WCDO NEWS MONDAY 1-25-16

A Rally was held Saturday at the River Club in Afton with about 300 + Constitution Pipeline supporters. Assemblyman Cliff Crouch attended:

(Crouch 1-25-16)

The Constitution pipeline is expected to traverse the southern tier along the I-88 Corridor from Pennsylvania into the New England markets, with local availability to Am phenol in Sidney among others, along the route.
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State Police arrested 35 year old Andrew Adams of Oneonta for 2nd degree Assault, 4 counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with children under the age of 16, 4 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Driving while ability impaired by drugs, plus harassment & several other traffic violations. This arrest occurred after an Otsego County 911 report of an erratic driver on Interstate 88 westbound who crashed into a guide rail near mile marker 33 in the Town of Sidney. Adams had his four children ages 8-12 in his car with him, with No injuries were reported. Adams also became disorderly and punched at troopers during processing. Adams was arraigned at the Town of Sidney court and was remanded to the Delaware County jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 property bond. His next court date in the Town of Sidney is on February 26th.
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The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32 year old Jeremy Morris of Oneonta & 24 year old Amanda Tolbert of Oneonta on a variety of charges in Cooperstown on January 13th. Morris was driving without a license, when he was stopped deputies found hypodermic needles, drug packaging materials, two firearms & ammunition, he was also accused of selling heroin in Oneonta. Morris was charged with Possession of a hypodermic instrument, Criminal possession of a weapon, Criminal contempt, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, & Criminal sale of a controlled substance, he was returned to the Otsego County Jail on $50,000 cash bail and $100,000 bond. Tolbert was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument & she was wanted on an active Family Court arrest warrant. Tolbert was arraigned in the Town of Otsego Court and taken to the Otsego County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.
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The Windsor district will hold a Drug Awareness Night this Wednesday, January 27th at the Middle and High School. To reserve your seat and to choose your small group sessions for the Windsor event, call 655-8250. The Deposit district will do hold a Drug Awareness Night on Thursday, February 4th. To reserve your seat and to choose your small group sessions for the Deposit event, call 467-8509
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The American Cancer Society Relay for Life announces an information team captain meeting will be held on February 1st at the United Methodist church in Sidney. The meeting will begin at 5:30 PM. This year’s Tri-Town Relay for Life will be held on May 14th at the General Clinton Park in Bainbridge, more information is available at 563-9634.
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36 year old Rafael Figueroa, of Saugerties was convicted Friday of felony drug trafficking following a trial in Delaware County Court. The jury deliberated for about 30 minutes before reaching its verdict, Figueroa was found guilty of 3 felony charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance for trafficking of cocaine into Town of Middletown. Figueroa was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility without bail pending sentencing.
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Otsego County Sheriff’s Department along with other law enforcement agencies arrested 45 year old Harry Edmond of Oneonta on a variety of drug charges. Edmond is accused of selling marijuana and crack cocaine; He attempted to flee when officers executed a search warrant. Officers seized 9 1/2 pounds of processed marijuana, a small quantity of crack cocaine, an electronic digital scale, a stun gun and $16,852 in cash. Edmond was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana, criminally using drug paraphernalia & criminal possession of a weapon.
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State Police investigated the report of a forcible rape in the Town of Union. 31 year old Joseph Mancini of Endwell was arrested for 1st degree Rape & Criminal Sex Act; Mancini was arraigned in the Town of Union Court and remanded to the Broome County jail without bail.
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The Unadilla Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 4-Chamber mixer on Monday, January 25th at the Unadilla House Restaurant, Main Street Unadilla. Social/appetizers at 6 pm. Brief reports from the chambers will be given.
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The town of Guilford is currently seeking candidates to fill openings on their planning board, board of assessment review, & the Mount Upton Park committee. Those interested should call the Guilford Town Clerk’s office at 895-9966; the deadline of applications is February 3rd.

