WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 9-15-17

Norwich Police arrested 55-year-old John Stacy of Norwich for Possessing Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child & Failure to register as a Sex Offender. Stacy is accused of possessing pornographic materials containing children under the age of 16 & failing to notify authorities of his social media accounts within the required 10 day period for registered Level 2 sex offenders. Stacy was arraigned in Norwich City Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $50.000 cash bail pending court action on September 19th.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 42 year old Brad Stafford of Sidney Center, on an arrest warrant from the Town of Hancock Court, where he had been charged with 4th degree Grand Larceny. Stafford is accused of stealing more than $1800 from his employer by selling bluestone owned by his employer and retaining the payment it. Stafford was arraigned at the Town of Hancock Court and was released on recognizance on that charge, Stafford was returned to the Delaware County Jail where he is being held on an unrelated matter.
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The Village of Sidney Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Monday, at 7:00 AM in the board room of the Sidney Civic Center. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the grant funding on the Construction of a Full Length Parallel Taxiway for the Sidney Municpal Airport.
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Governor Cuomo signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies and officers from inquiring about or disclosing an individual’s immigration status unless required by law or it is deemed necessary to determine eligibility for a benefit or service. Cuomo also said that law enforcement officers are blocked from seeking immigration status information unless they are investigating illegal criminal activity, which includes when an individual approaches a law enforcement officer seeking assistance, is the victim of a crime, or is witness to a crime.


Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 18 year old Samantha Clipston of Norwich for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. Clipston was arraigned in the City of Norwich Court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation into the sale and possession of Heroin in the City of Norwich. The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the City of Norwich Police Department.
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The Annual Unadilla Rotary Autumn Harvest festival will be held this Saturday, with a variety of activites planned, Unadilla Rotary President Robert Knox explains:

(Robert Knox 9-15-17)

The event will be held Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Unadilla Community Field.
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The Tri Town Regional Hospital’s 3rd Annual Health Fair will be held Saturday at Keith Clark Park in Sidney, spokesperson Amy Beveridge explains:

(Amy Beveridge 9-15-17)

The event will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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The 8th Annual Sidney Center Tractor Parade will be held Saturday. The parade will begin at 12:00 Noon, more information is available at 369-9494, 369 9074 or 369 4538.
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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 Senator Fred Akshar will join Town of Bainbridge Supervisor Dolores Nabinger and local leaders today to officially open the Bainbridge Salt Shed. The $100,000 project will now provide protection from weather and erosion for winter road salt, Previously, road salt had to be stored on the bare ground and covered only by a tarp. Akshar will also help introduce Bainbridge Free Library & Town Hall Theatre’s presentation of Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the Tri Cities Opera,
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The American Legion of Bainbridge will hold a Chicken Barbecue Saturday, in front of the Family Dollar Store, North Main Street in Bainbridge, from 1030 AM until all sold out. All proceeds will be used to finance Community programs and services provided by Post 806 in the Bainbridge area.
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On Saturday, Oneonta World of Learning presents its Grand Opening Celebration. In 2015, the Town of Oneonta offered OWL the use of the Fortin House at 167 Youngs Road in Fortin Park. A team of volunteers & contractors transformed the space into a year-round children’s museum. Saturday’s Grand Opening runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; It is free and open to the public.

 

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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 9-14-17

