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Stars & Bars Can Be Sold At Delco Fair, But Cannot Be Displayed, Foes Assert

Delco Sheriff Vows

Stars, Bars Display Ban

Will Be Made To Stick

Dumond Quoted Telling Coop Extension:

Prohibition To Be ‘Aggressively Enforced’

Truthsayers.org reported in April that students are lobby Cornell University to get involved in banning Stars & Bars as state fairs, saying it creates a “hostile environment” for fair workers.

DELHI – The Delaware County Fair Board has voted to allow vendors to continue to selling Confederate flags and related memorabilia , but will “aggressively enforce” a prohibition on their display, Fair For All announced today.

As its source, Fair For All quoted statements by Delaware County Sheriff Craig Dumond at a May 20 meeting of the board of local Cornell Cooperative Extension board, which he chairs.

A prohibition on display was put in place in 2018; however; however, it was not enforced, according to  Fair For All.

Four Men Arrested In Plot To Bomb Islamberg

4 Men Arrested

In Bombing Plot

Against Islamberg

Andrew C. Crysel, 18, Vincent R. Vetromile, 19, and Brian F. Colaneri, 20

A group of high school students at Odyssey Academy in Greece, near Rochester, tipped off police that one of their classmates was allegedly part of a plot to bomb Islamberg, the small Muslim community in Delaware County.

Officers with the Greece Police Department Saturday arrested Brian F. Colaneri, 20, and Vincent Vetromile, 19, both of Greece, and Andrew C. Crysel, 18, of East Rochester, as well as a 16-year-old student at Odyssey Academy after the tip, allegedly finding three improvised explosive devices, packed with nails and powder, at the home the 16-year-old suspect.

Police additionally found 23 firearms — a combination of shotguns and rifles — across the suspects’ residences.

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 Report Accuses Priests Of Abuse

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 REPORT ACCUSES

PRIESTS OF ABUSE

42 Cases In Diocese Include 2 Locally

This is the cover of the report on sexual abuse in the Albany Diocese released today.

 ALBANY – A few minutes ago a group of attorneys, Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse, released a report, “Hidden Disgrace III,” containing the names of 42 priests in the Albany Diocese accused of child sex abuse.

The report provides information about the allegations of abuse and the churches and schools where the priests worked.  Two priests named served in Otsego County, both of whom are now deceased.

Father Carl Stone, who died in 2006, served in Edmeston and Morris.    The allegations date to the 1980s and involve accusations in Colonie.

Father Louis Douglas, who died in 2001, served in Oneonta.   The allegations date back to the 1970s in Cortona and in Delaware County.

Two Arrested For Making Threats Against Schools

Two Arrested For Making

Threats Against Schools

O’Day

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

FRANKLIN – A 21 year old man was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against Franklin Central School, just days after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. left 17 dead.

Aiden M. O’Day, Otego, was arrested by State Police Sunday, Feb. 18 after he allegedly made terroristic threats against Franklin Central School. Day was arrested without incident, and the investigation determined that there was no danger to the school or public. O’Day was arraigned in the Otego Town Court and remanded to the Otego County Jail.

We cooperated with law enforcement during the investigation, and we are grateful to the New York State Police for the swift action in making the arrest,” wrote Superintendent Brad Zillox. “Please know that the district is taking any threat seriously and will not hesitate to take action as needed. We ask that everyone be extremely mindful and cautious regarding their comments and/or communications.”

IN MEMORIAM: Kiley J. and Cody E. Sullivan, Victims of Davenport Fire
IN MEMORIAM

Kiley and Cody Sullivan,

Victims of Davenport Fire

Kiley and Cody Sullivan

DAVENPORT – Kiley J. and Cody E. Sullivan passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 9, 2018, at their home in East Meredith, following injuries sustained in a tragic structure fire. Kiley was 3; Cody was 1.

They are survived by their parents Adrian Beares and Carmen Sullivan; brother Anthony Sullivan; niece Raelynn Sullivan; grandparents Paulette and Paul Reynolds; great-grandparents Jim and Susan Evans, Loretta  Vitalie; aunts and uncles, Steven Reynolds, Mark and Beth Reynolds and Rosa, and several other family members.

