P.M. NEWS MONDAY 6-24-13

1 person was killed in a fire in Guilford. Last night’s fire was located in a trailer at 209 Joslyn Road, the fire was reported at around 11:40 PM, with firefighters from Guilford & Oxford responding. The identity of the deceased person will be revealed pending family notification and the conclusion of an autopsy, scheduled to be performed at Lourdes hospital in Binghamton this afternoon.
A lawsuit has been filed in state Supreme Court by a group of landowners against the Sidney Town Board for their February 13th moratorium against natural gas drilling. The lawsuit follows 2 recent decisions that ruled in favor of banning natural gas drilling in the towns of Dryden in Tompkins County and Middlefield in Otsego County, both decisions have been appealed to the state Court of Appeals. The moratorium was voted for by Sidney town council members Tobi Whitaker, Bill Heath & Pete Cordes, town supervisor Bob McCarthy voted against it, Councilman Eric Wilson did not vote. Court action will begin on September 6th.
Governor Cuomo will visit Broome County today to discuss the Start-Up New York Proposal and Economic Development Agenda at the Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex Engineering and Science Building the governor is scheduled to begin the discussion at 3:15 PM.
Delaware County Deputies investigated a one-car property damage auto accident Thursday on Palmer Hill Road in the Town of Franklin. 17-year-old Colin Adam of Walton lost control of his vehicle, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and travel down an embankment. Adam was issued a ticket for operating a motor vehicle out of class; he faces court action in the Town of Franklin Court at a later date.
State Police at Sidney arrested 20-year-old James Nering of Cooperstown, for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on Interstate 88 in Sidney; Nering was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Sidney Court on June 27th.
Delaware County Deputies investigated a two-car personal injury auto accident Sunday on State route 28 in the Town of Delhi. 59-year-old William Kraiza of Sidney Center crossed the double yellow line striking a vehicle being operated by 77-year-old Anthony Cosenza of Andes. Both Anthony & Mary Cosenza were transported to O’Connor Hospital in Delhi for minor injuries, Kraiza was issued traffic tickets for Failure to keep right and leaving the scene of a personal injury auto accident, both returnable to the Town of Delhi Court on July 16th.
State Police investigated a fatal head-on collision involving a Saturn and a tractor-trailer Saturday on State Route 13 in Dryden. 22-year-old Isaac Miller of Freeville was killed when his Saturn collided with the tractor-trailer driven by ALEXANDER SPAGNOLA of Tully. Spagnola was treated at Cayuga Medical Center for minor injuries and released. Investigators believe that Miller was intoxicated & drifted into the opposing lane and struck the tractor-trailer head-on. The accident is still under investigation.
The state legislature wrapped up the 2013 session Friday in Albany. Area State Senator Jim Seward commented on the close of the 2013 legislative session:

(Seward 6-24-13)

Seward said that he was also pleased that lawmakers restored 90 million dollars in funding for programs to help the developmentally disabled, he was disappointed that the assembly failed to act on measures to assist dairy farmers meet demand for liquid 1 milk by the growing Greek Yogurt industry in upstate New York.

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