P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 6-27-14

Norwich Police arrested 4 people on a variety of drug charges, following the execution of a search warrant at 23 Silver Street Thursday.  Police confiscated crack, heroin, and other drug paraphernalia, arrested were 23 year old Rodney MacLaury of Norwich, 17 year old Kamiel Fleury or Binghamton, 25 year old Amanda Strozier of Norwich for various felony drug charges,  & 33 year old Kevin Dunmire of Norwich for Loitering for purpose of using controlled substances.    Maclaury, Fleury, and Strozier were taken to the Norwich Police lock-up, until their scheduled arraignments in Norwich City Court, Dunmire was released on appearance ticket for city court on July 1.


Several area schools will hold their high school graduation exercises on Saturday & Sunday this year.  Commencement exercises will begin at 10:00 AM in Sidney, Harpursville, Greene, Norwich, Walton and Delhi, 10:30 at Gilbertsville Mount Upton, 10:45 at Oneonta, 2:00 PM for Unadilla Valley and 7:00 PM for Bainbridge Guilford.  On Sunday, Edmeston’s Graduation will start at 1:00 PM, and Cooperstown’s at 1:30.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 41-year-old John Burrows of Walton for Obstruction of Governmental Administration & Resisting Arrest.  The charges are a result of an incident where Burrows allegedly refused to comply with Deputies orders to stop interfering with the Walton Dog Control Officer.  Deputies reported that after being advised he was under arrest, Burrows had to be subdued with a Taser to affect the arrest.  Burrows was processed and released on an appearance ticket to return to Walton Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.


A gun buyback will be held by the state attorney general’s office Saturday in Binghamton.  Officials will be accepting working and non-working, unloaded firearms in exchange for compensation on site, at the VFW at 65 Carroll Street in Binghamton, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.


In upcoming weeks, the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council will rank 179 project proposals vying for a share of $750 million in state funding. The Southern Tier region is competing against nine other economic development councils in the state. In 2013, the Southern Tier region, which includes Broome, Chenango and Delaware counties, as awarded $81.9 million in state funds for 87 projects. Projects will be scored during the review period. Scores are due to the state Aug. 15th. The state then makes a final determination on which projects will receive funding


State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the launch of the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program, which will provide small loans to families struggling to avoid foreclosure. The loans will assist families in securing mortgage modifications and result in more families staying in their homes. The program is an enhancement to the Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program, which provides struggling borrowers with free legal and housing counseling services. For more information go to nysmap.org.





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