SUNY Morrisville’s Norwich campus is the location for a job fair to be held Nov. 9 at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event sposnored by the college and Commerce Chenango enables job seekers to talk one-on-one with representatives of corporate, small business, government, and non-profit organizations. Go to commercechenango.com for more info.
A Sherburne man on supervised release from a 2015 child pornography conviction pleads guilty to new child porn charges. Prosecutors say Matthew Bormann’s probation officer discovered the pornography during a visit in March. Sentencing will be next March with a mandatory 10 year minimum term plus time for violating the terms of supervision.
Recreational and medicinal marijuana sales in the City of Oneonta are likely to be permitted according to All Otsego which reports the Common Council has taken no action to prohibit sales. Under state law municipalities have until the end of the year to opt out. If approved sales wouldn’t begin until late next year.
Cooperstown will have a Halloween parade after all. According to All Otsego the Board of Trustees issued a permit for the parade to start at 4:45 p.m. at the east end of Main Street, near Cooper Park. The parade was canceled last year due to COVID-19.
NYSEG and its contractor will be installing sidewalks on River Street in Oneonta between Ann Street and Stewart’s starting today through next week, weather permitting. Work will occur each day between 7:30 a.m.until 4:00 p.m. Officials ask drivers and pedestrians to obey temporary traffic control devices and flaggers.
The Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office reports they’ve confiscated $5,500 in fake U.S. one hundred dollar bills. They were not in circulation but there may still be some out there, particularly in the southern end of the county. They are marked “invalid” in Turkish in the front lower left corner.
New York is committing over $11 million in federal workforce development funding over the next three years to expand the network of Disability Resource Coordinators to all 33 local workforce development areas. The expansion will better serve individuals with disabilities in New York State Career Centers.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office will be accepting expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at its semi-annual drug take back event on Saturday. Medications will be accepted at the Coventry Town Hall Sheriff’s Substation between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at no charge with no questions asked.
The State Department of Labor announced with the legalization of recreational marijuana employers are no longer permitted to test workers for pot. This also employs for prospective employees. Federal government employees and those with federal job requirements can still be tested as can those under 21 or who are independent contractors.
The Norwich Common Council decides to postpone voting on allowing marijuana dispensaries to operate within city limits. According to published reports the council is favoring approval of pot sales but making on-site consumption illegal. Under state law municipalities have to opt-in or out on sales and consumption by the end of the year.