Delaware GOP names chairwoman

Maria E. Kelso is the chairwoman of the Delaware County Republican Committee, effective as of January, according to a media release.

Kelso previously served as leader of the town of Davenport Republican Committee. She is chairwoman of the Davenport town planning board and the Allen Residential Center/Youth Leadership Academy board. She has also been involved with Orpheus Theatre, the College Council at the State University College at Oneonta, the Oneonta Elks Lodge and other civic organizations.

The 58th annual Delaware County Republican Dinner will be April 16 at the State University College of Technology at Delhi. The keynote speaker will be Rep. Chris Gibson, with guest speaker Assemblyman Brian Kolb.

Truck driver accused of falsifying robbery

A Gloversville truck driver who reported he was robbed on the side of Interstate 88 last month was arrested for allegedly making up the story.

Raymond A. Young Sr., 57, was charged Monday with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a punishable false written statement.

Young called 911 on Feb. 12 to report he had stopped in the town of Unadilla along I-88 to help two men with a disabled vehicle but was robbed, according to state police at Sidney.

Young told investigators the men took cash, a cell phone and a company gas card, troopers said.

He was released to appear Monday in Unadilla Town Court.

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