The Norwich City Police Department are removing the body of a woman found near the Norwich Wal-Mart, in an area that they have been searching in since they found the gold Pontiac owned by 51 year old Krista Kosowky of Norwich.  Kosowsky was reported missing by her husband after failing to show up for work on Friday in Clinton, a Police Canine unit discovered the body in water near a railroad right-of-way this morning, the woman’s identity and cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.


The national weather service in Binghamton has once again posted a Flood Warning today through tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM, for in the area of the Chenango River At Norwich.  Officials said that the Chenango River At Norwich Will Continue To Recede Today And Tonight, Before Dropping Below Flood Stage On Thursday Morning.  Some flooding may still be experienced today at on the Streets and in the yards Of Homes On East Main Street Near The Chenango County Fairgrounds as well as Within The Fairgrounds.  East Main Street was reopened to traffic this morning, but the 2nd annual music & balloon festival scheduled for tomorrow July 4th at the Chenango county fairgrounds in Norwich has been cancelled due to the flooding, organizers will announce alternate plans for the event shortly.


State police will be out in full force for the July 4th holiday weekend.  Patrols will be looking for speeders, drunk, drugged or aggressive drivers, those using cell phones for calling or texting while driving, they are also looking for all motorists & passengers to use their seat belts.


Oneonta will be the site for the annual hometown 4th of July celebration tomorrow.  Activities are scheduled from noon until dark in Neawha Park, wrapping up with the annual fireworks display at about 9:20 PM.  More information is available at hometown4th.com.


Oneonta police charged 56-year-old Patricia Bennet of Oneonta with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and unsafe backing, after she allegedly backed her SUV into 8 Hazel Street Monday night.  No injuries were reported, the residence is owned by Oneonta city judge Lucy Bernier, Bennet will appear in Oneonta city court at a later date.


The New York State DOT will hold a public information meeting on July 10th to discuss a project to replace a bridge on State Route 30 & 206 over the East Branch Delaware River in the Town of Colchester.  The meeting will be held at the Colchester Town Hall located at 72 Tannery Road, Colchester, at 7:00 PM.  The bridge has been in use for 60 years and DOT inspectors have determined that it needs to be replaced. Three alternatives will be discussed at the meeting.


Following another round of flooding in part of assemblyman Pete Lopez’s district, Lopez said that the need to do something pro-active needs to be attacked quickly:


(Lopez 7-3-13)


Lopez said that he likes a model now used in Vermont that allows local officials & residents to have public meetings and implement flood prevention plans quickly.


The supply of types O positive and O negative blood at the American Red Cross is at very low levels.  Eligible donors with type O blood are asked to donate blood today at a Blood Drive on July 11th at Guernsey Memorial Library in Norwich, at 3 Court Street, from 9:00 to 2:00 pm.  Appointments can be made at 1-800-RedCross or redcrossblood.org.


Otsego county public health announced that a child safety seat check will be held on Wednesday July 10th at the Oneonta Home depot from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  Parents & expectant parents are invited to make an appointment for the event at 547-4230; parents are reminded to bring the manual for their safety seat that they are currently using.



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