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Drnek: Muller Plaza Plans Outlined in Video

Letter from Oneonta Mayor Mark Drnek Muller Plaza Plans Outlined in Video A vibrant downtown that attracts locals and visitors is our shared hope for Oneonta’s near and long-term future. To spur that along, we’ve made Muller Plaza our focus this summer. I’m happy to report that, despite rainouts and closures due to smoky skies, we are seeing an organic growth in use of the space. With an increasing interest from service organizations, businesses and entertainers, it’s likely that we’ll…

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Wellness Committee Meets

The Community Well-ness Committee of the Oneonta Common Council met on Monday, July 17. Chaired by Council Member Mark Davies, the meeting included members Luke Murphy and Kaytee Lipari Shue and City Health Officer Dr. Diane Georgeson.…

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Vêsucrê: Celebrating Success with Grant, Expo

Vêsucrê, an Oneonta-based purveyor of plant-based desserts founded by Sarah Hartmann, has been awarded a $35,000.00 microenterprise grant by the City of Oneonta and recently received “Best Confectionary Product” recognition at the Empire State Entrepreneur Expo.…

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Let the Games Begin!

Oneonta Mayor Mark Drnek, former mayor Kim Muller and Otsego County Chamber of Commerce President Sean Lewis (above) recently took part in a ribbon cutting marking the official opening of the recently reimagined Muller Plaza. Named in honor of former mayor Muller, the plaza will host various activities throughout the summer.…

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Student Intern Contributing to Business Vitality

Victoria Spina, a rising senior from Hartwick College, has joined the Innovation and Acceleration Center at Otsego Now as its marketing intern this summer. The center, which opened in February, helps small businesses and entrepreneurs launch their ideas and businesses in Otsego County.…

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SW Barn Project Moving Forward

At its meeting on Thursday, June 29, the City of Oneonta’s Common Council Finance and Human Resources Committee expressed support for the proposed Swart-Wilcox Barn Project.…

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Special Counsel in Trump Case is SUNY O Grad

Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith, selected in November to prosecute the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump, graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1991. Smith grew up in Clay, outside of Syracuse, and earned his Doctor of Law degree at Harvard Law.…

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In Memoriam: Evelyn M. Benjamin

NORTHPORT—Evelyn M. Benjamin of Northport passed away on June 19, 2023 at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York. She was born on May 14, 1927 in Oneonta, the daughter of Myron M. Wiest and Elsie V. (Grant) Wiest.…