Governor Cuomo today announced that The State has revised its Domestic Incident Report, which will allow law enforcement to collect more detailed information to enhance investigations, improve officer safety and connect domestic violence victims with support services. Police officers are required by law to complete the report whenever they respond to a domestic incident call, on average, officers statewide complete an estimated 400,000 Domestic Incident Reports every year.
with the parade of top level State Leaders heading for jail, Area Assemblyman Pete Lopez said that his fellow lawmakers talk a big game about ethics reforms, but nothing has been done:

(Lopez 5-4-16)

Other top lawmakers beside Silver & Skelos that have been charged with corruption related crimes include former State Senate Leaders Joe Bruno, Pedro Espada & Hiram Monserratte, & former Governor Elito Spitzer resigned due to a prostitution scandal, and a top level aide to Governor Cuomo is being investigated.
29 organizations in the region received grants totaling $180,664 from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s Community Fund and special funds, in the spring 2016 competitive grant cycle. Community Fund Grants went to Chenango County United Way, Oneonta World of Learning, Morris Central Schools, Rural Health Network, Catskill Development Foundation, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The United Way of Delaware/Otsego, Village of Oxford Police Department. More information is available at donorswhocare.org.
Another free rabies clinic will be held in Oneonta today. The clinic for dogs cats & ferrets will be held at Neahwa Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
The Chenango Arts Council will feature the No BS! Brass Band on Saturday at 7:00 pm in the Martin W. Kappel Theater, 27 West Main Street in Norwich. Council Spokesperson Alecia O’Neill said that the band has gained international acclaim quickly, since they were booked a year ago:

(Alecia O’Neill 5-4-16)

Also on Saturday is the Allegro 5KRun & the day-long May Day Community Celebration with artists, craft and food vendors, and activities, WCDO Will be broadcasting live Saturday morning, more information can be accessed at ChenangoArts.org or by calling 607-336-ARTS.

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison, in a Manhattan federal courtroom Tuesday. Silver was convicted last year on corruption charges for collecting about 5 million dollars in kickbacks during his 21 years as Assembly Speaker.
Former state Senator Tom Libous of Binghamton died Tuesday, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Libous was 63. Funeral services will be announced shortly.
The State Senate passed legislation renaming a portion of State Route 357 in Delaware County in honor of United States Marine Corporal Nicholas Uzenski. The bill sponsored by Senator Jim Seward pays tribute to the Uzenski, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 when his unit was ambushed during a reconnaissance mission. The bill designates the portion of Route 357 from the intersection with State Route 28 in the town Franklin to the Franklin-Sidney town line, The Town of Franklin requested the special highway designation. Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Cliff Crouch has been introduced in the state assembly.
The Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council will hold a meeting this morning at 10:30-12:30 at the Sidney Memorial Library. There will be fun activities for children at 10:30 provided by our local Occupational and Physical Therapists. During the discussion portion of the LEICC meeting we will review steps of transition from Early Intervention to Preschool.


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