Friday, October 30, 2009

NY texting while driving ban starts Sunday

The state-wide ban on texting while driving goes into effect on Sunday....Violators face fines up to $150 if caught using handheld devices or laptops to send or read text messages, images or data while a vehicle is moving.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ovid Attorneys Work to Preserve Historic Local Courthouse

Gannett News service:
Trustees of the Friends of the Three Bears, a nonprofit organization working to preserve and find new uses for the Seneca County courthouse complex in Ovid, have decided to create some new positions to lessen the workload on their president of the past six years, Dan Motill....

Ovid attorney Mark Sinkiewicz has been selected to serve in the newly created position of administrative president. The other duties of president will be spread among other people. Another attorney, Steven Getman ... former Seneca County attorney, has taken over the duties of secretary...

More information on the Friends of the Three Bears can be found here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

State ends first-time home buyer incentive program

As reported here:
A new incentive program offered by New York state to encourage first-time home ownership has halted its application process.

Less than two month after rolling out the Mortgage Credit Certificate program, the state asked its lenders this week to stop taking general applications....The program was meant to bridge a gap for first-time buyers who may have run out of time to qualify for the $8,000 federal tax credit

Monday, October 12, 2009

New York Troopers launch cell phone crackdown on Thruway

More here. As noted in the article, "drivers caught breaking the law face a maximum fine of $100, along with a mandatory $60 surcharge."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Presentation: Stopping Scam Artists Before They Strike

A representative from the New York State Attorney General's Office will be in Waterloo on Thursday, October 22 at 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the talk is to advise senior citizens on how to stop scam artists.

More details here.