Upon Friedman’s retirement in 2008, former Mayor John Nader called Friedman a “transformative” code enforcement officer. “In many ways, we live in a safer city than we did two decades ago,” Nader said.
This weekend: The start of home mail delivery in Oneonta.
City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is www.oneontahistorian.com. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/marksimonson.