Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Morningside Drive resident Patty Jacobsen said she did not like what she saw last week when she was walking her dog near the gravel pit at the end of her road.
She said liquor and beer containers, food wrappers, used condoms and their packages were strewn about the area.
The garbage apparently had been left by teen-agers who use the area as a hangout.
The garbage has since been cleaned up by town highway crews and town councilmen said they will take action.
Councilmen are going to ask state police and Otsego County sheriff’s deputies to patrol the Morningside Heights development more often to discourage gatherings.
Councilmen decided to contact police after Highway Superintendent Roger Collins said he was getting complaints from residents that young people were gathering in the gravel pit near Charlotte Creek.
50 years ago
Jan. 11, 1964
Assemblyman Paul Talbot’s announcement that he will not seek re-election at the end of this year has apparently brought to the fore the political aspirations of several county Republicans, including Mayor Albert S. Nader of Oneonta.
Three candidates have already thrown their hats in the GOP primary ring and several others appear to be winding up for the pitch.
Democrats, however, aren’t saying anything yet. They’re just keeping an eye on the GOP lineup.
Dr. Alexander F. Carson, county Democratic chairman, said Friday night that, while the Democrats will make a try for the seat, no announcements of candidacy are in the immediate offering.
“We’ll have a candidate but right now we’re just watching the paddock get full of Republicans,” Dr. Carson said.
He fused to confirm rumors that Oneonta Third District Supervisor Jack Ranieri might be the Democratic choice.
Mayor Nader Friday expressed a keen interest in the vacant seat.
“I have been approached by representatives of the County Republican Committee and I am definitely interested,” Mr. Nader said.