This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:
Southside Mall closed at 4 p.m. Monday, and Oneonta Public Transportation will close at 7 p.m. today because of the local impact of Hurricane Sandy, officials said. Area colleges also closed Monday.
In sports: Top-seeded Oneonta High followed its shots to four goals and a third straight trip to the Section Four Class B girls soccer championship game with a 4-1 semifinal victory over No. 4 Waverly on Saturday at Lloyd F. Baker Field.
Public works and emergency crews were on standby, with equipment readied to tackle storm damages, several municipal officials said Monday.
More than 3,775 customers were without power at about 8:30 p.m. Monday in Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie and Chenango counties, according to New York State Electric and Gas Corp.
In sports: Don’t mess with Sandy.
Today’s local sports schedule is a wash thanks to Hurricane Sandy, whose high winds and rains touched the area early Monday morning and have stuck around since.
All the hype that preceded the arrival of Hurricane Sandy succeeded in getting people on edge — but in the end the storm didn’t carry the wallop for this region that had been anticipated by some forecasters, officials said Tuesday.
In sports: SUNY Cobleskill’s Mitchell Tomaszkiewicz earned Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year honors from the North Eastern Athletic Conference on Tuesday, three days after leading the Fighting Tigers to their fourth straight conference championship.
Jobs, women’s health care, Medicare and energy — the same issues in the forefront in the race for the White House — have also taken center stage in the battle for New York’s new 19th Congressional District, pitting Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, against Democrat Julian Schreibman.
In sports: All hail the Tri-Valley League’s West Division.
Fourth-seeded Morris and third-seeded Franklin earned shutout victories in Section Four Class D girls soccer semifinals Wednesday at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.
With cash-strapped Otsego County considering layoffs in several agencies, county Clerk Kathy Sinnott-Gardner said Thursday her office will cease processing passport applications and stop issuing veterans’ identification cards if it is stripped of any positions.
In sports: Defending champion Cherry Valley-Springfield and Margaretville attempted three shots apiece in shutout losses in Section Four Class D boys soccer semifinals on slick fields at the Wright National Soccer Campus on Thursday.
Both squads fell by 2-0 scores, with the third-seeded Patriots losing to No. 2 Marathon and fourth-seeded Margaretville falling to No. 1 Elmira Notre Dame.