funding has been announced to help clean up a polluted property in western Broome County.

The Department of Environmental Conservation will provide about $59,000 for planned work at the parcel at 312 Maple Street...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome, Tioga Residents Receive Anti-Fracking Mailer

People who live in Broome, Tioga and three other counties being considered for high-volume hydraulic fracturing have received a brochure from a group fighting fracking in New York...

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Fracking Foe Calls On Health Experts to Push For Public Input

A prominent opponent of fracking in New York has called on the state health commissioner and a panel of health experts to allow the public to review a "health impact analysis" being prepared before the state acts on shale gas drilling rules...

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