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Public Question, Answer Session Held by Mayor

Mayor Drnek and City Administrator Greg Mattice, PE, answered questions for more than two hours. Executive Director of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society and Vice Chair of the Planning Commission Marcela Micucci fielded questions from the audience.…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 05-31-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 Seniors Learn To Paint With Oils SENIOR PAINTING—10-11:30 a.m. Seniors aged 55+ are invited to learn to paint with oils with library curator Judith Jaquith, an accomplished artist who has exhibited several times. Free, space limited, registration required. Materials provided. Worcester-Schenevus Library, 170 Main Street, Worcester. (607) 397-7309 or visit facebook.com/WorcesterSchenevus WARD MEETING—6 p.m. Residents of the First Ward of the City of Oneonta are invited to a meeting hosted by Common Council Member Luke…

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HAMILL: Council Candidate Elaborates on Policy

Letter from Andrew Hamill Council Candidate Elaborates on Policy As a candidate for the Oneonta City Council, I can only hope that I will do well to help serve the people and the city in any capacity possible. If there are any doubts about this, do know that I will keep my personal opinion separate from the task at the job itself. If I am elected to the Council, I want to increase the size of the Commissions from five…

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SUNY Student Running for Common Council

SUNY Student Running for Common Council By TED MEBUSTONEONTASUNY Oneonta political science major and Maryland, New York native Andrew Hamill announced his candidacy for Oneonta Common Council in December, running as a member of his own party, “Unity for Oneonta.” Hamill hopes to bring accountability and pragmatism to the council, vowing to lead with a spirit of compromise. “We need Common Council members who are willing, and dedicated to reason and building a consensus with their constituents,” said Hamill. “As…

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Oneonta-Cooperstown Bus Changes

Oneonta-Cooperstown Bus Changes Oneonta Public Transit this week consolidates four bus runs into two, addressing a driver shortage, overlapping existing routes, and changing ridership data. OPT Director David Hotaling told the Oneonta Common Council in December that existing “East End” and “Cooperstown” routes overlap, and “West End” and “River Street” routes faced dwindling ridership. The Council unanimously approved the plan.…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Oneonta Housing Commission Discussion 01-05-2022

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 Oneonta Housing Commission Discussion HOUSING – 7 p.m. Learn about the assistance available through the New York State Homeowners Assistance Fund, from housing counseling to legal and negotiating assistance. Learn about the program during the City of Oneonta Housing Commission meeting in the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/ COVID-19 TESTING – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Get tested and protect your friends and relatives. Appointments appreciated. Walk-ins accepted.…

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Common Council approves CAB plan and Witzenberg as police chief, discusses county board EMS issue

Common Council approves CAB plan and Witzenberg as police chief, discusses county board EMS issue By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com ONEONTA — The Common Council unanimously passed a motion to approve and adopt the Implementation Plan for Police Reform and Reinvention, which was worked on by the Community Advisory Board and the subsequent council led review committee, Tuesday, Oct.5. Mayor Gary Herzig thanked the CABRC members who worked for six months on creating the plan to implement the…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Celebrate the Autumn 09-30-21

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Celebrate the Autumn HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. Walk around the historic village, learn from the historic interpreters and enjoy the activities fall activities from wagon rides, to corn shelling/grinding, and tinsmithing with the blacksmith, and more. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/event/celebration-of-autumn/…

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Fully vaccinated students at SUNY Oneonta at 88%

Fully vaccinated students at SUNY Oneonta at 88% By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com ONEONTA ⁠— COVID numbers for SUNY Oneonta have steadily improved with more students getting the vaccine. Danielle McMullen, chief of staff at SUNY Oneonta, reported to the Common Council on Tuesday, Sept. 21, that 94% of students had at least one dose of the vaccine while 88% are fully vaccinated. McMullen said SUNY Oneonta was doing “really well, when compared to other SUNY schools,” and…

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Common Council holds public hearing on CABRC report

Common Council holds public hearing on police report By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com ONEONTA — The Common Council held a public hearing for the long anticipated vote on the Community Advisory Board Review Committee report Tuesday, Sept. 21, created in response to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive that police departments create a document of “best practices” by local law enforcement with input from the community. Only two people spoke at the public hearing, both of whom were supportive…

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