WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 11-29-17

Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Sunday Afternoon to North Main Street in Sherburne for a fight in progress with 6 people involved. Deputies found a female victim with injuries to her left knee and back; she was transported to Chenango Memorial Hospital for evaluation. Deputies located 32 year old Jason Anderson, he was arrested and charged with 1 count of 3rd Degree assault & was arraigned & released pending future court action.
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Delaware County Public Health will be hosting a free training session called “Self Care: A Response to Vicarious Trauma”. The program will be held on Monday December 11th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon & from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The program is geared to professionals who treat people with physical or emotional traumas full time, and often find themselves in need of counseling. Registration is required at 832-5200.
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Village Train & Hobby of Windsor will host their annual regional train show in Binghamton this Saturday. Village Train & Hobby owner Jeff Olin comments:

(Jeff Olin 11-29-17)

More information about Saturday’s train show is available at 655-1700.
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Governor Cuomo announced today that $5 million dollars has been awarded to 16 high need school districts state wide, to expand their pre-k programs for 3 & 4 year olds. Locally, the Windsor School District will receive $137,000 to expand that program.
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The Sidney American Legion announced that they would be holding their annual Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday December 16th. Spokesman Larry Halbert explains:

(Larry Halbert 11-29-17)

The Sidney American Legion is located at 22 Union Street; more information is available at 237-4762.
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A funeral service will be held for Congressman Maurice Hinchey in Saugerties this morning, at 10:00 AM. Services will be held at the St. John the Evangelist Church on State Route 212 in Saugerties. Hinchey served for 20 years representing much of this region in Congress, after serving for 18 years in the State Assembly.
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State Police arrested 44 year old Joseph Bassett of the town of Maryland for Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault and Menacing, after troopers responded to a dispute on County Route 34 in the town of Westford. Bassett is accused of holding down a woman & punching her several times in the face; Bassett was arraigned in the town of Westford Court and was remanded to the Otsego County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 property bond. An order of protection was issued.
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State Police arrested 38 year old Erik Barber of Syracuse, for the felonies of DWI & Criminal Possession of a Firearm and other traffic violations. Troopers were advised of an erratic driver on State Route 8 in the town of New Berlin; Barber was arraigned at the village of Sherburne Court and was released on his own recognizance. His next court date in the town of New Berlin Court is December 6th.
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Destination Oneonta announced that a networking mixer for Tri-County area business owners will be held this morning at 8:30 at the Hampton Inn of Oneonta on River Street. This month’s topic is “How Can Technology Help My Business”.
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 11-28-17

The Attorney for 35-year-old Ernest Franklin of Guilford is requesting another bail reduction for his client, in Chenango County Court. Ernest Franklin is accused of acting with his wife Heather, to murder their 16 year old special needs son Jeffrey & then set fire to the family home to cover up the crime. Heather Franklin posted bail earlier this year & was released, Chenango County Judge Frank Revoir will have his decision on Ernest Franklin Bail lowering request later this week. The Franklins will be tried separately in Chenango County Court early next year.
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State Police are continuing to investigate 35-year-old Justin Mancini of Endicott, who was arrested last week for possessing child pornography. State Police are asking for the public’s help, after their investigation revealed that Mancini had solicited for babysitting jobs through Craigslist. Troopers ask that if anyone has information regarding the craiglist ad, or if they know of anyone who hired Mancini to baby-sit, to call the Bureau of Investigation at 754-3854.
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Police in Middletown in are continuing to look for a man who shot 2 people in the Galleria Mall Sunday. A woman & her 12-year-old son suffered minor injuries in the shooting; the assailant managed to escaped the mall, which was crowded with holiday shoppers.
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State lawmakers are beginning work on segments of next year’s state budget this week in Albany. The Governor is scheduled to deliver a joint state of the state & state budget message to a joint session of the legislature in mad January, the budget is due to be passed on April 1st.
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The Binghamton Devils announced that they would be participating in a fundraiser for the Toys For Tots Campaign tonight. Players from the Devils will be serving dinner from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Little Venice Restaurant in Binghamton, interested participants are asked to bring toys to donate tonight for Toys 4 Tots.
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The State DEC announced that $2.2M available to help local governments across New York switch to Electric Cars & install charging stations. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles & refueling infrastructure are also eligible. More information is available at the State’s grant database on.ny.gov.
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The State Office of General Services announced that a special exhibition will be on display at the Empire State Plaza starting this Friday. “AIDS: Art in Protest,” will open Friday, which is World AIDS Day. The exhibit space is located on the walls adjacent to the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop& will be on display until January 1, 2018.
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Governor Cuomo today announced the deployment of 72 additional New York State electric utility experts to Puerto Rico arriving today and tomorrow to assist with the ongoing recovery of Puerto Rico’s power grid. The deployment coincides with the arrival of a barge loaded with an additional 55 utility vehicles and equipment docking at the port in San Juan. Under Governor Cuomo’s direction, this week’s deployment brings the total number of New York utility personnel involved in the power restoration effort to 457 along with approximately 330 New York utility vehicles and other power recovery equipment to assist with the island’s restoration of power.
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The Afton Central School District Board of Education will hold open forums this week for their 2 candidates for Superintendent. Daniel Erickson of the Johnson City school district will have his public forum will be from tonight from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Afton Central School auditorium. Timothy McNamara of the Downsville School District, will be have his public forum Thursday from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Afton Central School auditorium.
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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 11-27-17

