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Two Schenevus teens earn Eagle Scout rank
On Friday night, two Schenevus teenagers received the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts.T.J. Snyder, 18, and Michael Odell, 17, both recent graduates of Schenevus Central School and members of Troop 18, were honored with a ceremony and around 50 friends, family and fellow scou
Residents: Abandoned homes are hazardous
Three crumbling buildings in the heart of Sidney Center have residents worried for their safety.A group of Sidney Center residents started a civic action group, Sidney Center Improvement Group, in 2005 to address beautification in the hamlet, and one of the main drivers was the dilapidated houses.“W
Rio 42 offers breakfast, lunch with local ingredients
Edwin and Andrea Vazquez, husband-and-wife owners of Rio 42 at 42 River St. in Oneonta, came a long way to bring Oneonta fresh, local breakfast and lunch options.After meeting on Long Island and spending nearly a decade in Georgia, Edwin said, he and his wife, a Hartwick native, opted to raise their
State Police: Cobleskill woman accused of hosting underage party
COBLESKILL, NY (WRGB) State Police say they have arrested a 53 year old Cobleskill woman, accused of hosting an underage party.
Area schools name top students
DELAWARE ACADEMYJohn “Teddy” Vickers was named valedictorian of the Class of 2018 at Delaware Academy Central School. He plans to major in chemical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.Vickers, described as level-headed, focused and self-disciplined, completed several advanced pla
OFD: Cigarette led to house fire
The fire was extinguished in about an hour by fire departments from Oneonta, Worcester, Franklin, Sidney and Otego. New York State Electric and Gas restored power to several streets after flames burned through wires and blew a transformer.
'Speakeasy' troupe to perform in Mount Vision
“Speakeasy Social” celebrates the spirit of prohibition-era establishments using synchronized dancing, live music and comedy. Produced and directed by a female team, the show is described as “an extravaganza in which Great Gatsby meets Mad Men meets Video Vixens,” according to a media release.
Milford water order is lifted
The village of Milford has rescinded a mandatory order to conserve water, according to a media release from Mayor Brian Pokorny.The order was put in place two weeks ago because of a low water table from the lack of rain.
School Registrations: Laurens Central School
Parents or guardians will need to bring the student’s birth certificates (from the state, not the hospital), health records and proof of residency (utility bill, rent agreement, tax bill, or mortgage).
Fire guts home on Ford Avenue, kills dog
The front of the two-story building burned as firefighters arrived from Oneonta, then Worcester, Franklin, Sidney and Otego departments. Four fire trucks lined the street up the hill, and New York State Electric and Gas arrived to restore power to several streets after the flames burned through wire
Aretha Franklin dies, performed in Poughkeepsie last year
Aretha Franklin, whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, has died, her niece, Sabrina Owens, confirmed to the USA Today Network. She was 76.
HOUSE FIRE ON FORD AVENUE
Fire crews from the Oneonta and Sidney Fire Departments are on the scene of a house fire at 89 Ford Avenue in Oneonta. Though the fire has been contained, when crews responded to the call at 6:45 p.m., the black smoke could be seen from the bottom of Ford Avenue and the house was engulfed in flames
Former SUNY Oneonta student pleads guilty to stabbing girlfriend last year
COOPERSTOWN – The former SUNY Oneonta student who isaccused of stabbing his girlfriendin an Oneonta apartment last year has accepted a plea deal, according to the Otsego County District Attorney’s Office.In Otsego County Court on Tuesday, Julian Vancourt-Wels of Schenectady pleaded guilty to felony
Backtracking: The Early Years:
Listening to the radio or going to a movie for entertainment was an inexpensive way of life for many in our region during the Great Depression.Most weren’t aware of it, but often coming from that radio speaker or the silver screen was a well-known entertainer, Niela Goodelle. Of interest to our area
Harpursville woman dies in one-car crash in Windsor
Top StoriesBroome County Legislature denies Phillips Foundry sale$60K approved for Maine gas line projectHarpursville woman dies in one-car crash in Windsor3rd annual Ava's Little Heroes fundraiser to be held at Animal AdventureWINDSOR, N.Y. - A Harpursville woman is dead following a one car crash i
Pelosi faces threats within party
In perhaps the most serious test of her 15-year grip on the House Democratic caucus, Pelosi is facing unrest from older lawmakers critical of her style, younger Democrats demanding generational change and candidates across the party who have sought to inoculate themselves against Republican attacks
OHS freshman returns from elite summer dance program
Contributed Incoming Oneonta High School freshman Daniel Gouldin, right, is shown in this undated photo.
Rick Brockway: Licenses, regulations and other things
As I pondered about what to write in this week’s newspaper article, I went to the DEC website, looking for an idea. Well, there it was, right there on my computer screen — regulations that I didn’t know existed. And you know what they say, “Ignorance is no excuse.”Over the past few years hunters hav
City seeks funds to improve pedestrian safety
The Oneonta Common Council has submitted an application for a Department of Transportation grant to improve the pedestrian and bicycle safety of the city.An emergency meeting was held Wednesday night after calculations were finalized between the city of Oneonta and the town, which is partnering on t
Cooperstown hires firm to improve street safety
A contractor has been secured for pedestrian-friendly renovations of Main Street in Cooperstown.Construction will start after Labor Day to paint crosswalks and improve the accessibility of Main Street intersections with Pine Boulevard, Chestnut Street, Pioneer Street and Fair Street, as well as Hoff