The New York safe gun law goes into effect today. Those who own firearms that have been reclassified, as “assault weapons” need to register those weapons starting today. The state’s gun owners are also required to limit the ammunition in magazines to seven bullets except at competitions or firing ranges. The State Police will post forms online for new gun registrations, which are required by August 15th of 2014.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested Nicholas Simonds of OXFORD FOR CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A HYPODERMIC INSTRUMENT, and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF MARIHUANA AND CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT IN ITS ORIGINAL CONTAINER. Simonds was arrested following a ROAD CHECK ON COUNTY Road 32 IN THE TOWN OF OXFORD, he WAS ISSUED AN APPEARANCE TICKET For THE TOWN OF OXFORD COURT AT A LATER DATE.
State lawmakers completed an on time budget that kept state spending a 0% growth for the 3rd straight year, area assemblyman Pete Lopez said that Governor Cuomo put social issues in the budget, but left out items that help his constituents:
Lopez said that about 25% of the calls to his office still have to do with the 2011 hurricanes that devastated a huge portion of his assembly district.
THE CHENANGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE arrested 25 year old Gary Conklin of Smithville for 2nd degree HARASSMENT 2ND. Conklin was wanted on an ACTIVE ARREST WARRANT in connection with a DOMESTIC DISPUTE in April. CONKLIN WAS ARRAIGNED IN THE TOWN OF SMITHVILLE COURT AND WAS RELEASED ON $250 cash BAIL pending future court action.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 25-year-old Cole Wood of Hamden on a criminal summons for 2nd degree menacing and endangering the Welfare of a Child. Wood is alleged to have committed the offenses on March 21st during a domestic incident in the Town of Hamden, he was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear today in the Town of Hamden Court to answer the charges.
The shingles vaccine first became available in 2006, the crippling virus mainly affects the elderly, and the Shingles vaccine has been fairly effective, according to Barb McCarty of the Chenango County Health Department:
(Barb McCarty 4-15-13)
More information about shingles or the shingles vaccine is available at 337-1660.
The American Red Cross will host 3 blood drives in Sidney this week. The first will be on Tuesday from 11:30 to 4:30 at the Sidney fire hall, the 2nd will be on Thursday at Tri-Town Regional Hospital from 10:00 till 2:00, and the 3rd will be on Saturday at Saint Luke’s church from 1:30 to 6:30 PM. More information is available at 1-800-red cross or at Red Cross blood.org.
Delaware County Deputies investigated a 1car property damage auto accident on State route 28 in the Town of Meredith. 25-year-old Beth Donlin of Otego lost control of her vehicle on state route 28 due to excessive speed, she left the roadway and struck a ditch. Donlin was charged with speed unreasonable and prudent, plus leaving the scene of a property damage accident, she will appear in Town of Meredith Court at a later date.