WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 10-9-15

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office & Sidney Village Police arrested 38-year-old Richard Swislosky of Sidney following a sting operation and the execution of a search warrant on a vehicle in the Village Sidney Thursday. Swislosky was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, & 9 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, he is accused of possessing heroin with intent to sell, & of possessing 9 counterfeited $20 bills. Investigators seized heroin, a color printer/copier & Swislosky’s vehicle; he was arraigned in the Village of Sidney Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility without bail pending further court action.
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Area assemblyman Pete Lopez announced that he would seek the Republican nomination for the 19th congressional district seat. Current Congressman Chris Gibson announced that he would not seek re-election in 2016, for that congressional seat, and will pursue other interests. Lopez will face a challenge from former Assemblyman John Faso for the Republican nomination.
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Governor Cuomo today announced that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website has won the 2015 Pinnacle Award from the National Association of Government Web Professionals. The DMV won in the state and non-governmental organization category, and also picked up a Members’ Choice distinction. Available services include ordering replacement driver licenses, renewing registrations on mobile devices, signing up to receive license and registration renewal reminders via email and text, and carrying out more than 35 other transactions. Customers completed more than 5.5 million transactions on the website last year.

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This will be the last weekend of the year for Action at I-88 Speedway in Afton. Track spokesperson Denise Page explains:

(Denise Page 10-9-15)

Races will begin both Friday & Saturday nights at 7:00 PM; more information is available at I88speedway.com.A
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The Taste of the Catskills Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday, at the Maple Shade Farm in Delhi. The Festival will include food from local farms, restaurants & Micro-Breweries & Live music. On Sunday, Catskill Mountainkeeper will screen their documentary “Catskill Park,” More information & ticket purchases can be accessed at TasteoftheCatskills.com.
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The B-Sens open their regular season Saturday, when they host the Albany Devils at 7:05 PM. Binghamton Senators Team president Tom Mitchell expects a good season this year:

(Tom Mitchell 10-9-15)

Tickets are available by calling the Binghamton Senators at 722-7367, or at the Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
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The Deposit Chamber of Commerce will host a special day for area children Sunday. Children can enjoy Free Cotton Candy, pumpkin face painting, a Jump House, a Zoo Mobile, a Free Bike giveaway, as well as vendors and Music from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM on Front Street in Deposit.
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The Bainbridge Rotary club will hold their 3rd annual Fall Festival Saturday at General Clinton Park. Rotary Spokesperson Doddy Crissell explains:

(Doddy Crissell 10-9-15)

The event will run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday.

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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 10-8-15

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrested 26-year-old Amy Brooks of Sidney & 26-year-old Mark Rathbun of Franklin Tuesday. Brooks was tracked down by Canine Ozzie after she fled from Rathbun’s residence into the woods, Brooks was arrested on the Village of Sidney Court Bench Warrant for Violation of the Terms of her Release on charges of 2nd degree Burglary & Petty Larceny, she was additionally charged by deputies with Resisting Arrest. Rathbun was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration. Brooks was arraigned in the Town of Franklin Court & was ordered held on $7,000 cash bail, Rathbun was also arraigned in the Town of Franklin Court & was ordered to be held on $2,000 cash bail.
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Tonight at 6:30 pm there will be a free training on Heroin & Opioid Overdose Prevention at the Sidney Fire Department on River Street. The training will be provided by the Southern Tier Aids Program, it will include how to learn the signs and symptoms of heroin and opioid overdose, how to use NARCAN to respond to an overdose situation & participants can receive a Free NARCAN kit. The event is open to the community. Registration is requested at 829-3000.
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The Leadership Chenango Kick-off Dinner will be tonight at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich, with Registration at 5:00 PM& the Dinner at 6:00 PM.

