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July 12, 2013

Step Back in Time: July 12, 2013

25 years ago

July 12, 1988

City waters should conserve now that water levels at the city reservoirs are dropping an average of one inch a day, according to John Baranowski, water treatment plant chief operator.

Levels at the two reservoirs have dropped about 12 inches in the last week or two, Baranowski said.

“We definitely have to implement voluntary water restrictions,” he said.

Oneonta actually is in better shape than surrounding communities, Baranowski said. Storage supplies now total about 368 million gallons or 170 days. Maximum capacity is 470 gallons, Baranowski said.

The biggest problem is that current water supplies are not being replenished, he said.

“Thundershowers are not enough,” he said.

He said longer periods of rain that drop two to three inches are needed to bring water levels up.


50 years ago

July 12, 1963

DELHI — Announcement has been made from the office of chairman Francis R. Paternoster, of Walton, Delaware County Democratic Committee, that the name of Atty. George Marcus will be entered as candidate for the office of County Judge, Family Court Judge, and Surrogate of Delaware County in the forthcoming Democratic primary. 

Chairman Paternoster stated that as a result of the candidacy of Atty. Marcus, “all of the voters of Delaware County will be assured an opportunity for the first time in many years, to have a genuine choice in the election of the highest judicial officer in the county.”

Mr. Marcus has been a practicing lawyer in Delaware County for 13 years as a member of the legal firm of Rushmore, Mason, Marcus and Crocker, with offices both in Stamford in Delhi.

A graduate of Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Law School, class of 1950, Mr. Marcus came to Stamford following his admission to the New York State Bar in September of 1950.

He is a veterans of World War Two having served as a flying combat officer in the 15th Air Force in the European theatre. He is a holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus reside in the village of Stamford with their two daughters.

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