WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 9-7-17

New York State of Health announced that the Open Enrollment Period for 2018 Qualified Health Plan coverage will begin November 1st & end January 31st. More information is available at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or at 1-855-355-5777. .
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Attorney General Schneiderman today announced that New York has joined with 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to New York consumers that made consumers’ personal information vulnerable to hackers. New York will receive $154,544 from the settlement funds pending approval in New York State Supreme Court.
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Broome County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for Bryan Getchell on an outstanding warrant and they are asking area residents for assistance. Getchell is described as a White Male, 5’ 11″ & weighing about 190 pounds, with Hazel eyes, & Blonde Hair, he is wanted for a Violation of Probation for a DWI Related charge. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Broome County Sheriff’s Office at gobroomecounty.com/sheriff/mostwanted or 778-1196 or 778-2923 or 778-2933.
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State Police arrested 37-year-old Barbara Vazquez of The Bronx for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and several other traffic violations. This arrest occurred after a trooper observed Vazquez using a cell phone while driving on Interstate 81 in the town of Kirkwood, When he attempted to conduct a traffic stop, she refused to stop & continued for another 5 miles before stopping for Police. Vazquez is accused of driving without a license, possessing a cocaine & marihuana. Vazquez was arraigned in the town of Kirkwood court and was released without bail required. Her next court date is pending.
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The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie will offer free health screenings to women 40 or older that are uninsured/underinsured, in partnership with Bassett Healthcare. The screenings will be offered at the Unadilla Great American Food Store on Thursday, September 28th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Appointments or More information is available at 1 -888-345-0225.


State Police arrested 56 year old Rhonda Koban of Norwich for felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of .19%, plus other traffic violations. The arrest occurred after a traffic stop when Koban failed to keep right on State Route 12 in the town of Norwich. Koban was arraigned in the town of Norwich court and was released without bail required.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman & a coalition of 16 Attorneys General filed a lawsuit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grantees. The lawsuit details how the Trump administration has violated the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution by discriminating against DREAMers of Mexican origin, who make up 78 percent of DACA recipients; violated Due Process rights; and harmed States’ residents, institutions, and economies. A copy of teh lawsuit is available at ag.ny.gov.
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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is holding its “End of Summer Hootenanny” today in Delhi, Chamber President Ray Pucci explains:

(Ray Pucci 9-7-17)

The event location is at 5 1/2 Main Street in Delhi, the event is free to Chamber members, more information is available at 746-2281.
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The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting today in the Guilford Cafeteria. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.
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The State Office of General Services announced that a surplus vehicle, highway equipment, and miscellaneous property auction will be held today at 9:30 AM at the State Police troop C headquarters. Information on specific items and terms of sale is available at ogs.ny.gov, or (518) 457-6335.
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Sidney Chamber of Commerce meeting has been changed to today @ 7:45am to be held at the Sidney Golf Course. Chambers members & directors are urged to attend…
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The Oneonta Board of Public Service will hold their next meeting this afternoon. the board will meet at 4:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall.
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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-6-17

State Police arrested 31 year old Jesse Tetlow of the town of Maryland for 3rd degree Assault & Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Blood Circulation, after troopers investigated a violent dispute in the town of Maryland. An investigation determined that on September 4th & 5th, Tetlow allegedly was involved in 2 physical disputes with his girlfriend, he is accused of choking her & grabbing her arms, casuing injuries. Tetlow was arraigned and was remanded to the Otsego County jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond. A court order of protection was issued, Tetlow’s next court date is pending.
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The newest Siena College Poll of State voters has Governor Cuomo’s favorability ratings moving up slightly. The poll found that 56% gave Cuomo a favorable rating, up from 52% in July. 37% gave Cuomo an unfavorable rating, down from 41% in the last poll.
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The Delaware Valley Humane Society is looking for donations for items that they will be putting into a tractor-trailer and shipping Thursday to help the humane society in Texas. Humane Society Director Erin Johnson explains:

(Erin Johnson 9-6-17)

Donations can be dropped off at the Humane Society at 101 East Main Street in Sidney; more information is available at 563-7780.
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The 2017-2018 season for the Chenango County Council of the Arts will start later this month, with a local talent, according to Council Executive Director Alecia O’Neill:

(Alecia O’Neill 9-6-17)

The full line up of events & tickets are available at Chenango Arts.org or by calling 336-ARTS.
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SUNY Delhi ranks in the top 15 for online education according to Best College Reviews. The site called SUNY Delhi a Leader in online higher education for its experienced faculty and bachelor degree programs” in Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, and Nursing. The ranking is available at bestcollegereviews.org.
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Upgrades have been completed at SUNY Oneonta, according to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.  $2.2 million in improvements included replacing the roof at Huntington Hall, converting two bathrooms in Hulbert Hall into laundry rooms, giving a WiFi coverage boost to Wilber Hall, upgrading fire systems in Wilber, Little and Sherman Halls, and applying a new interior wall finish in Hayes Hall. The upgrades were part of $30 million in upgrades that were completed at SUNY campuses throughout the state within a 90-day period, so that they would be completed by the time students returned to school.


