The sentencing of convicted murderer Ganesh Ramsaran of South New Berlin has been scheduled for October 31st in Chenango County Court. Ramsaran was convicted last Tuesday of 2nd degree murder in connection with the December 2012 killing of his wife, Jennifer. Ramsaran could face 25 years to life in state prison.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 42-year-old Mark Barrett of Smithville for Felony DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle and Moving from lane Unsafely. Barrett was charged following an accident on State Highway 235 in the Town of Coventry, where he is accused of swerving off of the road, striking a guide rail, crashing in a creek & fleeing the scene of the crash. Barrett was arraigned in the Town of Coventry Court and ordered to the Chenango County Jail on $5000 bail and $10,000 Bond, he faces action in Coventry Town Court at a later date.
The Chenango County Sheriffs department 28 year old Jared Smith of New Berlin was arrested for violation of unlawfully growing of Cannabis. Smith was charged following a complaint of marihuana plants growing in the backyard of a residence in the Village of New Berlin, following a complaint from an area business. Smith was processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of New Berlin Court at a later date.
Governor Cuomo announced New York State has been awarded a $22.4 million “GEAR UP” grant by the U.S. Department of Education, to help low-income and at-risk students receive college preparation beginning in 7th grade through high school. Participating school districts will have the opportunity to prepare students through the Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools program, which includes training science, technology, engineering and math careers, targeted to at-risk, disadvantaged students.
U.S. Representative Richard Hanna announced a $120,000 grant for the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. The money will be applied toward the study of mental health, with an emphasis on training to meet the needs of 16 to 25 year olds. Another emphasis will be placed on rural and other vulnerable populations. In New York State, suicide is the leading cause of injury or death for children ages 10 to 14. Around 200,000 children live with serious mental health conditions.
U.S. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand called on the federal Department of Justice to allow the state to begin part of its medical marijuana program early to treat children with forms of epilepsy and other seizure disorders. State health officials, at the request of Governor Cuomo, asked the federal government for permission to begin receiving the drug from out-of-state manufacturers even before the formal state program begins.
Former New York Governor George Pataki is indicating he may run for president. Pataki, who served for 3 terms from 1995 to 2006, met recently with David Koch, the billionaire businessman and GOP backer. Pataki was a relatively unknown state lawmaker when he beat 3 term Governor Mario Cuomo in 1994. He easily won reelection in 1998 and 2002, but endured slumping popularity ratings in his final term, and chose to not run again.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a consumer alert about a scam targeting school districts across New York & 21 other states. The scam involves a bogus company named Scholastic School Supply mailing phony invoices to school districts in the hope of receiving payments without rendering goods or services. 5 upstate district contacted the Attorney General’s Office to file complaints. School districts are encouraged to file a complaint at 800-771-7755 or ag.ny.gov.
The sentencing of convicted murderer Ganesh Ramsaran of South New Berlin has been scheduled for October 31st in Chenango County Court. Ramsaran was convicted last Tuesday of 2nd degree murder in connection with the December 2012 killing of his wife, Jennifer. Ramsaran could face 25 years to life in state prison.
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Binghamton location today. The session will be in the State Office Building, Room 505 at 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton today at 4:30 PM. More information is available at 721-8651.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office 18 year old Dylan Whitman of Greene for 3rd degree Grand Larceny, for allegedly stealing property exceeding $3,000 from a Town of Smithville residence. Whitman was arraigned at the Town of Greene Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility. Whitman is to appear in the Town of Smithville Court at a later date.
The Greater Afton Chamber of Commerce will hold their next meeting today at 7:00 PM in the Susquehanna Room of the Jack Bolster Community Center in Afton. John Graham from the Dispute Resolution Center of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties will be speaking about the process and benefits of mediation in resolving business and personal disputes.
Broadway in Binghamton announced that tickets are on sale today for “JEKYLL & HYDE” at the Forum Theater on Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 & 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale today at the Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. More information is available at 778-6626 or BroadwayInBinghamton.com.
The 2014 Rock In the Park concert tickets are available through several area contacts, for the show at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge next month. Organizer Jason Hall comments:
(Jason Hall 7-7-14)
The concert will be on August 17th tickets are $15 each, with children 12 & under free, all proceeds will benefit Chenango County Toys for Tots.
