Conklin

NY Commission recommends removal of Conklin Justice

New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct is recommending that a Town of Conklin Justice be removed from office. Marshall Ayres is accused of trying to use his office to get a traffic ticket against his daughter dismissed and trying to influence a county court judge. Both incidents occurred in 2015. After his adult daughter was…

Preston fined $1,000, no jail time in plea deal

Former Broome County Executive Debbie Preston has accepted a plea deal in connection with using a town credit card for personal use. Preston was supposed to be arraigned on three counts of official misconduct yesterday, but instead pleaded guilty to one of those counts as part of a deal with special prosecutor Joseph Fazzary, the…

Former Broome County Executive facing charges

Former Broome County Executive Debbie Preston is facing official misconduct charges, accused of abusing her power to use a credit card that was supposed to be for the Town of Conklin for her own personal use. The purchases were made in 2011 when Preston was the Supervisor in Conklin. She was formally charged today with…

Details released after boy drowns in Conklin

More details have been released concerning how 7-year-old Connor Brown fell into the Susquehanna River near Conklin and drowned on Sunday night. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says Connor was playing outside his family’s home with his 8-year-old brother when he fell into the water and became trapped under the ice. His mother and brother…

Special prosecutor to investigate county executive

A special prosecutor has been assigned to investigate the past uses of a Town of Conklin credit card by current Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. Schuyler County District Attorney Joseph Fazzary has been assigned by Broome County Supreme Court Justice Molly Fitzgerald. While no charges have yet been filed, Fazzary has been assigned to be…

Over 450 full-time jobs coming to area over next five years

Over 450 full-time jobs are coming to the Southern Tier over the next five years. The jobs come after Dick’s Sporting Goods announces that it is spending $100 million to build its next distribution center at Broome Corporate Park in Conklin. Construction on the new facility is slated to begin next month and is expected…

Woman Steals from Local Fire Department

A woman from Johnson City has been arrested for stealing over $7,500 from a local fire department. 48-year-old Laura Landers was the treasurer of the Nanticoke Fire Department from 2012 to 2014. During that time, she is said to have taken $7,779 dollars. She was arraigned in the Town of Conklin Court and released to…

Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robberies

One local man is looking at jail time after pleading guilty to two bank robberies that occurred in 2012. 54-year-old Scott Wade allegedly stole around $3,000 from the First Niagara Bank on Route 7 in Conklin, during two separate incidents three years ago. Wade plead guilty to felony counts of 3rd degree robbery and 4th…