SCHENEVUS – Lori Lehenbauer of Worcester, the county Republican elections commissioner since 2016, was elected Republican chairwoman when the county committee convened here last evening.
She succeeds Vince Casale, Republican chairman for the past seven years, who resigned in December, to devote more time to his political consultancy, The Casale Group, based in Cooperstown but serving candidates statewide.
“I’ve been a longstanding party member,” said Lehenbauer. “I’ve very grateful and honored that they picked me. I will work hard to represent all Republicans in Otsego County.”
“I was there to pick up drugs and money,” Meridy told county Judge John Lambert as part of the plea deal.
On Oct. 10, Meridy entered Robinson’s home on Head Road, Town of Worcester. Alleged to have accompanied him that night were, Dylan Robinson and Alex Borgreen, both 16, and Anais Soto, 17. All three have been charged as adults and are awaiting trial.
WORCESTER – Kyle Van De Water, a lawyer, Army veteran and father of three triplets – his daughter, challenged since her days in the womb, has undergone 30 operations in her 10 years – received the unanimous backing of the Otsego and Schoharie county Republican committees’ executive committees here this evening to challenge freshman Congressman Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, in this fall’s election.
The straw poll, while expressing the executive committees’ consensus, must still be affirmed by a meeting of the two full county committees.
Meeting at Worcester’s White House Inn, executive committee members heard from both Van De Water and the other Republican contender, Ola Hawatmeh, a Poughkeepsie native and successful fashion entrepreneur in St. Louis, Mo.
WORCESTER — Robert W. Evans, 73, a fixture on Oneonta’s media scene for four decades — in radio, TV and print — passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 5, 2019, at Fox Hospital.
Bob was born April 16, 1946, the youngest son of Eddie R. and Flora Evans. He was a lifelong resident of Worcester. In 1963, Bob met Barbara Haskell in high school. They were married at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Worcester on Aug. 26, 1967. They were high school sweethearts for 52 years.
Bob began his career in advertising in 1969 at WDOS, Oneonta. He was instrumental in the implementation of the first FM radio station in Oneonta, WSRK. During his career in advertising sales, Bob worked in all aspects of media, radio, TV and print.
WORCESTER – Dylan Robinson, 15, the son of Kenneth Robinson, woke up his father and shot him during a struggle for the gun, Senior Investigator Ronald Lussi told Worcester Town Justice William Fisher during a felony hearing for Nicolas Meridy, 32, the Oneonta man accused of helping orchestrate the robbery that lead to Robinson’s death.
“During my interview with Mr. Meridy, he did state that there was a planning session at his house at 37 Fairview Ave, Apt. 2 ½, where they planned to rob Mr. Robinson of money and marijuana,” said Lussi. “They then acquired weapons and drove to the residence.”
When they arrived, Lussi said, Dylan opened the door and let Meridy and the others – including Alex Borgreen, 16 – into the home. Anais Soto, 17, is believed to have been waiting outside.
“The first responding troopers saw a man lying just inside his door,” said BCI Capt. Scott Heggelke, Troop C, in a 12:30 press conference at the State Police Oneonta Barracks. “The house was on fire, but the trooper pulled him outside, and it was obvious that he was the apparent victim of multiple gunshot wounds.”
ONEONTA – An Oneonta man and three teenagers were charged with murder after they allegedly shot a Worcester man to death in his home last night.
Nicolas Meridy, 32, one 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds, all of Oneonta, were arrested after the body of Kenneth W. Robinson, 53, was found with a fatal gunshot wound inside of his residence on Head Road in Worcester.
WORCESTER – State police are investigating the death of a yet-unidentified subject after a house fire in the Town of Worcester.
Worcester and East Worcester fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire just before 9:18 p.m. last night. When an adult was located deceased inside the residence, troopers were called to the scene to investigate.
WORCESTER – Robert John (Bob) Daly, formerly a state court office, went to his final rest on Aug. 11, 2019, following a long illness.
Bob was born in Brooklyn on May 8, 1956, to Francis Daly and Margaret (Tuite) Daly.
He was a graduate of Archbishop Malloy High School and Queensborough Community College. He later became a state court officer. He married his high school sweetheart and soulmate Elizabeth (Libasci) on Oct. 22, 1977. Until 1999, they lived in Middle Village, Queens, where they both grew up, then they moved to Worcester.
WORCESTER – A Virginia man was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a firearm after a motorcycle crash allegedly lead state troopers to discover he had two loaded pistols and no pistol permit.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, Phillip M. Davis, 25, Strasburg,. Va, was arrested after a trooper responded to an accident involving a motorcycle on Interstate 88 in Worcester. Davis told the trooper that when a tractor trailer passed him, he applied his brakes and lost control of his Harley, but he he did not suffer any injuries.