James Brower & Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding were indicted by a Chenango County Grand Jury Wednesday. The 2 are accused of raping & killing 11-year-old Jacelyn O’Connor on July 30th in their Town of Norwich trailer; they will be arraigned on the Grand Jury Charges next week.
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Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire at a trailer at 1613 Colesville road early Wednesday morning. Investigators reported that no one was home when the fire broke out & no injuries were reported.
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Delaware County Sheriff Deputies responded Tuesday to a residence in the Town of Andes to investigate the reported theft of a handgun, Deputies arrested 24 year old William Effner of Delancey with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Grand Larceny, & Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Effner was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail pending further court action.
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State Police arrested 58 year old Mack Oliver of Proctor, Arizona for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a B.A.C. of .19% and other traffic violations. Troopers responded to a Delaware County 911 report of a rollover accident in the Town of Stamford, Oliver struck a tree, coming to rest on his vehicle’s roof. Oliver was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Stamford Court on November 14, 2017.
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Governor Cuomo announced the rollout of $25.2 million in federal funding to expand initiatives in New York’s ongoing effort to confront the opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to add and enhance treatment services in high-need counties throughout the state, with mobile treatment, the expansion of medication assisted treatment, & to support statewide prevention and recovery programs. Locally, The Addiction Center of Broome County will receive $1 million & Lourdes Hospital will receive $100,000.
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State Police arrested 35 year old Matthew Watkins of Windsor for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation & other traffic violations. A Trooper observed Watkins driving with an expired vehicle registration, in the Town of Kirkwood, Watkins had a revoked NewYork drivers license with 21 suspensions. Watkins was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Kirkwood Court on September 19th.
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Otsego County held its 20th annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day this past weekend. The satellite event in Unadilla served about 120 cars, the Meadows Office Complex collection served 522 cars dropping off hazardous materials. Pharmaceuticals and medications were collected free of charge again this year, with about 160 pounds collected for incineration.
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United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties will host its 2017 Campaign Kick-off event on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the B-Side Ballroom, in Oneonta, beginning at 4:00 pm. More information about the event or fundraising efforts are available at 432-8006.
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The Sidney Rotary Club announced that Sidney Central School District Superintendent Bill Christensen will be presenting a program to Rotary Friday at St. Luke’s Church, regarding updates at the District. The public is invited for Lunch at noon for $9.00 or at 12:40 for the Superintendent’s presentation.


Governor Cuomo, along with the Governors of Delaware and Pennsylvania, announced that they voted in favor of a resolution put forward by the Delaware River basin Commission to issue draft regulations to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River Basin. The DRBC vote was three to one with one abstention in passing the resolution that would prohibit Fracking in the Delaware River Basin.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30-year-old Daniel Rodriguez of Bridgeport, Connecticut, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop for a speeding on State Highway 17 in Hancock. Rodriguez was arraigned & was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail, and he will appear at the Village of Hancock Court at a later date.
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Commerce Chenango will hold their “End of Summer” Soiree in the Park sponsored by NBT Bank in the West Park in- downtown Norwich today. The event will begin at 5:00 PM, followed by an Awards ceremony at 6:30 PM.

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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-13-17

Delaware County Sheriff’s Department Investigators and County Probation Officers searched a residence in the Town of Davenport in June, which resulted in the seizure of Marijuana, allegedly belonging to 20-year-old Rumael Soler, who was not home at the time. The Town of Davenport Court issued an Arrest Warrant for Soler, who was arrested Tuesday when he appeared in town of Davenport Court on an unrelated matter. Soler was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana, & Harassment in connection with a separate incident. Soler was arraigned in the Town of Davenport Court on both charges, and released on his own recognizance, to re-appear in that Court at a later time.
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The Oneonta Police Department reminds area residents to make sure to be safe, with their homes & belongings. Police remind residents to lock up doors and windows of all vehicles and structures, Remove valuable items & cash from vehicles and never leave them in plain site, park in open well-lit areas with good visibility & Call the police if you witness suspicious activity.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Department Investigators and K-9 Ozzie assisted Delaware County Probation Officers with the search of a residence in Walton Monday. 18-year-old Dylan Campbell, who is currently on probation, was arrested, and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, & Violation of Probation. Campbell was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail, he will appear in the Village of Walton Court at a later time.
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It will be a big season of Entertainment with new & classic favorites coming to Binghamton, according to Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment:

(Tina Niles 9-13-17)

