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Administrator Named At Fox Nursing Home

Emhof Leaves Cooperstown Center

Administrator Named

At Fox Nursing Home

Jeff Emhof

ONEONTA – Jeff Emhof, a veteran nursing home administrator at Focus Otsego and the Cooperstown Center, as well as Chase Memorial in New Berlin,  is the new administrator at Fox Nursing Home, it was announced today.

A licensed nursing home administrator in New York State for more than 11 years, comes to Fox from the Cooperstown Center, where the facility received state recognition for improvements over the past two years, the press release said.

We NYers ♥ Each Other

We NYers ♥ Each Other

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig hands out bumper stickers he picked up at Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech today in Albany to his Common Council colleagues this evening. They read, “I ♥ New York; New York ♥ You.” Next to the mayor is City Manager George Korthauer. (Ian Austin/
First Flurries Fly At Tailgate 5k

First Flurries Fly

At Tailgate 5k

Runners of the annual Tailgate 5K had a wintery start this morning with wind and flurries filling the air of the 6th ward in Oneonta. Above:  Bryan Squires and 6th Ward Athletic Club President Bob Thomas release the tape as Tom Slicer, Oneonta, crosses the finish line after coming in 1st  with a time of 16:49. At right, Oneonta running partners Jacqueline Scanlon, left and Lydia Dillon, run through the snow on the race course near Riverside School. The two were the first two women to cross the finish line; Jacqueline took 1st with 21:39, followed closely by Lydia with a time of 21:41. (Ian Austin/


Rosa Grigoli, 87; Matriarch Of Sal’s Pizza Family

IN MEMORIAM: Rosa Grigoli, 87;

Matriarch Of Sal’s Pizza Family

Rosa Grigoli

ONEONTA – Rosa Grigoli, 87, who helped her sons operate Sal’s Pizza parlors in Oneonta and Cooperstown, passed away in the comfort of her Ford Avenue home on March 23, 2018.

She suffered for several years with dementia and relied on the strength of her Catholic faith to carry her through.

She was born in Carini, Sicily, on Oct. 3, 1930, to John and Rosa Picone. She was an immigrant from Sicily, landing on Ellis Island on Dec. 6, 1956, with her family in tow. She helped to run the family pizzeria business in Brooklyn until they moved to Stamford to run and operate a dairy farm.

Heller’s ‘Suffragettes’ Take Point At CANO Opening

Heller’s ‘Suffragettes’ Takes

Point At CANO Opening

Cary Brunswick and wife Susan, Oneonta, admire the portraits of famous suffragettes created by Susan Heller, Cooperstown, for her new show “NYS Suffragettes – Centennial Anniversary that opened at CANO this evening. Each portrait was reproduced as a lithograph by Tim Sheesley of Corridor Press in Otego. (Ian Austin/
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