Losee’s Gun Shop of Oneonta & Gerster’s Trucking of Davenport are continuing their relief efforts to those affected in Texas by Hurricane Harvey, Jim Losee explains:

(Jim Losee 9-5-17)

Losee’s Gun Shop is located on Route 23 Southside Oneonta; the trailer is available for donation between 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM each day.
The Salvation Army based in Sidney will hold an additional collection drive again later this week, for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, spokesperson Marie Cole explains:

(Marie Cole 9-5-17)

Cole said that early estimates from the Walton collection over the weekend, netted about $4000 dollars for the relief effort.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 40 year old Gloria Prott of Southhaven on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired by drugs, speeding at 80 miles an hour in a 55 zone and operating a motor vehicle with an open container of an alcoholic beverage, following a traffic stop on State Highway 17 in the Town of Hancock. 49-year-old Edward Prott of Southhaven was a passenger in the vehicle; he was also arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Cocaine and Marijuana were seized from the vehicle; both were arraigned in Hancock Village Court and were remanded to the Delaware County Jail on cash bail pending future court action.
More than 9.1 million New Yorkers were working in 2016, according to a report released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The report showed that regional growth remained uneven, with downstate regions experiencing the highest employment growth while most upstate regions saw declines. The report also showed that the total number of employed workers declined in the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley, Central New York and Western New York from 2011 to 2016, women constitute nearly 48% of the labor force, 40.6% have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and nearly 24% of workers in New York belonged to unions.
Chenango County Sheriff Deputies & Norwich City Police arrested 56-year-old James Brown following an investigation into the illegal growing of cannabis. The investigation led Deputies to a Sherburne residence where marijuana plants were discovered, Brown was released on an appearance ticket for a later date in the Town of Sherburne Court.
Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 57-year-old Timothy Hunter after a warrant was issued for his arrest following a domestic dispute where he allegedly displayed a firearm; the victims fled the scene to a nearby residence & called 911. Hunter was arrested without incident and arraigned in the Town of North Norwich Court where he was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail.
The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting this evening. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall.

A bat tested positive for rabies in the Town of Walton, the 4th rabid animal in Delaware County this year. There was 1 human exposure and the individual is receiving rabies post exposure prophylaxis. Delaware County Public Health’s last free rabies clinic for 2017 will be held in October at the Delhi Fire Hall. To report a suspected rabid animal, call Delaware County Public Health at 832- 5200, more information is also available at delawarecountypublichealth.com
State Police arrested 62-year-old Gary Perine of Sanford for 3rd degree Arson. On August 25, troopers and local fire departments responded to an unoccupied house fire at 28 Kenyon Hill road in the town of Sanford, troopers accuse Perine had purposely started the fire inside his home. Perine was arraigned in the town of Sanford court and was remanded to the Broome county jail with no bail set. His next court date is pending.
Governor Cuomo announced that the Great New York State Fair concluded a successful year by breaking two records on its final day. Labor Day attendance of 124,819 not only set the record for the most people to come to the Fair on a single day, it also drove the Fair to an all-time annual attendance record of 1,161,912 people. During this year’s run, the Fair set four daily attendance records, including breaking the record for the largest single-day audience ever twice.
The Village of Sidney Board will hold a Special Meeting this evening at 7:00 PM in the board room located in the Civic Center, to discuss 3 specific personnel matters. The board will go directly into executive session once the meeting is called to order and will take action after executive session is closed and the regular meeting has opened again.
The investigation into the actions by Otsego County Sheriff Rich Devlin’s Son Ros, while serving as a Corrections officer at the Otsego County Jail, has been passed on to an investigative body for further scrutiny, Unadilla Representative Ed Frazier explains:

(Ed Frazier 9-5-17)

Ros Devlin was suspended earlier this year for allegedly making threatening remarks while on the job & was suspended & his firearms privileges removed.

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