4 Hurt In I-88 Crash

4 people including a New York State Trooper are injured in a crash Monday night on I-88 in the Town of Maryland. Police say the trooper was on a traffic stop on I-88 eastbound when his vehicle was rear-ended by another driver. The trooper’s SUV then hit the car that had been stopped. Both drivers along with a 3 year old child were taken to A.O. Fox Hospital while the trooper was taken to Bassett Medical Center.


Cooperstown Approves Mask Mandate

Cooperstown lawmakers approve a mask-wearing ordinance for the downtown business district. It applies to the sidewalks on Main Street between Fair Street and Pine Boulevard, and on Pioneer Street from Lake to Church Streets. The ordinance gained support after village trustees found downtown sidewalks are too narrow to allow social distancing especially now that outdoor dining is prevalent. Signage to announce the new regulation will soon be installed.


Fire Departments Get FEMA Funding

The Sherburne Fire Department receives funding for safety improvements and upgrades from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced the grants saying they will firefighters across the 22nd district protect themselves and strengthen their departments so they can continue their essential work. Sherburne was awarded just over $91,000 with a total of $1.2 million allocated throughout Brindisi’s district.


Curb Installation In Oneonta

The City of Oneonta will be installing new curb along the north side of Center St. from Yager Ave. to West St. excluding Maple St. to Elm St. and Ivy Ct. to Central Ave. Work starts today and is due to be completed by Aug. 27, weather permitting. The city will start between Yager Ave. and East St. then move between East St. and Maple St. Roads will be closed while work is under way.


Local Coronavirus Update

The Otsego County Department of Health reported two additional coronavirus cases on Tuesday bringing the total to 111. 2 cases are active and there are no hospitalizations. Over 200 are in quarantine for traveling to a high-risk state. Delaware County Public Health reported one new COVID-19 case on Tuesday with the total now 97. 11 people are quarantined. Chenango County reports 216 total cases with one person hospitalized and 119 under quarantine.

Delaware Academy BOE To Hold 2 Special Meetings

The Board of Education of the Delaware Academy Central School District is holding meetings on Thursday and next Tuesday to go over class reopening plans. Each meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. In-person participation will be limited to 30 guests and pre-registration is required. We have those details posted at our website cnynews.com. The meetings will also be livestreamed online.

Oneonta Water Main Flushing Continues

The Oneonta Department of Public Service is flushing water mains in the low service area weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Flushing in these areas is expected to be completed by Aug. 21. During flushing, water users may experience a change in water color, pressure and/or loss of water. This is a common, temporary occurrence and is not a cause for alarm. Run cold water faucets for a few minutes to clear up any discoloring.


SQSPCA Exceeds Donation Goal

The Susquehanna SPCA’s Shelter Us matching donation campaign went over the top with the drive exceeding the $100,000 needed to get a $100,000 match from an anonymous donor. Executive Director Stacie Haynes says with the match they received $223,000. According to All Otsego the matching challenge began May 14 and ended August 1. Haynes says adoption fees for the next week will be reduced by $23 because they exceeded their goal.


Anonymous Donation Helps SQSPCA Exceed $100K Challenge

Submit School Plans By Friday Or Else You Can’t Open

School districts in Cooperstown, Richfield Springs and Worcester are among more than 100 statewide that didn’t submit plans for resuming classes. That’s according to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office and the districts have until Friday or they will not be able to conduct in-person learning this year. Districts submitting non-compliant plans were notified by the State Department of Health. Districts are to post their remote learning plan online as well as their plan for coronavirus testing and contact tracing for students and teachers.


Town of Davenport Road Work Begins Today

The Delaware County Department of Public Works is conducting preparation work on Tuesday for upcoming paving on County Route 11 in Davenport. The work will take two days, weather permitting. Drivers should expect lengthy delays and alternate routes are suggested. Paving will begin next Monday and is to be completed by the end of the day next Tuesday but weather or equipment breakdowns could cause delays.