UNADILLA – Clarence Robert (Bob) Strom, 87, an American History teacher at Otego and the Unadilla Central School District for almost three decades, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Bayfront Health Hospital, Punta Gorda, Fla.
He was born in Erskine, Minn., on July 28, 1932, the son of the late Adolf and Fedilise Strom. Bob graduated from Swanville High School in 1950. After graduation Bob enlisted in the Navy. He served aboard the aircraft carriers USS Antietam and USS Shangri-La during the Korean War.
PIT RUN – 10:45 a.m. Run or walk 6.2 miles through scenic Oneonta, passing through SUNY Oneonta campus, ending at Neahwa Park. Also includes 5k race, 2 mile stroll, or kids fun run. In memory of Ricky J. “Pit” Parisian NYS Police Investigator killed in Line of Duty. Start at Main Street Bridge, Oneonta. 607-432-8068 or visit pitrun.org
TRIBUTE – 8 p.m. One of Nations top Eagles tribute band ‘The Eagles Experience’ presents evening of Eagles greatest hits & fun. General Admission, $20. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate group art exhibit “The Land On Which We Gather,” honoring new SUNY president Barbara Jean Morris. Features 40+ works by 8 artists of native descent in various mediums from painting to beading, sculpture. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries
CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting or crochet project and chat with the group. Ages 10+. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
SIDNEY – I-88 is open again following a tractor-trailer accident that left the truck driver injured and fuel and cargo scattered on the roadside.
James E. Witt, 40, Scio was traveling eastbound on I-88 in Sidney when he traveled off the southern shoulder and traveled approximately 500 feet before striking earth embankment and overturning on its side. Unadilla and Wells Bridge Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene at 5:23 p.m. and the Witt was transported to Wilson Hospital complaining of head and rib pain.
UNADILLA – Mary E. Bunt, 69, of Unadilla, who with her husband, Fred, depicted Mrs. Claus and Santa locally for many years, passed away Saturday morning Dec. 8, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.
She was born on May 12, 1949, to Floyd & Beulah (Bell) Jones. She married Frederick Bunt on May 29, 1971, in Hartwick; he predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Luella Lyons, Lillian Rogers & Georgia Lorraine Jones, brothers, George, Paul & Walter, and Floyd Arnold Jones.
FRONTIER HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Terry McMaster presents “Ethnicity, Alliance, Family & War – Defenders of the NY Frontier & The Andrustown, Springfield, and Cherry Valley Attack of 1778.” Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext. 6 or visit hydehall.org/event/ethnicity-alliance-family-war/
ONEONTA – Michael H. Siegel, 84, who chaired SUNY Oneonta’s Psychology Department for almost three decades, passed away July 6, 2018. He had lived in Oneonta and Unadilla.
He retired in 2002 after 28 years as department chair, becoming professor emeritus. A research psychologist rather than a clinician, his original area of expertise was color vision, but expanded to include perception generally and memory.
UNADILLA – An ATV rider was issued more than a dozen tickets after he allegedly passed an ambulance with lights flashing along a solid yellow line, then tried to elude troopers who pursued him, according to a press release from Troop C, Sidney. His reckless behaviour led to a car chase, which ultimately put many at danger.
In the course of the chase, James T. Joyce, 24, from Colesville, Broome County, almost hit a pedestrian, the troopers alleged. James Joyce is extremely lucky that he didn’t hit a pedestrian during this chase. If he had, it’s likely that the pedestrian would’ve been hurt badly given the speed that he was driving without a second thought for any of the public. Unfortunately, many pedestrians do end up being involved in these police chases, through no fault of their own. If a similar event has happened to you, and you’ve been badly injured by a car, it might be worth contacting a personal injury lawyer, like www.michaelgopin.com/personal-injury/ for example. By doing so, you can gain legal advice to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
This certain chase continued into the Town of Bainbridge, and Joyce steered his ATV onto a railroad track, attempted to elude the officers, but the vehicle tipped over while he tried to steer it back onto the roadway, and he was caught, the report said. This sort of reckless driving could’ve injured many other members of the public. It’s lucky that this driver is now off the roads.
He was later charged with unlawfully fleeing police and reckless endangerment, after putting many people at risk with his careless driving. He Appeared in Bainbridge Town Court and he was jailed on $2,500 bail of $5,000 bond, and is due back in court July 24.