Governor Cuomo addressed President Trump’s decision to rescind the “DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS” program Yesterday.

(Cuomo 9-6-17)

President Trump has told Congress he expects them to rescind the program as part of his Immigration reforms.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 34 year old Devin Mahoney of Oneonta on a Bench Warrant issued by Walton Village Court for failure to appear on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Mahoney was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail On $1000 bail. Deputies were assisted by State Police.
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State Police arrested 51 year old Gerald Ackerman of Andes for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Blood Circulation, and Harassment, after troopers responded to a dispute in the town of Andes. Ackerman is accused of grabbing a woman by the throat and threatening her; he was arraigned in the town of Andes court and was remanded to the Delaware County jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 property bond. His next court date is September 26, 2017.
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The Chenango County Department of Public Works will close County Road 10A, between Crandall Street and Manley Road in the Town of Norwich Today. The closure will be from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM, as crews replace a culvert. The intersection end of Hale Road will also be closed and no traffic is allowed to exit off of Hale Road onto County Road 10A during the closure.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 59 year old Michael Smith of the Bronx on charges of speeding, unlicensed operator, and aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop on Main Street in the Village of Delhi. Smith was later released on tickets returnable to Delhi Town Court at a later date.
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 9-5-17

Losee’s Gun Shop of Oneonta & Gerster’s Trucking of Davenport are continuing their relief efforts to those affected in Texas by Hurricane Harvey, Jim Losee explains:

(Jim Losee 9-5-17)

Losee’s Gun Shop is located on Route 23 Southside Oneonta; the trailer is available for donation between 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM each day.
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The Salvation Army based in Sidney will hold an additional collection drive again later this week, for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, spokesperson Marie Cole explains:

(Marie Cole 9-5-17)

Cole said that early estimates from the Walton collection over the weekend, netted about $4000 dollars for the relief effort.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 40 year old Gloria Prott of Southhaven on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired by drugs, speeding at 80 miles an hour in a 55 zone and operating a motor vehicle with an open container of an alcoholic beverage, following a traffic stop on State Highway 17 in the Town of Hancock. 49-year-old Edward Prott of Southhaven was a passenger in the vehicle; he was also arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Cocaine and Marijuana were seized from the vehicle; both were arraigned in Hancock Village Court and were remanded to the Delaware County Jail on cash bail pending future court action.
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More than 9.1 million New Yorkers were working in 2016, according to a report released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The report showed that regional growth remained uneven, with downstate regions experiencing the highest employment growth while most upstate regions saw declines. The report also showed that the total number of employed workers declined in the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley, Central New York and Western New York from 2011 to 2016, women constitute nearly 48% of the labor force, 40.6% have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and nearly 24% of workers in New York belonged to unions.
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Chenango County Sheriff Deputies & Norwich City Police arrested 56-year-old James Brown following an investigation into the illegal growing of cannabis. The investigation led Deputies to a Sherburne residence where marijuana plants were discovered, Brown was released on an appearance ticket for a later date in the Town of Sherburne Court.
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Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 57-year-old Timothy Hunter after a warrant was issued for his arrest following a domestic dispute where he allegedly displayed a firearm; the victims fled the scene to a nearby residence & called 911. Hunter was arrested without incident and arraigned in the Town of North Norwich Court where he was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail.
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The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting this evening. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall.
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A bat tested positive for rabies in the Town of Walton, the 4th rabid animal in Delaware County this year. There was 1 human exposure and the individual is receiving rabies post exposure prophylaxis. Delaware County Public Health’s last free rabies clinic for 2017 will be held in October at the Delhi Fire Hall. To report a suspected rabid animal, call Delaware County Public Health at 832- 5200, more information is also available at delawarecountypublichealth.com
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State Police arrested 62-year-old Gary Perine of Sanford for 3rd degree Arson. On August 25, troopers and local fire departments responded to an unoccupied house fire at 28 Kenyon Hill road in the town of Sanford, troopers accuse Perine had purposely started the fire inside his home. Perine was arraigned in the town of Sanford court and was remanded to the Broome county jail with no bail set. His next court date is pending.
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Governor Cuomo announced that the Great New York State Fair concluded a successful year by breaking two records on its final day. Labor Day attendance of 124,819 not only set the record for the most people to come to the Fair on a single day, it also drove the Fair to an all-time annual attendance record of 1,161,912 people. During this year’s run, the Fair set four daily attendance records, including breaking the record for the largest single-day audience ever twice.
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The Village of Sidney Board will hold a Special Meeting this evening at 7:00 PM in the board room located in the Civic Center, to discuss 3 specific personnel matters. The board will go directly into executive session once the meeting is called to order and will take action after executive session is closed and the regular meeting has opened again.
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The investigation into the actions by Otsego County Sheriff Rich Devlin’s Son Ros, while serving as a Corrections officer at the Otsego County Jail, has been passed on to an investigative body for further scrutiny, Unadilla Representative Ed Frazier explains:

