Archives for April 2019

Middle Level Parking Garage Closed

The middle level of the Oneonta parking garage will be closed for repairs on Friday. No parking signs were posted Thursday afternoon. It’s not known when the middle level will reopen.


Correction To Lecture Start Time

A correction now on a story we brought you on Thursday about the A.O. Fox Hospital’s Alexander F. Carson Lecture Series program. The event featuring Oneonta High School alumnus Dr. Joseph Campbell starts at 7:30 p.m. at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta. It was incorrectly reported to start at 7:00 p.m.

Source: Updated press release

Otsego Land Trust To Get State Grant

The Otsego Land Trust is awarded two grants totalling over $40,000 through New York’s Conservation Partnership Program. The Capacity Grant and Transaction Grants supports projects that protect water quality and farmland, boost public access for outdoor recreation and conserve important open space areas that will benefit community health, tourism and economic development. More than 45 non-profit land trusts statewide were awarded a total of $2.2 million.


Stamford Gets State Grant For Transportation Enhancements

The Village of Stamford is the recipient of nearly $1.7 million in state funding for work to support bicycle, pedestrian and traffic enhancements. The money will be used for pedestrian accessibility enhancements along Main Street and covers about 80 precent of the project costs. The projects were selected through a competitive solicitation process. Officials say these projects statewide will spur additional investment of more than $215 million including public and private support


Brindisi In Norwich On Wednesday

22nd District Congressman Anthony Brindisi held a town hall meeting Wednesday in Norwich and talked about a number of topics with the capacity crowd including minimum wage standards, legalization of marijuana and agriculture. He also touched on veteran’s affairs as he is a member of that committee adding that the country owes it to them to provide support. Another topic was broadband internet and improving cell phone coverage. Many in rural areas are still using dial-up internet access.


Herzig Unveils Vision For Dietz St.

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society held its annual dinner this week at Toscana Northern Italian Grill. All Otsego reports the keynote speaker was Mayor Gary Herzig who spoke on the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and Oneonta history, revealing a development plan he would like to see happen on Dietz Street. The mayor’s plan includes mixed-used development along the west side of Dietz Street and market-rate housing along with an Artspace-like building independent but modeled on the national Artspace concept.


SUNY Oneonta Students Among 2019 Student Chancellor’s Award Winners

Four SUNY Oneonta students are among 210 State University of New York students chosen to receive the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award is the highest honor that SUNY bestows upon students and is presented annually to those demonstrate academic excellence and integrate it with accomplishments in other areas, such as leadership, career achievement, campus involvement, athletics, community service, or creative and performing arts. So far 92 SUNY Oneonta students have received the Chancellor’s Award.


Susquehanna SPCA Holding Sundays At Brandow’s

The Susquehanna SPCA announces that as part of their new Offsite Outreach Program, you can now visit them at Brandow’s Feed and Pet on Route 7 in Oneonta every Sunday from 12:00-4:00! They will mainly be bringing cats and definitely lots of kittens once kitten season rolls around but will also occasionally bring a dog or two. Come get a little love or maybe even add a new member to your family!


NY Makes $15 Million Available For Water Quality Protection Projects

New York is making $15 million available to support agricultural water quality conservation projects across the State. The announcement comes as the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program marks its 25th anniversary. So far nearly $220 million has been dedicated to the program protecting New York’s waterways. All applications and related documents must be submitted through the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee website by July 22.


Rabies Report In Stamford

A raccoon in the town of Stamford is the first animal of 2019 to test positive for rabies in Delaware County. Three people and a dog were exposed to the rabies virus. All three people are being treated for rabies post exposure and the dog was up to date on its rabies vaccinations so a booster was given. Those needing to get rabies shots for their pets can do so at a rabies clinic Friday from 6PM-8PM at the Town of Stamford Garage on State Hwy 10 in Hobart.

Source: Press release