The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming September
primary elections is August 16th.  Governor Cuomo announced that so far, more than 200,000 New Yorkers have used the state’s new online MyDMV, and automated systems to register, or update, their voter registration since its launch last year.  Those who wish to vote in the September primaries can log on and register at dmv.ny.gov.


Tickets are still available for the 2nd annual “Rock In The Park” concert to benefit the Chenango county Toys for Tots this year.  Concert Organizer Jason Hall told WCDO News that the concert Saturday features the Artimus Pyle band, a tribute to Ronnie Van Zandt & Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as local favorites Tumbleweed Highway & Woodshed Prophets, and they could raise a good amount for a great cause:


(Jason Hall 8-7-13)


Tickets for the Saturday show at noon at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge are available at RockInThePark2013.eventbrite.com.


The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 31 year old James Bley of New Berlin for Aggravated DWI with BAC of .18 or higher, DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Unlicensed operation. The arrest followed an investigation into a disorderly conduct complaint in the Village of Sherburne where the defendant allegedly engaged in a verbal confrontation at a Village of Sherburne business and then left the area.  Bley was located in Sherburne and is accused of operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and without a license.  Bley was processed & will appear in Sherburne Court at a later date.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 73-year-old Henry Hemsley of North Norwich on a charge of Unlawfully Growing Cannabis.  Officers responded after discovering marijuana plants growing in the front yard of a residence, Hemsley was released on an appearance ticket and will appear in court at a later date.


Chesapeake Energy has given up a two-year legal fight to retain thousands of acres of natural gas drilling leases in New York State.  The move follows a conflict with landowners in Broome & Tioga Counties, who had leased acreage to Chesapeake over the past decade, the landowners battled Chesapeake to prevent them from extending the old leases under their original terms that were more favorable to Chesapeake then later ones negotiated with various landowners coalitions.  The move now allows those landowners to negotiate with a new driller to operate after New York’s gas drilling moratorium expires.


Governor Cuomo today announced that $45 million in grants are available for Water Quality Improvement Projects by municipalities, soil and water conservation districts and non-profit organizations. Recipients can be reimbursed 75 to 85% of the project costs, depending on the type of project. Application deadline is November 8th more information is available on the state DEC website.


The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 29-year-old Rick Donnelly of Norwich on an active bench warrant issued by the Town of New Berlin Court for violation of probation.  Donnelly had been arrested in July 2012 on charges of 3rd degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, he was arraigned on the probation violation charge and was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $5,000 cash bail & will re-appear in the Town of New Berlin court on August 21st.



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