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Zakrevsky, Nick’s Diner Owner Named To Delgado Committee

Nick’s Diner Owner, Heegan, Zakrevsky To Advise Delgado The Goal:  To Help Small Businesses Prosper KINGSTON –  Nick’s Diner proprietor Rodney Thorsland, Oneonta, as well as Jody Zakrevsky, Otsego Now CEO, and Otsego Chamber President Barbara Ann Heegan will represent the county on Congressman Antonio Delgado’s 19th District Small Business Advisory Committee, it was announced today. All 11 counties in the district are represented. “The district is home to more than 27,000 small businesses and self-employed owners, and I am…


River Street House Where Fictional Det. ‘Philo Vance’ Was Born Is Endangered

River Street House Where Fictional Det. ‘Philo Vance’ Was Created Is Endangered Salvation Army Plans To Raze It, But GOHS May Object To Plans By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to ONEONTA – Hidden behind a row of overgrown trees on River Street is a literary legacy. As S.S. Van Dine, Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), wrote 12 novels starring dandy detective Philo Vance – and Bob Brzozowski, Greater Oneonta Historical Society executive director, believes that they were written here. “We…


City Takes Hotel Owners To Court

ONEONTA HOTEL CASE IN COURT Lawyer: City Hall Won’t Take Blame For Deaths By PARKER FISH • Special to COOPERSTOWN – In the first court hearing in City Hall efforts to evict tenants from the deteriorating former Oneonta Hotel building, City Attorney David Merzig made the city’s opinion very clear. “We’re at the end of our ropes,” Merzig said today in state Supreme Court here. “We are not going to be held responsible if there is a fire in…