The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for December 2014. The state’s private sector job count increased to 7,638,000, an all-time high. the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.8% in December. Locally, Chenango County’s unemployment rate dropped 3/10ths to 5.9% Delaware County dropped 4/10ths to 6.3% & Otsego County’s rate dropped 2/10ths to 5.8% over the previous 12-month period.
State Police from Oneonta arrested 31-year-old Cassandra Izard of South New Berlin, for Driving While Intoxicated with a reportable BAC result of 0.16%, twice the legal limit. The arrest followed a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Burdick Road and County Route 18 in Pittsfield; Izard is accused of failing to stop at a stop sign, & striking a utility pole, while intoxicated. Izard was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Pittsfield Court on February 2nd.
State Police from Deposit arrested 31-year-old Michelle Murphy of Deposit for Criminal Contempt. Troopers responded to a complaint at a residence on State Route 8 in Deposit, the investigation determined that Murphy had violated a valid order of protection; she was arraigned before the Town of Deposit Court and was released after posting $250 cash bail.
The Sidney Dollars for Scholars program is urging students interested in a scholarship, to begin filling out their online applications. Program president Tracy Young explains:
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The application period for Sidney High School Seniors runs from February 2nd to April 26th this year.
The village of Bainbridge was recently awarded a Community Development Bock grant from the state, to rehabilitate substandard housing. Bainbridge mayor chick darling announced that applications are still being accepted through Thoma Development at 607-753-1433 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.