April is Alcohol & Drug Abuse Awareness Month, and with prom & graduation seasons coming soon, it is important to remember that those events have been incorrectly viewed by generations as a rite of passage for teenagers to be introduced to alcohol, according to Dave Ramsey of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Delaware … [Read more...]


Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth.   TPG will have representation on the company’s board. Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya will serve as its chairman.   Chobani was founded in 2005 & has grown quickly in recent years on the surge of … [Read more...]


Governor Cuomo & state leaders met today to discuss the New York Rising program, to distribute money to areas that needed rebuilding after the string of devastating weather events hit the state over the last 3 years. The Governor Commended local leaders in attendance for their efforts in putting together plans to rebuild their communities: … [Read more...]


State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced a legislative proposal to help local governments improve their long-term budget planning. The bill would provide reimbursement municipalities for costs incurred for hiring financial advisors to assist in long term budget planning.   The proposal includes the creation of a Fiscal Stress Monitoring System for local governments. DiNapoli’s monitoring system has … [Read more...]


The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department & Sidney Village Police arrested 27-year-old Michael Nodine of Sidney on an Arrest Warrant for Attempted Assault.   Nodine is accused of assaulting and attempting to cause physical injury to another inmate at the Delaware County Jail last week. Nodine was being held in the Jail on $5000 bail on … [Read more...]


Today is Earth Day, which had its beginnings in the 1970’s. Delaware County Solid waste Manager Sue McIntyre said that Delaware County’s efforts were beginning, at the start of the Earth Day movement:   (Sue McIntyre 4-22-14)   McIntyre said that Delaware County is continuing with the expansion of their recycling program & facilities in … [Read more...]

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 4-21-14

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors announced that they have set up a hotline, to inform law enforcement agencies of possible drug issues, mainly with heroin.  State senator John Bonacic said that while the “I-Stop” program has cut down on doctor shopping, there were unintended consequences:   (Bonacic 4-21-14)   The Delaware County hotline to … [Read more...]

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 4-21-14

State Police at Oneonta responded to a reported armed robbery Saturday at Convenience Express, State Route 7 in Oneonta.  A white male approximately 6’ to 6’ 2” tall, medium build, wearing a full face mask, dark colored hooded sweatshirt with Monster & Fox Racing logos across chest, entered the store and stole an undisclosed amount … [Read more...]

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 4-18-14

The Federal EPA has concluded that a draft report on the environmental impacts of the proposed Constitution Pipeline is “insufficient,” and that a potential option of locating the line along I- 88 has not been fully evaluated.  The EPA is calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the pipeline planners, the state DOT, the Federal … [Read more...]

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 4-18-14

Level 3 Sex Offender John Cumo of Walton is facing additional charges of 2nd & 3rd degree Criminal Trespass & 2 counts of criminal mischief, in relation to break-ins at two Town of Hamden seasonal properties.  Cumo was arrested Wednesday by Delaware county deputies, state police & US Marshals after removing his GPS unit Tuesday, … [Read more...]