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Ribbon Cutting Thursday, Followed by Open House Saturday

“The town has needed a new garage for a long time,” said Town Highway Superintendent Don Smith. “The guys and I can’t wait to get into this new building, where we’ll have adequate space for storing and servicing our trucks and equipment comfortably and, most importantly, safely,” he added.…

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New Lisbon Celebrates Groundbreaking of Town Highway Garage

New Lisbon Celebrates Groundbreaking of Town Highway Garage GARRATTSVILLE To celebrate construction of a new town highway garage, the Town of New Lisbon held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, April 3 on the building site at 809 County Road 16, Garrattsville. Town, county and federal officials and members of the public were among those in attendance. The new garage will be energy efficient and provide nearly 10,000 square feet of space. It replaces the existing garage, which officials describe as…

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Slow EMS Response Has Towns Working Together

ONE IDEA: DIVIDE COUNTY INTO 6 PARTS Slow EMS Response Has Towns Working Together By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com About 20 months ago, Pittsfield Town Supervisor Mike Berthel’s 8-year-old son had a fever. When it spiked to 105.5, the father called 911. He then waited 35 minutes before an ambulance arrived to take his son to the hospital. His son recovered quickly, but Berthel worried about the town Emergency Medical Services’ long response time. What if someone had…

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EDITORIAL: If We Want Solar Energy, Let’s Get Serious About It

Editorial, May 5, 2018 If We Want Solar Energy, Let’s Get Serious About It If we care about solar energy, it’s time to get serious about it, don’cha think? Happily, Otsego 2000 may be doing just that, having taken a leadership role among local environmental groups on this matter. On Feb. 24, its board adopted a resolution that reads, in part: “Climate change, driven in large party by fossil-fuel use, is a significant threat to our region and way of…

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26 Jobs, Services On County Chopping Block

26 Jobs, Services On County Chopping Block By DON MATHISEN • for AllOTSEGO.com COOPERSTOWN – The county Board of Representatives is on track to cut 19 full-time and 7 part-time employees, slash some services and raise property taxes by about $100,000. That’s according to county Treasurer Dan Crowell and county Rep. Don Lindberg, R-Worcester, who chairs the Budget Review Committee. “The committee has identified departments, dollar amounts and in some cases the number of positions to be cut,” said Crowell. “The…

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EDWARD T. “ED” LENTZ COUNTY BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 5 COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE: New Lisbon EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Juris Doctorate PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Retired senior executive at Fortune 100 company (GlaxoSmithKline); retired partner at multinational law firm (Morgan Lewis); currently patent attorney working in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and owner/operator (with my son) of Fox Falls Farm, producers of beef, pork, lamb and other farm products COMMUNITY/POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT: Former youth baseball and basketball coach; former councilman in Town of New…

IDA Names Middleburgh Telephone As ‘Telecom’ In Broadband Initiative

IDA Names Middleburgh Telephone As ‘Telecom’ In Broadband Initiative By JIM KEVLIN • allotsego.com ONEONTA – The IDA board this morning named Middleburgh Telephone as the private entity in a four-part partnership that will seek to implement a $30 million program to provide broadband Internet service throughout Otsego County. “Their credentials, their experience, the breadth of the company is a testimony to the organization,” said IDA President Sandy Mathis. Middleburgh Telephone is part of the Independent Network Operations Consortium, which…

Lentz Will Ask Colleagues To OK Tourism-Impact Aid

Lentz Will Ask Colleagues To OK Tourism-Impact Aid COOPERSTOWN – County Rep. Ed Lentz, D-New Lisbon, said a few moments ago that he intends to make a motion at Wednesday’s county board meeting to distribute $150,000 in tourism-impact aid to municipalities that bear the brunt of Otsego County’s largest industry. “We have significant support,” said Lentz, an attorney and farmer. “Do we have a majority? I’ll tell you on Wednesday.” The communities that generate the largest amount of the $1.4…