Archives for October 2020

SUNY Oneonta Forms Task Force To Review Police

SUNY Oneonta has created “The University Police Department and the Oneonta College Community Task Force” to examine University Police practices and review police-community relations on campus. The group, led by Professor Dr. Robert Compton consists of eight members of the campus community and they will identify the strengths and potential issues that concern the campus community regarding policing. Findings will be presented to Acting President Dennis Craig and the college community by the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

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Press release

Sidney Police Support Young Girl Battling Cancer

Sidney Police officers honored four-year-old Trinity O’Connor who’s again battling cancer. Chief Eric Oliver, Detective Sergeant Chris Dionne and Patrol Sergeant Holden Gray along with two other officers added a graphic to their patrol cars that says “OCONNORSTRONG” to show Trinity she is always in their thoughts The chief and officers also gave Trinity some craft items and a teddy bear as well as a Sidney Police Department T-shirt.

www.facebook.com/villageofsidneypolicedepartment/posts/3712360315482178

Common Council To Look At Revised Mask Ordinance

City of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig will ask the Common Council to approve a revised mask wearing ordinance at the Council’s Tuesday meeting. The revised ordinance requires mask wearing at all times in any downtown district outdoor public space. In the rest of the city masks will be required in outdoor public spaces whenever a minimum of 6 feet distancing cannot be assured. Herzig vetoed the previously passed ordinance saying it was not strong enough to make a difference.

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Press release

Teen Faces Felony Charge In Sidney Pedestrian Struck Incident

A Sidney Police Department investigation into a pedestrian struck incident last July neads to a 17-year-old facing multiple charges including felony vehicular assault. According to a news release the teenage boy was also cited for having an uninspected and unregistered motor vehicle as well as speeding. In accordance with New York’s Raise the age law the boy was arraigned in Delaware County Youth Court and released to a legal guardian.

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www.facebook.com/villageofsidneypolicedepartment/posts/3731004790284397

Tree Trimming In Oneonta Today

The City of Oneonta will be trimming trees on Spruce Ave between 8:00am and 3:00pm. No parking signs were placed in affected areas earlier this week. Drivers are asked to obey all temporary traffic control devices and traffic flaggers. Any questions on the work can be directed to the Department of Public Service at 607-432-2100.

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local.nixle.com/alert/8325344

COVID-19 Update

An increase in COVID-19 cases at Hartwick College pushes the total in Otsego County to nearly 1,000. Hartwick’s case count is now 39 while 753 are attributed to SUNY Oneonta. Delaware County has 4 more confirmed coronavirus cases for a total of 165 with 4 people hospitalized. Chenango County reports a COVID-19 positive individual was at the Greene Bowlodrome a week ago Thursday between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. so those there at that time should monitor for symptoms.

CCHS Annual Meeting To Be Virtual

The Chenango County Historical Society’s annual meeting scheduled for Nov. 19 will be held via teleconference due to COVID-19. The change means the Society’s Board of Trustees will be elected via mail-in ballot only. Ballots are being mailed to each member household the first week of November. To ensure that all votes are counted, members are asked to complete and return the ballot in the envelope provided no later than noon on Nov. 17.

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Press release

Sidney Man Ends Up In Double Trouble

A man from Sidney ends up in double trouble for first fighting with an individual then violating a protection order brought on behalf of the victim. Police say it happened Monday on Smith St. and an investigation resulted in John Rathburn facing multiple charges. At arraignment Rathburn was released on his own recognizance and the protection order was issued. A few hours later Rathburn was charged with the order violation. He was again released.

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www.facebook.com/villageofsidneypolicedepartment/posts/3725361287515414

Tips Sought In Tompkins Property Theft

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is asking for tips to catch the suspect wanted for taking game cameras and other items from a County Highway 47 property in the Town of Tompkins between Oct. 2 and 3 then again on Oct. 12. The suspect is a man with an average build and was driving an early 2000s gray colored Jeep Grand Cherokee. Call the Sheriff’s Office at (607) 832-5555, if you know where to find this man.

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www.facebook.com/DelawareCountySheriff/posts/1641075799397959

COVID-19 Update

The Otsego County Department of Health reported 3 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday for a total of 909. 38 cases are active. 751 probable and confirmed cases are linked to SUNY Oneonta while Hartwick College has 34 confirmed cases. Delaware County Public Health received 2 new case reports for a total of 162. 19 cases are active. The Chenango County Health Department reports 2 new cases for a total of 388 with 45 cases active.