Governor Cuomo was presented with the final report of the New York State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission, which outlines options to modernize the current tax system. Cuomo called on former state Comptroller Carl McCall and former Governor George Pataki to serve on the Commission: (Cuomo 11-20-13) The report suggests modernizing the sales tax while … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 11-19-13

The ACCO Brands Sidney facility honored its 53 military veterans this month; with a barbecue chicken lunch and a special gift for the employee veterans; a multi-media presentation highlighting the veterans; a large banner at the site, & fundraisers to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Fundraisers include a 50/50 raffle, buckets for collecting change and barbecue … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 11-19-13

The Delaware county board of supervisors have approved of a plan to build a new county recycling center at the solid waste site in Hamden.  County DPW coordinator Sue McIntyre explain:   (Sue McIntyre 11-19-13)   McIntyre said that they plan to break ground shortly, the construction should finish next year, and the county will … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 11-18-13

NYSEG reported wide spread power outages throughout the region, from last night’s high winds.  The Walton area had the largest number with about 1000 customers without power this morning that forced the cancellation of classes at the ARC of Delaware County Walton facilities, as well as the closure of the Walton central school district. Power … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 11-18-13

State Police are investigating a hunting fatality Saturday in the Town of Westford.  52-year-old Charles Bruce of Franklin Square, was shot in the chest and died at the scene Saturday morning, near Steve Braun Road.  State police, along with the Otsego County District Attorney’s Office and the State DEC are investigating. ———————————- 38-year-old Geneia Rood of … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 11-15-13

Michael Buck of Middlefield was arraigned in Otsego county court on charges of 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault, criminal use of a firearm and criminal weapons possession.  A grand jury indicted Buck earlier this week, in connection with the murder of his father Joseph Buck on September 22nd in the town of Middlefield.  Buck … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 11-15-13

Oneonta Police Department responded to a report of suspicious activity on Gilbert Street Thursday.  Police investigated & arrested 29-year-old Jahari Brown of Utica, & 22-year-old Davon Sanders of Utica, on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The pair are accused of possessing 25 bags of heroin with a street value of approximately $500. … [Read more…]


State troopers in Norwich arrested 25-year-old Andrew Cushman of Plymouth, for 3rd degree grand larceny.  Police responded to the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department on State Route 23 in Plymouth, NY, for a reported theft of funds, Police accuse Cushman of stealing over $10,000.00 from the fire department’s bank accounts while serving as treasurer.  Cushman was … [Read more…]