State police have cancelled an adult Amber Alert, as the elderly missing person has been located. 92 year old Beverly Cleveland was in good health at a motel in Owego& & she has been turned over to family members. Cleveland was reported missing over the weekend from the Town of Caroline in Tompkins County, she reportedly became disoriented while driving to her home in Trumansburg.
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Tomorrow is “Giving Tuesday” & state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman suggested several websites that provide information to evaluate the charities’ general performance, they are: charitynavigator.org; charitywatch.org; bbb.org or guidestar.org. If you believe an organization is misrepresenting its work, or that a scam is taking place, please email the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at charities.complaints@ag.ny.gov or call 212-416-8401.
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Governor Cuomo today announced that $20 million dollars will be awarded statewide to replace residential drinking water lead service lines as part of New York’s Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017. The Lead Service Line Replacement Program awards locally include the City of Binghamton, which will receive $663,000.
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Governor Cuomo announced a new public awareness campaign on the fentanyl crisis, which consists of ads about the dangers of fentanyl, providing safety tips on prevention, and offering guidance on how to safely respond to a fentanyl overdose. The campaign will include banners on social media, Advertisements on all forms of mass transit, and ads in shopping area and laundromats in communities throughout the state. Each advertisement will direct people to visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov or call the state’s HOPEline number for help, at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369).
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Destination Oneonta announced that the Tri County business community can attend a networking mixer on Wednesday starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn of Oneonta on River Street. Organizers say this month’s topic is “How Can Technology Help My Business”. Bring your tips, tricks, and technology recommendations and questions to share and discuss along with meet and network with other local business and professional people. More information call 607-433-9000
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The Village of Sidney is reminding Main Street area property owners & residents to NOT use salt or salt-like products on the newly poured concrete this winter. Sand is available by request to building & businesses owners or caretakers to throw sand on any snow this winter, as the rock salt could be harmful to the new concrete. More information is available at 561-2329 Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM & 2:30 PM.
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State Police arrested 35 year old Justin Mancini of Endicott, for 3 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, he was taken into custody & during the investigation, Police received information that Mancini had placed a Craigslist ad to babysit children. State Police are requesting that anyone who used Mancini for childcare, answered his ad, or has any information that Mancini was hired to babysit, contact the BCI at 754-3854.
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State Senator Fred Akshar will be visiting classrooms in 3 more schools Today as part of his new district-wide “Akshar All-Star” student recognition program. Akshar will visit the Tioga Central High School in Barton, The Vestal Middle School Library & at 2:00pm, the Oxford High School
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The Bassett Mobile Screening Coach is coming to Sidney today. The screenings will be offered from 9a-2:30p at the Great American in Sidney and on Tuesday, December 5th from 9a-3p at the Bassett Healthcare Clinic in Walton. More information is available at 1-888-345-0225.

