Broome County officials announced that a prescription drop box has been placed in the lobby of the Broome County Office Building. People are encouraged to drop old, outdated prescription medications into the box to make sure they are disposed of properly and that they stay out of the hands of children and teenagers. The box in the Broome County Office building will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The box in the lobby of the Broome County Sheriff’s office and is available for drop off from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Needles will not be accepted at the drop boxes.
State Police arrested 59-year-old Anthony Fischetti of Binghamton, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, following a vehicle stop for having a rear license plate lamp that was not working, on State Route 17 in Windsor. An investigation accuse Fischetti of driving with a suspended driver’s license in an uninspected vehicle, an inventory of the vehicle discovered 2.5 grams of heroin and oxycodone pills. Fischetti was arraigned at the Town of Sanford Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail with no bail set; he faces action in the Town of Windsor Court today.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane today announced the creation of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force across Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts are on board, with other states expected to be announced in the coming weeks. In the last two years, over 98% of the large-scale heroin trafficking cases prosecuted by the New York Attorney General’s Office have involved heroin flowing between New York and either Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Massachusetts.
It will be the big wrap up 2 days of racing at I-88 Speedway in Afton Friday & Saturday. Track Spokesman Jamie Page explains:
(Jamie Page 10-8-14)
Friday, will feature 7 races, Saturday will feature 5 more races, including the Short Track Super Series with $5,000-plus purse, the full lineup & schedule is available through I88speedway.com.
Governor Cuomo said he will make several international trips in his second term, assuming he wins re-election in November. Cuomo, plans to embark upon trade missions to Canada, Mexico, Italy, Israel and China as part of an effort to help New York firms expand into international markets. Cuomo is up for re-election on Nov. 4. Polls show him with a big lead over his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive.
New York voters may have only one chance to see the candidate’s debate before this year’s gubernatorial election. Republican Rob Astorino will not accept an invitation to a one-on-one public radio debate with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that was set for later this month. That leaves a single televised debate in Buffalo with Cuomo, Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Michael McDermott. A date for the Buffalo debate has not been announced. The election is Nov. 4
An Otsego County free rabies clinic will be held for dogs, cats & Ferrets tonight, from 6:00 TO 8:00 PM. The Clinic will be held at the Otego Fire Department.
Agriculture agencies In Chenango county Will host an open house tonight at the 99 Broad Street agricultural Center in Norwich, showcasing 4-H, CCE, FSA & Soil & Water Conservation. The event will include rocket launching with 4-H, snacks with EAT SMART NY, Door Prizes & tours of the Historic building, from 6:00 TO 8:00 PM tonight.