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Beginning this year, New Yorkers will no longer be able to accurately say “I’m getting my GED!”
Any person in New York who wishes to earn a High School Equivalency diploma can no longer do so by taking the General Education Development test, or GED. Instead, he or she will have to take the state’s new official High School Equivalency assessment, called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC.
In sports: Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville rode individual wrestling titles from Chris Cirigliano, Josh Lindsey, Ben Bivar and Jamie Griswold to a team championship in the 25th Ross Cordell Rotary Tournament on Saturday at Oneonta High.
State lawmakers return to the Capitol this week with a fresh sex scandal dogging the image of the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo preparing to allow some hospitals to dispense medical marijuana and pushing for tax relief for property owners and corporations.
In sports: In a match that was closer than the 4-1 score indicates, Johnson City’s girls beat host Oneonta for the second time this season in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference bowling match Monday at Holiday Lanes.
Parking fees, a rock concert and well-received art exhibits were among factors in 2013 that reflect efforts to secure Cooperstown’s future, the village mayor said Tuesday during a business-oriented event in Oneonta. Cooperstown continues taking steps toward economic vitality but also must be at the table of on-going talks about economic development, Jeff Katz, mayor of the village, told about 65 guests at the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce.
In sports: Jordan Constable went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the second overtime to help Sidney to a 76-72 boys basketball victory at Unadilla Valley in a battle of Midstate Athletic Conference heavyweights Monday.
Also: Sidney junior Austin Dean and Unatego senior Kellen Komenda earned Second Team spots in Class D on the all-state football teams that were released Tuesday.
Laying out his election-year agenda, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for corporate tax cuts to spark the sluggish upstate economy and promised to promote a $2 billion borrowing plan to pay for computer and technology improvements for schools.
Also: The 2014 class of inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is good news for the local economy, especially considering last year’s light season, several merchants and others in the village said Wednesday.
In sports: It’ll be a brave new world in Cooperstown this summer.
One year after an induction ceremony that drew an unusually low 2,500 fans to the Clark Sports Center, the elections Wednesday of former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, along with two-time American League MVP Frank Thomas, should make for a much livelier ceremony in July.
Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, said Thursday he has “significant questions and concerns” about a proposed high voltage transmission line that would largely run parallel to the existing Marcy South grid cutting through Otsego and Delaware counties.
In sports: Oneonta High’s boys climbed out of a 13-point halftime deficit by holding Susquehanna Valley to eight points in the second half of a 64-50 Southern Tier Athletic Conference basketball victory Thursday at OHS.