Tickets & more information is available at Broadway in Binghamton.com, Niles said that the annual “Test Drive Your Seat” event will be held at the Forum Theater on September 26th year.
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The Tri Town Regional Hospital’s 3rd Annual Health Fair will be held this Saturday at Keith Clark Park in Sidney, spokesperson Amy Beveridge explains:

(Amy Beveridge 9-13-17)

The event will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and was made possible by area sponsors including Amphenol, Cooperstown Medical Transport, SFCU, The Sidney Alumni Association & Tieco Ty-ups of Unadilla.
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Former Syracuse University Collegiate basketball stand outs Roosevelt Bouie & Dale Shackleford visited Springbrook in Oneonta yesterday, to conduct a basketball clinic for the Springbrook Scorpions basketball team. Springbrook COO Seth Haight & Security Mutual Life Insurance COO Bruce Boyea coordinated yesterday’s event, Haight comments:

(Seth Haight 9-13-17)

Bouie & Shackleford were teammates for 3 years at SU in the late 70’s, Bouie made a name for himself for 16 years in the Italian Basketball league, Shackleford played professionally in Italy & Chile after college.
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Sidney Central School District & area law enforcement investigated a social media post with threatening implications early this morning, Sidney Superintendent Bill Christensen explains:

(Bill Christensen 9-13-17)

Christensen said that the Students schedule was maintained, all after school activities went on as planned & they are waiting for the conclusion of the investigation by Police regarding the origin of the original post.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 47-year-old Dale Kowatch of Arkville for Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, the arrest followed a warrant issued by the Town of Middletown Court for Kowatch, he was arraigned and released upon his own recognizance, scheduled to appear before the Town of Middletown Court at a later date.
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The Arc Otsego will host a career fair today from 2:00 to 7:00 PM, at The Arc Otsego at 35 Academy Street in Oneonta. The agency is currently hiring for a variety of positions, including direct support professionals, community service providers, bus drivers, home managers, individual program coordinators and more. There is no appointment necessary, and there will be onsite interviews and childcare available.

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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 9-12-17

Primary Elections are being held in some local towns today. Polls will be open from until 9:00 PM Tonight, with primary races locally in Delaware County in Andes, Walton & Hancock, in Chenango County has in Afton, North Norwich, Norwich, Plymouth, Sherburne & Smyrna & in Otsego County in the towns of Butternuts, Hartwick, Middlefield, Morris & Richfield. Anyone with an issue at their polling place can call the Attorney General’s office hotline toll free at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov through 9:00 PM.
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First responders who served after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks now have unlimited sick leave benefits. Governor Cuomo signed a bill Monday allowing any sick 9/11 first responder from anywhere in the state to take as many sick days as needed, they are eligible for sick leave at 100 percent of their regular salary dating back to the time of their diagnosis.
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The murder trial of Casey Callahan of Norwich is underway in Otsego County Court; He is accused of murdering his wife Elizabeth 17 years ago in Pennsylvania by running her over. Callahan the trial is being held in Otsego County, as it is believed that Callahan had planned to commit the murder there. Callahan is serving a 12-½ year sentence on a criminal sexual act conviction from 4 years ago.
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State Senator Jim Seward and Assemblyman Cliff Crouch called on Governor Cuomo to take action to support Village of Sidney residents waiting for completion of a flood buy-out program related to Hurricane Irene in 2011. Homeowners in Sidney have contacted both Senator Seward and Assemblyman Crouch to express concern over duplicative paperwork requirements and the long wait period in regard to a federally funded home buyout program that is being administered by New York State agencies. In the letter, Seward & Crouch requested that Cuomo appoint a task force or leader to coordinate the state’s efforts, cut red tape, and bring it to a quick conclusion for Sidney Village homeowners.
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State Police arrested 27 year old Jessica Cambier of Bainbridge for DWI and other traffic violations, after a traffic stop for speeding on State Route 205 in the town of Oneonta. Cambier was given tickets returnable to the town of Oneonta court on September 19th.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman warned New Yorkers to remain vigilant against possible hacking and phishing attempts by cyber-criminals following the Equifax data breach. Equifax is 1 of the nation’s 3 major credit-reporting agencies; they experienced a massive breach affecting 143 million Americans and over 8 million New Yorkers. Hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 individuals had their credit card numbers stolen. New Yorkers should be on the lookout for Phishing emails that claim to be from Equifax where you can check if your data was compromised; Phishing emails that claim there is a problem with a credit card, your credit record, or other personal financial information; Calls from scammers that claim they are from your bank or credit union or Fraudulent charges on any credit card.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 44-year-old Robert Owens of Montague, New Jersey with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, following a traffic stop in the Village of Walton. A check of his driving privileges indicated that Owens license was suspended. He was arraigned at the Village of Walton Court and released upon his own recognizance, scheduled to appear before the same court at a later date for further proceedings.
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The Unadilla Chamber of Commerce will have a regular meeting on Today at 5:30 pm at The Meeting Place, 187 Main Street, Unadilla. All directors and members are urged to attend.

