Archives for September 2019

One Job Cancelled, Another Starts Today

The City of Oneonta paving work that was to have started on Thursday is now cancelled. It was to have taken plane on Roosevelt Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Taft Avenue, Walling Boulevard, Birch St., Central Avenue, Dietz St. and Walnut Street. Officials announced that NYSEG will close off Fairview Street from Main to Academy Street between 7:00am to 4:00pm. from today through Friday for the installation of a new regulator station.

Source:
local.nixle.com/alert/7552956
and
local.nixle.com/alert/7553892

Bainbridge Woman Arrested For Stealing From Employer

A Bainbridge woman faces felony charges from an investigation where she was found to have stolen $50,000 from her employer. Police say they were notified last month of the discrepancies in bank statements and paycheck alternations and the investigation led to the arrest of 36-year-old Alanna Walker at the business where she worked as a secretary. Walker appeared in town of Bainbridge court where she was released on her own recognizance.

Source:
www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=69151

Greene Man Sentenced On Child Porn Plea Deal

A Chenango County man is headed to prison for six-and-a-half years on a child pornography plea deal. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Brock Likens of Greene pleaded guilty to distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography over the internet using peer-to-peer file sharing software. Once out of jail Likens is to be on 15 years of supervised release. He is also to pay $6,000 in restitution and register as a sex offender.

Source:
cnynews.com/chenango-county-man-admits-having-images-of-child-rape

Hanford Mills Woodsmen Festival Is Saturday

The annual Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The festival offers timbersport demonstrations by the SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen’s Club, woodworking, forestry, and maple syrup exhibitors, music, and kids’ crafts and science explorations. Visitors also can tour the historic water-powered sawmill and woodworking shop, and see late 19th and early 20th century technology at work. We have more information posted at our website cnynews.com

Source:
Press release

SUNY’s Dr. Maurice Odago Completes Kenya Fellowship

Dr. Maurice Odago who is with SUNY Oneonta’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Department completed a Carnegie fellowship program in Kenya this past summer. Dr. Odago’s project was part of a broader initiative that paired African Diaspora scholars with higher education institutions and collaborators in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to work together on curriculum co-development, research, graduate teaching, training and mentoring activities. Get more details on Dr. Odago’s work by logging on to our website cnynews.com.

Source:
cnynews.com/sunys-dr-maurice-odago-completes-kenya-fellowship

HML “Human Book Event” Today

The Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta is holding a Human Book Event today beginning at 6:30 p.m. Want to know a little? Ask someone who knows a lot. Get basic questions answered by “checking out” a living, breathing computer whiz, nutritionist, fitness trainer, or homesteader/sustainability enthusiast. Sign up for a 15 minute slot with the person you’d like to talk to and be sure to bring your questions. For more details call the library at 607-432-1980.

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Human Book Event

Local Volunteers Go Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children’s cancer research grants, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Red Jug Pub in Oneonta) on October 12. More than 10 participants will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research. The Red Jug Pub Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser event will also include a raffle to raise donations. Last year’s event raised nearly $2,700.

Source:
Press release

Delgado Announces Town Hall in Otsego County

19th District Congressman Antonio Delgado will hold his 25th town hall since taking office in Cherry Valley next Saturday. Oct. 5. To date Delgado has held two town halls in every county that’s in his district and says every town hall is an important opportunity to hear from folks in their home town. Next month’s town hall is at the Cherry Valley Community Center on Genesee Street from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Source:
Press release

Brindisi Fights for Bainbridge Clinic

22nd District Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced he has confirmed with Dr. Richard Stone of the Veterans’ Health Administration that the Bainbridge VA clinic in Chenango County will not close in December 2019, as was previously proposed. Brindisi invited Stone to visit the Bainbridge facility and see firsthand the need it fills for the more than 3,600 Veterans in Chenango County. A closure of the Bainbridge facility would result in a disruption in care for many of them.

Source:
Press release

Wanted Sidney Center Woman Found In Oregon

A woman wanted in Delaware County for failing to appear in court is found in the state of Oregon. Police say Chellie Warner of Sidney Center was located on August 20 in Medford, Oregon and is charged with being a fugitive from justice. Prosecutors say Warner pleaded guilty earlier this year to selling fentanyl-laced herion from her home in 2017. Warner was brought back to Delaware County on Wednesday and is being held without bail pending further court action.

Source:
Press release