Archives for November 2020

Ashford To Deliver SUNY Oneonta Richard Siegfried Lecture

SUNY Oneonta’s annual Richard Siegfried Lecture will take place Tuesday via online teleconference at 7:00 p.m. The lecture by assistant professor Dr. E. Howard Ashford is entitled “I Am Me: Teaching Identity in the Age of Black Lives Matter and Trump”. Dr. Ashford is the 26th recipient of the Richard Siegfried Junior Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence. A Q&A session will follow the lecture. Go to for the event link.

E. Howard Ashford to deliver Siegfried Lecture

COVID-19 Update

The Otsego County Department of Health reports 22 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend and officials say 10 county residents are now in quarantine after Thanksgiving guests tested positive. 97 cases are active with 4 people hospitalized. Delaware County Public Health received 12 positive lab reports on Saturday and Sunday. There are 62 active COVID-19 cases with 5 people hospitalized. As of last Friday Chenango County reported 76 active cases with 6 people hospitalized.

“Rockefeller The Owl” Portrait To Benefit SQSPCA

The legend of Rockefeller, the owl who rode from West Oneonta to New York City in the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is now helping to raise money for the Susquehanna SPCA. All Otsego reports a portrait of the owl created by May-Britt Joyce is up for auction with the proceeds to benefit the nonprofit’s “Shelter Us” fund drive. The portrait is at the Family Tree Gallery on Upper Main Street in Cooperstown and bids are accepted until Dec. 19.


‘Rockefeller’ Portrait SQSPCA Fundraiser

Oneonta Schools Staying Virtual Until January

City of Oneonta Schools Superintendent Thomas Brindley announced the district will be on 100% virtual learning until Tuesday, Jan. 19. Brindley, tells All Otsego that two infected staff members work out of Riverside Elementary, one out of Greater Plains Elementary, and one who is shared between two schools. There is also one high school student confirmed to have COVID-19. 81 students and 27 staff members, believed to have been exposed to these cases, are in quarantine.


As COVID Cases Rise, Oneonta Schools Go Virtual Until January

Explosion At Seward Home

An investigation is under way into an explosion at a town of Seward home. State Police say it happened Thanksgiving night at the unoccupied residence in the 5700 block of State Route 145. Troopers assisted the Schoharie County Fire Coordinator and their team at the scene. No injuries were reported. The Sharon Fire Department responded to the scene. The explosion’s cause is being determined.


Brindisi Now Claims Lead Over Tenney

The drama in the 22nd District Congressional race took another turn last Wednesday when incumbent Anthony Brindisi’s campain claimed he is now leading Claudia Tenney by just over a dozen votes. Earlier last week a State Supreme Court judge ordered elections officials not to certify the election results until he allows them to do so. A hearing is to take place today in that court which is in Oswego County.


‘There’s no sticky notes’: Here’s what’s delaying final NY-22 results as Brindisi takes 13-vote lead in congressional race

Delay In Certifying NY22 Votes

It will be nearly a week at the soonest before we learn who won the 22nd District Congressional race now that a State Supreme Court Judge put ballot counting on hold. Justice Scott DelConte ordered an injunction on Tuesday from the ballot review process which will decide whether Claudia Tenney holds on to her very slim lead or if Anthony Brindisi is elected to a second term. DelConte says any new motions need to be filed by the end of Monday.

DCSO Participating In Toys For Tots

This year the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” campaign. From now through Dec. 3 new unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office lobby on Phoebe Lane, Suite #1 in Delhi. Curbside drop off will be available by appointment Monday —Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, Call (607) 832-5608 to schedule a time.


Teen Pleads Guilty In Worcester Slaying

One of the three teenagers charged in the 2019 robbery and murder of a Worcester man takes a plea deal. According to All Otsego 17-year-old Alex Borgreen pleaded guilty to first degree burglary in connection with the incident that occurred in the home of Kenneth Robinson. Prosecutors say Borgreen will be required to testify against the other teenagers. The only adult charged in the crime took a plea deal earlier this year.


Metzger Concedes Senate Race

Yesterday 42nd District State Sen. Jen Metzger conceded defeat to her Republican challenger Michael Martucci. In a news release Metzger said she is so grateful to have had the opportunity to bring about positive change that improves people’s lives in this unique place everyone loves. Metzger wished Martucci the best in his new position adding the people deserve good representation regardless of political point of view.


Metzger concedes in race for NY-42 Senate District