The walkways outside of Huntington Memorial Library were aglow this evening as residents brought their creations to the pumpkin glow. Above, West Oneonta’s Kim Ferstler and Ed Keator, left, pose with their pumpkin creations, while Randy Keator, places his darling clementine jack-o-lantern made from, what else, a clementine orange! At right, Elizabeth Raphelson places a pumpkin along the walkway bearing the logo of her store The Underground Attic. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Above, over 250 people gathered on the lawn of the Huntington Memorial library this afternoon for an Eclipse viewing party. Protective eyeware sold out everywhere, but the crowd shared 30+ pairs provided by the library. In addition Prof. Kevin Shultz and Dr. Lawrence Nienart were on hand with telescopes and projectors so people could view the event on a large scale. Still others opted for the DIY option and came with their own home made pinhole cameras. At right, Hannah Ransford, Delhi, looks through the telescope that was covered with aluminized mylar to safely view the eclipse. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Schools, City Hall Closed As Storm Stella Blankets State
ONEONTA – With schools, the Huntington Library and City Hall closed, Oneonta has effectively taken a snow day for Winter Storm Stella.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for all 62 counties in New York, and locally, Mayor Gary Herzig has asked all residents to avoid any unnecessary travel. “To protect the safety of all, Oneonta residents should stay home on Tuesday unless travel is essential,” he wrote in a release. “The City is prepared to clear our roads; however, conditions may be treacherous. Please stay tuned to local media for the potential of road closings. All persons should also exercise extreme care and err on the side of caution when shoveling or otherwise removing snow.”