The Sidney central school district projects are progressing on schedule so far this summer. Sidney superintendent Bill Christensen comments:
(Bill Christensen 7-7-14)
Sidney school officials request that residents stay away form the construction site, as there are still a few hazards on site that have not yet been addressed & could result in injury.
Binghamton police announced that 19 year old Scott Wright of Binghamton died from injuries sustained in a shooting Friday. 21 year old Andre Lee was arrested Friday, for allegedly shooting Wright & hitting another man in the head with a glass bottle. Lee has been charged with 2nd degree assault, 2nd degree attempted murder & criminal possession of a weapon. Binghamton Police also charged 21-year-old Tichelle Bethea of Binghamton, with hindering prosecution. The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information can call Binghamton Police at 772-7080.
29 year old Kyle Whitfield of Smithville has been indicted on manslaughter and assault charges. Whitfield is accused of fatally stabbing 33 year old James Button Jr. of Greene on March 3rd outside Whitfield’s home, Button was pronounced dead at the scene. Whitfield was indicted by a grand jury on March 20th for 1st degree manslaughter, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree manslaughter and 2nd degree assault.
Governor Cuomo officially signed a medical marijuana into law, making New York the 23rd state to legalize the drug to treat patients. In the final days of session last month, Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated a medical marijuana program for New York, the program will begin in 18 months and does not allow the drug to be smoked. The state will certify up to 5 companies to grow and distribute marijuana. The governor has the power to halt the program if either the state’s health commissioner or superintendent of the State Police recommends it.
CEO Dan Ayres of O’ Connor Hospital in Delhi and Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney, announced that he has accepted a position in West Virginia as President and CEO of Summersville Regional Medical Center. Ayres’ last day here will be September 28th. Ayres has been CEO at O’ Connor Hospital since 2004 and Tri-Town Regional Hospital since 2009, a search for a replacement is underway by Bassett healthcare officials.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Sara Briggs of Oneida for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and 5 counts of endangering the Welfare of a Child. Briggs was stopped for erratic driving. During the investigation it was found that Briggs was impaired by multiple prescription narcotics while operating a motor vehicle with 5 children in the car. Briggs was arrested and arraigned in the Town of North Norwich Court; she was released on her own recognizance and is to reappear at a later date.
Governor Cuomo announced that 8,900 New Yorkers had their driver licenses suspended for failing to pay State taxes. The crackdown is the result of legislation signed last year to encourage those who owe more than $10,000 to settle up with the Tax Department. Tax collections increased by $56.4 million, new Yorkers can Contact the Tax Department at tax.ny.gov or call (518) 862-6000 to arrange a payment plan.
Congressman Chris Gibson will be in Delaware & Otsego Counties today. At 8:30 AM, he will attend the Walton Middle School “Career Fair”; he will speak about his service in the Army and Congress. At Noon, the Congressman will attend the Cooperstown Rotary Meeting at The Otesaga Hotel, where he will address Rotarians at their weekly meeting.
On Friday the state Senate passed its Budget Resolution, which includes the Public Assistance Integrity Act, to stop EBT recipients from buying alcohol, tobacco and Lottery tickets with public assistance funds. The resolution also contains the “BRIDGE” Bill, where Money placed in the dedicated highway fund can only be used for that, and not as a debt service on DMV administrative costs. The resolution adds $811.9 million in school aid, expands Universal Pre-K, restores $541 million to the Gap Elimination Adjustment, seeks to make the 2% property tax cap permanent & adds no new taxes of fees.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested Gary Conklin of Harpursville on a warrant for 2nd degree Criminal Contempt. Conklin is accused of violating an order of protection during a domestic dispute in the Town of Smithville. Conklin was arraigned in the Town of Smithville Court and Held at the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail; he’ll reappear at a later date.
The latest winter storm to hit the area has been a complicated one for forecasters to pin down, Sidney high school meteorologist Rich Townsend comments:
(Rich Townsend 3-12-14)
WCDO will have area delays or postponements tomorrow morning, demanding on what the storm leaves behind.
