25 years ago
Feb. 7, 1989
An infectious waste transfer station could be set up on Lower River Street in the town of Oneonta if local garbage hauler Duane Matthews gets approval from state and local officials.
The proposed station would be a collection area for medical wastes from hospitals across the state and parts of Pennsylvania. The waste would be loaded into tractor trailers at the site and transported to an incinerator in Gatineau, Quebec, said David Stout, engineering analyst at the Division of Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
“I think it’s the first of its kind” in New York state, said Stout.
Town officials knew nothing about the application when contacted Monday night.
Town Supervisor Les Foster said he is worried because Matthews’ property adjoins a residential area.
50 years ago
Feb. 7, 1964
Planning consultant John Calbreath Burdis Thursday night advised city planners to push the state for a relocation of Route 7 bypass Oneonta rather than divide their efforts by considering an intra-city arterial.
Dr. Alexander Carson, chairman of the Capital Budget and Planning Commission, then proposed another alternate.
Dr. Carson’s plan would swing east from Oneida Street, cut through little used sections of the D&H Railroad yards and follow the old Ulster & Delaware roadbed east to an intersection with the present Route 7 near Emmons.
Dr. Carson pointed out that that this plan would involve fewer bridge crossings and less expense than the other plans.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.