Governor Cuomo Outlined a 10 Point Plan this weekend to tackle the issue of poverty across the state:
Among the proposals in the agenda, are plans to decreases costs for college for children of struggling families, a plan to increase the minimum wage in the state, along with the continuation of closing jails by keeping the economical challenged into jobs & out of jails.
The Delaware County DA’s office announced that Lee McDonald of Walton was arrested by Investigators Thursday on a sealed Grand Jury indictment, following a lengthy investigation. McDonald was charged with 1 count of 2nd & 4th Degree Grand Larceny, in connection with a series of bounced checks to area businesses from McDonald’s 2 business ventures. McDonald was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash Bail or $100,000 Bond. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the DA’s office at 832-5421.
State Senator Tom Libous today announced the passing of his Mother, Katherine Libous. Mrs. Libous was 86 years of age, a Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Highland Avenue in Binghamton this Friday at 12:00 noon. The family will receive friends at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Friday from 11am to 12 noon. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.”
Gilbertsville Mount Upton graduate Corin Todd of Otego has been selected to compete in the 2015 ESPN X-Games in Aspen, Colorado this weekend. Todd is a professional snocross rider, he told WCDO about competing in the X-Games:
(Corin Todd 1-19-15)
The Winter X Games include winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling, Todd’s event will be seen live on ESPN this Sunday at 3:00 PM local time.
The Sidney Knights of Columbus will once again host the annual free throw contest for area children, this weekend at the Sidney High School Gym. Knights of Columbus spokesman Vic Tartaglia explains:
(Vic Tartaglia 1-19-15)
The contest begins at 10:00 AM this Saturday, more information is available at 563-3920 or 369-4474.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will lead 1 of the first trade missions to Cuba from the United States since the Obama administration loosened travel and trade restrictions on Cuba. Cuomo will be promoting an initiative, which seeks to attract foreign investment to New York State; it will be the first of several trips Cuomo plans to take in his second term to promote New York Business opportunities. Dates for Cuomo’s trip have not yet been announced.