Law enforcement officials in Delaware county, and all surrounding counties, have seen a turn in the abuse of substances like alcohol, to prescription pain killer and heroin in the last 1 to 2 years.  Dave Ramsey of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County explains:


(Dave Ramsey 2-27-13)


Ramsey said emergency rooms are also seeing an increase in the combining of these substances leading to overdoses; his office can be contacted for help or interventions at 746-8300, or at adaconline.org.


Delhi village officials will host a public information meeting tonight regarding a potential natural gas distribution franchise within the village. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Fire Hall.  Leatherstocking Gas Company LLC will give a presentation, as they seek franchises from the village and town to distribute natural gas from the proposed Constitution Pipeline.


State Troopers in Norwich arrested 17-year-old Joseph Jackson of Oxford, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 220, in Preston; Jackson was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Preston Court on March 5th.


The Unatego Central School community group, Save Our Schools, is hosting a legislative forum, tomorrow at 7:00 PM in the Otego Elementary School gym.  Area lawmakers have been invited to participate, as school districts similar to Unatego are looking for Albany to establish a more equitable state aid formula this year.


Sidney fire fighters were credited with quickly knocking down a fire in a garage behind the Sidney elementary school yesterday afternoon.  Elementary students were removed to the high school for a brief period and returned to their classes following the minor fire, caused by an electrical short in a tractor.  No injuries were reported.


The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced that New Yorkers can now check their eligibility and apply for certain benefits in 8 languages at myBenefits.ny.gov.  Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order in 2011 requiring that “vital documents” be translated into the “six most common non-English languages spoken by individuals in the State.   So far over 330,000 SNAP applications have been submitted via myBenefits.ny.gov.



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