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January 11, 2014

Week in Review: Cuomo gives State of State address

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MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

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