State Police investigated a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 81 in the Town of Lisle at around 8:00 PM Monday.  Police found the vehicle engulfed in flames,  the operator was 56 year old CLARENCE PHELPS of Watertown, who pulled over & unsuccessfully attempted to extinguish the fire.  30 horses in the trailer died, the preliminary investigation indicates that the fire started after a passenger side fuel tank malfunctioned.


The 2nd annual canoe parade on the Saturday of this year’s general Clinton canoe regatta will be dedicated & named in honor of Pam LaFever this year, LaFever chaired the Clinton canoe regatta for 6 years.  Todd & Trevor Lafever commented about the honor for their mother:


(Todd & Trevor LaFever)


The Lafever brothers will participate in the Pam Lafever Memorial canoe parade, their mother died in December of last year after a lengthy illness.


Governor Cuomo today announced $91 million in awards for shovel-ready projects to build affordable housing across the state. The funds were available through New York State Homes & Community Renewal,  Locally, in this round of funding, Lakewood Development LLC receives $3 million for The Norwich Shoe Apartments; which calls for the demolition of 4 old buildings and the new construction of 34 rental units for low-income individuals and families, 7, for persons with developmental disabilities. The development will be located adjacent to the downtown Norwich Business District.


Residents of the Sidney center fire district are urged to attend a public meeting at 7:00 PM tonight about the construction of a new fire station.  A vote on the bond will be held on Tuesday may 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Sidney Center FIRE HALL.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 17 year old Delhi youth for Criminal Possession of Stolen property.   The youth was spotted by Deputies riding a stolen dirt bike, he was also arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, driving an Unregistered, Uninsured ATV and riding without a helmet.  The youth was arraigned & was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.


Millennia Entertainment & the Chenango County Fair announced that on Wednesday August 7th  at 6:30 PM, Country music star Jamie O’Neal will headline the 5th annual “Guitars Under the Stars”  show.   Tickets go on sale Friday May 17th at Hayes Office Products in Norwich, Video Entertainment Plus in Sidney and online at brownpapertickets.com.


A group of Pee Wee Wrestlers from the Bainbridge, Guilford & Afton school districts made their way to the championships at Ocean City Maryland this past weekend.  Andy Carr coached the local wrestlers, who ranged in age from 9 to 14:


(Andy Carr 5-7-13)


Carr said that Pee Wee wrestlers from Norwich & Walton also made it to the championships in Ocean City this past weekend.


The Sidney chamber of commerce is holding their annual “Spring Tea” this evening.  The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Sacred Heart Parish Center on Liberty Street in Sidney.  More information is available at 561-2642 or 563-2563.


The Northeast Classic Car Museum will present its new exhibit, “Wagons & Woodies: From Depot Hack to Station Wagon.” With 20 classic vehicles on display.  The exhibit will run through April 2014, & the Museum will also show the documentary “Wagonmasters”, which  will play in the “Wagons & Woodies” exhibit from May 18 through Labor Day. More information is available at classiccarmuseum.org or at 334-2886.  Information about the film can be found at wagonmastersthemovie.com.



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