WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 10-30-15

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that State Police, local and municipal law enforcement agencies will increase patrols to crack down on drunk driving and underage drinking this Halloween weekend. The special traffic enforcement detail will begin today and continue through Sunday. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2009 to 2013, 43% of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes across the U.S. on Halloween night were in crashes involving a drunk driver. Motorists can expect to see a number of sobriety checkpoints and additional patrols. Troopers will also conduct a special enforcement detail to crack down on the sale of alcohol to minors.
——————————–
State Senator Jim Seward will be in Oneonta today at the City Public Safety Building in Oneonta, along with Assemblyman Bill Magee, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, and Oneonta Fire Chief Patrick Pidgeon to inspect the fire department’s recently delivered ladder truck. Both Seward and Magee secured a total of $500,000 in state funds to assist in the purchase of the new truck.
————————-
The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is urging residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as daylight saving time approaches. Officials with the Association stated that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be cleaned to remove any debris that could prevent them from working properly. Older alarms that have removable batteries should receive a new pair. More information is available at fasny.com.
——————————
On Sunday, the Chenango County American Legion will host a joint visitation by the Legion’s State Commander James Yermas, & State Auxiliary President Jan Mahoney among others. the leaders will visit Oxford’s Fort Hill Post 376, the Veterans’ Home at Oxford, the Chenango County Sheriff’s Department in Norwich, followed by a reception & dinner at the Lieutenant Warren Eaton, DSC Post 189, at 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich.

——————————

Governor Cuomo commemorated the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and released a report detailing the continued progress made by New York State. It underscores the advancements made in rebuilding homes, businesses, and large-scale infrastructure projects in communities and neighborhoods, as spearheaded by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. More information can be found at stormrecovery.ny.gov.
—————————–
26-year-old Timothy Green of New Berlin has been charged with forgery and Grand Larceny following an investigation by the State office of the Inspector General. Green was a substitute worker for the New York State Office for the People with Developmental Disabilities in Norwich, he is accused of submitting fraudulent time sheets for work that he did not do, which resulted in over $39,000 in payments. Green was arraigned in the Town of Guilford court and remanded to the Chenango County jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 property bond.
————————————–
the City of Oneonta began investigating a decrease in sanitary sewer flow into the wastewater treatment plant, as compared to historical averages. On Monday, a flow variation was identified in the line between Market Street and Neahwa Park, on wedensdya an outside contractor was brought in with equipment sufficient to inspect the line, and a partial collapse of the underground 30” sanitary sewer line flowing near the Millrace was identified. a significant quantity of untreated wastewater has emtered the Millrace & emergency measures are underway to have the line bypassed and repaired as soon as possible. The public should avoid recreational activities in the Millrace and Susquehanna River downstream from the pipe break. Updates will be provided by the City, they can be viewed at nyalert.gov or at 432-6450.
——————————————
State Police at Sidney arrested 36 year old Brandi Brown of New Berlin for the felony DWI with a BAC result of .16% which is twice the legal limit. This arrest occurred after traffic stop for failing to keep right on State Route 8 in the Town of Guilford. Brown was arraigned at the Town of Guilford court and was released without bail required. Her next court date in the Town of Guilford is November 12, 2015.
————————————
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a brochure offering tips to New Yorkers buying health insurance coverage for next year, entitled “Shopping For Health Insurance Coverage” Which is being released in advance of the New York State of Health Marketplace’s open enrollment period starting on Sunday. Schneiderman encourages consumers to take advantage of this open enrollment period to evaluate how their current health plan, whether it will change, or to consider what other options are available. Open enrollment through New York State of Health begins on November 1 through December 15th, for coverage effective January 1st.
————————————
Bainbridge area dentist Dr. Michelle Gifford is participating in a program that will protect area smiles from the cavity monster, and send smiles to troops overseas, following Halloween Trick or treating this weekend. Spokesperson Trish Hippenstiel explains:

(Trish Hippenstiel 10-30-15)

