UHS Senior Living Center Celebrates A 107th Biurthday

The UHS Senior Living Center in Norwich is holding a birthday celebration for resident Genevieve MacDonald who is turning 107 today. She has lived through wars, virus outbreaks and saw the world change from horse drawn transportation to humans in space. The Senior Living floor at UHS Chenango Memorial will celebrate this milestone with cake and best wishes form residents and staff. Genevieve says she hopes to see another 107 years.

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Press release

Barber to Visit District Farmers Markets and Outdoor Events

State Senate candidate Jim Barber announced he is making visits to public events in and around the 51st district over the next two months. The schedule includes small and large farmers markets, outdoor concerts and public gatherings where people can safely social distance. The tour which consists of informal meet-ups begins this Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and noon at the Milford Farmers Market. Barber is running to succeed James Stewart who announced his retirement.

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Press release

SUNY Cobleskill Announces Reopening Plans

SUNY Cobleskill President Marion Terenzio announced the state has approved its reopening plans for the fall semester. Classes will resume Aug. 17 and students will remain on campus through Thanksgiving break then finish the semester via remote learning. Terenzio says a Social Distancing and Face Covering Policy is in effect and applies to anyone on campus including visitors and vendors. Faculty and students will be provided more updates over the coming weeks.

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www.cobleskill.edu/fall2020plan/index.aspx.

Brindisi Says PPP Helped More Than 7,000 Small Businesses

Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced that small businesses in the 22nd district received more than $650 million in assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program saving nearly 100,000 jobs. Brindisi says he has been working toward expanding the PPP program, and making it more flexible for business owners and employees. He also announced the deadline for the next round of PPP applications is extended to Aug. 8.

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www.wktv.com/content/news/Paycheck-Protection-Program-helps-more-than-7000-small-businesses-in-22nd-district-571691501.html

Malls Can Reopen Friday

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that malls in areas that are in Phase 4 of reopening can reopen today as long as the ventilation systems are equipped with high-efficiency filters that can block the spread of COVID-19 Mall operators are required to limit capacity to 50% which includes customers and employees plus mask wearing is mandatory. Food court tables and common seating areas will remain closed.

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

Last Day For Free Disinfecting Supplies For Oneonta Businesses

Small businesses in Oneonta have one more day to receive free disenfecting supplies from a partnership between the City of Oneonta, the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Destination Oneonta, Otsego County Emergency Services and the Mohawk Valley Control Room. The giveaway wraps up today and to be eligible, businesses need to be located within the City of Oneonta, have affirmed compliance with State Department of Health regulations and have fewer than 50 employees. Details can be found at SupportOneonta.com.

OHS Reopens Friday

The Oneonta History Center on Main Street reopens to the public on Friday at noon. The Center closed almost four months ago because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Greater Oneonta Historical Society trustees and center staff developed a Safety Plan where attendance will be limited to a maximum of 15 persons at a time. Masks and social distancing will be required. Regular hours are Tuesdays through Fridays noon to 4:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Press release

Chenango County Jail Changing Visitation Rules

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office announced changes are coming to jail inmate visitation beginning Saturday, July 18. Visitation will be on Saturdays and Sundays only and by appointment by calling 607-337-1967 during normal lobby hours. There is a limit of 2 visitors per inmate and sessions will be 30 minutes long. Face masks are required and visitors will be health screened before entering. All other visitation rules and regulations will still apply.

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chenangosheriff.us/visitation-rules.html

Glimmerglass Festival Announces Local High School Scholarships

The Glimmerglass Festival announced 19 students received honors from its annual Music Student Rewards Program. It celebrates excelling high school music students in Central New York by awarding them two tickets to a Glimmerglass Festival performance which due to the COVID-19 outbreak will be during the 2021 Festival. We have a list of winners with details on their achievements posted at our website cnynews.com

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Press release

Rollover Crash In Otego

Traffic on I-88 westbound in the town of Otego was snarled Wednesday morning after a a tractor trailer filled with milk and other items rolled over. Drivers were detoured at exit 12 and directed onto State Route 7 where they re-entered the highway at exit 10. Police say the driver identified as Andrew A. Lloyd of Saratoga County told investigators he fell asleep at the wheel when the truck went off the roadway. All lanes reopened around noon.

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www.nyspnews.com/rollover-on-i-88-shuts-down-westbound-lanes-in-otego.htm