State Troopers arrested 42 year old Steven Hoyt of Harpursville for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Mischief and Harassment. The arrest followed a dispute on State Route 79 in the town of Colesville. Hoyt is accused of choking a woman, physically refusing to let her leave the residence or use a phone to contact police. Hoyt was arraigned in Town of Fenton Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail on $500 cash bail, an order of protection was issued.
Chenango River Theatre’s Gala will be held at the Silo Restaurant on January 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. This year’s Live Auction features a brand new, autographed Jimmy Buffett acoustic guitar, according to Theater spokesman Bill Lelbach:
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The guitar is currently on display at the Silo in Greene, more information is available at 656-8778.
Congressman Richard Hanna offers internship opportunities for students through his offices in Binghamton, Utica and Washington. Students can get More information by calling Congressman Hanna’s Utica District Office at 315-724-9740.
Chenango County residents who earned less than $53,000 this tax year, may qualify for free tax preparation. In Chenango County, appointments will be available at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Norwich, at 334-5841 extension 11. Senior citizens 60+ are eligible for free tax return preparation regardless of income.
Delaware County Sheriff Deputies observed a vehicle on Delaware Avenue in the Village of Sidney failing to keep right. Following a traffic stop, Deputies arrested 26-year-old Thomas Schaeffer of Bainbridge, he was charged him with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. Schaeffer will appear in the Village of Sidney Court at a later date.
The New Year brought many new laws onto the books in New York State. New tax reforms will save businesses an estimated $205 million this year and $501 million annually by 2019, also, tax incentives will be available to business owners who employ individuals with developmental disabilities at 15% of the wages for qualified full-time employees. Other new laws protect fire fighters by requiring fire departments to be notified about structures that use truss-type construction, so they can take proper precautions. It’s now also illegal to pierce or tattoo pets for decorative purposes, the law will still allow for ear tags on rabbits or tattoos for identification purposes only when applied through a veterinarian.