Archives for September 2020

College COVID-19 Update

SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College each reported one new coronavirus case on Wednesday. That brings SUNY Oneonta’s total case caounty to 681 and Hartwick’s total to 17. One SUNY Oneonta student is isolating on campus and one student is in quarantine on campus awaiting test results. The Otsego County Department of Health reports the total case count is at 876 with 19 active cases and 1 person hospitalized.

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COVID UpdateOtsego County Department of HealthSeptember 23, 2020 Current COVID…

Posted by Otsego County Department of Health on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

New Berlin Company Receives ARC New York Award

The Arc Otsego announces that Golden Artist Colors of New Berlin is one of the statewide recipients of The Arc New York 2020 Employer Recognition Award. The employee owned company, produces paints used by artists worldwide.2 individuals who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities work at Golden Artist Colors. The company has employed individuals with disabilities from The Arc Otsego since 2000. One employee recently retired after 16 years of service.

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Press release

PA Man Arrested For Child Sexual Assault

A 27-year-old man is facing felony charges for driving to a Schoharie County town to meet a child under the age of 15 for a sexual encounter. State Police say Keane Bokol of Erie, Penn. was taken into custody on Saturday after picking up the child from their home earlier that day and having sex with the minor. Bokol was arraigned in the Cobleskill Town Court and remanded to Schoharie County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

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www.nyspnews.com/pennsylvania-man-arrested-for-rape-2nd-degree-in-town-esperance.htm

More Paving In Oneonta

Paving work continues on several Oneonta streets today and tomorrow. Today crews will be on Brigham Rd and Hickey St and will finish up milling on Gilbert St. The work tomorrow will be on Gilbert St. On street parking will not be permitted plus road and driveway access will be limited during and immediately after the operation. Please obey temporary traffic signs and flaggers. All work will occur between 7:00am – 4:00pm.

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local.nixle.com/alert/825962

County Conducting Business Energy Survey

The Otsego County Energy Taskforce is conducting a survey to get input from businesses on the Energy Roadmap for the County. The Otsego County Board of Representatives created the task force comprised of citizens, organizations, and the business community to develop strategies that balance the sustainability of the environment including climate, the needs of the business community, and the health of its citizens. The survey link is posted at the City’s Facebook page.

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Post at
www.facebook.com/pg/cityofoneonta/posts/?ref=page_internal

Survey link:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/73GDGK2

Marijuana Bust In Schoharie County

A marijuana eradication detail conducted by State Police in Schoharie County resulted in over 130 marijuana plants seized and five people arrested. 2 of the suspects are from the town of Summit and one each is from the towns of Richmonville, Schoharie and Wright. The arrests were a result of the State Police coordinated effort with Aviation, Bureau of Criminal Investigation as well as Troopers and Sergeants from the Cobleskill barracks. All 5 were relased on their own recognizance.

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www.nyspnews.com/five-arrested-from-state-police-marijuana-eradication-efforts-in-schoharie-county.htm

OCCA Receives Funding For Training And Fupport

The Otsego County Conservation Association receives funding from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay Watershed Education and Training program for the Chesapeake Bay Headwaters Educational Ecosystem project. The grant will build support at the district and school level for the creation and implementation of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences in schools across the watershed’s New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The experiences connect students not only to environmental science but also to civic engagement.

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Press release

DuMond Says Don’t Deface Political Signs

Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond reminds the public that removing, altering or defacing political signage is a crime punishable under the New York State Penal Law. DuMond says there’s been an increasing numberof complaints regarding political signs being stolen from lawns and private property adding those who engage in this behavior are subject to criminal prosecution. DuMond reminds potential suspects that many homes have video surveillance systems that will catch them in the act.

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Press release

Bassett Continues Executive Team Restructuring

Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Dr. Tommy Ibrahim continues to restructure network leadership which he says is central to achieving true system integration and overall organizational success. Among the appointments announced are those in the areas of medical education, medical group management, and clinical quality and experience. Ibrahim says in the coming weeks he will also appoint a chief physician executive, chief people and diversity officer, chief advanced practice officer, and general counsel.

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Press release

Center Street Gas Line Tie In Work Continues

Work continues to tie in gas line services on Center St. and West St. in Oneonta through this Friday. NYSEG and its contractor will be on West St. from Chestnut St. to Center St. and on Center St. from Church St. to West St. between 7:00am and 4:00pm. You’re asked to obey all flaggers and temporary traffic control devices. Call the city’s Department of Public Service at 607-432-2180 with questions about this project.

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local.nixle.com/alert/8257942