An Interfaith Candlelight Vigil will be held tonight in Oneonta, in support of the Orlando Florida Shooting Victims. The vigil will begin at 7:00 PM in Muller Plaza on Main Street, the event is being hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, The 1st Methodist Church, the Oneonta NAACP & the city Of Oneonta Commission on Community Relations & Human Rights.
The State Public Service Commission adopted a 3-year electric and gas rate plans for NYSEG & Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. Effective July 1 of this year through April 30, 2019, typical residential electric customers in NYSEG’s service territory will see a monthly delivery charge increase of approximately $2.20 in the first year with increases of $1.76 and $1.79, respectively, in the second and third years. Under the company’s proposal, in rate year one, typical residential customers would have experienced an increase in delivery charges of $8.79 per month. Typical residential gas customers in NYSEG’s service territory will see a monthly delivery charge increase of approximately $1.35, $4.01, and $4.21 in rate year one, two and three, respectively.
The statewide unemployment rate decreased from 4.9% to 4.7% in May 2016. This represented the state’s lowest unemployment rate since August 2007. New York’s unemployment rate was equal to the U.S. rate in May 2016. In addition, the number of unemployed New Yorkers also decreased over the month – falling from 476,600 in April to 461,800 in May 2016, reaching its lowest level since October 2007. New York State’s private sector job count declined by 19,600, or 0.2%, in May 2016. About half of the state’s private sector job losses in May were temporary, due to a strike in the telecommunications industry. Since the beginning of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, New York State’s economy has added 794,700 private sector jobs and experienced employment growth in 56 of the past 65 months.
There will be a Federal Primary Election on Tuesday, June 28th, from 12;00 Noon to 9:00 PM. Democrats & Republicans will hold a Primary for Representative in Congress of the 19th District. There is a change for the town of Tompkins polling site, all Tompkins voters will vote at the Tompkins Town Hall at 148 Bridge Street in Trout Creek. June 21st is the last day an absentee ballot application may be mailed to the Board of Elections. June 27th is the last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot and the last day to mail a completed ballot to the Board of Elections. June 28th is the last day for a ballot to be delivered by agent to the Board of Elections. More information is available at the Delaware County Board of Elections at 832-5321.
Sidney Central School will hold their Summer Food Service Program this summer, to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Sidney Central School will serve children at the Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria, Monday through Thursday from July 11th to August 19th, with breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and lunch from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The free program is open to youth and children 18 years and under & for Special Education students up to age 21. More information is available at 563-2135, extension 4264.
Governor Cuomo announced the launch of coordinated sweeps during the summer concert season and at other underage hotspots as part of ongoing efforts to deter underage drinking and prevent the use of fake IDs. The enforcement sweeps will occur unannounced at various concert venues and will be carried out by the DMV, the State Liquor Authority, State Park Police, State Police, and local law enforcement agencies. Patrons under the age of 21 found to be using fake IDs or false documents with the intent of purchasing alcohol can be arrested and have their license revoked for a minimum of 90 days or up to one year.
The State Lawmakers are wrapping up their work for the 2016 session, this year’s Budget contains highway funding going to individual municipalities this year through “Pave NY”, for them to take care of various road repairs after the winter months. Area Assemblyman Bill Magee explains:
Magee said that there was also extra money sent to area school district and agricultural programs in the final version of the budget passed on April 1st.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reminded New Yorkers of common scams that occur during the summer, targeting consumers embarking on home improvement projects or planning family vacations. The Attorney General urged New Yorkers to notify his office If they have been targeted or victimized by these scams, through the Consumer Complaint Hotline at 1-800- 771-7755 or online at ag.ny.gov.
The Town Of Unadilla Board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be held tonight. the monthly Town Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Tongiht at 6:30 PM at the Town Hall, on State Route 7.
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting today in the District Conference Room at 6:30 PM. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.