Archives for May 2018

Animal Shelter Event Today At The Oneonta Y

The Oneonta YMCA is holding an event with the Susquehanna Animal Shelter today at 6:00 p.m. in the green space located next to the Y building on Ford Avenue. There will be a homemade dog toy station, and a doggy and me obstacle course, adoptable pets, and much more. Brandow’s Feed and Pet will be handing free dog and cat food samples. Please bring a donation or wish list item for admission.

Source: www.facebook.com/events/311235966073587/

New York Ranks 4th In Credit Card Debt

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced New York ranks fourth in credit card debt amongst the 50 states. A report released Tuesday put the Empire State’s credit card debt in 2017 at $58.2 billion. The report says state credit card debt declined significantly in the state from 2008 through 2013 but grew between 2014 through 2017 by more than 14 percent. New York’s debt rating is 20 percent higher than the national average and its 90-day delinquency rate is also higher than the national average.

Source: Press release

Cuomo Restores Felony Parolee Voting Rights

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced he has issued the first set of conditional pardons restoring the right to vote to 24,086 people under community supervision in New York State. Last month Cuomo signed an executive order restoring voting rights to those on parole for a felony that resulted in their incarceration. The pardons exclusively restore the right to vote and they have no other effect on a person’s conviction or status.

Source: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-first-group-conditional-pardons-restoring-right-vote-new-yorkers-parole

Hiker Killed At Hancock Trail

A hiker is killed Sunday after slipping off a Delaware County trail. Police say the victim was taking pictures on Jensen Ledge at Bouchouxville Trail Forest Preserve in Hancock when they slipped off a ledge ending up in rough terrain. The victim’s body wasn’t able to be removed until Monday. An identification hasn’t yet been released but authorities say the victim was wtih two companions at the time of the accident and it is not being considered suspicious.

Source: www.wbng.com/story/38290706/troopers-hiker-dies-from-fatal-fall-in-hancock

Lajoie & Triebold Win General Clinton Canoe Regatta

Thousands turned out this weekend for the 56th annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta in Bainbridge. Attendees were treated to carnival rides, live music and all kinds of food but the big draw is the 70-mile-long flat water canoe race which is said to be the largest one-day race in North America. The winners were Steve Lajoie and Andy Triebold completing the race in about seven-and-a-half hours. Teams from the Girl Scouts were among those taking part in the youth races.

Source: www.wicz.com/story/38283792/girl-scouts-compete-in-56th-annual-canoe-regatta

Otsego & Delaware County Sheriff Departments Collaborate On Training

The Otsego and Delaware County Sheriff’s Departments combined forces last week for a special in-service training program. Instructors from both agencies collaborated and developed a training package specifically designed to improve its department’s proficiency. Reality based training scenarios served as the foundation for drills that tested the participants under stress while educating them in skills specific to de-escalation, situational awareness, use of force and survival medical care. A similar training program is being planned for this fall.

Source: www.facebook.com/OtsegoSheriff/posts/1784550481627264

Downsville Man Arraigned On Felony Child Sex Charges

A Delaware County man is arraigned on felony child sex charges. Police say 19-year-old Justin Reed of Downsville was arrested last Tuesday as the result of an investigation that connected Reed to an incident that occurred earlier this month in the town of Walter that involved a child under the age of 15. Reed made his first appearance in Town of Walton Court and was released on his own recognizance with his next court date to be scheduled.

Source: www.wbng.com/story/38278098/sheriff-downsville-man-charged-with-rape-of-minor

Seward Welcomes Otsego County Shadow Students To Capitol

State Senator James Seward welcomed a pair of Otsego County students to Albany for the 8th annual “Students Inside Albany” conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation. Renate Carraba of Morris and Josephine Hovis of Cooperstown “shadowed” Senator Seward for an afternoon learning the inner workings of state government and attended the historic joint session of the legislature to fill the vacancy in the office of the Attorney General of the State of New York.

Source: Press release

Paid Parking Begins On Cooperstown Streets

Beginning this weekend you will need to pay to park on Main Street, Chestnut Street and Pioneer Street in Cooperstown. Parking is limited to two hours in many locations and costs $2/hr. The village also sells permits to park in the Doubleday Field parking lot and in the Fowler lot anytime except between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. A trolley system is also available which serves three satellite lots. Get more details on the route at follow the trolley dot com.

Source: www.thisiscooperstown.com/visitors/parking-trolleys

Annual Hall Of Fame Classic Is Saturday

Tomorrow the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum presents the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field. Game time is 1:05 p.m. and according to organizers Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Randy Johnson, Phil Niekro, Tim Raines and Ozzie Smith will coach players from all 30 Major League Baseball teams. The seventh annual “BASE Run 5k” will take place before the game and the “Kids Run the Bases” event takes place after the game.

Source: baseballhall.org/visit/hall-of-fame-classic