A.m. news Thursday 8-8-13

Former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno is expected to face a second federal trial after an appeals court on Tuesday rejected his claim of double jeopardy.  Bruno was convicted in 2009 of 2 counts of mail fraud, that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned conviction.  Bruno was accused of taking  $440,000 in consulting payments and $80,000 for a horse from an Albany-area businessman while serving as the State Senate Majority Leader. The appeals court ruling Tuesday sends the case back to federal court in Albany for another trial.


Governor Cuomo today announced that $75 million in state grant funding will be available through SICG to help counties strengthen and improve their emergency communications systems.  Locally, Chenango & Broome Counties are eligible in the next round; Applications must be received by September 30th to dhsesoiec@dhses.ny.gov.


The Butternut Valley Alliance’s 5th Annual Summer Harvest Festival will take place in Guy Rathbun Park in Morris, from 3:00 to 6:30 PM today.   The festival is held in conjunction with the weekly Morris Farmers’ Market, it features local vendors with fresh produce, cheeses, meat and poultry, maple syrup, baked goods, flours and mixes, and plants.   The Alliance’s “Guide to Local Farm Food,” will also be available, & Admission is free.


The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting this evening in the District Conference Room at 6:30 PM to discuss district business. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:30 PM.


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