(Ed Frazier 9-5-17)

Ros Devlin was suspended earlier this year for allegedly making threatening remarks while on the job & was suspended & his firearms privileges removed.
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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 9-1-17

Governor Cuomo announced that a 30-member State Incident Management Team is heading to Texas today to support the response and recovery efforts in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. The 30-member, multi-agency Team has been requested by the State of Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas A&M Forest Service to assist state and local officials with operational coordination, obtaining information, mapping, and logistical support for ongoing response operations.
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State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force this Labor Day weekend as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DWI campaign. Labor Day weekend traditionally results in heavy traffic volumes; State Police will maximize their DWI enforcement efforts, with sobriety checkpoints & unmarked patrol vehicles on state highways. Police will also be watching for distracted drivers, occupants who are not properly restrained and drivers that are violating the Move Over Law.
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State Police arrested 37 year old Jillian Eckberg of Oneonta for Criminal Contempt & Stalking, after troopers were advised that Eckberg allegedly violated a court order of protection, by sending the protected person a series of text messages and voicemails that put him in fear. Eckberg was arraigned in town of Hartwick court and was remanded to the Otsego county jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 property bond, pending action in town of Milford court.
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Former Binghamton Mayor Juanita Crabb and former Binghamton Triplet Jerry Coleman will be inducted into Binghamton’s Baseball Shrine in a ceremony at NYSEG Stadium before the Binghamton Rumble Ponies game tonight at 7:05 PM. Crabb was instrumental in bringing professional baseball back to the Southern Tier in the 90’s, Coleman was a member of the 1946 Binghamton Triplets, he played for 9 seasons in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees, appearing in 6 World Series, he was MVP in the 1950 Fall Classic. Coleman also spent more than 4 decades calling games for the San Diego Padres. Binghamton’s Baseball Shrine has 65 members currently.
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The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will host “Bainbridge Days” starting this afternoon & through tomorrow, spokesperson June White explains:

(June White 9-1-17)

More Information is available at the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
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The Salvation Army is collecting funds locally to assist those in Texas dealing with the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Local Spokesperson Marie Cole Explains:

(Marie Cole 9-1-17)

Cole said that the Salvation Army collections in Sidney & Walton would be today & tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
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Delaware Valley Humane Society & the Penguin Ice Cream & Snack bar of Masonville will hold their 2nd Annual “Licks & Licks” fundraiser At the Penguin on State Route 8 in Masonville today from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Humane Society Director Erin Johnson told WCDO News that they are also accepting donations at the shelter & in Oneonta, to assist with the Houston Texas shelter dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey:

(Erin Johnson 9-1-17)

More information about the Delaware Valley Humane Society is available at 563-7780.
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Governor Cuomo announced that lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on state highways will be suspended until Tuesday morning at 6:00 AM to accommodate travelers during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. Most construction projects will be suspended, but some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs.
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State Police arrested 31-year-old Christen Young of Unadilla for Resisting Arrest, Stalking, Criminal Contempt and Harassment. Young allegedly violated a court order of protection, & she had been in a course of conduct that caused the protected person to fear for his employment and career. Young physically resisted being arrested and handcuffed; she kicked a trooper in the ankle at Police Barracks. Young was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware county jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 property bond. She faces action in Kortright, Unadilla & Oneonta courts shortly.
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State Police arrested 37-year-old Edward Shelton & 22-year-old Cheyenne Koban of Port Crane for Grand Larceny, after troopers were advised of a theft of a .22 caliber rifle from a home in the town of Fenton. Shelton and Koban allegedly took the rifle without permission when they moved out of the home, they were arraigned in the town of Fenton court and released without bail required. Their next court dates are pending.
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Governor Cuomo requested that the federal government grant a Major Disaster Declaration for 15 counties impacted by flash flooding, tornados and unprecedented levels of precipitation during severe storms in late June and July. Once the declaration is granted, FEMA funding would be available to the state and eligible local governments and nonprofit organizations to support debris removal, structure repairs and emergency protective measures. Locally, Broome County was one of the 15 counties included in the request for the disaster declaration.
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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Membership Breakfast in Sidney this morning from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the Sidney Elks Club at 104 River Street; more information is available at delawarecounty.org/
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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 8-31-17

