State Police responded to the report of a robbery at the Mirabito Quickway in Otego early Thursday morning. 29 year old Ryan Kennedy of Unadilla, is accused of entering the store armed with what appeared to be a black pistol and fled the store in a 2000 GMC pick up truck after stealing gasoline, cigarettes, beer, and snack items. State Police observed the pick up on State Route 205 in the town of Hartwick where Kennedy failed to comply and a pursuit was initiated and ended when the vehicle became disabled. Troopers discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from Unadilla; Kennedy was taken into custody and was charged with Robbery, Grand Larceny, Aggravated Felony DWI, and various traffic charges. Kennedy had a BAC of .19; he was arraigned & was remanded to Otsego County Jail.
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration of Business this evening. The event begins at 5:45 Pm at the Hunt Union Ballroom at SUNY Oneonta with music, dinner and program at 6:45PM. Brewery Ommegang will be awarded the Simon Thorpe Distinguished Business Award & Attorney John Scarzafava will be awarded the Eugene Bettiol Distinguished Citizen Award.
The state legislature has approved a bill that would enter the state in an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote. The National Popular Vote agreement would kick in when 270 electoral votes are reached, enough to give the states that signed the compact a majority of the electoral votes. 9 States & Washington DC have already passed the measure, the bill in New York awaits governor Cuomo’s signature.
Chenango county health department will host another free rabies clinic Sunday for dogs, cats & domesticated Ferrets. The clinic will be held at the Norwich City Fire station from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.