P.M. NEWS MONDAY 5-20-13

School district budget votes will be held tomorrow throughout the state, with many of the districts also voting on school board seats.  Most of the area school district are proposing budgets that come in at or under the state’s 2% tax cap. Locally, Afton, Charlotte Valley, Edmeston, Franklin, Laurens, Milford, Norwich, Oxford Unadilla Valley, Unatego & Walton are asking residents to pass budgets with total spending  more than 2% above last year.


State Police in Deposit arrested 21-year-old Onif Chamberlain of The Bronx, for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Also arrested was 20-year-old Gregory Ewer of The Bronx for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. The arrests resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 17 in Hancock; both subjects were issued Appearance Tickets returnable to the Village of Hancock Court on May 22nd.


State Police at Oneonta arrested 20-year-old John Rundblad Jr., of Worcester for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC result of .13%. The arrest resulted from a traffic accident in Westford; Rundblad was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Westford Court on June 4th.


Police in Delhi & Walton are investigating alleged threats to the Delhi & Walton school districts Friday there was no actual incidents based on the Internet posted threats, both schools remained on lockdown, and police presence was beefed up at dismissal times. Franklin also went on lockdown for a short period at dismissal time, to insure the students’ safety, even though they were not mentioned specifically in the Internet threats.  The investigations are continuing.


This Saturday, May 25th the 6th Annual Dan Elwood Memorial 5k Run/ 1Mile Walk to benefit Hospice of Chenango County.   Registration forms can be downloaded on two sites, www.canoeregatta.org/events.htm or the Hospice website at www.hospicechenango.org.


The 2nd annual Music & Balloon festival will be held on July 4th at the Chenango county fairgrounds in Norwich.  Spokesperson Debbie Bowers explains:


(Debbie Bowers 5-20-13)


Bands scheduled to perform include Woodshed Prophets, The Beadle Brothers, and The Jason Wicks Band & Cassidy Lynn.


The Women’s Fund, of the Community Foundation for South Central New York, is accepting grant proposals for amounts of $1,000 to $4,000 from qualified organizations in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga counties. Funding is available for projects or programs to improve the well being of women and/or girls throughout their lives.   The Deadline is Wednesday, July 10th by 4:00 PM, in Foundation offices; application guidelines are available at donorswhocare.org.  More information is available at 772-6773.




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