PM NEWS 7-9-13

The annual Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held this weekend in Norwich. The event features over 400 teams from ages 7 to 50 plus and brings thousands of spectators to the area. Organizer Tom Revoir said they are still in need of Gus Buster volunteers….
Revoir added that Court Monitors for the adult courts are especially needed. If you are particpating in the Macker, there have been some minor bracket changes and you are asked to go to Macker dot com to see if your team is affected.

New York State’s Medicaid program overpaid providers 11.4 million dollars according to state Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli. Dinapoli said it is largely due to overstated amounts by providers and incorrect rate changes. Dinapoli blames weak controls and poor supervision of the program. Only 3.8 million of medicaid overpayments have been recovered.

An Oneonta man, wanted on a parole violation, was arrested on felony burglary and other charges. The burglary report came from a Spruce Street resident and police are investigating recent burglary attempts on Elm Street to see if the incidents are connected. 26 year old Tim Button was arrested Sunday. Button was charged with second-degree burglary. Button also was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and pety larceny, and was sent to Otsego County jail on $10,000 bail.

State Troopers arrested 19 year old Mike Foley of Port Crane, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Unlawful Possession of Alcohol by a person under the age of 21, following a traffic stop on State Route 7 in the Town of Colesville. Foley was issued an appearance ticket for town of Colesville court at a later date.

State police arrested 75 year old Peter Pizzillo of Margaretville for 3rd degree assault following a complaint in the village of Margaretville. Pizzillo was arraigned in town of Roxbury court and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $250.00 bail.

Hartwick College in Oneonta is featured in the 2014 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the country’s best and most interesting colleges. The guide includes about 300 colleges and universities from among more than 7,000 higher education institutions across the country. The schools were chosen based on areas such as academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting and extracurricular activities.

An underage drinker initiative detail from the State Police checked retail convenient stores in Otsego County in Worcester, Milford, Hartwick, Cooperstown and Richfield Springs. Arrests were made at the Pit Stop in the town of Hartwick and at Stewart’s Shop in Richfield Springs. Police charged 31 year old Ajay Ghiaar of Cooperstown and 21 year old Victoria Oldick of Fort Plain for unlawfully selling alcohol to a person under the age of 21.

The Delaware County Office for the Aging has announced that Farmers Market coupons for senior citizens 60 years and older are now available. Eligible Delaware County seniors can receive twenty dollars worth of free New York State grown produce. Produce coupons can be picked up at the Delaware County Office for the Aging at 6 Court Street in Delhi weekdays from 8am to 4pm. For information, call 746-6333 or go to …

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