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Nayor Sworn in as Oneonta Police Chief

Oneonta has a new police chief. Dennis Nayor, 39, was sworn in as the city’s top police officer yesterday.

Nayor was the lieutenant in Oneonta, briefly leading the police department just before the city brought former Broome County undersheriff Gary O’Neill in as in interim chief last May.

Nayor is a 17-year veteran of the Oneonta Police Department.

There are about 25 police officers serving the city.

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Chenango County Goes Purple for Cancer

Preparations are underway in Chenango County for the relay for life event July 20th and 21st at the fairgrounds in Norwich. Tomorrow is “Color the County Purple” day to raise awareness of cancer survivors. During the event offices and businesses are being asked to decorate in purple for the day, fly a purple flag or dress in purple. Some area restaurants are using purple napkins and placemats.

Energy Saves $9 million

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that energy efficient projects in 2011 saved NY taxpayers $9 million and created 3,000 jobs across the state. In his power NY agenda, the governor called for accelerating energy efficiency improvements to public buildings.

Some of the improvements include new lighting fixtures, heating and ventilating systems, electric motors, automated energy management systems, fuel cells and solar power installations.

Justice Department OK with 63rd Senate District Plan

The redistricting lawyer for senate republicans says that a letter received from the justice department notes that the justice department has no objections to the new 63rd Senate District plan approved last month by Governor Cuomo. That decision, however, left the plan open for civil action, which has already headed to the state court of appeals.

Child Pornography Investigation Leads to Arrest

As a result of an investigation conducted by the Southern Tier Cyber Predator Task Force, Troop C state police at Endwell and the Broome County sheriff’s office, 27-year-old Brandon Himco of Johnson was arrested Friday on a federal arrest warrant.

Himco is charged with production of child pornography, attempted production of child pornography and receiving child pornography, all felonies. Himco is accused of having enticed a minor female to send pictures to him in December 2011. If convicted of the federal charges, Himco faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. He remains in federal custody pending his trial.

Weather Service Recognizes Severe Weather Awareness Week

The National Weather Service will be recognizing severe weather awareness week this week.

There will be various educational programs related to tornadoes, severe storms and flooding.

On Thursday the NWS office in Binghamton will issue a severe weather test message. That test will go out over the radio airwaves about 1:30 p.m.

There’s also a Skywarn training class for those interested in learning more about severe weather and what volunteers can do to help by becoming weather spotters. That will be held from 6:30-8:p.m. Thursday at the Morris conference center at SUNY Oneonta.

Sports

High School Baseball

Unatego downed Sidney 4-2

Edmeston topped Schenevus 10-2

Hunter-Tannersville smothered Gilboa 13-0

Saturday, Unatego topped Edmeston 4-3

High School Softball

Schenevus trounced Edmeston 16-0

Sidney beat Unatego 13-2

Deposit edged Hancock 6-5

Downsville and Walton scored an amazing 47 runs, with Downsville coming out on top 27-20

Afton beat Unadilla Valley 25-4

Saturday, Oneonta edged Susquehanna Valley 4-3

High School Track

The Inside-Out Invitational at Bainbridge Guilford (Friday)

BGA’s Chris Puerile and Sidney’s Austin Dean came in 1 and 2 in the shot put and discus. BGA also won the 300 meters, 600 meters, 1,000 meters and the 2,400 relay. Sidney won the 1 mile and the triple jump

High School Tennis

B-G beat Walton 4-1

Roxbury shut out Andes 7-0

Davenport topped Andes 5-2

Stamford beat Windham 4-3

High School Golf

At the Delhi College Golf Course, Delhi beat Sullivan West and Walton

High School Lacrosse

Saturday, Chenango Forks topped Oneonta 19-11

Men’s College Lacrosse

Saturday, Oneonta defeated visiting Brockport 16-12.

Hartwick walked away with a 10-9 victory on Saturday afternoon at Alfred. Hartwick ends the season with a final record of 7-8 overall and 2-5 in the Empire 8.

Women’s College Lacrosse

Oneonta State lost a heartbreaker Saturday to Brockport in a battle for one of the final SUNYAC playoff spots. The 15-14 loss to the Golden Eagles eliminated the Red Dragons from the playoff race.

The nationally 18th ranked Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks used seven goals over the final 7:43 of the first half to pull away from Hartwick in an 18-3 win on Saturday.

College Water Polo

The Hartwick Women fell to Maryland 7-5

College Baseball

Brockport beat SUNY Oneonta 2-1 on Friday.

A come-from-behind win in game 1 and a strong pitching performance in game 2 gave Oneonta State a sweep of Brockport Saturday. The two wins clinched not only a spot in the SUNYAC tournament, but the #3 seed.

College Softball

The SUNY Oneonta Softball team fell to 11-23 and 4-12 in the SUNYAC after a pair of losses to visiting Cortland Saturday at Oneonta’s Red Dragons Field.

Sunday, Oneonta State ended their season on a winning note as they won the second game of its home doubleheader versus Oswego 9-0 in five innings. Oneonta dropped the first game 4-3.

Oneonta Little League baseball

The season opened Saturday. The Elks beat the Stewarts team 15-0 in the Oneonta Little League Game of the Week herd on WZOZ.