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Area News: Aug. 21, 018
Team fundraiser to feature jewelryFRANKLIN — Team Gordo’s Girls will sell handmade jewelry and crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the New Old Franklin Day in Franklin. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.The team will also participate in the Leatherstocking Walk to End Alzheimer
Bodies of missing father and son found in Neversink River
CUDDEBACKVILLE, N.Y. >> The bodies of a father and son who were swept away in the Neversink River after a weekend rafting accident were recovered Monday about 4 miles from where they disappeared, according to state police.
Backtracking: The Early Years: A closing, opening and building reuse made business news in late 1998
FILESeen in August 1992 when it was called Pope & Talbot, this building, after it closed in 1996 as Paragon Trade Brands, was eventually put back into use by Drogen’s Wholesale Electric Inc. in 1998.
Raccoon attack spurs warning about rabies
A woman in Morris was taking her dog for an early morning walk this month when she and the dog were attacked by a rabid raccoon.Her pet was vaccinated, but the woman was preparing for a series of injections to prevent the virus from infecting her.“Rabid animals are out there. Be careful,” Oneonta Ve
Council to vote on contract, hire
The Oneonta Common Council has personnel, fiscal and business matters on a relatively light agenda for a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mayor Gary Herzig said.Council members will speak about various committee and commission meetings, and the city manager is scheduled to give a report.
Construction to begin on Laurens solar farm
Residents in The Daily Star coverage area are eligible to sign up for a new community solar project in Laurens.Construction is expected to begin this week on a solar farm sited over 13 acres of a former landfill on Pool Brook Road, according to solar company Solstice spokesperson Andrew Alayza. The
Town fire panel proposes dissolving amid feud
With time running out before a fire protection agreement expires Dec. 31, the Town of Oneonta Fire District commissioners have proposed dissolving the district and transferring its contract with the city to the Town Board, which opposes the step.Meanwhile, the city of Oneonta remains willing to nego
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 20
OPERA – 7:30 p.m. Mezzo soprano Samantha Malk perform’s Leo Hoiby’s Bon Appetit!, one woman opera show based on Julia Child’s cooking show, while baking a cake. Ticket’s, $25/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 800-838-3006 or visit
Search resumes for father, son missing in Neversink River
The missing youth was rafting with a 16-year-old when the craft overturned near the Oakland Valley Campground. The father of the 9-year-old and another man swam out to the boys, and the other man was able to bring the older youth to the shore, but the father and his son were swept downstream.
Franklin theater stages award-winning play
A theater housed in a former chapel sets an appropriate stage for “Doubt, A Parable” at the Franklin Stage Company.The play by John Patrick Shanley, which won a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, both in 2005, tells the story of a stoic nun who believes a charismatic priest at her school h
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
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.
Cleanup continues at train derailment site
Aug 20, 2018 —DEPOSIT, N.Y. (AP) Workers are cleaning up after a train derailment along the Delaware River spilled diesel fuel into the water.
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
Peach pie in Croton, sangria on the Hudson in Haverstraw: 6 to try before summer's gone
I think this every year as summer whizzes by. Which is why I'm giving you plenty of time to enjoy the last gasps of the season. If you haven't made your way to a waterfront restaurant, had a stuffed-with-meaty-sweetness lobster roll or a light and punchy sangria, now's your time. Before you put away
Search resumes in Neversink River for missing man, 9-year-old son
CUDDEBACKVILLE, N.Y. >> Police and rescue workers were set to resume a search Sunday morning for a 46-year-old man and his 9-year-old son who were swept down the Neversink River after their raft overturned Saturday morning, according to state police.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
ANTIQUE TRACTORS – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Antique tractors, engines, working exhibits on display. All brands, sizes, shapes, colors, conditions accepted. Fun for all. Roseboom. 607-264-9327 or visit
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.
Kingston seeks to make Schwenk Drive a ‘complete street’
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> If the city has its way, Schwenk Drive — a stretch of roadway that cuts through Uptown — will one day become a so-called “complete street.”