Two Suspects Sentenced In Islamburg Bomb Plot

Two of the four suspects in a plot to bomb a Delaware County Muslim community are each sentenced to 12 years in jail. In June 20-year-old Brian Colaneri and 19-year-old Andrew Crysel both from the Rochester area pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy in the plan to bomb Islamberg, a community of about 200 residents near Hancock. Two others pleaded guilty in the plot and sentencing will take place later this year.

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NY men sentenced for plotting to attack Muslim community

GOHS Touring Former Homer Folks Hospital

On Wednesday the Greater Oneonta Historical Society will take a walking tour around the former campus of the Homer Folks Tuberculosis Hospital which had been in existence from 1935 to 1973. The tour begins at the parking lot just off West Street at 6:30 PM. Tour leaders discuss the past and present uses of the various buildings. Participation is by donation and is limited to thirty persons with pre-registration is required. Contact the History Center at (607) 432-0960 for details.

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www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

Water Work In Oneonta

The City of Oneonta Department of Public Service is replacing a broken water valve today which means service to those on Taft Avenue and Draper St. will be without service beginning at 8:30 a.m. Time permitting crews will replace another broken valve at Taft and Wilson Avenues. These outages will last several hours. On Monday crews repaired a water main break that affected customers from 8th Street to Rose Avenue.

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local.nixle.com/alert/7481848
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local.nixle.com/alert/7481400

08-2Wanted Woman Ends Up In More Trouble

A woman wanted on an outstanding Delaware County warrant ends up in more trouble when she’s arrested. Police say when they served the probation violation warrant on Brandy Smith of Deposit last Friday officers found she had marijuana, suboxone and methamphetamine. Smith was booked into the Delaware County Correctional Facility with no bail on the arrest warrant and received tickets for the three drug possession charges which will be heard in Town of Deposit court at a later date.

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Press release

Felony Charges In Plymouth Drug Bust

Drug charges are brought against a man after being pulled over in Plymouth. Police say William Johnson of Norwich was stopped Monday for vehicle and traffic violations and when officers searched his vehicle they found Johnston possessed methamphetamine, crack cocaine and an unidentified narcotic. He was arraigned on seven counts with two of those being felony charges. Johnson was then booked into the Chenango County Jail in lieu of cash bail.

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Meth, crack seized in Chenango County traffic stop

Voting Open For New License Plate Design

It’s time to vote – not for people to take office, but for which of five new designs to put on state license plates. The designed were revealed on Monday as part of the state’s 10-year license replacement program and will be made available in April of next year. You can vote online at now.ny.gov or if you’re planning to go to the Great New York State Fair votes will be accepted there. Voting deadline is Sept. 2.

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www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-launches-statewide-survey-allowing-new-yorkers-choose-states-new-license-plate

Reporting Requirements Enhanced For Child Abuse at Private Schools

School bus drivers are among those who will now be required to report child abuse at both public and private schools. A bill signed into law Tuesday adds that requirement to previous legislation requiring drivers to report incidents only at public schools. The bill was approved during this year’s legislative session. Previously only private school administrators and superintendents were required to report abuse.

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www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-enhancing-reporting-requirements-child-abuse-private-schools

Schumer Supports Hemp Growers

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer was recently in Schoharie County to hear from hemp growers who are hoping to get the federal government to lift restrictions on banks so they can provide services to growers. Schumer tells the Daily Gazette they are asking the Federal Reserve and the Officer of the Comptroller of the Currency to create guidelines so banks won’t have to worry about violaing federal laws. Schumer also says he wants to see the state’s hemp industry grow into creating other businesses.

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dailygazette.com/article/2019/08/13/schumer-pledges-help-for-hemp-growers

Cooperstown Breaks Ground On Water Treatment Plant

State Senator James Seward sounded a note of optimism at Friday’s groundbreaking for Cooperstown’s new water treatment plant by saying much of the project will be done by the time Derek Jeter gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame next year. The current water treatment plant was built 50 years ago and has been upgraded but it’s now past its lifespan. Seward secured $2 million in state funding for the project that should take about a year and a half to complete.

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www.wktv.com/content/news/Cooperstown-gets-new-Waste-Water-Treatment-Plant-547597721.html

Seward Takes To The Showring At DCF

State Senator James Seward visited the Delaware County Fair and took part in the VIP Dairy Showmanship event hosted by Future Farmers of America Chapters from Delaware County. Seward was showing with Madison Miller of Hobart who attends Delaware Academy in Delhi where she is set to begin her junior year. This was Senator Seward’s third consecutive year taking part in the event. Seward says Miller and her fellow FFA members work hard on the farm year-round and county fairs are a terrific way for them to showcase their skills.

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Press release