Porn sentencing postponed

BINGHAMTON _ The sentencing of a former Army recruiter based in Oneonta set for earlier this month was adjourned until May 20.

Michael Frascatore of Unadilla pleaded guilty in federal court Nov. 13 to one count of distributing child pornography as part of a plea deal.

Frascatore was named in an April 12, 2007, indictment charging him with five counts of distributing child pornography and one count of attempting to solicit sex from a minor.

Under the plea deal, Frascatore faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years. He may also be fined a maximum of $250,000.

Route 23 bridge work set

ONEONTA _ The state Department of Transportation has announced that bridge maintenance will be performed beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday over Otego Creek on state Route 23 in West Oneonta.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and will be guided by traffic signals at both ends of the structure, DOT officials said. The one-way traffic pattern will remain in place until the work is completed by April 11, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone, the DOT said.

"Die-in" scheduled in Delhi

DELHI _ The mother of an Iraq war veteran will join members of Delaware Voices for Peace and the Coalition for Democracy of Oneonta for a ``die-in'' at noon Wednesday in Courthouse Square.

Voices for Peace regularly holds Saturday biweekly vigils in Margaretville and Delhi. The group will be joined Wednesday by Cynthia Benjamin, of Garrattsville, whose son has completed one 14-month tour and is scheduled to be redeployed to Iraq early next year.

Benjamin will lead the "die-in" to protest the ongoing war, which began its sixth year last week.

At the die-in, two volunteers, covered with shrouds, will impersonate an American soldier and an Iraqi citizen who have been killed in the war in Iraq. While some participants read the names of the dead, others will write the names on the shrouds.

The lists will be taken afterwards to Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's district office in the Delaware County Office Building.

Maryland committee to meet

SCHENEVUS _ The town of Maryland Comprehensive Plan Review Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schenevus-Maryland Firehouse.

The monthly meeting will involve reviewing preliminary questions and ideas for the survey that the Center for Economic and Community Development at State University College at Oneonta is designing for the town.

Town Councilman Bill Fredette is the committee's chairman.

Arcuri to be in Arizona today

Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-Utica, will lead a congressional fact-finding mission today to the U.S.-Mexico border at Tucson and Nogales, Ariz., to observe Border Patrol and National Guard operations to prevent illegal immigration.

Arcuri will tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection Activities in the Tucson sector and receive informational briefings from agency officials and staff.

Arcuri will be joined by fellow New York Rep. John Hall, D-Dover Plains, and Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa.

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