RSCS Teacher Saved From Heavy Hand
ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today announced passage of state Senate Law 6420, assisting a retired Otsego County teacher who the New York State Teachers Retirement System was forcing to repay nearly $64,000 due to an NYSTRS’ computation error.
The law requires the retirement system to “shoulder the responsibility” for its error, Seward said. Companion legislation introduced by state Rep. John Salka, R-121st, passed the Assembly. The law must now be signed by the governor.
Valedictorian Isabella Hudziak, above, addresses her fellow Class of 2020 graduates this evening at the Richfield Springs Central School 2020 Com- mencement. A scholar, Isabella is also class vice president, a Clark Scholarship winner and a cheerleader. Inset at right is Salutatorian Jayce Horender, who plans to study education this fall at SUNY Oswego. At left, Haley Sheldrick’s sisters – from left, Emma, Stephanie and Kelly – cheer on their graduate. Stephanie hold Lila Havens, 18 months. With their graduation delayed from Saturday due to heavy rainfall, the grads received a reprieve this evening, although storm clouds threatened from the east. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 p.m. Presenting ‘2020: Science, Policy, & Capital Converge on Climate Change – What Will Happen?’ talk with Paula DiPerna. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
FUNDRAISER – Noon – 4 p.m. Stop by for Chili bowl cook-off. Featuring delicious chili, hand-decorated bowls. Help support our local artists. Wilber Mansion, Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Support Tracy Abrams to provide wigs to local community members who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. Enjoy Quarter Auction, food, drink, preview items. Partnered with 501c organization Wigs & Wishes. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-287-4294 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaVetsClub
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
FUNDRAISER – Noon – 4 p.m. Stop by for Chili bowl cook-off. Featuring delicious chili, hand-decorated bowls. Help support our local artists. Wilber Mansion, Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/events/chili-bowl/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
MARKETPLACE – 1 – 3 p.m. Support our youngest entrepreneurs as they demonstrate their skills, sell their products at Trep$ Marketplace. Richfield Springs Central School, 93 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0610.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB.4
COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER – Noon-4 p.m. The Chili Bowl cook off returns with hand-painted bowls, delicious entries by area cooks. Cost, $25/bowl. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/
SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 – 4:15 p.m. Author Dana Spiotta, award winning author of “Innocents and Others,” “Stone Arabia,” more, speaks at the Sunday Afternoon Program. Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/