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March 1, 2014

Week in Review: Time Warner to hike rates, fees

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The Daily Star

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

MONDAY

A Sidney Center man was arrested Friday night after drunk driving with a child in his vehicle, a class E felony, according to New York state police blotter.

In sports: With less than two minutes left and the score tied, Cooperstown’s girls had the basketball, the momentum and an upset brewing.

Then everything fell apart for the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes, whose season ended with a 58-50 loss to top-seeded Little Falls in a Section Three Class C semifinal Sunday at Onondaga Community College.

TUESDAY

Area federal legislators and military veterans who addressed the issue Monday were largely opposed to a plan by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to cut the military budget.

In sports: Chris Cirigliano and Jamie Griswold won’t see another Section Four wrestler this high school season, but the Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville teammates have plenty of competition left.

WEDNESDAY

Controversial state-mandated testing isn’t only making waves among grade-school educators; SUNY Oneonta officials say it has now made its way into universities with the installation of a rigorous new teacher-certification exam.

Also: Customers of Time Warner Cable will begin seeing increased rates next month for the company’s internet and cable television systems as well as the introduction of a new $2.25-a-month “broadcast TV fee.”

In sports: Oneonta High graduate Erin Wolstenholme scored a team-high 16 points to lead Cortland State to a 67-58 victory at Oneonta State on Tuesday in a SUNY Athletic Conference women’s basketball quarterfinal.

THURSDAY

Oneonta’s environmental and economic vitality will be the focus of a meeting Saturday that will combine teaching and brainstorming components to plan for the community’s future. The Oneonta Sustainability Summit at the Morris Conference Center at the State University College at Oneonta will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In sports: Jordan Beers just wanted to have fun Wednesday night. It’s safe to say the area scoring leader had a blast then.

Senior guard Beers finished with a game-high 24 points, the bulk of her damage coming in the first half, to lead the Franklin girls basketball team to a 39-30 Section Four Class D semifinal victory over South Kortright in a battle of undefeated state-ranked powers at Oneonta State.

FRIDAY

A New Lisbon parolee was arrested again Wednesday on numerous charges stemming from a January search of his property that yielded a pharmacopeia of drugs, as well as guns, stolen goods and an untagged deer.

Also: New York’s Child Health Plus program is misunderstood, according to several local parents who utilize it.

In sports: Brad Zeh described the mood as somber. Sophomore Albert Odero used words such as emotional and speechless. Senior Mariah Ruff said the news was devastating. Jerry Mackey, the passionate coach who in many ways is the face of Oneonta High athletics, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this week.

Also: Matthew Finne had to sweat one out Thursday at Oneonta State. But making two foul shots with a sectional-championship appearance on the line turned out to be no sweat for the junior point guard, who helped the Davenport boys basketball team to a 46-37 victory over South Kortright in a Section Four Class D semifinal.