Anthony Taglianetti of Virginia was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, following a recent conviction for 2nd degree murder. Taglianetti was found guilty of killing Keith Reed outside his home in Chautauqua County in 2012, Reed previously served as a principal in the Sherburne Earlville school district before being named as a superintendent of the Clymer Central School.
State Police arrested 19-year-old James Crosby of Van Etten, in connection with a double fatal car accident on December 31st in the town of Newfield. Crosby was charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree manslaughter, plus 1 count each for 2nd & 3rd degree assault, reckless endangerment & reckless driving as well as several other vehicle & traffic law violations. Killed in the crash were the driver of the other vehicle Samantha Aarnio, and 20-year-old Derek Nichols, who was a passenger in the Crosby vehicle. Crosby was arraigned and was released under the Supervision of Probation, he will appear in Tompkins County Court on February 27th.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Linda Monaro of Morris for Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation plus other traffic violations Friday. Deputies responded to State Route 12 in the Town of Oxford on a reported disabled vehicle parked in the roadway, they located Monaro passed out behind the wheel from intoxication. Monaro was arraigned in the Town of Oxford Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $1,000.00 cash bail. She is to appear in court at a later date.
COMMERCE CHENANGO will hold their Economic Forecast Breakfast this morning, sponsored by NBT bank and Development Chenango. Ken Entenmann, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, NBT Bank, to speak at the annual event, which will be held at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich, beginning at 7:30 AM.
Governor Cuomo defended a proposal to provide college courses to inmates, saying it will be a tax savings to New York to cut down on the recidivism rate in prisons. Cuomo has been criticized, mainly by Republican lawmakers, for the program. Critics said New Yorkers are struggling with their own tuition costs and shouldn’t pay for college for inmates. But Cuomo said the program would save taxpayers and the state in the long run. The state would spend up to $5,000 a prisoner to help them get a college degree, yet New York pays $60,000 a year to house a prisoner. New York’s recidivism rate is about 40 percent