New York State is facing a growing obesity problem that costs nearly $12 billion each year, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a speech Wednesday to the Association of New York State youth bureaus.
In response to periodic inquiries from the public, the New York State Police advises state residents that neither the state police, nor any agency authorized by it, ever solicits donations from the general public.
Hurricane Sandy has been upgraded to Category 2 as it churns over Cuba and moves just east of Florida.
Hurricane tracking models now project Sandy to move north and slightly east as it travels up the east coast of the United States. It is then expected to make a left turn and strike New England, possibly further south along New Jersey and New York, early Monday morning.
On Tuesday, the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department joined the New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute in announcing a new program to keep victims of domestic violence safe.
The City of Oneonta Police Department and AAA are urging both parents and motorists to be even more alert during Halloween trick-or-treating on Oct. 31.
Oneonta Police Chief Dennis Nayor offers these other safety tips to parents for their children on Halloween: