A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 2-15-13

It was another contentious Sidney Town Board meeting last night at the Civic Center.  Attendance dictated that the board move the meeting to room 202 from the first floor boardroom.  Notable items at last nights meeting included problems with town employees getting paid in a timely fashion, the board decided that the January 10th meeting called by New town councilman Tobi Whitaker was illegally called, making that night’s vote on a gas drilling moratorium illegal.  Town attorney Joe Ermeti and Attorney David Slottje, who was hired to counsel regarding the gas drilling moratorium, disagreed on items of state law regarding town boards, A public hearing was hastily allowed after normal town business, councilman Eric Wilson left, items were submitted to the board for consideration during the public hearing, before a new vote on the controversial moratorium, those items were ignored and a new vote of 3 to 1 was cast for the moratorium, which may or may not hold up if challenged in court.  At the conclusion of the meeting, town attorney Joe Ermeti had no comment about the meeting.


4 fire companies responded yesterday afternoon to a trailer fire at 100 Hawk Road in the town of Windsor.  No one was home at the time the fire broke out, no injuries among firefighters were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


The Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 35-year-old Neil Scarfuto of Long Branch, New Jersey for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.  The arrest followed an investigation into a domestic incident in Otsego County,  Scarfuto was turned over to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office for further action.


The Binghamton Senators announced that tonight is “Pucks 4 Paws Night” as the team hosts the Syracuse Crunch.  The first 250 fans through the doors will receive a Pucks 4 Paws Vuvuzela horn courtesy of Dickin Memorial Animal Hospital.  The B-Sens will wear their red third jerseys, which will be auctioned off post-game to benefit the Broome Sports Foundation.  Tickets are available at the Broome County Arena box office and at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 722-SENS (7367) and through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.


The Bainbridge Guilford Girl Scout Service Unit 365 is holding their annual “Princess Ball” on Saturday February 16th at the Greenlawn elementary school.  The event runs form 2:00 until 4:00 PM; registration or more information is available at 267-2378.


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