An Otsego County man, charged with shooting his father, was sentenced yesterday. Michael Buck pleaded guilty to 1st degree manslaughter in June, for the fatal shooting of his 64-year old father, Joe Buck. Buck attempted to withdraw his plea earlier this month, but the motion was denied. Buck was sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
It was a successful week for the Delaware County Fair this year, despite 2 days with rain. County fair organizer John Jackson told WCDO News that they were pleased with the results:
(John Jackson 8-19-14)
Jackson said that The County Fairs Ultimate Idol winner was Joanna Yaeger from Horse Heads, also 214 participants in the 5K run/walk & 10K run, both Demolition Derbies were sold out, the Easton Corbin, Danielle Bradbery show drew about 3000 folks. Next years Delaware county fair will run from August 17-22.
Sue Andrews has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Bassett Medical Center effective September 1, 2014. Andrews, who has been with Bassett’s Division of Finance for 34 years and vice president since 2008, will succeed Nicholas Nicoletta, who announced last month that he is retiring December 31, 2014 as CFO of Bassett Medical Center and Corporate CFO of Bassett Healthcare Network. Andrews is a native of Sidney.
This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Oneonta Job Corps Academy; they are holding a variety of events to celebrate this month throughout the region. Spokesperson Lynn Price told WCDO News what prospective students can expect:
(Lynn Price 8-19-14)
Tonight, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Damaschke Field, the Oneonta Job Corps Academy students will take on staff in a baseball game, plus refreshments, games, contests and fireworks, as well as more information for the public on the Oneonta Job Corps Academy, the event is free to the public. More information is available at 431-1455.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 40-year-old Richard Maricle of Oxford for Criminal Mischief & Criminal Contempt. Maricle was arrested following an investigation of domestic dispute in the Town of Oxford, where he is alleged to have destroyed property belonging to the victim and violated an order of protection. Maricle was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court & was ordered to the Chenango County Jail on $250 bail pending future court action.
Governor Cuomo signed legislation to Expand and strengthen services for veterans, active service members and their families. The new law eases the transition to a new school for children of military families that relocate as a result of military orders, lowers the cost of higher education for Veterans receiving benefits under the GI bills, and offers military family members greater flexibility with professional licenses received from other states or jurisdictions. The new law also strengthens the supplemental burial assistance provided by the state to military families when a service member dies in combat or as a result of injuries sustained on the battlefield.
A $117,000 federal grant will allow the Greater Binghamton Airport to conduct a study on sustainability. Congressman Richard Hanna announced the grant Monday, which will identify ways to reduce environmental impacts, realize economic benefits and improve community relations. The grant will help develop a sustainability policy for the airport to address the problem long-term. The study is expected to establish baseline figures to help the airport set goals.
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District Board of Education is currently seeking individuals interested in filling the remaining year (one) of a board member term of office. A School Board candidate must be a qualified voter and district resident at least 18 years old, interested candidates should contact the District Clerk at 967-6321 by September 2nd.