Funeral services were announced for a Bainbridge teenager recently killed in two vehicle accident. 15 year old Brandy Smith was driving a Ford Focus that crossed the center line of County Route 35 in Oxford Aug. 4 and collided with a Dodge Caravan driven by 48-year old David Clark, of Oxford. Friends can call on the Smith family from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25, at CH Landers in Sidney
Johnson City Police charged a Greene man with third-degree criminal mischief following a domestic dispute Aug. 5. 24 year old Dan Gross was also charged with second-degree strangulation and second-degree criminal contempt. He is accused of going to his ex-girlfriend’s Johnson City home, where he allegedly argued with her, then threw her on the bed and began choking her. He then took her phone and smashed it. Gross fled the scene and later turned himself in. Gross was sent to the Broome County jail
An exhibit of 10 battle flags carried during the Civil War is on display in Abany. The exhibit called “1863: Loyal Till Death” has flags from units across the state, including two used during the Battle of Gettysburg. One of the flags belonged to the 119th New York Volunteers recruited from New York City and Hempstead that was captured when two men carrying it were mortally wounded. It was returned after the war by soldiers from a Georgia unit. The other belonged to the 146th New York Volunteers from Oneida County and flew during the fighting at Gettysburg’s Little Round Top. The flags will be displayed near the Capitol’s eastern entrance until next May
Congressman Chris Gibson will host a broadband symposium tomorrow at 9am at SUNY Cobleskill, bringing together local, state and federal resources to look at ways to expand broadband access. The symposium is open to all interested area residents and the issue has been a key priority for the Congressman since taking office. For more information go to Gibson.house.gov
The New York state department of health will issue state funded “safety net payments” to early intervention providers in response to provider concerns about the lack of payment of claims submitted to insurance companies. The department’s action is in response to a large number of insurance companies’ lack of compliance with recently enacted Early Intervention Program reforms. The Early Intervention Program provides services to children with developmental delays. About 69,000 children were served in the program in 2011-2012 across the state. For more information call (518) 473-7016

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