Afton Man Killed While Working On Car

An Afton man is dead after the car he was working under fell on him. Police say it happened on Tuesday at a Oak Hill Avenue address and an investigation is under way into what led to the vehicle falling off its supports crushing the man. His name has not been released. The New York State Police, Chenango County Sheriff’s office and Harpursville Fire Department responded to the scene where the man was pronounced dead.

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cnynews.com/afton-man-killed-while-working-on-car/

Hartwick Professor & Student Doing Oceanic Research

A Hartwick College professor and student are joining others doing under water research on the West Coast. Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Stephanie Carr ’06 and Tylisha Gourdine will be aboard the Atlantis, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on Cape Cod. It is sailing to the to the Juan de Fuca Ridge volcanic rage where they they will use a remotely operated vehicle to pump water from the oceanic crust using established subsurface observatories. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation.

Source: Press release

Memorial Blood Drve Scheduled For Next Monday And Tuesday

A two-day blood drive in memory of John Heller, the former fireman killed while rescuing his nephews and girlfriend is being held next Monday and Tuesday at the Oneonta Job Corps gymnasium on Homer folks Avenue. Hours each day are from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Medical Office Support. You can sign up now by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to redcrossblood.org.

Source: Press release

DC Car Seat Event On Sunday

On Sunday Delaware County Public Health will be holding a free Car Seat Safety Event at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Authorities say 75% of children are riding in car seat that are not properly installed or do not fit correctly. Parents and caregivers can have their child’s car seat checked at no cost by certified child safety seat technicians.

Source: Press release

Otsego Committee Tables Security Study Proposal

The security at Oneonta City Hall and other city buildings was on the agenda at the Common Council’s Operations, Planning and Evaluation Committee when they met on Monday. All Otsego reports the committee reviewed a proposal from a Binghamton-based company to review security at six city buildings including the Public Safety Building and the Water Treatment Plant. The company quoted a $16,500 cost for the study. Action on the survey was delayed for a week.

Source:
www.allotsego.com/needed-upgrades-in-citys-security-systems-delayed/

Devlin Awards Corrections Officers

Otsego County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. announces that he presented awards Tuesday today for 2018 to the Corrections Division. Officer Jeffrey Eichhorn was named Correction Officer of the Year while Officers Alicia N. Scanlon, Jolene D. Ward, Eric Phillips and Lynda May each received Excellence in Duty awards. Devlin made the presentations during National Police Week which runs through Friday.

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Otsego County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. announces that he presented awards earlier today for 2018 to the…

Posted by Otsego County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hartwick Professor To Appear On PBS TV Show

Hartwick College Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Anthropology Dr. David Anthony and his wife and research partner, Dorcas Brown will be featured in this week’s episode of the PBS TV Show NOVA. The subject is horse domestication and the beginning of horseback riding.
The NOVA film crew was in Oneonta last summer and the show airs today. Check local listings for the exact channel and time.

Source: Press release

Seward Honors Soldier For Fort Drum Day

On Tuesday State Senator James Seward welcomed a Unadilla soldier to the state capitol for Fort Drum Day. Sergeant Jesse Lee was part of the 10th Mountain Division who were there as the Senate adopted a special resolution honoring those soldiers. Fort Drum is the largest U.S. Army post north of the Carolinas and east of the Mississippi River and home to more than 30,000 soldiers and family members.

Source: Press release

May 25 Is Trout Day In Roxbury

Roxbury celebrates all things “Trout” on May 25 as it participates in the second annual Catskills Trout Tales, a celebration of the Catskill Mountains as the birthplace of American fly fishing. Kids from 3 to 15 will be able to participate in a Trout Derby in Kirkside Park at the Barns in Kirkside from 9:30 to 12:00, and a weigh-in after each catch. There will be a number of activities all day long.

Source: Press release

Norwich Bus Driver Rewarded For Heroism

The Norwich bus drier who saved a student from being hit as a car whizzed by was recognized Monday. Samantha Call received an award from 22nd District Congresnam Anthony Brindisi at the Westmoreland Garage on Monday. Brindisi says he’s planning to put forth legislation to toughen sanctions for passing stopped school buses. He also wants to toughen requirements for school bus crossings to ensure student’s safety.

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www.wktv.com/content/news/Brindisi-lays-out-plan-to-ramp-up-school-bus-safety-509855531.html