The candy collection will be at Dr Gifford’s office at 10 Whitney Way in Bainbridge on Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. More information is available at 967-8200.
——————————————
The Afton Fire Department will host a Pancake Breakfast tomorrow morning at the Fire Station on Spring Street. The Breakfast will run from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
————————
A “Meet The Candidates” event will be held tonight in Guilford. Candidates for Town Supervisor & The Town Board will meet with interested town residents beginning at 6:30 PM.
—————————-

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 10-29-15

The Common Core Task Force announced its public meeting schedule, which includes 12 meetings across New York State beginning today in New Rochelle. The Task Force will then host 10 simultaneous regional listening sessions where members of the public are invited to deliver testimony. Following the presentations, Task Force members will engage in a Question & Answer period. The sessions will be open to members of the public and press and video of the session will be posted on the Task Force website. One session will be held in each region of the state (total of 10 meetings). Regional meeting details will be available on the Task Force website early next week.
—————————————-
State Police arrested 32 year old Phillip Williams of Endicott, who had made threats to hurt himself and others, and was armed with a rifle. Troopers attempted a traffic stop in Owego, Williams failed to comply, entered Pennsylvania & returned to Owego, where a pursuit eventually ended on State Route 434. Williams was arrested after a brief struggle after he threatened and menaced approaching police officers with a rifle. Williams was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer, assault, fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, aggravated harassment 2nd and numerous traffic violations. He was arraigned and was remanded to the Tioga County jail with no bail set.
——————————————
The Tri Town News is moving to 85 Main Street , Suite 1 in Sidney, which can be accessed at the side entrance on Smith Street. The Tri-Town News will be open at new location on Monday, November 2 at 9:00 am. The office at 5 Winkler Road will be closed today & Friday, for the move. News items may be left in the mail box at the Winkler Road location and will be picked up through Sunday.
————————————

State Police at Oneonta arrested 53-year-old Octavian Obeada of Sidney for driving while impaired by drugs. This arrest occurred after an Otsego County 911 report of an erratic driver on Interstate 88, in the Town of Oneonta. Obeada was taken to Fox Hospital for a blood draw and the lab results are pending, he was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Oneonta court on November 10th.
—————————
Oneonta police announced that a 76-year-old Daniel Heath has died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle at Main and Chestnut streets Wednesday morning. Police reported that the accident occurred at 10:18 AM Wednesday when 34 year old Mark Federov of Maryland was turning left from Main Street onto Chestnut Street, & did not see the Heath, Federov was issued a ticket for not yielding the right of way to a pedestrian, the investigation is continuing.
——————————–
New York State will soon require all students in the 7th and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningitis, after Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law this week. The governor signed the legislation, 20 other states already require the shot as part of standard immunizations. Statistics show that more than 1,000 people contract the disease each year, 10% to 15% die from the disease.
———————————–
The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit Fulton County, just before 5:00 PM Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 2 miles west of Johnstown. There are no reports of damage or injuries.
—————————–
The state DEC announced that some deer management permits will be available to hunters again starting Sunday. The permits allow hunters to take antlerless deer in specified wildlife management units as a way to control populations. The permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis at state hunting license sales outlets. The application fee is $10. A list of units with available permits can be accessed at dec.ny.gov.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 10-29-15

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 10-28-15

New York State’s crisis with heroin will require attention from several factions of society in the coming year. Area Assemblyman Cliff Crouch recently serviced on a task force that went around the state seeking input, one of the problems is that those seeking treatment following an overdose are not getting adequate coverage to tackling the problem:

(Cliff Crouch 10-28-15)

Crouch also said Heroin has become very cheap for users, that Law Enforcement officials can not simply arrest heroin users & expect that to correct the problem. The task force will compile their findings & seek to pass legislation next year to tackle the issue.
————————————
Sidney Village officials still need to talk to a good percentage of property owners in the flood prone River Street area about their options for their homes, as part of the plan to get people out of harms way before future flooding strikes. Mayor Andy Matviak comments:

(Andy Matviak 10-28-15)

