Governor Cuomo and United University Professions announced a tentative contract agreement between the state and the union representing more than 35,000 SUNY employees. UUP members had been without a contract since 2011. The agreement is tentative pending ratification by UUP membership later this spring.  According to the State Budget Office, the agreement will save approximately $87 million in wages through a Deficit Reduction Program over the contract period. All changes to health benefits will save $99 million over the contract period.


Sidney village police arrested 44-year-old Kevin Duvall of Sidney, on a charge of 2nd degree placing a false bomb or hazardous substance.  Duvall was charged after a report to police of a pipe bomb in a desk at Duvall’s residence, which was not active, and was dismantled by authorities and turned over to village police.  Duvall was arraigned and was remanded to the custody of the Delaware county sheriff’s department on $5,000 bail pending future court action, the investigation is continuing.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 27-year-old Joseph Naccarato of Ballston Lake for Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Keep Right, and Speed not Reasonable and prudent, following a 1-car accident on Scotch Mountain Road in the Town of Delhi.  Naccarato was driving too fast for road conditions and left the roadway and overturned, he was transported to O’Connor Hospital where he was treated and released, he was arraigned in Delhi Town Court and released on his own recognizance & will return to court at a later date.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a one-car motor vehicle accident on Catskill Turnpike Road in the Town of Meredith.  27-year-old Elyse Perkins of Batavia was traveling east when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road, lost control and overturned.  There were no injuries and no tickets were issued.


Oneonta police arrested 19-year-old John Kolankowski of North Java for 3rd degree criminal mischief & 2nd degree attempted criminal trespass, following the report of an intoxicated individual trying to enter an Oneonta residence by breaking a door.  Kolankowski tried to get into a Walnut Street home apparently mistaking it for his local residence at about 12:45 a.m. Friday, he faces court action at a alter date.



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