The annual Gus Macker Tournament in Norwich is a little more than a week away on July 12 & 13th, and volunteers known as “Gus Busters” are still needed. Macker organizer Tom Revoir comments:

(Tom Revoir 7-3-14)

Almost 400 teams have signed up to play in the 3 on 3-basketball tournament spread out along East Main Street in Norwich, those who would like to keep score or referee can call 336-9622
DCMO BOCES will hold an information night at the Sidney High School this month. Spokesperson Martha Brower told WCDO News that the information night could be a life changer for students:

(Martha Brower 7-3-14)

The Information night will be on Tuesday July 15th at 6:30 at the Sidney High School, more information can be obtained through the Sidney High School Distinct office.
There will be 2 days of July 4th related activities in Oneonta Friday & Saturday. Among the activities, Oneonta Outlaws baseball games, fireworks, & a parade in Neawha Park on Friday, and a skateboard competition and battle of the bands Saturday. The full lineup is available at hometown4th.com.
Former Vestal Town Supervisor Andrea Starzak was endorsed by Broome County Democratic Party to challenge State Senator Tom Libous in the November election. Starzak led the Town of Vestal from 2000 to 2005, she said she made the decision before Libous was indicted on one count of providing false statements to the FBI, and has already been circulating petitions. The 52nd Senate District includes all of Broome and Tioga counties, southern Chenango County and two towns in western Delaware County
For the 2nd year, New York State has required Governor Cuomo, other statewide elected officials, and members of the Assembly and Senate, to reveal to the public a salary range for their day jobs. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics made the 2013 financial disclosure forms public on its website. Disclosure is required for elected officials, some candidates, state public authority board members and state employees who make an annual salary of more than $90,000. Read more at jcope.ny.gov
Governor Cuomo said free tours of the Empire State Plaza in Albany are now being offered. The 30-minute tours are now being given at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, through October 30th, with no registration required. Also, existing State Capitol Tours have been expanded and two additional tours will be offered during the summer. The tours are timed so visitors can join a walking tour of the State Capitol just before or after exploring the plaza. For more information visit ogs.ny.gov.
The Walton Cruisers car club will hold their annual Classic Car Show & cruise around Walton Saturday. The Car Show will begin at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Delaware county fairgrounds, with Trophies in awarded in 18 classes, plus Best of Show, Hard Luck, Longest Distance and Largest Club. At 5:30 cars will Line up for the car cruise on the fairgrounds, at 6:00 cars will Cruise through Walton, more information is available at 865-4727.
Delhi will kick off its 41st Annual Fair on the Square Friday, with fireworks at dusk. The Delaware County Community Band and Community Choir will perform at 6:00 PM, other activities include children’s’ games, and the band “Blues Maneuver” will perform from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The public will be introduced to the State Police canines in a new campaign. Starting today, 2 State Police canines will be featured each day on the agency’s Facebook page. It will feature a photo of the canine, where they and their handler are stationed and what they are trained to detect. State Police canines are named after fallen members of the New York State Police. Each post will also feature a photo of the fallen member and their story. The public can see the post at facebook.com/nyspolice


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