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August 24, 2012

Fugitive pigs can't escape OPD dragnet

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 association’s 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 sheriff’s 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 plan’s 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

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