NYSEG Reminds Customers of Potential CO Fumes Dangers

NYSEG reminds customers to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and their family from dangerous carbon monoxide fumes. CO is colorless and odorless gas and is found in combustion byproducts such as those produced by small gasoline engines, or by burning charcoal, coal, oil, wood, propane or natural gas. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include: flu-like symptoms, headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea and loss of muscle control.
Customers who suspect a CO problem should immediately exit the premises and call the utility or 911.

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Press release

‘Tuesdays At The Grille’ To Observe Christmas

SUNY Oneonta’s annual Christmas-themed ‘Tuesdays at the Grille’ will take place Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Otsego Grille in the Morris Conference Center. As always, the meal will cost $12 per person. Since this is one of the most popular menu of the semester reservations are strongly encouraged. It inlcudes a buffet along with a live action and dessert station. For reservations call 607-436-3934. This will be the last lunch of the semester.

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Holiday-themed ‘Tuesdays at the Grille’ set for Dec. 17

SUNY Oneonta Food Shelf Collection Day Is Monday

SUNY Oneonta announces that food donation collection bins for the Hunt Union Food Shelf are now available across key designated campus locations. The pantry still has quite a bit of food from the “Yes We Can” drive earlier this year but needs to replentish the items previously distributed in order to continue confronting food insecurity. Bin donations will be collected on Monday, December 16.

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connect.oneonta.edu/event/5082082

Schoharie County Gets Child Care Subsidy Grant

Schoharie County receives a federal grant to expand subsidized child care. The $50,000 was awarded from from the county’s application to the Child Care Assistance Program and will be used to reduce or eliminate wait lists for subsidized child care or to fund innovative child care programming that will expand available child care slots. 17 localities received funding totalling $20 million that covers services from now through September of 2021.

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www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-20-million-child-care-funding-expand-subsidized-child-care-17

NYFB Issues Statement On USMCA

The New York Farm Bureay issues a statement on the House of Representatives’ action to the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement which replaces NAFTA that was passed 25 years ago. Bureau President David Fisher says they are calling on Congress to pass the agreement in short order adding the the expanded opportunities for the dairy industry and continued trade free of red tape with Canada and Mexico will have long term benefits for farms that need some certainty in the world markets.

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www.nyfb.org/news/news-articles/nyfb-calls-swift-passage-usmca

Text-To-9-1-1 Available In Chenango County

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that Text-to-9-1-1 service is now available. While making a voice call to 9-1-1 is still the best way to summon emergency help, Text to 9-1-1 is a critical tool for those unable to speak, who are hearing-impaired or have a speech disability. It also provides a silent alternative in cases such as domestic abuse, child abduction, home invasion or an active shooter situation.

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Just a reminder: Text-to-911 is available in Chenango County! In the event of an emergency and you are not able to…

Posted by Chenango Sheriff on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

History Center Presents Holiday Ornament Workshop December 15

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society presents a special holiday program on Sunday December 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Oneonta History Center on Main Street. Society members Phyllis Gunther and Liz Morley will lead a workshop where children will decorate their own holiday ornaments. All materials are provided at no charge. Holiday carols will be played on GOHS’ player piano, sold by Oneonta’s G.B. Shearer company a century ago. Light refreshments will be served.

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Press release

NY Sets Up Hemp Framework

New York now has a regulatory framework for the production and sale of hemp and hemp extract but the legislation didn’t make provisions for its use in food or beverages. There is now a state permitting process for growers, processors and sellers of hemp and hemp extract and requirements for laboratory testing and labeling of hemp extract products. Hemp extracts also known as CBD are popular in a number of products including pain relievers.

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www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-establishing-regulatory-framework-producing-and-selling-hemp

NYFB Wraps Up Annual Meeting

The New York Farm Bureau wrapped up their 63rd State Annual Meeting last week in Binghamton which is where the Bureau first began more than a century ago. This year’s theme, “Growing Stronger Together,” was meant to inspire members to build bridges with their communities, lawmakers and consumers as a way of working together to advocate for rural and farming issues. Darin Hickling of Edmeston was elected as the District 9 representative to the State Board of Directors.

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Press release

Walton Man Killed In Snowmobile Accident

A Walton man is killed in a snowmobile accident thathappened last Friday off Chipmunk Hollow Road. Police say 46-year-old Jeffrey Benson succumbed to hypothermia and cardiac arrest after he and his sled went through ice. An investigation determined Benson was riding across a pond when a friend heard the ice crack and went back to try and rescue him. Benson was pronounced dead at the scene.

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www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=69737