Matviak said that FEMA recently stepped up and made money available for those who wish to Elevate their homes in much of the affected area, making that a more realistic option than before. Those who want to schedule meeting with village officials can set up appointments at 561-2320.
—————————————-
Governor Cuomo committed another $5,000,000 to the Catskills for promotion purposes next year. Delaware County Chamber President Ray Pucci said that promotion has to be aimed a different type of tourist than those that visited in past decades:

(Ray Pucci 10-28-15)

Pucci said that the governor also committed to moving the “Adirondack Challenge” of the last several years, to become the “Catskills Challenge” next year.
—————————————
State Police & New Hartford Police executed a search warrant at the Word of Life Christian Church in Chadwicks this morning. Bruce and Deborah Leonard face manslaughter charges in the beating death of their son, 19-year-old Lucas Leonard in the church earlier this month. 4 other church members face assault charges in the beating of the couple’s other son, 17-year-old Christopher Leonard.
——————————-
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Port Dickinson for running a stop sign. 37 year old Neil Wesley of Port Dickinson was charged with DWI, Operating with a BAC over .08% BAC, Refusing to submit to a Pre Screen Breath Device, Passing a Stop Sign, and driving an Uninspected Motor Vehicle. He was released to appear at a later date in the Town of Dickinson Court.
—————-

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office & State Police arrested 21 year old Devyn Clum of Bloomville for 2nd & 3rd degree Arson, for intentionally setting fires in Bloomville on Halloween night, 2012, & for 2nd degree Burglary & Petty Larceny, for allegedly breaking into a seasonal residence in Bloomville this summer & stealing power tools. Clum was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $75,000 cash bail pending future court action
——————————-
The City of Oneonta, Cleinman Performance Partners & Asbury Gardens announced plans to build a memorial park to Oneonta’s late Mayor Dick Miller. Plans call for a memorial at the southwest corner of the intersection of Main Street & the Lettis Highway. Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig comments:

(Gary Herzig 10-28-15)

Herzig said that the project should be completed at the end of spring; the plot of land is next to a Victorian House currently occupied by the Benson Insurance agency.
—————————-
The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings to women 40 and older who are uninsured. Today from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Walton Family Planning, 130 North Street, Walton appointments are requested at 1-888-345-0225.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 10-27-15

State Police responded to a fatal Motor Vehicle Accident on County Route 8 in the Town of Pittsfield. Troopers discovered 50 year old Guillermo Soto of Morris had apparently lost control of his vehicle for an unknown reason, and struck a tree, he was found deceased in the driver’s seat with his seat belt on. Otsego County Coronor’s office responded to the scene and Soto was taken to Fox Hospital in Oneonta for a possible autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.
———————————-
State Police arrested 33 year old Howard Archer of Unadilla for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and criminal possession of marihuana 5th, they also arrested 58 year old John Barkman of Sidney for unlawful possession of marihuana, after a vehicle stop when Archer was observed speeding on State Highway 8 in the Town of Unadilla. Police detected the odor of marijuana & a search of the vehicle and two occupants was conducted, they were issued tickets returnable to the Town of Guilford court on November 3rd.
——————————
For every dollar New York sends to Washington it receives about 91 cents back in federal spending, compared to a national average of nearly $1.22, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. New York ranked 46th in the nation in its balance of payments between the amount it generated in federal taxes and the amount of federal government spending it received. , New York contributed $10,896 per capita in tax revenue to the federal budget, nearly a third more than the national average, and received an estimated $9,885 in per capita federal spending, slightly below the nationwide average.
—————————-
State Police arrested 29-year-old Veronica Winchell of Andes, for menacing, criminal mischief, resisting arrest & harassment 2nd and 51 year old Marc Goodkin of Andes for 3rd degree Assault. Troopers responded to domestic dispute in Andes, Winchell physically resisted being handcuffed, & during processing Winchell damaged a window blind. Bother were arraigned & were remanded to the Delaware County jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 property bond, they face court action on Thursday.
———————————-
the City of Oneonta & Cleinman Performance Partners & Asbury Gardens announced plans to build a memorial park to Oneonta’s late Mayor Dick Miller. Plans call for a memorial at the southwest corner of the intersection of Main Street & Lettis Highway, with year round plantings, benches, a walkway & a sculpture garden.
—————————-

