WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 5-18-16

The State Senate Task Force on heroin & Opioid Addiction have issued a 4-part plan to combat the crisis in New York State. The plans call for increasing prevention efforts by trying to limit prescriptions for the legal medications from Doctors, opioid education to prescribed patients & Establishing a Narcan kit registry. The plan also … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 5-17-16

Constitution Pipeline Company has appealed the State DEC’s refusal to grant the company’s request for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification under the Clean Water Act. The appeal was filed with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, they contend that the refusal is arbitrary and capricious and constitutes an impermissible challenge to the Federal Energy … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS Monday 5-16-16

Supporters came from all over to show their support for the residents of Islamberg in the town of Tompkins, as a group of Bikers known as the “American Bikers United Against Jihad” planned a rally, against the Muslim group who have been targeted in certain media as being a terrorist training ground. Julia Reischel of … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 5-13-16

Oneonta Police Department served a search warrant late Wednesday afternoon on two apartments at 2 Cliff Street, they discovered 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 185 Xanax pills, 120 packages of marijuana edibles & over $9400 cash. Police arrested 25 year-old Cody Schlafer and 33 year-old Bryan VanDuesen for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 5-12-16

Former State Senate leader Dean Skelos was sentenced to 5 years in prison on corruption charges today, his son, Adam received a 6 1/2 year sentence in a Manhattan federal courtroom today. Skelos used his position in state government to pressure businesses to provide his son with $300,000 no-show job in exchange for political favors. … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 5-11-16

Republican Bob Bishop of Hamden drops out of 19th congressional district race. Delaware County Republican Bob Bishop has dropped his bid to replace Chris Gibson in the 19th Congressional District.  Remaining candidates include Republican John Faso & Andrew Heaney & Democrats Zephyr Teachout & Will Yandik. —————————————– State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli today called for changes … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 5-11-16

Governor Cuomo today announced the launch of a statewide heroin task force charged with ending the heroin and opioid crisis in New York. The group is a coalition of experts in healthcare, drug policy, advocacy, education, and parents and New Yorkers in recovery, will build on the state’s previous efforts and use their expertise and … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 5-9-16

State Police arrested 53-year-old Kenneth Hines of Brooklyn for aggravated unlicensed operation and other traffic violations. This arrest occurred after a trooper observed Hines speeding at 92 mph, when the posted speed limit is 65 mph, on Interstate 81 southbound in the Town of Barker. An investigation determined his New York driving record showed him … [Read more…]