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%, Delaware 6.0% and Otsego County 5.0% unemployment.
The joint meeting of the Village & Town of Sidney boards scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. The 2 boards were scheduled to meet Monday at 6:00 PM at the Sidney Civic Center; the Sidney Village board will still hold their meeting at 7:00 PM.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30-year-old Nicholas Ildefonso of Walton for aggravated unlicensed operation, improper licenses plates, uninspected motor vehicle, inadequate headlights, unregistered motor vehicle and no license plate lamps. Ildefonso was arraigned in the Town of Walton Court, where he posted bail in the amount of $950 and was released pending future court action.
Severe winter weather in the Buffalo area has seriously impacted the supply of blood, according to the American Red Cross. About 30 blood drives in that area were cancelled due to the extreme winter conditions. The Red Cross said the cancellations have resulted in a shortfall of nearly 840 units of blood and platelet donations over the past several days. The organization is now asking local residents who are eligible to donate to make an appointment. Appointments can be made with the Blood Donor App, at redcrossblood.org or at 1-800-RED CROSS.
THE GUILFORD TOWN BOARD WILL HOLD A WORK SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DRAFT, TOMORROW AT NOON AT THE GUILFORD TOWN HALL, LOCATED ON MARBLE RD. IN GUILFORD CENTER. GUILFORD TOWN RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
Ganesh Ramsaran was arraigned on bribery charges in Chenango County Court Thursday, according to the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office. Ramsaran was indicted on a bribery charge for allegedly trying to bribe a county corrections officer into letting him escape the county jail in exchange for $100,000. Ramsaran faces court action on the latest charge on December 5th; he faces sentencing on a 2nd degree murder charge in county court on December 1st.
The national baseball Hall Of fame & Museum in Cooperstown announced that beginning Monday, they will document the San Francisco Giants’ most recent World Series title through a their annual tribute to the World Series Champions. The Museum acquired several artifacts from the champion Giants as well as from Kansas City Royals, including items used in the series by the Giants Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence & manager Bruce Bochy, as well as items from the American League Champion Royals from Yordano Ventura, Brandon Finnegan, & Royals manager Ned Yost.
New York lawmakers will have to figure out how to spend a $5 billion surplus in the coming state budget. The surplus comes from settlements with banks and insurance companies, and lawmakers are already being lobbied on where to spend the extra funds. Governor Cuomo said some of the money should support economic development and a plan to expand broadband access, he will submit his executive budget proposal to lawmakers in January.