Motel 88


Board Expands Emergency Housing

The Otsego County Board of Representatives authorized the Department of Social Services to contract for 10 additional rooms for emergency housing at Motel 88 in Oneonta at its meeting on Wednesday, August 2. The $621,000.00, 18-month contract doubles the number of rooms at Motel 88 and brings DSS to a total of more than 60 rented rooms at local hotels. The county DSS is required by New York State to provide emergency housing to eligible families.…


Police, advocates, hotels partner for emergency housing

Police, advocates, hotels partner for emergency housing Motel 88 in Oneonta does not have a happy history. Formerly known as the Oasis Motor Inn, the lodging saw drug busts and suicides, and carried a local reputation for a generally seedy atmosphere. To add to its unhappiness, a fire broke out last week, and it remains under investigation. But according to the Oneonta Police Department, the criminal element at Motel 88, and other motels like it, is related to the temporary…


Fire at Oneonta Motel

Fire at Oneonta Motel About an hour ago there was a fire at Motel 88 on Chestnut St., Oneonta. Fire crews are still on the scene. Check back for more details. (Photo by Joe Harmer)…


Heroin, Crack Seized at Motel 88

Heroin, Crack Seized In Raid At Motel 88 ONEONTA – More than 71 bags of heroin and crack cocaine were seized during a raid at the Motel 88 on Chestnut Street in Oneonta. Jason R. Chase, 33, Cortland, was arrested following a no knock search warrant in room 241 at Motel 88. Oneonta Police allegedly recovered 60 glassine bags of heroin and 11 bags of crack cocaine, with a total street value of $1,750. No weapons were located. During the course…