Archives for June 2020

Local Coronavirus Update

The Otsego County Health Department reports one new confirmed coronavirus case on Monday bringing the total to 76. 69 people have recovered and 11 people remain on quarantine or isolation. There have been 5 COVID-19 related deaths. No new cases were reported in Delaware County with the total remaining at 82. 76 patients are recovered and there’s been 6 deaths. In Chenango County there are 146 confirmed coronavirus cases with 134 patients recovered and 6 deaths.

No DC Fair In 2020

The Delaware County Fair will not be taking place in 2020. Correspondent Ron Galley reports the fair board made the unanimous decision to cancel the fair scheduled from August 17th through the 22nd due to the lack of guidance from the state along with uncertanties of permit issuance and recently issued guidelines from Delaware County Public Health. The 2021 Delaware County Fair will be held August 16th through the 21st.

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Citizen Review Board Takes Shape

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig is outlining the structure for the Community Advisory Board to the Oneonta Police Department. All Otsego reports Herzig appeared at a Planning Commission meeting on Monday and propsed the board be made up of SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College students and faculty along with representatives from the NAACP, Common Council and City Hall. Herzig will be appointing the members but the Common Council will need to approve them.


Students, Citizens Will Be Part Of Police Review Board

I Love NY Logo Designer Dies

The designer of the ubiquitous I-Heart New York logo died at the age of 91. Milton Glaser was also the co-founder of New York Magazine and it was at the magazine where the report of his death from natural causes was made on Friday. Glazer created the logo in 1977 as a way to make a positive statement in the wake of high crime and a stagnant economy in New York City.


Delaware County To Conduct Road Work Projects Starting July 6

Summertime means road work and the The Delaware County Department of Public Works will begin oil & stone operations in the northern portion the county stariting next Monday. The project which will be running through the end of July covers 11 county roads and we have a full list of those roads posted at our website Drivers are asked to use extreme caution during this time and should expect significant delays during work periods.

Free Daily Bagged Lunch Pick-ups Now Starting in Oneonta

The National Summer Food Services Program is offering weekday free lunch service for both children and adults in Oneonta. It consists of a sandwich, fruit, vegetable, yogurt and milk. Pickup times are at 11:30 a.m. in the Oneonta High School Parking Lot and at Mountain View Mobile Home Park. Noon pickups are at the Greater Plains School parking Lot, Lantern Hill Mobile Home Park. The 12:30 pickup is at the Oneida Village Mobile Home Park and Neahwa Park pavilion.

Applications Now Acecpted For Restoration Of Honor Act

As the 2020 Pride Month observance draws to a close Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York veterans who were denied honorable discharge due to their LGBTQ identity can now submit applications to receive state veterans benefits as part of The Restoration of Honor Act. Cuomo signed the measure last November The state Department of Financial Services also issued guidance to insurance companies doing business in New York to not discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status.


Counties In Phase 4 But Malls Still Closed

Otsego, Chenango and Delaware Counties are now in phase 4 of New York’s reopening plans but not every business is allowed to reopen as they were before the COVID-19 outbreak. Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced shopping malls will remain closed to in person citing air handling systems that may not clean the air of the coronavirus. Cuomo says they are determining if a filter that can remove COVID-19 could be added to air handling systems. They are also monitoring mall reopenings in other states.


Unadilla’s Proposed Community Market Seeks Project Manager

The Unadilla Village Market’s community maket planners have the help wanted sign out for a project manager. The market which is being named “The Village Bountiful” will be a source for wholesome, affordable food, as well as an outlet for local and regional growers, producers, and enterprises. The selected individual or firm will lead the implementation of a comprehensive and sustainable cooperative startup plan in consultation with the Board of Directors. Go to our website for details and application information.

NBT Bank Reveals Lobby Opening Plans

NBT Bank is moving forward on a plan that restores lobby access by appointment while enacting new protocols to protect the safety of its employees and customers. President of Retail Community Banking Joseph R. Stagliano says this first step of reopening lobbies enables us to safely add another service option as they continue to support customers and local businesses through this new and challenging environment. Go to for details.


NBT Bank Reveals New Protocols for Banking