P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 3-22-13

State Senator Jim Seward commented on the state budget agreement reached in Albany among state leaders late Wednesday:


(Seward 3-22-13)


Voting in the state senate & Assembly on the budget bills will begin Saturday; the budget should be finalized before the April 1st deadline for the first time in 37 years.


The Broome county Sheriff’s department has arrested 29-year-old Megan Gismot of Binghamton, following an investigation into missing controlled substances.  Gismot was charged with 1st degree falsifying business records and 3rd degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, she is accused of falsifying records and stealing controlled substances while working as a pharmacy technician at an area hospital.  Gismot was arraigned & was released pending further court action.


Court cases were heard in state courtrooms in Albany Thursday, where the decisions will determine if the state laws will usurp town laws with regards to Gas Drilling.  Scott Kurkoski is the attorney hoping to overturn a gas-drilling ban in the town of Middlefield, he contends that those in opposition to Gas Drilling in this region are ignoring the facts:


(Scott Kurkoski 3-22-13)


A similar case from the town of Dryden is also in the state’s appellate court, both decisions are expected in the spring.


State Troopers arrested 27 year old Rebecca Fiore of Harpursville for Switched Plates, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and No Insurance. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on Fox Hollow Road in Kirkwood,  Fiore was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Kirkwood Court at a later date.


The 2nd Annual General Clinton Canoe regatta Hall of Fame class has been announced, with 8 paddlers and contributors to be inducted this year.  Hall Of Fame Committee Member Greg Davie explains:


(Greg Davie 3-22-13)


Davie said that the 2nd annual induction ceremony will be held on May 25th at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge, during the General Clinton Canoe Regatta weekend.


State Police at Oneonta arrested 30 year old Larry Roe of Schenevus for Criminal Mischief. The arrest resulted from an investigation conducted by State Police in Maryland, New York  Roe was arraigned in the Town of Maryland Court and is scheduled to reappear on April 9th.


State police arrested 40 year old Adrian Origoni of Oneonta for 1st degree unlawfully dealing with a child and prohibited sale to a person under 21, Origoni is accused of selling alcohol to the underage person at the Sip n’ Sail Tavern at 80 Water Street in Onoenta.  Origone owns the tavern, it was targeted by a state police  after they had received complaints that the underage patrons were served alcohol there.



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