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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 1-22-16

State Senator Jim Seward, & Assemblyman Bill Magee attended the ceremony today at Hartwick College, as they celebrated the Opening of the Hartwick College’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage. State Senator Jim Seward give WCDO News his impressions after touring the laboratory set up:

(Seward 1-22-16)

Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich said that the idea stemmed from a Hartwick student working as an intern at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown 3 years ago, it snowballed into the $250,000 legislative grant that led to the establishment of the Center:

(Drugovich 1-22-16)

Assemblyman Magee noted that New York state has experienced a renaissance in craft brewing thanks to new state laws that he helped author, that now allows for micro breweries, farm Breweries & Cideries to open across the state.
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Governor Cuomo announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the growth of New York’s clean energy economy, address climate change, strengthen resiliency in the face of extreme weather and lower energy bills for New Yorkers starting this year. Additionally, the fund will attract and leverage third-party capital to support the Governor’s aggressive Clean Energy Standard, one of the nation’s most ambitious goals to meet 50 percent of our electricity needs with renewable resources by 2030.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Walton man Thursday following their investigation of an accident on State Highway 10 in the Town of Delhi. 61-year-old Darren Pilch of Walton is accused of driving at an excessive speed when he lost control of his vehicle, which left the roadway and over turned. Pilch was transported to O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, the investigation revealed that Pilch was intoxicated at the time of the accident and had been convicted in February 2015 of Driving with .08% or more Blood Alcohol Concentration. Deputies charged Pilch with 1 count of felony DWI, reckless driving, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, speed not reasonable and prudent and unlawful possession of marihuana. Pilch was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond pending a future court appearance.
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On Saturday, the Sidney High School will host the Association of Chenango Area Music Teachers Winter Music Festival at the Sidney High School. Sidney Music Teacher Greg Norris explains:

(Greg Norris 1-22-16)

The event will start at 4:00 PM at the Sidney High School Auditorium.
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A Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast for the Delaware Valley Humane Society is being held this Sunday January 24th from 8:30 to 11:00 AM at the Sidney Elks Lodge on River Street. More information is available at 563-7780.
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Several local agencies are partnering together to host a free career transition workshop for local Veterans and their family members to be held on Saturday, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton. The event is open to Veterans of all ages and their family members. Registration is available online at www.TheWedgeGroup.com by clicking on the Veterans link, or visit the Facebook page for the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group.
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New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton Outlines Governor Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State Agenda in Norwich this morning. The presentation begins at 11:00 AM at the Northeast Classic Car Museum at 24 Rexford Street in Norwich.
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On Saturday, a multi-agency active shooter drill will be conducted at the Unatego High School on State Route 7 in the Town of Otego. The drill will start at 8:30 AM and run Until 4:00 PM, It will be conducted by members of the State Police, Wells Bridge, Franklin, Otego, & Unadilla Fire Departments, Cooperstown Medical Transport, Life Net, Otsego County 911, Otsego County Emergency Management, & the Oneonta & Sidney EMS squads.
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State Police at Binghamton responded to a 3 vehicle accident with a fatality on Interstate 81 northbound; near exit 2, in the Town of Kirkwood Thursday 37 year old Clever Agudo of Flushing was driving a tractor trailer when he struck the rear end of a Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 27 year old Kyle Shaffer of Endicott. Shaffer’s car struck the rear of a conversion van being driven by Theresa Mandigo, of Fort Edward, and then went off the shoulder of the roadway. Shaffer was pronounced deceased at the scene, no other injuries were reported, the investigation is continuing.
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GOVERNOR CUOMO announced the confirmation of JANET DIFIORE as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and head of New York’s judicial branch. Judge DiFiore becomes the 2nd woman to lead the state’s highest court.
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State Senator Jim Seward will be at Hartwick College in Oneonta, where he will be joined by Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, Assemblyman Bill Magee, local officials, and representatives of craft food and beverage companies to officially open the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage. Senator Seward will also announce special legislative funding to support the center. at 1:30 p.m.; at the Hartwick College Johnstone Science Center & Center for Craft Food and Beverage.
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A possibility exists that the Village of Sidney could sell the Civic center on Liberty Street to a developer, Sidney Village Mayor Andy Matviak explains:

(Andy Matviak 1-22-16)

Matviak said that it makes sense to look at selling the building, as it has been costly to maintain.
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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 1-21-16