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The Oneonta Police Department announced the arrest of 2 people on drug charges after they served a search warrant at 195 Main Street Wednesday morning. Arrested were 34-year-old Nelson Canales of Oneonta & 31 year old Jamie Osborne of Oneonta, for Criminal possession of a controlled substance, Canales was also charged with 2nd menacing. The Oneonta Police uncovered crack cocaine, prescription narcotics & 2 replica firearms. The Otsego County Sheriff’s Department assisted Oneonta Police with the investigation.
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State Police arrested 26 year old Christopher Kuiper of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawfully fleeing police in a vehicle, reckless driving and several other charges, after a trooper observed a Nissan making an illegal U-turn on I-81 in the Town of Dickinson. Kuiper allegedly failed to stop for pursuing troopers, he is accused of driving at speeds up to 90 miles an hour through the Prospect mountain work zone to State Route 17, he braked hard and his vehicle was struck by state police vehicle. Kuiper exited the vehicle was arrested without incident. Kuiper was found to unlawfully possess Percocet and marihuana; he was arraigned & was remanded to the Broome County jail on $1,000 cash bail. Police stated that the pursuit lasted 4 minutes and covered 9 miles.
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Governor Cuomo announced that over $32 million in federal highway safety grants have been awarded to 541 highway safety programs throughout New York State to improve overall highway safety and reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries due to crashes. Locally, funding will go to the Binghamton police department, Broome County Sheriffs department, Deposit Police, Sidney village police, Delaware county sheriffs department, Oneonta city police and the Otsego county sheriff’s department. The funding was awarded to New York State by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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The Chenango Arts Council announced a 20% increase in funding from the New York State Council on the Arts for the 2016 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Grant Program. $129,280 is available to non-profit organizations and artists who partner with an eligible non-profit for cultural initiatives in 2016. Funding is available for grants up to $5,000 each to support Community Arts and Arts Education grants in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties. The deadline for 2016 grant application is Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Opportunities are for projects through December 31, 2016. More information is available at Chenangoarts.org or 336-ARTS.
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The Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties will offer free health screenings to women 40 and older that are uninsured Friday. The Bassett mobile Screening Coach will be available from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Family Planning of Oneonta, 37 Dietz Street in Oneonta. Appointments are requested at 1-888-345-0225.
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Friday through Sunday, Hartwick College in Oneonta will celebrate True Blue Weekend 2015. The weekend opens Friday with the Hartwick Golf Classic at the Oneonta Country Club, the True Blue Kickoff Party; a Men’s Soccer game on Elmore Field, Saturday includes the Golden Jubilee breakfast, and feature a series of tours and alumni presentations. A Pep Rally Parade and Varsity Football game, Sunday will feature the College’s annual memorial gathering in the Shineman Chapel House, as well as a Legacy Family breakfast, more information on and the full schedule are available at HartwickAlumni.org/TrueBlue or 431-4064.
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Lake Placid officially opened today; they welcomed several USA Luge athletes for the first official runs of the season this morning. The Olympians will be practicing at the Lake Placid site each morning through the end of this month. World cup racing will be held at Lake Placid in December.
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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 10-7-15

State Police arrested 58 year old Arthur Veprovsky last night, following a stand off at Lower Third Brook Road in Walton. Police responded to the report of a domestic dispute that led to a lengthy stand off. After several hours, Veprovsky was taken into custody and was processed late last night; more details are expected to be released shortly.
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Governor Cuomo and state leaders attended the 3rd Beer Wine & Cider Summit today in Albany, the governor said that changes in antiquated laws could help get upstate product into the New York City Bars, restaurants & Hotels:

(Cuomo 10-7-15)

The growth of the industry in the last three years has been dramatic, even with the impediments into the New York City market. Locally the growing of hops and the growth of microbreweries has assisted in growing the local economy. Among those participating in the summit today were local lawmakers, Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Bill Magee.
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37-year-old Dushon Goldwire of Binghamton has been indicted on a charge of attempted murder, in connection with a July 30th shooting in Binghamton. Goldwire is accused of attempting to shoot 26-year-old Michael Perez following a confrontation, Perez was not injured. Goldwire faces court action in Broome County Court shortly.
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The sentencing of former State Senator Tom Libous has been postponed until after Libous completes another round of Chemo Therapy. U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti today scheduled Libous’s sentencing back to November 24th, from October 30th, Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI regarding using his political influence to get his son Matthew into a politically connected White Plains Law Firm, he faces up to 5 years in prison. Matthew Libous is serving a 6-month sentence for tax fraud.
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The next free Otsego County Rabies clinic will be held today in Otego. THE clinic will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Otego Fire Department.
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Sidney Native, Author & long time Broadcaster Chuck D’Imperio will be the guest tonight at the Bainbridge Historical Society meeting. The Meeting begins at 7:00 PM at the Bainbridge Museum at 38 South Main Street; more information is available at 967-8546.
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The New York State Police will conduct graduation exercises for its 2015 Canine Handler Basic School at the State Police Academy in Albany Thursday afternoon. The 12 graduates include members from the New York State Police, Schenectady Police Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Office. State police officials stated that
Trooper Darrell Dening, & Canine Kin & Trooper Timothy Kressly & Canine Bryant will be assigned to Troop C.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced agreements with Auburn Community Hospital in Auburn and Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, in Binghamton that will bolster their language assistance and financial aid services. Both hospitals serve increasingly diverse communities Schneiderman said that implementing and revisiting language assistance and financial aid policies would work to ensure the hospital’s services remain available to individuals regardless of their English proficiency or ability to pay.
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 10-6-15

