Governor Cuomo addressed health care workers on Tuesday, as the state readies them for any possible cases of Ebola reaching the state:
So far, no cases of Ebola have been reported in the state, the governor has designated 8 hospitals to handle all cases that may be diagnosed.
2 Otego men were arrested on felony sex-crime charges. 26-year-old Marco Lizarraga was charged with 2nd-degree rape, and his brother, 26 year old Antonio Lizarraga was charged with criminal sexual act, they were also charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and endangering the welfare of a child. The brothers are accused of sex crimes against an Oneonta girl younger than 16, and accused of providing alcohol and marijuana at a party, they were sent to the Otsego County jail on $2,500 bail each
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 23-year-old Justin Brownell of Nineveh for 2nd degree Burglary & Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Brownell is accused of breaking into the victim’s residence and stealing several items, he was arraigned in the Town of Coventry Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional facility on $2,500 cash bail. Brownell is to reappear in the Town of Coventry Court at a later date to answer to his charges.
The village of Bainbridge announced that they would hold 2 meetings, regarding the revision of the village’s long-term plan. A meeting for the business community will be held on Wednesday October 29th at 6:30, a community meeting for residents will be held on Wednesday November 19th at 6:30, both meetings are at the Bainbridge Town hall. More information is available at 267-8541 or 435-5334.
Governor Cuomo, Senator Libous, Assemblyman Crouch, and Norwich Mayor Joe Maiurano announced a Citizen Preparedness Training Program on Saturday November 15th at 1:00 AM At the Norwich High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 10:00 AM, the program seeks to provide citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Each family that attends will receive a NYS Disaster Preparedness Backpack. To register for the training, go to prepare.ny.gov/training-events.
On Election Day there will 3 propositions to vote on. 1 proposal seeks to reform the redistricting procedure where a commission would be set up to determine the lines of state legislative and congressional districts. The 2nd measure would make it acceptable for state legislative bills to be distributed to lawmakers electronically, rather than in physical printed-out form. Proposition No. 3 is the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014, which would grant the state permission to borrow up to $2 billion for capital projects that includes installing high-speed Internet in schools, provide classrooms with learning technology equipment and equip school buildings with high-tech security features.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s department arrested 18-year-old Amiel Reynolds of Afton for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Reynolds is accused of being in possession of a set of vehicle keys that had been reported stolen. Reynolds was arraigned in the Village of Afton Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional facility on $250 cash bail. Reynolds is to appear in the Village of Afton Court at a later date.