BFS Releases Additional Testing Updates

SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station team completed another round of water quality testing at Otsego Lake shoreline sites on Tuesday, September 12. Colonies of the cyanobacteria Microcystis were present in moderate to high abundance; microcystin toxins were present, but remained low in most locations.…


Zoellner String Quartet Project Focus of Hyde Hall Event

A unique presentation consisting of a concert and lecture will be presented at Hyde Hall on Sunday, September 10 at 7 p.m. The event, titled “Zoellner String Quartet Project with Lady Alexandra Foley Performed by Musicians of Ma’alwyck,” will resurrect pieces by composers who were well established early last century, but are now relatively obscure.…


Foundation Announces $100,000 in Awards

The Community Foundation of Otsego County has announced the commitment of 19 awards totaling more than $100,000.00 to Otsego nonprofits. Mirroring CFOC’s strategic plan, the awards cycle was divided into three categories: Immediate Needs, Strengthening Nonprofits and Strengthening Community. The response to the call for applications was heartening, with nearly 50 organizations applying for funds and requesting just under $430,000.00.…


BFS Completes July Water Sampling

The SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station collected open water samples and water quality data from Otsego Lake on Wednesday, July 12. Colonies of microcystis, the genus of cyanobacteria responsible for the recent spate of harmful algae blooms in Upstate New York water bodies, were visible in surface waters. No cyanoHAB conditions have been documented to date.…


Special Effects Artist Builds Stuff of Nightmares in E. Springfield Garage

True fans of the horror genre will be familiar with Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman, and Rocko Zevenbergen, collectively known for such delightfully disturbing B movie cult classics as “The Toxic Avenger,” “Class of Nuke ‘Em High” and the more recent “I Need You Dead!” Here in Otsego County, a local man is leading a team of experts as they develop special effects for Zevenbergen’s latest movie in an East Springfield garage.…

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