Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
March 19, 1988
NORWICH — Norwich City Schools walked off with the biggest award at a media festival where 18 schools competed last week.
Norwich won the Rodney Auwarter award for having the greatest variety of entries in the festival, which judged student-made videotapes, publications, slides/films, photography, computer graphics and creative sound.
The Rodney Auwarter award was given for the first time this year in memory of Auwarter, who was an audio-visual teacher at Greene Central School. The award was donated by the Greene Teachers’ Association. The plaque is expected to be passed each year for the next 10 years to the district with the greatest variety of entries in the annual festival, said Todd Rutan, audio-visual director for BOCES.
Also at the festival, five students were chosen for consideration to attend the Summer School on Arts, sponsored by the state Education Department, said Sandy Strong, director of technology and instructional support at Norwich. Those students were:
Steve Yu and Tom Yu of Norwich, Jason Berkowitz of Sidney, Karen Richards of Bainbridge-Guilford, and Tom O’Keefe of Norwich.
50 years ago
March 19, 1963
Oneonta will attempt to broaden city streets by one car width.
And the program won’t cost one cent in construction money.
The city will endeavor to set up alternate side parking in Oneonta on a year-round basis.
The joint meeting of key officials concerned with traffic problems in Oneonta was recommended by Alderman Francis Feeney.
Present at the session, which ran over two and a half hours, were: Aldermen C. Wesley Coddington, James Lettis, Howard Jeffrey, John Kreger; Mayor A.S. Nader; Police Commissioner Robert Rounds, Fire Commissioner Robert Sutton; Public Service Commissioner Wingar C. Still; City Engineer Lawrence Baldwin; Street Foreman Edward Shultis; Fire Chief Kenneth Hooks; Police Chief Robert Simmons; Patrolman Leroy Turner; Meter Attendant Allan Swanson and City Attorney Anthony DeAngelo.
No one opposed the idea of alternate parking.
Apparently all the officials felt that the experimental alternate parking plan adopted for the winter was successful enough to try it for the whole year.