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November 13, 2012

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A new business is expected to open at the Pony Farm Road Industrial Park next spring.

Allied Electrical Supply Inc. is constructing a building on 3.7 acres. James Bazan, Otsego County economic developer, said the wholesale electrical supply business purchased the land at the end of 1986 for $44,000.

John Selkirk, president of the Cobleskill-based company, said he initially plans to hire five people, and hopes to double that number within a year.

Selkirk he decided to locate a branch in Oneonta because he feels it is a growing city with lots of potential.

The Pony Farm Road location was chosen because it is easily accessible from Interstate 88, and is also visible from the highway, Selkirck said.

“It’s a great location,” he said. “It’s easy for out-of-town businesses to get there.”

In addition to the wholesale business, Selkirk owns Selkirk Hardware. The store has been in business in Cobleskill for 54 years, and he is the third generation to operate it.

 

50 years ago

Nov. 13, 1962

“This is the most successful Community Concert campaign in years!” said John Mazarak, President of the Oneonta Community Concert Organization.

“Apparently the people in this area are enthusiastic about our series because over 900 of them have subscribed. If we had many more we would have to hold the concerts in a circus tent,” he said.

The Golden Curtain Quartet, composed of Luisa DeSett, Marcia Baldwin, Robert Moulson and Armand McLane will open the series on Dec. 12 in SUCO.

These four young singers are all winners of the Metropolitan Opera auditions and their program will range from operatic selections to a sprinkling of musical comedy.

Mrs. James Van Woert, who served as chairman of the membership campaign, announced that concert tickets will be mailed to subscribers before the end of November.