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Vestal Nursing Home Expected to Open in June

Residents likely will move into a newly-constructed nursing home in Vestal in the next few weeks.

The Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sheedy Road was built to replace a flood-damaged facility located a few miles away

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Three Children and Mother Dead After Vestal Fire

Authorities say four people are dead following a fire at their home in the town of Vestal.

The blaze at 439 State Line Road was reported at about 2 a.m. May 21.

Vestal fire department officials say a woman and three of her children died

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Church Fire Appears to Be “Accidental”

Investigators believe a fire that tore through Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal was accidental in origin.

The blaze at the Main Street church was reported about 10 p.m. May 18.

Dozens of firefighters battled the fire for several hours

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Broome County government

Willow Point Nursing Home Forum to Be Held

A public forum on the future of Broome County's Willow Point Nursing Home will be held in Johnson City Tuesday.

The session, organized by the Southern Tier chapter of Citizen Action of New York, will allow county residents to discuss concerns they have regarding the Vestal facility

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Thousands to Receive Degrees at Binghamton University

Binghamton University students will be awarded degrees in commencement ceremonies starting May 15 on the Vestal campus.

University officials say more than 3,400 degrees will be conferred during ceremonies to be held at the Events Center

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Binghamton Energy Research Facility Taking Shape

The second phase in the construction of a Binghamton University energy research complex is expected to begin soon.

Work on the $70 million Smart Energy Research and Development Facility started last summer

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Developer Demolishes Twelve Vestal Houses

A dozen houses in a town of Vestal historic district have been torn down, despite efforts by preservationists to keep them standing.

The structures along the Vestal Parkway sat in the Rivercrest Historic District

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Warner’s Gas Service of Vestal Sold

A family-owned energy company that started in Broome County 55 years ago has been sold.

The Vestal-based Warner's Gas Service was acquired by Superior Plus Energy Services. The company is part of Superior Plus Corporation of Canada

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Tom Picciano/WNBF News

Minor River Flooding Expected in Broome County

The National Weather Service is advising Binghamton-area residents that some minor flooding may occur in the next few days.

Forecasters say that rainfall, combined with the elevated river levels, will cause rivers and streams to continue rising

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Historic Vestal Houses Prepared for Demolition

Asbestos abatement crews have been busy working at several houses in a Vestal historic district as demolition plans move forward.

The properties along the Vestal Parkway East near the Binghamton city line are expected to be torn down soon

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