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January 26, 2013

Outpatient clinic opens in Sidney

The Daily Star

---- — Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney has opened an outpatient specialty services clinic on its second floor, offering cancer and orthopedic care, plastic surgery and general surgery outpatient services.

“Access to specialty care is an identified need in the Tri-Town region,” said Dan Ayres, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “For most services, people living in the area have to travel quite a distance and that can be tough, especially for cancer patients. Having an outpatient specialty clinic in Sidney will be a great help to the people living in Delaware County.”

The hospital, which is part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, plans to add vascular services at the clinic as well.

New life for restaurant

The Bull’s Head Inn, a Cobleskill restaurant built in 1802, will be reopening with new ownership, according to the Schoharie Times Journal.

Partners Chris Guldner and Mary Sagendorf recently bought the restaurant and plan to reopen it during the summer, according to the report.

It closed in late summer of 2011.

“One day I was poking around online, and I saw the Bull’s Head for sale,” Guldner told the newspaper. “It seemed like such a nice place, and we were looking for an investment.”

“It saddened me every time I drove by and saw it closed,” said Sagendorf, a Cobleskill native. “It was such a wonderful gathering place.”

Bank backs Sandy relief effort

NBT Bank is continuing to participate in initiatives providing relief to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, including an employee matching gift program and a small business loan fund.

NBT Bank employees and the company contributed a combined total of $25,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Additionally, the bank announced a partnership with the New York Bankers Association and the New York Business Development Corporation. NBT Bank committed $500,000 to help establish a small business emergency loan fund to assist businesses in the affected communities.

“We have all been struck by the amount of devastation experienced by residents and businesses in the communities hard hit by the hurricane,” bank President and CEO Marty Dietrich said. “The process of recovering from this ‘super storm’ will be a long one that requires many resources, and we are honored to be able to provide some level of support to aid those in need.”

Main Street Oneonta to meet

Architect Randy Crawford will give a presentation on the revitalization of downtowns during Main Street Oneonta’s annual meeting Tuesday at the Elks Club on Chestnut Street.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., with networking from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Crawford’s presentation will begin at 7.

The group will discuss accomplishments for 2012 and goals for the new year, as well as ways businesses and community members can help the organization grow and continue.

The meeting is open to the public.

Quick hits

Deb Hitt, vice president of quality management at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, recently received Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality certification from the National Association for Healthcare Quality. The credential signifies professional and academic achievement by individuals in the field of healthcare quality management. … Hanford Mills Museum has hired two new staff members: Kajsa Harley as manager of interpretation, programs, research and collections; and Amanda Manahan as collections technician/lead interpreter. … Gordon R. Terry and Joan Kuhn Terry of Edmeston have recently qualified for recertification as certified funeral service practitioners from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. 

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