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New Commissioner’s Goal: Helping Children, Families

New Commissioner’s Goal: Helping Children, Families Eve Bouboulis Leads Biggest County Department By LIBBY CUDMORE • allotsego.com When Eve Bouboulis, then fresh out of college, took a part-time job as a clerk in the county attorney’s office, she never dreamed she’d find her career.  “I didn’t know anyone who had been in foster care or used social services,” she said.  “But when I began doing this, I realized how important it was to help kids and families in our area.”…

SOLAR FARM PLAN PROPOSED TO SAVE COUNTY $100K A YEAR

SOLAR FARM PLAN PROPOSED TO SAVE COUNTY $100K A YEAR By JIM KEVLIN • allotsego.com COOPERSTOWN – The county Board of Representatives this morning heard a presentation on a 10-acre solar farm on Route 11 north of Laurens predicted to save the county $100,000 on its annual utility bill. Daniel Leary of SolarCity, Cranbury, N.J., proposed a “power purchase agreement” on the project at a former gravel pit that, through “remote rural metering,” would allow the county to offset 20 percent…

SCHWERD RESUMES DUTIES AFTER TWO-MONTH ABSENCE

SCHWERD RESUMES DUTIES AFTER TWO-MONTH ABSENCE COOPERSTOWN – County Rep. Betty Anne Schwerd, R-Edmeston, who has been absent from county Board deliberations for at least two months, has returned. Schwerd appeared at the county’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Friday afternoon, and reassumed the chairmanship of that key committee from county Rep. Kay Stuligross, D-Oneonta, who had been appointed by board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, in the interim. The veteran county rep stepped away from her official duties after leaving the employ…

494 County Households Participated In Hazardous Waste Collection Day

494 County Households Participated In Hazardous-Waste Collection Day COOPERSTOWN – Some 494 households took advantage of Otsego County’s 17th annual Hazardous-Waste Collection Day the weekend of Sept. 5-6, the county Planning Department announced today. In all, 362 cars dropped off material from 378 households the Meadows Office Complex in the Town of Middlefield.  The evening before at the Unadilla town garage, 110 cars dropped off material from 116 households. Hazardous wastes commonly found from around the home were collected throughout the…

Car-Insurance Costs At Lower End In Otsego County

Car-Insurance Costs At Lower End In Otsego County In Cooperstown and Oneonta, the average car-insurance bill annually is $1,304, under the state average of $1,516, according to a new report on the Value Penguin web site. The most expensive city for car insurance was New York ($4,093) and the least expensive, Corning ($1,053.) Are you in the process of applying for car insurance? It is no secret that shopping around is the way to go to ensure that you get…

County Appoints Social Services Commissioner

County Appoints Social Services Commissioner COOPERSTOWN – Eve Bouboulis, Cherry Valley, Otsego County’s deputy commissioner of social services, was promoted today to commissioner at the county Board of Representatives’ monthly meeting.  She replaces Joyce Boyd, who retired in the spring. According to the resolution, the position pays $65,000, but only 18 percent of that is covered by local tax dollars, the rest coming from federal (66 percent) and state (16 percent) reimbursements. Her department is the largest in county government.…

Claim Filed Against County In Wrubleski Death

Claim Filed Against County In Wrubleski Death COOPERSTOWN – The estate of MaryAnn Wrubleski of Cooperstown, who passed away suddenly last Dec. 21 at age 53, has brought a claim against Otsego County, saying the 911 dispatch center, on receiving the emergency call, dispatched an ambulance to the wrong address.  Such a claim is a preliminary action that could be resolved if the county agrees to damages.  Otherwise, a lawsuit may follow. VIEW FULL TEXT OF CLAIM AGAINST COUNTY  …

Kuzminski, On Capitol Pressroom, Discusses Populism’s Success Here

Kuzminski, On Capitol Pressroom, Discusses Populism’s Success Here Populism, locally based, is the answer to a world governed by shortage and concentration of power, Adrian Kuzminski, Sustainable Otsego moderator, said today in an interview on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom. As an example, he discussed the locally based undertaking in Otsego County and elsewhere help stem the rush toward fracking in New York State, Kuzminski, Fly Creek, told host Susan Arbetter. NIMBY is good, he said. “In the last generation or two,…