LAURENS – $2.2 million in upgrades to Gilbert Lake State Park’s sewerage will begin Monday, New York State Parks announced today.
The project, funded in part by the NY Works program, with additional funding from Federal Land &d Water Conservation Fund dollars, will provide much improved sanitary facilities for the 200,000 patrons who visit the park annually.
To limit disruption to patrons, work on the project will take place in phases throughout peak season, with overall completion expected around Dec. 8.
I am proud to endorse Dean Buccheri for Laurens Town Supervisor. Dean has lived, worked and volunteered in Laurens for 29 years. He brings excellent credentials though his education, work experience, volunteering and community participation.
Dean has a BS degree in Business Economics from SUNY Oneonta and has operated a small business in the Town of Laurens for 25 years. Dean is a past member of the Laurens Volunteer Fire Department and was Chief of the department for 5 years, where he was also a volunteer EMT. Currently Dean is a member of Laurens Together, a non-partisan organization dedicated to improving Laurens, fostering transparency in government, encouraging cooperation, and communicating with the citizens.
Dean will enter office ready to lead. He has attended all but one town board meeting this year, and has been in communication with the Mayor of the Village of Laurens, the Laurens Town Highway Supervisor and other local municipalities in an effort to develop a positive working relationship between the Town and Village organizations.
Dean also understands the needs of local, county and state governments, having provided services through his telecommunications business where he builds 911 services. This has given him important experience working with government procurement, regulation, and other processes, as well as an understanding of building infrastructure, business negotiations, technical expertise, problem solving, customer service, and personnel management. All of these skills, along with Deans ability to work collaboratively and focus on results, will make Dean an excellent Town Supervisor. Dean knows that a successful outcome is one that benefits the whole community. I hope that you will join me in voting for Dean Buccheri for Town Supervisor on Nov. 5.
ONEONTA – Four candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination to two seats on Common Council in tomorrow’s primary election. Polls will be open noon-9 p.m. at Foothills. Click below for questionnaires provided by the four candidates:
LAURENS – State police reported Thursday that they had arrested a Laurens man, George B. Odbert III, 32, who troopers said ordered his dog to attack officers while they were investigating a “physical dispute.”
When they arrived at the County Route 12 home to investigate last Sunday evening, the alleged victim declined to press charges. During the investigation, however, Odbert “became disorderly and refused to comply with any verbal commands,” according to the press release.
LAURENS – Otsego County Sheriffs have detained a suspect in a double homicide in the Town of Laurens last night.
Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. said that a relative of the deceased called 911 at 8:49 p.m. to report that they had found two adult family members dead inside their residence. Devlin declined to specify the age, gender or relationship of the deceased.