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Walton Woman Killed Crossing Unlit Route 23

Walton Woman

Killed Crossing

Unlit Route 23

Struck By Car In Section Where

Town, City Plan Safety Measures

ONEONTA –  A Walton woman was strucked by car and killed attempting to cross Route 23 near Lettis Highway in Southside Oneonta yesterday afternoon, state police reported today.

The victim was identified as Katy Doughty, 45, who was crossing the busy road at 8:18 p.m.  when was was struck by an eastbound car.    The driver was not identified.

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Wanda J. Johns, 84; With Husband, Ran Farm, Businesses

IN MEMORIAM: Wanda J. Johns, 84;

With Husband, Ran Farm, Businesses

EAST WORCESTER – Wanda A. Johns, 84, he worked at her husband’s side on a number of business ventures, including farming, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

She was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Coxsackie, daughter of Maurice and Cynthia (Butler) Barnes.  She married Howard Johns on June 30, 1951, in Schenevus.   Self-employed as a wholesale egg dealer, meat cutter, and cattle dealer and hauler, he predeceased her in 2013.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

History Of Work – The Night Shift

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HISTORY PRESENTATION – 7 – 8:30 p.m. “Working the Night Shift: Life After Dark in the Ancient World” presented by archaeologist Dr. April Nowell on how night work differed in history from blacksmiths, hunters, agriculturalists, poets, rebellion leaders, navigators, more. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2839174

WRITERS EVENING – 7 p.m. Local writers present works in progress followed by moderated Q&A session. New writers welcome to supportive community. Stamford Village Library, 117 Main St., Stamford. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/03/15/october-15-writers-evening/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Fall For Fall Concert

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CONCERT – 3:30 p.m. Sunday Fall for Fall Concert featuring Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble performing Yosemite Autumn, City Rain, more. Free, open to public. Refreshments served. St. James Retirement Community, 9 St. James Pl., Oneonta. 607-436-9974 or visit www.stjamesmanor.com

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Annual breakfast with Fly Creek Area Historical Society features, sausage, home-fries, eggs, biscuits, sausage, gravy, grits, more. Suggested donation, $8/adult. Old Grange Building, 210 Cemetery Rd., Fly Creek. 607-547-1275.

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New, Old Jaws-Of-Life Compared At Richfield Springs FD Reception

New, Old Jaws-Of-Life Compared

At Richfield Springs FD Reception

Volunteer Firefighter Mark Elderkin contrasts the old multi-part Jaws-of-Life and the new one-piece battery operated one, much easier to use, at the opening house underway now at the Richfield Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  (Cindy Klemm photo)
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Daffodil Bulbs Fly Off Farmers’ Market Shelf

Daffodil Bulbs Fly Off

Farmers’ Market Shelf

Oneonta Federated Garden Club member Laurie Zimniewicz, center, hands a sack of daffodil bulbs to Mark Davies this morning at the Oneonta Farmers’ Market. The bulbs, 2,000 in total, were imported from England, and were given out free to anyone who wanted them in hopes of brightening City of the Hills when the bulbs bloom next spring. “It is going excellent!” said Zimniewicz, “We thought we would have to come back next week, but it looks like we will give them all out in one day!”   At left is Phyllis Gunther, who is working with Zimniewicz on the project. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Brzozowski Named Recipient Of Annual GOHS Morris Prize

Brzozowski Named Recipient

Of Annual GOHS Morris Prize

Brzozowski

ONEONTA – Robert Brzozowski, Greater Oneonta Historical Society executive director and past president, will receive the GOHS’ 18th annual Albert E. Morris Award for contributions to local history on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Bob Brzozowski and his family moved to Oneonta in 1996 from Milwaukee, where he was active in Historic Milwaukee, Inc. The Bachman-Brzozowski family joined GOHS in 2000.

In January 2003 the late Sally Mullen named him to a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.  In October 2003, he was elected president of the board and served in that capacity for five of the next six years.

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Richfield Springs: Where It’s At For FD Open House, Turkey Dinner

Richfield Springs: Where It’s At

For FD Open House, Turkey Dinner

There’s not a whole lot going on around Otsego County today – one exception, Richfield Springs.   Here, runners lined up at Dyn’s Cider Mill at 9 for the Pete’s Sake benefit run.  The dining area was full of runners and the apple press was going full tilt.  Right now, an open house in underway at the Richfield Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  And at 4 p.m., a turkey dinner begins at the Church of Christ Uniting, Church Street.  (Cindy Klemm photo))
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Delgado Decries Greed To 120 Fans At SUNY

Delgado Decries Greed

To 120 Fans At SUNY

Appearing before an applauding crowd of 120 at SUNY Oneonta’s HIRC Lecture Hall One this evening, Democratic Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado declared that, with the arrival of “greed,” the the country’s modern-day problems began.  Today, he said, 80 percent of Americans are sharing 10 percent of the wealth; 40 percent of the Farm Bill his opponent, Republican incumbent John Faso, R-Kinderhook, voted for benefits only the 3 percent of farmers – wealthy agribusiness.  Some 50 percent of Americans, he said, lack the cash reserves to write a $500 check.   Delgado, who was unable to attend the one debate the Oneonta and Cooperstown Leagues of Women Voters had attempted to organize in Otsego County, was here at one of “community forums” that his campaign is organizing around the 19th Congressional District. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Lumberjacks, Woodworking,

More At Hanford Mills Festival

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WOODSMEN’S FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Festival celebrates way people use, work with wood. Features lumberjack events, woodworking demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, local vendors, mill tours, food, music, crafts, science exhibits, more. Cost, $9/adult. Hanford Mills, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

FALL ART SHOW – 1 – 3 p.m. Fall show features works by Leatherstocking Brush & Pallete Club, local artists. Includes bake sale to benefit Springfield Historical Society. Gym, Springfield Community Center, 29A, Springfield Center. 607-264-3375 or visit springfieldhistoricalsocietyny.org

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