Governor Cuomo today announced 169 conditional awards to agencies in 47 counties across the state, that will provide support services and operating funding for at least 1,200 units of supportive housing for homeless persons with special needs, conditions or other challenges. The awards are part of the $2.6 Billion, 5-Year plan to develop 6,000 units of Supportive Housing, in the Southern Tier, funding will go to the YWCA Binghamton, Family Enrichment Network in Broome County & Catholic Charities of Chenango County
Chenango County Sheriff’s department arrested 65-year-old Edith Butler of Bainbridge for leaving a companion animal inside a vehicle during extreme conditions at a Norwich business. Deputies responded to find 2 dogs locked inside a car with insufficient ventilation for about 90 minutes. The dogs were then removed from the vehicle and appeared to be in good health. Butler was issued an appearance ticket for a later date in the Town of Norwich Court.
Sidney Village Officials announced that Main Street, between Smith Street & Cartwright Avenue would be closed tomorrow to traffic, between the hours of 8:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Crews will be digging trenches in that area for new electric service, as part of the Main Street Revitalization Program. All Main Street businesses will be open their normal Hours Thursday & will be accessible for customers.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Shane Karika of Castle Creek, after Deputies responded on October 5th, to the report of a pick up truck stuck on Railroad Tracks in the town of Fenton. The truck had been reported stolen from a business in the Town of Vestal on September 17th, Witnesses reported that a male had walked away from the truck and down the tracks. Deputies located Karika, he was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, and he was turned over to the Vestal Police Department for further investigation & possible additional charges.
Foothills Performing Arts Center will hold a major Fundraiser October 29th; which will include Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Foothills spokesman Bill Youngs explains:

(Bill Youngs 10-11-17)

Tickets for the Taste of New York event and the Gilbert Gottfried show are available at 431-2080 or foothillspac.org.
Sidney Boy Scout Troop 99 is holding a Fall Sign Up night tonight from 6:30 to 8:00PM. The session will be held at the 1st Congregational Church at Main & Bridge Streets, boys at age 11 & up through high school, & their families, are welcome to attend.

Governor Cuomo announced $23 million in grants to support 12 essential drinking water and waste-water infrastructure projects throughout the Southern Tier. These grants are part of a $255 million statewide investment, funded through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, as well as the new Inter-municipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program. The Cities of Norwich & Binghamton, and the towns of Oxford & Roxbury will be receiving a portion of those funds for water infrastructure upgrades.
Vestal Police arrested a Mount Upton man Tuesday following a complaint of a burglary at a Vestal home in August. 31 year old Bryan Vasseur of Mount Upton is accused of acting as a real estate agent when he illegally entered the house, and leased the propoerty, while receiving a fee. Vasseur was charged with 3rd degree burglary & 4th degree Grand Larceny, he was arraigned in Town of Vestal Court Tuesday and was returned to the Broome County Jail where he was already being held on another charge.
The Oneonta Town Board will have a public hearing tonight on proposed revisions to the town’s sign ordinance. The hearing will be at the start of the regular monthly meeting in Town Hall, West Oneonta, at 7 p.m.

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