The Chenango Arts Council presents Scott Bruce “All Shook Up” tonight & “Chenango has talent” featuring Mystic Moondance & The Ryan Clan Saturday night at the Martin w. Kappel Theater in downtown Norwich.
The American Red Cross will hold 2 blood drives in Chenango County over the next 2 days. All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Appointments can be made at the Red Cross Blood Donor App, at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. A blood drive will be held today in Afton From 10:30 AM to 3:30 P, at the Afton Central School, & in Greene tomorrow from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the 1st Congregational Church, 28 North Chenango Street.
FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL will Be performed at the Forum Theatre on Sunday, at 3:00 & 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now at the Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster; charge by phone call 800-745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com. information about future shows is available at 778-6626 or at BroadwayInBinghamton.com.
The next meeting of the Tri-County Tea Party Patriots will be held tonight at 7:00 PM in the Bainbridge Town Hall. More information is available at 764-8303.
The Chenango Arts Council presents Scott Bruce “All Shook Up” tonight & “Chenango has talent” featuring Mystic Moondance & The Ryan Clan Saturday night at the Martin w. Kappel Theater in downtown Norwich.
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Binghamton location today. The session will be in the State Office Building, Room 505 at 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton today at 4:30 PM. More information is available at 721-8651.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office 18 year old Dylan Whitman of Greene for 3rd degree Grand Larceny, for allegedly stealing property exceeding $3,000 from a Town of Smithville residence. Whitman was arraigned at the Town of Greene Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility. Whitman is to appear in the Town of Smithville Court at a later date.
The Greater Afton Chamber of Commerce will hold their next meeting today at 7:00 PM in the Susquehanna Room of the Jack Bolster Community Center in Afton. John Graham from the Dispute Resolution Center of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties will be speaking about the process and benefits of mediation in resolving business and personal disputes.
Broadway in Binghamton announced that tickets are on sale today for “JEKYLL & HYDE” at the Forum Theater on Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 & 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale today at the Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. More information is available at 778-6626 or BroadwayInBinghamton.com.
Oneonta police arrested 58-year-old James Hone of Oneonta following an incident earlier this month involving an envelope mailed to Oneonta City Court. Hone was charged with Aggravated harassment in connection with the February 3rd incident when court employees opened a letter containing a white powder. After an investigation, the substance posed no threat to court personnel. Hone was arraigned in Oneonta Town Court on Tuesday, he was sent to the Otsego County jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond bail.
The problem of heroin addiction has come back again, as it seems to now regain popularity every 20 years, in spite of its deadly reputation. Dave Ramsey of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Delaware county comments:
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Those in need of help regarding heroin or other substance addictions can access information through the council’s website at adaconline.org or by calling 746-8300.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Stilson of Guilford for 2nd degree Aggravated Harassment, following an incident in the Town of Norwich. Stilson is accused of harassing an individual numerous times by electronic means, he was arraigned in the Town of Norwich court and released on his own recognizance, pending future court action.
The Greater Afton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its February Business Development Event today at 7:00 pm, in the Susquehanna Room of the Bolster Community Center, 105 Main Street in Afton. Virginia Thompson from the New York State Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University will be speaking about free business management assistance for start-up or established businesses.
The Tony Award winning musical “American Idiot” featuring the music of Green Day, will be coming to the Broome County Forum in Binghamton on Thursday March 6th at 7:30 PM. NAC Entertainment spokesperson Tina Niles explains:
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Niles said that good seats are still available at the Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Governor Cuomo said $9.4 million would be awarded to local organizations that fight teen smoking. The state Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Control will award amounts from $325,000 to $500,000. The money will go to 25 local organizations around the state over 5 years. Local organizations must submit applications by Tuesday. More information is available at health.ny.gov.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is proposing legislation to help those wrongfully convicted of a crime, file claims against the state. Schneiderman said current law hinders those who were wrongfully imprisoned and then had their convictions overturned. The Unjust Imprisonment Act would strip away restrictions that block lawsuits, by people seeking financial damages, after being coerced into false confessions or exonerated by DNA evidence. The bill must pass the state Legislature to be enacted into law.
