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Cooperstown Food Pantry Offers Shutdown Help

Cooperstown Food Pantry

Offers Help In Shutdown

COOPERSTOWN – With February SNAP benefits being issued early, the Cooperstown Food Pantry is  reminding families that those benefits must last through February.

However, the Cooperstown Food Pantry is open 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 25 Church St., and are open to anyone in need of emergency feeding assistance.

Information, call 547-8902 or visit

Catholic Charities Offers Help To Federal Workers

U.S. Shutdown At Record 23 Days

Catholic Charities Offers

Help To Federal Workers

ONEONTA – The Oneonta office of Catholic Charities, which serves Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties, is joining efforts to assist furloughed federal workers.

Through programs like food pantries, counseling, and information and referrals, Catholic Charities can offer some assistance to workers who may be struggling at this time,  Paul McEvoy Albany diocese spokesman, announced over the weekend.

With U.S. government shutdown in its record 23rd day,  local people affected by the shutdown should call: 607-432-0061

Delgado To Refuse Paycheck Until End Of U.S. Shutdown

Delgado To Refuse Paycheck

Until End Of U.S. Shutdown

Antonio Delgado issues statement from his D.C. office: If workers won’t get federal paychecks, neither will he.

With federal employees in Upstate New York and across the country missing their first paycheck Friday because of the government shutdown, U.S. Antonio Delgado, D-19th, today said he will be asking the House of Representatives chief administrative officer to withhold his pay as long as the shutdown continues.

“As someone who grew up in a working-class family in Schenectady,” said Delgado in a statement issued from his Washington D.C. office. ” I understand what a paycheck means for a family, whether it’s for paying for groceries or filling a prescription, paying the rent—no one should have to put their lives on hold because of our inability here to find common ground and reopen the government.”

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