The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department & Sidney Village Police arrested 27-year-old Michael Nodine of Sidney on an Arrest Warrant for Attempted Assault. Nodine is accused of assaulting and attempting to cause physical injury to another inmate at the Delaware County Jail last week. Nodine was being held in the Jail on $5000 bail on a pending rape charge, posted bail on April 17th and was released from jail. The assaulted inmate, also from Sidney, sustained minor injuries, which did not require medical treatment. Nodine was arraigned on the Attempted Assault charge and was sent back to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.
State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney has challenged incumbent Republican Congressman Richard Hanna to debates prior to the Republican primary for the 22nd Congressional District seat. A recent poll shows Hanna with a large lead over Tenney by 73% to 17% with 9% undecided. Tea Party activist Michael Kicinski of Earlville has also filed petitions to appear on the GOP ballot. He lost to Hanna in a primary in 2012. No democrats have come forward to run in this race.
Governor Cuomo today urged the federal government to recall a toy known as “Clingy Darts,” which poses a significant danger to children. The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection found the children’s toy contains more than six times the federally allowable limit of the chemical known as DEHP. The toy is imported by Greenbrier International of Chesapeake, Virginia and is sold at stores throughout New York State, including Dollar Tree.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the state Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for governor this year, will be the keynote speaker at the Otsego County Republican Committee’s annual spring dinner. The $75-a-head dinner will be held May 15th at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown.
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released a letter to the White House Task Force pushing for better protection against sexual assault on college campuses. Gillibrand, along with six other U.S. Senators, are proposing action that would bring more transparency to the issue. The group prepared 3 recommendations for the task force, who are scheduled to make their own recommendations this week. Studies show nearly 1 in 5 women in college are victims of attempted or actual sexual assault.
New Yorkers are reminded that nearly 88,000 jobs are currently available and listed on the Jobs Express website. The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. New businesses and job listings are added each day. A total of 7,700 businesses posted a new job order on the site in March 2014, an increase of 22 percent from March 2013. Go to jobs.ny.gov
The Town of Sidney Planning Board meeting is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. in the boardroom at the Civic Center on Liberty Street in Sidney. The public is welcome.