Archives for July 2020

SUNY Oneonta Urges Students To Take Actions For Safety

SUNY Oneonta is asking students to commit to a set of actions aimed at keeping the entire campus community and Oneonta residents safe as classes are set to resume. The college outlined the “actions for safety” in a message to students making them part of its Fall 2020 Re-start Plan. President Barbara Jean Morris says
ultimately everyone needs to rely on each other to maintain the health and wellness of the community this fall.

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Press release

Empire 8 to Make Announcement on Winter Sports by October 1

The Empire 8 Presidents Council will make a decision regarding winter competition in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s swimming and diving by October 1. Hartwick College is a member of the Empire 8 conference. Regular season competition in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball is currently scheduled to begin on January 5, 2021, provided it is safe to do so at that time.

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Press release

DCHA Holding Photo Contest

The Delaware County Historical Association is holding a photo contest through the month of August as they continue celebrating our 75th anniversary! Photos to be entered need to have been taken on the DCHA site and can feature anything on the site accessible to the public. Up to 3 images are allowed per entry submitted by e-mail to dcha@delhi.net. Deadline for entries is August 31. First, second and third prizes will be awarded.

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Rabid Bat In Oneonta

The Otsego County Health Department announced a bat found in Oneonta tested positive for rabies. Four people came in contact with the bat and are undergoing rabies post-exposure treatment. Officials say to stay away from stray or wild animals and remember that according to state law all dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated for rabies. Unvaccinated pets that come into contact with rabid wildlife must be euthanized or strictly quarantined at the owners expense for six months.

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Local Coronavirus Update

The Otsego County Health Department reported two additional confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday. The total case count is now 102 with 10 cases active and 3 people hospitalized. 87 people are listed as recovered and there have been 5 COVID-19 related deaths. Delaware County Public Health reported no new active coronavirus cases with the total case count remaining at 94. The Chenango County Health Department reported 2 new coronavirus cases with the total at 205.

NYSDA Reports Seed Scam

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is getting reports and questions from people who have received unsolicited packages, appearing to be sent from China, that are marked as containing jewelry or other items but which actually contain plant seeds. Officials say that similar packages have been reported in other states and the United States Department of Agriculture is investigating. People who receive seeds should not plant or handle them

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The Department is getting reports and questions from New Yorkers who have received unsolicited packages, appearing to be…

Posted by NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hanford Mills Museum Announces Reopening

The Hanford Hills Museum will be reopening for guided tours next month. Special Welcome Back Days for Museum Members will be held August 5-9 then on August 12, Hanford Mills Museum will be open for tours Wednesdays through Sundays through October 15 plus Labor Day and Columbus Day. Facial coverings are required for those over the age of 2 and social distancing will be in effect. You’re asked to bring your own mask.

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Hours & Admission

Local Coronavirus Update

Otsego County Public Health Director Heidi Bond reports a 90-year-old woman hospitalized with the coronavirus is now recovering at home. Bond tells All Otsego the others who are hospitalized are off ventilators. Delaware County Public Health reported one new coronavirus case on Wednesday bringing the total to 94. 1 person is hospitalized and 10 are in quarantine. The Chenango County Health Department reported no new coronavirus cases with the total remaining at 203 with 1 person hospitalized.

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90-Year-Old, Three Others Off Ventilators

Small Businesses Can Apply For Reopening Grants

Otsego County small businesses are invited to apply for the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program offering awards between $5,000 to $15,000 as those establishments enter the next phases of reopening. According to All Otsego the program which is in partnership with The Hartford is accepting applications until Aug. 24, or until 500 applications have been submitted, whichever is sooner. Go to mainstreet.org for more information.

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Local Merchants Alerted To Grants For Reopening

Oneonta Airport Gets Federal Funding

19th District Congressman Antonio Delgado announced the Albert S. Nader Regional Airport is awarded a $70,000.00 federal grant from the CARES act signed into law last March. Mayor Gary Herzig says the money will be used to perform a comprehensive Airside Pavement Management Study including a condition survey and visual inspection of all airfield pavements.
Oneonta’s airport is one of three in the region to receive federal funding.

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Press release