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Cruise Virgin No More: Wonderful Time on the Newly Modernized Celebrity Summit

For almost ten years (yeah, it’s been that long!), I’ve been telling you about my travels around the world. Whether it’s been flying in a biplane over the Hudson River, traveling via a dugout canoe in Panama, or taking a beautiful train ride through Ecuador’s avenue of very active volcanoes, I’ve be


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Trump open to third North Korea summit

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would be open to a third summit meeting with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, suggesting he is keen to revive a high-stakes engagement that was abruptly suspended six weeks ago after the two leaders failed to strike a nuclear disarmament deal in Vietnam


Oneonta man indicted in arson that killed former firefighter

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — A man has been charged with intentionally starting the fire that claimed the life of former Oneonta firefighter John Heller. Heller died after rescuing his fiancé and nephews from a burning apartment on Walling Avenue in December 2018.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Berne man charged in felony domestic violence case

A Berne man is facing a felony charge after Albany County sheriff's deputies said he choked a woman with a towel until she was unconscious. Deputies arrested Travis S. Richardson, 28, and charged him with felony strangulation as well as two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of


France on board for new Brexit delay

Tough-guy France softened its stance Tuesday and showed willingness to accept yet another delay in the long-awaited Brexit, diminishing the chances that Britain would crash out of the European Union this week without any future plan.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


A Last Manager Of Family’s Mill

ONEONTA – Duncan Powell Nesbitt Sr., 76, one of the last family members involved in operating the West-Nesbitt Feed Mill, where Foothills is today, died unexpectedly on April 16, 2019, in Wilmington, N.C., where he lived since 2010.


Crash into lake kills Cooperstown man

Cooperstown police said a Cooperstown man died when his car went off a boat ramp and into Otsego Lake last week. A news release, posted Friday morning, April 12, on the Cooperstown Police Department PBA Facebook page, said preliminary investigation showed that John Smirk, 75, drove down Fair Street


Upstate NY fur trappers: It’s not about the money

Shawn Coston called it his “end of the line” photo. “Every trapper takes one,” he said. For Coston, who lives in Stamford, N.Y. in Delaware County, the 2018-19 New York trapping season was his best year ever.


Berne man accused of strangulation

A Berne man is accused of strangling someone with a towel. The victim was knocked unconscious. Investigators say it happened Tuesday evening -- part of it with young kids watching.


Agree: Clean Up Railyards

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky met with six Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta college professors in his boardroom last night to talk about the development of an “eco-commercial park” in Oneonta’s D&H Railyards, he told a gathering of businesspeople here this morning.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


County representative hosts discussion on climate change

Danny Lapin, Otsego County representative for the 13th District (D-Oneonta) and an environmental planner with the Otsego County Conservation Association, hosted a presentation Thursday at the Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta to discuss climate change and state and local initiatives to address


Local doctor to lead internal medicine board

Dr. Douglas M. DeLong has been named chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in Philadelphia from April 11 to 13. The Board of Regents is t


Semi-Furnished Apartment - Town of Berne - Electric/heat included

Anonymous (not verified) — EASTER LAMB SALE, Free delivery. Two Rock Ranch is home to Upstate New York's Premium lamb. Located in Berne, NY our tender lamb is offered this year at the Troy Farmer Market starting in May 2019. Our lamb is mild and sure to please your holiday guests. We have gorgeous 8


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Hotel Owner Discusses Intriguing History of The Westholm Hotel

Victoria Filonenko, owner of The Westholm Hotel, has plans of restoring the historic property to a healing center. In a recent interview, Filonenko discussed her initial interest in the property, namely the remarkable history which lead to her desire and willingness to restore it as the new owner. "