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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.

DAILY STAR - 2018-08-16 00:42:17

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

DAILY STAR - 2018-08-15 00:04:23

Defense Bill, Saving Joint Base, Signed Into Law | Jersey Shore Online

FORT DRUM, JEFFERSON, NY – President Donald Trump signed into law a $716 billion defense bill which removed the Base Realignment and Closure provisions for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

JERSEYSHOREONLINE.COM - 2018-08-15 14:29:41


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

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2018-08-14 22:43:12

Schenectady Police arrest mother of missing 4-month-old

Schenectady, N.Y. (WRGB) Schenectady Police announced the arrest of Heaven Puleski after being interviewed by multiple law enforcement agencies Tuesday night.Police tell us Puleski was arrested and charged with the following:Tampering with Physical Evidence (Class E Felony)Concealment of a Human Cor

WRGB - 2018-08-15 08:46:06

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

WKTV - 2018-08-15 11:34:00

Mother of missing baby charged after remains found near Upstate N.Y. home

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Police in upstate New York have charged the mother of a missing baby with multiple felonies after the remains of a child were found near her home.Schenectady police say Heaven Puleski was under investigation since family members reported her 4-month-old child Rayen Puleski hadn'

SILIVE.COM - 2018-08-15 14:58:00

Deadly waterfall in age of Instagram

Visitors come recklessly close to the edge of the Kaaterskill Falls, in Hunter, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2018. The last four people who died at Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills were taking or posing for pictures, according to a New York forest ranger. Now the state is taking steps to make the site safer. (Pi

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-08-16 02:04:43

Cooperstown stirs emotions for dad of young baseball player

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two places have triggered tears of joy in my life: The Vatican and Cooperstown.I wasn't surprised when it happened in my mother's homeland while kneeling and praying in St. Peters as the nephew of a Roman Catholic priest and the great nephew of a Dominican nun.Even though I'

AP - 2018-08-14 15:15:12

Police: Rotterdam man accused of raping teen

ROTTERDAM, NY (WRGB) Rotterdam Police have arrested a 35 year old man accused of rape involving a teen.Police say Gary Cherny, Jr. was charged after investigators say he had sexual intercourse with an unwilling 14 year old girl.Cherny was charged with rape first degree and rape second degree.He was

WRGB - 2018-08-15 11:38:00

AP News - Mother of missing baby charged after remains found near home

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York have charged the mother of a missing baby with multiple felonies after the remains of a child were found near her home.Schenectady police say Heaven Puleski has been under investigation since family members reported her 4-month-old child Rayen Pule

TOWNHALL - 2018-08-15 16:34:00

Delaware County Fair  kicks off 132nd edition

Sam Benedict Dirk Schubert, left, judges goats Monday at the Delaware County Fair in Walton


Mayor Will Lay Keel On USS Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN – The Navy is planning a keel-laying ceremony for the USS Cooperstown this Tuesday in Marinette, Wisc., and Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh is planning to attend on behalf of her constituents.



WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Downtown Revitalization Then & Now along Main & Market Streets with Gary Wickham & Bob Brzozowski. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2018-08-14 21:00:00

Amsterdam unveils the 'Take Me Home' program

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (WRGB) - The City of Amsterdam rolled out a new program on Tuesday to help people with autism, disabilities and Alzheimer's disease.

WRGB - 2018-08-14 17:02:27

Teen flips truck on Route 23 Friday

He was ejected from the vehicle and the truck came to rest on the passenger side in the westbound lane. The teenager was brought to Albany Medical Center by LifeNet helicopter with head and arm injuries, and was listed in stable condition as of Saturday afternoon, Dembinska said. Unsafe speed and dr


Washington Post reporter speaks at Cooperstown library

A Washington Post journalist brought his experience covering Russian meddling in American politics through social media to a discussion organized by the Village Library of Cooperstown on Monday.While the phenomenon of Russian “trolls” spreading false news stories and propaganda on social media platf

DAILY STAR - 2018-08-15 00:18:29

Street Talk: Have you done all you wanted to this summer?

"I have. I'm really very happy. We hosted artists from New Orleans and we have put in a proposal to the regional economic development council to renovate the back room of our arts center." — Nancy Barton, Prattsville"With my oldest going to college, it was a heavy duty set of expectations for the su

DAILY STAR - 2018-08-15 01:20:24

Middleburgh motorcycle crash leaves one dead, one hurt

MIDDLEBURGH -- State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened early Saturday,Police say following a crash at the intersection of State Route 145 and State Route 30, two men were transported to Albany medical Center by air.The say one of the men Spencer Sisson, 43, of Slingerla


Gary Herzig: Breaking eggs to make omelettes

I moved to Oneonta in 1975 at 25 years old. Growing up, my family relocated often. Having an adventurous entrepreneurial spirit, my father led our family to places that included Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Westchester, Pasadena and Queens. The place in which we lived the longest, and which I remember the