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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 11-24-17

The Village of Bainbridge has many activities going on for “Small Business Saturday” as well as through the rest of the Holiday Season, Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce President John Payne explains:

(John Payne 11-24-17)

Payne said that holiday activities will continue the following weekend when the Toys for Tots Train is scheduled to stop at the Walnut Street crossing at 12:00 Noon on Saturday December 2nd.
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Governor Cuomo reminds New Yorkers that there is free admission to all New York State parks to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks will offer various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. The full list of parks is available at parks.ny.gov.
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Delaware County Sheriff Deputies arrested 20-year-old Chantal Baker of Deposit for Harassment & Criminal Mischief, following a Domestic Dispute on November 13th in the Town of Deposit. Baker was arranged in the Town of Tompkins Court and released on her own recognizance, she will appear in the Town of Deposit Court at a later date to answer the said charges.
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State officials are reminding Hunters to be extra careful, following a fatal accident in Western New York. DEC officials reported that on Wednesday afternoon, Rosemary Billquist of Sherman, New York was shot by a hunter while walking her dogs in a field by a male subject, who called 9-1-1 and administered first aid. Billquist was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
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State Police are continuing to patrol state highways in full force through Sunday night. Police are looking for impaired and distracted driving, drivers who are speeding and those who are violating the “move over” law. Police will have sobriety checkpoints, an underage drinker enforcement, and “Operation Hang Up” in which troopers use unmarked patrol vehicles to spot drivers talking or texting on their phones.
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Otsego County deputies arrested 51-year-old Kevin Hallenbake for 10 counts of criminal sexual act. Hallenbake was indicted by a grand jury earlier this year, for allegedly performing sexual acts with an underage female. Hallenbake was arraigned in Otsego County Court and was remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond bail, [ending court action on December 8th.


Congressman Maurice Hinchey passed away at his home in Saugerties Wednesday afternoon. Hinchey served as an assemblyman & Congressman for 38 years before retiring in 2012. The family will announce plans shortly.
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Oxford Mayor Terry Stark will help light the Christmas tree in LaFayette Park on Sunday at 5:00 PM. Members of Oxford Academy’s High School chorus will perform, , more information is available at pon.oxfordny.com .
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Saturday is Small Business Saturday across the nation. Locally Commerce Chenango CEO Steve Craig said that small businesses are important to their local economies:

(Steve Craig 11-24-17)

Small business Saturday started in 2010, as a way to counteract the Black Friday emphasis on big box stores & and cyber Monday’s emphasis for online shopping.
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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 11-22-17

State Police & local law enforcement agencies will participate in a special Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement initiative to keep the public safe during the Thanksgiving holiday. State Police will have sobriety checkpoints, an underage drinker enforcement and the “Operation Hang Up” initiative, which targets distracted drivers. Police will also be making sure that drivers “Move Over” for emergency vehicles responding to emergency situations as part of the enforcement effort through Sunday night.
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Governor Cuomo today announced a statewide holiday drive to benefit families in need across New York. Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being collected to assist community-based organizations during the holiday giving season. The Office of General Services has set up drop-off locations that will be collecting donations from Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 15. Local Drop-off locations are the Binghamton State Office Building, at 44 Hawley Street, The Homer Folks Facility, 28 Hill Street in Oneonta
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The New York State Department of Health is reminding all New Yorkers that beginning today the use of electronic cigarettes is banned indoors everywhere that smoking tobacco products are prohibited in New York. This new law will reduce exposure to the potentially dangerous chemicals for e-cigarette users and those around them. This ban builds upon legislation signed in July by Governor Cuomo that immediately banned the use of e-cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York State.
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The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot for Hospice will be held in Oneonta tomorrow. The race is a fundraiser for Catskill area Hospice, the 5K run or 2.5K walk will begin at the Oneonta Boys & Girls club on River street starting at 9:00 AM, registrations will begin at 7:30 AM.
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A Thanksgiving dinner will be held Thursday in Sidney at the American Legion at 22 Union Street. The dinner will be served from 12:00 to 4:00 PM, donations will be accepted.


