Congressman Maurice Hinchey, has sent a letter requesting Congressional hearings to assess potential concerns with hydraulic fracturing of natural gas. Over the past weekend, The New York Times published an article describing potential environmental and health concerns resulting from “hydrofracking.” These concerns include the inadequacy of... Read More.
The Delaware River Basin Commission has announced that the period for submitting written comments on the proposed natural gas development rules will be extended an additional 30 days through the close of business on April 15th. The comment period was to have ended March 16. The... Read More.
The Broome County Sheriffs Office has arrested John Chordas Jr., 29, and Scott Doty, 32, both of Binghamton The men have been charged with felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. The two are accused of possessing copper wire stolen from the Norfolk Southern Railroad. The... Read More.
A supermarket custodian from Vestal has won a $2,000,000 prize on a New York Lottery instant ticket, Broome County's first Lottery millionaire of 2011. Lottery Draw Team Member Gretchen Dizer will present the winner with an over-sized prize check at the Wegmans in Vestal where... Read More.
Fearful that their university is going to soon be unable to deliver the same quality education that they had been receiving, a SUNY student group has begun to petition the State Legislature to allow SUNY to increase tuition gradually- rather than have tuition hiked... Read More.
Megabus.com is now providing select service between Binghamton and New York for as low as $1. Megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus company will begin daily service to and from Binghamton today. Customers may begin booking travel today at www.megabus.com. The megabus.com Binghamton route will be operated... Read More.
Roberson Museum and Science Center is looking for artists interested in showcasing their work in our 2011 Regional Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibition will be on display from July 9 – October 16 at Roberson with cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place... Read More.
18 different Union-Endicott High School students received regional Scholastic Art Awards in February. Over 170,000 objects were submitted in this year’s National Scholastic Art Awards program, including 628 for the region that spans seven counties in New York State and Pennsylvania. 134 works received Scholastic Art... Read More.
Cornell University has suspended Sigma Alpha Epsilon following the Friday death of 19 year old fraternity member George Desdunes. Officials said that the fraternity had likely violated Cornell's recognition policy concerning the use of alcohol. The Tompkins County sheriff has said that alcohol was a likely... Read More.
Fire investigators report that the cause of Monday's house fire in the Town of Fenton was electrical in nature. The fire started in the family room and was ruled accidental. The home at 142 Crocker Hill Road was severely damaged in the fire. Heavy flames broke through... Read More.