Archives for July 2019

Tanker Truck Rolls Over In Hamden

County Highway 26 in the town of Hamden was closed Tuesday near East River Road as the result of a tanker truck roll over accident. Police say 51-year-old Ronald Greene from Pennsylvania was heading northbound when the truck’s brakes failed causing Greene to not make the 90-degree turn at that intersection. The truck which was hauling liquid sugar collided with a utility pole and an embankment. Greene was not hurt.

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Press release

Two More Sneaker Recycling Sites In Otsego County

Otsego County residents can now drop off used athletic shoes for recycling at two more locations through a partnership between Otsego County Conservation Association and the Oneonta YMCA. The new collection sites at the Clark Sports Center and the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market in Cooperstown join the original collection site at the YMCA in Oneonta. Any type of sneaker can be recycled including rubber soccer and baseball cleats but pairs must be complete.

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Press release

Susquehanna SPCA Animal Shelter Groundbreaking Is Aug. 24

The Susquehanna SPCA is breaking ground on its new animal shelter on Saturday, Aug. 24. beginning at noon. Executive Director Stacie Haynes tells All Otsego they are inviting animal lovers, shelter supporters and volunteers from across the region to join us with their pets for an afternoon of fun as they celebrate this momentous occasion. Cookies and punch will be served, and the event will feature a number of “pet-centered” activities. The new shelter is about a mile north of their current location.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned For New Animal Shelter

OC Fair Hosts “Think Differently Day”

Today the Otsego County Fair will take time to provide a comfortable environment for those with noise sensitivities. All Otsego reports the fair’s first “Think Differently Day” starts at noon and at that time the midway will turn off the lights, sounds and not make public address announcements for two hours. Fair officials say they got the idea from another fair hosting a similar event. Pathfinder Village will also have a tent available with touch tables and a resting space.

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Otsego Fair To Host Sensory-Friendly ‘Think Differently’ Day

Oxford Firefighter Given Liberty Medal

An Oxford firefighter is honored by State Senator Fred Akshar for heroism while off-duty. In March Cody Maricle helped save a family of five and their family dog from a devastating fire in Pennsylvania. Akshar presented Maricle with the New York State Liberty Medal which is the highest honor a state senator can award to a citizen they represent. In presenting the medal Akshar described Maricle’s bravery as truly extraordinary saying that things could have ended tragically for that family.

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Oxford volunteer firefighter receives NYS Liberty Medal

Buffalo Still Roaming

The owner of the farm where 75 bison escaped over the weekend says he’s located around 60 of the animals and the trick now is to get them to come back home. Brian Grupp tells the Daily Gazette that they’ve made contact with most of the herd on Tuesday and they have been monitoring their movements. The State Police say the bison are not considered to be a public danger while out in the wild.

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dailygazette.com/article/2019/07/30/farmer-says-most-of-escaped-bison-herd-found-but-still-not-caught

OPD Schedules Another Police Officer Practice Session

Oneonta Police are holding a second Police Officer Physical Agility practice session Tuesday, August 6 at the Hartwick College outdoor track beginning at 6:00 p.m. The department is offering the second session as a result of the response to the session held this week. The practice sessions are designed to provide potential candidates with an understanding of their physical abilities in relation to the established standards and to demonstrate the testing process. RSVP by calling (607) 432-0670 no later than Friday, August 2.

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A second Police Officer Physical Agility practice session has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6 at the…

Posted by City of Oneonta on Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bison Now In Schoharie County

Authorities say the buffalo roaming Otsego County have made their way into Schoharie County. Around 75 bison escaped over the weekend from a Sharon Springs farm and they’ve been sighted on Mill Pond Road in town of Schohaire to Pleasant Brook in the town of Roseboom. State Troopers are working with the animal’s owner and the Department of Environmental Conservation to get the animals captured.
There are at least 30 adult buffalo, including three bulls and 45 calves.

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www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=68455

Otsego County Fair Opens Today

The Otsego County Fair opens its six-day run today with the traditional $1 admission when the gates open at 8:00 a.m. Officials say there’s a number of improvements for 2019 including new walk way lighting, new grandstand lights, new electric, a new goat barn, and many other upgrades. Grandstand attractions include Country music artist Rayne Johnson and the New York Tractor Pullers Association Show along with the Spinning Wheels Productions Demolition Derby.

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www.otsegocountyfair.org/

Barn Fire In Bainbridge

A fire destroyed a barn in Bainbridge on Sunday. Authorities say the blaze started inside the structure on Corbin Road and flames spread to the nearby house. Four other companies joined Bainbridge crews to get the fire out after several hours then some firefighters remained on the scene into the overnight hours to put out hot spots. There’s been no word on how much damage the house sustained. No injuries were reported.

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Several agencies battle blaze at Bainbridge fire chief’s barn