State police held their annual memorial service this morning at Troop C headquarters in Sidney. Troop C Commanding Officer Major Kevin Molinari comments:
State troopers, members of other law enforcement agencies, lawmakers and friends & families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty attended today’s event, which was followed by a chicken barbecue.
State Senator Jim Seward approves of the new “Tax-Free NY” initiative unveiled by Governor Cuomo Wednesday:
The Governor said that the Tax-Free NY proposal would entice companies to Upstate New York by offering new businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free while partnering with the SUNY system.
The County of Chenango IDA was notified Wednesday that the Federal Economic Development Administration has approved a $4.7 million dollar award for the Revitalization of the Chenango County Rail System. Commerce Chenango & IDA president Steve Craig told WCDO of the potential importance of this project:
(Steve Craig 5-23-13)
The Federal investment represents 80% of the $5.8 million cost to completely revitalize the Utica Main Rail Line through Chenango County. The federal funding leverages an award the IDA received from the state DOT for $770,422, local sources will invest a total of $408,070. rail beds & infrastructure were damaged by 2006 floods.
The 51st running of the general Clinton canoe regatta is this weekend, which will include the 2nd annual Regatta Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & dinner Saturday. Jeff Shultis of Otego will be inducted this year, for finishing the 70-mile race 33 times:
Also inducted, former Olympic Kayaker Bruce Barton of Michigan:
Barton is 1 of 2 paddlers to win both the 2 person race, with Serge Corbin in 1990, and the one man pro race, he holds the fastest times in both categories & has raced the Clinton 28 times.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21-year-old Kayla Ray of Masonville on 1 count of 1st degree Criminal Contempt. Ray is accused of violating an order of protection issued out of Sidney village court she was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional facility on $50,000 cash bail and $50,000 bond, pending court action on June 3rd.
The Wall That Heals, is a traveling 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, it will arrive for the start of a 4-day stay that runs from this Friday through Monday in the Village of Cooperstown. The Wall will be set up at the Doubleday Field Parking Lot on Main Street; it will arrive this afternoon between 4:15 and 4:30, with a reception for The Wall That Heals volunteers at 5:30 PM.
The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 50-year-old Stephen Christoffersen of Port crane for DWI. The arrest followed a call of an erratic driver on state route 12 in the Town of Oxford. Christoffersen was arraigned in the Town of Oxford Court after refusing to take a breath test. He is to reappear in the Town of Oxford Court at a later date.