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March 15, 2014

Week in Review: Fox Hospital unveils new unit

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

MONDAY

As Time Warner Cable prepares to deliver a 6.4 percent rate hike to its customers, some area residents are finding ways to watch movies and TV without a cable subscription. Services such as Netflix and Amazon, and devices such as Roku and Apple TV, have a growing appeal for cost-conscious consumers, but when it comes to live sports or the Oscars, many viewers still tune in to traditional TV. 

In local sports, the Oneonta High girls closed out their basketball season on Saturday in a 50-44 loss to Utica Notre Dame, signalling the end to Mariah Ruff’s four years with the Yellowjackets. Ruff will go on to play basketball next season at Division I St. Bonaventure. 

TUESDAY

A modernization project that began a year ago at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital was unveiled this week, offering private rooms and an observation area for outpatient care that one official described as a “middle ground” between the Emergency Department and being admitted to the hospital. 

In local sports, Hartwick College’s equestrian team placed tied for fourth Saturday in the Morrisville Show. The Hawks and Oneonta State each finished with 26 points.

WEDNESDAY

As hard as this winter has been on the area’s residents, it may have been even harder on the local roads, some officials noted Tuesday. Maintenance crews are scrambling to patch what Oneonta Public Service Supervisor Larry Harrison called “horrible” roads, but bad conditions have made it nearly impossible to keep up with repairs. 

In local sports, Kevin Theofield broke a tie in the fourth quarter and visiting Oneonta State scored three more goals to beat Hartwick College, 9-5, Tuesday in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game.

THURSDAY

“Shovel-ready” is still the watch word for Otsego County’s economic development team, according to a talk the agency’s chief executive officer Alexander “Sandy” Mathes Jr. gave Wednesday at a Citizen Voices program in Oneonta. Mathes said efforts are underway to identify one or two sites this spring that can be made shovel-ready to attract potential investment — an effort the IDA will lead. 

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