Bail was set at $150,000 cash or $300,000 property bond for 29-year-old Kyle Whitfield of Greene on a 2nd degree murder charge for the fatal stabbing 33-year-old James Button, Jr., of Greene. Whitfield was sent back to the Chenango County Correctional Facility pending Grand Jury action.
Crews from several fire departments responded to a fire at 459 Keech Road in Guilford, at about 1:15 this morning. Crews from Mount Upton, Norwich, Oxford and South New Berlin assisted the Guilford Fire Department, with no injuries reported. Chenango County Fire Investigators will look into the cause of the fire today.
NY State of Health reported that 908,595 New Yorkers have completed their applications and 590,639 have enrolled for coverage since the launch of the Marketplace on October 1, 2013. More than 70% of those who enrolled were uninsured at the time of application. The open enrollment period for individuals runs through March 31st, Individuals and families can get information and enroll in a plan at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or by calling 1-855-355-5777.
A.O. Fox Hospital is holding an Open House today to celebrate the completion of the “Gold Standard of Patient Care” modernization project. This final phase of the project includes the creation of a 14-bed observation unit, the event takes place from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm today in the observation unit, on the 1st floor of the hospital. Tours will be available and light refreshments will be served.