Efforts are being coordinated to assist Gordon & Jeanne Shields of Guilford, who lost their home to a fire early Tuesday morning at 459 Keech Road. The family dog woke up all family members, at around 1:15 AM Tuesday, they all escaped, but the house was heavily damaged. Monetary donations are being accepted through the Bainbridge branch of Sidney Federal Credit Union at 967-7101, clothing, toiletries, & bedding for the family of 3; plus dog & cat food are needed. Investigators have not yet released the cause of the fire.
The passing of budget bills is underway in both houses of the state legislature this week, with good news for the region, according to area Assemblyman Bill Magee:
Magee said that once the budget bills are passed, the conference committees will get to work on various segments of the budget, Magee said he expects the budget to be on time for the 4th year in a row.
The state Labor department announced that local unemployment rates soared in January, opposite the state & national trends. Locally, Chenango County’s unemployment rate was 7.4%, up 1.2 % from December, Delaware County’s rate rose 1.4% to 8.1% and Otsego County’s rate was 7.4%, also up 1.4% from the month before. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 6.8%; nationwide it was at 6.6%
Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 45-year-old Robert Rice of Greene for DWI, Driving with a BAC of .08% or higher and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Rice was stopped in the town of Smithville for a moving violation. He was found to be operating the motor vehicle in an intoxicated state. Rice was taken into custody; processed, and released to a sober third party he will appear in the Town of Smithville Court at a later date.
Norwich police arrested 27-year-old Jory Page of Sherburne following the investigation into a domestic dispute. Page is was charged with 1st degree criminal contempt, 2nd degree menacing, reckless endangerment, 4th degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and petty larceny, he is accused of violating an order of protection and threatening another person. Page was being held pending arraignment on the charges.
State Troopers in Deposit arrested 29-year-old Nicole Mills of Deposit for Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance & Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument. The arrest occurred after a traffic stop on State Route 17 in Sanford, Mills was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant from the Town of Sanford Court, she was also found to possess a small amount of heroin and a hypodermic syringe. Mills was arraigned in the Village of Deposit Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail on bail.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21-year-old Jessica Levesque of Afton on 2 counts of endangering the Welfare of a Child. A Deputy responded to the report of loose dogs, & while attempting to locate the owner of the dogs a young infant could be heard crying inside of a residence. Numerous attempts to get someone to answer the door were unsuccessful. Once inside Levesque was located with 2 infants, a wood stove was operating within feet of the infant, with a burning piece of wood hanging out of the stove & with a door that did not contain the fire. Levesque was issued an appearance ticket for Afton Town Court at a later date.
State Police in Greene arrested 28-year-old William Ray of Greene for DWI with a BAC result of .17%, more than twice the legal limit. The arrest followed a traffic stop for speeding on State Route 41 in Greene; Ray was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Greene Court on March 20th.
The next winter storm has a difficult track to predict at this point, the track will determine how much snow accumulation this are will receive Thursday, Sidney High School Meteorologist Rich Townsend explains:
(Rich Townsend 2-12-14)
Townsend said that if the track heads into the southern tier, the significant snowfall would be about 6 to 10 inches.
The autopsy on 39-year-old Richard McKee of Windsor was performed at Wilson Hospital, the cause of death was listed as a heart attack caused by cold-water immersion. State Police reported that McKee was walking his property when he entered onto a section of ice over open running water, the ice broke and he entered the water up to his chest. McKee was able to exit the water, but became unresponsive while walking back to his vehicle; he later died at Wilson Hospital.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a 1-car accident on County Highway 18 in the Town of Delhi last Thursday. 22-YEAR-OLD Joshua Kaplan of Clifton Park was unconscious in the vehicle, he apparently suffered a medical crisis causing him to lose control & leave the roadway, where he struck an embankment. Kaplan was transported to O’Connor Hospital, & was then airlifted to Albany Medical Center for treatment for a skull fracture and brain injury. 20-year-old Andriana Senti of Port Crane was a passenger in Kaplan’s vehicle; she was not injured but was taken to O’Connor Hospital for evaluation. The investigation revealed that Kaplan had been physically assaulted by his roommate, 21-year-old Jonathan Lora of Middletown, earlier that evening, and the injuries Kaplan sustained led to the medical crisis while driving. Deputies charged Lora with 2nd degree Assault; he was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court and was released on recognizance pending further court action.
