The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a deceased male at 221 Charles Kelly Road in the Town of Oxford. The victim was identified as 58-year-old David Green, who resided at that address   The autopsy on Green determined that the cause of death was a homicide, he apparently was murdered at the Oxford location between Friday September 23rd in the evening and Saturday September 24th. Investigators are currently following numerous leads but are asking anyone with any information to contact them at 334-2000, option 1 or 607 337 1935.   The investigation is continuing.


State Police arrested 56-year-old Blair Williams of Toronto, Ontario Canada for forcible touching and unlawfully dealing with a child, in the village of Hancock. Williams is accused of forcibly touching a child less than 17 years old and also for giving the child alcoholic beverages.   Williams was arraigned in the Village of Hancock court and was remanded to the Broome County jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 property bond, pending court action at a later date.


A Time Warner Cable/ Siena College poll released Tuesday shows Republican John Faso holding a 1% lead over Democrat Zephyr Teachout in the race for the 19th Congressional District. Faso had 43% and Teachout was at 42% for the congressional seat currently held by Republican Chris Gibson, who declined to seek re-election for another 2-year term.   The poll surveyed 678 likely voters; it has a margin of error of 3.8%.


Governor Cuomo today announced that the Department of Financial Services has proposed a regulation that mandates banks and mortgage services report vacant and abandoned properties in accordance with the new law. The proposal comes on the heels of a law signed by the Governor in June that curbs the threat posed to communities by “zombie properties” by expediting foreclosure proceedings, improving the efficiency and integrity of the mandatory settlement conferences, and obligating banks and mortgage servicers to secure, protect and maintain vacant and abandoned properties before and during foreclosure proceedings. The new law goes into effect on December 20, 2016.


The Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship is launching 2 new workshop series for farm and food entrepreneurs. Both series are three sessions in length and will be held at CADE’s office at 5 Elm Street in Oneonta. Dairy Workshops will begin on Monday, October 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 1 PM and the 1st session of the Farm & Food Business Workshops will be held on Tuesday October 4th. Registration is required at cadefarms.org.


Governor Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 22 properties, to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Locally, the Common School 32 in Trout Creek, built between 1860 and 1880, & the Jewell Family Homestead, Guilford Built IN 1824 were recommended.


A debate has been scheduled for Thursday morning at the SUNY Broome Campus, among the 3 candidates running for the 22nd congressional district, to replace the outgoing Republican Richard Hanna. The Debates between independent Martin Babinec, Democrat Kim Myers & Republican Claudia Tenney will be held in the Student Center, Starting at 11:00 AM.


Tri-Town Coalition for Substance Abuse will hold their next meeting today at the Sidney High School Library, spokesperson Lorraine Keckeisen explains:

(Lorraine Keckeisen 9-28-16)

The meeting will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.-
A Red cross Blood Drive will be held today in Bainbridge from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the GreenLawn Elementary School. Those wishing to set up an appointment can download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.
State Senator Jim Seward will be in Oneonta today for the Otsego County Treatment Court. Senator Seward is a member of the New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, he will address treatment court participants and family members. Otsego County Judge Brian Burns presides over the program which assists alcohol and drug addicted defendants in breaking the cycle of addiction and criminal activity. Seward will begin at 2:00 PM at the Public Safety Building in the Oneonta City Courtroom at 81 Main Street; Oneonta.

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