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City Clerk Powell Retires, Assistant Will Succeed Her

City Clerk Powell Retires, Assistant Will Succeed Her By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to Except for Council member Scott Harrington recusing himself, Tuesday ’s vote for Kerriann Harrington to succeed City Clerk Nancy Powell was smooth. Kerriann is Scott’s wife. “As an older person, I knew I wouldn’t be here for 20 years,” said Powell. “My goal was to build a team to make that transition seamless, and we were able to accomplish that.” Among those who joined her…


Zakrevsky’s First ‘Town Halls’ Planned Tomorrow, Thursday

Zakrevsky’s First ‘Town Halls’ Planned Tomorrow, Thursday ONEONTA – Jody Zakrevsky, Otsego Now CEO, has scheduled the first two “Town Hall” meetings he is planning around the county to discuss economic-development initiatives and get feedback. • 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday (tomorrow) at Hartwick College’s Shineman Chapel. • 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Oneonta Town Hall, Route 23, West Oneonta.…


Town Break-Away Fire Department Adds Up To Dangers, But No Savings

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Break-Away Fire Department Equals Dangers, No Savings To the Editor: If you live in the Town of Oneonta and are concerned about losing your ’round-the-clock professional fire protection, please attend the public hearing at 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday, March 14, at Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St. The majority of town residents (unless you live west of Route 205) have for decades been protected by the professional firefighters of the Oneonta City Fire Department. A comprehensive…

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