Fire Chief Patrick Pidgeon


Early Morning Fire Destroys Nate’s Tire & Auto

Early Morning Blaze Guts Nate’s Auto, Tire By IAN AUSTIN • Special to ONEONTA – The Oneonta Fire Department had to shut down the railroad tracks on Railroad Avenue this morning to battle a blaze that destroyed Nate’s Tire & Auto. According to Robert O’Brien, director, Otsego County 911, the call came in at 3:52 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, the garage was engulfed.…


Leads Poured In, Leading To Arrest Of Oneonta Man, 34

TERRENCE TRUITT IN CUSTODY Leads Poured In, Leading To Arrest Of Oneonta Man, 34 Police, Fire Chiefs Detail What’s Known By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to ONEONTA – Within hours of Saturday morning’s fire that claimed the life of former Oneonta firefighter John D. Heller, the leads began to pour in. “We had more than 70 leads,” said Police Chief Doug Brenner an hour ago at a press conference held jointly with Fire Chief Pat Pidgeon. “And the investigation…

Oneonta Common Council Approve New Fire Truck

Acting On Study, Common Council Votes To Buy $1.1 Million Fire Truck ONEONTA –  On the recommendations of the Center for Public Safety’s 2014 study, Common Council Tuesday evening unanimously agreed to authorize the purchase of a brand new 100 Mid Mount Platform Fire Truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc in Louisiana to replace the failing 1987 ladder truck. “This has been in the works for a long time,” said Council Member Larry Malone.  “We’ve managed to squirrel away $400,000, so we…