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office & State Police arrested 24-year-old Ruslan Opatskyy of Binghamton in connection with the armed robbery at the Mirabito Gas Station in the Town of Windsor on Thursday. Opatskyy has been charged with 2nd degree robbery & faces court action in the Town of Windsor Court at a later date. Opatskyy and Catherine Boyea-Kaninsky, 21 of Port Crane were also charged with 2nd degree robbery for the armed robbery at the Kwik Fill Gas Station in Port Crane last Tuesday.
——————————————–
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 78-year-old Frank Kriz of Oxford with 2 counts of Identity Theft, for allegedly opening 5 lines of credit using other people’s information. Kriz was arraigned in the Town of Oxford Court and was released on his own recognizance to return at a later date.
————————————————–
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Michael Beckwith of New Berlin for 2nd degree Harassment & Resisting Arrest. Beckwith is accused of making several threats towards arresting Deputies & for resisting arrest. Beckwith was arraigned in the Town of North Norwich Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail. Beckwith is to reappear in court at a later date to answer to his charges.
———————————————————–
Commerce Chenango will hold a “Meet the Candidates” session on October 27th, As part of the SFCU Business After Hours event. The session will be held at the SFCU Norwich branch, at County Road 32 & State Highway 23, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, among those confirmed to attend are State Senate candidates Fred Akshar & Barbara Fiala, along with several local Norwich and Chenango County candidates.
——————————-
The Chenango County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting date is tonight at the Silo Restaurant in Greene. A short film entitled “Every Farmer” produced by New York Farm Bureau will be shown. There will be FFA students and teachers from several schools present along with NY State Legislators & local officials. Agriculture is still the number one industry in New York State and Chenango County.
—————-

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 10-26-15

State Police arrested 30-year-old Todd Hamilton of Unadilla for menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, 35-year-old Nathan Diamond of Unadilla and 33-year-old Jodi Babcock of Sidney for criminal possession of a controlled substance on Thursday. Troopers responded to report of a two men fighting in a car in Preston. Hamilton was driving, he allegedly tried to stab Diamond with a knife, and Babcock called 911. The 3 were found to be in possession of heroin, they were arraigned in Town of Oxford court and were remanded to the Chenango County jail on bail pending court action Tuesday.
——————————————–
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced that Tax collections of $38.2 billion through the first half of the fiscal year were $675.6 million higher than the latest projections largely due to strong personal income tax receipts. The General Fund ended the first half of the year with a balance 33% higher than the year earlier, largely because of legal settlement dollars. Tax receipts through the first six months were 11.7% higher than the same period last year, and collections in September were 16.2% higher than a year earlier.
————————————
State Senator Jim Seward will be in Oneonta this afternoon, at City Hall he will be joined by City of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, Acting City Manager Meg Hungerford, and other city officials. Seward will discuss his mandate relief legislation that would provide state aid to Oneonta and other SUNY-host municipalities.
—————————————

Governor Cuomo announced an additional 5 million dollars to be spent to advertise the outdoor activities & vacation spots in the Catskills next year:

(Cuomo 10-26-15)

