ONEONTA – The Oneonta Elks Club has agreed to make good on $170,000 from a bequest for charitable purposes that was used instead for repairs to the lodge at 84-86 Chestnut St., the state Attorney General’s Office has announced.
As part of the settlement, the Elks agreed to repay $169,162 – $80,000 in a lump payment, and monthly payments after that until all the money is returned.
ONEONTA – (Nick) Barberio, 93, who taught in SUNY Oneonta’s Education Department for 30 years, passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2018 at the Fox Nursing Home.
Nick was born on May 15, 1925 in Mohawk, the son of Carlo (“Charlie”) and Maria Barberio. As the first-generation son of an Italian immigrant family, Nick’s life was the embodiment of the American dream.
In 1943, he joined the Navy and saw combat aboard the U.S.S. Vincennes in the liberation of the Philippines, among other significant actions during WWII.
Oneonta Vets Club Commander Len Carson, at right in top photo, and Adjutant Gary Ballard lower the flag at the end of last evening’s Flag Day commemoration at the Oneonta Elks Club. At left, Fire Chief Pat Pigeon delivers remarks to the gathering on the lawn in front of the Chestnut Street facility. Flag Day was created by the Benevolent Protect Order of Elks in 1907, and lodges nationally organize commemorations annually on July 14. (Linda Herring photo for www.AllOTSEGO.com)