Governor Cuomo today announced that temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on State highways will not be permitted today through 6:00 AM on Monday, in order to accommodate motorists during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week. Some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs. The AAA predicts that nearly 51 million people nationwide will travel more than 50 miles from home through Sunday, and more than 89% of those will be driving.
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The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony Masi of Sidney, for Criminal Mischief, Masi is accused of breaking his cell door window while incarcerated in the Delaware County Correctional Facility. Anthony Masi was arraigned and was remanded back to the Delaware County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or 10,000 bond.

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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 11-21-17

The State Police CNET Team, State troopers, Chenango County Sheriff’s Office and State DEC executed a search warrant at 163 Sherman Hill Rd in the Town of Afton, following an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine. 36-year-old Matthew Mazepa, & 21-year-old Taylor Quackenbush of Afton were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers seized crystal methamphetamine, marihuana, Digital scales, drug packaging material cash & cell phones. Mazepa was arraigned in Afton Town Court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail without bail. Quackenbush was issued Appearance Tickets for Afton Town Court and released.
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The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for October 2017. Locally, Chenango County’s rate was at 4.7%, Delaware County at 4.8% & Otsego County at 4.3%. The State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 4.9% to 4.8% in October 2017.
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Governor Cuomo announced the completion of a $1.7 million project to replace the State Route 28 bridge over State Route 7 and the Norfolk Southern Railroad in the town of Milford. The bridge opened to traffic today, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The new bridge is a two-span structure supported by steel and concrete beams. It has 12-foot travel lanes and eight-foot shoulders in each direction. Approximately 5,200 vehicles use the Route 28 bridge each day.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a one-car roll over with property damage on Case Hill Road in Treadwell on November 6th. Deputies determined that William Rathbun’s vehicle left the roadway, entered into a ditch & rolled over and stuck a utility pole, which caused a minor power outage. Rathbun was ticketed for failure to keep right, speed unreasonable and prudent, & possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle. Rathbun will appear in the Town of Franklin Court at a later date.
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The Afton Central School District Board of Education has invited 2 candidates to interview for the Superintendent position. A forum for each candidate will be held next week, with the forum with Daniel Erickson; who is the middle school principal in Johnson City, will be November 28th, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Afton Central School auditorium. Timothy McNamara is the principal in the Downsville Central School District; his public forum will be on November 30th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Afton Central School auditorium.
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The State DMV, the DEC and the State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation are reminding New Yorkers to register their snowmobiles. Snowmobile registrations must be renewed annually, it can be performed online on the DMV website, by mail or in person at a DMV office. Last year, 106,867 snowmobiles were registered in New York.
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The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting this evening starting at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Common Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of Oneonta City Hall. The Oneonta clerk’s office announced that City Hall would be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on both Thursday & Friday this week.
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The Village of Bainbridge announced that there would be 2 public hearings in addition to the regular monthly Board meeting. The hearings are for the new Spectrum contract and the resolution for the Restore NY grant application. All residents are encouraged to attend this evening at 6:30 PM at 33 West Main Street.
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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates. DiNapoli said New Yorkers should use their gift cards within a year of purchase to avoid inactivity fees and register cards with the retailers that offer it so the owner can be identified. Money from unused gift cards issued by New York businesses is turned over to the State Comptroller’s office as abandoned property after five years of dormancy.
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CDO Workforce and BEAM are offering a free Interviewing Workshop Today, at 11:00 am at the CDO Workforce Center, at the Sidney Civic Center. Participants can learn about the interview process; clarifying Interview questions; knowing your resume; selling yourself; anticipate questions and answering difficult questions. Reservations are requested at 832-5776, walk-ins are also welcome to attend.
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The Sidney Chamber of Commerce announced that the annual Jolly Holly Days parade would be held on Friday December 1st in Downtown Sidney. Interested participants are asked to contact the Sidney Chamber Office at 561-2642.
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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 11-20-17

