ONEONTA – Martha is here, and she’s going to make Otsego County cleaner.
Named for “avid recycler” Martha Clarvoe, an active committee member with OCCA, Martha is the new polystyrene recycler, just installed at ARC Otsego’s ReUse Center.
“It takes 30 pounds of Styrofoam and condenses that into a four-foot cube,” Bill Hardy, the ReUse Center’s Manager, said. “That means, all that Styrofoam will not be in landfills.”
The foam recycling machine crushes non-biodegradable polystyrene – commonly known as Styrofoam – and then repacks it into dense blocks, which can then be used to make picture frames, architectural molding, cement mixtures, and more.
ONEONTA – After 32 years with the Oneonta Fire Department, firefighter Jim Delello’s served his final tour of duty as a Critical Care Technician with the Oneonta Fire Department.
“You see people at their best and their worst,” he said. “It is gratifying to see the effect you have on people’s lives, and it’s good when you can see a positive outcome after a call.”
He began working with the department on Sept. 4, 1985, then came on as a full-time firefighter the following year. He was Union President for sixteen years, served on Mayor Dick Miller’s task force for the department and takes the roll of Crew Leader when the Captains are off.
But he chose to remain as a Critical Care Technician because he liked it so much. Whether he was out collecting money for Fill The Boot, or doing free blood pressure clinics for the community, he has enjoyed serving his community.
ONEONTA – Mark Davies, Ward 2, and Kaytee Lipar Shue, Ward 4, will both appear on the Democratic ballot line for Oneonta Common Council this November after hammering opponents Seth Clark and Jerid Goss in today’s primary.
Both were endorsed by the city Democratic Committee.
Without write-ins counted, Davies received 95 votes to Clark’s five, and Shue got 49 votes to Goss’ 11. However, both Clark and Goss will run on the Republican and Independence lines in November.
AUTHOR SERIES – 1 p.m. Wayne Coffey discusses his new book, “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: The ’69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History” in the Bullpen Theatre. Baseball Hall of Fame, 25 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.baseballhall.org/, 607-547-7200.
ALBANY – Governor Cuomo has signed legislation to stabilize Schenevus Central School’s finances by allowing it to borrow against future state aid, as much as $500,000 in the upcoming school year, and to put together a long-term financial plan for the district.
State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and Assemblyman Brian Miller, the Republican who represents Schenevus, today announce the bill they sponsored has become law. It also establishes a long-term plan to stabilize the school district’s finances.
ONEONTA – Of the Class of 2019 nursing students who graduated last month from Hartwick College, 80 percent of those employed upon graduation were hired by the site at which they completed their practicum.
In other words, if a Hartwick nursing student trained at a facility, they were more often hired there after graduation than elsewhere, the college said in a press release issued yesterday.
Newly minted Hartwick nurses were hired at facilities including:
Sherrie Kingsley, above, proprietor of The Inn at Cooperstown with her husband, Marc (seated to her right), reads a three-page letter to the Village Board this evening raising concerns about impacts of The Grove, a 12-unit apartment complex developer Josh Edmonds is proposing at 10 Chestnut St., next to single-family homes on lower Chestnut and Pine Boulevard. Several neighbors seconded Kingsley’s concerns. Others, including Bill Rigby, inset at right, opposed a PDD (a planned development district) that would allow expanded parking at New York Pizzeria, across Elm Street from his house. On a third matter, Eric Olson, inset left, said loud music and noise emanating from the Pratt Hotel, a tavern across from his Pioneer Street home and business, is awakening him as late at 3 a.m. as much as three times a week; he calls police, to no avail. Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch reassured the crowd that The Grove must go through several steps and public input before a decision is made. Olson said he was looking for help from a 2001 noise ordinance; Tillapaugh advised him that a new law setting noise levels at an 80-decibel maximum may help him, but that devices to read noise levels has not yet arrived at Village Hall. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
ONEONTA – Tonight’s screening of “American Ninja Warrior” at the Foothills Performing Center, with Oneonta’s own Anthony Eardley, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Foothills.
NBC canceled tonight’s “Warriors” episode to air the Stanley Cup finals.
The July 1 ANW episode, which will be shown on a big screen at the Foothills, will spotlight Anthony doing the obstacle course. Viewers will get to see where Anthony lands next – if he makes it to the next qualifying level.
COOPERSTOWN – A proposed revision to the Zoning Law that will allow two-family and apartment houses throughout the Village of Cooperstown will be presented to trustees for the first time tonight.
Also under discussion at the meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m at Village Hall, 22 Main St., will be a parking plan for New York Pizzeria at Elm and Main, and Josh Edmonds’ 12-apartment house, The Grove, proposed for 10 Chestnut St.
ONEONTA – Four candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination to two seats on Common Council in tomorrow’s primary election. Polls will be open noon-9 p.m. at Foothills. Click below for questionnaires provided by the four candidates:
COOPERSTOWN – Saidy Toufic Maalouf, a native of Lebanon currently residing in Cooperstown with her daughter and family, passed into eternal life Thursday evening, June 20, 2019, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by family. She was 72.
Born Aug. 15, 1946, in Hadath, Balbeck, Lebanon, she was a daughter of Toufic and Farida Maalouf.
On May 6, 1971, she married Gebrail “Gaby” Abou Zeidan in Ablah, Lebanon.