Names Released In Fatal Davenport Fire

Names Released In

Fatal Davenport Fire

DAVENPORT – The names of the victims in Friday’s fatal apartment fire in Davenport have been released, according to state police.

Kiley J. Sullivan, 3 and Cody E. Sullivan, 1, died as a result of the fire at 498 Dehning Rd., in the town of Davenport. Their father, Carmen E. Sullivan, 44, was taken to Upstate Medical in Syracuse for burn juries.

Infant, 3-Year-Old Identified As Davenport Fire Victims

FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED TO HOUSE AFLAME

DAVENPORT VICTIMS

INFANT, 3-YEAR-OLD

Trooper Mike Slawek, Troop C, stands watch over the scene of the the double-fatal house fire at 478 Dehning Road, Town of Davenport. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

DAVENPORT – Two children, ages one and 3, were identified as the victims in the fatal structure fire early this morning in the Town of Davenport.

According to a release posted to the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services Facebook page, the 911 call was received this morning at 1:46 a.m. Arriving at the scene, responding units found the four-unit apartment building fully engulfed in flames, with reports of two children trapped in one of the upstairs apartments.

2 Children Killed In Davenport Fire

2 Children Killed

In Davenport Fire

DAVENPORT – Two children were killed and one adult hospitalized with burn injuries after a house fire in in the Town of Davenport.

According to a news release, State Police responded to a Delaware County 911 call at 1:46 a.m. reporting a structure fire at 435 Dehning Road.  The fire was extinguished by Davenport Fire Dept., Pindars Corners Fire Dept., Hobart Fire Dept., and Kortright Fire Dept, but an investigation determined that two children died in the fire, and one adult victim was taken to Upstate Medical in Syracuse for burn injuries.

Missing Bronx Man Found Dead in Roxbury

Missing Bronx Man

Found Dead in Roxbury

Christian Rojas-Martinez

ROXBURY – State Police reported this afternoon that the body of Christian Rojas-Martinez, 22, Bronx, was recovered earlier today, after being reported missing by his companions shortly after midnight on Jan. 21.

Martinez was allegedly camping with six other men at a home on 521 Old Ferris Farm Road, in the town of Roxbury over the weekend. The friends told police that he wandered away from the campsite at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 and did not return.

His body was found inside a body of water in the area being searched. State Police were assisted in the search by two NYSP K-9s, NYSP Aviation, NYS DEC, NYS Forest Rangers, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Town of Roxbury Constable, and fire department and EMS personnel from Roxbury, Grand Gorge, and Hobart.

Missing Hunter Found Dead

BULLETIN

Missing Hunter Found Dead

HARPERSFIELD – Carl Weaver, 77, who went missing after telling friends he was going hunting at Titus Lake Road, was found dead this afternoon.

Weaver, of State Route 10, Hyndsville in the Town Of Seward, was last seen Sunday evening after he told relatives he was going hunting. On Wednesday, Dec. 13, his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was located at Titus Lake Road in the Town of Harpersfield, Delaware County.

This is a developing story.

Please check back later for details.

Missing Man’s Truck Found In Harpersfield

Missing Man’s Truck

Found In Harpersfield

SCHOHARIE – Schoharie County Sheriff’s deputies found the unoccupied truck of Carl Weaver, a man missing from the Town of Seward since Monday, at the intersection of Titus Lake Road and South Worcester Road in the Town of Harpersfield, Delaware County.

Weaver, age 77, of State Route 10, Hyndsville in the Town Of Seward, was last seen Sunday evening after he told relatives he was going hunting. This afternoon, his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was located at Titus Lake Road, where he has been known to hunt. He is also known to frequent the Bear Swamp State Forest in Town of Roseboom.

Weaver is described as a white male height 5’10”, weight 175 pounds, blue eyes and gray hair.

Truck Driver Killed At Deposit Quarry

Sidney Truck Driver

Dies In Quarry Crash

DEPOSIT – A 66-year-old Sidney man was killed yesterday when he was thrown from his truck following an accident on  a quarry access road in the Town of Deposit.

At 9:30 a.m., state police were dispatched to the scene off State Route 8 near Mills Road, Town of Deposit, following reports of a motor vehicle accident with serious physical injury. Upon their arrive, they found William B. Barse deceased at the scene.

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