Archives for June 2019

Thruway Going Cashless Tolls

The New York State Thruway will become a cashless tolling highway by the end of 2020. That news was announced Monday by the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors who are putting together the team to implement the $355 million project. There are currently 52 toll booths along the 450 miles of roadway between exit 15 in Woodbury to Exit 61 in Ripley plus the Berkshire Spur. Those without an E-Z Pass will be billed by mail.

Brower Sentenced In O’Connor’s Murder

The man taking a plea deal in the death of an 11-year-old girl from Morris learned his sentence on Monday. Prosecutors say James Brower of the town of Norwich pleaded guilty to first-degree hindering prosecution in connection with his role in the 2017 death of Jacelyn O’Connor. He was sentenced to 1-1/2 to 4 1/2 years in prison. Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding who was Brower’s co-conspirator took a plea deal earlier and was sentenced to 20 years to life.


NYSP Warns Of Phone Scams

The New York State Police are continuing to warn residents of several fraudulent schemes asking for money. Victims throughout the Troop’s area have sent large amounts of money to unknown individuals. Many of these scammers are out of the country and are untraceable. Money that appears to be sent locally is often delivered to a vacant or unoccupied residence and picked up and it cannot be tracked. Also never give out personal information over the phone.


Project Work On Chestnut St In Oneonta

The City of Oneonta announces that weather permitting, NYSEG will be conducting natural gas service and main work today on Chestnut St in the City of Oneonta. A lane closure between Lewis St and Pearl Ave will be necessary to provide safety for their crews as well as the public. Drivers should allow for extra time to get through the area and follow any detour signs.


Tree Planting On Friday Affects Main Street In Oneonta

On Friday the Oneonta Department of Public Service will be planting a new tree on Main St, in front of the Yellow Deli. Work will begin around 9:30 a.m., and is expected to be completed within two hours. During the work, flaggers will maintain one-way traffic on Main St. Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists are asked to proceed with caution, and obey all directions from flaggers. Call 607-432-2100 if there are any questions.


Edmeston Man Arrested On Felony Charges

An Edmeston man faces felony charges from an investigation into stolen checks. According to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office 25-year-old Robert Wehrenberg cashed the victim’s checks at banks throughout the county as well as purchased goods from local businesses. Wehrenberg was taken into custody last Thursday for second degree forgery along with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and petit larcency. He was released pending a future court date.


On June 13, 2019, a Town of Edmeston resident was arrested by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for Forgery in the…

Posted by Chenango Sheriff on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

OFO Partners With OCSD for Free Summer Lunch Program

Opportunities for Otsego is partnering with the Oneonta City School District for a summer meal program from July 8 to August 23. Organizers say buses will pick up children and their parents from three Oneonta mobile home villages and bring them to Neahwa Park for free lunch and playtime. The buses will then take participants home by mid afternoon. The Summer Meal Program is operated by Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties. For more details go to our website

Source: Press release

Delaware County Elections Releases Deadlines For Primary Election

The Delaware County Board of Elections announced today is the final day an absentee ballot application for next week’s primary can be submitted via mail. Ballots can be applied for in person through next Monday. Anyone physically disabled, or not able to be in Delaware County during the primary voting hours are eligible to vote via absentee ballot. Voters must be registered to a specific political party. Polls are open next Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m.

Source: Press release

OLT Seeks Volunteers For Tree Wrapping & Springfield Fourth of July Parade

The Otsego Land Trust is putting out a call for volunteers of all ages to help prepare for and walk the Springfield Fourth of July Parade. Each year instead of tossing candy, OLT hands out 1,000 native evergreen trees at the parade. In order to prepare for the parade volunteers are needed on July 2 and 3 to wrap the seedlings in newspaper so that they are ready for new homes. Call 607-547-2366 to volunteer.

Source: Press release

VA Man Arrested On Felony Charges After Accident In Worcester

An accident in Worcester on Sunday ends up with a motorcyclist from Virginia arrested on felony charges. Police say Phillip Davis crashed his motorcycle on Interstate 88 when a tractor trailer passed him. Davis was not hurt. Officers found that Davis had two guns in the storage compartments of the motorcycle and both had bullets in the magazine with one gun having a chambered round. Davis was arrested for criminal possession of a firearm and jailed on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.