Cuomo also announced that the Adirondack challenge would move to the Catskills next year, to further publicize the Catskills.
—————————–
State Police and the Broome County Sheriff’s Department arrested 2 people Friday, after a string of convenient store armed robberies. State Police arrested 24 year old Ruslan Opatskyy of Binghamton & 21 year old Cathrine Boyea-Kaninsky of Port Crane for 2nd degree Robbery 2nd. Both are accused of committing the October 20th armed robbery of the Kwik Fill Gas Station in Port Crane, they were arraigned in the Town of Fenton court and held without bail at the Broome County jail. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.
—————————————————-
State Police arrested 19-year-old Daniel Dumond of Milford for DWI & unauthorized use of a vehicle. The arrest occurred after troopers responded to a single car accident on Upper Dutch Hill Road in the Town of Milford. Dumond was driving while intoxicated when he rolled the vehicle, he was driving the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am without permission from the owner. Dumond was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Milford court on November 3rd.
——————————————
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and State Police arrested 32-year-old Erin Harrington of Unadilla, on charges of forgery & petty larceny. Harrington is accused of stealing money from the Sidney Youth Football Program following a recent fundraising event. Harrington is further accused of then trying to cover up her theft by creating a fictitious document purporting to be from the Sheriff’s Office to try to convince officials that the money had been stolen from the Harrington residence during a burglary that did not happen. Harrington was also issued traffic tickets charging her with operating an uninsured motor vehicle with a suspended registration. Harrington was and released on recognizance pending a future appearance in the Town of Sidney Court.
—————————————-
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office graduated 6 new officers professionally trained in equine mounted patrol activities. The mounted patrol was re-established in 2012,it is made up of a team of officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout the County. the horses will be used for searches in Delaware County where much of the county is not accessible by conventional methods.
———————————–
Pathfinder Village of Edmeston, announced that a Donor & press event for the new $1.2 million Dr. William Streck Community Health Center would be held on Friday November 6th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The new 3,800 sq. ft. Streck Health Center is just east of Pathfinder Village, off of NYS Route 80, Pathfinder Village will lease the new facility to Bassett Healthcare Network, which will oversee medical operations. The new health center replaces an older, smaller clinic in Edmeston, and is expected to offer expanded access to healthcare services to area residents.
——————————–

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 10-23-15

The Norwich Business Improvement District announced a full line up of events for the annual Pumpkin Festival on Friday, October 23rd through Saturday the 24th in Norwich. Today, from 5:30-7:00 pm is the Giant Pumpkin Contest-Weigh In, On Saturday; events include a Pumpkin Bake-Off Contest, the YMCA Halloween Parade, Horse & Wagon Rides, and music with Kaitlyn Jackson and the Hometown Ban& The Beadle Brothers, followed by fireworks at the end of the evening.
————————
State Senator Jim Seward announced that he is sponsoring a pair of free senior scam prevention forums in Oneonta and Cooperstown on Friday. Senator Seward is partnering with the State Department of State to notify senior citizens, caregivers, and others about the alarming trend of senior targeted scams. The forums will take place today from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Elm Park Church, 401 Chestnut Street in Oneonta & from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Cooperstown Village Offices, 22 Main Street in Cooperstown. The forums are free and open to the public.
—————————-

Governor Cuomo introduced regulations through the New York State Human Rights Law that bans harassment and discrimination against transgender people.

(Cuomo 10-23-15)

These regulations affirm that all transgender individuals are protected under the State’s Human Rights Law, and all public and private employers, housing providers, businesses, creditors and others should know that discrimination against transgender persons is unlawful, it’s the first time that any Governor has issued regulations to prohibit harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender identity, transgender status or gender dysphoria.
—————————-
State Police responded to a Chenango County 911 report of an unattended death at 162 One Eye Street in South Plymouth. The deceased woman has been identified as 25-year-old Kristina Wilkinson, She was found unresponsive by friends when she did not show up for work Thursday. An autopsy was performed at Lourdes Hospital, the results are pending. While investigating this death, troopers observed marijuana in the home of 50-year-old Mark Pontario. Following the execution of a search warrant police found about 1.7 pounds of marihuana, 18 marihuana plants, marihuana growing equipment and an unregistered handgun. State Police arrested Pontario for criminal possession of marihuana, criminal possession of a firearm and unlawfully growing cannabis. Pontario was arraigned and was remanded to the Chenango County jail with no bail set at this time.
———————
Delaware County Public Health sent two specimens to State Rabies Laboratory and both tested positive for rabies this week. A raccoon in the Town of Sidney tested positive for rabies, no human exposures were reported. In the Town of Hamden a skunk tested positive for rabies. The skunk reportedly attacked a young unvaccinated calf; the calf was euthanized soon after the incident. Two people from Hamden are receiving rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, after being exposed the rabies virus. 3 animals have tested positive for rabies in Delaware County this year. To report a suspected rabid animal call Delaware County Public Health Services at 832-5200. more information about rabies is available at 832-5200 or delawarecountypublichealth.com.
————-
Governor Cuomo today announced 5 Million dollars in funding to assist the Catskill region for promotion for next year. Delaware County Chamber Of Commerce Presdnet Ray Pucci Comments:

