The latest winter storm track has moved into a direction that will mean more snow accumulation to the Southern tier. Sidney High School Meteorologist Rich Townsend explains:
(Rich Townsend 2-13-14)
Townsend said that the bulk of the accumulation would happen overnight, making for the possibility of more delays or postponements tomorrow.
Chobani’s quest to get its Greek yogurt to the Sochi Olympics is coming to an end. The shipment has been held up in a refrigerated warehouse at Newark Liberty International Airport since Russian authorities said the U.S. Department of Agriculture failed to provide a necessary certificate under its customs rules. Chobani will donate a shipment of about 5,000 cups of yogurt donated to New York and New Jersey food banks; they had hoped to send it to U.S. athletes at the Winter Games.
The Cuomo administration has proposed keeping pay flat, for the 6th straight year for caretakers of the disabled and others at state-funded non-profits. Most members of the Assembly signed a letter that urges a 2% cost-of-living increase in the state budget for the next fiscal year, they argued that continuing low pay forces many staff to work unsafe amounts of overtime or take 2nd jobs. The administration estimates saving $76 million, by deferring the 2% increase for human services workers.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office will host a Boaters Safety Course on Saturday from 8-4, at the Sheriff’s Office on county road 46 in Norwich. It is now required for residents to attend a Boaters Safety Course in order to operate any motorized watercraft on any public waterway. Class size is limited to 60. More information is available at 334-2000.
Governor Cuomo’s approval rating remains high at 63%, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The poll also showed that Cuomo would defeat Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a 58% to 24% margin in the race for Governor, he would defeat Donald Trump by a 63% to 26% margin. Astorino was also unknown to 86% of voters. Astorino has formed a committee to study the feasibility for entering the governor’s race as the republican candidate.
State police have arrested a Port Crane man for allegedly driving at 92 miles an hour on I-81tuesday. Troopers arrested 26-year-old Randy Nonneberg on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation. Nonneberg showed troopers an identification card only; a DMV Computer check showed that he had 7 active driving suspensions in New York. Nonneberg was arraigned in the Town of Cortlandville Court and released to appear back on February 24th.
25-year-old Jaclyn Wesley of Binghamton has withdrawn a bid to remain free until her appeal is decided, she was convicted in a Broome County Court on 3 counts of 1st degree vehicular manslaughter & DWI, for driving drunk and crashing her SUV into the Chenango River off I 88 in Fenton on May 20, 2011. Wesley was sentenced last month to 3 to 9 years in prison, she returned to court January 31st after her attorneys requested that the judge postponed sentencing until an appeal was decided, that request was withdrawn. 25-year-old Rob Moorehead, 45-year-old Rob Marshall and 39-year-old Carri Michalski were killed in the crash.
The Sidney Middle School Student Council held a food drive January 27th through February 7th; they collected more than 1,836 cans of food. Proceeds went to the Sidney Food Bank.