Oneonta Dollars For Scholars Now Taking 2021 Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Oneonta Dollars for Scholars scholarship fund. Hundreds of students have taken advantage of these generous scholarships over the years. To qualify applicants have to live in Oneonta and are graduating in 2021. Those attending private schools within the district or are home-schooled can also apply. The deadline to apply is March 5 and we have more details posted at our website cnynews.com.

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cnynews.com/oneonta-dollars-for-scholars-now-taking-2021-applications

BHOF Pays Tribute To Hank Aaron

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is paying tribute to Hank Aaron who died last week. Hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clark says Aaron’s incredible talent on the baseball field was only matched by his dignity and character, which shone brightly, not only here in Cooperstown, but with every step he took. The 1982 Hall inductee hit 755 home runs in his 23-year career topping the mark set by Babe Ruth. Aaron was 86.

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Press Release

High Risk School Sports Can Resume On Feb. 1

New York is allowing high-risk school sports and recreational activities to resume effective Feb. 1 pending approval from local health departments. Those sports include basketball, hockey, wrestling and cheerleading among others. Under the new guidance participation in competitions and tournaments will again be allowed. State Senators Peter Obracker and Fred Akshar wrote letters to Governor Andrew Chomo encouraging the resumption of winter sports.

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www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/SportsAndRecreationMasterGuidance.pdf

Wait Continues For 22nd District Election Results

We may learn this week who won the 22nd District Congressional race between incumbent Anthony Brindisi and challenger Claudia Tenney. The State Supreme Court judge hearing the case over contested ballots set a deadline for Wednesday to determine if around 5 dozen Oneida County voters were registered in time to cast a ballot. Ternney had held a slight lead over Brindisi before the court challenges started.

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wnbf.com/the-wait-continues-for-a-rep-for-ny-22nd-congressional-district/

SUNY Increasing COVID-19 Testing Frequency

The State University of New York is increasing the frequency of mandatory COVID-19 testing at all 64 campuses. All students, staff, and faculty who frequent the campuses will be tested weekly prior to the start of in-person classes on Feb. 1. Mandatory mask wearing will be implemented and there will be no Spring Break this year. All campuses are sharing a “What Students Should Know” notice to inform students of what to expect at their location.

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SUNY announces increasing the frequency of covid testing at schools for Spring

Malatras Confident SUNY Oneonta Classes Can Resume

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras visited SUNY Oneonta on Sunday under very different circumstances than his first visit last fall when the college was undergoing a COVID-19 outbreak. Malatras toured the COVID-19 testing site at the Alumni Field House and says he is confident in-person classes can resume. The first day for in-person learning is Feb. 1 and virtual classes start today.

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www.wktv.com/content/news/SUNY-Chancellor-gives-the-go-ahead-for-SUNY-Oneonta-to-resume-in-person-learning-573653571.html

Tarffic Stop Results In Unadilla Man Facing Multiple Felony Charges

A Unadilla man is facing multiple felony charges stemming from a traffic stop on Tuesday in Johnson City. Police say they pulled over Mark Mongillo on Route 201 after he was seen driving erratically and a check of Mongillo’s license found it was suspended. A search warrant was obtained and police found methamphetamine, drug paraphenalia, nearly $4500 in cash and a loaded 9mm handgun. Mongillo was arraigned then booked into the Broome County Jail.

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www.wicz.com/story/43211910/unadilla-man-arrested-after-traffic-stop-in-johnson-city

Spross Named CCS Superintendent

Cooperstown Central Schools names Sarah Spross as the new district superintendent. According to All Otsego Spross comes to Cooperstown from the State of Maryland Department of Education where she is an assistant superintendent. She success William Crankshaw who left last summer to become superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District. Spross is a Dutchess County native and has been an educator for more than a quarter-century. Her start date is to be no later than March 1.

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Maryland Educator CCS Superintendent

NYSP Warns Of Purebred Puppy Scam

New York State Police are warning the public about a scam making the rounds involving purebred puppies for sale. Victims report after answering the ad, the suspects provide a photo of the breed they are looking for and arrange a deposit to be paid. Once the deposit is cleared, the victim is provided an address, which does not exist, to pick up their puppy. They say to only deal with a reputable breeder and never pay via a payment app.

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www.nyspnews.com/state-police-alert-public-to-beware-pet-scam.htm

Otsego County Law Enforcement Task Force Creates Citizen Survey

The Otsego County Law Enforcement Task Force announces it has constructed a survey to solicit opinion from the community for police reform. Data from the responses provided will help construct a county board supported resolution which will be sent to the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative as ordered by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The survey link is at otsegocounty.com and is also linked on the county’s Facebook page. Deadline for completion is Feb. 1.

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www.facebook.com/OtsegoSheriff/posts/3716234801792146