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Whooping Cough Confirmed At Oneonta High School

Whooping Cough Confirmed

At Oneonta High School

ONEONTA – Parents of Oneonta High School students have been notified that the district has confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at the high school.

Officials at the high school were notified by the school nurse, who also reported the cases to the Otsego County Health Department.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ This Weekend At OHS

‘A Christmas Carol’

This Weekend At OHS

The Ghosts of Christmas Past (Ella Pawkett) Future (David Lincoln) and Present (Mikhail Griffiths) loom over Scrooge (Katie Capra) in hopes of saving her soul in Oneonta High School’s production of Charles Dickens’ immortal tale, “A Christmas Carol,” adapted for the stage by Lynn Stevens. The show runs 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in the Belden Auditorium. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Celebrate ’17 Graduates In This Week’s Papers

Celebrate ’17 Graduates

In This Week’s Papers

Celebrate Oneonta and Cooperstown high school graduates with five pages of photos and congratulations in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, and there’s so much more. The newspapers will be on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.
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13 Teams Run, Jump, Throw Discus At Don Howard Meet

13 Teams Run, Jump, Throw

Discus At Don Howard Meet


OHS’ Jon Miller, top, gets a congratulatory hug from mom Jean after breezing through the 2-mile (3200 meter) event in 10:33 at this afternoon’s Don Howard Track & Field Invitational Meet, which brought teams from 13 schools – from Delaware Academy To GMU – to the Cooperstown Central campus. Winds gusted, but the rains held off; the event is just finishing up now. At right, CCS Hawkeye standout Isaiah Johnson takes to the air for his team. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

Oneonta Student Art Show

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ART SHOW – 5-6:30 p.m. Art exhibit featuring works by students of the Oneonta City School District opens at Fox Care Center, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

DEBATE – 7 p.m. The Candidates for the CCS Board of Education will debate each other and answer questions from the audience. Hosted by the League of Women Voters. Jr./Sr. Library, Cooperstown High School. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/league-of-women-voters-to-hose-board-of-education-candidates-debate/

CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE – 7 p.m. “US Energy Transition: The Plight of Fossil Fuels and the Rise of Renewables.” A talk by Village Trustee Lou Alstadt on the urgent need to confront climate change by adopting a national carbon tax and dividend policy. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info, Adrian Kuzminski, moderator, Sustainable Otsego, adriankuzminski@gmail.com

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Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ Opens at OHS

Disney’s ‘High School Musical’

Opens at Oneonta High School

Ella Pawkett as Taylor McKenzie and Josette LaRocca as Gabriella Montez lead the rest of the cast in the opening number to Disney’s “High School Musical” at Belden Auditorium this evening. The play is presented by the Oneonta High School Blue and Gold Guild and has shows Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Attendees can bring school supplies to benefit The Family Service Association. Tickets are $5 seniors and students, $10 adults. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 7

Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ At OHS

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MUSICAL – 7 p.m. Bring the family out for this presentation of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Bring school supplies to donate and half the proceeds of the show go to the Family Service Association “Back to School” drive. Oneonta High School Auditorium, 31 Center Street, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Exhibits “Within The Happy Crowd,” by Kate Shannon and “Icelandic Images,” by Bret Delanoy opens at the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Includes music by Wendy Slicer. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Professional Networking Event

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS –  6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area in this networking event. J&D’s Wagon Wheel, Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

OPEN HOUSE – 5-7 p.m. The Otsego Area Occupational Center open house includes display’s games, open enrollment for adult education classes, child fingerprinting, and demonstrations from the CTE programs. Otsego Nothern Catskills BOCES, 1914 Co. Hwy. 35, Milford. Info, www.facebook.com/ONCBOCES/

ALDEN SCHOLAR SERIES – 7 p.m. “Rethinking Clutter: An Anthropological Take on the Stuff that’s Hard to Let Go” presented by Dr. Sallie Han. Free reception to follow. Alden Room, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta. Info, E.K Lee, (607)436-2159

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Great Weather For SADD Race

Great Weather

For SADD Race

With temperatures nearing 60s, blue skies and a pleasant wind at their backs, over 300 runners hit the streets this afternoon for the 19th annual SADD 5K run at the Oneonta High School. Above, Liberty Dutcher, Wendy Slicer, Kelly Rogers and Nick Mykyntyn, members of Ainsley’s Angels, take off up the hill on East Street during the first leg of the race. Right, Zac Godfrey, Oneonta, crosses the finish line with the best overall time of 17:43. He was followed by John Miller, Oneonta with a time of 18:06. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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54 Oneonta Seniors Awarded ‘Dollars For Scholars’

54 OHS Seniors Win

‘Dollars For Scholars’

Bhanupratap Gaur, recipient of the Dewar Foundation Scholarship, thanks his sponsors during the 25th annual Dollars for Scholars ceremony in the Hunt Union ballroom this afternoon. He cited his grades among his greatest accomplishments, citing his parents for instilling in him the importance of a good education. He will be attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Bhanupratap Gaur, recipient of the Dewar Foundation Scholarship, thanks his sponsors during the 25th annual Dollars for Scholars ceremony in SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union ballroom this afternoon. He cited his grades among his greatest accomplishments, and thanked his parents for instilling in him the importance of a good education. One of 54 recipients of the community scholarship program, he will be attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SEE LIST OF ALL DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS WINNERS
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