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Hampton Inn

Public Hearing Set On New Hartwick Hotel

Fire Fighting, Septic,

Access Issues For Hotel

Public Hearing On Hampton Inn Set Jan. 8
Hartwick town Planning Board co-chairs Greg Horth, right, and Alex Jones, discuss the evening’s agenda as Tuesday’s meeting was about to begin.  At left is Jenna Utter, the board’s clerk.  (Patrick Wager/

By PATRICK WAGER • Special to

Parent company Hilton released this latest prototype for new Hampton Inn & Suites in May.

HARTWICK – Fire protection, entrances onto Route 28 and septic issues were up for discussion when plans for a Hampton Inn & Suites in Hartwick Seminary came before the town Planning Board Tuesday.

A public hearing has been set on the project for 7 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 8, the planning board’s next meeting.

Skyline Hospitality, which is affiliated with Erfan Khan’s Rainbow Group, owner of the Holiday Inn Express here and hotels in Oneonta, is planning a four-story hotel on Route 28, in the trailer park just south of Dollar General.

Role of Media talk

Big Names in Regional Media

Gather For Forum in Oneonta

Big names in the regions' media outlets gathered at the Oneonta Hampton Inn on Wed. afternoon for an forum on the role of the media in influencing economic development. Panelists included,  Elizabeth Hovarth, Ken Eysaman, Mitchell Lynch, Jeff Smetana and Jim Kevlin. The proceedings were moderated by Neil Cunningham.
Big names in the region’s media and people who deal with them discussed “The Role of the Media in Influencing Economic Growth” Wednesday afternoon at a panel discussion sponsored by GO-EDC, Albert Colone and Bill Shue’s economic-development promotion group, at Oneonta’s Hampton Inn.  Front to back are County IDA COO Elizabeth Horvath; Ken Eysaman, editor of the NNY Business Magazine, Watertown; Daily Star publisher Mitchell Lynch (partially hidden); Dick Snyder, publisher of the Evening Sun, Norwich, and the Pennysavers; Jeff Smetana, developer of Hillside Commons, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman’s Journal and; Colone, and Dennis Finn, chairman of the city Airport Commission.   Retired SUNY Oneonta communications professor Neil Cunningham moderated.  (Point of information:  As a lad, Eysaman lived in Franklin while his father was superintendent there.  Bill Shue planned to treat Eysaman and his mother, Gretchen, who hadn’t experienced it for 40 years, to Brooks BBQ that evening.)  (Ian Austin/


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