Governor Cuomo reported that his plan to pay for college courses for prisoners will now be funded through non-profits and charities.  Cuomo’s proposal to use state money to provide a free college education to inmates in 10 state prisons, was left out of the final state budget agreement, the plan was roundly criticized. ———————————- Oneonta … [Read more…]


The Sidney chamber of commerce announced this years winners of the Citizen of the Years & Business of the Year awards.  This year’s citizen of the Years is former Sidney Fire Chief Barry Cole, who was surprised to receive the honor this morning:   (Barry Cole 4-2-14)   The Business of the Years is Video … [Read more…]


The Johnson city police department announced that calling hours for officer David Smith will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Chase & Son Funeral Home at 737 Chenango Street in Port Dickinson and funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at Sara Jane Johnson Memorial Church at 308 Main … [Read more…]


The state budget contains 10 million dollars to get the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy project started.  State Senator Tom Libous supports the plan:   (Libous 4-1-14)   Libous said that the school, slated to open in the fall of 2017. —————————————————— State lawmakers wrapped up votes on the new state budget yesterday, assemblyman Cliff … [Read more…]


Binghamton & Johnson City Police Chief Joseph Zikuski announced that Johnson City Police Officer David Smith was shot & killed yesterday morning at about 7:05 AM near Wilson Hospital.  The suspect was 43-year-old James Clarke of Greene, who died yesterday morning in surgery.  Officer Smith arrived near the entrance of Southern Tier Imaging to a … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 3-31-14

Binghamton & Johnson City Police Chief Joseph Zikuski confirmed this morning at about 7:05 AM; an officer with the Johnson City Police Department was shot and killed near Wilson Hospital in Johnson City.  The shooting suspect was in surgery & was confirmed dead moments ago.  The suspect’s car was located on Hudson Street, Bomb-detecting dogs … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 3-31-14

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached a deal on a $140 billion budget that provides some tax relief for businesses, homeowners and renters.  Lawmakers are expected to vote Monday.  The 332-page revenue bill lists property and renter’s tax credits through so-called circuit breakers, tax credits for families and revisions in bank, corporate, manufacturers and … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 3-28-14

Delaware County Department of Emergency Services announced today that the fire at the former Rexmere Hotel in Stamford on Tuesday is being investigated by the Delaware County Cause & Origin Team, Delaware County Emergency Management and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Due to the size of the structure the investigation … [Read more…]