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Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Delaware County Junior Holstein Students To Compete In National Contest

DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County students put their “agricultural brains” to the test. The Delaware County Dairy Bowl Team won the state competition at the New York State Junior Holstein Convention in Liverpool in January. The team is composed of Cornell University Sophomore from Hobart, Randall Re


A Last Manager Of Family’s Mill

ONEONTA – Duncan Powell Nesbitt Sr., 76, one of the last family members involved in operating the West-Nesbitt Feed Mill, where Foothills is today, died unexpectedly on April 16, 2019, in Wilmington, N.C., where he lived since 2010.


18 Delaware County employees to see salary increases

NY State Senate that could increase costs of farm production by as much as 101 percent, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors took a stand against it with a resolution passed at its regular meeting last Wednesday, April 10. The board also approved potential pay raises for 18 county officials, and


New indictment issued in fatal Oneonta arson case

The brother of the man once charged with arson and murder in a fatal December 2018 Walling Avenue fire in Oneonta has been indicted in the case, according to a broadcast news report.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Delaware County lifts road bans

The Delaware County Department of Public Works has lifted temporary weight limits on several county highways, effective immediately, according to a media release. • County Route 7, known as the Downsville-Rockland Road or Cat Hollow Road, from state Route 30 to the Sullivan County line.


A man has been sentenced following a Deposit drug bust

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A man has been sentenced following his role in a massive Deposit drug bust late last year. 37 year-old Marlon Graham was sentenced to 15 years in prison as a result of arrests in June and November for possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl.


Agree: Clean Up Railyards

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky met with six Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta college professors in his boardroom last night to talk about the development of an “eco-commercial park” in Oneonta’s D&H Railyards, he told a gathering of businesspeople here this morning.


Upstate NY fur trappers: It’s not about the money

Shawn Coston called it his “end of the line” photo. “Every trapper takes one,” he said. For Coston, who lives in Stamford, N.Y. in Delaware County, the 2018-19 New York trapping season was his best year ever.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Major Broome Fentanyl, Meth Dealer Gets 15 Years in Prison

A Broome County man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after police seized drugs they said had a street value of $1 million. 37-year-old Marlon Graham of Deposit was sentenced in county court Thursday morning.


Walk The Talk And Block NYC Pipeline, Activists Tell Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY HALL — More than 300 environmental activists on Thursday demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo block a natural gas pipeline that they worry could threaten waters off New York City's shoreline.


YESHIVA EDUCATION WINS! Court Strikes Down New NY State Yeshiva Guidelines!

As Klal Yisroel is making final preparations for Pesach, YWN is glad to share the breaking news that the State Supreme Court has struck down the State Education Department’s new guidelines and declared them null and void.


If Cuomo’s parole board can free terrorist Judith Clark, it’ll free anyone

The decision Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Parole Board to set free onetime domestic terrorist Judith Clark decades ahead of schedule makes it painfully clear: There’s just no limit to who it’ll let out of prison.


Crash into lake kills Cooperstown man

Cooperstown police said a Cooperstown man died when his car went off a boat ramp and into Otsego Lake last week. A news release, posted Friday morning, April 12, on the Cooperstown Police Department PBA Facebook page, said preliminary investigation showed that John Smirk, 75, drove down Fair Street


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?


Hoppy Easter? This Upstate New York beer is made with Peeps

MANCHESTER, NY -- It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate bunnies, brightly colored eggs -- and a beer brewed with Peeps. At least that’s what they’re thinking in Upstate New York, where a brewery in the Finger Lakes collaborated with one in Rochester to come up with this beer that some might call s


New York State Zoo at Thompson Park Zoo to host annual Earth Day celebration

WATERTOWN, NY — New York State Zoo at Thompson Park will be hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday (April 20) from 11:00am to 3:00pm (Zoo is open for regular hours 10am – 5pm.)