Archives for August 2018

Marijuana Listening Sessions Scheduled

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will hold listening sessions to get the public’s input on legalizing recreational marijuana. The input will assist the Regulated Marijuana Workgroup in drafting legislation for an adult-use marijuana program for the legislature to consider in the upcoming session. The nearest sessions will be in Binghamton on October 2 and in Utica on October 10. Sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Go to governor.ny.gov to pre-register.

Source: www.ny.gov/programs/assessing-regulated-marijuana-new-york

Construction Suspended For Holiday Weekend

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended from 6:00 a.m. today until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday in order to accommodate travelers during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.Some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs. Cuomo says this action puts drivers first and will help New Yorkers and visitors alike get where they need to go as quickly as possible.

Source: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-suspension-construction-related-lane-closures-ease-traffic-during

Another Commercial Vehicle Checkpoint

On Wednesday Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies working with the State Department of Transportation Safety Unit conducted a commercial vehicle safety check point at the intersection of State Highway 357 and County Highway 14 in the Town of Franklin. Six commercial vehicles were stopped and examined with four of them having had violations significant enough to necessitate that they be taken out of service until their mechanical issues were fixed or negligence corrected. Two checkpoints were conducted in the county last week.

Source: Press Release

Colorscape Gets National Recognition

A national magazine ranks Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival as one of the top 200 best shows in the nation. The listing from Sunshine Artist Magazine appears in its September issue and Colorscape placed 94 of 100 in the Best Fine Art & Design Shows category. It was one of only four festivals in New York State to make the list in that category. Colorscape takes place Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 in downtown Norwich’s parks.

Source: Press Release

Oneonta Airport Survey

The City of Oneonta is seeking input from the local business community on the city’s Municipal Airport. Businesses are invited to weigh in on current aviation demand, current use of the Oneonta Municipal Airport, and potential use into the future. The input will be used to update the Airport’s Master Plan which is a document that considers potential uses of the Airport, as well as their impacts on current facilities and requirements for additional facilities, over the next 20 years. We have a link to the survey posted at cnynews.com.

Source: cnynews.com/take-oneonta-airport-usage-survey-here/

Susquehanna Balloon Festival Kicks Off Today

The 10th Annual Susquehanna Balloon Festival starts today at Neahwa Park. Vendors open at 4:00 p.m. and the balloon launch is set for 6:00 p.m. wind and weather permitting. Saturday’s balloon launches are at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with a Sunday launch at 6:00 a.m. There will also be live music, a bounce house, dunk tank, mechanical bull rides and fireworks Saturday night at 9:15 p.m. Log on to balloonny.com for balloon ride details.

Source: www.facebook.com/events/163234734355125/?active_tab=discussion

Food Pantries Coming To All SUNY Campuses

The State University of New York and The City University of New York announced that all campuses will have a food pantry or stigma-free food access for students in need by the end of the fall semester. As of now nearly 90 percent of SUNY and CUNY campuses offer these services as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “No Student Goes Hungry” program. Other parts of the program include local farm crop sharing, a subsidized on campus grocery store, and programming that allows students to “pay” a campus parking ticket in food donations to an on-campus pantry.

Source: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-suny-and-cuny-campuses-statewide-have-food-pantries-end-fall-semester

Delaware County Releases Primary Election Details

Delaware County elections officials announce that there will be a State/Local Primary Election on Thursday September 13. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Eligible voters who are physically disabled or who will not be in Delaware County during the primary voting hoursa re eligible to vote by applying for an absentee ballot. Mail-in ballot requests are due by September 6, in-person requests are due by September 12 and September 13th is the last day for a ballot to be delivered by agent to the Board of Elections.

Source: cnynews.com/state-primary-set-for-thursday-september-13-2018/

DCP Advises Parents To Safeguard Children’s Personal Information

The New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection is advising parents and guardians to protect their children’s personal information as kids head back to class. With the new school year about to start and the activities such as school groups, teams and clubs, the department is calling on consumers to learn more about what they can do to help stem the tide against identity theft and prevent fraud victimization. Children’s identities are especially attractive to thieves because the theft often remains undetected for years.

Source: apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/mediaContact/public/view.cfm?parm=1221418E-FA0C-CAA1-7415BDE5C1E0A189_6B0D6290-5056-9D5F-6FEBF9BCC3AFD01D

Chase Leads To Officer Injured And Suspect Facing Felony Charges

An Oneonta man is facing multiple felony charges after leading police on a 45-minute long chase as officers tried to apprehend him on an outstanding warrant. Police say as they went to the home of James Hone on Tuesday he aimed his car at an officer forcing him to dive out of the way. Hone then hit the officer’s patrol car and took off hitting a second patrol car on Fairview Avenue. He was eventually stopped on Route 205 near Airport Road. One officer suffered a shoulder injury.

Source: www.wktv.com/content/news/Oneonta-man-accused-of-hitting-2-police-cruisers-leading-police-on-car-chase-492025971.html