High graduation ceremonies will be held in the tri county area today through Sunday. Commencement exercises begin tonight in the Windsor district at 6:30 PM, followed by the Afton graduation at 7:00 PM in the gymnasium, Franklin at 7:00 PM in the High School auditorium, in the Unatego at 7:00 pm at the High School Football field or the gymnasium if the weather turns. Also holding 7:00 PM commencement exercises, the Laurens, Milford, Morris & Deposit school districts.
The House of Representatives voted against a new 5-year farm bill with a vote of 195 in favor and 234 opposed. Area congressman Chris Gibson voted in favor of the bill, which would have helped upstate dairy farmers meet the growing demand for liquid 1 milk by the growing yogurt industry, it also called for increased funding to combat Lyme disease. It’s the 2nd straight year that Congress has failed to get a farm bill passed; agriculture is New York State’s top industry.
Broome County sheriff’s deputies have charged 41 year old Scott Jones of Sherburne for DWI & driving with a blood alcohol content 3 times above .08%. Jones was charged following an accident Thursday night where his vehicle collided with a UPS truck in the town of Colesville at the intersection of Walling Road and Route 7. Jones faces court action at a later date.