Archives for September 2018

Mobile Market To Be Launched In 2019

Pathfinder Village in Edmeston and the Bassett Research Institute are partnering to launch a new Mobile Market program and provide fruit and vegetable vouchers to eligible families. The program is funded by a $201,000 grant from the Leatherstocking Collaborative Health Partners and is expected to launch in early 2019. SUNY Cobleskill will be a supporting partner by providing technical assistance and college interns for this innovative program.

Source: Press release

DMV Launches Initiatives To Benefit Commercial Drivers

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles announces two new initiatives to offer more convenient access to important information for New York’s commercial drivers. Commercial Driver License and Commercial Learner Permit holders can now sign up for electronic notifications to alert them when it is time to renew their medical certifications. In addition, they are now able to access copies of their driver abstracts, or driving records, through the department’s online MyDMV program. These initiatives will benefit more than 425,000 CDL holders and more than 16,000 CLP holders in New York State.

Source: dmv.ny.gov/press-release/press-release-09-27-2018

Otsego County Chamber Executive To Participate In Development Program

Otsego County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Barbara Ann Heegan is chosen by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives to participate in a national professional development program designed to boost innovative community health initiatives. Bassett Healthcare Network is the local community partner for the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce and Ms. Heegan will collaborate with Dr. Henry Kurban, Medical Director, Performance Improvement Department on a two-fold community health challenge including Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Prevention of Chronic Disease.

Otsego County Chamber Executive To Participate In Development Program

Otsego County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Barbara Ann Heegan is closen by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives to participate in a national professional development program designed to boost innovative community health initiatives. Bassett Healthcare Network is the local community partner for the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce and Ms. Heegan will collaborate with Dr. Henry Kurban, Medical Director, Performance Improvement Department on a two-fold community health challenge including Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Prevention of Chronic Disease.

Agricultural Film Plastic Collection Days Set For October

Next month the agricultural community will have opportunities to drop off used film plastic through a free program sponsored by Otsego County Department of Solid Waste, Casella Waste Services, Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District, and Otsego County Conservation Association. The collections will take place on Thursday, October 11 at the Northern Transfer Station in Cooperstown, and on Saturday, October 13 at the Southern Transfer Station in Oneonta. The time for both days is 8am-11am.

Source: Press release

Woman Dies In Chenango County Fire

A fire in Sherburne on Wednesday results in the death of a woman. Authorities say it happened at a Granville Road home and it’s not clear where the woman’s body was located. Investigators are looking into the fire’s cause but it’s not believed to be of a suspicious nature. The woman’s identity has not been released.

Source: www.wktv.com/content/news/Chenango-County-woman-killed-in-house-fire-494519951.html

Task Force Meets To Discuss Maternal Mortality

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced progress on a comprehensive initiative to target maternal mortality and reduce racial disparities in health outcomes. On Tuesday a taskforce held its first meeting to assess the progress of the Governor’s initiative, discuss the findings of statewide listening sessions in high risk communities and advance further recommendations. The goal is to provide expert policy advice on improving maternal outcomes, addressing racial and economic disparities and reducing the frequency of maternal mortality and morbidity in New York State.

Source: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-builds-efforts-target-maternal-mortality-and-reduce-racial-disparities-health

Study Finds NY Is The Best State For Teachers

New York is named the most teacher-friendly state in America in a new study from personal finance website WalletHub. The study looked at 22 different indicators of job quality including income growth potential, pupil-teacher ratio and teacher safety. Connecticut was second followed by
Minnesota, Illinois and North Dakota. Hawaii was the lowest-ranked state. According to the National Center for Education Statistics about a fifth of all public-school teachers leave their positions before the end of their first year. Nearly half last fewer than five years.

Source: wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-teachers/7159/

Cobleskil Men Arrested For Pot Possession

Two Cobleskil men are caught transporting over two-and-a half pounds of marijuana after being pulled over Tuesday on the New York State Thruway. Police say they stopped a car on I-87 in Orange County for unspecified vehicle and traffic violations and searched the vehicle after determining probable cause existed. The driver identified as Brandon Burrell and passenger identified as Kaheel Taylor were arrested on a felony drug possession charge and bail for each was set at $2,500 cash.

Source: dailygazette.com/article/2018/09/26/troopers-cobleskill-men-transported-2-6-pounds-of-pot

New Theft Of Services Law For Beauty Shops

New York implements tougher penalties for those stealing services from barbershops, beauty shops and salon services. The measure signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo closes a loophole where stealing services was not a prosecutable crime. It is now a Class A misdemeanor which is the same penalty for leaving a restaurant without paying or stealing utility services. Cuomo said in a statement it made no sense to have a separate law just for barbershops and salons. The new provision takes effect in 90 days.

Source: www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-protect-barbershops-beauty-shops-and-salons-against-theft