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited the Acco Plant in Sidney today for a tour of the facility & a meeting with area business leaders & local elected officials. Schumer discussed Acco & its plans for the future & other local plans:

(Senator Schumer 8-31-17)

Acco Sidney General Manager Jeff Almasian told WCDO News that it was important to have Senator Schumer tour the plant today:

(Jeff Almasian 8-31-17)

Glenn Nealis of the Delaware County IDA & Delaware County Economic Development told WCDO news that it’s important to keep leaders like Senator Schumer up to date on expansion plans locally, in order to get his assistance:

(Glenn Nealis 8-31-17)

Acco in Sidney currently has about 650 full time staff, which is augmented by 100 to 150 temporary workers for peak production times.
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The village of Sidney may have found their answer to getting an upgraded water supply to meet the village’s demand for clean water, Sidney Mayor Andy Matviak explains:

(Andy Matviak 8-31-17)

Sidney has previously had issues with low water pressure and Manganese issues with the water supply, they hope to correct both issues long term with the site.
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Hartwick College is held an open house for the new space at the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage today. College Officials also officially opened their newest student residence, which is a 72-bed apartment complex.
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Local Assemblyman Cliff Crouch announced his annual fundraising Pig Roast, to be held at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. The event will be held on Sunday September 17th from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.
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State Police arrested 57 year old Rusty McConnell from Conklin, for Falsifying Business Records, and his girlfriend 41 year old April Westbrook from Conklin for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. The arrests occurred after troopers were advised of a theft of 37 brake drums from the property of Sandbox Logistics of Kirkwood, their investigation determined that McConnell and Westbrook had dropped off the stolen brake drums as scrap metal for cash in the city of Binghamton, while at the recycling locations McConnell had signed several business records saying that the scrap brake drums were his. Both were issued tickets returnable to the city of Binghamton court on September 9th.
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The State Office of General Services announced that a surplus vehicle, highway equipment, and miscellaneous property auction has been scheduled in Unadilla on Thursday, September 7th. Information on specific items and terms of sale is available at ogs.ny.gov, or at (518) 457-6335. The auction will be held on September 7th at 9:30 AM, at the State Police Troop C Headquarters on State Route 7.
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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will hold its “1st Friday Eat & Meet” tomorrow at 8:30 AM at the Sidney Elks Club, on River Street in Sidney. The featured speaker for the event is Bill Wagner, Director of Mobility Management of South Central New York. More information or registration is available at 746-2281 or delawarecounty.org.
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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-30-17

2 area businessmen are teaming up to collect items to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Jim Losee of Losee’s Gun Shop of Oneonta explains:

(Jim Losee 8-30-17)

