Broome County sheriff’s department identified the deceased white male pulled from the Susquehanna River Monday as 21-year-old Ryan Bell of Groton. Bell was reported missing last year, his death is not considered suspicious but the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Broome County Sheriff’s department at 778-2053.
Lawmakers passed anew state budget that spend 142 billion dollars, which includes ethics reforms, & stays within the 2% spending cap by spending less than last year. Area Assemblyman Pete Lopez said that lawmakers are proud of those facts, but not his the final product cam about:
The New state Budget also increases aid to school district by more than a billion dollars above Governor Cuomo’s initial budget proposal. The New York farm bureau applauded lawmakers for an on time budget that spends more than 70 million dollars on agricultural programs.
The Chenango county health department announced a spring schedule for rabies clinics. The first clinic will be held on Wednesday April 22nd at the Guilford highway garage from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, a complete list is available at co.chenango.ny.us.
The Chenango county School Counselors Association us sponsoring its annual “Spring College Day on April 7th from 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM at the Norwich YMCA. Representatives from 40 colleges & The Armed forces will be present. The event is free & open to the public.
Governor Cuomo is restricting travel by state workers to Indiana following the controversy over that state’s new “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”. Cuomo’s executive order directs all state government-related entities to review requests for state-funded travel to Indiana and ban non-essential travel by state workers to the state. Travel for law enforcement or health-related matters are exempt.
The Prosecution has rested in the 3rd murder trial of Cal Harris in Schoharie County Court this morning. The defense is scheduled to call more witnesses to the stand, including Cal & Michelle Harris’s daughter Jenna. Cal Harris has been convicted twice before for the September 2001 Murder of his estranged wife Michelle, & was twice granted new trials on appeal. The current trial has lasted 8 weeks so far.
The Binghamton Senators have teamed up with Broome-Tioga Workforce New York to hold their first Annual Career Fair Wednesday, April 15, from 11a.m. until 3p.m. The first 500 people to present their resume at the Job Fair Information Table will receive a FREE TICKET to that night’s B-Sens game versus the Utica Comets at 7:05p.m. This free event is open to the public and is a great opportunity for both individuals in the area looking for employment as well as for local businesses to attract potential employees. Participating local companies include: Maines, Willow Run Foods, Mirabito Energy Products, Lourdes Hospital, Workforce New York and many more.
Otsego County Conservation Association launched a new website as part of its strategy to enhance communications and enable better access to resources for both its members and the public. The New website is organized into six main sections of information, OCCA’s website also includes links to the organization’s You Tube channel, where original and shared PowerPoint presentations and videos are organized by topic, and to the OCCA Facebook page. The site can be accessed at occainfo.org.