A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 3-21-14

This week’s announcement regarding the new Amphenol plant in Sidney getting a direct tap from the proposed Constitution Pipeline still waits for federal approval for the project.  Constitution Pipeline Spokesman Chris Stockton explains:


(Chris Stockton 3-21-14)


Stockton said that if the project is approved, construction would begin next January, along the I-88 corridor from northern Pennsylvania into the capital region.


State Senator Jim Seward will be at Sidney Central School this morning at 10:00 AM.  Senator Seward will take part in New York Agricultural Literacy Week & will read to first graders at Sidney Elementary from the book, “Who Grew My Soup?”  by Tom Darbyshire.  The agricultural themed book stresses the importance of local farmers and their role in providing nutritious food.  The event is coordinated by New York Agriculture in the Classroom, State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the State Education Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Farm Bureau.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 22-year-old Tyler Barnes of Norwich  on charges of 4th degree Criminal Mischief & 2nd degree Harassment .  Barnes is accused of striking someone in the faces during a dispute and breaking some of the victim’s property, Barnes was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $100 cash bail.  Barnes is to reappear in the Town of Norwich Court at a later date.


Veterans in New York seeking health insurance have been wrongly placed in the state’s Medicaid program, rather than federal programs. State comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the mistakes occurred because of poor coordination between the state Health Department and local social-services departments. The audit found from January 2013 through October 2013, Medicaid paid more than $105 million for services provided to veterans,  many of the veterans were also entitled to benefits through the VA. New York has about 913,000 veterans. To view the report, visit osc.state.ny.us.



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