(Ray Pucci 10-23-15)

Part of today’s announcement includes shifting the annual Adirondack Challenge into the Catskill Challenge, with more details to be released shortly.
——————-
Pink Faith of Chenango County and Broome County will hold their 3rd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fundariser tomorrow 1-5 PM at The River Club of Afton. Spokesperson Wendy Stooler comments:

(Wendy Stooler 10-23-15)

Admission to the event is $10 per person which includes the River Club Buffet.
———————————-
The Oneonta department of public service will conduct an additional week of brush & yard waste removal next week for the entire city. Residents are encouraged to review the programs regulations at oneonta.ny.us, or by calling 432-2100.
——————————–
Governor Cuomo today announced $1 million in funding is available to assist new farmers begin their careers. the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund will provide grants of up to 50 percent of total project costs. Funds may provide a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $50,000 for up to 50 percent of project costs with the remaining 50 percent being matched by the recipient. The application and guidelines for the Fund are available online at regionalcouncils.ny.gov; the deadline for submission is January 22, 2016.
—————————————-

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 10-22-15

38-year-old Dwight Burton of Johnson City will appear in Johnson City Court Friday afternoon, he faces charges of murder & arson in connection with the house fire at 145 Floral Avenue in Johnson City early Monday morning. 2 women were injured & were sent to the Upstate University hospital burn unit in Syracuse, 2 small boys died in the fire.
———————–
State Police arrested 34 year old Zenaida Montanez of Endwell, for driving while impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a weapon & criminal possession of a controlled substance they also arrested 60 year old Gulberto Montanez of Endwell for 2 counts of criminal possession of a weapon & 1 count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Trooper’s responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a vehicle driven by a woman while a man was seen holding a handgun on State Route 17 in Vestal, Troopers found the vehicle in the Town of Dickinson; police found weapons and crack cocaine. Zenaida Montanez was issued a ticket returnable to the Town of Dickinson on November 3rd while Gulberto was arraigned & was remanded to the Broome County jail with no bail set.
———————————
The State Assembly Task Force on the Heroin crisis held their 6th forum in Binghamton this week, local assemblyman Cliff crouch serves on that task force. Crouch told WCDO News that law enforcement officials testified that more has to be done from outside law enforcement:

(Crouch 10-22-15)

Crouch also said that part of the problem is that insurance and Medicaid covers 3 days of coverage after an overdose, which usually needs 7 days to get passed the high pain levels of withdrawal from heroin.
———————————-
State Police arrested 26-year-old Joshua Gould of Exeter for 3rd degree Assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and unlawful imprisonment. The arrest occurred after a report of a domestic dispute Tuesday in the Town of Exeter. Troopers determined that Gould allegedly physically restrained his Girlfriend, chocked her and caused an injury to her head. Gould was arraigned and was remanded to the Otsego County jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond & an order of protection was issued.
——————————————
The Delaware county Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Former Director Ray Pucci of the town of Meredith returned October 1st, replacing Mary Beth Silano who relocated to Connecticut. Pucci served as Delaware county Chamber executive director through 2001 when he took a position at Coldwell banker Timberland Properties in Margaretville.
———————–
Magic City Music Hall opens this weekend with a free show Friday and hit makers REO Speedwagon, on Sunday. Magic City owner Stu Green comments:

