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Oneonta Area NAACP Taps Sloth for Award

The Oneonta Area Branch of the NAACP has awarded a second 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Tuition Assistance Award to Anya Sloth. The purpose of this award is to recognize a student who has demonstrated the ideals and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in their schools and communities. The Education Committee selected Sloth because she is an excellent role model for her peers.…

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Anderson Family Holds 100th Reunion Saturday

Descendants of Burrit L. and Mary Amanda Walling Anderson will convene in the Wilber Park Upper Pavilion on Saturday, August 5. It will be the 100th anniversary of the first Anderson reunion in August 1923, which attracted 103 attendees and was featured in the “Oneonta Herald.” Anderson descendants have held the event every year since except 1945 and 2020, and the event has averaged about 50 people per year. The reunion draws relatives from at least 16 states across the…

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Oneonta Area NAACP Cancels 2023 Summer Picnic

The Oneonta Area NAACP has had to cancel its August 12, 2023 summer picnic. The NAACP chapter’s leaders and members will miss seeing friends, family, neighbors, and community members at the picnic this year, according to a press release issued August 1.…

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Dead Man Found at Fox Hospital Was Exeter Kidnapping Victim

The man found dead in a public restroom at AO Fox Hospital on May 31 was the victim of the infamous April kidnapping case in Exeter, the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday, July 20. Michael A. Morton, 32, of West Winfield, entered Fox some time on the evening of May 30. He died of an accidental drug overdose and was found at 10:30 the next morning.…

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Charter Review Committee Meets

The Charter Review Committee of the Oneonta Common Council met on Thursday, July 20 to discuss potential changes to the city’s governing document. Chairman Scott Harrington (R-6th Ward) and members Len Carson (R-5) and Kaytee Lipari Shue (D-4) met with City Attorney David Merzig to discuss a potential amendment that would allow a majority of the Common Council to remove members of boards and commissions.…

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Group Rallies Against Genital Cutting

A group known as the Bloodstained MenTM & Their Friends visited Oneonta on Sunday, July 22 as part of a 13-day New York State protest tour. Based in Davis, California, the group typically travels to more than 60 cities annually, holding protests and educating the public about the rights of all children to keep all parts of their genitals.…

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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.…