Archives for July 2017

Otsego County Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Set

Otsego County is planning events hazardous waste collection events in September

Households can drop off waste Friday, Sept. 8 at the Unadilla Town Barn, Unadilla NY from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Meadows Office Complex in Cooperstown NY between 8:00 a.m. unti 1:00 p.m.

Authorities say last year 550 cars from an estimated 600 households brought various hazardous materials for disposal.

More Free Fishing Days Announced

New York has added new free sport fishing days where residents and non-residents are permitted to fish without obtaining a fishing license.

According to Governor Cuomo’s office those days include the weekend preceding Presidents Day, Veterans Day and on National Hunting and Fishing Day which is the fourth Saturday in September.

Cuomo’s office also announced that sporting licenses and Deer Management Permits for the 2017-18 season will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday.

Social Media Helps Make Arrest In Norwich Hit And Run

The power of social media is proven again as a hit and run driver wanted by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office turned himself in Sunday after the agency posted on Facebook they were looking for the driver.

Police said the driver struck two motorcyclists Saturday on County Road 32 in the town of North Norwich and a car being towed detached from the pickup and went off the road.

There’s been no word on if the motorcyclists were hurt.

Walton Woman Who Escaped Custody Captured

A Walton woman who escaped custody while being arrested on Friday was captured just a few hours later.

Police say Justina Mastrorocco was being processed at the Delaware County Public Safety Building on multiple felony charges when she sliped her hands out of her handcuffs and escaped

Mastrorocco was located within two hours.

She was arraigned in Town of Stamford Court then sent to the Delaware County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Virginia RSO Arrested For Failure To Notify

A Level 1 sex offender from Virginia is arrested for failure to notify authorities he was living in Otsego County.

The Otsego County Sheriffs Office says they were notified by authorities in Virginia that Lawrence Douglas Green was living with a relative in the town of Butternuts.

Investigators determined Green has been living in Otsego County and Delaware County since around April 2017 without registering.

Green was arrested Thursday and remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $2,500.00 cash or $5,000.00 bond.

Milford Fightfighters Receive Grant For Air Packs

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Village of Milford Fire Department has been awarded a $120,000 grant to buy new air packs.

According to a new release the funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters’ Grant Program.

The self-contained breathing apparatus units will replace older gear which according to Schumer is necessary so firemen are well equipped and prepared to take on any emergency.

New York Tops In Nation In Highway Safety Efforts

New York is tops when it comes to efforts in reducing injuries and fatalities on roadways.

That’s according to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which says New York had 6.10 fatalities per 100,000 residents based on data from 2013.

New York was the first state in the nation to adopt a cell phone law, the first to adopt a motorcycle helmet law, and the first to adopt a seat belt law.

Hancock Man Arrested With 15 Suspensions On His License

A driver from Hancock pulled over on Wednesday was found to have 15 license suspensions.

Police say Nathaniel Lavender was stopped for speeding on Colesville Road in the town of Kirkwood and the multiple suspensions were discovered when officers ran his ID.

Lavender was arrested for the felony of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree and the traffic violation of Speeding in Zone and is due in court Aug. 8.

Cuomo Orderes Textalyzer Testing

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is examining a device that allows police to determine if a motorist involved in a collision had been using their smartphone to send a text message.

Governor Cuomo ordered the investigation into the so-called “Textalyzer” technology saying many drivers are still using hand held devices while driving, in violation of state laws.

One concern is whether the use of the device would raise privacy and civil liberties objections.

Grammer Building Delaware County Brewery

You saw actor Kelsey Grammer tip more than a few beers while on the TV series Cheers – and soon you can tip a beer from Grammer’s microbrewery in Delaware County.

The actor announced this week he plans to open Faith American Ale – named after his daughter Faith – on the site of a former dairy farm in Margaretville that Grammer has owned for over 20 years.

An official opening date has not been disclosed.