Governor Cuomo met with local leaders in at the Greater Binghamton Airport, as well as BAE systems & Norwich Pharmaceuticals today,  regarding the success of last year’s southern tier regional economic development projects:




The southern tier economic development council won 1 of the 4 grants given out last year. 2 other councils in the WCDO Listening area also received awards last year.  10 councils are vying for 4 awards in the next cycle.


The Sidney American legion will host a children’s Christmas party later this month.  Spokesman Larry Halbert explains:


(Larry Halbert)


The Sidney American legion is located at 22 Union Street the event runs from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on the 15th.


Attorney General Eric  Schneiderman today announced the arrests of 39 individuals and the seizure of more than one million dollars in cocaine as part of a takedown of three large-scale drug distribution networks. The networks transported cocaine from the New York City and Buffalo,  to be sold in Cortland, Syracuse and Watertown. The Attorney General’s office conducted a series  of raids early this morning and confiscated in excess of ten kilograms of cocaine and arrested the defendants. The Investigation is continuing.


New York farmers dropped off truckloads of locally grown food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York today. The event is in conjunction with the New York Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in Albany. Today’s donations bring the total of food donated by farmers across the state this year to more than 5.3 million pounds.


Oneonta city manager Michael Long has received credentialed manager designation from the international city-county management association.  Long is one of 20 in new York state now accredited, he recently was appointed as the city of Oneonta’s first ever city manager.


The State DOT today announced that pavement work will be performed on State Route 17 eastbound that will require the closure of the on-ramp to Interstate 81 northbound in the City of Binghamton, beginning at 6:00 tonight.  A signed detour will guide motorists to exit 4 Hillcrest-Binghamton,  to resume travel northbound on Interstate 81. crews will also be performing overhead sign work on State Route 17 eastbound between exit 71 Airport Road  and exit 72 Front Street, starting at 6::00 pm tonight, both projects are expected to be completed by midnight tonight.




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