Governor Cuomo is signing the final budget plan today, to bring the state the 3rd on time budget in a row.  The governor discussed the achievements of the budget plan:


(Cuomo 4-1-13)


The budget wraps up at around 141.5 billion dollars, the increase in the total from last year is from federal money designated for Hurricane Sandy repairs to infrastructure in the hardest hit areas.


39-year-old Aaron Powell of Binghamton was denied bail in Broome county court, and was returned to the Broome County jail.  Powell faces 2 counts of 2nd degree murder for the deaths of his estranged wife Christina and 24 year old Mario Masciarelli in the family home on Lisi drive in Binghamton on march 22nd.  Powell was arrested march 26th after he was spotted at a conveniece store in Springville Pennsylvania. .


State Police at Oneonta arrested 22-year-old Ethan Hall of Otego for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .15%. The arrest resulted from a 1-vehicle property damage accident that occurred on State Route 205 in Oneonta, Hall was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Oneonta Court on April 9th.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene of a brush fire on East Terry Clove road in the Town of Hamden Saturday. 54-year-old Joseph Kilanowski had been burning wood debris on his property when the fire grew beyond his control and spread into a nearby wooded area. The Delhi Fire Department responded to the scene,  Kilanowski was charged with “Negligently Causing a Forest Fire”, he was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear April 15th, in the Town of Hamden Court.  Officials remind area residents that the annual New York State burn ban is in effect through May.


State Police at Oneonta arrested 22-year-old Jean Marie Marullo of Schenevus for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on Interstate 88 in the town of Milford; Marullo was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Milford Court on April 23rd.


The Oneonta Parks & Recreation commission will hold their next regular meeting today.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the common council chambers at city hall.


Delaware County Sheriff Deputy’s investigated a 1-car motor vehicle fire Friday on Catskill Turnpike road near ELK Creek road in the town of Meredith. The car belonging to 32 year old David Alleyne of Delhi started smoking while he was operating the vehicle. Alleyne then attempted to extinguish the fire with water but was unable to do so and exited the vehicle before it became fully engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported.


State Troopers arrested 31-year-old Alia Thomas of the Bronx for 2nd degree Criminal Impersonation and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.  The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on Interstate 81 in the town of Chenango; Thomas was arraigned in the Town of Chenango court and released after posting $500 cash bail.



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