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Winter can be brutal in upstate New York. An unheated residence is uninhabitable. For families who face the possibility of not being able to provide heat for their residence due to the cost of heating, there is help available. But constraints on the program mean that even those who receive assistance don’t necessarily get everything they need, and vendors often have to wait weeks to be reimbursed for the services they provide to those on the program.
In sports: A total of 21 days separates two championships for Oneonta High. Mariah Ruff was a big part of this one, too.
The unanimous election of Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the hall’s Expansion Era Committee has generated excitement in a number of Cooperstown businesses.
In sports: The first official sign of a big 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend came from the Expansion Era Committee on Monday with the unanimous elections of World Series champion managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.
Also: Jerry Mackey had no reason to be surprised. Three weeks after Oneonta High won its first girls soccer state championship, the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports honored the Yellowjackets coach and two of his players as the best in Class B.
Mackey earned Class B Coach of the Year honors for OHS, which produced the co-Class B Players of the Year in junior forward Taryn More and senior midfielder Mariah Ruff.
The routing of the proposed Constitution Pipeline has been adjusted to keep it from running through an area on the campus of a regional BOCES school where students are taught to use such heavy equipment as bulldozers and backhoes.