HERZIG: Un-PAUSE STALLS, BUT ONLY UNTIL SATURDAY Southside Mall’s Inside Stores Stay Shut, But May Open Soon UTICA – In disappointing news for Southside Mall – locally owned interior stores had hoped to open tomorrow (Friday) – Governor Cuomo failed to deliver guidelines that would allow Phase 2 of his un-PAUSE program to open, at least until Saturday. Contrary to expectations, malls can’t open, although stores with outside entrances may open, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, who’s a member of Mohawk Valley…


‘Drive-In Graduation’ Considered, Preceded By ‘Parade Of Seniors’

CCS FINALIZING DETAILS ‘Drive-In Graduation’ Considered, Preceded By ‘Parade Of Seniors’ COOPERSTOWN – The Class of 2020 at Cooperstown Central School may watch their “drive-in” graduation ceremony from parked cars in the high school’s Linden Avenue parking lot, according to a press release from the school sent out today. If allowed by Governor Cuomo’s un-PAUSE regulations, students will “exit their cars and receive their diplomas.  But if New York State will not allow this due to safety concerns, we will…


As Phase 1 Begins, Businesses Cautious, Excited

As Phase 1 Reopenings Start, Businesses Cautious, Excited By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.COM ONEONTA – With Phase One of Un-PAUSE officially going into effect in Otsego County today, Barbara Ann Heegan, president, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, is already hearing that business is back. “Coddington’s Florist had been closed since the start of this, but on Mother’s Day, they did 220 deliveries,” she said. “Their re-opening has been monumental.”…


Chamber Chair: Re-Opening Chance For Growth, Creativity

Chamber Chair: Reopening Chance For Growth, Creativity By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to ONEONTA – Though Phase One of “un-PAUSE” is limited to construction, manufacturing and curbside retail, Al Rubin, chair, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Board, wants to make sure all businesses are ready to begin the process of rebuilding the local economy. “It’s exciting,” he said. “Now is the time for innovation and creativity. Now is not the time to be shy. We need to be sharing…


AllOTSEGO E-EDITORIAL: Why Not Plan Locally To Un-PAUSE Here? E-EDITORIAL Why Not Plan Locally To Un-PAUSE Here? On second thought, it’s an intriguing idea. County Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, who is also running for state Senate, suggested yesterday that, instead of waiting for Governor Cuomo to tell us when and how to reopen, we in Otsego County should put together our own un-PAUSE plan, present it to the governor, and act on it. Hmm.  That would follow the model the Cuomo Administration is applying to factories and construction…


Cuomo To Business: You Prepare Plans To Reopen May 15

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING/Monday, April 27 Cuomo To Business: You Prepare Plans To Reopen May 15 Contractors, Manufacturers Told: Use Your Expertise To Ensure Safety ALBANY  – In his daily briefing, Governor Cuomo underscored his intention to open, not all, but “many parts of the state” when the un-PAUSE deadline arrives May 15. “You know your business,” Cuomo said today, addressing construction firms and manufacturers that are first in line to reopen. “I don’t know your business … How do you incorporate…

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