Otego Family Fun Day

Otego Family Fun Day is scheduled for July 28th, with lots of family-friendly activities for all, including a petting zoo! Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to support the Otego Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free. All donations are through fees vendors pay to set up, as well as a 50/50 raffle contest and … Read more

Everyone Safe After House Fire In Sidney

Fire crews from several communities responded to a blaze in in Sidney. Fire Chief John Gilmore said the alarm went out just after 7pm on Friday, crewsresponded to the report of a hosue fire with a possible entrapment on East Main Street. Several elderly and disabled people were still inside the home, but firefighters arriving … Read more

Oneonta Pot Shop Shuttered By State

An Oneonta business has been forced to close it’s doors amid allegations of illegal operation. The New York Office of Cannabis Management forced the shut down of Dream Exotic and Smoke Shop, located at 389 Chestnut Street. A notice of violation posted on the front door says that authorities seized alleged illegal cannabis products. The … Read more

Schenevus Fireman’s Carnival

Lots of fun is polanned for this year’s annual Fireman’s Carnival in Schenevus, which begins Thursday. Each day through Saturday, there will be free admission and parking. This is the carnival’s 75th anniverssary. Saturday’s auction will begin at 11am. A chicken barbecue will start at noon. Then, the parade at 6pm. followed by a concert … Read more

New Wilber Park Splash Pad May Not Cost City Anything

The Oneonta COmmon Council may be able to replace the small kiddie pool at Wilber Park – at no cost. Discussions about installing a new splash pad have been ongoing for at least two years. On Thursday, YMCA Director Frank Russo said that the Future For Oneonta Foundation had raised 80-thousand dollars privately, and that … Read more

Oneonta Community Health Center Wins Award

The Oneonta Community Health Center is celebrating being named a 2024 Gold Rated facility. The award comes from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Quality Standards Program. The program’s mission is to build healthy communities for all through quality, equitable, accessible healthcare, according to a news release. For more details on the Oneonta … Read more

Schenevus Lake Reopens After Service Work

Schenevus Lake has recently re-opened after fgundraising efforts and a service project. The group called Friends of Schenevus Lake was formed three years ago, according to member Steve Barton. Donations to the tax-exempt group have allowed them to buy two new picnic tables and materials for a camp stove that have been installed in the … Read more

Scientist-Turned-Comedian To Play Foothills

A New York City-based comedian will perform in Oneonta this Saturday, July 13th. Ben Miller describes himself as a scientist-turned-stand-up comedian. His show, called Stand Up Science, was inspired by Miller’s residency in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The show, he saysm is R-rated, so not kid-friendly. The show this Saturday is at 7pm at the … Read more

NTSB Asks For Help Regarding Plane Crash

The NTSB is putting out a plea regarding last week’s tragic small plane crash near Sidney. A spokesperson says the airplane appears to have broken apart mid-air, with a debris field stretching more than a mile. Although much of the airplane has been recovered, investigators continue looking for the rudder. If you are a local … Read more