Residents in the village of Bainbridge are being asked to conserve water, as a leak in the water delivery system has not yet been found and repaired.  Mayor Chick Darling explains:


(Chick Darling)


Darling requested that village water users refrain from using their washing machines, garden hoses & dishwashers until the leak is repaired.


Governor Cuomo today announced that New Yorkers would save more than $500 million on health insurance premiums in 2013 because the Department of Financial Services cut rate increase requests by insurers. Health insurers requested weighted average increases of approximately 12.4 percent, but DFS, cut the average increase to 7.5 percent. Additional Information is available at governor.ny.gov.


24-year-old Jovan Gresham of Vestal pleaded guilty to assault and weapons charges for shooting a man 8 times at the former Victoria’s Restaurant in Binghamton in 2010.  Gresham pleaded guilty to 1st degree assault and 2 counts of 2nd degree criminal possession of a weapon, for the shooting of Karlshen Marks, and for unlawfully possessing a loaded  handgun in the City of Binghamton.  Gresham faces sentencing on April 1st; he was released on a cash bail bond of $50,000.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 55-year-old Mitchell Farwell on charges of 2nd degree Harassment and Resisting Arrest.    Farwell was charged following an investigation into a noise complaint in the Town of Norwich, he is accused of pushing the responding Deputy during his investigation and then attempted to prevent an arrest from being made. Farwell was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $500 cash bail.


Firefighters responded to a fire at 1065 Delaware County Highway 11 in Davenport Friday that destroyed a 2 story home.  The Layton family escaped without injury, but they lost family possessions a few pets in the blaze.  Firefighters from Davenport, East Meredith, Meridale, Oneonta, West Oneonta, Schenevus, Otego, Stamford and FAST units of Franklin and Worcester responded.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Children in the Walton central school district have been receiving death threats as well as Violent & suggestive images through Facebook.  About a dozen students were targeted, through their Facebook accounts; Walton police hope to have an arrest shortly.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 19 year old Joseph Daring of New Berlin on a 2nd degree harassment charge.   Daring is accused of grabbing of an unidentified victim by the neck during an argument.  Daring will appear in the Town of Norwich Court at a later date.


State Senator Jim Seward & Congressmen Chris Gibson toured Otsego County today.  Seward attended the Otsego County Chamber State of the State Breakfast in Oneonta, followed by tours of Ioxus, Corning, and Custom Electronics in through the afternoon.  Both men were recently re-elected to their positions & were sworn in last week to serve their next terms.


A former Otsego county motel manager has turned himself in to local authorities, after allegedly cashing a forged check in Oneonta last year.  24-year-old Kyle VanDewerker is accused of cashing a $600 check while serving as the manager of the Amber Life Inn Motel in Colliersville, a warrant of arrest was obtained for VanDewerker from the Oneonta City Court following a complaint form the motel owner.   VanDewerker faces court action shortly.


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