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Fenton Residents Fume Waiting On Next Gas Transfer Station Decision From DEC

Even with no update on the station, Fenton Planning Board meetings are packed and tense. At a meeting this week, residents protested the station wearing white t-shirts that read “no compressor station” in red and black writing. There's a picture of a gas pipeline on the bottom. The residents and the board are waiting to hear back from the state. The Department of Environmental Conservation is combing through 14 state agencies to pick one to run an environmental study.

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Fenton Residents Fume Waiting On Next Gas Transfer Station Decision From DEC

Even with no update on the station, Fenton Planning Board meetings are packed and tense. At a meeting this week, residents protested the station wearing white t-shirts that read “no compressor station” in red and black writing. There's a picture of a gas pipeline on the bottom. The residents and the board are waiting to hear back from the state. The Department of Environmental Conservation is combing through 14 state agencies to pick one to run an environmental study.

Not From Wisconsin at Hopshire Farm & Brewery

WSKG's 'Brew Beats' is a half hour of great music and good company! In this episode we visit Hopshire Farm & Brewery located in the rolling hills outside Dryden, NY. There we talk with owner Randy Lacey about the community that has formed around his brewery. We also welcome Not From Wisconsin as they perform a blend of indie rock/chamber folk in front of a live audience. WATCH ONLINE

 

Dirt Farm at Two Goats Brewing

WSKG's 'Brew Beats' is a half hour of great music and good company! In this episode, we travel to the scenic Finger Lakes to profile Two Goats Brewing. We talk with owners Jon and Jessica Rodgers about what makes their business so unique and how they got settled in beautiful Hector, New York. We also welcome Dirt Farm for a raucous set of Americana rock'n'roll. Grab a frosty beverage and enjoy this episode of Brew Beats!

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Where Binghamton Mayoral Candidates Stand On Regional Issues

Next Tuesday, Binghamton voters choose between Republican incumbent Rich David and Democrat Tarik Abdelazim for their next mayor. WSKG’s Gabe Altieri talked with both of the candidates about issues that affect not only Binghamton, but communities throughout the Southern Tier.  Blight and Opioids: On Blight: When a property is foreclosed on, the county takes control, then auctions it off. Tarik Abdelazim doesn’t like this process. He says the people bidding on these properties are often slumlords who aren’t interested in revitalizing them. Abdelazim, instead, wants to move all the properties over to the land bank and only sell to landlords without code violations at their properties over the last two years.

Amy Hoi Ngan Hsiao Exhibits Paintings at First Friday

Hong Kong native Amy Hoi Ngan Hsiao presents 'Ice and Fire', an exhibit of her latest work at the Orazio Salati Gallery during November. She joins us to speak about her studies at Alfred University and settling in Montrose, Pennsylvania. http://wskg.org/audio/amy.mp3

 

Photo credit: Amy Hoi Ngan Hsiao

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Federal Tax Uncertainty Casts Doubt On PA’s Revenue Projections

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Four months into the fiscal year, Pennsylvania's revenues are more-or-less on target.  A new report from the state Independent Fiscal Office shows collections are about $10 million dollars below estimates--a figure IFO Director Matthew Knittel said is leaps and bounds better than this time last year, when state income lagged by more than 20 times that much. The commonwealth ended last fiscal year nearly $1.5 billion below projections--a shortfall that contributed to lawmakers' painful, protracted budget battle. However, Knittel said the fact that revenues look better this year doesn't mean there's not still potential for instability--especially if the Trump administration doesn't overhaul the federal tax code as promised. "We think if federal tax reform does not happen...then we would lower our revenue estimate for this year," he said. The uncertainty stems from individuals and businesses delaying reporting some of their income in hopes of getting a tax cut later.

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Post-Impasse, Many In PA Want To See Changes In State Budgeting

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- After a tumultuous budget process that saw state lawmakers pass a plan they couldn't fully pay for, many are looking into changing how the system works entirely. For four months, the budget was in a sort of limbo. A $32 billion spending package passed just after the June 30th due date, so most state spending continued as usual. But the budget was over $2 billion out of balance, and stayed that way until late last month. A number of lawmakers--and others--want to keep that from happening again "It has to be one vote so we don't spend money we don't have, and frankly so politicians don't get to say, 'I want to spend this money, which is popular, but I'm not going to vote to pay for it because that's unpopular,'" Montgomery County Senator Daylin Leach said.