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March 22, 2014

Week in Review: Pipeline to bring local gas service

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The Daily Star

---- — 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.

THURSDAY

“It’s a great day for downtown,” said Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller on Wednesday at the start of an open house at the apartments at Klugo’s Parkview Place. About 75 people were on hand Wednesday for the event at 155 Main Street - the former Bresee building.

Also: Michael Hennessy, a stockbroker and former Oneida County legislator, declared Wednesday that he will challenge veteran Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson in this year’s Democratic primary.

In sports: Jared Suderley is officially a beast in the East. Hartwick College’s all-time leader for points and rebounds earned a First Team spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Division III All-District Team, the Hawks announced Tuesday.

FRIDAY

The final curtain is near for the regional solid waste authority known as MOSA, and two key committees of Otsego County lawmakers are signaling they want Vermont-based Casella Waste Systems to be its partner in managing trash disposal.

In sports: The National Association of Basketball Coaches selected Hartwick College men’s basketball player Jared Suderley to its Division III All-America Teams on Wednesday.