The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Christopher Cox of Utica for 3rd degree Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division along with the City of Norwich Police Department closed out an investigation into the sales of Heroin in the County; Cox was arraigned in the Village of Sherburne Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail.
Governor Cuomo warned New Yorkers to beware of tax collection letters that appear to be government notices, but are actually solicitations from private entities. The deceptive notices are titled “state tax warrant notice” and “bank accounts and asset seizure pending.” When recipients call the toll-free number it is from a business claiming to be able to remove the debt for a fraction of the amount owed. Anyone who believes that they have been the victim of this type of scam should contact the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Consumer Help Line at 1-800-342-3736.
Governor Cuomo announced that 63 programs from 36 SUNY campuses will receive more than $12 million in funding over the next three years to support workforce development in high-need career fields of Engineering, Healthcare, Renewable-Clean Energy, Biomedical-Biotechnical, Agriculture-Agriculture Business, and Information Technology. Locally, Binghamton University will get $1.7 million dollars, BCC will get $191,301, SUNY Delhi will get $70,000, Morrisville State College will get $253,000.
Chenango County Hospice Camp 4 Seasons assists children with loss and grief, they will be held at the Norwich YMCA this summer. Chenango county Children and young adults from grades K to 12th are invited to attend, registration is requested before July 1st at 334-3556, or at the agency’s website at www.hospicechenango.org.