Bainbridge Man Arrested For Auto Theft

A Bainbridge man faces a felony charge in connection with a vehicle theft. Police say 40-year-old Hayes Cutting took the car from a village of Sidney location and officers spotted it last Friday in the parking lot of a hotel in the town of Dickinson. Cutting was seen trying to get into the car and that’s when officers tried to apprehend him but Cutting took off into wooded area. He was eventually taken into custody.

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wnbf.com/suspect-nabbed-after-running-into-woods-near-binghamton-area-hotel/

Cuomo Signs Tobacco Age Bill

The countdown is on until New York’s legal smoking age goes from 18 to 21. On Tuesday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill raising the legal age and it will go into effect in mid-November. The higher age requirement applies to both tobacco products and e-cigarettes or vaping materials. According to the Governor’s office tobacco use continues to be the number one cause of preventable death in New York State.

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www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-raise-tobacco-and-e-cigarette-sales-age-18-21

OPD Conducting Physical Agility Practice Session

Oneonta Police are conducting a physical agility practice session next Tuesday for those who are considering applying to become an officer. It takes place at Neahwa Park starting at 6:00 p.m. The practice sessions are designed to provide potential candidates with an understanding of their physical abilities in relation to the established standards and to demonstrate the testing process. Participants should be on time and dress for physical activity. Reservations are due by Friday by calling 607-432-0670.

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www.facebook.com/events/479489576196415/

Unadilla Pedestrian Critically Injured After Being Struck

A 69-year-old woman suffered critical injuries after being struck by a car in the town of Unadilla. State Police say the woman was walking on the eastern shoulder last Saturday when she was hit by an SUV driven by Nicole Wilbur of Unadilla after Wilbur became distracted and drifted off the road. Investigators say the victim was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse where she underwent surgery and is listed in critical but stable condition. Wilbue received a number of moving violation citations.

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www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=68351

Bassett Medical Center Recognized For Care Of Stroke Patients And Good Outcomes

Bassett Medical Center announces they’ve received an award from the American Heart Association for its care of stroke patients and good outcomes. The Association’s Get With The GuidelinesĀ®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award recognizes the commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines using the latest scientific evidence. Stroke is said to be the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.

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Press release

Bonderoff And Bell Named To OCHC Board

The President of O’Connor Hospital in Delhi is named to the board of the Oneonta Community Health Center. Scott Bonderoff is also the vice-president of ancillary support at Bassett Medical Center and has been with the Network for more than 18 years. Bassett Medical Center’s patient access manager Teri Bell is also named to the OCHC board. She has been with Bassett for 11 years. Both Bonderoff and Bell began their appointments on July 1.

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Press release

CWC Awards 33 Watershed Education Grants

33 grants totaling nearly $200,000 were recently awarded by the Catskill Watershed Corp. to schools and non-profit organizations planning clean water education projects and programs. Grants will fund a range of projects, from a summer nature camp for kids at the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve in Stamford to public programming at John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury. The Hanford Mills Museum and Delaware County Historical Association also received grants.

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Metzger Visits Young Farming Family at Berry Brook Farm

State Senator Jen Metzger visited Berry Brook Farm in Hamden to celebrate their being awarded $16,500 in funding from the state’s Beginning Farmers Grant Fund, which allows new and early-stage farmers to access funds to help grow their farming businesses. The money will go to construct a greenhouse and expand cold storage in the farm’s barn.
The Beginning Farmers Grant Fund is administered by Empire State Development, in consultation with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

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Press release

Smith To Host PLAY Ball At BHOF

This Friday Ozzie Smith, the Education Ambassador for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, will host PLAY Ball from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the in Cooperstown. PLAY is short for Players, Legends and You. Ozzie will welcome fellow Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman, Jim Thome and Alan Trammell as his guests during a fun-filled morning that gives fans a unique chance to experience on-field moments and stories with Hall of Famers. Register by calling the Membership department at 607-547-0397.

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Press release

Bassett Adds K-9 To Securitty Detail

There’s a new four-legged member of Bassett Medical Center’s security team. K-9 Hudson is the first dog to join the hospital’s security team and will be working with his partner security officer Robert Meiser. Hudson made his debut last month and not only can he help with security he’s also trained to be a comfort dog who interacts with patients, visitors and staff. Bassett’s security team has over 60 officers and is the network’s liasion with law enforcement.

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Press release