Governor Cuomo Renewed his call this weekend for national lawmakers to pass gun control legislation, following the latest mass shooting in Oregon, and the shooting of his Legal Aide Carey Gabay last month during gang violence at a New York City Parade:

(Cuomo 10-6-15)

Cuomo said that New York has some of the toughest gun control laws on the books, but people sneaking in guns from other states can easily undermine them.
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State police responded to 2106 Richmond Road in the Town of Union, where they uncovered a methamphetamine-manufacturing lab. Police arrested 34 year old Andrew Honnick of Endicott, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance & Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine & 47 year old Martine Ritz of Endicott, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, & Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine. Police also charged 47-year-old Robert White of Endicott with Unlawful Possessions of Marihuana. Honnick and Ritz were arraigned and remanded to the Broome County Jail with out bail. White was arraigned and sent to the Broome County Jail in lieu of $250.00 cash bail.
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Governor Cuomo signed legislation to strengthen financial support for the families of terrorist attack victims. The new bill will allow insurers to waive commission fees associated with the purchase of annuity insurance for families affected by any terrorist attack on the United States, expanding on the current law which only allows a waiver for families affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks. Insurers will now be able to offer their services pro-bono and provide further financial relief to families.
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Wall Street’s profits were strong in the first half of 2015 at $11.3 billion, and may have positioned New York City’s securities industry for a good year despite recent economic developments, according to a report by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Despite new regulations and the high cost of legal settlements related to the 2008 financial crisis, securities industry profits were strong in 2013 and 2014, averaging $16.3 billion annually they were even stronger during the first half of this year by 29% over last year.
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Last month, the Canadian Pacific Railway completed the sale to Norfolk Southern of more than 280 miles of track from Schenectady, through the Southern Tier to Sunbury, Pennsylvania. The sale meant that Canadian Pacific ceased rail operations on that corridor as of September 18th, it also means that the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will not operate on that line in the communities formerly visited by the Train, Canadian Pacific announced that they will make 1 final donation to the food pantries affected by the sale in the southern tier this year.
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Operation Merry Christmas Sign-ups are underway for the coming holiday season. The giveaway day this year will be on Saturday, December 12th. More information is available at 967-8119, 563-8119 or on the Operation Merry Christmas Facebook Page.
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A fire at 1133 Webb Hill Road in Davenport destroyed the Gannon residence yesterday. Firefighters from Davenport, Pindars Corners, and East Meredith Fire Departments responded to call, which went out at around 10:45 Monday morning. Officials said that the homeowner was not home at the time, no injuries among firefighters were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold the GET SET Energy Efficiency Workshop on from 6:00-7:30 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension on State Route 10 in Hamden tonight. More information is available at 865-6531 or ccedelaware.org.
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The Broadway Theater League is celebrating a major anniversary this year, with a season of classic Broadway shows, starting tonight & tomorrow night at the Forum Theater in Binghamton, according to Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment:

(Tina Niles 10-16-15)

Tickets are still available for “42nd Street” at the Arena Box Office & Ticketmaster.com.
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The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting tonight. The meeting will get underway at 7:00 PM at the common Council Chambers at Oneonta City Hall.
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The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a SPECIAL Board of Education Meeting this evening in the District Conference room at 6:30 PM to discuss the contract of a particular individual.

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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 10-5-15

At about 12:45 this afternoon, the DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus in Masonville, was evacuated, after a note was found indicating a threat to the building. The School Resource Officer and the building principal contacted local law enforcement officials, who responded immediately. Students and staff were moved to the lower yard, where they remained until either their district transportation arrived. The building was declared safe for re-entry at 2:03 p.m.   The investigation is continuing.

