New York expands its Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams Initiative which protects vulnerable adults at risk of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. It assists adults 60 and older who are at risk due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment or dementia, and social isolation by providing access to forensic accountants, geriatric psychiatrists/mental health professionals, and civil legal services. The program was developed by the State Office for the Aging and state Office of Victim Services and is now funded through September 2022.
The state is shutting down its COVID-19 mass vaccination site at SUNY Oneonta as efforts shift to more localized distribution. The transition reflects the State’s plan to focus resources on creating smaller pop-up vaccination clinics in locations where the vaccination rate is lower than the statewide average. All remaining state-run sites continue to offer walk-in vaccinations for all eligible individuals.
2 people are charged in the theft of 2 Frontier Communications work vans in Sidney. Police say they found the vans in a wooded area outside the village and their investigation led to a search warrant at a Division Street apartment where items in the van were receovered. Brian Kingsbury, and Nikita Crumb, both of Sidney were charged with felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Kingsbury was booked into the Delaware County Jail while Crumb was released on her own recognizance.
With more people doing weekend outdoor work the City of Oneonta is leaving a container outside the yard on Silas Ln. for brush and yard waste drop offs. The container is placed directly outside the gate and will be provided on weekends and holidays from now until November 21st. The container is for residentially-generated brush only, not contractor removals or trimmings. For more information, please contact the Department of Public Service at (607) 432-2100.
Trial is to begin today for Dylan Robinson, the teenager accused in the 2019 shooting death of his father during an attempted robbery. Prosecutors say Robinson along with 4 other teenagers and one adult tried taking about $5,000 in cash and marijuana from Kenneth Robinson then set fire to his house in an effort to disguise the murder. According to All Otsego the trial had been scheduled to begin April 14 but was delayed due to COVID-19.
2 people received the Otsego County Sheriff’s Lifesaving award for their response car crash in the town of Laurens last November. Willow Rogers and Cadence Koren provided aid and assistance to Omar Andrades until paramedics arrived Omar suffered what were described as serious injuries. Deputy Sheriff Frank Koren presented the awards on Wednesday at Laurens Central School. Omar was able to attend the ceremony.
Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig says that housing and jobs remain high priorities for the city and both need to be increased simultaneously. In an interview with All Otsego Herzig says housing is “desperately” needed at all levels including low-income, middle-income and high-income. On the jobs front Herzig says the city needs work on attracting high tech industries through efforts such as the Oneonta Railyards project. The Mayor added that marketing the area is also important.
An Otsego County student wins a full scholarship to any State University of New York college or university, including tuition and room and board. Officials announced Jordan Gallusser won the prize in this week’s ‘Get a Shot to Make Your Future’ drawing. The incentive was designed to entice 12-to-17-year-olds to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Parents or guardians need to sign up their vaccinated children in order to win the scholarship. There are 2 more drawings scheduled.
The search continues for a missing 14-year-old Town of Rosebloom girl. Police say Anjelia Sturtevant was last seen Monday night at her home. Anjelia is 5’ 2″, 190 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She has several facial piercings. Anjelia was last seen wearing a pink camouflage pull over sweatshirt with a hood and may be carrying a white colored makeup bag with a gray pattern. Call State Police at (607) 561-7400 if you’ve seen her.
The Deposit Lumberjack Festival.is back for 2021. Organizers say the 45th annual event will be July 16 and 17. The Festival began in 1976 and has only been cancelled twice – last year due to COVID-19 and in 2006 due to flooding. There will be carnival rides, games, competitions, live music and of course the Lumberjack Parade that takes place on the 17th. Search for “Deposit Lumberjack Festival” on Facebook for a full list of events.