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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
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
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
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'
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
Delaware County Fair kicks off 132nd edition
Sam Benedict Dirk Schubert, left, judges goats Monday at the Delaware County Fair in Walton
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.
Law Beat: Assemblyman represents 2 clients in state-related cases
He said he abides by the rules in the Pubic Officers Law as to what's permitted and what's not, "and in both of these cases, they fit squarely within what's permitted."
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
Mayor to see USS Cooperstown keel-laying in Wisconsin
Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh traveled to Wisconsin ahead of a keel-laying ceremony on Tuesday for the future USS Cooperstown, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship for the United States Navy. Tillapaugh was asked to serve as the Keel Authenticator and represent the village.The keel laying is th
Drone instruction lifts off at Oneonta Municipal Airport
The skies around Oneonta are about to get busier, thanks to an innovative drone training program launched last week at the Oneonta Municipal Airport.The 300-hour course is the result of a $200,000 grant and collaboration between Oneonta Job Corps, Hudson Valley College and SkyOP LLC of Canandaigua.C
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Scott Freeman Band, quartet plays diverse repertoire of classical, jazz, oldies, Irish, more. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visitrichcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/
Faso Makes Three Stops On Oneonta Business Tour
Above, Congressman John Faso, R-19, meets with the owner’s of Noah’s World Sheila Andreic and husband Aleksandar during a visit to the area this morning with the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. “The Congressman had contacted Chamber of Commerce and wanted to learn about initiatives in our county
Morris man makes a clean sweep at museum
The humble broom was swept out of the past Sunday in a presentation at the Swart-Wilcox House Museum in Oneonta.Jim Whitaker, a broom maker from Morris with 27 years of experience, spoke to a group in the living room of the 1807 home while crafting a broom by hand.Whitaker wove history and folklore
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.
Man charged with assault, another hospitalized after Saugerties bar fight
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> A town man faces misdemeanor assault charges after a fight at a village bar that resulted in the hospitalization of another patron, authorities announced Sunday.
Council to hold special meeting
The Oneonta Common Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, to consider a grant application.
Four hurt in two-car crash on Thruway in Catskill
CATSKILL, N.Y. >> A two-car crash on the New York state Thruway Saturday afternoon left four persons injured, according to the Thruway state police.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 13
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Annual Florence High Memorial Chamber Music Concert features musicians from Glimmerglass Festival performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, more. Free, open to public. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Road, Cooperstown. 607- 264-3069.