P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 10-25-13

State Troopers arrested 35-year-old Sean Urgo of Norwich for criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of child and 2nd degree harassment. The arrest followed the investigation into a dispute on Bartlett Road in Norwich; Urgo was arraigned in the Norwich town court and released on his own recognizance.  An order of protection was issued for the victim; Urgo’s faces court action on November 21st.


The web site New York created to help uninsured state residents find coverage, under the Affordable Care Act, is still operating without significant problems, in contrast to the trouble-plagued federal web site. The New York web site allows applicants to enroll in 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of their personal finances, according to the Community Service Society of New York. The New York site recorded 30 million hits during its first week, and state officials moved quickly to increase its capacity.  Go to nystateofhealth.ny.gov


U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that the FDA has heeded his call and approved regulations to make it harder to access painkillers that contain Hydrocodone.  The FDA has reclassified Hydrocodone as a Schedule II controlled substance, which will impose greater restrictions in how doctors can prescribe the drug and the quantity that can be prescribed.  Hydrocodone is among the most widely prescribed drug in New York State.


Town of Guilford residents are invited to participate in a special planning workshop l on Saturday October 26th at 9:30 AM.  The event will be held at the Guilford town hall on marble road; more information is available at 895-9966 or 895-6827.


The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Greene High School Saturday morning from 9-noon issuing Child Safe ID’s.  The Sheriff’s office will also conduct a child safety seat check.  For more information go to chenangosheriff.us

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and The Chrysler Corporation is teaming up with the Robert Kennedy Center for Justice and Human
Rights to instill bullying prevention instincts in parents, teachers and students with the “Drive for the Kids” program, which comes to the Delhi elementary school from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the Costume Dance.  Delhi Motor Company will host the fundraiser where, for every test drive taken during the fundraiser, the school will earn $10 from Chrysler toward enrichment programs.  The event will be held in the school parking lot, more information is available at



The leaf pickup program for this year in the village of Sidney is now underway.  The village will utilize its vacuum leaf loader the collection of leaves.  Village residents should rake leaves to the curb for pickup.  People are asked to not park vehicles on the street where they could conflict with the pickup.



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