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June 17, 2014

Step Back in Time: June 17, 2014

25 years agoJune 17, 1989

Aluminum and other metal products that Oneonta area residents have been recycling for the last month have been piling up at the city transfer station with nowhere to go, but residents are being asked to continue recycling.

The city lost its market for the metal recyclables and is scrambling to find another taker, said Bruno Bruni, who runs the transfer station and recycling center,

“We are not near a de-tinning plant,” Bruni said. “There are less than 10 in the country.

“We have to rely on someone else to ship (the recyclables) or do it ourselves,” he said. The city had been selling the metal products to Otsego Auto Crushers, but the owner lost his outlets in the Pennsylvania area, Bruni said.

Despite the city’s loss of the recyclable metals market, Bruni said residents should continue recycling items such as soup cans and foil wraps. He said he “might find a new market tomorrow.”

 

50 years agoJune 17, 1964

Oneonta Junior High School Principal Miss Edna Tripp reported Tuesday she is no longer having nightmares about any freak possibility the JHS might not be able to move into the present high school building on Academy Street.

Tuesday, workmen came to start massive renovation projects in her school to get ready for the planned expansion.

To begin with, they recruited some teacher and pupil help to move all the books out of the JHS library into an unoccupied classroom.

Later this week, they will start tearing out partitions separating the library rooms from the guidance office and the auditorium.

Eventually, Miss Tripp explained, all this space will be used as the library, with most of the books and the circulation desk located in what is now the auditorium.

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