Oxford Festival of Lights Events Announced

The Village of Oxford’s annual Holiday Festival of Lights ceremony takes place on Sunday, Dec. 1 around the Cole Fountain and Veterans Memorial Walkway. After some carols, Village Mayor Terry Stark will announce the winners of the Oxford Academy Primary School’s sixteenth annual “Recycled Holiday Ornament Contest”. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance. For more event details log on to our website cnynews.com

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Press release

OCCC Conducting Parking Survey

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is assessing parking needs for our member businesses in the City of Oneonta based on the newly approved residential housing project known as the “Artist Lofts on Dietz” . The chamber created an online parking needs assessment survey to help advocate for the parking solutions required for impacted businesses. It can be found at the chamber’s website otsegocc.com and the deadline for responses is Nov. 30.

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Press release

Deadline Nears For Oxford Gingerbread House Contest

The Village of Oxford’s first annual Gingerbread House Contest is underway and it will culminate at the Holiday Festival of Lights on December 1. The competition sponsored by Promote Oxford Now requires the structure to be 100 percent edible except for the base which can be no larger than 18 inches by 18 inches. There are four competiton categories. Houses will be on display during the Festival of Lights and the People’s Choice voting.

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Press release

CADE Hosting Food, Beverage and Agriculture Expo

SUNY Cobleskill’s Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship is co-hosting a free workshop and resource expo for agriculture and food and beverage businesses to meet and network with potential sources of funding for their operations. The Dec. 3 workshop will include panel presentations covering both traditional funding sources and newer, alternative models. We have more workshop details including a link to a funding needs survey posted at our website cnynews.com.

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Press release

Funding Available For Mobile Home Replacement

The Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council is working to create a program for funding the replacement of dilapidated mobile and manufactured homes in the Schoharie County towns of Conesville, Gilboa, and Jefferson. General eligibility for this type of program is based on household income, ownership of the property where the existing home is located, and condition of the home. The home must be the permanent, year-round residence for its owners.

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Press release

2020 Plastic Film Recycling Challenge Under Way

The Otsego County Planning & Solid Waste Department is again partnering with the Otsego County Conservation Association for their second annual plastic film recycling challenge. Otsego County schools are competing to see who can collect the most plastic film for recycling between November 15th which was America Recycles Day until April 15, 2020. The goal is to educate the community about the proper way to recycle plastic film. Winners will be announced at OCCA’s Earth Festival on April 18.

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Press release

Two Area Agencies Get Awards for Supportive Housing Units

Two area agencies providing services for special needs homeless individuals are sharing in $30 million of awards to create supportive housing units. Altamont-based Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. which covers Otsego County and Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties will be using the funding to provide rental assistance and services to eligible target populations to ensure their housing stability. The awards are the fourth round of funding from the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.

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www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-30-million-awards-1200-supportive-housing-units-across-new-york-state

2020 BHOF Ballot Announced

5 time World Series champion Derek Jeter is one of 18 first-time candidates on the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. The long-time Yankee joins 14 holdovers from the 2019 balloting whose names will be sent to the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Candidates must be named on 75 percent of ballots cast by selected BBWAA members to get into the Hall. The results will be announced Jan. 21.

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baseballhall.org/discover/2020-hall-of-fame-bbwaa-ballot

Susquehanna SPCA Rescues Dog Who Chewed Off Its Leg

A dog rescued by the Susquehanna SPCA which had lost a leg and was found neglected outside is now in stable condition. Shelter officials say the dog named Zoe was found last week at an Exeter home after a neighbor contacted authorities and it appeared the nine-year-old German Shepherd chewed off the leg as it was cancerous. Zoe is also diagnosed with anemia and a heart murmur. Treatment costs are expected to near $5,000 and the shelter is accepting donations.

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www.wktv.com/content/news/Owner-charged-after-SPCA-rescues-dog-missing-front-leg-565153912.html

Sidney Schools Partner With Raymond Corp. For Welding Program

Sidney High School partnered with Raymond Corporation to get real-life experience for their welding program students by building a training facility at the high school. The partnership with the Greene-based forklift manufacturer was established in May to help train students in a career field which historically has a shortage of qualified workers. Students built and welded a holiday display for the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton.

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Sidney High School students partner with Raymond Corporation for welding program