A.M. NEWS MONDAY 3-3-14

Governor Cuomo announced that state officials have launched a series of inspections to safeguard New York’s residents, communities, waterways and lands from potential serious incidents involving the shipment of volatile crude oil by rail throughout the state.  The State DOT participated in a series of inspections at the Port of Albany and its adjacent rail … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 2-28-14

The Otsego County Sheriff’s Department arrested 25-year-old Charles Hall of Edmeston for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon & criminally using drug paraphernalia. Police seized cocaine, Psychedelic mushrooms, Suboxone films, liquid steroids, prescription painkillers, heroin, amphetamines and marijuana, as well as scales and bag. 31-year-old Misty Mojica of South New … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 2-28-14

Residents in the village of Sidney flood plain attended another meeting last night, as plans move forward to get residents out of the flood plain to the Plankenhorn area, or elevate their home, as well as fix up the Main Street Business district, John Redente is co-chairman of the committee assigned to get the plan … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 2-27-14

The State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that it has issued $1 billion in refunds and reminded New Yorkers to use free e-filing options for faster refunds. Refunds have been issued to more than 1.1 million taxpayers – a 50% increase over last year’s total by this date, More than 97% of the 3.1 … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 2-27-14

A public meeting on the progress of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program in Sidney will be held tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the Sidney Civic Center.  Officials encourage those in the floodplain to attend, to get an update on the progress being made to protect property owners and the village as … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-26-14

Recent changes to the food stamp program in the new 5-year farm bill, has caused confusion, with regards to an anti-fraud provision.  Congressman Chris Gibson said that there was abuse found due to a 2008 change in the federal food stamp program, and the loophole had to be tightened:   (Gibson 2-26-14)   Gibson said … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-26-14

State Police arrested 2 men in connection with the home invasion on February 19th at 941 State Route 79 Windsor. 2 men forcibly entered the residence, beat the lone occupant and stole prescription medication and cash. Charged were 20 year old JESSIE ANGEVINE of Windsor and 17 year old CALEB HARRIS of Windsor for 1st … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 2-25-14

State Police arrested 52-year-old Katrina Diamond of Otego for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a reportable BAC result of .21%.  The arrest was made for failing to keep right on State Route 7 in Oneonta, Diamond was found to be driving while intoxicated and with an open bottle of vodka in the vehicle.  She was … [Read more…]