The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 25-year-old Tanya Osman of Coventry on a Bench Warrant and Resisting Arrest.   Osman is wanted on the warrant from Chenango County Court for failing to comply with the conditions of her probation following a conviction for Aggravated DWI.  Osman is accused of refusing to open her door to the deputy and then attempted to hide once the deputy entered the residence.  Osman was arraigned in the Town of Coventry Court  & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $500.00 bail, pending future court action.


Oneonta city police arrested 53-year-old Rebecca Gartung of Oneonta on a charge of felony 2nd degree assault. Gartung is accused of getting into an altercation Wednesday morning with an unidentified 43 year old woman near Muller Plaza, and swinging a bag of bottle at her, one broken bottle resulted in a leg contusion, the woman was treated at Fox hospital.


State Senator Jim Seward & Assemblyman Cliff Crouch have both commented against New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King’s  decision to cancel public forums on the implementation of the ‘Common Core’ learning platform and new state testing assessments.  Crouch said that he hosted an Education Summit at Chenango Valley High School that featured a panel of administration and education professionals and the topics of discussion included the Annual Professional Performance Reviews, Common Core, state testing, and how unfunded mandates take the focus off  of educating students.


Governor Cuomo congratulated 7 New York breweries that won medals at the Great American Beer Festival, which took place in Denver, Colorado earlier this month.   This year’s Bronze Medal in the Belgian Style Abbey Ale Category were Brewery  Ommegang of Cooperstown.  21 New York State breweries took part in this year’s Great American Beer Festival,   more information about New York craft beers, is available at taste.ny.gov..


A state judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of New York’s casino ballot proposition, ruling the challenge was filed too late and didn’t have legal merit. The ruling from state Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin clears the way for the referendum to stand as is, with New York voters going to the polls to approve up to seven private casinos on November 5th.


It’s been almost 20 years since Bresee’s in Oneonta closed. Developers said at the building’s ribbon cutting yesterday that the new space will feature 12 new apartments ranging from 650 to more than 2,000 square feet. The upper floor apartments will also feature rooftop decks. The more than $6 million project received $2.2 million in funding from the state’s Restore New York grant program. New retail space has already begun opening up and residents will be able to move into the apartments in March


Jury selection is completed for the murder trial of a Virginia man charged with killing the Clymer School District Superintendent Keith Reed Jr.  Anthony Taglianetti is charged with 2nd degree murder for the fatal shooting of Reed, who previously served as a principal at the Sherburne Earlville school district.   Taglianetti is accused of driving to Clymer, New York in September 2012 and shooting Reed outside his home, he was arrested in Virginia a week after the shooting.


The Central New York Coalition for Life will present the New York State Right To Life Convention in Oneonta Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Holiday Inn on route 23.  Information or Registration for the event is available at nysrighttolife.org or at 518-434-1293.




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