State Police at Oneonta arrested 56-year-old Joseph Desilva of Laurens for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC result of .17%.   Desilva was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Laurens Court on March 14th.


STATE SENATOR Jim Seward is looking to get more money into the state budget, to continue a program to retrofit old farm tractors and save lives:


(Seward 3-7-13)


The program is administered through Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 17 year old Bovina male and a 17 year old Delhi Male for 2 counts each of 2nd degree Burglary, 1 count each of 4th degree Grand Larceny and 1 count each of Petty Larceny.   These charges stem from an on going investigation into burglaries in the Town of Bovina.  Both were arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and released on their own recognizance to re-appear on March 19th.


New York State’s economy added 29,600 jobs in January, breaking a record with 17 consecutive months of private sector jobs added, according to the State Labor Department.  Between December and January, the State’s unemployment rate rose from 8.2% to 8.4%, with the Upstate counties rate increasing by 1 tenth to 7.9%.  Areas with the biggest job losses included Binghamton, Utica & Rome.


The Oneonta department of public service will be performing hydrant flow tests on Blodgett drive, Farone drive & Carson road after 9:00 PM Tonight.  Residents in those areas may experience a change in watercolor or pressure, which will only be a temporary occurrence according to department officials.  Anyone with questions can call 432-6465.


Friday night & Saturday night students & staff and the Unatego school district will put on their 15th annual variety show at the middle & high school building in Wells Bridge.  Staff member Judy Pitel explains:


(Judy Pitel)


The shows will begin at 7:00 each night, on Friday night the Unatego Interact club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:00 to 6:30 PM in the high school cafeteria; money raised will be donated to the Unadilla food bank.  Tickets will be available at 988-5098.


Governor Cuomo is urging the USDA to choose New York State to implement the strained Greek yogurt pilot program.  In January, the USDA announced that it would begin a pilot program to test the cost-effectiveness of including Greek yogurt in school meal programs. The state has become the nation’s leader in strained Greek yogurt production with plants such as Chobani, the plants have more than doubled in number and production, and milk production grew by nearly 850 million pounds. The USDA pilot program would be part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, which provides meals in public and private schools.


NYSEG has launched a free online energy efficiency program for residential customers. Energy Saver provides personalized energy-saving recommendations and rewards NYSEG customers with points based on how much energy they save. The points can be redeemed for discounts from online retailers.  Customers can join at www.nyseg.com and by clicking on the Energy Saver get started button.



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