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Community Calendar: Sept.21-22, 2017

Thursday Cooperstown Download Zone and Flipster training sessions, 10 a.m., Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main St. For info: 547-8344. Delhi Habitat for Humanity, 6 p.m., United Ministry Church basement, 46 Church St. For info: www.habitatdelawarecounty.org, 746-9987. East Meredith 'The Photogr

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-20 18:00:00

Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately

WASHINGTON - The latest Republican proposal for curtailing the Affordable Care Act was assembled with such haste that it may get a vote before a full cost estimate is finished. But it is not a new idea. At its core, the bill introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wo

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 19:00:00

'Million Dollar Arm' leads off Hall Film Festival

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's 12th Annual Film Festival will get underway on Friday with a screening of "Million Dollar Arm." The 2014 Walt Disney Pictures release tells the story of pitchers Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh, who were discovered by agent J.B. Bernstein in India. The fi

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

A teacher's quick reaction saves lives in Illinois high school cafeteria shooting

MATTOON, Ill.-- Officials praised the quick reaction of a high school teacher who subdued a gun-wielding student inside the Mattoon High School cafeteria after "numerous rounds" were fired Wednesday morning, injuring at least two students. Mattoon Police Chief Jeff Branson cited the teacher's interv

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 00:37:00

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island's electrical grid, and decimating some communities. With sust

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 12:20:00

Neighbors yell 'he can't hear you' before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man

Neighbors yelled "he can't hear you!" But the two officers kept shouting commands. Sgt. Christopher Barnes and Lt. Matthew Lindsey ordered Magdiel Sanchez to drop a 2-foot-long metal pipe. Instead, the 35-year-old stepped from the porch of the single-story house in suburban Oklahoma City, apparently

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 12:13:00

Boston's fate lies with a zombie hurricane as Maria moves north

Hurricane Maria continued its thunderous roll northward as forecasters struggled to pin down a trajectory. Whether the storm makes landfall again could be determined by a zombie. That's what former Hurricane Jose will soon be in the meteorological vernacular, a once-dangerous tropical system that ha

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 11:50:00

'Friends' group grows help

Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matt Hazzard knows the power of "Friends Helping Friends." "Friends Helping Friends was created to help me, so I told them, if they were going to do it for me, they'd better do it for other people," Hazzard said. "To their credit, they did keep it g

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Knight Time by Tom Knight: Partisanship has stained our system

It has been almost two years that I've been writing for The Crier. The count is about 40 columns now, something I look back on and really can't believe. Writing for the paper has changed the way I think, write and flesh out ideas that I have. I've written on everything from Quiz Team, Bob Dylan, tax

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

From the Librarian by David Kent: 'Coach Wooden and Me' touches writer's heart

The Village Library will be hosting several events this weekend. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday will be "Open Mic Night" sponsored by the Friends of Music and Arts (FOMA). At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, former Cooperstown Elementary School Principal Teresa Gorman will read the children's book "I Am Jazz." From

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Syracuse alumni teach at Springbrook clinic

The clean, bright gymnasium's bleachers were brimming with excited Springbrook students and faculty last week. Tacked on the walls above them were banners the kids had made with colorful orange lettering announcing "Springbrook loves Syracuse U" and "Springbrook Scorpions," the Special Olympics bask

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

COLUMN: How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions

At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looked poised to achieve his most formidable parliamentary accomplishment: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. But Republican hopes were dashed by one of their own, Sen. Joh

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 21:45:00

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but that's not because it wasn't available to homeowners The National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP, a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, underwrites most coverage and actu

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Former players in NFL concussion settlement may be victimized by predatory practices

PHILADELPHIA - With six- and seven-figure payouts from the NFL concussion settlement starting to circulate, former football players have been approached by several entities trying to get a piece of the court-mandated rewards. They include lenders, lawyers and even fellow players. In an exploratory h

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

Raytheon workers picket, demand better benefits from billion-dollar corporation

ANDOVER, Mass. - Employees at one of the country's largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend. Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 18:25:00

Seward returns to Hartwick as adjunct

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford is teaching a course at his alma mater, Hartwick College, as an adjunct professor for the fall 2017 semester. Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich asked Seward this spring if he would be interested in teaching a course in the political science department,

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-21 00:25:05

The Latest: Reports of 'widespread devastation' in Dominica

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt says there are initial reports of "widespread devastation" in the small island from Hurricane Marie.

POST-STAR - 2017-09-19 10:14:38

Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because ne

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4. Those numbers underscore the dizzying size of the current opioid crisis, and the report of the New York bust

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-20 11:32:00

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:00