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Oneonta News

Shoe Boxes For Seniors Donations Pile Up At Green Earth

Shoe Boxes For Seniors

 Pile Up At Green Earth

Oneonta Middle School volunteers Sarah Lawrence and Ava Nunez put two more packages on the growing pile in the back room of the Green Earth, the drop-off site for the Shoe Boxes for Seniors. Over 177 boxes have been collected with more coming in from OHS students, Oneonta Specialty Services, SUNY students, The Southside Mall, The Working Kitchen, Green Earth and more from throughout the community. Each box will be delivered to a housebound senior in Otsego County during the weekly Meals On Wheels runs starting on Wednesday. Until then, packages can still be dropped off at the Green Earth as late as Monday morning. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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No Injuries As Car Rolls Over Clinton Street Embankment

No Injuries As Car Rolls Over

Clinton Street Embankment

Oneonta Fire Captain Thomas DiMartin stands next to an SUV that went over the embankment behind the Bagnardi Shoe Repair shop at 128 Chestnut St., missing the building by three feet. The accident, which occurred around 9:45 a.m, was caused when the driver attempted to execute a turn on Clinton Street and he lost control, sendng the vehicle over the edge. A tree stump and some power lines were torn up, but neither of the car’s two occupants were injured. At this hour, Oneonta fire department crews are on the scene as they wait for NYSEG to arrive, but traffic has not been disrupted. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

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Trooper Launch Campaign, Be Sober, Or Get Pulled Over

Troopers Launch Campaign:

Be Sober Or Get Pulled Over

Beginning today through New Year’s Day, Troop C and barracks around the state are participating in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, State Police headquarters announced today.

Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and more patrols, using marked and unmarked vehicles.  Also, underage drinking enforcement details will be deployed.

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After Pleading Guilty In Slaying, He Demurs

After Pleading Guilty

In Slaying, He Demurs

Underwood Claims Poor Representation

Joshua Underwood is led into Otsego County Court this morning by Deputy Leigh Prostak. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Appearing in Otsego County Court today, Joshua Underwood, 26, withdrew his guilty plea in the New Year’s Day slaying of Mark Morrison, 52, in a downtown Oneonta apartment.

He appeared before county Judge Brian Burns, who read his statement into the record that claimed inadequate representation from Otsego County Public Defender Bruce Maxson, and asked for a new lawyer.

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 Marion Hanor, 94; Spent 40-Year Career At  Bresee’s

IN MEMORIAM:  Marion Hanor, 94;

Spent 40-Year Career At  Bresee’s

Marion Hanor

ONEONTA – Marion A. Hanor, 94, who spent her career at Bresee’s Department Store, passed away Dec. 11, 2017 at Fox Hospital.

She was born July 19, 1923, in Oneonta, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Yaple) Cole.

Marion graduated from Oneonta High School.  She married Charles John Hanor on Sep. 7, 1940.

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View ‘County Manager v. County Exec’ Presentation, Now Posted On Youtube

View ‘County Manager v. County Exec’

Presentation, Now Posted On YouTube

Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president/regional engagement, talks about how a Suffolk County executive ran on a plank of buying development rights in that quickly suburbanizing community; he won, then implemented the program. He was speaking this morning on the topic, “County Manager v. County Executive,” this morning at Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center. Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, left, moderated the session, which was sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Otsego and Cooperstown chambers of commerce, and the AllOTSEGO newspapers, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.
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County Reps, 100 Attendees Consider County’s Future

County Reps, 100 Attendees

Consider County’s Future

Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president for regional engagement, presents “County Manager v. County Executive” to a full house at Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center this morning. The 45-minute presentation, moderated by Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, outlined the pros and cons of both governmental structures, as well as ideas for how the Otsego County Board of Representatives might begin the process of considering new management models for the county. At right, incoming county Rep. Danny Lapin, D-City of Oneonta, asks what resources might be available to the county board for further study. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Investigation Into SUNY Student Death Leads To Drug Arrest

Investigation Into Student’s

Death Leads To Drug Arrests

ONEONTA – Two people living in the house where Daniel William Michaels died were arrested and charged with drug possession, according to Police Chief Doug Brenner.

Steven A. Fleming, 20, Levittown, and Luke J. Spencer, 20, were both arrested after a search warrant issued during the investigation into Michaels’ death allegedly turned up marijuana and cocaine in the residence at 34 Academy Street, where Michaels, who was not a resident of the address, was found unconscious on Saturday, Dec. 2.

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Ommegang, Springbrook, YMCA Among Winners Of Otsego CFAs

CUOMO GRANTS TOTAL $4M LOCALLY

Ommegang, YMCA Among

Otsego Winners Of CFAs

Otsego County attendees today as Governor Cuomo announced $750 million in economic-development grants statewide included state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, second from right; County Board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, sixth from right, and Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, fifth from left. In all, Otsego County received funding for 15 projects, ranging from $525,000 to Ommegang for the expansion of its hospitality center, to Springbrook for training, and to the Oneonta Family Y for renovations to the first and third floors.  The big winner was the Village of Cooperstown, which received $1 million, the largest grant, for its sewage-plant reconstruction.  In all, the county received $4 million, down from last year’s $7 million, which was a record.
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