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting today in the District Conference Room at 6:30 PM. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.
Oneonta Police reported that I-88 Westbound near Exit 13 has been shut down due to a jack-knifed tractor-trailer between exits 13 and 12 shortly before noon today. Traffic was diverted at Exit 13, motorists were detoured to State Route 7 or County Route 48, and were allowed back on the interstate westbound at exit 12 in Otego. The investigation is continuing.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will introduce a bill called ‘Avonte’s law.’ The bill would create a program that provides and pays for tracking devices for at-risk children with autism. Schumer said it would be similar to a Federal program that tracks seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. 14 year-old Avonte Oquendo disappeared after running out of his school last October. His remains were found in the East River last week.
The State Comptroller’s Office auditors found the Afton Fire Department is not providing adequate oversight of taxpayer funds & their bylaws are inadequate and not being followed with regard to financial oversight, and they did not have a code of ethics. The audit of the Harpursville Central School District showed that they raised taxes unnecessarily by maintaining a fund balance more than 5 times the legal limit. auditors found that the Harpursville District is not using enough of its leftover money at the end of each budget year to reduce taxes in the following year. The audits are available at osc.state.ny.us
Drivers will now be alerted to curves in the road along a section of State Route 8 in Chenango County. The State Department of Transportation installed flashing beacons in the towns of Norwich, New Berlin and Columbus, after they conducted a traffic study. The beacons became operational Friday to alert drivers to slow down ahead of the curves.
State Police arrested 59 year old Steven Coffey of Binghamton for aggravated DWI, with a BAC result of .25%, more than 3 times the legal limit following a traffic stop on I-81 in the town of Chenango. Coffey was arraigned and released without bail . a court date has not been set.
State Troopers from Oneonta and Margaretville conducted an Underage Drinker Initiative detail this weekend. The troopers conducted a check of retail convenient stores throughout Otsego County in the City of Oneonta and Towns of Oneonta, Otsego, Richfield Springs and Milford. all 12 stores were checked and all 12 were found to be in full compliance with all New York State laws.
Delaware County and SUNY Delhi will host the 2nd annual regional energy and sustainability symposium On March 8th, to educate residents and business owners on cost saving options. The symposium will be held in Farrell Hall on the SUNY Delhi Campus from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM. Pre-registration is required by February 21 at 746-8914 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Police at Oneonta arrested 27 year old Matt Jones and 32 year old Jeremy Ferguson, both of Oneonta, on charges of 4th degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and 3rd degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, following a traffic stop on Main Street in Oneonta Saturday night. Jones was also charged with 3rd degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a license. Jones and Ferguson were sent to the Chenango County jail on bail.
State police at Sidney arrested 56-year-old Martin Cornish of Bainbridge for aggravated DWI with a BAC result of .20%. The arrest followed a report of erratic driving on State Route 7 in Bainbridge, Cornish was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Bainbridge Court on February 10th.
“Menopause The Musical” will return to the Forum Theater in Binghamton, for 2 shows February 11th & 12th at 7:30 PM. Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment explains:
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Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 10-800-745-3000, more information is available at broadwayinbinghamton.com.
State police at Norwich arrested 23-year-old Farrell Ruffles of Burlington Flats for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC result of .21%. The arrest occurred after a 1-car property damage accident on State Route 12 in Norwich. Ruffles was arraigned in the Norwich town court and remanded to the Chenango county jail in lieu of $2,000.00 cash bail.
State leaders are putting together a budget for the 2014 2015 fiscal year. Assemblyman Cliff Crouch commented about what he expects from the budget plan:
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Governor Cuomo will unveil the budget on January 21st; the legislature has until April 1st to adopt it.
Oneonta city officials said that more than 112 cars were towed from city streets, following the weekend storm that dropped between 6 to 12 inches of snow around the region. Oneonta city law dictates that vehicles must be removed from streets if more than 2 ½ inches of snow falls, & Parking restrictions are suspended for municipal lots and the city parking garage until streets are cleared for plowing.
