The City of Norwich Fire Department held an open house on Saturday as part of the statewide RecruitNY campaign to get people interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter. The Evening Sun reports as a result of the open house four individuals are beginning the process of becoming volunteers, and one already has completed their paperwork. Norwich fire officials say that the basic training requirement can take approximately 70 hours to complete.
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A heads up if you need to use County Road 32 in the town of Norwich. Starting Thursday, May 9 the road will be closed between Route 320 and State Route 12 for about a week as crews will be conducting a procedure called cold in-place recycling. The Suit-Kote Corporation, with the assistance of the Chenango County DPW will be performing the work. Alternate routes will be needed while work is under way.
Traffic was slowed Monday afternoon in Cooperstown as the result of a car-pickup truck collision. All Otsego reports it happened at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Route 28 and affected northbound traffic. Police were called in to direct traffic and there were no reports of injuries. Photos from the scene showed one car was able to be moved to a parking lot on Railroad.
On Monday Congressman Antonio Delgado recapped a recent string of town hall meetings held throughout the 19th district. All Otsego reports that Delgado said while there were “critically important” national issues, most people in his district want to know how do they improve the area. The freshman Congressman says students are most concerned about amassing high student debt with rising interest rates and reduced Pell Grants. He also promoted implementing green energy technologies and infrastructure investments.
The results are in from the 2019 Oneonta Donut Dash held last Saturday. Contestants ran about a mile to the first donut shop then another mile to the second shop with another mile to the finish. Their times were reduced by 3 minutes for every donut eaten. The mens winner was Clint Gyory who completed the dash in an adjusted time of 1:09 while Jamie Sherwood took the womens prize with an adjusted time of 19:14. Proceeds benefited the Rebecca Douglas Siegfried Scholarship Fund.
Source: Press release.
New York launches a new Thruway Authority Skilled Trades Scholarship Program aimed at recruiting qualified students pursuing a career in the trades and increasing workplace diversity. The Thruway Authority will collaborate with New York State schools offering programs in various trades such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing, and provide students the opportunity to jumpstart their career with the Thruway Authority while gaining valuable on-the-job skills training. Ten students will be selected in the pilot program this year.
At its April meeting the Board of Directors at Opportunities for Otsego resolved to support efforts to ensure every resident in Otsego County is counted in the 2020 census. In a news release the board said Aacomplete count is critical to communities as collected data determines federal, state, and local political representation and the allocation of public and private resources for a decade. An incomplete count jeopardizes annual federal funding to support public programs like those provided by Opportunities for Otsego.
A Norwich woman accused of drug possession with intent to sell takes a plea deal. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Cheyanne Moore pleaded guilty to a felony possession charge in connection with the December 2018 incident where she was found with methamphetamine plus over $35,000 in cash and a gun. When sentenced Moore will be in jain for 30 months followed by three years’ supervised release. Federal charges may still be pending.
Round 9 of New York’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative is now underway providing more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application will open to applicants on May 1, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to begin applying for assistance from dozens of state programs through a single application. Through the past eight rounds more than $6.1 billion has been awarded to create and retain more than 230,000 jobs statewide.
22nd District Congressman Anthony Brindisi announces he is introducing a bill to address the increasing number of veteran suicides. The Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act requires the Comptroller General to perform an assessment of the Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Coordinators Office. Brindisi says this bipartisan measure is one of several bills addressing veterans mental health that will be brought in the House Veterans Affairs Committee.