Negotiations are underway this week that could lead to advanced educational opportunities coming to Sidney. Utica School Of Commerce vice President Don Reese Explains:
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Reese said that should the negotiations this week end favorably, classes could begin as early as the first week of June at a Sidney Location.
This Friday Night, the 10th annual Tri-Town relay For Life will be held at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. Helen Gregory of the American cancer Society told WCDO News about this year’s event:
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The event runs Friday night through Saturday morning, this year’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the American cancer society.
The state Senate passed legislation to increase the criminal penalties of some methamphetamine-related crimes. The bill passed by a vote of 55 to 4, if enacted; it would toughen criminal penalties for possessing meth-making materials and for making meth. The same bill passed the senate last year, but failed to pass in the Assembly.
The State Senate passed legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from driving a school or passenger bus. Under the bill, the Department of Motor Vehicles would be barred from issuing, or renewing a commercial driver’s license, to operate a bus to people who are required to register as a sex offender. The bill has been sent to the Assembly.
New York environmental officials are looking for citizen scientists to help them assess water quality. The state DEC is recruiting volunteers to help with assessments of Lake Ontario and the Niagara, Genesee, Delaware, Hudson and Mohawk River watersheds. Data from the Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators project enhances the work of state scientists creating an inventory of water quality. Volunteer monitors visit stream sites once a year in the warmer months to collect samples. Training sessions are being held around upstate areas in May and June. More information is available at dec.ny.gov.
Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York State is being observed through May 3rd, in support of a national effort to strengthen preparation for the potential of emergencies caused by extreme weather events. New Yorkers should prepare to take appropriate steps before a severe weather event. There are three basic steps to preparedness, make a plan, prepare a kit with supplies and be informed. For more information on personal preparedness in advance of severe weather, visit dhses.ny.gov. For more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week, including daily public information statements, visit nws.noaa.gov.
The 6th Annual Hall of Fame Classic will be played Saturday, May 24th & will feature representatives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams. Hall of Fame members Roberto Alomar, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Eddie Murray, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith will serve as managers and coaches for the Memorial Day Weekend. Former big league stars like Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Martinez, Hideki Matsui and Jim Thome are scheduled to participate in the Classic, The Cooperstown Game Day Parade, More information is available at baseballhall.org or 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME.