State Police arrested 37 year old Brian Johns of Sidney & 43 year old Jason Rude of Unadilla for Trespassing. The arrest occurred after a complaint from a residence on Sanly Road in Franklin, , where both men were accused of walking near the residence while wearing dark clothing and possessing binoculars at night. Johns and Rude were arraigned in town of Sidney Court and were remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash bail. An order of protection was issued against both men.
The city of Oneonta has hired a new city manager, who will officially begin his duties on Monday. 54 year old Martin Murphy will start at an annual salary of $110,000. Murphy was most recently a Cortland County administrator. Murphy succeeds Michael Long, who retired May 29th
As the deadline to register to vote in next month’s general election approaches, the State Board of Elections reminds residents to turn in their paperwork as soon as possible. The final day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 General Election is Oct. 10. Registration forms are available at elections.state.ny.gov. The forms can also be found at the post office, DMV site or by calling your county board of elections
Binghamton Police arrested a Broome County legislator for DWI after a crash involving a bicycle rider. 49 year old Anthony Fiala of Binghamton, was charged with DWI early this morning. The arrest was the result of a car and bycyle crash on the corner of Clinton and Oak streets in Binghamton. Fiala allegedly hit a bicyclist with his vehicle and left the scene. The unidentified rider received minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Police later located Fiala at his home on Stanley Street. Fiala was released on an appearance ticket at a later date
The Southern Tier Independence Center is offering help to those who are looking to enroll in the next round for the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. Center spokesman Chad Eldred explains:
(Chad Eldred 10-2-14)
Those who would like more information about the Center can call 724-2111 or log on at stic-cil.org.
Sidney village police & NYSEG are alerting residents of a scam, where a caller poses as a NYSEG representative to report a passed due bill & threatens to turn off electricity if a payment is not made. A second person will then pose as a manager to acquire personal financial information from the caller. NYSEG does not operate in this manner, if you should receive such a call, offer to call back at the phone number on your NYSEG Bill, do not give out financial information to unsolicited callers.
New York will mail a second rebate check to homeowners – the “Property Tax Freeze” credit. To qualify, homeowners must: Receive the Star Property Tax Exemption, The property must be the homeowner’s primary residence, The total household income must be $500,000 or less and The School District in which the property is located must comply with the state’s property tax cap. The check amount will be the actual increase in your tax bill with an inflation factor – whichever is greater. Homeowners whose tax bills go down, stay the same, or increase less than the inflation factor will receive a credit equal to the previous year’s tax bill with inflation
Governor Cuomo said October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The office for the prevention of domesitc violence works to raise awareness of the issue by launcing a campaign to turn New York State purple. Purple is the color chosen to help spread the message. The campaign is a low- or no-cost way for organizations to show their support for ending violence against women. OPDV provides free tools and resources that can be used by service providers, public and private businesses, government agencies, college campuses, community organizations and individuals. Go to opdv.ny.gov
Mang Insurance Agency officials announced that the company would now be known as NBT-Mang Insurance Agency. Mang became part of the NBT Bancorp organization in 2008, the name change requires no action from customers, and no services will be affected by the change.