A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 6-6-14

The Chenango Arts Council announces that Diane Batson-Smith be Executive Director effective July 1st, replacing Victoria Kappel who announced her retirement in January. Batson-Smith has enjoyed a varied career in the arts including her own repertory company in Roanoke, Virginia, an independent film producer, Senior Producer & Project Supervisor for Dreamworks SKG, & a studio … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 6-5-14

Governor Cuomo announced that more than 96,000 jobs are currently available and listed on the State’s Jobs Express website at jobs.ny.gov.   The site sorts jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance. The occupational categories with the most jobs listed now are: Sales, Clerical … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 6-5-14

New York state is partnering with a British company, to hold clinical trials for marijuana-based medication for children, who have seizures that are resistant to their medicine. An agreement was signed between Gov. Cuomo and GW Pharmaceuticals. The state health department, and the company, will develop the framework for a clinical trial for a marijuana-based … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 6-4-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Governor Cuomo noted the importance of the state’s dairy industry, with June being celebrated as “Dairy Month”. Dairy accounts for ½ of the state’s total agricultural income, New York is the 3rd leading producer of milk in the country and also the is now the largest producer of yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream and cottage … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 6-4-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

About 1000 members of Law Enforcement agencies and hundreds of civilians paid their respects to Trooper Christopher Skinner at his funeral in Johnson City Tuesday.  Trooper Skinner was killed in the line of duty while conducting a traffic stop on I-81 last Thursday.  State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said that Officers from as far as … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 6-3-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

The man accused of intentionally hitting and killing State Trooper Christopher Skinner did not appear in court today. 60-year-old Almond Upton of Melrose, Florida waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which had been scheduled in Town of Chenango court today. Upton is charged with 1st degree murder, for allegedly hitting Trooper Skinner intentionally with … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 6-3-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Funeral services for fallen State Trooper Christopher Skinner will be held this morning in Johnson City. Trooper Skinner was a 13 year veteran of the State Police, he was killed in the line of duty last Thursday by a pick up truck, while conducting a traffic stop on I-81, Governor Cuomo will attend the funeral … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 6-2-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Governor Cuomo will push for an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Cuomo also will advocate a plan that would allow local governments to set a minimum wage up to 30 percent higher than the statewide rate. Currently, the minimum wage is $8 an hour & is set to increase to … [Read more…]