The Oneonta Police Department released their annual report for 2015, noting that they had fewer calls & made fewer arrests last year. The report showed that calls for service last year were 9,328 — down 6.8%, arrests totaled 735, down by 23.3% from 958 in 2014.The city’s Crime Report has no murders in the last two years, Rapes totaled 5 last year, & 8 in 2014, there were 6 robberies & 12 assaults last year. The sale of controlled substances totaled 36 last years, a 28.6% increase from 2014.
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State police are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 81 near state line this morning. Troopers reported that a 22-year-old man was headed north, near Exit 2, around 4:45 a.m., when he was hit by a tractor trailer and pushed into the ditch, the unidentified man was dead at the scene. Another vehicle was also involved in the crash, but only suffered minor damage and no one in that vehicle suffered injuries. The crash is still under investigation.
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State Police arrested 37-year-old Jason Thomas of Oneonta for felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle & several other traffic violations. Thomas was observed failing to signal a turn at County Route 11A in the Town of Laurens. The arrest was a felony as Thomas has 2 prior convictions for DWI within the last 10 years. Thomas was arraigned at the Oneonta Town court and was remanded to the Otsego County jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 property bond.
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State Police arrested 22-year-old James Baxter of Bainbridge for 3rd degree Burglary, following the report of a theft of a chainsaw from a garage in the Town of Coventry. Troopers accuse Baxter of entering the garage without permission and taking a chainsaw valued at over $250. Troopers were able to recover the stolen chainsaw, Baxter was arraigned in the Town of Coventry court and was remanded to the Chenango County jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 property bond, he faces court action on January 27th.
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In December 2015, New York State’s private sector job count increased by 13,200, or 0.2%, to 7,880,000, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. The statewide unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.8% in December 2015, which is lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.0% in December 2015.
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Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 0.12% above current levels for the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to data released today by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The tax cap includes a provision that allows school districts to override the cap with 60 percent voter approval.
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The Otsego county office for the aging is extending the deadline for the nomination of county residents 60 & older, which deserve special recognition for their volunteering efforts. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to February 1st; more information is available at 547-4232 or 432-9041.
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Lawmakers are looking at ways to fund and implement Governors Cuomo’s plan to get broadband to all sections of the state. Assemblyman Pete Lopez comments:

(Lopez 1-21-16)

Plans call for the state to improve the strength of the broadband signal as well as reach the underserved rural sections of the state.
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Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and entrepreneur Floyd Little will speak at Oxford Academy High School tonight at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Little will speak about “How to Think Like an Entrepreneur.” He will be joined by Mary Branham, President of Pivotel, and Dr. David Rogers, President of Morrisville State College.
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The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting on today, in the Guilford School Cafeteria at 6:30 PM.

 

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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 1-20-16

The Oxford Police Department has teamed up with “Truth Pharm” to try a different approach to the growing heroin problem; they will be holding a free Narcan training session for anyone interested on January 28th at the Oxford High School at 5:30 PM. Oxford Police Chief Richard Nolan comments:

(Oxford Police Chief Richard Nolan 1-20-16)

Chief Nolan said that they will also be holding another session in more detail for first responders in February, they are also receiving grant money to set aside an area for people struggling with addiction to come & talk with Police & Volunteers on how to get treatment to beat the heroin addiction.
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The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Will hold another “Reunite Bainbridge” Meeting on January 27TH. Bainbridge Chamber President John Payne explains:

(John Payne 1-20-16)

Payne said that the meeting would begin at 7:00 PM at the Bainbridge Town hall theater.
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The Delaware Valley Humane Society is looking for area residents to donate a few items for the pets waiting to be adopted at the Sidney facility. Manager Erin Johnson Comments:

(Erin Johnson 1-20-16)

A Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast for the Delaware Valley Humane Society is being held this Sunday January 24th from 8:30 to 11:00 AM at the Sidney Elks Lodge on River Street. More information is available at 563-7780.
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Governor Cuomo today announced that the New York State Division of Human Rights has adopted new regulations that ban discrimination and harassment against transgender people. The regulations are effective today, and affirm that transgender individuals are protected under the state’s Human Rights Law. Governor Cuomo first introduced these regulations in October – marking the first time that any Governor has issued statewide regulations to prohibit harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender identity, transgender status or gender dysphoria.
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State Police at Oneonta arrested 50-year-old Lisa Morse of Oneonta on 9 counts of petty larceny. The investigation determined that over the past 3 weeks, Morse allegedly stole property on 9 different occasions from the Oneonta Wal-Mart, totaling over $480. Morse was issued a ticket returnable to the Town of Oneonta Court on January 26th.
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Governor Cuomo announced $2 million in new funding to support 50 new treatment beds to help New Yorkers with substance use disorders in upstate New York. The funding will support 50 new residential treatment beds in the Southern Tier, the Finger Lakes region or Western New York. The new residential treatment beds must be located in Areas such as Broome, Delaware, & other upstate Counties. The new beds will be in addition to recently announced funding for expansion of services at Fairview Recovery Services on Merrick Street in Binghamton which includes $3.6 million for a new 18-bed community residence offering substance use disorder treatment for women, and approval of new treatment capacity at Fairview’s existing Crisis Detox facility on Court Street.
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Today’s Oneonta Airport commission meeting at 4:00 PM has been cancelled. The city clerk’s office also reminds the public that the Planning commission meeting will not be meeting today; it had been cancelled since a January 11th announcement.
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Officials with the City of Norwich & Chenango County Emergency Operations Center are asking motorists to avoid the area of State route 12 in Norwich near the Dunkin Donuts, due to an accident. Only 1 lane of traffic was open this morning, which has led to lengthy delays. Further details about the accident will be released after the investigation is complete.
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 1-19-16

Gravity Ciders, which sells a variety of “Awestruck Ciders”; has expanded their business from Walton to a new facility in the Sidney Industrial Park, where they held their ribbon cutting today. Co-Owner Patty Wilcox Comments:

(Patty Wilcox 1-19-16)

Delaware County Economic Development Director Glen Nealis Comments:

(Glen Nealis 1-19-16)

Nealis said that Delaware County Economic Development is continuing to look for more business to start & grow in Sidney Industrial Park & throughout the County. Among those at today’s ribbon Cutting, Assemblyman Cliff Crouch, State Senator Jim Seward & Sidney Mayor Andy Matviak.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 22-year-old Tyler Davis of Walton with 11 counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 1 count of 3rd degree Rape. Davis is accused of providing a number of youths with alcoholic beverages in Walton on at least 2 occasions recently, & for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with an underage female. Davis was arraigned & was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond pending a future court appearance.
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The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that today, the income tax filing season is officially open. The Tax Department reminds New Yorkers that e-filing is the most secure way to file tax returns, Those due a refund will receive it up to twice as fast, compared with those who file on paper. Last year, 91% of New York taxpayers filed their income taxes electronically. Also, this year New York taxpayers have a few extra days to file their tax returns as the deadline is Monday, April 18th due to Emancipation day in Washington, DC on Friday April 15th, which pushes the filing deadline to the following Monday for most of the nation. More information is available at tax.ny.gov
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State Police arrested 63-Year-old Thomas Hopkins of Harpursville for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of 3 times the legal limit at .24%. Hopkins was observed not using a turn signal as he drove on State Route 79 in the Town of Windsor, Hopkins was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Windsor Court on January 26th.
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The GO-EDC committee of Oneonta will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, January 26th at 4:00 PM in the conference room of the Hampton Inn off of River Street. The GO-EDC meeting will include a review of their mission statement & the guest speaker will be Sean Jordan, the Executive Director of MVEDD.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced an agreement with Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, to extend a price cut for naloxone, which is the antidote to reverse an opioid overdose, for all agencies in New York State for the next year. The contract stipulates that Amphastar will cover a $6 rebate per dose, which will also automatically increase, dollar-for-dollar, to match future growth in the wholesale price.
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Today, the Women’s Equality Agenda will take effect. Bills to take effect include a bill Preventing Human Trafficking and Protecting Trafficked Victims, Ensuring Equal Pay, Stopping Discrimination Based on Family Status, Ending Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace, Preventing Housing Discrimination against Domestic Violence Victims, Prohibiting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, & Removing Barriers to Remedying Discrimination.
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A new law takes effect today that will expedite access to critical information in missing child cases. It specifies that Child Protective Services records can be released to expedite an investigation when law enforcement is investigating a missing child and there is reason to believe that a parent, guardian, or other person legally responsible for the child is the subject of a report of child abuse or maltreatment. If CPS denies the request, law enforcement agencies can request an administrative review by the state Office of Children and Family Services, which would then have the ability to overturn a decision by the county CPS. The law was created in response to a tragic child abuse case in Albany County
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The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting tonight. The Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the common council chambers on the 2nd floor in Oneonta City Hall.
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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 1-18-16

