A new poll from the Siena College Research Institute found that Governor Cuomo still holds a 32-point lead over Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino. The survey found 58% of likely voters choosing Cuomo and only 26% were choosing Astorino. Only 33% of Upstate voters said that they would vote for Astorino, 48% would vote for Cuomo.
Monday might have been a record day for attendance at the Delaware county fair in Walton this year. Fair spokesman John Jackson told WCDO News about the attendance that the fair normally sees:
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Today, Emily Lapinel received the Milt & Douglas Thomson agriculture Scholarship, to help pursue studies at SUNY Cobleskill. In attendance were Assemblymen Cliff Crouch, Pete Lopez, State Senators John Bonacic and Jim Seward and many members of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors.
Chenango county Sheriff’s Deputies and New Berlin Police arrested Michael Gincerowski of Binghamton for Felony DWI, Refusal to submit to a breath test, Open container in a motor vehicle and leaving the scene for a property damage accident following an investigation where Gincerowski allegedly struck a vehicle at the Unadilla Race Track in the Town of Columbus and left the scene. New Berlin Police located the vehicle on State Hwy 8 in the Town of New Berlin and determined Gincerowski was operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, he was arraigned in the Town of New Berlin court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail pending future court action.
State Police in Binghamton arrested 27 year old Shakira Garner of Freeport, Long Island on 5 counts of 3rd degree Grand Larceny, 2 counts of 4th degree Grand Larceny 4th, 9 counts of Forgery, 2 counts of Identity Theft & Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. Garner is accused of fraudulently opened accounts at both the Visions and State Employee Federal Credit Unions, & stealing a total of $25,000.00 from the two credit unions. She was arrested on a Town of Chenango arrest warrant in Nassau County, she was transported back to the Town of Chenango Court for arraignment and then was remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail set at this time.
Otsego Express is providing public transportation service on a new route, known as Route 14. The new route will provide public transportation service between Oneonta, Morris, Gilbertsville, Mt. Upton, and New Berlin, five days per week. The schedule can be found at www.otsegoexpress.com or call 800-388-9853 for more information.
State Supreme Court Justice Edgar Walker ruled on Monday that Democrat Zephyr Teachout has enough proof that she has been a continuous resident of New York for 5 years and is eligible to be on the ballot in the September 9th primary election. Teachout currently teaches at Fordham University in the Bronx and has resided in Brooklyn since 2009.
Governor Cuomo announced the IFISHNY Challenge, that calls upon anglers to show off their largemouth & striped bass catches, with the New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife app. The Challenge runs through Labor Day, winners will be announced in September, for 1 free lifetime fishing license to be awarded for the longest largemouth bass & 1 for the longest striped bass caught. More information is available at dec.ny.gov
State residents pay a Monthly state surcharge on utility bills; the money goes to help balance the state’s budget, but ratepayers may have been overcharged. The Public Service Commission said the utility over-collections may have totaled $250-million. The “temporary state assessment” surcharge was enacted in 2009, since then the state has collected about $2.9-billion from the tax. The surcharge was supposed to sunset this year, but it was extended in last year’s budget. Governor Cuomo and the legislature have agreed to phase it out in 2017