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In Our Opinion: Cheers

An event held Sept. 8 at the Unadilla Town Highway garage drew about 120 cars that dropped off hazardous material. The main collection, held the following day at the Meadows Office Complex in the town of Middlefield, drew nearly 525 participants, according to a media release from the Otsego County P

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

City to consider digital billboard request

Oneonta ZBA commissioners will consider a variance request for a proposed digital billboard on a Main Street building downtown, according to an agenda for a meeting Monday night, and the topic of short-term rentals. The Zoning and Housing Board of Appeals will meet at City Hall, 258 Main St., at 7 p

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 23:00:05

Job Corps salutes graduates at ceremony

On a warm Friday, the sun bright in the September sky, students and family members gathered in Oneonta Job Corps Academy's gymnasium to celebrate graduates from the various programs throughout the year. "We do an annual graduation and we invite students who have graduated in the last year to walk,"

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 22:55:04

Backtracking: The Early Years: Local history lost during WW II scrap drives

File Readers of The Oneonta Star on Sept. 29, 1942, were encouraged to gather up scrap of all sorts and bring it to an official salvage depot for the war effort. Some have expressed concern, regarding the recent removal of statues and monuments in the South, that history may be lost. It wouldn't hav

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 21:30:00

Historical society gets $250K for renovations

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society welcomed state Sen. James Seward on Thursday to announce a $250,000 state grant for a capital campaign to complete the renovations to the historical society's headquarters at 183 Main Street. The historical society purchased the Bissell Block for its History Ce

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 01:39:00

City to residents: Sign up for free baby tree

ONEONTA - What do oak, linden and maple trees have in common? Some trees, city officials said, are in need of front-lawn homes. The city's tree-planting program has been going on many years with goals to provide shade and city beautification. David Hutchison, a member of the Oneonta Environmental Bo

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 01:17:17

How one student outsmarted her teacher, was able to use tons of notes on test

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. - Never underestimate the smarts of a determined college student. Tuesday was the first test day of the semester for assistant college professor Reb Beatty and his accounting class at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. As always, he let students cram as much informa

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 19:35:26

Sen. Seward returns to alma mater as adjunct

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford is teaching a course at his alma mater, Hartwick College, as an adjunct professor for the fall 2017 semester. Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich asked Seward this spring if he would be interested in teaching a course in the political science department,

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-22 14:57:38

Three new NPD officers swear in

NORWICH Three new Norwich Police Department officers were sworn in at Tuesday evening's Common Council meeting, bringing the department's staff to 19 officers according to Chief Rodney Marsh. Steven Rounds, formerly of the Oxford Police Department, was sworn in Tuesday, along with recruits Ryan Hag

EVENING SUN - 2017-09-22 13:41:42

Cider-maker puts down roots in Andes

That Alex Wilson would draw upon childhood memories of cideries in his native England as inspiration for Wayside Cider of Andes is unsurprising, given his throwback approach to business. Together with co-owner Irene Hussey, Wilson is crafting today's hard cider with a focus on farming practices of t

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-22 21:15:42

Norwich school board re-appoints girls varsity basketball coach in close vote

NORWICH The Norwich City School Board of Education convened at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday night to discuss the appointment of personnel recommendations, and more specifically, the decision to re-appoint high school girls varsity basketball coach, Josh Bennett. The meeting opened with

EVENING SUN - 2017-09-21 14:46:28

Oxford boxing star Jon Heggie maintains perfect record

GENEVA Jon Heggie maintained his unblemished record last Sunday, September 17, as he triumphed over Carlos Rojas, of Utica. Heggie fought Rojas as part of the main event at a boxing event in Geneva. His father and coach, Peter Heggie, said, Jon was the aggressor the whole fight. Carlos connected o

EVENING SUN - 2017-09-22 13:41:39

Deposit Elementary School warns families about bed bugs

DEPOSIT (WBNG) -- The Deposit Elementary School is taking caution after the district said bed begs were discovered on personal items of some students. Bed bugs are parasitic insects that can be difficult to see due to their small size. Marianne Yourdon, a Communicable Disease Nurse at the Broome C

WBNG-TV - 2017-09-22 06:24:00

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-23 14:48:00

Donnelly, Brooks say tax reform necessary for job growth, global competition

ANDERSON, Ind. - At its heart, the comprehensive tax reform message Vice President Mike Pence brought to Anderson Friday is that it's necessary for job creation, continued economic growth and rebuilding the nation's middle class. And the gleaming new Wylam Center of Flagship East served as an ideal

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-23 17:15:00

Pence preaches reform, touts GOP health care

ANDERSON, Ind. - During a Friday visit to Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence expressed confidence that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would finally succeed. Speaking before a crowd of about 600 people at the Flagship Enterprise Center's

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-22 23:37:00

Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations

RUSHVILLE, Ind.-- On Keith Schoettmer's hog farm on a cool late-summer day, there's little evidence that thousands of animals live inside barns on the property. The air is free of the odor of manure; almost all of the animal waste falls into massive underground tanks beneath the barns. During planti

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal a

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Gerald L. Wood, 86; Assistant Wilber Bank Vice President

ONEONTA - Gerald L. Wood, 86, who started in the mailroom at Wilber National Bank in 1948 and rose to assistant vice president by the time of his retirement in 1993, passed away peacefully today, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born Feb. 13, 1931, in

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2017-09-22 22:20:12

For the first time, the Marine Corps plans to have a female infantry officer among its ranks

In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday. The woman is a lieutenant. She and her male colleagues in the Infantry Officer Course completed an intensiv

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-22 11:48:00