WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 4-13-17

The pending homicide case against Ernest & Heather Franklin of Guilford in Chenango County Court has now received national attention, with the bail hearing transcripts from last week included in “People Magazine” Chenango County District attorney Joseph McBride stated at the hearing that the Franklins allegedly killed their special needs adopted son Jeffrey, and then … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 4-12-17

Governor Cuomo today signed legislation enacting the Excelsior Scholarship to provide tuition-free college at New York’s public universities to families making up to $125,000 a year. (Cuomo 4-12-17) The legislation was passed as part of the State Budget, the Budget additionally includes $8 million to provide open educational resources, including e-books, to students at SUNY … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 4-11-17

The 100th anniversary of the New York State Police is being commemorated today at the Cavalry Club In Manlius, where State Police Superintendent George Beach & Troop D Commanding officer Mark Lincoln dedicated an historical marker, where the first troopers officially began their training in 1917. The State Police were officially established on April 11th … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 4-10-17

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich this morning, to announce his plans to present legislation to permanently install the Medicaid Dependant Hospitals program and the Low Volume programs that are currently set to expire on September 30th. (Schumer 4-10-17) UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital is a recipient of both programs … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 4-7-17

The Flood warning is continuing to be issued by the National Weather service for the WCDO listening area through Saturday afternoon. In Sidney, Mayor Andy Matviak told WCDO what is expected after consulting with Sidney High School Science Teacher & Meteorologist Rich Townsend this morning: (Andy Matviak 4-7-17) Minor flooding has been reported along the … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 4-6-17

Governor Cuomo announced a statewide crackdown on distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Operation Hang Up targets drivers on electronic devices today through April 10th. Preliminary data indicates a 918 percent increase in tickets for texting while driving in New York State from 2011 to 2016. According to the National … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 4-5-17

The state DEC gave preliminary statistics regarding the deer-hunting season in the state last year. New York hunters killed about 214,000 deer last year, up about 5% from 2015. DEC Officials said that an estimated 109,000 adult bucks and 105,000 antlerless deer were harvested, final number will be released later this month and at the … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 4-4-17

The village of Sidney will be putting bids out in the next couple of weeks for the Main Street Project, with an eye on getting the projects under by the end of may or early June, which led to SFCU Officials deciding to cancel this year’s home town day parade. Sidney Mayor Andy Matviak explains: … [Read more…]