Gerster’s truck is parked at Losee’s Gun Shop, located at 6748 State Highway 23 in Oneonta, the trailer will be open for collections each day from 10:00AM to 6:00 PM, until it is filled.
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Oneonta Police announced that 3 men wanted for an April Burglary have been arrested. Oneonta police responded to a domestic dispute on April 22nd. 1 of the victims was pistol-whipped & was treated & released from minor injuries at Fox Hospital. 34-year-old Teddy Faison of Oneonta was arrested in Monticello, he’s been charged with 2nd degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, he was remanded to the Otsego County Jail without bail. Also charged was 19 year old Brian Scott of Utica, & 19 year old Nelson Navar of Utica, they were charged with 1st degree burglary & 1st degree robbery, they both face court action shortly.
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State Police arrested 28-year-old Dorothy Ramsell of the town of Maryland, for 2nd degree Assault & Criminal Mischief, after troopers responded to a physical dispute at a home on State Route 7 in the town of Maryland. Ramsell allegedly threw a coffee mug at her boyfriend’s head & a stepladder at his vehicle, which smashed the windshield. The victim was treated at Fox Hospital for head pain and a laceration to his arm, and then released. Ramsell was arraigned and was remanded to the Otsego county jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond, pending court action on September 12th. The court issued an order of protection against Ramsell on behalf of the victim.
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Brandon Corey was sentenced today in Broome County for a knifepoint rape of a woman in the parking lot at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City in April 2016. Corey will serve 10 years in prison followed by 20 years post-release supervision, he was also ordered to register as a sex offender.
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State Senator Jim Seward announced that $75,000 in grants he secured will go to local domestic violence programs. The funding was set aside in the 2017-2018 state budget, locally, Opportunities for Otsego will receive $16,000, Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties will also receive $16,000, Delaware Opportunities will receive $6,000 & Catholic Charities of Chenango County will get $5,000
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The City of Oneonta & the Oneonta Federated Church will host a 25th anniversary ceremony & dedication on Saturday @ 2:00 PM at the Maple Street Park at the intersection of Maple & Normal. Mayor Gary Herzig announced that a sign would be dedicated to acknowledge the work of Brian Arenella for his Eagle Scout project, as well as the work of the Oneonta federated Garden Club.
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Governor Cuomo announced 2 new actions to expand addiction treatment and recovery services for people across New York. A Request for Applications makes up to $4.5 million in funding available to develop nine Open Access Centers across the state and a Request for Information has been released that seeks input on the development of two pilot recovery high schools. These actions were announced at the grand opening of a new $8.4 million outpatient addiction treatment center in Rochester Tuesday.
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Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 40 year old Nathan Jackson of Sherburne for 3rd & 4th degree Grand Larceny. Jackson was arrested after he allegedly stole numerous items from the victims residence over a month long period, totaling about $10,790.00. Jackson was arraigned in the Town of North Norwich and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $1000.00 cash bail.
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The Oneonta Parks & Recreation Committee will hold their next meeting this evening. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM at Oneonta City Hall in the Common Council Chambers.
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 8-29-17

State Police arrested 79-year-old Freddie Maliwacki of Conklin after he was observed speeding at about 93 miles an hour on I-81 in Kirkwood. A pursuit continued on rural roads in Kirkwood and Windsor, the pursuit ended when a Broome County Sherriff’s deputy used a spike strip on State Route 79, Maliwacki drove with punctured tires into the Golden Oak Golf Course where he eventually struck an earth embankment and stopped. Maliwacki was charged with Reckless Endangerment & Criminal Mischief, he was arraigned in the town of Windsor court and was remanded to the Broome County jail with no bail set. His next court date is pending.
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Governor Cuomo today announced the deployment of additional New York Air National Guard resources to assist in the Hurricane Harvey response in Texas. A search and rescue aircraft carrying 15 more Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing is arriving at Fort Hood in Texas this afternoon, & a Regional Medical Plans Officer will depart for Texas on Thursday to assist with the evacuation and transportation of patients from area hospitals.
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It was 6 years ago this week, that the region was hit by Hurricane Irene, followed by Tropical Storm Lee, and the devastation that followed. Assemblyman Pete Lopez said that 6 years later, life is still not back to normal:

(Pete Lopez 8-29-17)

Lopez said that the work is still going on around his Assembly District, with 1 eye on the sky in case another Hurricane or Tropical Storm hits the region.
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Those who are looking to donate to help with the relief efforts, following Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, The American red Cross of taking donation in order to continue helping those dealing with the ongoing storm. Donations can be sent through redcross.org.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 35-year-old John Whiteside Jr of Walton New York on charges of Speeding 70/55, unlicensed operator, and aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree following a traffic stop on State Highway 10 in the Town of Walton. Whiteside was later released on tickets returnable to Walton Town Court at a later date.
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Delaware County Deputies arrested 77-year-old Albert Swan of Clifton New Jersey for 2nd degree Burglary & Criminal Trespass. Deputies responded to a trespass in progress at a residence in the Village of Stamford, Swan allegedly entered the residence through a window to remove property; he was confronted by the homeowners and would not vacate the residence until police were called. Swan was arraigned in the Town of Harpersfield Court and released on $1,000 cash bail.
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Oneonta Public Transit is seeking Bus Drivers who are interested in working Friday and Saturday nights. CDL with passenger endorsement is preferred, but training is available. Applications and minimum qualifications are available at City Hall, 258 Main St. or at oneonta.ny.us/personnel.
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The State DOT will hold a public meeting on Today to discuss plans to replace a bridge on State Route 41 over Long Pond Brook in the town of Smithville. The open house meeting will be held at the Smithville Community Center, on State Route 41 in the town Smithville Flats beginning at 6:30 pm. A formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The bridge was built in 1936 & is safe for continued travel and is regularly inspected. The project proposes to replace the bridge on its existing alignment. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019 and be completed in two construction seasons.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 31 year old Latorrie Boykin of Bronx New York, on charges of failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, and driving while ability impaired by alcohol following a traffic stop on County Highway 26 in the Town of Colchester. Deputies allege the defendant was driving a motor vehicle to Bronx New York from the Village of Delhi while in an impaired condition. Boykin was later released on tickets returnable to Colchester Town Court at a later date.
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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 8-28-17