The Walton police department responded to the report of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle Thursday night. Walton police reported that 31 year old Chad Stadler of Walton was hit by a vehicle driven by 51 year old Bryan Mead of Walton at about 8:00 PM Thursday, he was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, where he died from his injuries.
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2 LOCAL SIDNEY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES WILL BE TRAVELING OVERSEAS THIS SUMMER TO COMPETE IN SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL EVENTS IN TRACK & FIELD AND FIELD HOCKEY. SIDNEY’S MALLORY STILLMAN HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE “DOWN UNDER SPORTS” TRACK & FIELD TOURNAMENT IN JULY ON AUSTRALIA’S GOLD COAST. STILLMAN IS AN ALL-STATE SPRINTER FOR THE WARRIORS AND SAYS IT WILL BE MOSTLY THE SHORT, FAST RACES THAT SHE WILL BE COMPETING IN AT THE TOURNAMENT:

(Stillman 1-18-16)

SIDNEY FIELD HOCKEY STANDOUT & 3-SPORT ATHLETE LILLY HINKLEY WAS INVITED TO TRY OUT FOR THE 2016 USA ITALY FIELD HOCKEY EXHIBITION TOUR ALSO IN JULY. HINKLEY EXPLAINS HOW SHE FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

(HINKLEY 1-18-16)

BOTH ATHLETES HAVE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEIR TRIPS. STILLMAN HAS A CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER AT THE SIDNEY ELKS CLUB ON FEBRUARY 6TH & HINKLEY IS SELLING GERTRUDE HAWK CANDY BARS AS WELL AS HAVING A BOTTLE DRIVE AT THE REDEMPTION CENTER ON CARTWRIGHT AVENUE IN SIDNEY. Both athletes will announce future fundraisers this Spring shortly.
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The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, New York Farm Bureau and New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health have announced the establishment of a fund to help New York farmers enhance safety on the farm. The program will allow farmers to make safety upgrades by paying for 50% of the cost of the proposed project up to a $5,000 maximum. Farmers can apply for any type of safety upgrade on their farm, Applications may be obtained online at nycamh.org, or by calling 800 343-7527 or by emailing info@nycamh.org.
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The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce and other area organizations are teaming up for the annual Bruce Haak memorial Sleighride later this month. Chamber member Phil Canonaco comments:

(Phil Canonaco 1-18-16)

Canonaco said that the event even if there is no snow, as arrangements have been made to bring wheeled units on January 30th to General Clinton Park.
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The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office concluded their investigation off last week’s 2 vehicle crash on State Highway 12 in the Town of Sherburne. The accident occurred at about 10:23 am. Lance Yerton of Sherburne was Southbound on State Highway 12, when a vehicle operated by 69 year old Larry Cooley of Sayre Pennsylvania crossed the center line and struck Yerton’s vehicle. Cooley was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica, Yerton was also transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with face and leg injuries. It appears that Cooley suffered a heart attack prior to the crash which caused him to cross the center line into Yerton’s lane.
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Delaware County Public Health sent a raccoon found in the Town of Hamden for testing to the State Rabies Lab, it tested positive for rabies. There were no human exposures reported. A total of three animals tested positive for rabies in 2015; this is first animal of 2016 to test positive for rabies in Delaware County. To report a suspected rabid animal call Delaware County Public Health Services at 832- 5200. More information is available at delawarecountypublichealth.com
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An observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held this morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The public is invited to attend the free program in celebration of the 87th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 1-15-16

Jury selection will begin July 5th for Almond Upton’s murder trial in Broome County Court. Upton is accused of intentionally driving into State Trooper Christopher Skinner as he was conducting an unrelated routine traffic stop on I-81 In the town of Chenango on May 29, 2014. Upton pleaded not guilty to an indictment of 11 charges, he is being held in the Broome County jail without bail.
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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors. Donations are needed now to help prevent a shortage, following lower than normal collections during the holiday season. The Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts are celebrating National Volunteer Blood Donor Month with an offer for a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card with a blood donation. Those interested in donating blood can download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS-to make an appointment.
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Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another large number in Brazil. In the U.S., 154 locations will be closed, most of them small format stores called Wal-Mart Express, which were launched as a test program in 2011. No New York Wal-Marts will be closing.
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Governor Cuomo called for a state constitutional convention, to give New Yorkers the chance to reform their state government.

