Governor Cuomo was in Buffalo this morning promoting plans to raise the minimum wage in the state:
Cuomo’s plan is to raise the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour for the majority of the state & $11.50 an hour for New York City.
The Cash Coalition & the United Way of Delaware & Otsego Counties announced that there are free tax preparation services available this tax season for eligible families. United Way Spokesperson Cheri Albrecht explains:
(Cherri Albrecht 3-3-15)
Albrecht said that the appointments for the Delhi & Oneonta locations could be made through Catholic Charities at 432-0061.
Agriculture contributed $37.6 billion to New York’s economy in 2012, an increase of more than 22% from 2007, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The state ranks in the top 10 nationwide for milk and other dairy production, as well as wine, apples, maple syrup and other products. Milk is the state’s largest commodity, with $2.4 billion in sales, followed by grains, peas and beans at $856 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 census. New York also ranked first nationwide in the production of yogurt, cottage cheese and sour cream, and was the second-largest wine producer in 2013, with 34 million gallons. The state also ranked second nationally in maple syrup production.
State Police from Sidney arrested 29-year-old Bradley Brundege of Walton for the felony of Aggravated DWI with a reportable B.A.C. result of .18%. Troopers observed Brundege drive into a rest area and stop off of County Route 23 in Sidney, Troopers determined that Brundege was driving while intoxicated, the charge became a felony due to a prior DWI conviction. Brundege was arraigned in the Town of Sidney Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of a $1,000 cash bail.
The Delaware County District Attorney’s Investigators arrested 27-Year-Old Jessica Rodriguez of Sidney, for Offering a False Instrument for Filing, Welfare Fraud & Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. Rodriguez is accused of receiving $754 in Public Assistance Benefits to which she was not entitled. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to Welfare Fraud in the 5th degree, was fined $250.00 and ordered to pay restitution.
The 53rd General Clinton canoe regatta will be held memorial day weekend & the regatta committee will meet tonight, at 7:00 PM at the Highway & Bar & Grill on Route 7 in Bainbridge. All paddlers & area residents are invited to attend & participate.
Tickets for the 2015 Hall of Fame Classic on Memorial Day Weekend are on sale today, Hall of Fame members Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith as well as recently retired players representing all 30 major league teams will play the 7 inning legends game. this year’s contest will be played on Saturday, May 23 at Cooperstown’s Doubleday Field, Tickets are on sale at 1-877-726-9028 or at baseballhall.org.
The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting tonight at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM & is open to the public.