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2016

Classifieds 01.13.16

Classifieds

01.13.16

This week: Classifieds from Oneonta, Cooperstown, Pierstown, and Fly Creek

HOMES FOR RENT

House for rent. City of Oneonta. Full Kitchen. Living Room. Bedroom. Computer/bed room. Full Bath. Garage with storage space. 1-Month Security. Medium occupancy. $600, electric/heat

Online Poll 01.07.16

Online Poll

01.07.16

Classifieds 01.06.16

Classifieds

01.06.16

This week: Classifieds from Oneonta, Cooperstown, Pierstown, and Fly Creek

HOMES FOR RENT

House for rent. City of Oneonta. Full Kitchen. Living Room. Bedroom. Computer/bed room. Full Bath. Garage with storage space. 1-Month Security. Medium occupancy. $600, electric/heat

Online Poll 01.05.16

Online Poll

01.05.16

City, Some County Candidates To Be Sworn In New Year’s Day

City, Some County Candidates

To Be Sworn In New Year’s Day

The exterior of Foothills' Atrium.
The exterior of Foothills’ Atrium.

ONEONTA – Successful Oneonta area candidates in the Nov. 3 local elections will take their oaths of office at noon New Year’s Day in Foothills’ Atrium.  A reception will follow.

First, state Supreme Court Judge Michael V. Coccoma will swear in City Court Judge Lucy Bernier for another term.

Then Judge Bernier will swear in Mayor Gary Herzig and Common Council members, and any county board representatives who are present.

It appears that most successful town board and county board candidates will be sworn in during the first meeting of their boards in the new year.

26 Layoffs Balance County ’16 Budget

26 Layoffs Balance
County ’16 Budget

7 Parttimers, 19 Fulltimers To Lose Jobs

COOPERSTOWN – The $9.2 million gap in Otsego County’s proposed 2016 budget is closed.
It took the layoffs of 19 full-time and 7 part-time county employees, slashing some services and raising property taxes by about $100,000 total, the maximum allowed under the state property tax cap.

The layoffs, agreed on Friday, Nov. 6, by the county board’s Budget Review Committee and county Treasurer Dan Crowell, followed six weeks of discussion.

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