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Governor Cuomo today announced nearly $710,000 in state grants to 51 police departments and sheriffs’ offices across the state for the purchase of electronic fingerprinting equipment. This new equipment will replace existing devices that either malfunction or are obsolete. Locally, the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office received $10,000 & the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office: $18,131 for two devices
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Basil Seggos will be the new commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection. Seggos was Governor Cuomo’s deputy secretary for the environment; he replaces Joseph Martens, who resigned from the post in July.
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On Sunday afternoon, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 63-year-old Patricia Carlson of Delhi for felony DWI, & felony aggravated unlicensed operation, following an investigation of a 1-car motor vehicle accident on Archie Elliot Road in the Town of Meredith. Carlson was additionally charged with unlicensed operator, operating a motor vehicle with an open container of an alcoholic beverage & failure to keep right, she was arraigned in Delhi Town Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $1000 bail.
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The Official launch & open house of the Otsego Now Regional Workforce Training Center initiative and announcement of significant grants, will be tomorrow morning in Oneonta. State Senator Jim Seward helped to secure the grants and guide the through the CFA process, for capital improvements to outfit the center. Seward is scheduled to attend the ceremonies beginning at 10:30 AM Tuesday at the Offices of Otsego Now at 189 Main Street on the 5th floor.
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Camp Hope Veterans Outreach announced a Launch party Fundraiser on Sunday October 18th, at the Unadilla Community Field, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. The organization seeks to build a facility in Sidney, where dogs will be trained to assist veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. More information is available camp hope veterans.org. or at the Camp Hope veteran Outreach Facebook page.
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Fire fighters from 3 area departments responded to the report of a Structure fire at 1133 Webb Hill Road in the town of Davenport. The fire was reported at about 10:50 this morning, WCDO News will have more details as they become available.
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Oneonta Police arrested 47-year-old John Nack of Oneonta on felony drug charges. Nack was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, for illegally possessing & selling heroin in August. Nack was arrested at the Otsego County jail where he was being held on other charges, he was arraigned in County Court and sent back to the County jail, pending later court appearances.
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Early Saturday morning, Binghamton Police responded to a 911 call of gunshots near f Gerard Avenue & Murray Street. officers found a 20 year old male lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to the chest, he was taken to an area hospital and was listed in critical condition over the weekend. Binghamton Police charged 26 year old Walter Andino Jr. of Binghamton for attempted Murder, he was arraigned in City Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail, the . investigation is continuing and the Binghamton Police encourage anyone with information to call the Detective Bureau at 772-7080.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced the arrests of 68-year-old Kenneth Cohn and his wife, 64-year-old Sharon Cohn of Binghamton, for allegedly violating the Workers’ Compensation law and illegally obtaining over $1 million from the Medicaid system. while owning & operating Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi, Incorporated. The Cohns were charged with Grand Larceny, Offering a False Instrument for Filing among other charges, they were arraigned in Binghamton City Court.
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Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 24-year-old Anthony Leggiere of Oxford for driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a rollover motor vehicle accident on September 27th on County Road 10 in the Town of Preston. Leggiere was brought to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for processing and released on appearance tickets to a sober third party. Leggiere has a later date in the Town of Preston Court.
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The Sidney Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle accident in the early morning hours of October 4th on Grand Street Extension. A garbage dumpster was flipped up on its side and a utility pole next to the dumpster was almost severed in half. An eyewitness reported that a white female operating a black SUV had struck the dumpster and utility pole after leaving the village parking lot. The Sidney Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person and vehicle involved in this accident. The vehicle should have extensive damage to its front end. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sidney Police Department
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Fire Prevention Week is underway, and the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is reminding all New Yorkers of the importance of having working smoke alarms throughout their homes. The National Fire Protection Association urges everyone to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement, to connect all smoke alarms throughout the home so that all sound when one initially goes off. Everyone is also encouraged to test alarms monthly, replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old & make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.
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The Delaware County Department of Economic Development will hold three public meetings to discuss the proposed “Bed Tax” for Delaware County in the lodging and accommodating businesses. The public meetings will be held in Delhi today, in Margaretville on October 7th and Hancock on October 12th. All meeting will be at the town halls and will begin at 6:00 PM. More information is available at 746-8595.
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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 10-2-15