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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 9-11-17

Governor Cuomo today announced that 10 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters and 55 Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade have deployed to Florida to assist in the response to Hurricane Irma today. In addition, Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing deployed a satellite communications with 7 personnel teams on Sunday, to Mississippi as part of the Hurricane Irma response and support to the Florida National Guard. The Joint Incident Site Communications Capability allows the Airmen to rapidly set up Internet and other communications capabilities during disasters.
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The Broome County Sheriff’s office responded to the intersection of Old State Road and Bevier Street in the Town of Kirkwood for a motor vehicle accident. Deputies located the driver, 67-year-old Daniel Clune of Harpursville.  Clune was charged with driving while intoxicated as well as driving with a blood alcohol above .08%, he faces court action shortly.
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Tomorrow is Primary Election Day, with a handful of races locally. Polls will be open from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM Tuesday, in Delaware county, Party Primary races will be held in the towns of Andes, Walton & Hancock, Chenango County has Primary elections in Afton, North Norwich, Norwich, Plymouth, Sherburne & Smyrna. Otsego County has Primary races in the towns of Butternuts, Hartwick, Middlefield, Morris & Richfield.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reminded voters that his office has created a hotline to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues and barriers encountered by voters at the polls during the primary election on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The Attorney General urges voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls to call the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM on Tuesday. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the office’s Civil Rights Bureau.
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Delaware County Sheriff Deputies arrested 39-year-old Chad Guthrie of Brewerton for DWI, after Guthrie was observed traveling at a high rate of speed on State Highway 10 in the Town of Walton. Guthrie was arrested & was processed and released with an appearance ticket for a later date in the Town of Walton Court.
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Governor Cuomo participated in a September 11th Commemoration Ceremony this morning in New York City. Cuomo will joined more than 500 motorcycle riders in the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Groups of riders traveled from Albany, Ulster and Long Island for a ceremonial ride to the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan earlier today.
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State Police arrested 47-year-old Leslie Brewer of Oxford for 3rd Degree Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child & Trespass. The arrest occurred after Troopers were advised of an incident that occurred outside a home in the Town of McDonough, Brewer allegedly threatened a man who was outside with his young child & struck another person in the face causing physical injury. Brewer was located by the Norwich Police; He was arraigned and remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.
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Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 37-year-old Eric Carpenter of Plymouth for Harassment for allegedly subjecting 2 victims to physical contact during a Domestic Dispute in the Town of Plymouth. Carpenter was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on bail pending future court action.
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Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Town of Sherburne Man for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Promoting Prison Contraband. 40-year-old Nathan Jackson is accused of possessing heroin while being detained in the Chenango County Jail; Jackson was sent back to the jail and is scheduled to appear in Norwich Court at a later date.
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Governor Cuomo is warning New Yorkers to be extra careful when buying used cars in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Cuomo suggests checking the VIN number on any used car to make sure it hasn’t been damaged by flooding. Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy damaged nearly half-million vehicles combined; early estimates suggest that Harvey may double that number. The VIN report allows consumers to find out if a vehicle has been reported as salvaged or stolen. Checking a car’s VIN is free at dmv.ny.gov/registration/flood-or-stolen-cars
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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 9-8-17

