Archives for August 2017

Man Arrested For Grand Larceny

A Sherburne man was arrested Monday in connection with the theft of items from a home over a month long period.

Police say Nathan Jackson stole numerous items from the victim’s residence valued at nearly $11,000.

Jackson was arraigned in Town of North Norwich on 3rd & 4th degree grand Larceny charges and was sent to to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $1000.00 cash bail.

Seward Secures Grants For Domestic Violence Programs

State Senator James Seward announced Wednesday that $75,000 in grant funds he secured will go to domestic violence programs in the 51st Senate district to help support the key community services they offer.

Opportunities for Otsego along with Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties will receive $16,000 each.

Delaware Opportunities was awarded $6,000 & Catholic Charities of Chenango County will get $5,000.

The money was allocated in the 2017-2018 state budget.

Women Arrested In Domestic Violence Incident

A woman from Maryland is facing assault and criminal mischief charges resulting from a domestic violence incident on Monday.

Police say Dorothy Ramsell got into an argument with her boyfriend at a home on State Route 7 throwing a coffee mug at his head along with throwing a stepladder at his vehicle which smashed the windshield.

The boyfriend was hospitalized for head pain and an arm laceration then released.

Ramsell was booked into the Otsego County jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond with her next court appearance set for Sept. 12.

Avangrid Foundation Donates $50,000 To American Red Cross

The parent company of NYSEG announced it’s made a $50,000 donation to disaster relief as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

AVANGRID says the money is coming from its Avangrid Foundation which will help help the Red Cross provide food, emergency shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The company employs more than 100 people in Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas as part of its ENSTOR Gas Storage company and as field employees at its Renewables wind project.

Maple Street Park Dedication On Saturday

A 25th anniversary ceremony and dedication at the Maple Street Park will be held Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m.

During the ceremony at the corner of Maple St. and Normal Ave. Mayor Gary Herzig will dedicate a new sign and acknowledge the work of Brian Arenella who led the transformation of a vacant lot to a valued city park as his Eagle Scout project.

Members of the Oneonta Federated Garden Club will also be recognized for maintaining the park over the last 25 years.

Three Arrested In Oneonta Armed Robbery

Three men have been arrested in connection with an April robbery at an Oneonta apartment.

Police say Nelson Navar and Brian Scott along with Teddy Faison broke into the apartment as three students were watching a movie and demanded cash and property from the victims.

Navar and Scott were arrested Saturday in Utica and Faison was arrested on a warrant by police in Sullivan County on July 1.

Scott remains in Oneida County jail while Navar and Faison are jailed in Otsego County.

Four Special Days At NYS Fair

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced four additional Special Fair Days at The Great New York State Fair to celebrate the success of the first half of the 2017 Fair.

Starting today and running through the end of the Fair on Labor Day, admission during Special Fair Days will cost $1 for select guests.

According to Cuomo’s office the Fair set an all-time single-day attendance record Sunday of 123,206 and Monday set a record for the highest attendance on that date, at 88,943.

“Fill The Boot” On Thursday

On Thursday Local 2408 Oneonta Professional Firefighters will be out at the intersection of Main and Market streets for its annual “Fill the Boot” fund drive.

According to the department’s Facebook page firemen will be out from 07:00 till 18:00 – that’s from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. – to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association,

The department says they have raised tens of thousands of dollars in previous years thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Oneontans and ask that you help them again this year.

OPT Seeking Weekend Bus Drivers

Oneonta Public Transit has the help wanted sign out for bus drivers who are interested in working Friday and Saturday nights.

Applicants with a commercial driver license including a passenger endorsement is preferred, but training is available.

Starting wage for qualified drivers is $16.00 per hour.

Applications and minimum qualifications are available at City Hall, 258 Main St. or at

NYSP Application Deadline Approaching

Thursday is the deadline to apply for the current New York State Police entrance exam cycle.

According to the department the exam will be held at locations throughout the state on Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. and from those tests an eligibility list will be created which will remain in effect for a minimum of four years.

The starting salary for the position is $53,993, which raises to $71,712 after graduating from the New York State Police Academy.

Go to to apply for the exam.