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Reporter's Notebook

June 22, 2013

City Hall isn't the only spot to meet officials


The state review board recommendations include the sites below, with descriptions:

• Sidney Historic District, Sidney, Delaware County. The district encompasses archeological sites where prehistoric peoples congregated on the Susquehanna River flats near a confluence with the Unadilla, and also the buildings reflecting Sidney’s development from a quiet agricultural center in the first half of the 19th century to its growth with the arrival of two railroad lines in the 1860s and 1870s.

• Hartwick Historic District, Hartwick, Otsego County. The residential center’s architectural inventory represents its historic development, beginning with its growth around water-powered grist and saw mills on the Otsego Creek in the early 19th-century and shaped in the early 20th-century as the midpoint of a trolley line joining Oneonta and Herkimer.

• Old Hartwick Village Cemetery, Hartwick. The community cemetery was in use by the late 1790s, when the plot was set aside for burying residents of the community settled soon after the American Revolution by New Englanders. The largest proportion of burials dates from the 1820s through the early 1860s.

Delaware County deputies will be able to communicate “much more effectively” with a recently launched smartphone app, according to Sheriff Thomas Mills.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download and is available for both iPhone and Android smart devices, according to a media release, and users simply search “MobilePatrol” and after downloading, select the sheriff’s office.

App users will have access to real-time detention center information with mugshots, charges and offender information, the release said, and the app is integrated with the Victim Information and Notification Everyday program, which allows crime victims to be notified about the custody status of an offender.

The app also includes warrants, lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals, news, the facility location, the sheriff’s office directory and much more.

“The app greatly improves our ability to serve the public, and that’s what we’re here for,” Mills said in the release. “More people are getting the information they need from their smartphones _ we want to make sure we’re using the latest communication technology to keep the public informed, and this app lets us do that.”

DENISE RICHARDSON is a staff reporter for The Daily Star. Contact her at

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