The River Club in Afton will offer a free Christmas day buffet again this year, for area families that may have fallen on hard times. River Club Owner Jack Flannery explains:
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Flannery said that Santa & Mrs. Claus would be on hand, More information or reservations, or requests to have meals delivered can be made at 639-3060.
“Elmo Makes Music” will be at the Forum Theater in Binghamton next month. Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment explains:
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Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000; information about Sesame Street can be obtained at sesamestreetlive.com.
Governor Cuomo received the report on the New York Works Initiative. The program has completed $488 million in road and bridge improvements, a total of 155 projects are completed or underway for improvements at parks and historic sites & projects are underway to improve the resiliency of storm-impacted or at risk communities, including 18 dam projects, 64 flood control projects, and 24 recreational site projects.
State police at Oneonta arrested 20-year-old Nathaniel Ragan and 19-year-old Wayne Shaw both of South Carolina for unlawful possession of marihuana. The arrest resulted from a vehicle and traffic law stop on Interstate 88 in Milford, during a probable cause search of the vehicle almost 12 grams of marihuana was located. Both men were issued tickets returnable to the Milford town court on January 7th.
Lawmakers from this area & the North Country have teamed up to oppose a plan to close mental health facilities in those regions, and funnel mental health patients all to Syracuse. Area assemblyman Cliff Crouch said that there is already a shortage of beds for mental health patients in this region, even before any cuts are implemented:
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Crouch said that if a cohesive long range plan is not agreed upon, he & state Senator Tom Libous will forward legislation in 2014 calling for a freeze on these cuts until 2015.
The Midtown Men return to Binghamton with their Holiday Hits show tonight at the Forum Theater in Binghamton. Tickets are still available at the Arena Box Office and Ticketsmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or order on-line at ticketmaster.com. More information about this & other shows coming to Binghamton can be accessed at BroadwayInBinghamton.com.
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a SPECIAL Board of Education Meeting tonight in the District Conference Room, Bainbridge at 7:00 PM. It is expected that the Board will move into executive session to discuss contract negotiations and a personnel matter. Action will be taken on all items.
The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York announced that they have completed their complaint against New York for its failure to issue the document governing hydraulic fracturing. Joint Landowerns Coalition President Dan Fitzsimmons comments:
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The complaint alleges that the State has imposed an illegal moratorium, has failed to comply with the provisions of Environmental Quality review, has deprived landowners of due process & it also seeks to compel the State to complete their final Study in an Article 78 proceeding. More information is available at JLCNY.org.
Governor Cuomo said a Veterans and Military Families Summit will be held next month in Albany to continue the state’s work to support veterans and the military community. More details regarding the Summit will be released soon, including how veterans and their families can participate.
Governor Cuomo announced the beginning of a promotional effort by the State Division of Veterans’ Affairs to highlight a $74 million tax credit encouraging employers to hire New York’s post-9/11 veterans who are currently not employed. Nationwide, post-9/11 veterans have an unemployment rate of 10%. The state Division of Veterans’ Affairs will send informational mailings about the tax credit to organizations committed to hiring veterans. The tax credit will take effect on January 1st.
State police at Norwich arrested 37-year-old Lavyette Garcia of Norwich for aggravated unlicensed operation cheap generic cialis of a motor vehicle. The arrest resulted from a traffic law stop for speeding on State Route 12 in Greene, Garcia was arraigned in the Greene town court and released, and she is due back in court on December 12th.
It should be a full house for “50 Shades: The Musical” at the Forum Theater in Binghamton Wednesday night. The show is has been drawing rave reviews wherever it’s appeared, Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment explains:
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Tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com, or by calling ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000m, or at the Arena Box office. More information is available at BroadwayinBinghamton.com.
