The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, for projects conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Act is made up of grant and loan programs, project authorizations and to mitigate flooding risks, improve drinking water, support water transportation, and protect wildlife. Area Congressman Chris Gibson voted in support of the bill, siting reforms to dam safety programs as a key reason for support. Projects in Gibson’s 19th district will study the effects of Superstorm Sandy; address Levee Safety, Flood Control & Dam Safety.
City of Norwich police arrested 54-year-old Dana Cowans for 2nd degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Cowan is accused of stabbing a man Tuesday night in a Midland Drive residence, The unidentified victim was treated for lacerations at Chenango Memorial Hospital. Cowans was released pending a future court appearance
The Chenango County Sheriffs department arrested 24 year old Andrea Chidester of Greene for Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated DWI, Operating a Motor Vehicle with .18 BAC or higher and Failure to Keep Right. Chidester was charged following a traffic stop in the Town of Greene for a moving violation, she was found to be operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated state. Chidester was taken into custody without incident, and was processed to appear in the Town of Greene Court at a later date.
Motorists are advised that State Route 17 westbound will be reduced to one lane between the Interstate 81 interchange and Glenwood Avenue Thursday night, October 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Crews will be erecting steel girders for the new State Route 17 westbound bridge over the Prospect Connector road. Work will be performed 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday night, October 24 to Friday morning, October 25 and; Friday night 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday morning, October 26, weather permitting. Motorists will encounter a right lane closure in the work zone.
Delaware County Deputies arrested 45-year-old Patrick Dedman of Masonville on a criminal summons issued by the Town of Masonville Court for 2nd degree Harassment. The arrest followed a recent incident in the Town of Masonville; Dedman is scheduled to appear in court on October 29th.
Delaware County Deputies arrested 25-year-old Stephen Tanner of Lakewood Pennsylvania as a fugitive of justice on a warrant from Pennsylvania. Tanner was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility without bail. He faces an extradition hearing shortly.
More than two-thirds of New Yorkers believe the real-estate market improved for both buyers and sellers in the last year, according to a Siena College poll. The survey asked respondents for their feelings on both the current and future buying and selling markets in New York and uses a statistical analysis to award a score from -100 to 100. The state’s overall real-estate sentiment was a 17.7, a number that Siena said reflects citizens feel more optimistic about the housing market.