The Daily Star — Two pigs that were loose in the city have been captured and returned to their home, Oneonta Police Chief Dennis Nayor told the Common Council this week. The pigs were caught in a Havahart trap and taken to veterinarian Joan Puritz of Oneonta Veterinary Hospital, Nayor said. One pig was treated for some injuries and both were returned to their owner on Gifford Hill Road in the town, the police chief said. Tim Cuozzo, the city's parking enforcement/animal control officer, set and monitored the trap. Under municipal code, harboring pigs in the city is illegal. In other matters in a report to the Common Council during its meeting Tuesday, Nayor said that directed patrols sent to Huntington Park near the library have lessened drug use, paraphernalia and related activities; officers are leaving warning tags on doors when they investigate barking-dog complaints when owners aren't home; and a camera system being installed downtown will "go live" in about two weeks. Otsego County Undersheriff Cameron Allison was among attendees from 24 counties who participated in a recent information session in Albany held by the New York State Sheriffs Association on the associations CompStat Project, "CompStat is an approach to law enforcement that combines the concepts of intelligence-led policing, real-time data analysis and command accountability," Ed Hartnett, director of the project, said in a media release earlier this month. The New York State Sheriffs Association will work with up to 12 sheriffs offices over the next 18 months to help them integrate CompStat principles into their organizations. The information sessions were to provide information about CompStat to help sheriffs decide if they would apply to participate in the 18-month program. The CompStat Project is funded through the state Division of Criminal Justice Services by an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin said Wednesday that his office may use the program in some divisions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this month that will remove some administrative hurdles imposed by managed care plans, eliminating unnecessary waste and cost from the health care delivery system, according to a media release from the Healthcare Association of New York State. HANYS initiated the measure and urged its passage. The new law prevents unilateral coding adjustments by insurers without reviewing a medical record and prevents plans from denying hospital reimbursement if a hospital fails to provide timely notice of an emergency admission, HANYS said. Specifically, the legislation would allow a provider to resubmit a claim with a medical record within 30 days if it disputes the insurance plans attempt to lower the level of reimbursement, the release said. If the plan upholds its coding determination, it must provide the hospital with the specific reason for the determination. These important reforms will reduce unnecessary and costly obstacles to providing effective health care services, while protecting access to services, HANYS President Daniel Sisto said in the release. Managed care reform is critical as our hospitals strive to provide the best possible care in a constantly changing environment. Denise Richardson can be reached at 432-1000 or (800) 721-1000, ext. 213, or at email@example.com.
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Police seek leads in East End robbery
State police at Oneonta are seeking public assistance in a reported armed robbery that occurred Saturday at the Convenience Express at 5374 State Route 7 in Oneonta.
Week in Review: Council parts ways with city manager
This weekend feature offers a recap of the week's top local stories:
Killer David Dart to go before parole board in May
Though rejected for parole less than two months ago, convicted killer David Dart, serving 25 years to life in prison for the September 1989 knifing murder of 18-year-old Gillian Gibbons in Oneonta, will get another crack at release in May.
Developers make plans for four Southside projects
A Buffalo Wild Wings is proposed to open this year on Oneonta's Southside, which also is the site of two other pending developments, the town supervisors said Monday.
Police: Motoristfound dead
Authorities are hoping an autopsy scheduled for today will explain the mysterious death of a Schoharie County man whose body was found in his parked, running car over the weekend.
Two face charges in no-knock heroin raid
Authorities executed a no-knock search warrant at an Elm Street apartment and arrested two women on heroin possession charges, Oneonta police said Thursday.
Oneonta police: 3 youths suspected of vandalism
The city of Oneonta Police Department has identified three suspects, all younger than 16, in the damage and arson to the Doc Knapp Field on Jan. 18, according to a media release from police.
Assailant assaulted former girlfriend while their son, 7, watched, police say
William H. Danielson, now a murder defendant, allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend while she was putting their 7-year-old son into a vehicle early Friday morning, according to Chenango County law enforcement officials.
- Obama: Inequality is a major challenge
County officials object to logos on SAFE Act website
New York's new gun control law has hit another thicket of controversy, with three local sheriffs saying Monday they don't want their county's seals or logos used in a state website being designed for pistol permit recertification.
- Ithaca College student killed in Cobleskill crash
The address of a digital billboard was incorrect on a photo caption on Page 1 of Tuesday's Daily Star. The billboard is near I-88.
Rodney H. Ingalls
HARTWICK SEMINARY -- Rodney H. Ingalls died Nov. 19, 2013, at the age of 94. He lived a long and exemplary life.
- Remembering Remy in Milford
The campaign, on the St. Lawrence, from which so much has long, confidently, and reasonably expected, has ended far short of its object. ... The main army has taken post near St. Regis, for the winter; and ... the division under General Hampton is hutting on the Saranac.
Capital projects and audits and Redskins, oh my...
We are happy to report that we did indeed have a meeting with both the Superintendent of Schools and the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds at CCS to discuss our questions and concerns about the proposed capital project. Plus we also had the opportunity to chat with the Business Manager regarding funding for the project. And for the most part we feel we now know more about the project although we still find ourselves musing about it.
Championship fever in Milford goes beyond Remy title
For Milford's boys, the Anton Remy Jr. Tournament title is only the beginning. "We want to win the Tri-Valley title and the Section Four title," junior point guard Will Ward said Saturday after the Wildcats took apart Franklin, 52-25, in the Remy finals.
- Much to love about walls
Volleyball team hopes to spike competition
Cooperstown has gotten used to volleyball success under Rich Jantzi, and it looks like CCS will prove themselves on the court again this year.
- Police seek leads in East End robbery