Governor Cuomo announced the creation of the Mohawk Valley and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program, to provide assistance to those affected by the recent flooding, but who will not get individual assistance from FEMA.  Cuomo said that the state would commit $16 million to provide assistance to Homeowners, small businesses, and farmers in the areas affected by storms & flooding in late June through early July.  Program details are still being finalized; complete application instructions and requirements are not yet available but will be announced shortly.  The New York State Flood Helpline is 1-888-769-7243. 


31-year-old Sylvester Dorvil of Oneonta has been charged for 2 counts attempted assault in connection with two fights in the Otsego County jail last week.  Dorvil is accused of punching 2 fellow inmates at the county jail, he was arraigned & was returned to the jail on $5,000 bail and scheduled to re-appear in the Middlefield court next month.


The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested Jonathon Kuhr and Anthony Dabbracci on a variety of drug charges following a stop on Main Street in Binghamton. Kuhr and Dabbracci are accused of possessing heroin, hypodermic syringes, and prescription drugs.   Both are scheduled to appear in the City of Binghamton Court at a later date to answer their charges.


Governor Cuomo will host the “Build Back Better: New York Rising Storm Recovery Conference” today at the “Egg” in  Albany. The conference will focus on the launch of a program which empowers localities damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee to redesign their communities, identify ways to strengthen their resiliency, and contribute to New York’s effort to build back better and smarter in the face of future extreme weather events.



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