DELHI – For the students in Gary Beckett’s Construction Management classes at SUNY Delhi, this year’s project is a chance to help change the lives of people in desperate situations. “Usually we just build sheds for people in the community,” he said. “These will help people get on their feet.”
Beckett’s classes – along with students in the electrical, carpentry and plumbing trades – are building “tiny houses” to help combat Otsego County homeless.
“The county spends a million dollars a year housing the homeless,” said Senior Planner Eric Scrivener in the Otsego County Planning Department. “We’re sending them to motels for $65 a night, where they have no supervision and no case management.”
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Community Band celebrates 157 years performing patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes, dixieland, more. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visit richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/
SOLAR PRESENTATION – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about Community Solar with Southern Tier Solar Works. Bushel, 84 Main St., Delhi. Call 607-873-9220 or visit www.facebook.com/STSWNY/
Constituents from the area – including Otsego County, above, gather outside the U.S. Rep. John Faso’s office in Delhi this afternoon to encourage the freshman congressman not to vote to defund the Affordable Care Act. This is the second rally outside the State Sen. Charles D. Cook County Office Building. Protesters also were asking Faso to schedule a Town Hall meeting. At right are Oneonta’s Sue Murphy, Peggy Pendrak, Deb Dalton, and Rebeca Byam on Delhi’s Main Street. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)