The Skateboard Committee sponsored by the Sidney Youth Advocate program will be hosting a free ziti dinner tonight at the Sidney high school cafeteria.  Committee spokesperson Ronnie Haag said that the interest continues among area youth in a skateboard park, & Sidney superintendent Bill Christensen will give a presentation tonight:


(Ronnie Haag 4-18-13)


Plans call for skateboard ramps to be set up in Keith Clark Park in Sidney near the volleyball courts.  More information is available at 563-2456.


Delaware County Sheriff Deputies responded to a Road Hazard Complaint on State Highway 17 in the Town of Colchester. Deputies found that 58-year-old Loren Holland of Bethel was operating a dump truck on State Highway 17 in the Town of Colchester, his load shifted and spilled bailed aluminum onto the highway, causing a road hazard. Holland was issued traffic tickets one for unsecured load and a commercial vehicle safety violation for having an expired medical card.


State Troopers at Oneonta arrested 62-year-old Dorothy Murphy of Oneonta for 3rd degree Grand Larceny. The arrest resulted from a complaint from the Smoker’s Choice on State Route 23 in Oneonta; Murphy was arraigned in the Town of Oneonta Court and released on her own recognizance.


The City of Norwich and Chenango County Emergency Management Offices today announced the release of a new smart phone app designed for emergency preparedness and response.  The app is available for iPhone and Android phones & is available by Searching “Norwich” or “Chenango”.  The application features NY-Alert, emergency evacuations, weather conditions, River and stream gauge information, school closings, NYSEG power outages & Road work updates.


A 17-year-old Stillwater residential treatment facility resident was arrested by Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for 4th degree Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree Menacing.  A 17-year-old youth was arrested for intentionally damaging property and menacing a Stillwater staff member.  The unidentified Defendant was arraigned in the Town of Greene Court and returned to the custody of Stillwater staff, and will appear in the Town of Greene Court at a later date.


The latest Quinnipiac University survey found 46% of state voters still opposed Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, while Support for drilling increased slightly 42%.  The vote was evenly split among upstate voters, while New York City residents were against it.  The poll also found that 32% believe Governor Cuomo was dragging his feet at making a decision on gas drilling, while 24% believed that he was carefully weighing all options.  Cuomo said that he is waiting for a health review from state Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, who has delayed the release of his findings twice this year.


33 year old Damien Ellison of Binghamton has been arrested on 2 counts of 3rd degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested Ellison following the execution of a narcotics search warrant, he is accused of possessing 30 packets of heroin, a search of his home netted another 111 envelopes and $1,720 cash.  Ellison will be arraigned in the city of Binghamton Court shortly.


The Delaware county office for again announced that the annual Big Wheels Golf Tournament would be held at the Delhi College Golf Course on Friday, May 10th.   The event serves as a primary fundraiser for programs and services for Delaware County senior citizens.  The entry fee this year will be $60, more information is available through the Office for the Aging at 746-6333 or the Delhi College Golf Course at 746-GOLF.



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