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December 1, 2012

Week in Review: Gibson dumps tax pledge; local gun stores get Obama bump

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---- — This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:


The horse ridden from Schenevus to Oneonta a week ago was euthanized Friday because of hoof injuries, Oneonta police said.

Donald Lane of Schenevus said the death was like losing a family member. The police department, which has charged Lane with animal abuse and said he didn’t own the horse, is harassing him, Lane said Sunday.

In sports: Kyle Bradley and Jared Suderley scored 20 points apiece Sunday as the Hartwick College men’s basketball team rolled to a 94-61 non-conference victory over visiting Wells College.


Sales of firearms and ammunition have spiked since President Barack Obama’s re-election, local gun-shop owners said Monday.

“It’s big-time gone through the roof,” said Jim Losie of Losie’s Gun Shop in Oneonta. “The biggest problem right now is just getting the stuff, because the manufacturers can’t keep up with the … demand.”

In sports: Junior guard Kristin Pappalardo scored a team-best 16 points Monday for Oneonta State, which held host Utica College to eight points in the second half of a 59-29 non-conference women’s basketball triumph.


More than a year after he took a pledge to refuse to support any tax increases, newly re-elected Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, confirmed Tuesday he is on a new path — one that does not include embracing conservative Grover Norquist’s push for holding the line on taxes regardless of the consequences.

In sports: Is there such a thing as November Madness?

There is in Laurens, where the Leopards boys basketball team opened its season Tuesday with a 56-53 overtime defeat of Harpursville.


Michael Breen of Middleburgh was appointed special prosecutor Wednesday in the case of a former Walton teacher accused of having sex with underage students.

The appointment came just a day before ex-teacher Stephanie Fletcher was scheduled to appear before Sidney Town Justice Steven Rose, but that appearance subsequently was postponed to Dec. 13.

In sports: Reigning Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year Jared Suderley scored 11 of his game-high 16 points in the first half, leading visiting Hartwick College to a 70-39 non-conference men’s basketball thumping of city rival Oneonta State at Dewar Arena.


Planned Parenthood of South Central New York has decided to break away from its parent organization but will continue to offer the same services under another name, a chapter official said Thursday.

In sports: Addy Lawson hit two late free throws Thursday, capping a 10-point effort that lifted host Milford to a 40-38 girls basketball victory over Cherry Valley-Springfield in the opening round of the Anton Remy Tournament.