Governor Cuomo announced that more than 6,700 wage theft cases were resolved in New York in 2013, more than in any other year. This resulted in the disbursement of nearly $23 million to more than 12,700 workers who were not paid their proper minimum wage, overtime pay or fringe benefits. This represents an increase of more than 12 percent in the number of closed wage theft cases compared to 2012.
Tomorrow, Rotary District Governor Don Reese will be at the Sidney Fire Department on River Street, as the International Rotary organization collects fire turnout gear to donate to firefighters in Chile in South America. The Sidney Fire Department is donating 12 complete sets with helmets.
Governor Cuomo announced the start of business operations for the New York Green Bank, which will work to stimulate private sector financing and accelerate the transition to a cost-effective clean energy system. The New York Green Bank is seeking proposals from private sector lenders, investors and industry participants to facilitate the financing of clean-energy projects in the State.
6 former Binghamton Senators hockey players will represent their home countries, at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic & Latvia will be represented. The Olympic men’s hockey tournament begins today. In honor of the Olympics, the B-Sens will be wearing special USA Themed Jerseys during this Saturday’s game at the Broome County Arena. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game.
The state Board of Regents voted to delay Common Core graduation requirements for five years, but a change to the state’s teacher-evaluation system was tabled until April. The board adopted 18 changes to the state’s management of the Common Core. Now, the class of 2022—this year’s fourth-graders—will be the first to face the Common Core requirements for graduation, rather than the class of 2017—this year’s ninth-graders.
Smithville, Triangle, Greene, Oxford, and McDonough fire crews responded this morning to a house fire, that injured two occupants at 127 State Highway 220 in Smithville. A 71-year-old man and his 37-year-old grandson were living in the two-story home. The 71-year-old was airlifted to Upstate Medical in Syracuse for burns. The other victim was taken to Wilson Hospital for his injuries and then transferred to Upstate Medical. The severity of their injuries is unknown
The Delaware county board of supervisors have approved of a plan to build a new county recycling center at the solid waste site in Hamden. County DPW coordinator Sue McIntyre explain:
(Sue McIntyre 11-19-13)
McIntyre said that they plan to break ground shortly, the construction should finish next year, and the county will be able to take #1 through #7 plastics, as there is a much larger demand to purchase these recyclables from the county.
A new poll from the Siena Research Institute shows that Governor Cuomo’s approval ratings are down to their lowest levels, 44% said that he was doing an excellent or good job, while 56% said that his work to be fair or poor. Despite the low ratings, Cuomo was more popular that the 3 Republicans most often named as potential candidates in the next gubernatorial election, those 3 are Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, state GOP Chairman Ed Cox and former candidate Carl Paladino.
State Troopers arrested 23-year-old Katrina Ellis-Seymoure of Walton for driving while impaired by drugs & driving while intoxicated with a child less than 16 years of age in the vehicle. State police investigated following the report of an erratic driver, they stopped Ellis-Seymoure on County Route 21 in Franklin. Ellis Seymoure is accused of driving while impaired by prescription medication, with her 4-year-old child in the vehicle; she faces court action on December 12th in Franklin town court.
The Chenango county sheriff’s office reports that Stolen items have been recovered following a recent investigation. The larcenies occurred from vehicles between the evening of November 5th and November 6th in the area of State Highway 41, Collyer Road & Cummings Road in the Town of Smithville. Anyone that had items stolen are asked to contact the department at 337-1932.
A delay in development of a new federal flood insurance program, to insure premiums are affordable, has prompted a group of federal lawmakers to introduce legislation to freeze any potential rate hikes. Without a delay, flood insurance premiums could rise by as much as 20% per year. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is among the supporters of legislation to hold off on increased rates
Governor Cuomo announced the launch of FuzeHub, a new collaborative resource platform developed to spur the growth of State manufacturers. FuzeHub aims to connect small and medium sized manufacturing companies to several state technology resources, including the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, universities, economic development organizations, and other programs to help businesses overcome challenges, encourage innovation and driving economic growth and job creation. Find out more at governor.ny.gov
State police at Norwich arrested 42 year old Patrick Seeley of Norwich for criminal obstruction of breathing and 2nd degree harassment. The arrest resulted following a dispute on Dan Main Hill Road in Norwich, Seeley was arraigned in the Norwich town court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on November 21st. The judge issued an order of protection for the victim.
