Archives for January 2021

Tarffic Stop Results In Unadilla Man Facing Multiple Felony Charges

A Unadilla man is facing multiple felony charges stemming from a traffic stop on Tuesday in Johnson City. Police say they pulled over Mark Mongillo on Route 201 after he was seen driving erratically and a check of Mongillo’s license found it was suspended. A search warrant was obtained and police found methamphetamine, drug paraphenalia, nearly $4500 in cash and a loaded 9mm handgun. Mongillo was arraigned then booked into the Broome County Jail.


Spross Named CCS Superintendent

Cooperstown Central Schools names Sarah Spross as the new district superintendent. According to All Otsego Spross comes to Cooperstown from the State of Maryland Department of Education where she is an assistant superintendent. She success William Crankshaw who left last summer to become superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District. Spross is a Dutchess County native and has been an educator for more than a quarter-century. Her start date is to be no later than March 1.


Maryland Educator CCS Superintendent

NYSP Warns Of Purebred Puppy Scam

New York State Police are warning the public about a scam making the rounds involving purebred puppies for sale. Victims report after answering the ad, the suspects provide a photo of the breed they are looking for and arrange a deposit to be paid. Once the deposit is cleared, the victim is provided an address, which does not exist, to pick up their puppy. They say to only deal with a reputable breeder and never pay via a payment app.


Otsego County Law Enforcement Task Force Creates Citizen Survey

The Otsego County Law Enforcement Task Force announces it has constructed a survey to solicit opinion from the community for police reform. Data from the responses provided will help construct a county board supported resolution which will be sent to the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative as ordered by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The survey link is at and is also linked on the county’s Facebook page. Deadline for completion is Feb. 1.


SUNY Oneonta History Professor Wins Research Prize

A SUNY Oneonta History Department assistant professor wins a research award prize. Dr. Susan Goodier was selected for a competitive 2020 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics for her project, “Networks of Activism: Black Women in the Women’s Rights Movement in New York.” The prize comes with a $2,000 cash award which Dr. Goodier says she will use this summer to visit Howard University, the Library of Congress, and a private collection in Washington, D.C.

Susan Goodier wins research award

COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Otsego, Chenango And Delaware Counties

More COVID-19 deaths are reported in Otsego, Chenango and Delaware Counties. One death was repoted Wednesday in Otsego County and one on Thursday bringing the total to 25. All Otsego reports the two deaths were women over the age of 55 who were previously hospitalized. Chenango County recorded 3 more COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 35. In Delaware County 4 people died from coronavirus-related complications bringing the total to 27.


Two Fatalities In 48 Hours

Oberacker Bill To Assist Oneonta Schools Approved By Committee

State Senator Peter Oberacker announced a bill he sponsored to assist the Oneonta City School District was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee. It preserves $400,000 in state transportation aid due to the school district for the 2019-2020 school year that was denied due to a clerical error. The legislation will now go to the Senate Finance Committee and then to the full Senate for approval. Assemblyman John Salka is introducing companion legislation in that chamber.

Press release

GOHS Executive Director Bob Brzozowski To Retire

Greater Oneonta Historical Society Executive Director Bob Brzozowski is retiring at the end of the month. Bob has been associated with the GOHS since 2003 and in 2009,he was appointed Executive Director. He says it was a great privilege to meet so many citizens from the area who share his love of history in general and local history in particular. The Board of Trustees of the GOHS is naming the Oneonta History Wall permanent exhibit the Brzozowski Oneonta History Wall .

Press release

5 Students Receive “Akshar All-Star” Awards

State Senator Fred Akshar continued the fourth year of his district-wide “Akshar’s All-Stars” student recognition program by recognizing students at DCMO BOCES, Valley Heights Christian Academy, Norwich High School, Oxford Academy High School and Greene High School. The recognitions goes to 52nd Senate District students selected by their school districts for showing great leadership, compassion, school spirit or improvement amongst their peers. Each student received a t-shirt and a framed certificate.

Press release

Two School Districts Go All Remote Learning

Two area school districts switch to remote-only learning for the rest of the week. The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District took the action due to the increase in coronavirus cases while Walton School District officials made the switch after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Bainbridge CTE students should also plan on remote instruction. Walton also cancelled intramural and off-season athletic workouts until further notice.


Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District to go remote for rest of week


Walton Central School District to go remote for two days