A Delaware County Grand Jury handed down Sealed Indictments last Thursday relating to 4 separate narcotics trafficking investigations conducted by members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit. Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Deputies arrested 30-year-old Gregory Shamus of Delhi, 28-year-old Cody Warner of Trout Creek, 31-year-old Patrick Ford of Delancey, & 38-year-old Jennifer Fogliano of Masonville on Sealed Indictment Arrest Warrants on a variety drug charges. All of the defendants were arraigned today in Delaware County Court and were remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail pending further court action.
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The first side of the Sidney Main Street Revitalization project is winding down prior to the extended winter weather. Ian Law of Place Alliance told WCDO News of the timeline:

(Ian Law 11-20-17)

Sidney Mayor Andy Matviak said that the Main Street Property owners are being told NOT to use sale or salt like products on the newly poured concrete:

(Andy Matviak 11-20-17)

The Next public meeting with Sidney officials & Place Alliance will be December 4th at 10:00 AM in the 1st floor board room of the Sidney Civic Center.
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The Bainbridge Guilford Girls Volleyball Team won the New York state Class D Title this weekend in Glens Falls, with an exciting win over defending Champions Panama from Western New York. B-G Coach Tami Selfridge said that the team made school history with this win:

(TAMI SELFRIDGE 11-20-17)

The Lady Bobcats were welcomed back to Bainbridge last night with a parade of fire trucks, Police cars & hundreds of fans who came out to celebrate with the girls. Coach Selfridge & the team thank the school & the entire communities for their support this season.
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Governor Cuomo Announced a multi-agency enforcement initiative to target potentially illegal interstate charter and tour bus companies operating in the State to remove unsafe vehicles and drivers from the roads during the holiday season. The State DOT, DMV & State Police will increase the frequency of random roadside inspections of interstate charter and tour buses, their efforts have already resulted in 112 unsafe buses and 96 unqualified drivers being taken off the road after 1,115 roadside bus inspections performed since mid-September.
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Governor Cuomo today announced that temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on State highways will not be permitted from 6:00 AM Wednesday through 6:00 AM on Monday, in order to accommodate motorists during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week. Some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs. The AAA predicts that nearly 51 million people nationwide will travel more than 50 miles from home for Sunday, and more than 89% of those will be driving.
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State Police arrested 46-year-old Richard Talada of Oneonta for the felony DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Operating a Motor Vehicle without Interlock Device, and several other traffic violations. The arrest occurred after a traffic stop for a motorist failing to keep right on Ceperly Avenue in Oneonta. Talada refused to submit to a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content, he was arraigned in the town of Oneonta Court and was remanded to the Otsego County Jail with bail set at $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 property bond. His next court date in the town of Oneonta is on December 21, 2017.
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Firefighters from several area Departments responded to a fully involved Structure Fire on county road 21 in the town of Franklin Saturday morning. Fire departments from Franklin, Walton, and Treadwell & Sidney responded, the structure was heavily damaged & the investigation by State Police is continuing.
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The 2 missing babies from Cattaraugus County were found safe and 3 people were in custody Saturday. Suffolk County police say the 2 children, their mothers and another person were stopped by authorities on the Long Island Expressway, no charges will be filed for the 3 taken into custody. The Missing Child Alert went out around 9:30 a.m. Saturday when Salamanca police were notified that 3-month-old Malani Ventura and 29-day-old Londyn Richardson were missing. They were last seen with their mother’s 16-year-old Selena Ventura and 18-year-old Keshuana Boggs Saturday morning they had been living at the Zafron Home for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. The alert was canceled just before 1:00 PM Saturday.
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State Police arrested 22-year-old Nathan McDonald of Sidney for DWI, & Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, after a traffic stop on State Route 7, in the town of Unadilla. An investigation determined that McDonald was driving while intoxicated, & an inventory of his vehicle found that he unlawfully possessed a small amount of marihuana. McDonald was issued tickets returnable to the town of Unadilla Court on November 27th.
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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 11-17-17

