Archives for March 2019

Oxford Tree Board Votes On Arbor Day Posters

The Village of Oxford Tree Board has selected the winners in this year’s Arbor Day poster contest which the fifth grade students of Oxford Academy participated in. This year’s theme of “Trees Are Amazing” was designed to increase the student’s understanding of the importance of trees in a community and how they affect the health and well being of our environment. The three winning posters will be revealed at an awards ceremony and party on Wednesday, April 10 at Oxford Middle School

Source: Press release

NY Senate Restores $1M For Lyme Disease

The New York State Senate has returned $1 million to the 2019-2020 state budget for research on lyme disease and tick-borne illnsses. The same amount had been allocated in last year’s budget but Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal lef that finding out. The State Health Department says there are about 9 thousand cases of lyme disease and other related illnesses every year. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the state.


Greene Man Indicted On Felony Charges

A Greene man is indicted on felony charges connection with a pair burglaries last month. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Matthew Jones broke into locations in the town and village of Greene taking a safe, several guns and ammunition along with $800 in cash. Accordingh to authorities when Jones was arrested he was found in possession of a .45 caliber piston. Jones is due in court at a later date.

R&R Hall Of Fame Comes To Fenimore

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum comes to Cooperstown next week with the opening of an exhibit from photographer Herb Ritts at the Fenimore Art Museum. All Otsego reports the exhibit opening Tuesday is the first curated collection of his photos, including David Bowie, Tina Turner, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Prince, Cher, Madonna and many more. The portraits will be displayed alongside stage costumes and guitars from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Arrives At Fenimore Next Tuesday

Bassett’s Gender Wellness Center Receives State Grant

Bassett Medical’s Gender Wellness Center is been awarded a five-year New York State Department of Health grant for its work to improve health outcomes and quality of life for transgender individuals and families by increasing access to mental health services. The award amount is $133,000 per year for five years. The Gender Wellness Center, located at Bassett Healthcare Network’s Susquehanna Family Practice in Oneonta, is the primary location for comprehensive health services for transgender individuals in upstate and central New York.


Father Rosson Retiring

The pastor of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown is retiring after 19 years. All Otsego reports Father John Rosson will say his final mass at 10 a.m. this Sunday. It will be followed by a brunch and open house. Since joining the Diocese of Albany in 1981 Father Rosson served in Catskill and as campus priest at Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta. Prior to joining St. Mary’s in 2000, he served as pastor in St. John The Baptist parish in Schenectady.

Father Rosson Retiring At Cooperstown Parish

Seward Welcomes Cooperstown Boys Basketball Team

State Senator James Seward welcomed the Cooperstown High School Boys Basketball team and their coach John Lambert to the state Capitol where they were honored as the 2019 New York State Class C champions. Seward says winning a state championship is an impressive feat that the players, coaches, and the entire Cooperstown community can be proud of and will always remember. Cooperstown defeated Middle Early College High School in the New York State Class C championship.

Source: Press release

Main St. Project Informational Meeting Is Tonight

The City of Oneonta is holding an informational meeting today on an upcoming Main Street project. The meeting will be at Valleyview Elementary School and starts at 7:00 p.m. City staff will display and review plans for replacement of the water main pipeline and its related service connections beneath the surface of Main St along a route from approximately Hunt St just east of the US Post Office to the city limit near East End Avenue.


Oneonta Main Street Goes Blue On Friday

On Friday Oneonta Main Street Goes Blue in the fight against colorectal cancer. It takes place at Muller Plaza from 10am-2pm. to raise awareness for colorectal cancer. The family-friendly event includes activities, free giveaways and raffles while learning ways to prevent and detect colon cancer from experts. Attendees can sign up for a FREE take-home colorectal cancer screening FIT kit! Light refreshments will be served.


Athelas Therapeutic Riding Holds Benefit Auction On Saturday

This Saturday Athelas Therapeutic Riding holds its 4th annual Quarter Auction at St Mary’s Old School gymnasium on Walnut St in Otego. Hours are from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. with doors open for previewing items at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the organization’s Equine Therapy program giving those with physical, emotional and psychological challenges the ability to ride a horse and develop a relationship with their 4-legged friends. Admission of $5 provides you 4 paddles and light refreshments.

Source: Press release