Approximately 460,000 New York Medicaid recipients diagnosed with diabetes received diabetes-related services costing more than $1.2 billion in state fiscal year 2013-14, according to a report released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The report notes that about 1.6 million adult New Yorkers, or 10.3% of the adult population, have been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, which is higher than the 3-year nationwide average of 9.6%.
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Runners from all over will participate in this year’s “Pit Run” Sunday. The annual race will begin at 10:45 at Neahwa Park in Oneonta, it is named in honor of Late State Police Investigator Rick Parisian of Oneonta, who died trying to stop an armed robbery at an Oneonta supermarket in 1994.
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The last day to register to vote in the November 3rd General Election for Delaware county residents is Friday October 9, 2015, it is also the last day for the Board of Elections to receive an enrollment change to be effective for 2016. The 52nd Senate District covering Deposit and Hancock has a 1-year vacancy. County Court Judge and County Family Court Judge and many town offices are up for election. Absentee ballots, sample ballots with any propositions for the General Election are available at the Board of Elections Office in Delhi, Registration Forms and Absentee Ballot applications may be downloaded from co.delaware.ny.us/departments.
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Fire Prevention Safety Week is this Sunday October 4th through Saturday October 10th. The Franklin Fire department will hold their 2nd annual open house & public safety day on Sunday, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM, with free refreshments, free smoke detectors & participation with the American Red cross, Delaware county sheriff’s department state police & Bassett health care among others. The Franklin fire department is located at 351 Main Street.
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The Oxford American Legion Auxiliary will host a luncheon for veterans tomorrow. The luncheon will take place between 12:00 Noon and 3:00 PM at the fort hill post 376 at 17 south Washington Avenue in oxford, more information is available at 843-8166.
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Delaware County Public Health Services announces that the next free Rabies Vaccination Clinic For dogs, cats, and ferrets on October 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Delhi Fire Hall at 140 Delview Terrace. This will be the last rabies clinic for 2015 for Delaware County; more information is available at 832-5200 or delawarecountypublichealth.com.
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The Sidney high school athletic department announced that directions are available to the Sullivan West central school in Lake Huntington for tonight’s Sidney away game. The directions can be accessed on the Sidney central school district athletics web page.
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The Grand Finale Car Cruise-In will be held this Sunday in Sidney at the Thomas Z. Fagan airport, Cruise in Host Dick Talbot explains:

(Dick Talbot 10-2-15)

The day will start with a pancake breakfast served at the Sidney municipal Airport.
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The 2nd annual Protect Our Angels SIDS Awareness Walk will be held in Sidney Saturday in memory of area Babies lost to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The Walk will be Saturday from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM at Keith Clark Park in Sidney, more information & registration is available at protectourangels.org
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The Chenango County Council of the Arts will host a Drink Wine & Let’s Design workshop today from 6-9pm, Workshop fees are $35 for CCCA members and $45 for non-members, and includes workshop instruction, paint, palette, brushes and canvas. Classes are held in the Council’s art classroom at 27 West Main Street, Norwich. More information is available at 336-ARTS or chenangoarts.org.
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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 10-1-15

There are now 7 confirmed positive cases of pertussis in the Walton area, according to Delaware County Public Health. County officials are continuing to work with the Walton Central School, physicians, and the community to identify and notify students and residents that have possibly been exposed. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by cough. Pertussis begins with cold symptoms and cough, which becomes much worse over 1-2 weeks, it is generally treated with antibiotics. More information is available at 832-5200.
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AARP Smart Driver Course is being offered, it covers defensive driving techniques, changes in health, and up to date information on new changes in laws and road markings. The Cost for the course is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. The next area classes will be in BAINBRIDGE on November 9th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at St. Peter’s Church, Main Street, Bainbridge, more information is available at 563-7409. Another class is offered in DEPOSIT on October 31st at the Christ Episcopal Church, in Deposit. More information is available at 467-2811.
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The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting today in the District Conference Room at 6:00 PM. It is anticipated that the Board will move into executive session to discuss an employment issue, The business portion of the meeting is anticipated to start at 7:00 PM.

