Motorcyclist Killed In Richfield

A motorcyclist is killed after colliding with an SUV in the town of Richfield. Police say it happened Thursday at the intersection of state route 28 and Hyder Road when the SUV’s driver who was heading northbound made a left turn in front of the southbound motorcyclist. First responders attempted to revive the motorcyclist but they ended up being pronounced dead. The SUV’s driver was hospitalized for unspecified injuries. State Police are investigating the crash.

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www.nyspnews.com/troopers-respond-to-fatal-motorcycle-accident-in-richfield.htm

Tractor Trailer Accident Shuts Down DC Road

A tractor-trailer accident Monday blocked a Delaware County intersection for several hours. Police say the truck driven by a 35-year-old Oneonta man was turning from East Terry Clove Road onto County Highway 2 when they jack-knifed on the slush-covered road resulting in the truck dumping its load of wood logs. The driver wasn’t hurt. Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the Delhi Fire Department and the Department of Public Works.

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Press Release: Tractor-Trailer MVAPRESS RELEASEMarch 26, 2020 At approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday evening, March…

Posted by Delaware County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Delgado Holding Telephone Town Halls

19th District Congressman Antonio Delgado held his first ever telephone town hall last week on the coronavirus outbreak. Delgado says the phone meetings are a way to connect the community with local elected officials, health care professionals and small business leaders. The meetings will be held every Friday and Delgado says he wants remain transparent and accessible during this unprecedented time. The first town hall is this Friday at 4:45 p.m. and the meeting connectiond details are at delgado.house.gov.

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Press release

Cooperstown Business Making Hand Sanitizer

Another area company suspends production of its core products to manufacture coronavirus treatment supplies. Cooperstown Distillery is now making hand sanitizer which has been in short supply since the COVID-19 outbreak. The company set up a table outside its Main St. retail space where people can pick up a bottle without making them get too close. The sanitizeer is also going to health care providers and nursing homes.

www.wktv.com/content/news/Cooperstown-Distillery-stops-production-to-make-hand-sanitizer-for-local-residents-businesses-569105601.html

Otsego Office For Aging Offers Seniors’ Advice

The Otsego County Office for the Aging announces they are available to assist seniors who are now isolated and unable to meet essential needs due to the coronavirus outbreak. Such services include: Home Delivered Meals, Well-Check Calls and Grocery Shopping along with Prescription Pick-Up and Delivery. If you are in need of assistance contact their office at (607) 547-4232 or (607) 432-9041.

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Press release

Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Truck In Schuyler Lake

A pedestrian struck by a tractor-trailer in Schuyler Lake dies hours after being hit. Police say it happened Wednesday on County Road 22 when the man walked into the path of the tractor trailer. The unidentified man was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center where he died. State Police and Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating and they say the truck’s driver is cooperating.

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www.nyspnews.com/troopers-investigate-pedestrian-struck-by-truck-in-schuyler-lake.htm

OC Has Second Coronavirus Case

The Otsego County Department of Health announced a second confirmed coronavirus case. Officials say the individual is hospitalized and all close contacts have been identified and are being asked to quarantine. No other details were provided and it’s not known if the individual had traveled outside the country before contracting COVID-19. The first case was confirmed earlier this week.

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Press release

Cuomo Criticizes Stimulus Bill

Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed early this morning by the U.S. Senate is in his words “terrible” for New York. Cuomo made the comments at his Wednesday press conference saying the amount allocated to the Empire State is just under two percent which is the second lowest amount. New York now has just under 31,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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www.governor.ny.gov/news/statement-communications-director-dani-lever-senate-stimulus-bill

SBA Offers Loans To Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Small businesses along with private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the outbreak not occurred. Get more informatuion and application details at our website cnynews.com.

BHN Needs Help Making Masks

Bassett Healthcare Network is seeking the public’s assistance in making isolation masks for its medical staff. The medical provider posted a mask pattern online which we have linked at our website cnynews.com. Completed masks along with mask-making supplies can be dropped off beginning today at Bassett’s warehouse on Grove St. in Cooperstown. Additional drop off locations will be added in the coming days.