Governor Cuomo announced that the Southern Tier Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program would be held tomorrow at 11;00 AM at the Owego-Apalachin Middle school Auditorium in Owego. The program seeks to provide citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. More information is available at prepare.ny.gov/training-events.
State lawmakers passed a bill to boost the availability of the drug naloxone, which reverses heroin overdoses. The bill would allow health care professionals to provide orders for certified training programs and pharmacies, Pharmacists would then be able to issue naloxone kits to anyone at risk of an overdose, or their caretaker, and instruct them on how to administer the drug. Heroin deaths in the state have more than doubled from 215 in 2008 to 478 in 2012. The bill now goes to Governor Cuomo for consideration.
Long time Afton resident, teacher, and area Leader Margery Secrest has died. Secrest served on the BOCES Board of Education, was the President of the Afton School District Board of Education, Vice president of the Chenango County Farm Bureau, as well as serving on Afton Planning Board, the Indian Hills Girls Scout Council, & several other local organizations. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.
State Police at Oneonta arrested 27 year old Jeffrey Edwards of Oneonta, for Driving While Intoxicated with a reportable BAC result of .16% and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest was made sfollowing traffic law stop for speeding on State Highway 28 in Oneonta, Edwards was driving with a suspended license, a search of the vehicle uncovered 4 grams of marihuana. Edwards was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Oneonta Court on May 14th. ——————————–
The annual Big Wheels Golf Tournament will be held at the Delhi College Golf Course today. The event is the main fundraiser for programs and services for Delaware County senior citizens. More information is available at the Delaware County Office for the Aging at 746-6333.