The State Senate & the State Assembly have passed their versions of a state budget in Albany this week, lawmakers from both houses will soon convene budget conference committee to iron out the differences. Governor Cuomo’s budget plan calls for a reduction in spending from last year’s budget, both the Assembly & state Senate are looking for increases in spending well over the Governors numbers, including about 1.9 billion dollars in additional aid to education. The state budget is due on April 1st.
State Police at Sidney arrested 24 year old Bernadette Kalsky of Vestal for Aggravated DWI following an accident on I-88 In Bainbrdge. Troopers responded to a Chenango County 911 report of a one car motor vehicle accident on the Interstate, Kalsky struck a guiderail and drove off the road. Kalsky was not injured in the accident, she had a reported BAC content of .21, she was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Bainbridge Court on March 23rd.
The Afton Sertoma club will hold their annual “Goofy Golf” fundraiser at the Afton Central School Tomorrow. Spokesperson Helen Kittle explains:
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Refreshments will be available and trophies will be awarded, more information is available at 639-2065.
The Sidney American Legion will be hosting an open house tomorrow to increase membership. Spokesman Larry Halbert explains:
(Larry Halbert 3-13-15)
More information about the open house or the American legion itself is available at 434-0239 or 237-4762.
A fundraiser for Bainbridge native Heather Bucalos (Byu-CAL-us) will be held Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sidney Elks Lodge. All the money raised at the event will assist Heather to cover medical and travel expenses to treat her illness. More Information is avaialbel at the “Hope For Heather” Facebook page.
More dates that have just been added for free tax preparation programs this month, including on Saturdays this month at the Delhi Branch of Sidney Federal Credit Union. Cheri Albrecht of the United Way of Delaware & Otsego Counties explains:
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Locations will be in Delhi & Oneonta; all appointments can be made through Catholic Charities at 432-0061.
A fundraising Bowl-A-Thon will be held in Sidney Saturday to support the Sidney Boys & Girls Club, the event will be held at the East Main Lanes in Sidney, more information is available at 561-2311.