P.M. NEWS MONDAY 4-14-14

Governor Cuomo announced that 10 projects have progressed to the next stage for federal action for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program proposals. 1 of the projects is the Sidney Green Plain Project, Sidney Mayor Andy Matviak explains:


(Andy Matviak 4-14-14)


Matviak said that 22 million dollars in federal funds would be used for the river street area plans, another 5 to 6 millions dollars will be used to purchase 73 damaged properties.


The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 42 year old Christopher Turner of Preston on 2 counts of 1st degree Assault, 1st Degree Burglary, Aggravated Criminal Contempt, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Mischief & Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Turner is accused of unlawfully entering a residence and assaulting 2 residents, 1 of the victims had an active order of protection against Turner. Turner was found to have used a dangerous instrument during the assault. The unidentified victims were transported to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries; deputies said that there were 4 children in the residence during the incident, which also had active order of protections against Turner. Turner was arraigned in the Town of Preston Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $ 00,000 cash bail and is to reappear in court at a later date.


Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 47 year old Jeffery Eaves of Earlville on charges of 2nd degree Assault, Aggravated Harassment against a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, DWAI and several moving violations.  Eaves was stopped by a deputy who witnessed a moving violation in Earlville, Eaves  continued driving a short distance to his home, where  exited his truck, and attempted to flee on foot.  Eaves is also accused of assaulting the deputy, he was taken into custody, was arraigned in Earlville Court and was remanded to the corrections in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.  Eaves will reappear at a later date.


New York Gun Owners have until tomorrow to register their ‘assault rifles’ as part of the New York  SAFE Act.     those with a regulated firearm must register it with the state to keep it legal.  The State has a link from the governor’s homepage, to an interactive questionnaire to tell if a gun should be registered.  State Police remind gun owners that failure to register an assault weapon by the deadline is punishable by  forfeiture of the weapon, If it is “deemed to be unintentional,” a 30-day amnesty period will be extended to register it.


U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Richard Hanna announced that 7 Southern Tier stream gauges would receive long-term funding. The gauges faced a shut-off deadline of October 1st,  due to a lack of federal funding.  The U.S. Geological Survey identified new long-term support for the gauges. Much is due to the fiscal year 2014 Omnibus appropriations bill, along with additional support from the state DEC. The Southern Tier gauges are on the Susquehanna River at Bainbridge, Windsor, Unadilla, Binghamton and Owego.


The lineup for Rock in the Park 2014 has been set up, featuring Norwich’s Kaitlyn  Jackson, Woodshed Prophets,  Chris Janson  & Daryle Singletary.  The concert will be held on Sunday, August 17th at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge, the Park will also feature 40 vendors/crafters, & Food vendors Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, online at  ticketmaster.com,  All proceeds will benefit Chenango County Toys for Tots.


NYSEG is inspecting wooden transmission and distribution poles for decay and other damage, beginning in NYSEG’s Oneonta Division.   In addition to identifying poles in need of repair or replacement, NYSEG’s contractor will be treating some poles to increase their longevity. The preservatives used are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and will be applied under the supervision of licensed applicators. Any poles infested with carpenter ants also may be treated with an approved insecticide.


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