Barber Rolls Out Policy to Cut Taxes

State Senate candidate Jim Barber issued a statement on his policy to cut taxes for rural New Yorkers, small businesses and farms. Barber who is running to succeed Senator Jim Seward unveiled a six-point proposal which caps property taxes for working families, small businesses and retirees while increasing or modifying business taxing and those earning over $5 million a year. Barber says there is bipartisan support for these proposals.

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Oberacker Releases Plan For Restaurant Economic Recovery

State Senate Candidate Peter Oberacker releases a plan to help restaurants as they begin to resume in-person dining. The Schenevus resident who is running to succeed Senator Jim Seward offered a five-point proposal that includes expanding outdoor dining, closing streets to creat open common areas and lift the ban on single-use styrofoam containers. Restaurants are set to reopen in Phase 3 of the state’s phased-in economy restart.

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MacDonald Named Walton CSD Superintendent

The Walton School District names Dr. Michael MacDonald as its next superintendent. MacDonald will succeed Larry Thomas, who has served as the district’s interim superintendent for the past two years. It’s a homecoming of sorts for MacDonald as he did his student teaching in Walton over 25 years ago. He earned his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oneonta and obtained Master’s and Doctorates from Capella University. McDonald starts on July 1.

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New Lisbon Man Charged In Domestic Dispute

Charges are brought against a New Lisbon man as the result of a domestic dispute that happened last week. Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an open 9-1-1 call and an investigation determined Joshua Donnelly assaulted a woman then tried to start her house on fire. He fled before deputies arrived but eventually returned to the home and that’s when he was apprehended. Donnelly was booked then released on his own recognizance.

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Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. announces the arrest of a Town of New Lisbon man following a domestic dispute on May 27,…

Posted by Otsego County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Local Coronavirus Update

The Otsego County Department of Health reports one new confirmed coronavirus case on Tuesday bringing the total to 67 out of nearly 3,300 tests. All but 9 have recovered and there have been 5 deaths. Delaware County reports 75 confirmed coronavirus cases out of around 2,150 tests. 63 people have recovered and there are four deaths. In Chenango County there are 133 postive COVID-19 cases out of more than 4,650 tests. 5 people died from the coronavirus.

Town Of Oneonta Tops In Census Response Rate

Opportunities for Otsego released a report on the response rates to the 2020 Census. As of the end of May the highest response rate was in the town of Oneonta at 60%, followed by Laurens, Burlington, Edmeston, Otego and the city of Oneonta. All of those municipalities are over 50%. The census response deadline is extended due to COVID-19 and you can complete the census online at my2020census.gov.

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CENSUS SUNDAY: Each afternoon, the US Census Bureau updates self-response rates for all communities across the nation….

Posted by Opportunities for Otsego on Sunday, May 31, 2020

Rent Relief Bill Passes

State lawmakers pass a measure to take $100 million from federal Coronavirus Relief Fund funding to be used towards rental assistance. The Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 provides rent payment assistance for April, May, June and July if a household earls less than 80% of median area income and pays more than 30% in rent. The bill now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.

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Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 passes NYS Senate and Assembly

LWV To Hold Virtual Candidates Forum

Daniel Buttermann and Corey Mosher, the two candidates running to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for New York State’s 121st District Assembly seat, will meet in an online debate on Tuesday, June 9 from 7:00 to 8:30
p.m. The League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area and the League of Women Voters of the Oneonta Area are co-sponsoring the online debate. Links will be posted on the Cooperstown and Oneonta League of Women Voters
Facebook pages and at.lwvoneonta.org.

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Cleanup at Mt. Pisgah

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Civil Officer Robert Mantzouratos and Correctional Facility Cpl. Heath Goff took advantage of nice weather on May 24 to oversee a work detail consisting of two volunteers from the Delaware County Correctional Facility. The inmate volunteers cleaned up the area surrounding Mount Pisgah in the Town of Andes. The Sheriff’s office expressed thanks to those men for doing a great job.

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Davenport Man Charged With License Plate Theft

A Davenport man faces charges for using license plates that were reported stolen from a parked vehicle. According to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office an investigation resulted in Lionel Simard Jr. being taken into custody three days after the plates were reported stolen. Simard was charged with criminal possession of stolen property then released on his own recognizance pending a future date in Davenport Town Court.

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Press Release: Lionel R. Simard, Jr.PRESS RELEASE Davenport, NY – On Sunday morning, May 24, 2020, Delaware…

Posted by Delaware County Sheriff's Office on Monday, June 1, 2020