The 125th Afton Fair gets underway today at the fairgrounds.  Afton fair spokesperson Peg Squire said that there are some changes at the fair this year:


(Peg Squire 7-9-14)


The fair runs today through Saturday evening in Afton.


The annual Gus Macker 3 on 3-basketball tournament will be held on east Main Street in Norwich this coming weekend.  Macker organizer Tom Revoir said that it is very important to participants to register Friday:


(Tom Revoir 7-9-14)


About 400 teams have signed up to participate in this year’s tournament, which usually draws up to 10,000 people to Norwich each year.


State Troopers at Oneonta arrested 38-year-old Kelle Diaz of Schenevus for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC result of .23%. The arrest followed a traffic stop on State Route 7 in the Town of Maryland; Diaz was issued tickets returnable in the Town of Maryland Court on July 15th.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested 52-year-old Frederick Ranger of Davenport for failing to register his Internet and social media accounts as a level 3-sex offender.  Ranger is accused failing to register with authorities a Facebook account, an email address and mobile Internet access; he was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Delhi Court on July 29th.




Delhi police arrested 25-year-old Corey Pitt of Delhi on charges of 3rd degree burglary, criminal mischief, petty larceny, & criminal possession of stolen property.  Pitt was arraigned at the Delhi Town Court and was sent to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail pending future court action.


The Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 29-year-old Meghan Matthews of Oneonta on 2 counts of 4th degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, for allegedly selling narcotics on separate occasions earlier this year.  Matthews was arraigned & was sent to the Otsego County Jail without bail, pending court action on July 18th.


Governor Cuomo announced $900,000 in funding for projects supported by the State University of New York Health Network of Excellence. This first round of funding will be awarded to 6 projects on 9 SUNY campuses, in this round, Binghamton University will be helping to develop a new 3D printing technology for custom manufacturing of soft tissues used in organ transplantation; along with the University at Albany, Cornell University & Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Oneonta school district voters approved 2 propositions Tuesday.  Voters approved by a vote of 120 to 24, to authorize the district to establish a Buildings and Capital Reserve Fund, they also approved a bond for renovations to the High School swimming pool by a vote of 109 to 37.


The State Legislature has voted to require health insurers provide coverage for equipment and supplies for treating ostomies, intended to help ease the financial burden for people with the chronic condition. An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of waste. If signed by Gov. Cuomo, the amendment to state insurance law would make coverage subject to annual deductibles and co-insurance as the Department of Financial Services deems appropriate.

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