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Chestnut Street

Simple Integrity Plans Net-Zero Apartments: 2 Stories, 12 Units On Chestnut Street

Simple Integrity Plans

Net-Zero Apartments

2 Stories, 12 Units On Chestnut Street

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www. AllOTSEGO.com

Josh Edmonds, principal in Simple Integrity builders, briefs the Cooperstown Village Board last evening on a net-zero 12-apartment building he is planning at 10 Chestnut St. in the village, next to the Inn at Cooperstown. “The village needs long-term rentals,” he told trustees at their monthly meeting. “And I see a need for more energy.” He was advised to take the plans to the Historical Preservation & Architectural Review Board (H-PARB) and the Planning Board. (Libby Cudmore/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – For Josh Edmonds, the lot at 10 Chestnut St. represents a chance to solve two problems in the village – adding housing and reducing energy consumption.

“The village needs long-term rentals,” he said. “And I see a need for more energy-efficient construction.”

Edmonds, a passive-house consultant through, Simple Integrity, his contracting company, has proposed a two-story, 12-unit building on the lot at 10 Chestnut St, next to the Inn at Cooperstown.

At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, May 28, Edmonds revealed details about the proposed project:  12 two-bedroom units, with the six apartments on the first floor designated as handicap-accessible. There will also be 24 parking spaces.

Three Teens Arrested in Dunkin’ Donuts Fight

Three Teens Arrested

In Dunkin’ Donuts Fight

Sean Gunther

ONEONTA – Three teenagers were arrested after a 16-year-old girl allegedly attacked a Dunkin’ Donuts employee, starting a fight at the store on Chestnut Street, state police report.

State police report they were dispatched Sunday to the doughnut shop on a report the girl, unhappy with an order she had made at the drive-thru, struck the employee and broke items in the store.

When another customer took a picture of the license plate, the girl and a 17-year-old girl also hit the customer, police said.

No Injuries As Car Rolls Over Clinton Street Embankment

No Injuries As Car Rolls Over

Clinton Street Embankment

Oneonta Fire Captain Thomas DiMartin stands next to an SUV that went over the embankment behind the Bagnardi Shoe Repair shop at 128 Chestnut St., missing the building by three feet. The accident, which occurred around 9:45 a.m, was caused when the driver attempted to execute a turn on Clinton Street and he lost control, sendng the vehicle over the edge. A tree stump and some power lines were torn up, but neither of the car’s two occupants were injured. At this hour, Oneonta fire department crews are on the scene as they wait for NYSEG to arrive, but traffic has not been disrupted. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

Expanded Stewarts Offers New Services

Expanded Stewarts

Offers New Services

After opening the new 500 square foot addition to the existing Stewart’s Shop on Chestnut street in Cooperstown last week, customers can find a wide variety of new foods that were not previously available at the convenient store. Made to order subs and wraps, as well as hot soups are just some of the new foods made available with the new addition. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
Police Chase Leads To Crash, DWI Arrest

Police Chase Leads

To Crash, DWI Arrest

ONEONTA – An unlicensed 21 year old driving the wrong way down Water and Chestnut Streets lead to a brief chase and arrest on multiple charges, including Aggravated DWI and Reckless Driving.

On Saturday Dec. 12 at about 1:10 a.m., the city of Oneonta Police Department officers Sgt Collison and Ptl Harvey observed a vehicle, driven by John C. Buffa II, 21, Plymouth, that left the parking garage and traveled the wrong way down Water Street.  In the process, he hit two vehicles and almost hit numerous pedestrians who jumped out of his way.

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