The Hawkeyes boys (71-20) and girls (61-40) varsity basketball teams won the first round of the Sectionals this evening in home games at Bursey Gym. In top photo, Cooperstown’s Jack Lambert dribbles past Thousand Island defender Kyle Byers; Hawkeye teammate Calvin Sandler watches. At right, Coopertown’s Emilie Perez takes the ball to the basket against Mount Markham defenders Alexandria Congeleri and McKenzie Johnson. Perez scored 15 points and teammate Kate Trosset 21 as the Lady Hawkeyes improved to 16-5 on the year. (Cheryl Clough/AllOTSEGO.com)
UNADILLA – Douglas R. Moore, 91, a World War II veteran who worked at Amphenol, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at his home.
He was lovingly cared for by His wife, his four daughters, and his sister, Jeannie and her husband, Bobby.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
PLAY READINGS – 3 – 5:30 p.m. NEXT! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights. Plays to be announced January. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
ONEONTA – An Otego man was arrested Wednesday for leaving the scene of a crash in Oneonta, then crashing three more times before running his truck into a tree on Route 8, Otego, sheriff’s deputies report.
Deputies identified the suspect in the Wednesday incidents as Robert H. Braun, 53, Otego.
But SWECC Committee, 4-1, Forwards
Compromise Document To Full Board
By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – Saying the language “was softened,” County board Vice Chair Gary Koutnik, D-Oneonta, today voted against sending a “Climate Smart Community Pledge” resolution, as revised, to the full board for action March 6.
However, his colleagues on the Solid Waste & Environmental Concerns Committee nonetheless agreed to forward the adjusted resolution, 4-1, for the full board’s consideration.
“The language did reduce the sense of Climate Change being a crisis,” Koutnik said. “My vote was largely a symbolic one, so it would be in the public record for future generations to see.”
Cork Popped Yesterday On 113-Year-Old Artifact
The project is a collaboration of Serious Brewing and SUNY Cobleskill. If yeast can be extracted from the original beer in the college’s labs, Serious Brewing owner and head brewer Bill Felter intends to develop a new brew using the old yeast.
By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – A $10,000 Opportunities for Otsego proposal to determine the need for low- and moderate-income housing in the city and how to fill it met skepticism from a Common Council committee last night.
Still, the Community Development Committee forwarded the proposal for discussion by the full Common Council, which next meets at 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday.
OFO Housing Director Audrey Benkenstein said her organization is seeking $5,000 from the city to match the $5,000 OFO would provide. The idea is to underwrite “a process done by a facilitator” who would examine housing information and analysis done an Otsego County housing study just on Oneonta.
HARTWICK SEMINARY – Top Friendly Markets announced today it will be expanding its same-day-delivery Instacart service to its Cooperstown Commons’ store, beginning Feb. 28.
This expansion to 10 new supermarkets brings the overall number of Tops stores with the Instacart program to 129, making it available fo 90 percent of Tops customers.
Tops initiated same-day home-delivery service in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in November 2017.
WASHINGTON – In addition to his Monday Town Hall meeting in Cooperstown, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, R-19th, will officially open his Otsego County office during a week-long “in-district work period,” his office announced today.
In all, he will conduct six “Town Halls” and focus on agricultural priorities in the 19th.
The new congressman will be in Oneonta 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at an open house in the new office on the fifth floor of 189 Main St. The public is welcome.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Gregory L. Hext, 74, a Vietnam veteran who worked for Remington Arms, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.
Greg was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Herkimer, a son to the late Gerald and Florence Price Hext. He was raised in educated in Richfield Springs.
After high school, he served in the Navy during Vietnam.
OPPOSITION BLOCKS 25,000 JOBS
ONEONTA – Otsego County’s delegation in the state Legislature today expressed regret on news that Amazon has backed away from locating its second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.
“This is a lost opportunity for New York State,” said state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford. “It is extremely unfortunate that a hostile political environment has resulted in the loss of 25,000 good paying jobs. While I have been critical of the lack of transparency involved in the Amazon deal, I was ultimately supportive of the economic opportunities that were on our horizon.”
OTEGO – Kim Joy Hughes Wiltsie, 62, lost her battle with pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, on Feb.13, 2019.
She was born in Ilion, to William and Ellinor Hughes.
Kim was a 1975 graduate of Gilbertsville Central School and class valedictorian.
She loved to read, travel and be with her family.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
THEATER – 8 p.m. The Hartwick College Theatre Arts Department performs Owen Sheers’ “Pink Mist.” $5 students, $10 general admission. The Lab Theatre, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College. Info, (607) 431-4227.