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NY to Limit Acceptance of Welfare Debit Cards

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new budget contains amendments to social services law intended to keep welfare recipients from spending government money on alcohol, gambling or strippers.

The measure, scheduled to take effect at the end of May, prohibits gaming facilities, liquor stores, adult entertainment venues and some other retail outlets from accepting electronic benefit transfers from public assistance recipients

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Steuben County Child Killer’s Parole is Denied

A Steuben County man, who was convicted as a 13 year old in the brutal murder of a four year old Savona boy, will not be getting out of prison.

Parole has been denied for a 6th time for Eric Smith who lured Derick Robie into a wooded area in 1993, beat, strangled and sodomized the younger boy in what has been called one of the most gruesome murder cases in the Southern Tier

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The Women’s Fund Seeks Grant Proposals for Innovative Projects

The Women’s Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York, is accepting grant proposals for amounts of $1,000 to $6,000 from qualified organizations in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga counties

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215 New York State Master Teachers Announced

215 New York State Master Teachers were selected by SUNY officials Monday. The Master Teachers will receive a $15,000 stipend for four years while working with other teachers and students.

The Master Teacher Program is a group of teacher experts who are dedicated to providing a first rate experience for students in the state and contributes to attracting the best and brightest to the classroom

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Walton Woman to Run Boston Marathon, Raising Funds for Children’s Cancer Unit

Lisa Russell of Walton will participate in next Monday's Boston Marathon. Lisa is part of a 150-strong team, all of them running for a very special cause:

Russell, a cancer survivor, has a personal goal to raise $8,000 which will go directly to Massachusetts General Hospital

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Senate Task Force on Heroin Addiction to Convene in Oneonta

State Senator James Seward will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction later this month in Oneonta.

The forum is one of twelve being held statewide to solicit local input on the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction

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Chenango County Man Held on $100,000 Bail Following Violent Domestic Incident

On April 12th a Town of Preston resident was arrested by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office following a report of a domestic dispute.

Christopher Turner, 42, was arrested after deputies received a 911 call of a dispute in progress

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