An Oneonta police arrested 25-year-old Christopher VanBuren on charges of 2nd degree reckless endangerment, 4th degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless driving after an incident Monday morning at the former Center Street school building parking lot. VanBuren was in the passenger seat of a vehicle, when he reached over to control the accelerator and caused the vehicle to back up and hit another car. VanBuren will appear in Oneonta City Court at a later date.
The New York State Office of General Services announced that surplus vehicle and highway equipment auctions have been scheduled in Binghamton on Wednesday, November 20th & in Sidney on Thursday, November 21st. Information on specific items and terms of sale, are available at ogs.ny.gov. The first area auction is Wednesday, November 20th at 9:30 AM at the State DOT facility at 241 Colesville Road in Binghamton, the Sidney event will be on Thursday, November 21st at 9:30 AM at the State Police Troop C Headquarters on State Route 7.
A national analysis of winter heating costs by the AARP Public Policy Institute shows regional bills expected to rise 13 percent or more. The organization also said New Yorkers pay the highest electric bills in the continental U.S., 60 percent above the national average. It says those rates are also likely to increase. The Home Energy Assistance Program can provide $400 or more. Eligibility depends on income. The program starts Nov. 18. For more information go to otda.ny.gov.
The Platinum Street Ballers will be back in Sidney this year, as part of an annual fundraiser for the Sidney Boys & Girl’s club tomorrow night at the Sidney High School Gym. Club Director Trish Tyrell comments:
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Tickets are available at the Boys & Girls club in the Civic Center, the Sidney Great American, VEP, Sidney Flowers & Gifts, & Hometown Pizza in Franklin, the money raised will help the Boys & Girls club continue to operate their programs for area youth.
Operation Gratitude is sending donated Halloween candy & other items to service men & women overseas, Kim MacRabie of Masonville along with the Sidney Great American store, have a collection box for those donations for service men & women overseas, MacRabie comments:
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MacRabie is picking up the collection Box at the Sidney Great American this afternoon, more information is available at 607-231-3888.
Hello Dolly starring Sally Struthers will appear for 2 shows this Sunday at the Forum Theatre in Binghamton. Tickets are available at the Arena Box Office, Through Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-80o—745-3000, Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment comments:
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More information about “Hello Dolly” or other shows scheduled this season are available at BroadwayInBinghamton.com.
Congressman Chris Gibson will attend the Veterans Breakfast and Program at the Franklin Central School, at 7:30 AM this morning. Congressman Gibson and local veterans will speak to students about their military service. At 10:00 AM Gibson will visit the Walton Middle/High cheap cymbalta School, where he will tour the school and speak to different classes.
State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the U.S Secret Service arrested 67 year old Paul Mangum of Dryden for 1st degree Sexual Abuse 1st, Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, and Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child, in connection with an investigation involving the manufacturing of child pornography. Mangum was arraigned and was remanded to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $250,000 secured bond.
Otsego County held the annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day this past weekend in Unadilla & at the Meadows Complex in Cooperstown. 457 households took advantage of the program, with DEC officers supervising the collection of an estimated 300 pounds of unwanted pharmaceuticals to be incinerated. Approximately 50 automotive batteries were collected by Interstate Battery, Suburban Energy Services collected 92 propane cylinders & Volunteers diverted 270 gallons of latex paint from the waste stream, to be re-mixed by Golden Artist Colors for re-distribution to not-for-profit agencies.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a 2-car accident at Falls Mills Road and State route 10 in the Town of Delhi. A vehicle operated by 29-year-old Terina Touw of Roscoe was stopped at the intersection, waiting to make a left turn onto State 10 when a vehicle operated by 51-year-old Joanne Carey of Arkville rear-ended Touw’s Vehicle. Carey was issued a traffic ticket for inadequate brakes and following to close, no injuries were reported.
Tickets go on sale this morning for the “Addams Family” at the Forum Theater on October 13th at 3:00 & 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM at the Arena Box Office, Ticketsmaster at 800-745-3000 or on-line at ticketmaster.com. More information available at 778-6626 or BroadwayInBinghamton.com.