Oneonta police arrested 58-year-old James Hone of Oneonta following an incident earlier this month involving an envelope mailed to Oneonta City Court.  Hone was charged with Aggravated harassment in connection with the February 3rd incident when court employees opened a letter containing a white powder. After an investigation, the substance posed no threat to court personnel.   Hone was arraigned in Oneonta Town Court on Tuesday, he was sent to the Otsego County jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond bail.


The problem of heroin addiction has come back again, as it seems to now regain popularity every 20 years, in spite of its deadly reputation.  Dave Ramsey of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Delaware county comments:


(Dave Ramsey 2-20-14)


Those in need of help regarding heroin or other substance addictions can access information through the council’s website at adaconline.org or by calling 746-8300.


The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Stilson of Guilford for 2nd degree Aggravated Harassment, following an incident in the Town of Norwich.  Stilson is accused of harassing an individual numerous times by electronic means, he was arraigned in the Town of Norwich court and released on his own recognizance, pending future court action.


The Greater Afton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its February Business Development Event today at 7:00 pm, in the Susquehanna Room of the Bolster Community Center, 105 Main Street in Afton.  Virginia Thompson from the New York State Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University will be speaking about free business management assistance for start-up or established businesses.


The Tony Award winning musical “American Idiot” featuring the music of Green Day, will be coming to the Broome County Forum in Binghamton on Thursday March 6th at 7:30 PM.  NAC Entertainment spokesperson Tina Niles explains:


(Tina Niles 2-20-14)


Niles said that good seats are still available at the Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.


Governor Cuomo said $9.4 million would be awarded to local organizations that fight teen smoking. The state Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Control will award amounts from $325,000 to $500,000.  The money will go to 25 local organizations around the state over 5 years. Local organizations must submit applications by Tuesday. More information is available at health.ny.gov.


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is proposing legislation to help those wrongfully convicted of a crime, file claims against the state. Schneiderman said current law hinders those who were wrongfully imprisoned and then had their convictions overturned. The Unjust Imprisonment Act would strip away restrictions that block lawsuits, by people seeking financial damages, after being coerced into false confessions or exonerated by DNA evidence. The bill must pass the state Legislature to be enacted into law.


The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting today in the District Conference Room at 6:30 PM. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.


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