(Stu Green 10-22-15)

The free concert will be an Ozzy Osbourne tribute band Friday at the new location: 1240 Front Street in the Northgate Plaza.
—————————-

Governor Cuomo signed multiple pieces of legislation designed to protect and further women’s equality in New York State. The new laws will help achieve pay equity, strengthen human trafficking laws and protections for domestic violence victims and end pregnancy discrimination in all workplaces. The Governor also announced that New York State has allocated a total of $6.4 million for Sexual Assault Prevention and Assistance providers across the State.
—————————–

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 10-21-15

The push is on for the 10 sections of the state to compete for 1.5 million dollars in stated funding, in the 2015 regional econimic development zones competition. Each of the 10 Councils from around the state will make a presentation to the SIAT over a three-day period as part of the competition, so far, nearly $3 billion has been awarded through the REDC process to support over 3,100 projects statewide, which created or retained more than 150,000 jobs statewide. Later this fall, economic development grants will again be awarded through the REDC competition, with 3 councils receiving up to an additional $500 million to use over a 5-year period.
——————————–
On Tuesday afternoon at about 2:10 pm, State Police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Runway Food Mart, Gulf Gas Station, on Martin Hill Road in the town of Colesville. State Police are currently seeking one suspect, a white male, small build, wearing a blue sweatshirt and jeans. A handgun and knife were displayed and the suspect was last seen exiting the gas station on foot in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is requested to contact State Police at 775-1241.
———————-
On Tuesday morning, a Delaware County Correctional Facility inmate was arrested and charged with assaulting another inmate at the County Jail last week. Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged 19 year old Michael Fairbairn of Sidney, for 2nd degree Assault, for allegedly punching another inmate in the face several times, causing injuries requiring medical treatment. Fairbairn, who was being held on a burglary charge pending in Delaware County Court at the time of the assault, he was arraigned and was returned to the Delaware County Jail on the previous County Court order, on $10,000 cash bail.
————————–
The Oneonta city department of public service has completed the flushing of water mains in the city’s west end. Officials announced that the final phase of low service flushing would begin next week in the 6th ward, starting on Monday & lasting several weeks. Water may be discolored or pressure may be low during the flushing, more information is available at 432-2100.
—————————
The Oneonta planning commission will hold their next regular meeting this evening. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of Oneonta City Hall.
——————————

Sidney republicans & Democrats co-hosted a candidate’s forum at the Sidney Library Smart Community Room Last night. The main part of the forum was the chance for voters to hear from County Family Court Judge candidates Gary Rosa & Porter Kirkwood. Rosa told WCDO News why he felt he should be the first Delaware County Family Court Judge:

(Gary Rosa 10-21-15)

County Attorney Porter Kirkwood told WCDO News why he felt he should be the first county court judge:

(Porter Kirkwood 10-21-15)

4 candidates are running for 2 seats on the Sidney town board, they are incumbent Bill Heath, Former town Council man Eric Wilson as well as Loddie Marsh & Jeannette Hinckley, who each gave introductory comments at the Sidney Library Forum last night.
——————————
Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties will celebrate the grand opening of a new office at 19 Union Street, Sidney with an open house today from 4:30-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The open house. located in the Community Bank Building. The event will include office tours, refreshments and live music.
————————————–
The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings to women 40 and older who are uninsured or underinsured. The Bassett Coach will be available from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Family Planning of Walton, 130 North Street. Appointments are requested at 1-888-345-0225.
—————————–
The Town of Sidney Zoning board of appeals will conduct a public hearing on today at 7:00 pm at the Sidney Civic Center Room 204. The main Issue will be to determine if the Code Official’s finding of “Pre-existing non-conforming use” is proper, in regards to further developing the KOA campground at 242 Union Church Road in Franklin. Interested parties may attend and will be heard if desired.
—————————
An American Red Cross Blood drive will be held in Sidney today, from 1:30 to 6:30 PM at Tri-Town Regional Hospital. Those wishing to donate can do so with a download of the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 10-21-15