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January 20, 2014

Step Back in Time: Jan. 20, 2014

25 years ago

Jan. 20, 1989

Oneonta Mayor David Brenner confirmed Thursday that a business group led by a Utica man is in the process of buying Catskill Airways.

Brenner says the group has promised to continue daily service from Oneonta to Newark, N.J.

The announcement follows on the heels of Catskill’s announcement two weeks ago of employee layoffs and drastic cutbacks in flights. The financially troubled airline furloughed 19 employees, six from Oneonta, and cut back 14 daily flights from the city to two. The airline also discontinued its service to Albany and Washington and laid off five employees in those two cities.

“I understand the negotiations have reached near termination and a deal has been struck. We have not received written confirmation yet,” Brenner said. “We are waiting for an announcement.”

50 years ago

Jan. 20, 1964

Oneonta Police made 10 felony arrests, 147 misdemeanor arrests and 47 arrests for misdemeanor violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law during 1963, according to the annual report issued by the department.

In addition, a total of 8,120 summonses were issued and eight cases were sent to Children’s Court.

Broken down, the 10 felony charges are five burglary, three forgery and two for grand larceny.

Misdemeanor arrests were: 49 for public intoxication, 25 for disorderly conduct, 12 for third degree assault, 14 for worthless checks, 12 for vagrancy, one for fraudulently secreting personal property, one for abandonment, three for purchasing alcoholic beverages for minors, one for violation of parole, four for torturing animals, 10 for malicious mischief, nine for petit larceny, two for other departments, one for hotel fraud, one wayward minor and two for resisting arrest.

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