The first day of the WCDO Fundraiser for the Chenango County Toys for Tots programs was very successful, with donations of toys, checks & cash coming into the WCDO studios throughout the day.  A fire in Norwich Friday damaged about $8,000 of toys stored by the program for this year’s drive, Toys for Tots Coordinator Roger Barnhart stopped by yesterday to talk about the importance of the program, and how many people benefited last year locally:


(Roger Barnhart 12-3-13)


Barnhart left WCDO with $3148 yesterday, about 97% of the money collected goes directly for toy purchases.  Donations are being accepted at WCDORADIO.com for toys for tots, toys are still being accepted at the WCDO Studios today, they will also be collected in Bainbridge this Saturday when the Toys for Tots train stops at noon.


A wood stove is blamed for a Saturday fire in Deposit.  Deposit Firefighters & fire fighters from 7 other departments responded to 2941 China Road around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, the house was a total loss, the Red Cross is assisting occupants.


State police at Sidney arrested 31-year-old Howard Archer of Unadilla for unlawful possession of marihuana.  The arrest resulted from a vehicle stop on Pine Hill Road in Sidney.   Police searched Archer’s vehicle & confiscated 15 grams of marihuana and two smoking pipes with burnt marihuana residue, Archer was released on tickets returnable to the Sidney town court on December 12th.


State troopers arrested 32-year-old Nicole Caves of Beacon, New York Saturday, after a property damage automobile accident on State Route 17 in Hancock. Caves was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a reportable BAC result of .26%, more than 3 times the legal limit.   Cave was issued tickets to appear in the Hancock town court on January 26,


The Oneonta Common Council approved a 2014 budget by a vote of 5 to 2 Last week.  The $15.3 million dollar general fund budget for 2014 carries a tax levy increase of 1.5%, a public hearing on the plan Will be held tonight at Oneonta City Hall at 7:00, the council will then likely vote on the budget.


Commerce Chenango announces the NBT BANK ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR will be held tonight at their 52 South Broad Street Norwich location.  The event will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, more information is available at 334-1402.


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