Archives for June 2018

Paving Work On Silas Lane In Oneonta Begins Monday

The City of Oneonta announced crews will pave Silas Lane next Monday through Thursday except for the July 4th holiday. Work is weather-permitting and will be done between 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. One-lane traffic on Silas Lane will be maintained by flaggers. Officials recommend avoiding Silas Lane on these days and access to the City Brush & Yard Waste drop-off area and the Transfer Station will be limited at times during paving operations.

Source: local.nixle.com/alert/6652054/

Community Benefit Campaign Launched In Otsego County

The Otsego County Deputy Sheriff’s and Corrections Unions announce they are currently conducting their local Community Benefit Campaign. It is a combined effort from all law enforcement personnel and staff from within the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department and the members of the Otsego County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association along with the Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association. The organizations say they have mailed out letters asking for your support and to prevent fraud they do not ask for donations by telephone.

Source: www.facebook.com/OtsegoSheriff/photos/a.1220707958011522.1073741829.1219166834832301/1826471747435137/?type=3&theater

Cuomo Signs Bill to Allow Immigrant Parents to Appoint A Standby Guardian

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that permits immigrant parents to designate a standby guardian should the parents be detained in New York or is facing deportation. Last week the New York Legislature passed a change in a earlier law allowing the designation if a parent became incapacitated without having to go to court for that designation to take effect. The new law applies to both documented and undocumented immigrants plus it extends the duration from six months to a year.

Source: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-increase-protections-immigrant-children-new-york-state

NYSEG Says Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig

NYSEG is reminding contractors and customers working on projects at home that every excavation project, no matter how large or small, always requires a call to 811. Every year, there are dozens of incidents involving third-party damage of NYSEG’sunderground natural gas and electric facilities. These incidents can put people’s lives in danger, are costly and can interrupt essential utility service. 811 should be called at least two working days and no more than 10 working days before excavation work begins.

Source: Press release

Cetta Named Town Of Walton Supervisor

Joseph Cetta has been named Walton Town Supervisor. Cetta is is a 36 year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and National Guard and has previously held positions in the Village of Walton most recently as a Village Trustee. He will succeed Charles Gregory who died last weekend. In a statement the town board said While they are saddened by the events that precede Joe’s appointment they are confident that Joe can help continue the progress made for the future of Walton.

Source: Press release

Oneonta And Otsego County Get Transit Grants

The City of Oneonta and Otsego County will be sharing in nearly $58 million in federal funding for rural public transportation projects distributed by the state Department of Transportation. In Oneonta $262,000 was awarded for its transit system along with a $3.79 million grant to construct a transit hub, upgrade fareboxes, and replace dispatch equipment. Otsego County gets $325,000 in operating assistance, $121,000 for technology projects and $1.96 million to replace nine transit buses and one electric trolley.

Source: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-577-million-136-rural-public-transportation-projects-across-upstate

OCCOC Announces Sustainable Success in Otsego County Awards

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its Sustainable Success Awards for 2018. Oneonta Job Corps Academy received the NBT Bank, Quality of Life Award in recognition of their programs and services. The Otsego County Conservation Association is the recipient of the NBT Insurance Agency Environmental Stewardship Award. The award winners will be honored at the Chamber’s Summer Soiree on July 19 at the Oneonta Municipal Airport. Cocktail reception begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner and the award ceremony.

Source: Press release

“Families Belong Together” Rally In Cooperstown On Saturday

On Saturday a rally will be held in Cooperstown that’s a part of a national day of action called “Families Belong Together”. Organizers say the rally takes place at Pioneer Park on Main Street beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a number of speakers, then a march will take place to the county building and back to Pioneer Park. Attendees are asked to bring donations of larger size diapers and baby wipes which will be given to the Cooperstown Food Pantry.

Source: act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/20155/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=FBTsite622

Smyrna Auto Accident Leads To Felony Arrest

An auto accident in Smyrna leads to the arrest of the driver on felony charges. Police say Bradley Lidell of Norwich was on County Road 21 Monday when the crash occurred resulting in Lidell’s car ending up on its roof. When officers ran Lidell’s information they found his license had been suspended 17 times. After being hospitalized Lidell was arraigned in Smyrna Town Court on multiple charges including felony aggravated unlicensed operation. Bond was set at $7,500 cash or $12,000 bond.

Source: www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=63186

Four Arrested In Harpersfield Animal Cruelty Case

Four people are arrested in connection with an animal cruelty investigation in the town of Harpersfield. Police say they were called to a Gaffey Road residence on June 17 where several horses and a miniature donkey were found to be without proper feed and water. One of the horses was downed and had to be euthanized. According to investigators none of the animals had received veterinary care. The animals are now in the care of a sanctuary and a neighbor.

Source: www.wbng.com/story/38522878/delaware-co-sheriff-horses-donkey-found-in-deplorable-condition-4-charged