P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 10-3-13

Sidney Town Supervisor candidates, Republican Gene Pigford & democrat Bill Heath will participate in tonight’s town debates at the Sidney library.  2 seats are open on the Sidney town board, Democrats Pete Cordes & Paul Muratore, and Republicans John Woodyshek & Jodi Proffitt will participate.  Those who would like to submit written questions are advised …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 10-3-13

4 people are running for 2 seats on the Sidney town board this year.  Pete Cordes is the only incumbent running, under the democratic party line, he told WCDO News what he thinks needs to be done:   (Pete Cordes 10-3-13)   Cordes will participate in the town board debate at the Smart Community Room …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 10-2-13

State Police arrested 37-year-old Victoria Young of Hancock for endangering the welfare of a child and 2nd degree Forgery.  Troopers also arrested 33-year-old Jeffery Johnson of Hancock for endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a forged instrument.  Young & Johnson were arrested yesterday following the death of their 2-year-old daughter Andie Johnson, …

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 10-2-13

4 candidates are running for 2 seats on the Sidney town board this year.  Jodi Proffitt is running for the republican party in the election, he told WCDO News that the board has to do a better job in listening to the constituents and managing revenues:   (Jodi Proffitt 10-2-13)   Proffitt will also participate …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 10-1-13

The state opened its new health-care exchange today in hopes of trying to enroll more than 1 million uninsured New Yorkers. The state has a website and hotline to help people enroll, called NY State of Health. The exchanges are open to individuals or small business owners with 50 or fewer employees. The enrollment period …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 10-1-13

Governor Cuomo signed legislation to prohibit pharmacies and retails stores from selling cold medications containing Dextromethorphan to anyone under 18 unless they have a prescription.    The new law addresses the problem of teens using the cough suppressant to get high, its use & abuse could lead to short and long term health risks including agitation, paranoia, …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 9-30-13

Judges could remain on the state court of appeals, until they turn 80 years old if New York voters approve a referendum November 5th to increase the age limit by a decade. The constitutional amendment would also extend the mandatory retirement age for New York’s main trial court to 80. The state Senate voted 54-9 …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 9-30-13

The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested Jeremy Hazard of Smyrna on an active arrest warrant for Promoting Prison Contraband.   Hazard was found to be in possession of Marihuana while entering the Chenango County Correctional Facility. Hazard was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and held on $1,000.00 cash bail & will reappear in the …

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 9-27-13

The “Bands, Brews & Barbecue” event will be held tomorrow at the Chenango county fair grounds, the help raise funds for the Chenango county catholic charities “Roots & Wings” Program. Program director Robin Beckwith explains:   (Robin Beckwith 9-27-13)   The event runs form 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM tomorrow, with various local bands, microbreweries & …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 9-27-13

The Sidney American Legion Post# 183 is sponsoring a tribute-gala & fundraiser for the Sidney Fire Department Saturday at 1:00 PM, at 22 Union Street in Sidney.  Legion Spokesman Larry Halbert explains:   (Larry Halbert 9-27-13)   Halbert said that Auction items can be dropped off at the legion today or tomorrow morning, there will …