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Governor Cuomo announced today that state emergency responders & municipalities are gearing up for the possibility Hurricane Joaquin striking the state in the next few days:

(Cuomo 10-1-15)

Cuomo said that DEC has 250 staff from the Environmental Conservation Police, Forest Rangers and engineers ready in preparation for the storm. DEC will ready swift water rescue assets, assist municipalities to flooding preparation and work with 200 New York National Guard soldiers to perform the debris removal that began earlier today.
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Sidney Village residents in the flood prone areas are reminded to contact village officials to set up meetings & discuss their options for buyouts or home elevations. Sidney Mayor Andy Matviak comments:

(Andy Matviak 10-1-15)

Matviak said that the village recently received the buyout figures, so they can give firm numbers to interested property owners; who are invited to call the village offices to set up appointments at 561-2320.
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The Cuomo administration has awarded 175-million dollars to 5 new, large-scale clean energy projects. Officials said that the projects would help New York meet its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and rely less on fossil fuels. The projects include a wind farm, a biogas facility that turns food waste into electricity, and two hydroelectric facilities. The money comes from the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, a policy that aims to increase renewable energy, and is funded by small charges on electricity bills.
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State Police arrested 30-year-old Daniel Korenyik of South Kortright, for criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and criminal mischief, after troopers responded to a dispute. Troopers accused Korenyik of attempting to attack his mother with a knife, & then damaged a wall by stabbing it with the knife. Korenyik was arraigned and was released he faces court action on October 30, 2015.
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The Sidney Moose Lodge will be closed starting today through October 10th. Officials told WCDO that necessary repairs are being made to the facility, and it will reopen at the conclusion of those repairs.
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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-30-15

An Amber Alert issued early Tuesday afternoon in Binghamton ended late yesterday afternoon, with the child returned and the suspect in custody. 3 Month Old Lucios Mitchell was taken by 26-year-old Veronica Mitchell from the Chenango Street area at around 12:30 PM, at around 6:00 PM, Mitchell was in custody, and the child was safe.
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Governor Cuomo announced $3 million in prostate cancer research funding has been awarded to 20 research institutions across the state to explore new and innovative concepts in prostate cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Prostate cancer remains the second most common cancer among men in New York State, second only to skin cancer. An estimated 1 in 6 men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime, occurring mostly in men aged 65 and older.
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The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Norwich today. The event will be held at the American legion post 189 at 29 Sheldon Street from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Appointments are requested at 1-800-REDCROSS or redcrossblood.org.

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49-year-old William Danielson of Oxford changed his plea today in Chenango County Court, to guilty, as his murder trial was schedule to begin in Norwich. Danielson was charged with murder for the death of Lucinda Knoll of Norwich in 2013. The court has accepted the change in plea and sentencing will be scheduled shortly.
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The Delaware County Sheriff’s department arrested 31-year-old Sean Dingle of Queens on drug charges, following the execution of a search warrant in the Town of Sidney. The warrant was obtained following a 5-month heroin trafficking investigation conducted by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the Sidney Police Department, Delaware County Probation Department and the Broome County Special Investigations Task Force. Dingle was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell & Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after seizing 100 bags of heroin & a small amount of marijuana, that Dingle intended to sell at the Unadilla public fishing access lot in Sidney. Dingle was arraigned in Town of Sidney Court & was remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail pending a future court appearance.
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The Otsego County Department of Health announced today that a skunk in the town of Otego tested positive for rabies. Otsego County Health Department officials stated that 2 unvaccinated dogs were exposed & will be euthanized, the skunk was shot and the remains were sent to the state lab for testing. A free rabies clinic is scheduled for Otego at the fire department on October 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
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State Senate candidate Fred Akshar hosted more than a dozen local farmers, agriculture students and professionals at a roundtable discussion on challenges and opportunities for Southern Tier agriculture in Whitney point Tuesday:

(Akshar 9-30-15)

Akshar faces former Broome County Executive & State DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the conviction of long time Republican State Senator Tom Libous.
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The State DEC has adopted amendments to update and consolidate Petroleum Bulk Storage and Chemical Bulk Storage regulations. The changes clarify existing requirements and make it easier for those who store bulk amounts of petroleum or chemicals in tank systems to comply with equipment and handling standards needed to prevent contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water and public water supplies.
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Governor Cuomo today announced $20 million is available for the construction of new affordable housing units damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Qualified housing developers are invited to submit proposals for properties to be developed in the eligible counties, which locally includes: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, & Otsego Counties. Funding will come from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, out of its $4.4 billion federal allotment.
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The Taste of the Catskills Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th at the Maple Shade Farm in Delhi. The Festival will include food from local farms, restaurants & Micro-Breweries & Live music. On Sunday, October 11th Catskill Mountainkeeper will screen their documentary “Catskill Park,” More information & ticket purchases can be accessed at TasteoftheCatskills.com.
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