The battle lines have been drawn this year between Governor Cuomo, the Legislature & the New York state teacher’s union, over edcuation reforms. Governor Cuomo said last month that the teachers evaluation enacted last year, was a joke;
State Senator John Bonacic said that public schools & charter schools need to be graded on a pass/fail basis:
Governor Cuomo last year told school districts to enact a teacher evaluation or face losing additional state aid, this year, Cuomo said he will kick in a lot more money for education if strongest reforms are enacted.
The Delaware County Fair announced that 7 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current New York State High School seniors and also students enrolled in college. The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association sponsor the scholarships. The qualifying students must be active at The Delaware County Fair or with The New York State Showpeople’s Association. All applicants from Delaware County must submit their applications through The Delaware County Fair P.O. Box 344 Walton NY 13856, no later then Friday April 10th. More Information is available at www.nyfairs.org using the scholarships link.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that in the next two weeks he will resubmit the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act, to reduce the number of vacant and abandoned properties falling into disrepair across the state by informing homeowners of their right to stay in their home until a court orders the homeowner to leave, requiring mortgage lenders and servicers to identify, secure and maintain vacant and abandoned properties much earlier in the foreclosure process, and creating a registry of such properties to assist municipalities with enforcement of laws regarding property maintenance. Homeowners who need assistance are encouraged to call the Attorney General’s statewide foreclosure hotline at 855-HOME-456 and visit AGHomeHelp.com to connect with HOPP organizations and agencies in their area that can provide foreclosure prevention services.
State Police arrested 54 year old Robert Emery of Newfield, for 1 count Robbery in the 3rd Degree, as well as 1 count Unlawful Imprisonment, 2 counts Criminal Mischief, & 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, connection with an investigation into a report of a physical altercation at a residence in Newfield Sunday, Emery was arraigned in the Town of Newfield Court and Released on his Own Recognizance. He is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Newfield Court Tuesday.
The City of Oneonta is keeping the water conservation rules in effect today, following Friday’s water main breaks on Upper West Street. The breaks have been repaired; the city will update the water conservation status pending the result of water testing later today.