A Pre-Trial Hearing was held in Chenango County Court today, regarding the murder & arson trial of Ernest Franklin of Guilford, who along with his wife Heather are accused of killing their son Jeffrey & setting the family residence on fire to cover it up. A Pre-Trial Hearing for Heather Franklin has not been scheduled, Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride has stated that the 2 will be tried separately, The Trial is expected to begin next year.
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Governor Cuomo announced more than $220 million in federal grants that will support counter terrorism and emergency preparedness activities in counties across New York State. The funding supports regional preparedness efforts, including planning, organization, and training activities that are critical to sustaining and improving community prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities. Locally Broome County received $364,894, Chenango County $109,968, Delaware County $99,971 & Otsego County $109,968
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U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1.8 Million Dollars for the Sidney Municipal Airport, through the Federal Aviation Administration. the Airport will use the funding to construct a new taxiway. The funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program and is administered by the FAA, for grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports.
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Governor Cuomo announced that 124 Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard will deploy this afternoon to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in the response to Hurricane Irma. Additionally, the Governor is deploying Task Force 2 to Florida, that team specializes in structural collapse rescue, excavation emergencies, technical rope rescues, confined space rescue, and other specialized rescues.
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State Police arrested 24-year-old Adam Gager of Windsor on 7 counts of Falsifying Business Records. Police were advised of a theft of over $800 from the Mirabito gas station on Old Route 17 in the town of Windsor, Gager was an employee, He is accused of deleting items from the store sales records and using the money to purchase lottery tickets. Gager was arraigned in the town of Windsor court and was remanded to the Broome County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 property bond.
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Delaware County Public Health announced their last Free 2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets, which will be held on October 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Delhi Fire Hall. Delaware County Public Health recently announced the 4th rabid animal of the year, which was a rabid bat with 1 human exposure. More information about rabies is available at 832-5200 or delawarecountypublichealth.com
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Hartwick College will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its men’s soccer team’s NCAA Division 1 National Championship this weekend. In December 1977, Hartwick College stunned the collegiate soccer world by defeating the defending champion and heavily favored San Francisco 2-1 in Berkeley, California, The festivities will begin Saturday at 6:00 PM at the Lambros Arena, at Hartwick College. Tickets are available to the general public for $40 at hartwickalumni.org or at 431-4064.
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The annual Otsego County Hazardous Waste Collection Event continues tomorrow at the Meadows complex from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Otsego County Planning Director Karen Sullivan explains:

(Karen Sullivan 9-8-17)

This service is Free for all Otsego County households; more information is available at otsegocounty.com or at 547-4225.
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The annual Toys for Tots Golf Tournament will be held today at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich. Registration begins at 8:00 AM, with a captain and crew format, plus lunch, on-course beverages and buffet dinner included. Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.
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On Sunday, the Democratic Committee of Delaware County is hosting their 2nd Community Barbecue. The event will be held at the Hamden Town Hall Pavilion from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Town Hall is located at 37029 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782. 8 candidates running for the 19th Congressional District in the 2018 elections have been invited to participate. More information is available at dcnydems.org.
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The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival will be held Saturday & Sunday in Downtown Norwich, Spokesperson Celeste Friend explains:

(Celeste Friend 9-8-17)

The event runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday & from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, more information is available at 336-FEST or colorscape.org.
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The Salvation Army based in Sidney will hold an additional collection drive again for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, spokesperson Marie Cole explains:

(Marie Cole 9-8-17)

Cole said that they will be collecting at the Sidney Great American until 6:00 PM tonight & from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday.
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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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