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More Outdoor Dining Coming to Downtown Binghamton

The number of downtown Binghamton establishments offering outdoor options for those who want to enjoy a meal or a beverage is growing.

Galaxy Brewing Company is planning to set up tables on the Washington Street pedestrian mall

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Big Lots Plaza Could Collapse

Broome County and City of Binghamton officials are being told the former Big Lots plaza should be condemned due to significant structural deterioration.

A survey conducted last month by Delta engineers reported the plaza is at risk of collapse

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Owego Businessman Admits Improperly Handling Hazardous Waste

An Owego man is to be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to treating, storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit.

Federal prosecutors say 46 year old Brian Davis is the owner of Large Car LLC, which installs and removes old industrial plating equipment for re-use or recycling

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Magic City Ice Co. Demolition Begins

Demolition is underway on a building that has long been considered an eyesore right at the northern gateway to the City of Binghamton.

The Magic City Ice Company, formerly Cutler Ice on Front Street is being razed

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

A New Boscov Takes Charge of Department Store Chain

The Associated Press is reporting a third generation of the Boscov family is taking over as CEO of the 43-store retail chain.

The Reading, Pennsylvania-based company said May 8 that Jim Boscov is taking over as CEO

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Major Progress Made on Prospect Mountain Project

New York State Department of Transportation officials report progress has been made in Phase 1 of the Prospect Mountain Project on Interstate 81/ Route 17 involving travel into and through Binghamton and surrounding areas. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Prep Work Underway For New Ellis Brothers Store

Workers have started gutting the interior of a former department store building in downtown Binghamton that will become the new home to Ellis Brothers Contemporary Furniture.

The store was displaced when fire tore through a Water Street building just over a year ago

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Southern Tier Counties Compete for Clean Energy Money

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking for clean energy business proposals in the area for a chance to land $20 million in state funding.

The 76West competition is modeled after a similar initiative in Western New York

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Senator Libous’ Pocketbook Survey Rates Secession, etc.

A slim majority of Southern Tier residents apparently disapprove of any plans of governments in the region seceding to Pennsylvania.

Some officials in Kirkwood and Conklin have been mulling over the possibility of joining the Keystone State, which, some say, is benefitting economically from hydraulic high-volume fracture drilling for natural gas while New York State has an indefinite moratorium on fracking

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Construction Detour Drags On

What was announced as a five-day closure of a heavily-traveled route into downtown Binghamton has been extended for weeks as a construction project continues.

Front Street between Clinton and Gaines streets has been out of service for through traffic since March 30

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