State Police arrested 18-year-old Eric Green in Albany; he was taken into custody without incident.  Green was charged with 1st degree Aggravated assault on a police officer, and 1st degree Robbery he was arraigned this morning on the original charges, the investigation is continuing & more charges are anticipated.  Green is accused of stabbing Trooper Rodney Smith in the neck at the Empire State Plaza Sunday, after asking for directions.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 24-year-old Dale Thompson on an active Bench Warrant issued out of the Village of Sherburne Court for failure to pay fines.  Thompson was previously charged for with criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, and 2nd degree harassment, he was arraigned and was released on his own recognizance after paying his fines.


Lawmakers continue to put together a state budget with a little more than 3 ½ weeks to go before the annual deadline.  Area assemblyman Cliff Crouch comments:


(Crouch 3-6-13)


Lawmakers feel that they will have the state budget before the April 1st deadline.


The Otsego County Planning Department will be holding a Local Government Training Workshop this afternoon at 5:30 until 8:45 PM at the Otsego County Meadows Office Complex in Cooperstown.  The workshop will include sessions on Storm water Regulation for Local Review Boards and Article 10 of Public Service Law for Siting of Electricity Generating Facilities. More information is available at 547-4225.


State Police at Sidney arrested 26-year-old Gregory Flanagan of Sidney for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 7 in Unadilla; Flanagan was issued an Appearance Ticket for Town of Unadilla Court on March 11th.


The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Talon Taltavall of Hamilton, on an active Bench Warrant issued by the Town of Sherburne Court, for a violation of probation or conditional discharge.   Taltavall was arrested in the Town of Norwich; he was arraigned in the Town of Sherburne Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office on $1,000.00 cash bail. Taltavall is scheduled to appear back in the Town of Sherburne Court at a later date.


The Norwich Rotary club is seeking additional members at their event this afternoon from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Canasawacta Country Club the event is free to member of Commerce Chenango.


The CHENANGO COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE ARTS is currently looking for area artists who would like to submit their work to Fourth Friday’s in downtown Norwich.  Every Fourth Friday of the month local downtown merchants place artwork in their storefront windows as part if the monthly event. The event includes an art walk starting at 5 PM followed by a gallery opening with live music and food at The Artists’ Palette in Norwich.  More information is available at 244-1445.


The United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties will sponsor the Cider Run 5K Run/3K Walk fundraising event scheduled for April 27th.  More information is available by calling 335-1292.




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