Governor Cuomo today directed the State Department of Financial Services to promote new emergency regulations mandating health insurance providers do not discriminate against New Yorkers with pre-existing conditions or based on age or gender, in addition to safeguarding the 10 categories of protections guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health will ban all insurers who withdraw from offering Qualified Health Plans on the State Health Marketplace from any Health related program, including Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan. The Governor will also direct state agencies and authorities to ban insurers who withdraw from the State Health Marketplace from contracting with the state.
Delaware County Sheriff Deputies arrested 19-year-old Derek Mead of Walton on 3 counts of endangering the welfare of a child following a report of an underage drinking party in the Town of Meredith. Deputies accuse Mead of allowing 3 children less than 17 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Mead was released on tickets returnable to Meredith Town Court at a later date.
The Village of Bainbridge announced that crews worked on a water main break on North Main Street this morning from Newtown Creek to Yaleville Creek. Village officials reported that the break was fixed & service was restored at about 1:00 PM today.
The state legislature will be wrapping up this year’s regular session in the coming weeks, and they are expected to deal with the remaining bills up for consideration. Assemblyman Cliff Crouch said that he would like to see Brittany’s Law passed this year:
(Cliff Crouch 6-5-17)
“Brittany’s Law” in named after Brittany Passalacqua, who was a 12-year-old girl who was killed along with her mother in Geneva by a man who had served prison time for assaulting his own infant daughter. The bill has passed in the State senate several times but has not passed in the Assembly.
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd annual Catskill Scenic Mountain Trail Half Marathon and Relay on Saturday, July 22. The 13.1-mile race route begins at the Bloomville entrance to the Catskill Scenic Trail, along state Route 10, and finishes at Veteran’s Park in Stamford. Race day registration begins at 7:00 AM; the race begins at 8:00 AM. Race proceeds benefit SUNY Delhi’s cross-country summer training program and Delaware County volunteer fire departments. The event is sponsored by SFCU. For more information visit delawarecounty.org, runwildinthecatskills.com or call 746-2281.
The Oneonta Parks & Recreation committee will hold their next regular meeting tonight. The meeting will be held in the Mayor’s Conference Room starting at 7:00 PM.
The Binghamton Devils will have their home opener on Saturday, October 7 at 7:05 PM, at the Arena in Binghamton. More information, including pricing, benefits, is available at binghamtondevils.com or at 722-7367. The full league schedule will be announced later in the summer.
The Otsego County sheriff’s department arrested 59 year old Perry Webb of New Lisbon Friday night for 2nd degree murder, for the alleged killing of one man & the assault of another. Deputies & State Police responded to 393 Wheat Road in New Lisbon, where they found 63 year old Arthur Bellinger dead, and one other man injured Webb was taken into custody, the 2nd unidentified man was taken to Bassett Hospital & was treated & released. The investigation is continuing.
A bat tested positive for rabies in the Village of Delhi. This is the first animal in Delaware County to test positive for rabies in 2017. There were no human exposures; a dog and two cats were exposed to the rabid bat. Vaccination records of the pets indicated the animals were not up to date their rabies vaccinations. The animals have begun a 6 month quarantine following the New York State Department of Health guidelines. To report a suspected rabid animal call Delaware County Public Health Services at 607-832-5200. For more information call 607-832-5200 or visit our website at www.delawarecountypublichealth.com.
State Senator Jim Seward announced that the recently adopted State budget includes $194,500 for the City of Oneonta to help offset public safety costs generated due to being a SUNY host community. Seward’s legislation includes a formula to distribute state aid to municipalities hosting four-year SUNY schools, has received the backing of local officials as well as the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). Companion legislation has been introduced in the state Assembly.
After getting rained out on Monday, May 29th, Bainbridge officials have decided to hold a rescheduled Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, June 10th. The Parade will form at the Greenlawn Elementary School at 10:00 AM, Military veterans should report to the Greenlawn Cemetery no later than 10:00, The Parade will start at 10:30 AM.