Otsego County deputies arrested 43-year-old Steven Belton of Oneonta Tuesday night, deputies confiscated heroin, marijuana, $14,000 in cash and three electronic digital scales.  Belton is charged with 3rd & 7th degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, criminal possession of marijuana, and criminally using drug paraphernalia.  Belton was arraigned in Oneonta Town Court and taken to the Otsego County Jail without bail.


The state DOT announced that crews will be performing bridge maintenance on Interstate 81 southbound over the Chenango River, between exit 5 (Front Street/Broome Community College) and exit 4 (Hillcrest/Binghamton), beginning at 10 AM this morning.  Motorists will encounter a left lane closure between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The left lane will be open to traffic at 1 p.m. and the right lane will be closed between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. This work is anticipated to be completed by 3 p.m. this afternoon.


A Siena College poll shows that a majority of Downstate voters support the return of Hydrofracking to upstate New York, but Upstages remain opposed to it by a small margin.  The poll said that downstaters approved of Hydrofracking by a 42 to 36% margin, while those in the upstate counties oppose it by a 45-39% margin.  An overall poll puts the totals at 42% favored Hydrofracking while 36% opposed it.  The poll was virtually unchanged from results in an October Sienna Poll.


The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting tonight in the District Conference Room to discuss regular district business. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM with committee meetings. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:30 PM.

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