The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Golden Era Committee announced balloting results Monday, nine former players and one former executive and were considered by a 16-person committee, they decided that none of the eligible players would be included in this year’s Hall of Fame inductions. Hall of Fame Weekend will be held July 24th through the 27th in Cooperstown, with the Induction Ceremony slated for Sunday, July 26th, inductees will be announced January 6th.
Emergency preparedness personnel at NYSEG are watching a storm that is bringing heavy snow and damaging wind to the state. Customers are encouraged to be prepared for the storm and the possibility of power interruptions. NYSEG urges customers to stay away from downed power lines. NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines, hazardous situations and power outages
The Delaware County Department of Economic Development announced the receipt of funding under the State’s Community Renewal Funding program. The approved funding of $200,000 will enable the creation of an Agricultural Microenterprise Program, which will seek to aid in the expansion of existing small agricultural businesses, and encourage the development of new, agricultural micro enterprise businesses within the County. Information on the process and deadline for applying for grant funds, as well as the proposed training programs, will be available early in 2015, more information is available at DCecodev.com or 746-8595.
Following an investigation into a civilian complaint in the Town of Walton, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 60-year-old Daren Pilch of Walton for Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with BAC .18 or more, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Pilch was released on Appearance Tickets and is to appear in Town of Walton Court at a later date.
The Sidney American legion will host their annual children’s Christmas party again this year, legion spokesman Larry Halbert explains:

(Larry Halbert 12-9-14)

The event runs from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM at the legion at 22 Union Street in Sidney Saturday.
Consumers in New York are feeling better about their economic position than at any point since early 2007, as the state’s consumer index was 84 in November, up 5.2 points since June, according to a Siena College survey. The score is a statistical tabulation based on various questions about their shopping plans and feelings on the economy. The national index was higher at 88.8%.
With a winter storm this week, it’s a good time to do routine checks on your vehicle and get it ready for cold weather. When you’re dealing with freezing temperatures, snow on your car or frosted windows, first thing you should do is start your car and let it warm up. Car batteries can be sensitive to cold weather, and tires, oil level; wipers and wiper fluid should be checked. Also, you should always have blankets, ice scrapers, extra de-icer, jumper cables & a flashlight.
Restaurant and hotel workers plan to weigh in as a state board considers whether to mandate they pay tipped workers the standard minimum wage in New York. The Wage Board is reviewing whether to eliminate the so-called tip wage of $5 an hour for food servers and $5.65 for hotel housekeepers. New York law lets employers to pay them less than the state’s $8 minimum wage, set to rise to $8.75 in January, provided tips make up the difference. After a hearing today, the board will meet tomorrow and begin considering recommendations to Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera.

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