State Assemblyman Cliff Crouch will be hosting another town hall meeting tonight in the Town of Nanticoke. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the Nanticoke Town Hall at 755 Cherry Valley Hill Road in Maine.
State troopers in Oneonta arrested 22-year-old Kelsey Knutsen of Oneonta for DWI with a BAC result of .16%, twice the legal limit. The arrest occurred after troopers initiated a vehicle stop on North Street in Oneonta, Knutsen was released with tickets to appear in the Oneonta town court on December 10th.
Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 42-year-old Terry Bartlett of North Norwich for DWI, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Endangerment & Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Deputies accuse Bartlett of driving onto a lawn attempting to hit an adult male victim while 3 children were playing in the yard. Bartlett then drove onto the public roadway attempting to hit the male victim again. Bartlett was arraigned in the Town of North Norwich Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $2,000 bail pending future court action.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a vehicle and traffic complaint last week on Pines Brook Road in the Town of Walton. It was reported that a Walton Central School bus, while stopped & was discharging students when a motorist disregarded the safety apparatus and passed the bus. The school bus’s video surveillance identified both the vehicle and its operator; deputies arrested 19-year-old James Copeland of Walton for Failure to Stop for School Bus & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle. Copeland’s driver’s license was suspended at the time of the incident; he faces action in the Town of Walton Court Wednesday.
The Chenango County Sheriffs arrested 3 Town of Sherburne residents for drug related offenses. The Narcotics Division attempted to stop 46-year-old Steve Manwarren; he drove off & during the pursuit, his passenger 27 year old Randy Buck Jr. allegedly threw heroin packets out of the car. The vehicle was later stopped, the heroin recovered, and both men were arrested. Detectives discovered another 60 packets of heroin belonging to Manwarren, 56 year old Kim Chlad was also arrested as she attempted to discard the 60 packets of heroin from her and Manwarren’s residence. Manwarren was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Buck was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance & Tampering with Physical Evidence. Chlad was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence. All 3 were released pending future court action.
The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that people who live part-time in the state can get handgun licenses here. The Court of Appeals said New York pistol permits, which are issued by cities or counties, are not limited to people whose primary residence is in New York. The seven judge declined to rule on whether the state law as previously interpreted was unconstitutional.
The Oneonta common council will meet tonight to discuss the 2014 city budget. Other agenda topics include the performance review process for city manager, the airport commission and a motion to seek proposals for legal services to support collective bargaining. The council will also consider adopting the Otsego County hazard mitigation plan. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the common council chambers at city hall.
The 2013-2014 HEAP season will open November 18th. HEAP is a federally funded program, administered at the county level, which assists income eligible households in meeting their winter heating costs. All applicants are encouraged to apply at mybenefits.ny.gov.
The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 20-year-old Caden Cruz of Oxford on a charge of 2nd degree Burglary. Cruz is accused of burglarizing a residence in the town of Smithville last year, He was arrested & was arraigned in the Town Of Greene Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $7,500 cash bail.
State Police arrested 39-year-old Leslie Bonham of Marathon with 18 counts of 1st degree unlawfully dealing with a child. Bonham was charged following a report that she allegedly provided alcohol to under aged teenagers this summer; Bonham was issued appearance tickets to appear in the both the Lisle & Marathon town courts at later dates.
Chenango County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Town of Norwich couple for 1 Count each of 3rd degree Welfare Fraud and offering a False Instrument for filing. 55 year old Gregory Huzinec & 52 year old Donna Huzinec are accused of illegally receiving over $13,000 in assistance from the department of social services that they were not entitled to, between 2008 & 2013. They face court action shortly.
Noted author, Sidney Native & broadcaster Chuck D’Imperio will discuss his 6th & latest book “Unknown Museums of Upstate New York” tonight at the Bainbridge Museum at 7:00 PM. D’Imperio discussed his book & tonight’s appearance in Bainbridge:
(Chuck D’Imperio 10-8-13)
The Bainbridge Museum is one of the museums featured in D’Imperio’s book, along with other local ones like the Maywood Depot Museum in Sidney Center, Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, and the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich.