(Cuomo 1-15-16)

Voters would decide in 2017 whether to hold a constitutional convention, where they could revise the rules under which government operates. Cuomo said that he wants to include $1 million in the state budget to create a non-partisan commission to look into holding a constitutional convention.
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The New York state unemployment system has experienced technical problems with its website and telephone lines all week, causing problems for people looking to file or claim jobless benefits. The Department officials said that they are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
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The Oneonta City Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights is now seeking nominations for the 10th Annual Woman Trailblazer Award, during Women’s History month. The Deadline for submitting nominations is February 19th & the award will be presented at a March Oneonta Common Council Meeting. A complete nomination form is available at City Hall or on the City Web site at oneonta.ny.us and click on City Government, then Commissions, then Community Relations & Human Rights. . More information is available at 432-8751 or 432-6450.

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A Town of Bainbridge resident was arrested by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for 1 Count of Sexual Abuse & 1-Count Endangering the Welfare of a child. 19 year old Cody Rowe was arraigned in the Town of Guilford Court and remanded to Chenango County Jail on $250 cash bail; he is accused of subjecting a 13 year old female to sexual contact in September 2015.
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A Village of Oxford resident was arrested by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for Criminal Mischief. 49 year old is accused of intentionally striking 2 of the victim’s parked vehicles on January 4th on New Virginia Road in the Town of Oxford. Rheinhaeimer was arraigned in the Town of Oxford court and was released on his own recognize. Rheinhaeimer is scheduled to appear in the Town of Oxford Court at a later date.
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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 1-14-16

State Lawmakers are reacting to the Governor’s State of the State address & Executive Budget proposal. State Senator Jim Seward comments:

(Seward 1-14-16)

Assemblyman Bill Magee also commented:

(Magee 1-14-16)

Magee will once again Chair the Assembly Agriculture Committee. Lawmakers will begin working on the Budget plan and other aspects of the Governor’s agenda. They have until April 1st to get the budget passed.
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Firefighters in Unadilla responded to a Structure Fire at Prentice Gorge Road Wednesday afternoon. The fire was called in by the owner at about 1:00 PM, all occupants escaped without injury, but the house was a total loss. Firefighters from Unadilla, Otego, Wells Bridge & Gilbertsville responded, with no injuries reported.
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The State Department of Health today announced an agreement with CVS/pharmacy that will help prevent opioid overdose deaths in New York State. This agreement is already in effect, it authorizes 479 CVS pharmacy locations across the State to provide naloxone to their customers without a prescription. Pharmacists are currently receiving training and ordering naloxone for their stores. Naloxone reverses opioid overdoses, When administered either through injection or by nasal spray, naloxone temporarily blocks the effects of opioids, allowing a stricken individual to regain consciousness and resume normal breathing.
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A Johnson City man has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child after Narcan was administered for a heroin overdose. Broome County Deputies responded to a residence of 36-year-old Eric Purdy for 2 adults who were unresponsive possibly due to a drug overdose. The residence was also occupied by 3 children, 1 of the children called their mother for help when Purdy would not respond. Purdy and another adult male were found unresponsive; Purdy woke up, while the other adult male required Narcan. Purdy is charged with 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, he faces court action at a later date.
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Governor Cuomo reminds out-of-state snowmobile enthusiasts that Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend will be a free snowmobiling weekend in New York State. From Saturday January 16 to Monday the 18th, state registration requirements, including DMV fees, will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobilers. Outside of this limited time event for out-of-state snowmobilers, every sled must have a valid New York registration. More details are available through the state DMV.
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Local lawmakers are weighing in on the Governor’s State of the State address & Budget Presentation. First, Assemblyman Cliff Crouch:

(Crouch 1-14-16)

Assemblyman Pete Lopez Comments:

(Lopez 1-14-16)

Both houses of the Legislature will now get to work on getting the budget passed by April 1st, as well as getting agreements on the rest of the Governor’s agenda.
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The Binghamton Senators announced they have reached an agreement with Broome County to have their home games played at the  through the 2018-19 season. This lease agreement with the county now aligns with the B-Sens current affiliation agreement with the Ottawa Senators.
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