By MICHAEL RODA
Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – At tonight’s Common Council meeting, Mayor Gary Herzig publicly chided Town of Oneonta Fire District commissioners for what he described as telling tales out of school.
While Fire Commissioners Johna Peachin and Fred Volpe sat stony-faced in the gallery, Herzig took them on for, he said, briefing Town Supervisor Bob Wood and the town board about long-stalled negotiations over the contract so the city’s professional department can continue providing services in the town.
On May 1, Herzig said, he and the other city negotiators, Finance Officer Meg Hungerford and Council member Russ Southard met with Peachin and Fire Commissioner Mike Butler. At that time, they agreed “negotiations would remain confidential and public comment should be avoided.”
“The city has honored that agreement with no public report having been provided – not even to the city’s Common Council. For this reason, I was both surprised and disappointed when the Commissioners recently presented a public report to the Town of Oneonta Supervisor and Board members.”
ONEONTA – A 19-year-old Delhi man was arrested after allegedly stabbing a 22-year-old in the back following a fight at a house party on Columbia Street.
Dylan Cumpston, 19, a Hartwick College student, was arrested after police were called to Fox Hospital at 3:36 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, with the report SUNY Oneonta student had been stabbed. Police arrived to find a victim being treated for a stab wound on his upper back.
ONEONTA – Police arrested a SUNY Oneonta student after reports of a fight that left the victim with a skull laceration and a brain hemorrhage.
Edward J. Ferrall, 23, Lynbrook, was arrested after police were called to the Westcott parking lot at 2:23 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 following the report of a fight. Further investigation found a group of onlookers surrounding a male who was laying on the ground, having allegedly been struck with a collapsible police-style baton. The victim allegedly jumped up and started chasing Ferrall, and both were stopped by police.
As runners made their way to the starting line, temperatures in the 30s rose and gave way to clear skies and perfect running weather as hundreds took to the streets of Oneonta in the 24th annual PIT run. Above, runners take off down Main Street with SUNY student Austin Carr, Guilford, out in front. He is followed by Devon Iezzoni, Huntington, Michael Savello Jr., King’s Park, Austin Gross, Patchogue, Cameron Hanwright, Center Moriches, Mike Smith, Smithtown, Christopher Johnson, Oneonta, Christian Smith, Oneonta, Michael Muldoon, Mahopac, and Andrew Desousa, Smithtown. At right, Oneonta’s Michael Roda crosses the finish line of the 5K with a first place time of 16:30. (Ian Autin/AllOTSEGO.com)
3 No-Knock Warrants Result
In 2 Arrests, One Just For Pot
Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – Oneonta police served three no-knock search warrants at three apartments just before sunup today, arresting two men after a six-month interagency investigation of heroin and crack-cocaine sales in the City of the Hills.
At 6 a.m., 30 officers and K9s from the OPD, a Joint Otsego/Delaware Special Operations Bureau, and state police surprised occupants of Apartment B, 38 West St., and Apartments 207 and 306, 9 Lewis Ave.
33- YEAR VETERAN IN CHARGE
SIDNEY – State Police Capt. William F. McEvoy has been promoted to major and appointed commander of Troop C, which covers Otsego County and includes the barracks at Oneonta.
One of his first responsibilities will be to host the public at a Centennial Open House 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Troop C headquarters, Route 7, Sidney.
In a varied career that began at Troop C in 1984, he also served for a short time as zone commander of the Oneonta Barracks.