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Community action group beautifies Laurens Town Hall
Flowers and an American flag we part of the beautification of  Laurens Town Hall. (Contributed).

Community action group
beautifies Laurens Town Hall

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

A group of volunteers called “Laurens Together” met Sunday, June 27, to beautify Town Hall in Laurens, according to a media release.

With donated flowers from the Mount Vision Garden Center, the volunteers set about laying down flowers at the town hall.

“We want to show people what this group is about, which is caring about our community,” said Peggy Liddle, chair of Laurens Together, in the press release.  “We hope that as we do more projects like this, more people will join us.”

The group also hopes to tidy up Doris I. Schlee Park, along with the parking area.

Delgado Plans ‘Town Hall’ On American Rescue Plan

Delgado Plans ‘Town Hall’

On American Rescue Plan

Congressman
Delgado

Congressman Antonio Delgado, D-19, will hold a virtual town hall focused on the American Rescue Plan at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9.

This week, the House will vote to pass the American Rescue Plan, which includes a provision introduced by Rep. Delgado that delivers $130.2 billion to local governments across the US. Rep. Delgado’s funding formula will bring over $400 million directly to local governments in New York’s 19th Congressional District.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Drive Thru Job Fair 08-13-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Drive Thru Job Fair

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JOB FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Job seekers meet up to 25 local employers without leaving the car. Just follow the signs, keep your mask on, and get flyers/applications for employers in many different sectors that are currently hiring. Parking Lot, Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit members.otsegocc.com/events/details/drive-thru-job-fair-in-damaschke-field-parking-lot-neahwa-park-oneonta-388

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Voices Of The Game To Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Ted Simmons 07-25-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 25

Voices Of The Game To Honor

Hall of Fame Inductee Ted Simmons

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BASEBALL – Noon. Virtual Voices of the Game to honor Hall of Fame 2020 inductee Ted Simmons who played alongside hall of famers Paul Molitor and Robin Yount for the Milwaukee Brewers. Join them as they reminisce about the Brewers team and their journey to the Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Ted-Simmons?date=0 for details.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Film Screening ‘The Pollinators’ With Oneonta Federated Garden Club 06-11-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Oneonta Garden Club

Screens ‘The Pollinators’

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FILM SCREENING – 7 – 9 p.m. Join the Oneonta Federated Garden Club for free virtual screening of ‘The Pollinators,’ a documentary film following migratory beekeepers around the country as they pollinate commercial fields. Learn about the challenges facing the beekeepers and our current food system. Live panel discussion and Q&A to follow. Registration required. www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/

At Roots Town Hall, Delgado Stresses Unity

At Roots Town Hall,

Delgado Stresses Unity

Congressman Antonio Delgado packed the house at a Town Hall at Roots, where he spoke about the “devastating” conditions at the detention centers at the border, concerns about election interference and stressed bipartisanship. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to ALLOTSEGO.com

Delgado shakes hands with County Rep. Danny Lapin, D-Oneonta.

ONEONTA – Unity. Finding common ground. Bipartisanship.

These themes ran through U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado’s packed Town Hall meeting Saturday evening at Roots in downtown Oneonta – his 17th since being elected last November. When he was asked twice if he supported impeaching President Donald Trump, he said no both times.

“I can’t stand up here in this Town Hall and talk to you about how important it is to find common ground and bipartisanship…then say, rush to the first flames we can and stoke the division,” Delgado said.

Delgado’s 17th Town Hall Due Saturday In County

5-7 p.m. At Roots, Oneonta

Delgado’s 17th Town Hall

Due Saturday In County

Congressman Delgado

ONEONTA – U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, has scheduled his 17th Town Hall meeting since taking office in January for 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Roots, the Oneonta microbrewery.

“I am looking forward to talking with folks about the priorities most important to their families and communities,” Delgado said in a press release issued today.  “Town Halls are an essential part of my job to represent every constituent.”

Zakrevsky: I Was Told, Don’t Pipe Any Gas To Cooperstown

HE FEARED FOR BASSETT’S FUTURE

Zakrevsky: I Was Told, Don’t

Pipe Any Gas To Cooperstown

By JIM KEVLIN • The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta

Otego Now President Jody Zakrevsky addresses a “Town Hall” meeting in Cooperstown’s Village Hall Ballroom Monday, April 8. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – When Otsego Now CEO Jody Zakrevsky arrived a year ago, he was told not to bring natural gas to Cooperstown, he said to a Cooperstown audience Monday, April 9, in one of several “Town Hall” meetings he’s convening around the county.

Asked afterward who told him, he said the leadership of Otsego 2000, board President Nicole Dillingham and Executive Director Ellen Pope.  “They advised me there would be strong opposition,” said Zakrevsky.  “At the time, I took their advice.”

Dillingham disagreed, “We had a cordial meeting to discuss our work, and his work.  We never told him what he could do.  That’s absurd.”

Otsego Now is the county’s Industrial Development Agency; Otsego 2000 is the Cooperstown-based environmental group.

There are two options to serving Cooperstown with natural gas, Zakrevsky said in an interview the morning after the “Town Hall” – running a line from Oneonta’s NYSEG system; or the preferred option, running a line down Route 28 from Richfield Springs’ Tennessee line, which has a greater gas supply.

Challenges Aplenty Aired At Otsego Now ‘Town Hall’

Challenges Aplenty Aired

At Otsego Now ‘Town Hall’

Otsego 2000 Executive Director Ellen Pope, at the rear, suggests to her Otsego Now counterpart, Jody Zakrevsky, at right, that part of the answer to the county’s economic-development challenges is quality-of-life improvements to bring more people here. Zakrevsky was at Cooperstown Village Hall this evening hosting the third ‘Town Hall’ to share his organization’s mission and plans with the public. Jobs, housing and energy were among the other issues discussed. Others attending, from left, included Village Trustee James Dean, the Lions Club’s Jim Donley, Otsego Now Board members Dave Rowley and Andrew Marietta, who is also county rep from Cooperstown/Town of Otsego, Village Trustee Cindy Falk, and Cassandra Harrington, director of Destination Marketing of Otsego County.  Zakrevsky’s next appearance in this cycle will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Richfield Springs Community Food Coop, 140 Main St., in a session co-sponsored by the Richfield and Otsego chambers.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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