Governor Cuomo announced the findings of a statewide review of compliance under the “Enough is Enough” law at 244 higher-education institutions across the state. The review found that, many institutions have not taken the necessary steps to achieve full compliance, & they will be required to submit an action plan to achieve full compliance within 30 days. So far, 38.9% were compliant 11.9% were not-compliant & 49.2% were significantly compliant, but presented concerns that must be addressed to achieve compliance.
The Sidney Central School Alumni Association’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Ceremony will be held this Friday & Saturday. Alumni Association Spokesman Greg Davie explains:
(Greg Davie 9-20-17)
Tickets are available through any committee member or at VEP & J&M trophies on Main Street in Sidney, More information is available at Sidney alumni.org.
Oneonta Police Department reported that they have received complaints from a number of citizens indicating that they have received scam phone calls from an unknown person claiming to be a representative of a police department in Florida. The scammer claims that they are performing a donation drive and asks for money. Oneonta Police reminds area residents to contact & donate to reputable charities that are well known to conduct releif efforts for those affected by natural disasters.
The new 838 area code is taking effect for new phone service in eastern New York. The state Public Service Commission says as of Tuesday, customers seeking new service or an additional line in the 518 region may be assigned the new 838 area code. The 518 region spans 17 counties from the Catskills to Canada and from the eastern Mohawk Valley to the Vermont border. The new 838 area code was overlaid in the area to meet demand for new telephone numbers. The overlay requires all consumers to dial 10 digits, even within their own area code. It’s the second new area code overlay to take effect this year in New York. In the 315 area of central New York, a 680 overlay took effect in March.
Fans of Horror movies will get a chance locally to see a New York Premier of “Killer Campout” this weekend, with a chance to meet actors from the film. Afton Resident Solon Tsangaras is in “Killer Campout”, he told WCDO News about the premier Saturday:
(Solon Tsangaras 9-20-17)
The event & screening will begin at 6:00 PM Saturday at Foothills Performing Arts Center on Market street in Oneonta.
Binghamton City Police announced that they made the biggest marijuana arrest in 8 years Tuesday, following a traffic stop of 30-year-old Benjamin Key, of Berkshire, for two traffic violations. A search of the vehicle found 7.8 pounds of marijuana in several vacuum sealed bags which has a street value of $32,000, plus $2500 Cash. Key was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and was released on bail; he faces court action at a later date.
New York State Senator Jim Seward has joined the Hartwick College faculty as an adjunct professor of political science for the fall 2017 semester. Seward is a class of ‘73 Hartwick College Graduate, he will teach “New York State Politics and Policy” for 20 students, Seward will draw on his decades-long experience in the State Senate. Senator Seward is serving his 16th term as a state senator.
The United Way of Delaware & Otsego Counties will kick off their 2017 Campaign today. The Board of Directors of the United Way will be at the B-Side Ballroom in the Clinton Plaza in Oneonta from 4:00 to 6:30 PM; they will also be announcing the recipient of the 2017 Cheri Albrecht Excellence Award at 5:15 pm.