Delaware County Deputies investigated a one-car fatal motor vehicle accident on County Hwy 2 in the Town of Andes Saturday.  58 year old Karen Lane of Warwick was traveling North on County Hwy 2 when her vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times, ejecting Lane from the vehicle.  Lane was not wearing a seatbelt; she was pronounced Lane dead at the scene.


The State police have been sending representatives around the state to explain the New York Safe Act gun laws that were passed a few weeks ago.  Assemblyman Cliff Crouch said that the bill was rushed through and changes are needed:


(Cliff Crouch 2-4-13


The new state gun law is being used as a model for the one that is being crafted by the Obama administration in Washington.


Over the last 4 to 5 years, there has been a dramatic turn by teens from alcohol abuse, to additional abuses of heroin and prescription pain pills.  Dave Ramsey of the Alcohol & drug abuse council of Delaware County said that a real danger exists when teens begin combining these drugs:


(Dave Ramsey 2-4-13


Ramsey said that his office performs interventions, more information about that is available by calling the council at 746-8300, additional information about drug & alcohol abuse is available on their website at adaconline.org.


Organizers of the Delaware county fair announced the lineup today for entertainment at this year’s fair in Walton.   The Delaware County Fair Board announced that country music act Montgomery Gentry would return, on Saturday, August 18th.  Also on the bill will be country music acts Aaron Kelly and Lindsey Erin.


State DEC Commissioner Joe Martens addressed a joint session of the legislature in Albany this morning, regarding the future of Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale in this region of the southern tier of the state.  Martens was expecting questions about the finding of the DEC regarding health issues, water & air concerns with regards to natural gas drilling.  The state moratorium on drilling has been in place for 4 ½ years, in that time the DEC has addressed thousands of comments from those both for & against the continuation of hydraulic fracturing.


There will be no Crappie Derby in Whitney Point again this year.   Organizers have cancelled the event because the ice is not thick enough for the 2nd straight year.  Broome County Department of Parks and Recreation officials measured the ice this morning and found out that there was only 8 inches of Ice, not enough for the event to be held safely.


Commerce Chenango and NBT Bank will host the 2013 Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger; the breakfast will take place on February 13th at The Silo Restaurant in Greene on February 13th.   Stenger will share an overview of the University and his efforts to enhance economic development in the Southern Tier. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Chamber members may attend for $25.00 and non-members for $35.00; more information is available at 334-1400.


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