GOHS Presents Willard Huntington Wright Film Series

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society presents a series of films based on the works of Willard Huntington Wright, writing under the name of S.S. Van Dine. The first film in the series organized by Rev. Ken Hunter of St. James Church is “The Greene Murder Case” released in 1929. It stars William Powell and Jean Arthur. The screening at the History Center begins Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.and includes introductory remarks then a talk back after the film. Admission is free, though donations will be accepted.


“Empty Place At The Table” At Hartwick

To mark October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Hartwick College presents an exhibit honoring those who lost their lives from abuse incidents. The exhibit called “Empty Place at the Table” is on display from Tuesday through Friday at Dewar Union from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It features a dining table set with personal effects donated by the families of victims who will always hold their loved one in their hearts.


Organizations To Complete LGBT Competency Training

New York enacts a law requiring organizations that care for homeless youth to complete training on the needs and issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. The legislation applies to all employees of programs and organizations in New York State that provide care to runaway or homeless youth. The training pays particular emphasis on using the correct terminology when talking about gender identity and sexual orientation, addressing homophobia and transphobia from other youth in shelters, and supporting the families of LGBT youth.


Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Protections Go Into Effect

Legislation broadening the the scope of New York’s workplace anti-discrimination and sexual harassment protections is now in effect. Among the new provisions is the removal of a restriction that harassment be “severe or pervasive” in order for it to be legally actionable. It also adds confidentiality requirements in employment discrimination cases along with permitting individuals and attorneys to seek financial awards in employment discrimination cases.


More Oneonta Paving Work

City of Oneonta contractors will be continuing paving work this week. The paving operations will take place today on Wilson Ave (from Taft Ave to Draper St, Draper St, Center St from Draper St to Gardner Place and Lewis Ave. Crews will also be doing paving preparation work today in preparation for paving operations taking place tomorrow. Road and driveway access will be limited during and immediately after the operations. Authorities ask motorists to obey temporary traffic signs and flaggers.


Four Arrested In Worcester Arson

New York State Police arrested four people for the Class A Felony of Second degree murder after an investigation into a Worcester home fire on Thursday. The body of 53-year-old Kenneth Robinson was found in the home and it was determined he had been killed by a gunshot. According to arrest reports two suspects are 15-years-old, a third suspect is 17-years-old and the fourth suspect is identified is a 32-year-old man all from the Oneonta area.


Farm To School Program Grants Available

New York is making $1.5 million available to eligible school districts to support the growth of Farm-to-School programs. It helps Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools to increase the purchase of locally grown and produced food for school meals and provides increased economic benefits to New York’s farmers. Grant funding up to $100,000 is available and applications are due by Nov. 7.


St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser Is Saturday

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosts one of its signature head-shaving events at Red Jug Pub in Oneonta on Saturday. More than 10 participants will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research. The Red Jug Pub Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser event will also include a raffle to raise donations. The Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.


KIDS Day In Downtown Oneonta

Saturday is KIDS day on Main Street in Downtown Oneonta between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A number of businesses will be open with kids activities and events along with offers to help kick off holiday shopping. The Oneonta Historical Society will be holding an Exhibit Scavenger Hunt with prizes awarded. Organizers say Hope the Goat will be making an appearance between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


SUNY Oneonta Career Development Center Launches Online Interviewing Tool

SUNY Oneonta’s Career Development Center now offers a free training system that features a new and innovative way to students prepare more effectively for a job interview. Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help students improve their interview technique & build confidence. Big Interview includes challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and industries along with an interview question database with tips on how to answer them.

Career Development Center launches online interviewing tool