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OFO Wins $5M To Provide Legal Help To Abuse Victims

OFO Wins $5M To Provide

Legal Help To Abuse Victims

Dan Maskin

ONEONTA – Opportunities for Otsego has received a $3 million grant to hire attorneys who will support crime victims with civil legal matters, such as divorce, custody, immigration and financial issues, OFO CEO Dan Maskin announced a few minutes ago.

Administered by the state Office of Victim Services (OVS), the federally funded grant will provide $600,000 annually for each of the next five years so its Violence Intervention Program can provide free legal help to its clients.

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Custom Electronics Wins Grant To Build Batteries, Add Jobs

Custom Electronics

Wins Grant To Build

Batteries, Add Jobs

ONEONTA – The State of New York has approved a $750,000 grant to help Custom Electronics manufacture a new product line of smart batteries for use in disaster recovery, hospitals and the entertainment field, Otsego Now announced today.

The total project cost is $2.2 million, and is expected to create 50 jobs at the plant at 87 Browne St., Town of Oneonta.

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One-Horse Power

One-Horse Power

The unfamiliar sound of horsepower – clip, clop – was heard on Delaware Street, Cooperstown, a few minutes ago. No neighbors, you weren’t imagining it. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
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Town Acts To Keep Fire District In Place

Town Acts To Keep

Fire District In Place

Wood Seeks Time To Figure Out Next Step

Bob Wood

ONEONTA – The Town of Oneonta will appear before state Supreme Court Judge Michael V. Coccoma at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Cooperstown seeking to delay the dissolution of the town fire district until Dec. 31, 2019.

After the town Board of Fire Commissioners voted Sept. 20 to abruptly dissolve, the town needs time to adjust, said Supervisor Bob Wood.  “If different commissioners were elected (the second Tuesday in December) things might change,” he said.  “Or, it would allow us adequate time to create a district.”

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Lauren’s ‘Florida’ In Top 10 For Award, Sarah Still Among Top U.S. Contenders

Lauren’s ‘Florida’ In Top 10 For Award,

Sarah Still Among Top U.S. Contenders

The sisters were featured in Vogue magazine in advance of the Rio Olympics, where Sarah competed. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – It’s been quite a week for the Groff family of Cooperstown, mom Jeannine reports.

  • Novelist Lauren Groff’s short-story collection, “Florida,” advanced to the top 10 candidates for this year’s National Book Award in the fiction category. Lauren’s “Fates and Furies,” hailed by President Obama as his favorite book of 2015, made the top 10 list that year.
  • Her sister, Olympian Sarah Groff, finished as first American women in fourth place at the Kona Ironman/Ironwoman Championships.  The first four women to place yesterday all beat the prior course record.

The sisters are children of Jeannine and Dr. Gerald Groff.

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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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