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March 22, 2014

Week in Review: Pipeline to bring local gas service

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

MONDAY

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand recently introduced new legislation to make child care more affordable for working parents — like one Otsego County woman who said she works two, sometimes three jobs to keep her daughter in day care.

In sports: Oneonta State and SUNY Cobleskill produced three All-Americans this past weekend during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Nebraska’s Bob Devaney Sports Center.

TUESDAY

“Responsibly” was the adverb of the week on Oneonta’s Red Jug Pub social media accounts, just days after a co-owner of the pub sent a letter to Oneonta officials acknowledging and apologizing for an “inappropriate” and “distasteful” message that was posted on the bar’s social media website on March 6.

Also: Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, accused Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, Monday of voting more like congressional Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi than a Republican and painted the incumbent as vulnerable to a challenge from the right in this year’s June 24 GOP congressional primary in New York.

In sports: Hartwick College freshman guard Joey Lufkin is one tough rookie. Lufkin earned his second rookie of the year honor for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season Monday, when D3Hoops.com announced its All-East Region team.

WEDNESDAY

Working with the planners of the Constitution Pipeline, an executive with a local utility company announced Tuesday that the firm - Leatherstocking Gas Company — has ambitious plans to connect not only the Amphenol Aerospace factory to natural gas supplies but several other communities in the region as well.

In sports: The sky is the limit for Mariah Ruff. Actually, that might be too low now that the Oneonta High senior guard will be forever known as 2014’s Miss New York Basketball.

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