A review of the Oneonta Police Department’s actions, following the recent death of a man in custody has been completed by the Oneonta Police Department & the Otsego County District attorney’s office. Oneonta Police had a search warrant for a city residence & to perform a strip search of 52-year-old Kenneth Faulkner of New Rochelle, following a lengthy drug investigation. Faulkner resisted the efforts of 4 officers; he swallowed a packet of cocaine, which led to his death several hours after the struggle on November 2nd. The results of the department’s report have been submitted to state officials.
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The Bainbridge Guilford Girls Volleyball Team plays in the State Class D Semi-Finals tomorrow in Glens Falls. Bobcats Head Coach Tami Selfridge told WCDO that the school and the community have rallied around this team:

(Tami Selfridge 11-17-17)

The Lady Bobcats begin Pool Play at 3:00 PM Saturday & if they advance they will play for the State Title Sunday at 2:00 PM. WCDO Sports Director Nate Lull will have live updates on Twitter or at WCDOSPORTS.COM from each BG game.
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State Senator Fred Akshar and Assembly Members Donna Lupardo and Cliff Crouch have released answers to the many questions posed by the community regarding the planned repurposing of the former Broome Developmental Center to bring new Addiction Treatment Services to the community. The document compiles questions raised at the October 26th Town Hall Meeting, with answers from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Syracuse Behavioral Health, the Broome County Department of Social Service and the Broome County Health Department. The document can be found at Akshar.NYSenate.Gov; nyassembly.gov/Donna Lupardo or nyassembly.gov/Clifford Crouch.
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Officials with the Jericho Arts Council announced that the concert originally scheduled for Saturday night has been cancelled. The Council had scheduled Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys for Saturday night, a new date for a make up show has not been announced.
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State Police CNET & Binghamton Police executed a federal arrest warrant on Troy Clark of Whitney Point, as part of a federal indictment charging Clark with manufacturing Methamphetamines. Police discovered a meth lab with 30 “one pot” vessels, various methamphetamine laboratory components, a loaded 12 gauge shotgun & a Small amount of marihuana. Police arrested Orion Tanzini of Kirkwood, Brittany Clark of Whitney Point, Jamie Wilson of Whitney Point, Brian Mirra of Chenango Forks, along with Clark. A search warrant was also executed for Charles McNeilly, of Whitney Point, where police again seized meth making materials & arrested Thomas Cole of Whitney Point, Ashley VanOstrand of Whitney Point, along with McNeilly. All face court action shortly, the investigations are continuing and additional charges are pending.
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The Delaware County Solid Waste Management will hold an open house at the Solid waste center in Hamden tomorrow morning. Solid Waste Coordinator Sue McIntyre explains:

(Sue McIntyre 11-15-17)

McIntyre also said that the department’s ten-year plan is available for viewing & public comment, it can be found on the Delaware county Website
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The Bainbridge Girl Scout service unit 365 is having their community giveaway tomorrow from 9:00 Am to 12:00 Noon. Residents can drop off gently used items today from 4:00 to 6:00 PM or early Saturday from 8:30 to 9:00 AM. On Saturday, All items are free to take, at Greenlawn elementary school in Bainbridge. More information is available at 267-2378.
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New York’s statewide unemployment rate decreased from 4.9% to 4.8% in October, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. Private educational and health services added the most jobs (+51,900) of any major industry sector over the past year. Manufacturing lost the most jobs (-17,100) of any major industry sector in New York State, other losses were concentrated in durable goods (-12,800), especially fabricated metal products (-3,200).
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Bassett Healthcare Network is currently holding their annual “Coats for Kids” event. Interested residents can drop off new or gently used children’s coats at Bassett Healthcare Network locations or at any First Choice Cleaners before Monday. Coats will be cleaned by First Choice Cleaners, the Distribution of the items will be November 25th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Bassett Healthcare at 125 Main Street, Oneonta & November 27 to December 1st from 10 AM to 4:00 PM at the Cooperstown Food Pantry, 25 Church Street, Cooperstown. More information is available at 547-3914

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