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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28

Parade of Legends

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PARADE – 6 p.m. Following awards presentation, Hall of Famers ride trucks down Main Street to special reception at Baseball Hall of Fame. Staging on Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org

ZUMBATHON – 1 – 4 p.m. Zumbathon, vendor fair to benefit Days For Girls, helping girls stay in school. Cost, $10/adult. Greater Plains Elementary School, 60 West End Ave., Oneonta. 607-643-8209 or visit www.facebook.com/Days-for-Girls-Unadilla-NY-Team-136991406948185/

Police Assured A Fun, Safe Hometown 4th

Police Assured A Fun,

Safe Hometown 4th

Facebook Threat Investigated,

Deemed “Not Credible” By FBI

Fireworks, as seen over Neahwa Park this evening, closed out the Hometown 4th of July festivities. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Fireworks over Neahwa Park closed out the Hometown 4th of July festivities. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – With extra patrols on hand and monitoring by the State Police, the Oneonta Police Department helped assure that the Hometown 4th of July was a safe and celebratory time for all.

On Thursday, June 30, Matthias Czako, Georgia, posted on Facebook claiming that Oneonta’s 4th of July event in Neahwa Park would be a target of domestic terrorism.  “We had people calling, messaging us on Facebook asking us if we had seen the post,” said police Lt. Douglas Brenner. “We contacted the FBI and Homeland Security, and they talked with the person who posted it.  He wasn’t making a threat, he thought he was warning us.”

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