P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 12-20-13

Governor Cuomo announced changes yesterday to the mental health situation in the southern tier, with a new plan to keep much of the existing services going, and add new services. Area Assemblyman Cliff Crouch was one of the lawmakers who opposed the initial plans to close down mental health services around the greater Binghamton area, …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 12-20-13

Governor Cuomo announced that the Greater Binghamton Health Center  will remain open to provide adults and children’s services to the local communities. Under a revised plan the Greater Binghamton Health Center will maintain 16 children beds,a Children’s Behavioral Health Center of Excellence for the Southern Tier will be established in Binghamton.  The Greater Binghamton Health …

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 12-19-13

State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico announced that Service arrangements for Trooper David Cunniff have been set for today and tomorrow.  Calling hours will be today from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at the Grace Fellowship Church in Watervliet, the Funeral Service will be tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM, also at the Grace Fellowship Church in Watervliet.  Trooper …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 12-19-13

Governor Cuomo announced that his Administration has approved a new program from  Esurance, which allows policyholders to install a device free of charge in their cars that helps prevent teens from texting and calling while driving.  Esurance policyholders may install an in-car device into their teen’s car that, in conjunction with an Esurance app installed …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 12-18-13

Many questions will have to be answered next year, following a proposal to close facilities that cater to mental health issues, in Binghamton, Elmira & the north country.  State Senator Tom Libous of Binghamton comments:   (Libous 12-18-13)   Libous said that if necessary, he has legislation, co-sponsored by Cliff Crouch in the Assembly, to …

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 12-18-13

Assemblyman Cliff Crouch will be hosting a town hall meeting for the town of Colchester tonight.   The meeting will take place at the town hall building at 72 Tannery Road Downsville at 6:00 PM.    ——————– The commerce Chenango Holiday Networking Lunch will be held today.  The event will be held at Fred’s Inn, on state …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 12-17-13

P.m. news Tuesday 12-17-13 State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico announced the death of Trooper David Cunniff. Who succumbed to injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident on the State Thruway last night. Trooper Cunniff was conducting a traffic stop at around 8:00 PM last night when he was struck by a tractor-trailer, which had veered …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 12-17-13

Governor Cuomo announced that a $30.32 million loan package for the Johnson City & Binghamton Sewage Treatment plant, for repairs, improvements and protection against future storms, including a floodwall around the plant.  The Plant was damaged in 2011 by Tropical Storm Lee, resulting in a substantial loss of waste treatment. &  The discharge of untreated …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 12-16-13

State police at Norwich arrested 23-year-old Farrell Ruffles of Burlington Flats for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC result of .21%. The arrest occurred after a 1-car property damage accident on State Route 12 in Norwich.  Ruffles was arraigned in the Norwich town court and remanded to the Chenango county jail in lieu of $2,000.00 …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 12-16-13

State Police at Norwich received a missing person complaint involving 57-year-old STEVEN MORAN of Greene.  MORAN was last seen at a neighbor’s house on State Route 12 in the Town of Greene on Monday December 9th at about 3:00 PM, he was presumed to be walking back to his home.  MORAN suffers with Bi-polar disorder, …