Governor Cuomo announced the awards for the 10 regional councils, where local leaders work together to strengthen what their regions have to offer & strengthen their economies.

(Cuomo 12-11-13)

Locally, the Southern Tier council, which includes Delaware, Chenango & Broome counties were awarded $81.9 million dollars for their proposal, the Mohawk regional council, which includes Otsego & Schoharie counties, receives $82.4 million dollars for their proposal.
State Police arrested 51-year-old Bradley Canfield of West Edmeston, for driving while intoxicated. The arrest was made after a traffic stop for not maintaining his lane on County Route 13 in the town of Pittsfield, troopers accuse Canfield of being intoxicated while driving, and He refused to submit to a breath test. Canfield was arraigned at the Pittsfield town court and released on his own recognizance pending future court action.
Delaware County Deputies arrested 46-year-old Zakaria Meggali of Walton for 2nd degree Harassment & Obstruction of breathing. The charges stem from an alleged domestic dispute in the Town of Walton, Meggali faces action on December 18th in Walton Town Court.
New York Senate Health Committee introduced legislation to preserve New York State’s Early Intervention Program so that those with special needs receive the care they need. The legislation requires the state to make prompt payment to early intervention providers and ensures that retroactive payments will be made to providers who have been waiting for reimbursement since a new state system went into effect on April 1st. The bill was co-sponsored by State Senator Jim Seward.
Governor Cuomo announced the launch of a new I LOVE NY web store, providing New Yorkers and visitors 24/7 online and mobile access to purchase I LOVE NY merchandise. Users can visit the web store from the ILoveNY.com website, where they will be redirected to the online retail portal, or they can go directly to www.shopiloveny.com.
Nearly 200 new state troopers graduated from the police academy yesterday as part of the State Police graduation ceremony. The graduates completed a six-month training program and will begin supervised field training across the state next week. Because of state budget cuts, State Police didn’t have a graduating class for three years. The classes resumed last year.
Congressman Richard Hanna described new federals rules on truck drivers as having a negative impact on trucking industry. Hanna said the new “Hours of Service” rule could result in an annual cost of $376 million to the trucking industry and could delay timely delivery of food, retail and construction products. Hanna has introduced a bill to delay the regulation until an independent assessment of the rule is complete.

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