Archives for February 2020

Barber Picks Up Another Endorsement

51st State Senate candidate Jim Barber announces he received the endorsement of the Delaware County Democratic Committee. It is the fifth county Democratic committee to support the candidate running to succeed Senator Jim Seward who is retiring. Barber’s public service includes seven years as the New York State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency and two years in the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets as Special Assistant to the Commissioner.

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Press release

Delaware Academy Senior Citizens Invited To School Play

The Delaware Academy Central School District invites senior citizens to attend a free dress rehearsal of the school’s Spring Musical “Footloose”. The rockin’ follows the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago who moves to a small town and finds himself at odds with most of the residents During intermission dinner will be served in the district’s dining hall. For more information call the Delaware County Office for the Aging at (607) 832-5750.

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Press release

GOHS Presenting LWV Display

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society presents a display of the history of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters with an opening reception on March 7 at 2:00 p.m. It is being held at the Oneonta History Center on Main St. and representatives of the League of Women Voters of the Oneonta Area will be present at the reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through April 18.

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Press release

Fox Hospital Gets Sustainability Award For Equipment Management

A.O. Fox Hospital is awarded the 2019 Financial Sustainability Silver Award from Centurion Service Group, which annually recognizes top U.S. hospitals for financial and environmental sustainability in responsible equipment management. The award recognized Fox Hospital for participating in the company’s surplus medical equipment program increasing the lifetime value of medical equipment, creating revenue by freeing important resources to access new technology and improve patient care. It also helps keep equipment out of landfills.

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Press release

Middlefield Fire Injures Five Firefighters

A Middlefield garage fire on Wednesday results in five firefighters being hospitalized. All Otsego reports the fire set off an explosion which may have been the result of a propane tank inside the wooden structure. Portable water tanks were brought in and between 15 to 20 fire vehicles were at the scene. Three of the five injured firefighters were from the Cooperstown Volunteer Department and there’s been no word on their condition.

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‘SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS’ REPORTED Firefighter Monington Also At Upstate Medical

Simmons Visits BHOF

Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ted Simmons was in Cooperstown for a tour of the Hall’s plaque room. Simmons played most of his career in St. Louis as a catcher and a talented switch-hitter. Simmons made it a point to stop by teammate Bob Gibson’s plaque commenting about the time he caught a no-hitter and how powerful Gibson’s pitches were. Hall of Fame Induction weekend is July 24 through the 27.

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www.mlb.com/news/ted-simmons-hall-of-fame-tour

Four Arrested In Delhi Traffic Stop

Four people are facing felony charges from a Saturday traffic stop in Delhi. Police say they stopped a speeding vehicle on Meredith Street and officers discovered the occupants had marijuana, counterfeit money and suspected stolen property. The car’s driver was from Jamaica, New York while the three passengers were from Brooklyn. All face felony counterfeiting charges while the driver was charged with driving without a license and one passenger was charged in the marijuana possession.

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Press release

One Dead In Oneonta Barn Fire

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fatal barn fire in the Town of Oneonta. Firefighters responded Monday night to a home in the 200 block of County Road 58 where they found the barn was fully engulfed. When crews discovered the body police were called in. The Susquehanna SPCA has provided assistance regarding housing for four horses that were located at the property.

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1 dead, authorities investigating Otsego County barn fire

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Donates To CMH Capital Campaign

One of Norwich’s oldest churches donates $25,000 toward a new emergency room and walk-in center at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital. Parish leaders gathered Tuesday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church to present a ceremonial check to campaign leaders. The pledge is the latest commitment to be announced in the capital campaign, the hospital’s largest fundraising effort in three decades. So far the campaign has raised over $6 million.

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Press release

Man Charged In Oneonta Graffiti Spree

An investigation by Oneonta Police into graffiti on several businesses and private property results in the arrest of a 26-year-old man. Thomas Miller from Oneonta faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with the vandalism that took place between last November and this month. Authorities also charged Miller with a felony hate crime because of an offensive symbol that was painted on church property. Miller is due in court at a later date.

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Press release