State Senator Tom Libous is seeking the public’s to stop the state’s plans the Broome Developmental Center. The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities recently announced that the facility would close within 3 years and 160 residents would move to group homes.  The announcement follows another planned closure of the Greater Binghamton Health Center, petitions to save both facilities can be found on the senator’s website: TomLibous.com.


THE ROCK IN THE PARK 2013 concert for Chenango County Toys for Tots will be held in General Clinton Park Saturday starting at noon, headlined by the Artimus Pyle Band, a Tribute to Ronnie Van Zandt & Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Pyle told WCDO News that, as a former marine, he is proud to participate in the Toys for Tots campaign, and he is proud to present a band that pays tribute to the band he played drums for in their 70’s heyday:


(Artimus Pyle 8-9-13)


Saturday’s show will start at noon with local favorites Tumbleweed highway & Woodshed Prophets opening, money raised will go for the Chenango county Toys for Tots Program.  Tickets are available at RockInThePark2013.eventbrite.com.  You can hear the Interview with WCDO’s Rob Ray at 8:15 Friday morning.


Governor Cuomo announced that New Yorkers would be treated to a “Taste of New York” experience at the State Fair this summer. New York grown and produced food and beverage products will be sampled and sold under the Taste New York banner all across the Fair this year and also at the newly-renamed Taste New York Marketplace.  A Taste NY Wine and Cheese Competition will be held and fairgoers could win a Taste NY Basket of Bounty filled with ‘Made in NY’ products.


Congressman Chris Gibson released a statement today in advance of the release of the New York City Filtration Avoidance Determination Review by the state Department of Health.   Gibson said that flood mitigation efforts must be a priority the severe flooding in recent years, in addition for the need of clean water for downstate residents.  The Filtration Avoidance was first issued in 1997; it allowed the city to avoid water filtration of their upstate reservoirs through stringent regulations.  A review of the agreement was due to be released last year; it has not yet been released for public input.   Local residents looking for more information can go to gibson.house.gov/watershed.

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The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 38-year-old Justin Pisanello of Greene Tuesday, for Harassment in the 2nd Degree.   Pisanello was charged following an altercation at Seeber’s Tavern in the Town of Smithville. He will appear in the Town of Smithville Court at a later date.


Governor Cuomo and BASS today announced the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament would return to New York State in 2014.  The event will include the “Governor’s Challenge,” which will be a fishing competition featuring the Governor, elected officials, and some of the biggest names in professional fishing, The Governor’s Challenge will be held next fall in the Finger Lakes to attract visitors to the Upstate region and boost the local economy.

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