Governor Cuomo announced that more than 96,000 jobs are currently available and listed on the State’s Jobs Express website at jobs.ny.gov.   The site sorts jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. The occupational categories with the most jobs listed now are: Sales, Clerical and Secretarial, Management, Computer and Mathematical, and Healthcare Practitioner and Technical. Currently, there are 4,550 jobs listed in the Southern Tier.


Michael Buck pleaded guilty to 1st degree manslaughter in Otsego County Court following an incident September 21st at the Middlefield home that Buck shared with his father, 64 year old Joe Buck. Joe buck was killed, Michael Buck suffered a gunshot wound to the left cheek. Under the agreement Buck will be sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by 5 years of post-release supervision. Buck had been indicted on 1 count each of 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault, & criminal use of a firearm & 2 counts of 3rd degree criminal weapons possession.


A Franklin woman was arrested Tuesday night after fleeing an officer who had initiated a traffic stop for a headlight that wasn’t working. The chase started on Main Street in Oneonta at about 9pm, and continued into Franklin when it was called off due to road conditions. The driver was picked up by state police at her residence in Franklin and turned over to Oneonta police. 39 year old Patricia McNeilly was charged with 2nd degree reckless endangerment, 3rd degree unlawful feeling a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, 3rd degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. McNeilly was arraigned in Oneonta city court and released pending a future court appearance


The Utica School of Commerce will begin classes at the Tri-Town Regional Hospital building on Pearl Street in Sidney this month.   USC Vice President Done Reese explains:


(Don Reese 6-5-14)


USC will hold an open house the Sidney location Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, classes will begin June 16th.


State Police in Deposit were dispatched to a tractor-trailer rollover this morning at around 4:30 a.m. by exit 81 on Route 17 East. The unidentified driver veered left to avoid hitting a car that cut in front of it, but the tractor-trailer went off the road and rolled on its side. The tractor-trailer was carrying about 24,000 pounds of candy bars. Route 17 East, between exits 80 and 81, was reduced to one lane and re-opened this afternoon. The driver suffered minor burns to his arm. No tickets were issued and police are investigating.


The Chenango County Health Department will hold a community awareness presentation this evening on ticks & Lyme Disease from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bainbridge Town Hall.   A Rise in the number of ticks has been reported In Afton & Bainbridge, the event is open to the public, more information is available at 337-1673.


The AARP released a poll showing 80% of voters, over the age of 50, think state consumers need an independent advocate to protect them from utility rate increases. The AARP and other consumer groups are pressing the state Senate, to vote on legislation that was passed by the Assembly last month, to create an Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate. Roughly 40 states have an independent utility advocate. The state legislature will wrap up its current session later this month.


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