Oneonta Police arrested 19-year-old Harley Falasca of Tarrytown for Driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, & 2nd degree criminal trespass. Police accuse Falasca of crashing his car, and leaving the scene, & for breaking into a home on Glen Drive to sleep. Falasca later fled into the woods, where police apprehended him, he had a BAC of .18, and was issued tickets returnable to Oneonta town court at a later date.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a consumer advisory encouraging New Yorkers to sign up for the federal affordable health insurance now being offered through “New York State of Health,” which is the official marketplace created by Governor Cuomo to purchase health plans made possible by the Federal Affordable Care Act. To sign up for health insurance, and for any questions, go directly to the official New York website at nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777.
The Chenango county sheriff’s office arrested 40-year-old Dewaine McCrady of Smithville on an active warrant arrest for Unlawful Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle. McCrady is accused of not stopping for police on August 9th in the Town of Smithville, he was arraigned and is being held at the Chenango County Jail on $1000 cash bail pending action in the Town of Smithville court on a later date.
Assemblyman Cliff Crouch has announced his October Grant Action News update to residents, organizations and local governments regarding a series of grants available from the state, federal government and private entities. The Grant Action News bulletin is updated at the beginning of each month with newly available grants and information on how to apply, Assemblyman Crouch will also provide regular updates about these grants on his own Assembly website at assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Clifford-W-Crouch, and on his facebook page.
State Senator Tom Libous is seeking the public’s to stop the state’s plans the Broome Developmental Center. The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities recently announced that the facility would close within 3 years and 160 residents would move to group homes. The announcement follows another planned closure of the Greater Binghamton Health Center, petitions to save both facilities can be found on the senator’s website: TomLibous.com.
THE ROCK IN THE PARK 2013 concert for Chenango County Toys for Tots will be held in General Clinton Park Saturday starting at noon, headlined by the Artimus Pyle Band, a Tribute to Ronnie Van Zandt & Lynyrd Skynyrd. Pyle told WCDO News that, as a former marine, he is proud to participate in the Toys for Tots campaign, and he is proud to present a band that pays tribute to the band he played drums for in their 70’s heyday:
(Artimus Pyle 8-9-13)
Saturday’s show will start at noon with local favorites Tumbleweed highway & Woodshed Prophets opening, money raised will go for the Chenango county Toys for Tots Program. Tickets are available at RockInThePark2013.eventbrite.com. You can hear the Interview with WCDO’s Rob Ray at 8:15 Friday morning.
Governor Cuomo announced that New Yorkers would be treated to a “Taste of New York” experience at the State Fair this summer. New York grown and produced food and beverage products will be sampled and sold under the Taste New York banner all across the Fair this year and also at the newly-renamed Taste New York Marketplace. A Taste NY Wine and Cheese Competition will be held and fairgoers could win a Taste NY Basket of Bounty filled with ‘Made in NY’ products.
Congressman Chris Gibson released a statement today in advance of the release of the New York City Filtration Avoidance Determination Review by the state Department of Health. Gibson said that flood mitigation efforts must be a priority the severe flooding in recent years, in addition for the need of clean water for downstate residents. The Filtration Avoidance was first issued in 1997; it allowed the city to avoid water filtration of their upstate reservoirs through stringent regulations. A review of the agreement was due to be released last year; it has not yet been released for public input. Local residents looking for more information can go to gibson.house.gov/watershed.
The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 38-year-old Justin Pisanello of Greene Tuesday, for Harassment in the 2nd Degree. Pisanello was charged following an altercation at Seeber’s Tavern in the Town of Smithville. He will appear in the Town of Smithville Court at a later date.
Governor Cuomo and BASS today announced the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament would return to New York State in 2014. The event will include the “Governor’s Challenge,” which will be a fishing competition featuring the Governor, elected officials, and some of the biggest names in professional fishing, The Governor’s Challenge will be held next fall in the Finger Lakes to attract visitors to the Upstate region and boost the local economy.