A.m. news Friday 8-22-14
Tioga County Sheriff’s Department and Tioga County Bureau of Fire began a process last night that intended to make residents of Richford aware of a potential water hazard involving the Valley View Pond dam. While distributing flyers regarding the dam situation, an inadvertent message was sent to Richford area telephones telling people to evacuate erroneously. There was no need to evacuate; area Fire Department will siphon water from the Valley View Pond today to further reduce the water hazard at the dam.
The Sidney Center Improvement Group will host another stream clean up day Saturday, starting at 10:00 AM. Group Spokesman Mike Sellitti explains:
The group was formed following the 2006 flooding of Carr’s Creek, which wiped out a section of I-88 & led to the death of 2 truckers. More information is available t 301-0479.
Area United Way programs and the Sidney Boys & Girls club are teaming up for the 2nd school supplies give away at the Sidney civic center this afternoon. Trish Tyrell of the boys & girls club explains:
(Trish Tyrell 8-22-14)
The giveaway will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Boys & Girls Club on the 2nd floor of the Sidney civic center today.
Country artist’s Jamie O’Neal, Andy Griggs and Ty Herndon will perform tonight at 7:00 PM at Damaschke field in Oneonta. The concert will go on rain or shine under the large tent. Continuing with shows throughout the weekend, the “All Star Jam,” featuring some of the areas premier musicians, will take to the stage throughout the day Saturday, followed by Three Dog Night performing Sunday. Tickets for the Friday show are $20 and are on sale now, more information or to purchase tickets visit wedosubaru.com.