State Police in Endwell investigated a 2-car fatal motor vehicle accident on Day Hollow Road in the Town of Union Monday afternoon. The investigation revealed that 34-year-old Heather Shaw of Endicott lost control of her vehicle around a slight curve on Day Hollow Road, into the path of a Pick-up operated by 26-year-old Kurtis Hogdin of Binghamton. Shaw was transported to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City where she succumbed to her injuries. The investigation is continuing.
Governor Cuomo & state leaders are about ready to pass a state budget plan 9 to 10 days before the deadline this year. Governor Cuomo said that the spending had zero growth over last year:
(Cuomo Budget 3-19-13)
The budget totals 143 billion dollars, about 7 billion more than last years total, the increase includes federal money for disaster relief for the counties that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that more than $215,000 worth of federal funding would keep the area rain & river gauges online. Federal budget cuts threatened to cut off funds for the gauges, which have become a useful tool for area forecasters and emergency management agencies to keep an eye on potential flooding. The funding is money has now been set-aside for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue the program.
38-year-old Thomas Lancaster of Binghamton has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting two women. Lancaster was arrested for assaulting the 2 victims over a 2-year period in the towns of Colesville & Windsor.
State Police of have received complaints from residents in Delaware & Chenango counties who have been receiving calls, soliciting funds for either new uniforms for the troopers or for officers killed or injured in the line of duty. New York State Police does not solicit funds; they receive funding from the state budget and from federal grants. Police are reminding resident to be cautious about telephone solicitations of any kind, and to never give out banking or personal information from unsolicited callers.
March is Red Cross Month, and Central New Yorkers can help support the American Red Cross by joining the “Heroes for the American Red Cross” campaign. “Heroes” is a grassroots campaign where businesses, school clubs, church groups, civic organizations and individuals seek pledges to raise at least $1,000 for the American Red Cross Southern Tier Chapter, which includes Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Tioga counties. The campaign will run through June, and the money raised will support Red Cross services, more information is available at 785-7207.
Last Saturday over 50 community members participated in the 6th Annual Saint Patrick’s Bowl-A-Thon at 20th Century Lanes in Sidney, to raise money for the Boys 7 Girls Club of Sidney. More than $3,900 was raised to help support after school and summer programming at the club, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Sidney civic center on Liberty Street. More information on the Boys & Girls Club of Sidney is available at www.bgcsidney.com.