State Troopers in Sidney arrested 52 year old Mark Meyers of Guilford, for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, felony driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .15%, plus numerous  vehicle and traffic law charges.  The arrest followed a traffic stop on State Route 8 that concluded on High Bridge Road in Guilford. Meyers was arraigned in the town of Guilford court and remanded to the Chenango county jail on $8,000 bail.


The Sidney American Legion Post# 183 is sponsoring a tribute & fundraiser for the Sidney Fire Department, on Saturday September 28th, at 2:00 PM.  Legion spokesman Larry Halbert explains.


(Larry Halbert 9-19-13)


Halbert said that they are in need of auction items, which can be dropped off at the legion on Friday September 27th or Saturday morning September 28th.  Tickets can be purchased at Video Entertainment Plus, Trackside Dining or the Sidney American Legion at 22 Union Street; more information is available at 237-4762 or 563-8031.


State Police arrested 33-year-old Eleanor Black of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for 20 felonies.  Black was charged with 3rd degree Grand Larceny, 7 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 6 counts of Falsifying Business Records, and 6 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing.  The charges followed a yearlong investigation of crimes in the Schoharie Valley Region.  Black was arraigned and will return to Town of Esperance Court at a later date.


The Binghamton Mets Released their 2014 Schedule.  The B-Mets set a team record with 86 victories in 2013, sending them into the eastern league playoffs for the first time in 7 seasons.  The 23rd season at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton begins on April 3rd against the Akron Aeros. Ticket purchases, Schedules, statistics and other information is available at Bmets.com.


U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly will work together to ensure that funding will continue for newborns to be tested for over 40 fatal diseases. The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 assures federal funding so newborns can receive a blood test for fatal diseases that, if caught early, can be diagnosed and treated early. If the bill is not reauthorized by Sept. 30 the federal funding for newborn screenings could end. Kelly’s son Hunter died in 2005 from a fatal genetic disease that, if caught early, can be treated.


The Emerald Ash Borer is spreading more quickly than expected, according to Cornell Cooperative Extension in Chenango County.  The Emerald Ash Borer will only affect Ash trees, which make up about 10 percent of trees in the region. Officials say the only way to protect the trees is to inject the tree with insecticide. Any trees without the insecticide will begin to weaken and die over the next decade. More information is available at emeraldashborer.info


Binghamton University hosted a workshop yesterday regarding funding for small businesses, hosted by the university’s Small Business Development Center. Guest speakers talked about the availability of funding so businesses can expand their businesses and commercialize products. Representatives from NYSERDA also discussed energy conservation grants available for small  businesses.   more information is available at nyserda.ny.gov


The American Red Cross of the Southern Tier will host a babysitters training class for youth ages 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Red Cross office at 620 E. Main St, Endicott. To register visit redcross.org



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