P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 6-20-14

Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders announced an agreement on a bill that to establish a medical marijuana program with provisions to ensure that it’s reserved only for patients with serious conditions and is dispensed and administered in a manner that protects public health and safety.


(Cuomo 6-20-14)


The legislation grants the Department of Health the authority to issue regulations to implement the program, as well as set a price. The Governor would also be allowed to suspend or terminate any provisions of the program based on the recommendations of the Commissioner or Superintendent. The bill would take effect immediately and sunset in 7 years.


State Senator Tom Libous announced that an agreement has been reached with the Governor to keep the Greater Binghamton Health Center Open.  This agreement commits funding to invest in community services, creates safeguards against potentially dangerous releases and includes a framework for long-term planning.


The Northeast Classic Car Museum and Matthews Ford Planet PreOwned will hold Mustang Mania Day in Norwich tomorrow.  Marty Kuhn of the Northeast Classic car Museum explains:


(Marty Kuhn 6-20-14)


The celebration begins with 1/2 price admission to the Northeast Classic Car Museum from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  At 1:30pm, Professor Malinowski will speak at the Museum, at 6:00 pm; Matthews Ford Planet PreOwned is hosting their annual Mustang Rally at 175 East Main Street.


A Florida man was charged with attempted robbery, burglary and conspiracy in connection with a Dec. 23rd incident in Cooperstown.  Stephen Janiszeski of Ocoee, Fla., was arrested at the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida after an investigation by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators determined  Janiszeski had accompanied Barry Renert on Dec. 23rd when Renert entered the Seventh Inning Stretch in Cooperstown, where he confronted the owner and displayed a handgun.  Janiszeski was arraigned in town of Otsego court and sent to the Otsego County Jail without bail. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the charges connected to the Cooperstown incident.


Chenango County Dairy Day is tomorrow in Norwich.  The day’s activities include a 5K ‘Milk Run’ at 9am with the signup at 8:30, a parade at 10:30am, the ZooMobile from the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, Face Painting, a Duck Derby, a Hay Bale Maze at the Chenango County Fairgrounds.


The Delaware valley humane society will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday.  The event will be held from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM at the shelter in Sidney.


New York legislators approved amending state law, to require agencies placing children in foster care, to first check whether prospective parents have done it before and provided poor or questionable care. The amendment, if signed by Governor Cuomo, would require all foster care agencies to check with the Office of Children and Family Services, to determine whether prospective parents ever had foster a child removed from their home, evaluate the reasons why and determine if the foster home should be reopened.



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