ONEONTA – Christened “Sixth Ward Neighbors United,” River Street residents and businesspeople met for more than two hours with city, county and state elected officials at the Sixth Ward Athletic Club Thursday evening to discuss strategies to oppose RSS’s housing development in their neighborhood.
“There are multiple bad reasons for RSS’s project,” said Fran Colone, a vocal critic of the housing development proposal since last October. “So, we’re turning up the heat and upping our activities.”
“It is bad for Oneonta’s economy, it’s bad in terms of energy services – Oneonta is already energy-strapped; it’s going to increase demand for services here. Oneonta’s fire department is already understaffed,” Colone said.
In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on the six “dynamic” Democrats who are interested in challenging U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, next year. They appeared Sunday at Oneonta’s Sixth Ward Athletic Club.
More than 80 local Democrats filled the meeting room at Oneonta’s Sixth Ward Athletic Club this afternoon to hear what so far is a field of six candidates seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, in the November 2018 election. They are, from left in photo at right (click image for full sized): Brian Flynn, a business executive and entrepreneur from Greene County; Jeff Beal, a former diplomat, now a teacher at Woodstock; Antonio Delgado, a former Rhodes Scholar and lawyer from Rhinebeck; Sue Sullivan, a Cooperstown Central graduate and hospital executive (now a consultant); Gareth Rhodes, a Kingston lawyer and former staffer for Governor Cuomo, and Steven Brisee, Wallkill, who is translating code in a high-tech company. A range of topics was addressed as each gave nine-minute presentations, foremost Faso’s vote last week in favor of the American Health Care Act. The forum was organized by Cooperstown’s Richard Sternberg, who is leading the Otsego County Democratic Committee’s candidate recruitment effort. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)