Governor Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Christie, and Connecticut Governor Malloy released a joint statement regarding passage of the disaster relief package by the House of Representatives.  The governors were pleased that the House finally passed the remaining 51 billion dollars in aid to the 3 states, following last year’s devastating Hurricane Sandy.  Congress took 78 days to complete the aid package.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 41-year-old Stephen Amos of Otselic on an active Arrest Warrant.  Amos was wanted on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated, he was arraigned in the Town of Otselic Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail; he will reappear in court at a later date.


The Chenango County Sheriffs Office arrested 23-year-old Caleb Wearne of Afton on a charge of 2nd degree Criminal Contempt.  Wearne is accused of violating an order of protection by having contact with the protected party, he was arraigned in the Town of Bainbridge court and was released on his own recognize, and will appear in the Town of Afton Court at a later date.


The Chenango County Sheriffs Office arrested 23-year-old Nickole Hoyt of Norwich for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.  Hoyt is accused of possessing a stolen flat screen television set from the Norwich Wal-Mart; she was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Norwich Court at a later date.


State troopers in Sidney arrested 23-year-old Brian Smith of Vestal, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, following a traffic stop on Interstate 88 in the Town of Afton.  Smith was issued an Appearance Ticket to appear in the Town of Afton Court on January 28th.


The city of Oneonta will begin a water flow test at 9 p.m. today in front of the Clinton Plaza. Area residents may see changes to water pressure during the test period.


The regular meeting of the Oneonta planning commission will be held tonight at city hall.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the common council chambers, among the items on the agenda, a proposed apartment complex on Blodgett drive, and proposed additions at Stewart’s shoes on main street and Dewar hall at Hartwick College.


The Oneonta Farmers’ Market is currently accepting applications from new vendors selling farm products, hand-made crafts or other local specialty items. Prospective vendors must be located within 50 miles of Oneonta and carry liability insurance. The winter Oneonta Farmers’ Market is open throughout the winter and early spring in the Main Street Garage Walkway every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.    More information is available at OneontaFarmersMarket.com or 437-0158.



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