Rob O'Brien


Accidents Overnight; Snow Brings Down Trees, Wires

SNOW EMERGENCIES UNTIL NOON SATURDAY 12 Accidents Overnight; Snow Fells Trees, Wires By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to The overnight snowstorm that continues today has caused a dozen accidents and brought down trees and wires across the county, reports Rob O’Brien, Otsego County 911 director. “The roads are in very poor condition,” he said. “And we’re dealing with trees and wires down everywhere due to the weight of the snow.” In Oneonta, city police have begun ticketing cars parked…


Trooper Injured In I-88 Altercation

Trooper Injured In I-88 Altercation SCHENEVUS – At least one state trooper was injured in an altercation that took place near the Schenevus exit on I-88, according to Officer Aga Dembinska, Troop C public relations. However, by late evening Dembinska lacked any further details.…


7 Accidents Reported Overnight, No Injuries

7 Accidents Reported Overnight, But No Injuries From Snowstorm COOPERSTOWN – Drivers stayed off the road last night as a sudden snowstorm hit the county, resulting in only seven minor motor vehicle accidents, reported Rob O’Brien, Otsego County 911 director. “Nothing stands out as out of the ordinary,” he said. “Seems like vehicles off the road due to poor road conditions is all.”…


Some Customers’ Phones Are Dead, Perhaps A Month

MORRIS CENTER OF PROBLEM Some Customers’ Phones Are Dead, Perhaps A Month As Repairs Fail, County 911 Chief Files Complaint Today With PUC By JIM KEVLIN • Special to COOPERSTOWN – County 911 Director Rob O’Brien today filed a complaint with the state Public Service Commission after “large pockets” of Frontier Communications’ landline telephone customers have been without service, some for weeks. Because there is no cell-phone service in parts of the Gilbertsville-Morris-New Lisbon corridor, many customers would be…