Archives for March 2019

Oneonta Lifts Parking Restrictions

Due to the predicted snowfall, the City of Oneonta is lifting parking regulations in the municipal parking garage and lots.
No vehicles are to be parked on the road after 2 1/2″ of snow and any vehicles left on the road are subject to ticketing and or towing at the vehicle owners expense. Officials ask that sidewalks be cleared prior to 9am each morning and remove snow from sidewalk intersections and surrounding hydrants if you are able to safely do so.

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Community Mourns Death Of Norwich Police Sergeant

A memorial was held Thursday for a 34-year-old Norwich Police Sergeant who died from a chronic illness. According to the department Timothy Annesi came to work last Friday and died Sunday morning. Other area law enforcement agencies stepped in to cover calls for Norwich so officers could prepare for Annesi’s funeral and memorial. Governor Andrew Cuomo permitted the city of Norwich and greater Norwich community to lower the American flag to half-staff through Sunday, March 31 in Annesi’s honor.


Seward Welcomes Edmeston Band To The Capitol

This week State Senator James Seward welcomed Edmeston Central School students to Albany as part of the annual “Music in our Schools Month” in New York State. Seward says performances like the ones coordinated by the New York State School Music Association are a terrific showcase for the talent in schools and he enjoyed meeting with the Edmeston students to hear the results of their hard work. Choirs, orchestras and bands from across the state travel to Albany throughout the month of March.

Source: Press release

DC Fair Announces New Amusement Provider

Delaware County Fair officials announce a new partnership with Dreamland Amusements. Earlier this year the Fair Board of Directors reached an agreement with Dreamland to be the amusement’s vendor through the 2024 fair. Dreamland took over contract obligations last year from Reithoffer Shows.
This year’s Delaware County Fair will run from August 12th-17th, and new for this year Dreamland will offer a daily ride wristband for $25 that can be bought from them online or at their fair midway ticket office.

Source: Press release

Mussina Visits BHOF Ahead Of Induction

Former Oriole and Yankee pitcher Mike Mussina paid a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday. Mussina got to see the spot where his plaque will be located after his induction on July 21. Mussina signed the space where the plaque will hang and also got a tour of the Hall guided by Vice President of Exhibitions Eric Strohl. Mussina played 18 years for Baltimore and New York before retiring five years ago.


SUNY Cobleskill To Offer Dog Training Bachelor’s Degree

This fall SUNY Cobleskill will offer a bachelor’s degree program in dog training and handling. The college is expanding its existing canine curriculum into a dedicated program where students must complete 120 credits in classes like “Canine Aggression” and “Therapy Dog Teams,” in addition to fulfilling liberal arts requirements. New York state predicts the field of animal care and training will continue to grow through the next decade.


Hungerford Resigns As Oneonta Finance Director

Meg Hungerford is leaving her job as City of Oneonta finance director to become business manager of the Walton Central School district. Hungerford has been with the city for a decade and will be leaving at the end of the month. All Otsego reports
the city isn’t appointing an interim finance director instead delegating Hungerford’s duties among city staff. Hungerford also served as Acting City Manager.


NY Now Accepting Meaderie Applications

New York continues to expand its craft brewery industry by now accepting manufacturing license applications for farm meaderies. Mead, or “honey wine,” is an alcoholic beverage that is manufactured by fermenting honey with water, and can be infused with fruits, spices, herbs and flowers. The license is similar to those currently available for farm wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries. Licensed meaderies can directly sell their products by the glass or bottle.


Hartwick College Presents “Milk Of Amnesia” On Thursday

Tonight the Hartwick College Theatre Arts Department presents Carmelita Tropicana and her one-woman show, “Milk of Amnesia,” sponsored by the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall, on the College campus. “Milk of Amnesia” is a travelogue drawing on [Tropicana’s] personal experience, going back to Cuba for the first time. Admission is free for Hartwick College students, $5 for Hartwick College faculty, staff, other students and seniors, and $10 for General Admission.

CANO Presents Writer’s Salon With Alice Lichtenstein

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta holds its monthly Writer’s Salon tonight at the Wilber Mansion on Ford Avenue beginning at 7:30 p.m. It begins with an open mic where guests are encouraged to read personal works and is followed by a presentation from author Alice Lichtenstein who will publish her third novel this November. Lichtenstein has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony.