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January 13, 2014

Step Back in Time: Jan. 13, 2014

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25 years ago

Jan.13, 1989

COOPERSTOWN — Otsego County officials discussed the problems caused by employee layoffs and cuts in service by Catskill Airways and debated again on the need for a department head in the county planning department Thursday.

One of the questions facing the local area is whether there is enough ridership for an air carrier to make a profit, said James Bazan, Otsego County economic developer, in a meeting Thursday morning with the county Intergovernmental Affairs committee.

Rep. Ralph Griffiths, R-Oneonta, said running a successful airport involves much more than a carrier.

He said that Oneonta airport needs airplane hangars, maintenance facilities, an improved access route and support services, such as rental cars. “You’re stranded,” Griffiths said. “You get off the airplane and it’s all over.”

 

50 years ago

Jan. 13, 1964

COOPERSTOWN — Cooperstown and its environs were plunged into total darkness Saturday evening when a short circuit at the New York State Electric and Gas substation on Chestnut Street opened the fuses at the station.

“As far as it now can be determined, the regulating device feeding current in the west section of the village failed, causing the short circuiting, resulting in outside arcing, until the fuses opened,” explained William H. Parsons, local representative of New York State Electric and Gas.

Parsons said that considerable damage was done to the insulators and related equipment inside the substation. There was also extensive damage to the street light regulating device, and street light regulators had to be replaced, he added.

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