Archives for November 2018

Presentation On Emerald Ash Borer Set For Dec. 12

The City of Oneonta along with the Otsego County Conservation association are sponsoring a talk on the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect from eastern Asia first reported in Unadilla four years ago. Offficials say the insect attacks and kills all species of ash trees and its presence in Otsego County has grown since the initial discovery in 2014. The talk is on Dec. 12 at the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce on Mail Street in Oneonta and starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.


Worcester Home Health Aide Arrested

The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a 31-year-old Worcester woman for stealing money from a couple she was caring for. According to the department Stephanie Shulgay took $11,000 from the bank account of a 91-year-old man and his wife using their credit and debit cards and also used the cards to pay bills for herself and a relative. Shulgay was arraigned in Town of Worcester Court and released until a Dec. 4 court appearance.


NY Farm Bureau Releases Farm Bill Statement

The New York Farm Bureau released a statement now that
Congressional leaders have reached a consensus on the 2018 Farm Bill ahead of the current Farm Bill’s lapse at the end of this year. It said in part that the bureau is hopeful that final passage of the legislation will give farmers some reassurance moving forward that critical risk management tools will be in place as they plan the best they can for next year. The Bureau is encouraging Senators and Representatives to support the compromise legislation.

Former Hartwick Soccer Coach Miller Earns Chyzowych Award

Hartwick College’s former mens soccer coach will receive an award from the United Soccer Coaches at its January convention being held in Chicago. Al Miller was head coach for the 1967-72 seasons and will receive the 2019 Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award. Miller’s record of 64-12-3 still stands as the highest all-time winning percentage for any Hartwick soccer coach. Miller is a 1995 inductee into the Hartwick College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Source: Press release

Preliminary Report Released In Walton Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report in the investigation into a Walton plane crash that took the life of the pilot. The report doesn’t reveal what caused the crash on Nov. 9 but did disclose communications between pilot Daniel Drew and air traffic controllers who directed Drew to the Sidney Airport. A witness reported hearing the plane’s engines revving up and down for about a minute. Another witness said there was heavy snow and sleet near the crash scene.


DEC Announces Women Hunters Photo Contest

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a photo contest to celebrate women hunters. Winning entries will be featured in next year’s New York State Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide, and may appear in a future issue of the Conservationist magazine, social media posts, the DEC website, and other outreach. Submissions can be made by e-mailing Entry deadline is Dec. 31.


Worcester Fire Displaces Family Of Eight

A Worcester family of eight is forced to find a new place to stay after a fire at their home on Tuesday. Authorities say the flames were visible in the back of the Main Street home when firemen arrived and everyone inside was able to get out safely. So far there’s been no word on the fire’s cause or the amount of damage. The American Red Cross is assisting the four adults and four children.


Delgado Backs Pelosi

U.S. Rep.-elect Antonio Delgado announces he will back Nancy Pelosi to become speaker of the House of Representatives. Delgado defeated incumbent John Faso earlier this month who had only served one term. In a statement Delgado says he is supporting Pelosi based on conversations he’s had with her and Pelosi’s commitment to prioritize issues critically important to the district. To become speaker Pelosi must win 218 votes in a House floor vote on Jan. 3.–elect-antonio-delgado-to-back-nancy/article_b39f3eb6-f32a-11e8-ac84-efa0921f4104.html

Otsego County Animal Carcass Acceptance Rules Posted

The Otsego County Solid Waste Department reminds residents that animal carcasses andbody parts from wildlife are being accepted at the Oneonta and Cooperstown Transfer Stations. They must be double-bagged shall double bagged material using 3ml contractor’s bags and it needs to be clearly stated to the scale operator that carcasses are being brought for disposal, Fees will be charged at scale rate for disposal. More information is available be calling (607) 547-4225


Bassett Medical Center Surgical Earns Award

Bassett Medical Center is recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Center for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017. The program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score in either an “All Cases” category or a category that includes only “High Risk” cases. Bassett was awarded in both categories making it one of only two hospitals in the region and five statewide to achieve this.

Source: Press release