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Man charged with growing marijuana
Daniel D. White, 35, of Unadilla, was charged June 19 with the misdemeanors of unlawfully growing cannabis and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, plus unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, troopers said in a media release.
Report: Man accused in rape, murder of 11-year-old girl in Norwich takes plea deal
NORWICH, N.Y. —A Chenango County man accused in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Norwich has accepted a plea deal.According to a report by WBNG, Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding accepted a plea deal from the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office Friday. With the plea Rundstrom-Wooding will
Man accused of sexual abuse
State police at Norwich charged Robert A. West III, 33, on June 17 with the misdemeanors of second-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
City: Scofflaw landlord refuses to obey law
The city of Oneonta has asked the State Supreme Court in Otsego County to enforce an order to vacate 195 Main St., which was declared unsafe more than a year ago.Property owner Melania Pervu not only has ignored the order to vacate the building of residents but also continues to collect rent from te
In Your Opinion: Anonymous bigoted comments fuels dissent
For years, I have been disappointed that The Daily Star has permitted people to comment anonymously online under the guise of protecting free speech.In my mind, if you can’t put your name under a statement, you should not be making the statement. The newspaper reached an all-time low last week when
Library kicks off summer program with big crowd
An estimated 200 people visited Oneonta’s Huntington Memorial Library on Friday night to launch its seven-week summer reading program, “Libraries Rock,” with a family friendly event many months in the making.Organizers said the kickoff, which featured face painting, food, a bounce house, clown and h
Trial to begin in Oneonta armed robbery case
A trial for a felon charged in an Oneonta burglary and robbery case will start in Otsego County Court on Monday, according to District Attorney John Muehl.Teddy Faison, 35, who faces first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery charges, was arrested by Monticello police July 1 on an Oneonta warran
Schools to provide meals this summer
Charlotte Valley Central School will provided breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon from July 2 to Aug. 10. Call 278-5511, ext. 8, for more information.
Wooding Pleads Guilty to Death of 11-Year-Old Girl
NORWICH, NY(WUTR)--- One of the co-defendants charged with raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl last summer in Norwich, plead guilty.
Country music brother duo to headline Chenango fair
The Chenango County Fair will feature the Swon Brothers as the headline act at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.The Swon Brothers, who will be presented by Millennia Entertainment in collaboration with the Chenango County Fair, are an American country duo who were finalists during season four of "The Voice.
Chenango County parolee arrested in stolen vehicle, bounced check scam
Russell W. Davis, 48, of Plymouth, was arrested June 13 after an investigation by the Chenango County Sheriff's Office. He allegedly stole the vehicles from three separate victims in the Village of Sherburne and Town of Plymouth, according to deputies.
Great Race roars into Norwich on Sunday
Frank Speziale photoNORWICH ï¿½ The City of Norwich and Northeast Classic Car Museum will be abuzz with classic automobiles dating back to 1913 and thousands of spectators this Sunday as the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race makes a lunch stop at the museum.2018 Great Race120 Great Race teams cons
MURPHY: Collier Can Be Our Voice In Difficult Times
Editor’s Note: Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal went to press Tuesday, June 19, and any further political letters regarding the Tuesday, June 26, Democratic primary received through next Monday will be published on www.allotsego.com. Please e-mail them firstname.lastname@example.orgThe polls will
Choreographer to present show at former church in Mt. Vision
A well-traveled choreographer will present a show in Mount Vision on Saturday that explores the space of her residency: a 200-year-old desanctified Baptist church.The performance space known as The Church has been renovated in recent years by owners Jamie Leonard and Pamela Rapp, who run Upstate Pro
Driver, two killed in Monday Schoharie County crash identified
Killed were passengers 11-year-old Elizabeth France, of Fort Plain, and Christina N. France, 37, of Cobleskill, state police confirmed.
Former Ilion man admits to taking, distributing child porn
Michael McCann, 31, formerly of Ilion and currently of Haverhill, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Thursday in Binghamton to sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography, which officials say occurred locally.
Backtracking: The Early Years: OHS graduated 54 in the Class of 1918
All hail the Class of ’18! Nineteen-eighteen, that is.One hundred years later, the schools and graduation ceremonies are different, but one thing in common both classes had as they received diplomas — a war was going on.Both classes also had their share of fun before graduation. As The Oneonta Star
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 22
SUMMER KICK-OFF – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Take a ride in a horse drawn carriage, get your face painted, enjoy food, a bouncy house, face painting, more. Admission by donation. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-547-1980 or visit
Oneonta Community Concert Band to offer world tour
Under the direction of Andy Pease the Oneonta Community Concert Band will present a “world tour” in music. The concert will take place in the upper pavilion in Wilber Park at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert will be at 3 p.m.The music for this concert will start with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and will c
2018 Great Race stops in Norwich
Museum Director Bob Jeffrey says they'll be a wonderful compliment to the over 170 antique cars, 30 vintage motorcycles, and 20 old working trucks on display in the museum.