DCSO Warns About Coronavirus Scams

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is offering tips to avoid coronavirus scams. Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device. Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease. And don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. All reputable charities should be registered with the NYS Charities Bureau.

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OPD Reminds Residents Of Closures

Oneonta Police remind residents that the City has CLOSED the basketball courts, pavilions and playgrounds in Wilber and Neahwa Parks. While the green spaces remain available for use, anyone seen using the basketball courts, pavilions, playgrounds, or congregating in groups will be asked to disperse. While some sports, can be played while maintaining adequate social distance, players are reminded to avoid touching their faces, and wash their hands before and after play.

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Otsego County Coronavirus Task Force Says Stay At Home

The Otsego County Coronavirus Task Force is advising those traveling here from outside the county that they are “Safer at Home” and they should not expect to find resources in Otsego County that they would not find in their home town. The Task Force is asking anyone traveling from New York City and other coronavirus hotspots to notify the Otsego County Health Department when they arrive in Otsego County and self-quarantine for 14 days.


Posted by City of Oneonta on Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sherburne Man Charged In Dirt Boke Theft

A Sherburne man faces felony charges in the theft of a dirt bike. According to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office the bike was reported stolen on March 13 and an anonymous tip led deputies to determine Brock Donnison was the individual who went on the victim’s property to take the bike. He was caught on March 16 in possession of the bike. Donnison is charged with felony criminal posssession of stolen property and felony grand larceny.


On March 18th, 2020 The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Village of Sherburne resident for Grand Larceny in…

Posted by Chenango Sheriff on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Primary Moves, Tax Deadline Extended

Governor Andrew Cuomo moves the state’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 23 which is the date for the congressional and legislative primaries. Cuomo also extended the tax return filing deadline for individuals and businesses to July 15 which is the same date set by the federal government. As of Sunday there are nearly 59,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 965 deaths including one in Otsego County.


Otsego County Reports First COVID-19 Death

The Otsego County Health Department has confirmed three more positive cases of the coronavirus on Saturday and the first death due to COVID-19. Five more cases were reported on Sunday bringing the total to 14. The health department is advising that members of the community abstain from unnecessary travel to prevent the spread of the virus. In Delaware County there are eight confirmed coronavirus cases and Chenango County is also reporting eight cases.


COVID-19: Otsego County confirms first death and 3 more positive cases





Bassett Fast Tracks Telemedicine Network

Bassett Healthcare Network is fast-tracking its telehealth expansion to serve more patients during the coronavirus outbreak. So far practitioners have completed more than 1,000 telemedicine visits and byy next week, nearly all Bassett Healthcare providers will have the ability to complete a patient appointment via a video or phone visit. Telehealth patients need to be enrolled in MyBassett Health Connection, the network’s secure online patient portal. We have those registration details posted at our website cnynews.com.

Local Coronavirus Update

The Otsego County Department of Health is reporting two additional confirmed coronavirus cases bringing the total in the county to four. One of the cases is a close contact to a confirmed case and one was tested out of the county. Those who have been in contact with the individuals are being notified and asked to quarantine. In Delaware County there are five confirmed cases with three people hospitalized and two isolated at home.

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SUNY Oneonta Spring Commencement Set For Aug. 29

SUNY Oneonta is moving the Spring 2020 commencement to Saturday, Aug. 29 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The format for the event will be the same as originally intended, with ceremonies in the Alumni Field House at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. President Barbara Jean Morris says especially now, against a backdrop of adversity and change, it is vital to remember and celebrate all that they are achieving.

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Car-Tractor Accident In Morris

A tractor driver is injured when his vehicle collided with a car on Thursday in Morris. Police say it happened in the 2300 block of County Road 18 as the man was heading southbound on the westbound shoulder and turned left in front of the car whose driver was unable to avoid hitting the tractor. The man was taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital with injuries to his head and face while the car’s driver was not hurt.