State troopers arrested 31-year-old Emily Bixby of Norwich Tuesday for aggravated DWI, following the report of a disable vehicle in the town of Colesville.  Troopers found that Bixby was intoxicated, and had driven her vehicle, with a five-year-old passenger, just off the roadway and was stuck in the snow; She refused to submit to a breath test.   Bixby was arraigned in the Town of Colesville Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail on $1,500.00 cash bail.  The five-year-old passenger was turned over to a family member.


State police at Sidney arrested 32-year-old Anthony Campisi of Bainbridge, for driving while impaired by drugs.  The arrest resulted from a vehicle stop for not using his turn signal on State Route 7 in the Village of Bainbridge.  Troopers determined that  Campisi was impaired while driving, he was taken to Tri Town regional Hospital in Sidney, where he consented to a blood test.  Campisi was issued tickets for the Town of Bainbridge Court on March 10th.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 31-year-old Crystal Gonsalves of Davenport for 1 count of 2nd degree Aggravated Harassment.  Gonsalves is accused of making threatening telephone calls to another person, she was arraigned & was released on her own recognizance, to reappear at Davenport Town Court February 25th. ____________________________________________

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is recusing himself from any role Congress plays in Comcast Corp.’s planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable after learning his brother was one of the lead lawyers behind the $45 billion deal. Federal regulators and lawmakers will scrutinize how the acquisition would affect competition and consumers, issues that could have come before Schumer as a member of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee


State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a warning to New Yorkers after consumers were contacted by scam artists who were posing as representatives of Microsoft.  The callers identify themselves with “P.C. Solutions”, their caller ID is  “Windows Support.” The scam artists attempt to gain remote access to consumers’ computers by claiming that their units infected with malware or viruses, they extract a fee up to $300 by obtaining credit card information over the phone, or by directing consumers to enter PayPal, bank or credit card information on a website the scammers control.  Schneiderman recommends hanging up the phone, never give out passwords to such callers, change your email & other passwords & file a complaint with Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-771-7755 or www.ag.ny.gov.


Greater Maywood Rural Community Services is holding The “Lasagna And Laughs” organic fund-raising dinner, this Saturday night in Sidney, with ingredients donated by area businesses.  Group spokesperson Lisa Barr explains:


(Lisa Barr 2-19-14)


Proceeds from Saturday night’s dinner will go for the group to preserve the former Sidney Center school as a rural community center.


New York’s draft energy plan was put to its first hearing yesterday, with dozens of speakers expressing concern about the state’s plans for natural gas, and the future of competitive energy markets. the New York energy planning board has to put out a long-term planning  document every 4 years, documenting the state’s energy use, and offering guidance for future investment. Tuesday’s hearing is the 1st of 6 statewide, & it drew several groups opposed to hydraulic fracturing.  The plan identifies 15 energy-related initiatives for the state to pursue while reaffirming New York’s goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

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