Tioga Downs in Nichols will officially open as a full-fledged casino tomorrow. The site was awarded one of the last Casino licenses by the state gaming commission, as another way to increase upstate tourism & development. A New casino sneak Preview is being conducted at the Nichols facility this afternoon, prior to tomorrow’s official opening.
50-year-old Jeffrey Feldman of Worcester was sentenced top 35 years in Prison, after a recent trial & conviction in Otsego County Court. Feldman was found guilty of engaging in sexual acts on multiple occasions with females under the age of 13.
Governor Cuomo announced the 6 winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Business Competition, which focuses on supporting and growing clean-energy businesses in the Southern Tier. The $1 Million Dollar Grand Prize winner was Micatu of Horseheads; they make an optical sensor that gives accurate voltage readings so utilities can reduce energy use. The $500,000 Award winner was Charge CCCV in Binghamton, which produces energy storage batteries for telecommunications systems and other industries that need storage with longer lifetimes. The $250,000 Award winners was ChromaNanoTech in Binghamton, which produces a dye that keeps windows transparent but blocks ultraviolet radiation, so buildings stay cooler and air conditioning loads are reduced.
Chenango County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a town of Sherburne man for DWI and aggravated DWI following a one-car crash last week. 24 year old Branden McDaniel was arrested by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office following a crash on Kendricks Road in the Town of Sherburne on November 24th. McDaniel is accused of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .18 or higher. McDaniel will appear in Sherburne Town Court at a later date.
The City of Oneonta will have their annual Christmas Celebration tonight. An all day Ugly Sweater Contest concludes at 6:00 PM, at McLaughlin’s at 150 Main Street. The Oneonta Tree Lighting & the Oneonta Santa Claus appearance will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Muller Plaza on Main Street.
The annual Downtown Norwich Tree Lighting Ceremony, will be held today at West Park. Santa will be visiting with area children in his igloo at the East Park gazebo, the Igloo will open following the Parade of Lights & will be Friday’s from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00 pm during the Christmas holiday season.

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 21-year-old Matthew DeVaul of Binghamton Tuesday, on a charge of Grand Larceny. DeVaul is accused in connection with a reported larceny of a vehicle from a Town of Afton residence; he was arraigned in the Town of Afton Court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $2000 cash bail pending future court action.
The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will have their next Business After Hours event today. The Business After Hours program will be held at Nana’s Keepsakes from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, and the Public is welcome to attend.
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School Board of Education’s next Meeting will be held tonight in the District Conference Room at 6:30 PM. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.

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