A Winter storm warning is in effect through Thursday afternoon, according to the national weather service.  Sidney High School Science teacher and Meteorologist Rich Townsend told WCDO news what he thinks of this storm:




A full look at the forecast follows this newscast.


NYSEG planners are closely monitoring the potential for a strong winter storm with damaging winds and snow or mixed precipitation. Strong winds and related tree damage could result in power interruptions. This storm could affect some of the same customers who lost power as a result of destructive winds late last week. Those who experience power outages should call NYSEG at 1-800-572-1131, they can also call that number to report downed power lines.


Governor Cuomo announced that $250 million is available for a broad range of renewable energy generation projects. The funding is a component of Cuomo’s Energy Highway Blueprint to upgrade and modernize New York’s aging energy infrastructure.  Funding for these renewable projects is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority through the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard for projects that use wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass or other clean-energy resources.  More information about the RPS program can be found at nyserda.ny.gov/main-tier.


The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 48-year-old Richard Pollock of Norwich for 2nd degree criminal contempt.  Pollock is accused of violating an order of protection signed by the Norwich City Court Judge, he was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and was released on his own recognize. Richard Pollock is to reappear in the town of Norwich court at a later date.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a 1-car motor vehicle accident on Holiday Brook Road in the Town of Colchester.  52-year-old Anca Ticusan of New York City lost control of her vehicle on the snow covered road and struck a tree, deploying both of her vehicles air bags.  Ticusan was uninjured and no tickets were issued.


Details have been released regarding the schedule of events for the first night Oneonta celebrations on Monday December 31st.  Events will run from 4:00 to 10:00 pm, starting with the annual parade along Main Street, 25 area musical & entertainment acts will participate in festivities in 14 city locations throughout the rest of the day.  The full schedule is available at firstnightoneonta.com.


State Police at Sidney arrested 34-year-old Scott Fitch of Walton and 52-year-old Donald Barnes of Walton, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Both subjects were charged on Monday December 24th, they were issued Appearance Tickets returnable to the Village of Walton Court at a later date.


A brand new Fender electric guitar, autographed by Bruce Springsteen & A new boxing glove autographed by Muhammad Ali will be among the featured items up for auction at Chenango River Theatre’s annual Winter Gala, on January 19th at the Silo Restaurant in Greene.  Bill Lelbach of the Chenango River Theater explains:


(Bill Lelbach)


The auction will be from 6:00 – 9:30 on January 19th at the Silo in Greene, Both the guitar & the boxing glove are currently on display at the Silo Restaurant. More information is available at chenangorivertheatre.org.


The Chenango County sheriffs department arrested 35-year-old Brian Copeland of Norwich for Petty Larceny.   Copeland is accused of selling a go-cart to another subject without the permission of the owner; he was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Norwich Court at a later date.



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