This is New York State Sheriffs’ Week which according to the NYS Sheriff’s Association recognizes the contributions made by the Office of Sheriff in county government and in the statewide criminal justice system. 55 of of New York’s 58 sheriffs are elected officials who have 4-year terms.
A Downsville woman who met with her probation officer is in more trouble after she’s found to possess illegal drugs. Police say they found the woman had Suboxone in her possession during a routine search as part of the meeting. The woman is due in Town of Delhi court at a later date.
The Arc Otsego annpounces the Hot Cocoa 5k Run and 1k Walk, Run, and Roll is back for 2021 and will again be held in person. It takes place Nov. 7 in Neahwa Park and starts at 9:30 a.m. Register now by logging on to arcorsego.org. Deadline is Oct. 31.
The Arc Otsego announced that its annual meeting scheduled for Thursday at the Foothills Performing Arts Center will now be held via online teleconference because of the increase in COVID-19 cases. The online session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and a meeting link is posted at the Arc Otsego’s Facebook Page.
SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Theatre and the Mask & Hammer Theatre Club will perform “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson in the HamblinTheatre of the Fine Arts Center. Performances are Oct. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m. The performances are directed by Kiara Pipino.
Otsego County reported 23 new COVID-19 cases on Monday with the active case count at 143. 4 people are currently hospitalized. Chenango County reported 50 new COVID-19 cases on Monday with 116 active cases. 291 people are in quarantine and 6 are hospitalized. No new deaths were reported in either county.
The Chenango County Health Department is offering tips to those using home COVID-19 test kits. Officials say to follow the kit’s directions exactly espcially the prerequisites and kit storage instructions. If you test positive begin self-isolation immediately and contact the Health Department at 607-316-0604 or e-mail COVID19@co.chenango.ny.us,
This Saturday is a free fishing day in New York to help encourage more people – whether skilled or new to the sport – to get outdoors and enjoy the many world-class fishing opportunities available. Although the requirement for a fishing license is waived during free fishing day, all other fishing regulations remain in effect.
A bat found in Cooperstown tests positive for rabies. Health Department officials say it was found last Thursday and there was no human exposure. Rabies can be fatal if not treated immediately after being exposed. State law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies.
The State Department of Transportation holds a public meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to present plans for improvements on State Route 7 in the Village of Otego, The meeting is at the Otego Fire Department on River St. and an open house to talk with DOT officials begins at 5:00 p.m.