State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested by the FBI Today on federal corruption charges. Silver turned himself into the FBI; he is accused of failing to report income he received from an outside law firm as required. Silver has held office in the State Assembly since 1976 and has been the speaker since 1994. … [Read more…]
The statewide unemployment rate in New York fell from 6.2% to 6.0% in October 2014, reaching its lowest level since October 2008, according to preliminary figures released by the State Department of Labor. New York State’s private sector job count fell slightly by 4,700, or 0.1%. Locally, Chenango County’s unemployment rate is 5.4%, Broome 6.0%, … [Read more…]
Hundreds attended a memorial for Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller yesterday, the memorial was held at the Foothills Performing arts Center, Miller took his own life in his home on Saturday October 25th. —————————— Governor Cuomo announced the rate that employers pay to State’s workers’ compensation system is dropping again in 2015, resulting in savings to … [Read more…]
One of the bigger races locally this year is in the 52nd state senate district, where incumbent Republican Tom Libous of Binghamton is facing a challenge from Democrat Anndrea Starzak. Starzak told WCDO News that her 3 terms as Vestal Town Supervisor gives her a good understanding of what Albany needs to do for the … [Read more…]
State police will participate in a national crackdown “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The enforcement period will run from Monday September 1st, Labor Day. The State police goal is to maximize DWI Enforcement efforts to ensure that motorists are not injured or killed by an intoxicated driver. More than 10,000 are … [Read more…]
This weekend, Boston Red Sox fans will have a chance to see all of those recent World Series trophies at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts Red Sox Weekend. Among the items on display are a Bat used by David Ortiz, Spikes worn by Koji Uehara, Catcher’s helmet and mask worn by David … [Read more…]
An estimated 48,000 baseball fans attended the annual Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown yesterday, to see 6 more legendary figures in the sport enter that Hall. 3 players were inducted into the hall this year; they were pitchers Tom Glavine & Greg Maddux and slugger Frank Thomas. Greg Maddux pitched mostly for the … [Read more…]
Featured Are Frick Winner Eric Nadel of the Texas Rangers Radio Team, Manager Joe Torre. Spink Award Winner Roger Angell, Pitcher Tom Glavine, Manager Tony LaRussa, & Manager Bobby Cox.