Archives for September 2016

SUNY Delhi disruption

There was a bit of a disruption reported on the SUNY Delhi campus Sunday morning following a dance party in the Farrell Center,

Campus police say several fights broke out outside the center and as they tried to break up the crowd things got heated – resulting in local law enforcement being brought in to aid campus police in getting things under control.

In a statement the university says some pepper spray was used but there were no reports of any serious injuries.

The university cancelled additional dance parties and other events scheduled for yesterday.

SUNY Oneonta Mills Lecture on Wednesday

SUNY Oneonta’s 2016 Mills Distinguished Lecture takes place Wednesday night in the Alumni Field House.

The lecturer is author, TV host and transgender rights activist Janet Mock, known for her memoir entitled “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More” about her journey of transitioning to her truest self as a high school and college student

The Mills Distinguished Lectureship honors the bequest from Professor Albert Mills and his wife, Helena that led to the establishment in 1988 of a fund to bring prominent speakers to the SUNY Oneonta campus.

Admission is free but tickets are required.

Arrest in senior robbery case

An Oneonta man suspected of robbing a woman is also facing charges connected with a number of burglaries and passing fake money.

Police say they arrested Joshua J. Johnston on suspicion he robbed a woman in her 60s on Thursday near Grand Street, pushing her to the ground then stealing her purse.

According to investigators once Johnston was arrested they found he was connected with the theft of various items from a number of parked cars – and that in July he passed counterfeit $20 bills at a restaurant.

Bail was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

Chenango County senior flu shot event

Chenango County’s annual flu shot event for those over the age of 60 takes place a week from Tuesday at the Norwich Family YMCA from 9 to 11 am.

Along with free flu shots for seniors, the event includes screening and other information provided by the Chenango County Health Department and the Chenango County Area Agency on Aging.

Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportinuity to win prizes during a raffle and other giveaways.

National Child Safety Week

Today kicks off National Child Passenger Safety Week when traffic safety partners, law enforcement and communities raise awareness of the importance of buckling children up correctly.

Locally there are a number of locations where those wanting to verify their child safety restraints are working and installed properly can go for no charge – but appointments are necessary.

In Otsego County – Public Health Nurses on 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Monday thru Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Appointment required
Safety Seat Fitting is available for special needs children
Contact: JoAnn Schallert at (607) 547-4230 or email

Chenango County – Chenango County Sheriff’s Office
279 County Road 46, Norwich, NY 13815
Weekdays – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays — Appointment required
Contact: Deputy Sheri Howe at (607) 337-1874 or e-mail

Family Enrichment Network, Inc.
21S Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Third Friday of month – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Appointment required
Contact: Melanie Manwarren at (607) 336-2809 or e-mail

In Delaware County – Delaware County Public Health
Delaware Opportunities, 35430 State Route 10, Hamden, NY 13782
4th Wednesday of the month – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Appointment required
English Speaking Technicians Only.
Contact: Virginia Austin at (607) 746-1700

New York State Police
Box 300, Route 7, Sidney, NY 13838
Appointment required
Contact: Trooper Nelson Torres at (607) 561-7487

Under New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law, all children must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle, until they reach their eighth birthday. An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child’s size and weight recommended by the manufacturer. Vehicle safety belts are not designed for children under four feet, nine inches tall, and do not protect young children.

MMA license window now open

Get ready to see more mixed martial arts action in our state now that applications are now being accepted for MMA licensing.

Prospective fighters, officials and promoters will need to apply for a license, issued by the New York State Athletic Commission.

According to the Department of State the new MMA action will pump over $135 million into the state’s economy – which means more tax money doled out to cities and towns,

Worcester man faces 300 years behind bars

A 300 year jail sentence may await a man convicted on sex charges involving pre-teen girls

The Otsego County District Attorney’s Office says that’s the maximum time 50 year old Jeffrey C. Feldman could be sentenced to after a jury convicted him on 14 counts of child sex.

The jury took only about 5 hours to convict Feldman.

Sentencing is set for November 4.

Garrattsville chicken barbecue tomorrow

The Garrattsville Fire Company holds its annual chicken barbecue this Sunday

Besides the food, the 55th annual event features live entertainment, kids activities including a bounce house and a number of raffles including a Chinese auction.

It all starts at 1pm at the firehouse on State Route 51.

Hartwick student arrested on drug charges

Police arrested a Hartwick College Student from Maryland on suspicion he had a large stash of illegal drugs.

Oneonta Police say they worked with Hartwick College security on the investigation into what Noah Graetz had in his dorm room.

A search warrant revealed a quantity of marijuana and cocaine with a street value of more than $9300 along with over $2000 in cash.

Graetz faces several felony charges.