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Oneonta Featured In New York Times

Oneonta Featured

In New York Times

Shoppers on Main Street were photographed for the New York Times article on Oneonta’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (Nathaniel Brooks for the New York Times)

ONEONTA – An article highlighting Oneonta’s $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative made the NY Region section of the New York Times yesterday.

Headlined, “For Oneonta’s Aging Downtown, a $10 Million Face-Lift,” Lisa W. Foderaro’s article focuses on Mayor Gary Herzig’s efforts to bring young renters and shoppers back to Oneonta’s downtown by renovating historic buildings, upgrading signage and increasing housing offerings.

“We’re very lucky in that our downtown is beautiful and historic and it’s mostly still intact,” Herzig told the paper. “We are the largest city in a 50- to 60-mile radius. Really what we need are more people to live in our downtown, to be visiting our downtown and to work downtown.”

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Editor’s Note:  This posting of letters on divesting fossil fuels led to today’s column in the New York Times, “Once an Oil Executive, Now a Crusader Against Fossil Fuel Stocks,” by James B. Stewart.  A number of readers have asked for the link, so here it is again.

The Cooperstown Debate

DIVESTING

FOSSIL-FUEL

STOCKS

The lead article in the Oct. 27, 2016, edition of The Freeman's Journal set off a debate on the fossil-fuel divestment between to local heavy-hitters, Lou Allstadt, the village trustee and former Mobil executive vice president, and David Russell, the lawyer, banker and former pension counsel to the New York State Office of the Controller. Interest in the Allstadt-Russell discussion and requests for reprints has prompted this online compilation of the discussion.
Editor’s Note:  The lead article in the Oct. 27, 2016, edition of The Freeman’s Journal set off a debate on the Village of Cooperstown’s decision to divest fossil-fuel investments between two local heavy-hitters, Lou Allstadt, the village trustee and former Mobil executive vice president, and David Russell, the lawyer, banker and former pension counsel to the New York State Office of the Controller. Interest in the Allstadt-Russell discussion and requests for reprints has prompted this online compilation of the discussion.

VILLAGE CASTS OUT

FOSSIL-FUEL STOCKS

News Article

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Base Pension-Fund Decisions

On Unbiased, Impartial Expertise

Op-Ed by DAVID RUSSELL

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2016

Investors, Cooperstown Included,

 Can No Longer Ignore Climate Change

Op-Ed by LOU ALLSTADT

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2016

Expert Opinion, Advice Mixed On

Future Performance Of Fossil-Fuel Stocks

Letter to Editor by DAVID RUSSELL

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2016

Fossil-Fuel Business

Facing Major Change

Letter to Editor by LOU ALLSTADT

The Freeman’s Journal, Nov. 25, 2016

Fracking, Not Casinos, Would Better Benefit

Fracking, Not Casinos, Would Better Benefit

Upstate NY Economy, Columnist Concludes

Joe Nocera
Joe Nocera

By banning fracking and backing casinos, Governor Cuomo got it backwards, New York Times’ columnist Joe Nocera opined in Saturday’s newspaper.

“Anyone who cares about the economic viability of New York State should be troubled by these two decisions,” Nocera wrote.  “It is fracking — despite risks — that has the potential to boost struggling communities, by providing well-paying, middle-class jobs. Casinos, meanwhile, are a road to nowhere. The Cuomo administration got it exactly backward. ”  READ MORE

Novelists Saunders, Spiotta Join 900 Decrying Strong-Arm Amazon Tactics

Novelists Saunders, Spiotta Join 900

Decrying Strong-Arm Amazon Tactics

Alexie
Alexie
Spiotta
Spiotta
Saunders
Saunders

By JIM KEVLIN • allotsego.com

Local writers George Saunders and Dana Spiotta were among 900 authors who took out a two-page ad in today’s New York Times decrying Amazon “directly targetting” authors to extract contract concessions from their publisher, Hachette.

Sherman Alexie, who delivered SUNY Oneonta’s Mills Distinguished Lecture last September after his 2007 novel “Flight” was the college’s first “common read,” also signed the ad.

They join John Grisham, Stephen King, James Patterson and most leading U.S. writers in adding their names to the ad.

SEE FULL TEXT OF TODAY’S ADREAD RELATED TIMES ARTICLE

Saunders, who teaches at Syracuse University, is living in the Oneonta area, although he has been keeping a low profile locally. Last year’s prize-winning short story collection, “Tenth of December,” was published to national raves.

Spiotta was proprietor of The Rose & Kettle restaurant in Cherry Valley while writing “Eat the Document,” which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award. After a year at the American Academy in Rome, she also is teaching at Syracuse.

Katz Plaint In Times: ‘Everyone Makes More Money Off Cooperstown Than The Village’

Katz Plaint In Times: ‘Everyone Makes More

Money Off Cooperstown Than The Village’

Jeff Katz
Jeff Katz

When the New York Times interview Mayor Jeff Katz in conjunction with the Baseball Hall of Fame’s 75th anniversary, he repeated a now-familiar plaint: “Everyone makes more money off Cooperstown than the village of Cooperstown does.”

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