P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 11-22-13

Delaware County Board of Supervisors voted in favor recently of constructing a new recycling center, to take advantage of the growing markets for recycled materials.  County Solid waste management coordinator Sue McIntyre told WCDO News of the timeline for this project:


(Sue McIntyre 11-22-13)


McIntyre said that the county residents would recycle plastics #1 through #7 once the facility is open, and items will be separated at the Hamden facility.


State Senator Jim Seward today urged the new York State Parole Board to deny the release of David Dart, who murdered 18 year old Gillian Gibbons in 1989 in her car, parked the lower level of the Municipal Parking Garage in Oneonta.  In a letter to the superintendent where Dart is housed, Senator Seward said, that it was in the best interest of Gibbons family and the community at large that Dart be denied parole.  Dart was convicted of 2nd degree murder and is serving a 25 years to life sentence.


Governor Cuomo today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the state’s revamped “Pride of New York” website at prideofny.com, to search for locally grown and produced New York State food and beverages.   Over 3000 businesses are part of the program, from Agritourism, Baked Goods, Dairy, Nurseries, and Seafood, complete with directions to those businesses.  More information is available at 1-800-554-4501.


2 Republicans have announced plans to enter a 2014 primary against Republican Rep. Richard Hanna in the 22nd Congressional District. Michael Vasquez of Binghamton is a licensed auto and home insurance agent. The other Republican challenger is Michael Kicinski of Earlville, an electronics engineer who unsuccessfully ran against Hanna in a 2012 Republican primary.


NYSEG is warning customers about callers claiming to represent NYSEG about billing matters and urging them to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak Card to avoid having their service shut off. NYSEG will not call customers for payment if an account is in good standing  Customers who need to make an urgent payment should call directly at (800) 600-2275.


Binghamton wil receive $53,000 from FEMA to cover costs associated with flood recovery projects following Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.  Binghamton applied for FEMA aid to offset costs for 70 flood recovery projects, with 4 getting rejected.  Since the 2011 flood, the city has recouped more than $2 million from FEMA to repair over 66 sites throughout Binghamton.


The Jericho Arts Council will hold the “HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET” tomorrow from 1:00 to 10:00 PM in the Town Hall Gallery.  The event features a variety of Arts & Crafts, from local artisans and vendors. The evening includes a concert by “Bear Tracks” in the Town Hall Theater at 8:00 PM.


Saint Agnes & Saint John’s Ladies of Mary will hold their  “HOLIDAY BAZAAR & BAKE SALE” at the Saint Agnes church in Afton tomorrow from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  The church is located across from the Afton Fire station.


THE Delaware valley Humane Society will be holding a Bake Sale tomorrow starting at 9:00 AM.  The event is being held at the Sidney Great American store, until all items are gone.


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