With the increased demand by New York Yogurt manufacturers for local fresh milk, state lawmakers are working to help dairy farmers increase the size of their herd without incurring former costs associated with environmental impact studies.  Assemblyman Bill Magee explains:


(Magee 5-22-13)


The news comes as a German manufacturer is looking to locate another yogurt plants in western new York, that will also require more fresh local milk from New York dairy farmers, new York already leads the nation in yogurt production.


The General Clinton canoe regatta grounds will feature a day filled with music at general Clinton Park Sunday, regatta chairman John Harmon explains:


(John Harmon Music)


Harmon said that the fireworks displays are also expected to draw big crowds, the displays will start each day as darkness falls, at about 10:00 PM.


The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce announced a New Memorial Day Weekend  Event in Bainbridge Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 PM.  Chamber Vice President Lori McGraw explains:


(Lori McGraw 5-22-13)


McGraw said that there would be community wide yard sales throughout the village, Saturday in addition to all the activities at General Clinton Park during the canoe regatta.


Governor Cuomo today announced an agreement between New York State and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to resolve a three-year dispute over gaming issues.  Under the agreement, the State will remove the 8-county Saint Regis Mohawk exclusivity zone from the proposed casino-siting legislation, and the Tribe will pay $30 million of payments owed and 25% of future gaming revenues to the State. The agreement also initiates discussions between the State, the Tribe, and local governments to resolve unrelated land claim disputes.


State Senator Jim Seward paid tribute to Kenneth Taylor of Franklin as a 2013 inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.  Sergeant Taylor served as team leader of 6-man long range reconnaissance patrols in Vietnam, he earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Air Medal.  Sergeant Taylor returned to home & served as a 45 year member of American Legion Post 1689, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Disabled American Veterans in 2005.  Taylor was recognized during a special ceremony at the Capitol along with other inductees to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, his biography along with other inductees can be found at www.nysenate.gov/veterans-hall-of-fame.


The Bainbridge village board has decided to have “No Parking” on North Main Street to Evans on Monday, during the Memorial Day parade.  The parade is expected to run from 10:30 to Noon Monday.


The next Commerce Chenango Business After Hours event will be today FROM 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM at M&T BANK, 118 State Highway 320 in Norwich.  Refreshments will be courtesy of the North End Deli.



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