59-year-old Perry Webb of New Lisbon will appear in Town Of Hartwick Court Thursday evening for a felony hearing. Webb is accused of killing Arthur Bellinger & beating another man at 393 Wheat Road in New Lisbon last Friday night. Webb is being held in the Otsego County Jail on a 2nd degree murder charge.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Investigators announced the arrest of a former Town of Sidney, 43 year old Evan Oliver of Leesburg, Florida, at the Lake County Jail, where he has been held as a Fugitive from Justice since February 17th. Oliver was transported back to Delaware County on May 4th for arraignment, after a Delaware County Grand Jury handed down a Sealed Indictment charging Oliver on 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, 3 counts of Conspiracy & 1 count of Criminal Sale of Marihuana.
The Village of Sidney & Albert Torto Construction announced that work on the Main Street Revitalization project will be gin on Thursday at 7:30 AM. No Parking signs will be placed in the affected areas, some changes in traffic flow may occur, with patterns restored daily at the conclusion of that day’s work at 4:00 PM. Work will begin near the Library & will work down to the Railroad tracks, various phases of construction will continue, likely through the month of December.
Governor Cuomo announced today the State Police will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers. The Speed Week campaign runs today through June 13th, last year, during the Speed Week campaign, State Police issued more than 21,000 traffic tickets. More than 10,000 of the tickets were for speeding, more than 600 were for distracted driving, and more than 200 for violations of the Move Over law.
The State Division of Veteran’s Affairs closed their Sidney office at the Sidney Civic Center Building recently, following the recent sale of the Civic Center to 2+4 Developers, who are turning some of the building into Senior Housing. Assemblyman Cliff Crouch comments:

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Crouch said that he & State Senator Seward are working on the issue to bring those services back to, or closer to Sidney. Other area offices are in Oneonta, Delhi & Cooperstown.
Sidney Boy Scout Troop 99 will be holding their Spring Sign Up night tonight, at the 1st Congregational Church at Main & Bridge Street. All boys ages 11 to 17 are welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin at 7:00 PM. More information is available at 316-2853.

Governor Cuomo announced new regulations for the implementation of ride sharing across New York, which be offered by June 29th. The new regulations require that the fare or estimated fare be provided on the ride sharing app, which also must displayed. A photo of the driver; Make, model and color of the vehicle; and the vehicle’s license plate number. To become an approved ride sharing company, an application must be submitted to DMV and companies must have an app, there is a $100,000 application fee, with an annual renewal fee of $60,000. Drivers must pass a criminal background check, which includes a review of their driving record.
On Tuesday, the State Senate and Assembly passed a resolution to proclaim Sock Out Cancer Day in conjunction with the observation of National Cancer Survivors Day. Sock Out Cancer is an effort to benefit families of those battling cancer through a community partnership with the foundations of Lourdes Hospital and United Health Services, to show support and spread awareness. Members of the State Senate and Assembly wore multi-colored socks, representing the various forms of cancer diagnoses. The initiative provides individuals with non-medical financial assistance for living expenses such as rent or mortgages, groceries, & transportation, individuals can show their support by purchasing multi-colored socks.

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