Operation Merry Christmas has their Christmas trees at various locations, to get presents under Christmas trees for children in disadvantaged situations locally. Program coordinator Ginny Ireland explains how the program will work over the next 2 weeks:
(Ginny Ireland 12-3-13)
Some of the local businesses participating with trees include Acco Brands, Amphenol, NBT, Rainbow’s end, Trackside dining in Sidney, Village Variety in Unadilla and the Sidney library. More information about ”Operation Merry Christmas” is available at 563-8119 or 967-8119.
The Sidney Chamber of Commerce will have their annual Jolly Holly days parade this Friday night, followed by other activities leading up to Christmas. Chamber spokesperson Kerri Green explains:
(Kerri Green 12-3-13)
The children’s holiday party will be held on Saturday December 14th at the Sidney library, registration is requested by calling the chamber office at 561-2642 or 267-8541.
The Bronx Wanderers will be performing at the Chenango Arts Council Martin W. Kappel Theater this Friday night in Norwich. Chenango Arts spokesperson Victoria Kappel comments:
Tickets are still available for Friday night’s concert at chenangoarts.org or by calling 336 ARTS.
The Sidney Central School District Freshman Class is having a toy drive to help replace the Toys For Tots toys lost in the storage facility fire in Norwich last Friday. School officials said that the freshman class decided to do the toy drive, as many remember that Roger Barnhart, the Toys for Tots coordinator, donated toys to kids who lost toys in the flooding. Toys can be dropped off at the Sidney High School offices by Monday, December 9th.
Assemblyman Cliff Crouch is hosting 3 town hall meetings this week in Kirkwood, Windsor and Triangle. Crouch told WCDO News about the town hall meeting and why he tries to schedule as many as he can each fall:
(Cliff Crouch 12-3-13)
The first meeting will be Today at 5:00 PM at the Kirkwood Town Hall, the 2nd meeting will be on Wednesday, at 6:00 PM at the Windsor Town Hall, and the 3rd will be on Thursday at 6:00 PM at the Triangle Town Hall on Liberty Street in Whitney Point.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is proposing cutting the excise tax on small breweries, to help them grow their businesses, hire new employees and revitalize communities. Schumer’s legislation would cut the excise tax on small breweries in half, from $7 to $3.50 per barrel for the first 60,000 barrels they brew per year.
The Supreme Court refused to consider throwing out New York State’s taxes on Internet purchases on websites like Amazon.com. The high court refused to hear appeals from Amazon.com LLC and Overstock.com, in their fight against a state law that forces them to remit sales tax the same way in-state businesses do. Amazon has been collecting sales tax in New York as it fights the state over a 2008 law that was the first to consider local affiliates enough of an in-state presence to require sales tax collection