Chenango county sheriff’s department and State Police arrested 33-year-old Douglas Scherr of Budd Lake, New Jersey, at a residence in the Town of Afton. Scherr was a reported as a Fugitive from Justice out of the State of New Jersey on an active arrest warrant for Arson, he was arraigned in the Town of Norwich court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail without bail pending court action today.
Vendors are still needed for this year’s general Clinton canoe regatta in the park for the Memorial Day weekend. Regatta Chairman John Harmon explains:
(John Harmon 5-5-14)
Harmon said that there would be plenty of rides on the Midway, as well as musical acts performing throughout the weekend, the 3rd annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Saturday afternoon and of plenty of canoe racing from Friday night through the 70-mile endurance races on Monday.
Jury selection is underway in the latest trial of former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. Bruno is accused of taking bribes from a business associate who also had dealings with the state, while Bruno headed up the State Senate. Bruno was Acquitted of 5 charges & was found guilty of 2 others in his 2009 trial; the convictions were overturned on appeal.
Michael Kicinski of Earlville will not be on the Republican Primary ballot in the 22nd congressional district. Kicinski lost his spot because he did not have enough valid petition signatures from the district’s registered Republican residents, with several of the collected signatures being deemed invalid by the state Board of Elections. Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney and incumbent Richard Hanna will appear on the June 24th primary ballot.
The Sidney central school district announced that the Community Budget Presentation would be held on Thursday, May 8th at 6:00pm in the High School Library. The Annual Public Hearing for the School Budget will be Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00pm in the High School Library. The District Budget Vote and Election is Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the HS Auditorium Lobby.
Police agencies from across the state will head to Albany this week to pay tribute to those who have died in the line of duty. A ceremony will be held tomorrow at the New York State Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at the Empire State Plaza. Before the ceremony, there will be a church service for police officers that have died. That will be followed by a march to the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Plaza. The memorial is inscribed with the names of more than 1,300 police officers that have died in the line of duty across the state.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is asking the FDA to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves. Schumer said “ Palcohol” can be mixed with water, sprinkled on food or even snorted and is easily concealed. Palcohol’s parent company Lipsmark disagrees, saying it will be sold under the same restrictions as liquid alcohol. Schumer said the FDA should intervene like it did with caffeinated, fruit-flavored alcoholic beverages that appeal to young people. The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau gave Palcohol label approvals April 8th, they were later withdrawn.
The village of Bainbridge board of trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday at 5:00 PM. The purpose of the special meeting will be to select a consultant to update the comprehensive plan and provide grant-writing services for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
The Unatego Central School District Board of Education will hold their next meeting tonight, at the 7:00 PM at the Junior Senior High School in Wells Bridge.