Governor Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden discussed federal government funding for statewide projects to improve infrastructure damaged by Tropical Storm Lee, Hurricane Irene & Hurricane Sandy since 2011.  Cuomo said that bridges & roads upstate need to be dealt with quickly & correctly:


(Cuomo 1-7-14)


Vice President Biden said that Governor Cuomo’s project would protect the state from being affected by severe weather in the future:


(Joe Biden 1-7-14)


Governor Cuomo said that he would outline more specifics for infrastructure projects during tomorrow’s “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Legislature.


State Police are investigating 2 separate gun burglaries at Mayhood’s Sporting Goods on State Route 12 in Norwich.  The burglaries occurred between 10:00 PM Monday & 6:00 AM this morning.  Numerous firearms were taken from the store including upwards of 22 handguns, several long guns and numerous boxes of ammunition.  Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 334-3296.


State police arrested 33-year-old Bobbie Jo Nye of Mount Upton on a charge of 4th degree arson.  Troopers accuse Nye of setting a bag of cat excrement on fire on the front porch of a residence in Guilford on December 27th.  Nye was arraigned & was sent to the Chenango county jail on $5,000 cash bail pending future court action.


The annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame election will announce their choices for induction into the Nation Baseball Hall Of Fame tomorrow.  Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson will reveal the results at 2:00 PM.  The Class of 2014 will be enshrined July 27th in Cooperstown as part of the Induction Weekend at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown


Chenango County residents who earned less than $51,000 this tax year may qualify for free tax preparation.  Residents will need to provide preparers with photo ID, Social Security Cards for themselves & all claimed as dependents, as well W-2, W-2G, and 1099-R, Bank statements with Interest and dividends, Copies of their prior year federal and state returns, will be required. Appointments are available Tuesdays through Saturdays from the end of January through the beginning of April, more information is available at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Norwich at 334-5841 extension 11, seniors can call Chenango County Area Agency on Aging at 337-1770.


State consumer confidence fell flat in December according to a Siena Research Institute poll. The state consumer sentiment poll is released each month and measures people’s willingness to spend as opposed to their ability to spend. The state’s consumer index in December was 73.6, up 0.3 from November. The nation’s consumer index rose 7.4 points to 82.5 in December.


The Binghamton Senators home game this Saturday, January 11th versus Adirondack will feature a post game jersey auction for B-Sens player jerseys worn during Saturday night’s game. Binghamton Senators Owner Tom Mitchell explains:


(Tom Mitchell 1-7-14)


Mitchell said that Tickets are selling rapidly for this event; they can be purchased at the Broome County Arena box office, through the Senators main Office at 722-7367 or at binghamtonsenators.com.



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