24-year-old David Murrer of Harpursville has been indicted on a number of charges in Broome County Court, in connection with an accident on I-88 last December. Murrer was indicted by a Broome County Grand Jury for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Manslaughter, 2nd degree Manslaughter, plus Assault, Vehicular Assault, DWI, & Reckless Driving, He is accused of crashing into a vehicle driven by Synthia Baciuska of Afton, which forced the vehicle off of the highway, it over turned, and a passenger, 67 year old Lynn Bacuiska was ejected, he was declared dead at the scene. Mrs. Baciuska suffered non-life threatening injures & was taken an area hospital for treatment.
Tomorrow is opening day of the Afton Fair at the Fairgrounds, fair committee spokesperson Rhonda Barriger comments:

(Rhonda Barriger 7-5-17)

The Afton fair runs through Sunday, more information is available at 639-1525 or The Afton Fair.com.
Several area fire companies responded this morning to the report of a fire with explosions of hazardous materials, at 178 Howe Lane in Afton off of State Route 41 in Afton. Afton, Bainbridge & Sidney Fire Department responded to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:15 AM, at Pit Stop Auto Repair. The investigation is ongoing.
Governor Cuomo announced that nearly $37 million in grants and interest-free loans have been approved by the State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors to support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state. Locally, the Village of Stamford will receive $6.2 million, for the construction of a new water storage tank and control building to replace the Village’s old tank, undersized water distribution mains with new mains at several locations throughout the Village.
The State DEC announced that Bald eagles are thriving in the State, with 323 breeding pairs reported so far this year, the largest number since the agency began a restoration effort in 1976. The DEC started a “hacking” program in 1976, which involved hand rearing and releasing older nestlings, acquired from healthy populations of bald eagles in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Alaska. During a 13-year period, 198 bald eagle nestlings were collected, raised to independence with minimal human contact, and were released in New York, were the population has continued to grow.
The Northeast Regional Climate Center Reports this was the 4th wettest spring on record from the Mid Atlantic & into the North East States, which has led to a spike in mosquitoes. 50 different species have been counted, with the concern mainly regarding the Northern House Mosquito, which is a usual carrier of the West Nile Virus. New York DEC reminds area residents to get rid of any standing water on or around your property, in order to curtail mosquito breeding.

The Oneonta Common Council is expected to vote for a new Police Chief at their next meeting tonight. Acting Chief Douglas Brenner has the endorsement of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, tonight’s meeting will be held in the Common Council Chambers at Oneonta City Hall at 7:00 PM.
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica announced his candidacy for the 22nd Congressional District, at a Press Conference in Binghamton at the Broome County Courthouse this afternoon. Brindisi is already seek the seat currently held by Freshman Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, who won the last election in November of last year.

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