28-year-old Joshua Shurock of Norwich was sent to jail without bail, after being accused of assaulting a police officer & possession of heroin. Shurock was arrested last Thursday; he allegedly injured a Norwich officer while being arrested on the drug charge. The officer was treated & released at Chenango Memorial Hospital. Shurock was remanded back to jail pending future court action.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 36-year-old Seth Maki of Minnesota, with Criminal Impersonation; he is accused of falsely identifying himself to Deputies at the Delaware County Fair. Maki was arraigned in the Village of Walton Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail.
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State Police arrested 28-year-old Todd Matias of Harpursville for Felony DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1& several other traffic violations, after a trooper heard a vehicle with a loud exhaust on State Route 79, in the town of Colesville. The officer determined that Matias was driving while intoxicated, had a suspended driver’s license, and an expired vehicle registration. Matias refused to submit to a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content, he was arraigned in the town of Colesville court, and was remanded to the Broome County jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 22-year-old Ashley Murphy, of Sidney Center, on a Bench Warrant issued by the Town of Walton, for failure to appear to answer a charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Murphy was arraigned in the Town of Walton Court and was released on her own recognizance and directed to reappear in the Town of Walton Court on a later date.
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State Police arrested 46-year-old Wayne Johnson of Oneonta, for Felony DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without an Interlock Device. Johnson was pulled over for improperly working headlights, a trooper determined that Johnson was intoxicated, had a suspended driver’s license, and was driving a vehicle that was not equipped with an ignition interlock device. Johnson was arraigned in the town of Oneonta court and was remanded to the Otsego county jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond, pending September 12th court action.
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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will hold its September 1st Friday Eat & Meet on Friday, at 8:30 a.m., at the Sidney Elks Club, on River Street in Sidney. The featured speaker for the event is Bill Wagner, Director of Mobility Management of South Central New York, in partnership with Rural Health Network of South Central New York. More information or registration is available at 746-2281 or delawarecounty.org.
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The Town of Hartwick offers collection containers for household batteries and mercury thermostats. There are 2 Drop-off Locations for rechargeable, button cell, and lithium batteries, one is at the Hartwick Town Hall at 103 Town Drive. The second is at Short Cuts located at 10 Commons Drive in the Hartwick Commons during open hours. Household batteries and mercury thermostats can be dropped off during town clerk’s hours, Monday-Wednesday, 10am-2pm and Thursday, 4pm -6pm.
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Classes for those interested in receiving a high school equivalency diploma will be starting shortly. June White of the Afton Central School’s Adult & Continuing education program explains:

(June White 8-28-17)

More information is available at 639-2811.
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Governor Cuomo signed Briana’s Law that requires State Police and New York City Police Department candidates and officers to receive CPR training prior to graduation and every 2 years after. In 2010, Briana Ojeda suffered an asthma attack while playing at a playground, on the way to the hospital; Briana’s mother was stopped by a police officer who was unable to perform CPR. Briana died shortly after she got to the hospital. The new law will go into effect in 60 days.
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The Chenango County Department of Public Works will close County Road 38 between Hohreiter Road and Searles Hill Road, in the Towns of Guilford and Bainbridge today, between 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, for a Culvert Replacement project. Motorists are asked to seek alternative routes. More information is available at 337-1710.
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The Oneonta City Clerk’s office announced 3 meeting for today at City Hall. The Operations, Planning & Evaluation Committee will meet at 4:00 PM, the Finance Committee meets at 5:00 PM and the Zoning & Housing Board of Appeals meets at 7:00 PM. All meetings will be held in the Common Council Chambers & are open to the public.
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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins will perform tonight at the Anderson Center @ SUNY Binghamton. Some Tickets are available at the Anderson Center Box Office, at 777-2787 or at anderson.binghamton.edu.
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