Archives for July 2018

Two Arrested In Schoharie County Burglary

An investigation into a Schoharie County burglary in April results in two arrests. Police say Thomas Palmatier of Worcester and Anna Strobeck of Cherry Valley had entered a home on Mineral Springs Road in Cobleskil on two separate occasions taking a total of over $1,000 in cash. Palmatier and Strobeck were arrested Friday and arrraigned on felony burglary charges then booked into the Schoharie County Jail.


Otsego County Fair Opens Today

The Otsego County Fair begins its six-day run in Morris with the traditional dollar-day admission with gates opening at 8:00 a.m. and buildings opening at 10:00 a.m. Fair officials say this year’s event is one of the biggest and best ever with the revamping of the infield grounds along with adding several new vendors and entertainment including Country Recording Artist Keith Anderson, 2Xtreme Racing’s Monster Truck Show plus the Records and Burpee Petting Zoo.


NY Tourism Hits Records In ’17

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office says New York’s tourism industry set new records in 2017 for total visitation, economic impact and direct spending. According to the governor’s office tourism spending was nearly $67 billion which is a more than four percent increase from 2016. That spending resulted in an economic impact of nearly $109 billion and sales tax collections of $8.5 billion. Nearly 244 million people visited the Empire State in 2017 which is five million more than the year before.


SUNY Oneonta Students Find American Eel

Two SUNY Oneonta students working on a biology internship this summer end up making a rare discovery. According to the college Alexa Platt and Lauren Saggese, were performing research in the Susquehanna River near the Cooperstown Dam when they discovered a 12-inch American eel which are normally found in ocean waters. The discovery here is around 440 miles from the ocean which is the farthest the species has been recorded to have traveled in decades.


Cooperstown’s Granstand Theater Reopens

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater is back open following a extensive remodeling. Among the upgrades are cushioned seats to replace the former wooden benches, new video screens and a high-tech sound system. Grants from the Scriven Foundation and the Clark Foundation paid for the 189-seat-theater’s renovations. The theater is now showing a film titled “Generations of the Game.” It features Hall of Famers, other players and broadcasters reflecting on what what baseball and the Hall means to them.


61st Annual Fishing Derby Is Saturday

The Oneonta Lions Club and the Susquehanna Bass Association present the 61st Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday at Hodges Pond in Neahwa Park. The Derby is a free “catch and release” competition for children. All participants must have adult supervision, their own fishing pole, bait/lures, and a clean bucket. A registration-release form is required for each child and those are available at the City Clerk’s Office, the Recreation Department, Mac’s Barber Shop, and the day of the Derby. Registration starts at 3:00 p.m. with the derby starting at 4:00 p.m.

Source: Press Release

Cutest Baby Contest Still Accepting Entries

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is still accepting entries for the annual Cutest Baby Contest during the Delaware County Fair. The contest is open to children two years old and younger. To enter submit an unframed photo no larger than 4″x6″ and on the back include the the child’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, address and phone number. Entries can be brought to Delaware Valley’s Finance Office at 20 West St in Walton, or UHS Primary Care sites in Walton, Downsville or Roscoe no later than August 6.

Source: Press release

Junior Firefighter Camp August 16 & 17

The Oneonta Family YMCA is partnering with Oneonta firefighters to present a junior firefighting camp on August 16 and 17 at the 6th Ward Playground off River Street in Oneonta. It’s for kids four years through third grade and pre-registration runs through Friday at $15 for Y members and $25 for non-members. After pre-registration prices go up to $20 and $25 contingent on availability. For registration details call the YMCA at 607-432-0010.

Source: press release

Middlefield Man Dies In Bull Attack

A Middlefield man is dead after being gored by a bull on his farm. Police say Eugene Wolfert was carrying a bucket of grain last Tuesday when the bull attacked pushing Wolfert out of the pasture. Paramedics responded to the farm but Wolfert ended up being pronounced dead at the scene. The bull was euthanized. A memorial service was held last week in Middlefield and according to Wolfert’s son a service is to be held in Greenwich, CT.

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Otsego County Holding Property Auction

Otsego County is holding a tax foreclosed property auction on Wednesday, August 16th at the Holiday Inn Oneonta on State Route 23. 49 properties are listed for bid at the county’s online auction site Search for auction 1874 to find the property list. Property showings are Tuesday, August 15. A bidder seminar is being held Monday, August 14 at the Holiday Inn beginning at 7:00 p.m.