25 years ago
June 30, 1989
DEPOSIT — The village of Deposit is celebrating its bicentennial with events continuing through the middle of July.
In 1789, John Hulce and his seven-year-old son canoed up the Delaware River from Middletown in Orange County and stopped in what is now Deposit, said Walter “Tommy” Tucker, chairman of Deposit’s Bicentennial Commission.
Hulce built the first settlement, a cabin on upper Main Street, in April of that year, and he and his family permanently moved in during the fall of 1989, Tucker said.
In honor of Hulce, the village has changed the name of Main Street to Hulce Turnpike during the celebration, running through July 16th. Tucker says no decision has been made whether the street’s name will be permanently changed.
50 years ago
June 30, 1964
In slightly less than 50 years Oneonta would have a population between 100,000 and 250,000 and would be a center for recreation and ultimately for business and industry.
That is in the timetable of development announced this week in a vague “master plan” of state progress by the Office for Regional Development.
The major point made as a result of what is the Office for Regional Development (ORD) says has been a two-year study is that the state be separated in regions of more or less similar characteristics. That the planning henceforth be plotted on a regional basis.
Oneonta is in the Southern Tier East Region with Binghamton and Cortland on the south and west extending through Delaware County on the east. At the Delaware end of the region by the year 2020, the planners predict that a 25,000 to 50,000 population center will be located at Margaretville.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.