WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 8-4-16

Local sales tax collections across New York State only grew 1.7% in the first 6 months of 2016, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Overall, growth slowed from 2.6% in the first quarter to 0.8% in the second quarter. The Mid-Hudson region had the strongest growth at 2.7%, collections declined … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-3-16

Closing arguments began earlier today in Broome County Court in the Murder trial of Almond Upton of Florida. Upton was on trial for 1st degree murder for the intentionally running down Trooper Christopher Skinner, while he was conducting an unrelated traffic stop on I-81 in the town of Chenango in May 2014. At the conclusion … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 8-2-16

Several roads remain closed due to flooding issues following yesterday & last Nights storms, State Highways 8 & 51 are closed, State DOT Region 9 Spokesman Dave Hamburg explains: (Dave Hamburg 8-2-16) Chenango County Road 34 is closed from County Road 33 to Wells Road & County Road 37 is closed in the area of … [Read more…]

ROAD ISSUES 8-2-16, FROM STATE D.O.T.

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced that due to flooding caused by recent rain events, there are road closures in Chenango and Otsego counties. State Route 8 in Chenango County in the Whitestore area is closed due to a washed out culvert and utilities. A detour will guide motorists using County … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 8-1-16

Governor Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of New York’s Clean Energy Standard, To fight climate change, reduce harmful air pollution, and ensure a diverse and reliable energy supply. The Clean Energy Standard will require 50% of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 7-29-16

The Delaware county board of elections announced that they have sent out their annual yellow mail check cards. Officials said that the cards are returned to the Board, if there is a change of address, & they are not forwarded. Delaware County residents who do not receive the annual cards may be inactive as voters … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 7-28-16

7 People were arrested on a variety of drug charges, following a raid by State Police & the Broome County CNET team at 122 Pierce Avenue in Endwell. Police accuse the 7 of participating in a drug ring from that location; police seized over 2700 bags of heroin, all 7 were arraigned in Johnson City … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 7-27-16

Governor Cuomo’s office announced that the Wade Shows Midway at the 2016 Great New York State Fair will be the largest in Fair history as a result of the $50 million project to revitalize the Fairgrounds. The improved 15 acre Midway will offer at least 70 rides, many of them new to the Fair, and … [Read more…]