The 2014 Rock In the Park concert tickets are available through several area contacts, for the show at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge next month.  Organizer Jason Hall comments:


(Jason Hall 7-7-14)


The concert will be on August 17th tickets are $15 each, with children 12 & under free, all proceeds will benefit Chenango County Toys for Tots.


The Sidney central school district projects are progressing on schedule so far this summer.  Sidney superintendent Bill Christensen comments:


(Bill Christensen 7-7-14)


Sidney school officials request that residents stay away form the construction site, as there are still a few hazards on site that have not yet been addressed & could result in injury.


Binghamton police announced that 19 year old Scott Wright of Binghamton died from injuries sustained in a shooting Friday. 21 year old Andre Lee was arrested Friday, for allegedly shooting Wright & hitting another man in the head with a glass bottle.  Lee has been charged with 2nd degree assault, 2nd degree attempted murder & criminal possession of a weapon.  Binghamton Police also charged 21-year-old Tichelle Bethea of Binghamton, with hindering prosecution.  The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information can call Binghamton Police at 772-7080.


29 year old Kyle Whitfield of Smithville has been indicted on manslaughter and assault charges. Whitfield is accused of fatally stabbing  33 year old James Button Jr. of Greene on March 3rd outside Whitfield’s home, Button was pronounced dead at the scene. Whitfield was indicted by a grand jury on March 20th for 1st degree manslaughter, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree manslaughter and 2nd degree assault.


Governor Cuomo officially signed a medical marijuana into law, making New York the 23rd state to legalize the drug to treat patients. In the final days of session last month, Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated a medical marijuana program for New York, the program will begin in 18 months and does not allow the drug to be smoked. The state will certify up to 5 companies to grow and distribute marijuana. The governor has the power to halt the program if either the state’s health commissioner or superintendent of the State Police recommends it.


CEO Dan Ayres of O’ Connor Hospital in Delhi and Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney, announced that he has accepted a position in West Virginia as President and CEO of Summersville Regional Medical Center. Ayres’ last day here will be September 28th. Ayres has been CEO at O’ Connor Hospital since 2004 and Tri-Town Regional Hospital since 2009, a search for a replacement is underway by Bassett healthcare officials.


The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Sara Briggs of Oneida for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and 5 counts of endangering the Welfare of a Child.   Briggs was stopped for erratic driving. During the investigation it was found that Briggs was impaired by multiple prescription narcotics while operating a motor vehicle with 5 children in the car. Briggs was arrested and arraigned in the Town of North Norwich Court; she was released on her own recognizance and is to reappear at a later date.


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