The Joint Landowners coalition of Central New York announced they will hold an event to mark the five-year anniversary of the moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing in NY. Coalition officials said that State and Local political leaders are expected to speak at the Event at the Holiday Inn of downtown Binghamton tomorrow from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
41-year-old Scott George of Norwich pleaded guilty to 3rd degree assault and petty larceny, in Chenango county court; George is scheduled to serve 2 consecutive 1-year sentences according to a plea agreement. George was arrested in October 2012 for allegedly causing injury to a Norwich Police Officer, and for stealing money from another individual. George will be officially sentenced at a later date.
NYSEG is reminding eligible businesses, municipalities, large residential establishments, agri-businesses and farms affected by Hurricane Sandy of the availability of $2 million in recovery assistance. The deadline to apply is August 1, and funding is provided on a first come, first served basis. More information is available at lookupstateny.com/AssistanceAndIncentivePrograms/nysegemergencyprograms.htm
This Saturday Sidney will be a busy place, with the arts & Music Festival along Main Street, and the Cullman community days at Keith Clark Park. A new feature at Keith Clark Park this year will be talent show for anyone & everyone who wants to perform. John Woodyshek is helping to coordinate the event:
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The talent show will begin at 1:00 at the Pavilion in Keith Clark Park; those who would like to secure a spot can call 563-1087.
58-year-old Howard Clark of Harpursville has been charged with Felony DWI, following a traffic stop in Endicott. Clark was also charged with driving with blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent, and aggravated unlicensed operation. Clark faces court action at a later date.
Guilford water district residents will be receiving a letter of explanation from RCAP solutions, residents will need to fill out & return he survey enclosed in order for the town to qualify for water improvement grants surveys need to be returned by august 9th, more information is available at 895-6827 or 895-6282.
State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah urged all New Yorkers to take protective measures to avoid mosquito bites, as cases of the West Nile virus have been reported in New York City and 5 counties. This year, a total of 20 mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus, as far north as Onondaga County, the rest were in Rockland County, New York City & Long Island. State Health officials remind residents to wear shoes, socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for a long period of time, use mosquito repellents and remove all standing water from property from items like standing tires, bird baths, gutters or outdoor furniture, more information is available at health.ny.gov.