State lawmakers are back in Albany today for a special session called by Governor Kathy Hochul to address New York’s rent and eviction crisis, the Open Meetings Law, and the state’s cannabis program. Governor Hochul also announced she is extending New York State’s eviction moratorium to January 15, 2022.
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Applications are now open for the next New York State Police Trooper Entrance Exam which is administered beginning in January. Officials say that for the first time ever the exam will be available at authorized testing centers making it more accessible than ever. Go to joinstatepolice.ny.gov for application details.
Helios Care has been selected as a Top 25 finalist in the second round of The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge. Helios is recognized for a program to help manage symptoms, increase comfort, and improve the quality of life for patients with a serious illness. It also provides resources for the patient’s caregivers.
Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins will be in Cooperstown on Sept. 15 to host the Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Invitational being held at the Leathestocking Golf Course. Jenkins was inducted in the Hall 30 years ago. Go to pathfindervillage.org for tournament details.
Beginning today the Main Entrance to UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will re-open to patients and visitors Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anyone arriving after hours, on weekends or holidays should use the ER Walk-in Entrance.
Opportunities for Otsego is in the process of working on its next Community Needs Assessment. There is a short survey posted online to get a better understanding of the needs in community and help them work with partners to address gaps. The survey link is at the City of Oneonta’s Facebook page.
Chenango County records its 82nd COVID-19 related death. The individual’s age and gender were not released nor is it known if the person was vaccinated. There are 82 active COVID-19 cases and 5 people hospitalized. Otsego County has 121 active COVID-19 cases with 5 people hospitalized.
New York may soon implement weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated public and charter school employees and to establish a vaccination requirement for all staff at state-regulated facilities and congregate settings. This comes after the state mandated COVID-19 vaccines for all health care workers. A timeline for the new requirements isn’t completed.
A motorcyclist and his passenger are killed after car pulled out in front of them in Richmondville. Police say the rider was heading east on State Route 7 when the driver made a left turn from Hite Road causing the crash. The motorcyclist and passenger died at the scene while the car’s driver suffered minor injuries.
Otsego County recorded an additional two dozen COVID-19 cases on Monday. There are now 113 active cases with 6 people hospitalized. Chenango County reported 37 new COVID-19 cases since Friday with 76 cases active. 171 people are in quarantine while 5 remain hospitalized. Neither county recorded any additional COVID-19 related deaths.