By DAN SULLIVAN RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Coping with harmful algal blooms (HABs) has become a distressing reality for those who live, work, and play in and around New York’s lakes. This summer, both Otsego and Canadarago lakes were plagued with long-duration HABs, curtailing activities for much of the summer season. In response to the crisis at Canadarago, a coalition of four communities and one civic organization has formed to take action to save the lake.
The Towns of Exeter, Otsego and Richfield, the Village of Richfield Springs, and the Canadarago Lake Improvement Association have all committed to sharing the $35,000.00 cost of an engineering study for a potential sewer line around Canadarago Lake. The study will be conducted by Delaware Engineering of Albany, a firm that serves the rural communities in New York State. The idea of a sewer line was brought up by Delaware Engineering in 2018, when the firm offered to do a feasibility study at their expense. This study offered several scenarios for full or partial coverage of the lake. The consensus now is that full coverage would be the best option.
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:
COOPERSTOWN – The gavel fell in August 2014, but ripples from that Otsego County tax-delinquency auction are still being felt.
A Long Island couple who that day lost their farm in Gilbertsville – their intended retirement home – are now suing the County of Otsego and the county Treasurer’s Office in federal court for what may be more than $15 million in damages.
ILION – Rose M. “Cito” Enjem, 91, mother of Richfield Town Supervisor Fran Enjem, passed away on Primary Day, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Sitrin Health Care Center, New Hartford.
Born in Utica on Aug. 7, 1924, Rose was the daughter of the late Peter and Mora (Zady) Joseph. She was raised and educated in Utica schools. At one time she was married to Joseph F. Enjem, whose relationship led to the blessing of their three sons. During her working years, Rose held positions at General Electric, Remington Rand, MDS and was last employed by the Masonic Home in the housekeeping department.