U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited the Acco Plant in Sidney today for a tour of the facility & a meeting with area business leaders & local elected officials. Schumer discussed Acco & its plans for the future & other local plans:
(Senator Schumer 8-31-17)
Acco Sidney General Manager Jeff Almasian told WCDO News that it was important to have Senator Schumer tour the plant today:
(Jeff Almasian 8-31-17)
Glenn Nealis of the Delaware County IDA & Delaware County Economic Development told WCDO news that it’s important to keep leaders like Senator Schumer up to date on expansion plans locally, in order to get his assistance:
(Glenn Nealis 8-31-17)
Acco in Sidney currently has about 650 full time staff, which is augmented by 100 to 150 temporary workers for peak production times.
The village of Sidney may have found their answer to getting an upgraded water supply to meet the village’s demand for clean water, Sidney Mayor Andy Matviak explains:
(Andy Matviak 8-31-17)
Sidney has previously had issues with low water pressure and Manganese issues with the water supply, they hope to correct both issues long term with the site.
Hartwick College is held an open house for the new space at the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage today. College Officials also officially opened their newest student residence, which is a 72-bed apartment complex.
Local Assemblyman Cliff Crouch announced his annual fundraising Pig Roast, to be held at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. The event will be held on Sunday September 17th from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.
State Police arrested 57 year old Rusty McConnell from Conklin, for Falsifying Business Records, and his girlfriend 41 year old April Westbrook from Conklin for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. The arrests occurred after troopers were advised of a theft of 37 brake drums from the property of Sandbox Logistics of Kirkwood, their investigation determined that McConnell and Westbrook had dropped off the stolen brake drums as scrap metal for cash in the city of Binghamton, while at the recycling locations McConnell had signed several business records saying that the scrap brake drums were his. Both were issued tickets returnable to the city of Binghamton court on September 9th.
The State Office of General Services announced that a surplus vehicle, highway equipment, and miscellaneous property auction has been scheduled in Unadilla on Thursday, September 7th. Information on specific items and terms of sale is available at ogs.ny.gov, or at (518) 457-6335. The auction will be held on September 7th at 9:30 AM, at the State Police Troop C Headquarters on State Route 7.
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will hold its “1st Friday Eat & Meet” tomorrow at 8:30 AM at the Sidney Elks Club, on River Street in Sidney. The featured speaker for the event is Bill Wagner, Director of Mobility Management of South Central New York. More information or registration is available at 746-2281 or delawarecounty.org.