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January 26, 2013

Week in Review: Ex-Covidien worker arraigned; dorm reopens

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

MONDAY

Singing, dancing and speeches bridged the past and present Sunday during a program in Oneonta honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

In sports: Tournament MVP Hunter Sowersby had a big first quarter, and Sidney’s boys held their 11th-straight basketball opponent to fewer than 50 points in winning the title game of the Dick White Tournament, 61-45, Saturday at Cooperstown.

Sowersby scored 11 of his game-high 18 points as Sidney took a 22-10 lead after one quarter.

TUESDAY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed in his State of the State address that New York raise the minimum wage by $1.50 an hour to $8.75. But the idea isn’t getting much support among area legislators.

In sports: Oneonta High graduate Madie Harlem became the ninth player in Hamilton College women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points.

Harlem, a senior guard, scored her season high of 27 points to lead Hamilton to an improbable 56-55 New England Small College Athletic Conference victory at Middlebury on Friday.

WEDNESDAY

A former Covidien plant worker was arraigned Tuesday on a top-grade felony charge after authorities accused him of taking oxycodone out of the plant and selling it to his half-brother -- who is now cooperating with investigators.

In sports: McKenna Hungerford finished off a 14-point night by completing a three-point play with one second left in overtime to lift visiting Morris to a 52-49 non-league girls basketball victory over Stamford on Tuesday.

THURSDAY

A lone thief, displaying what a teller believed was a firearm, pulled off a midday robbery Wednesday at a bank located in the busiest junction of Sharon Springs, prompting a brief lockdown at a local school, state police reported.

In sports: Nicole Cring’s triple-double led Cooperstown’s girls to a 40-26 basketball victory over the host school in the consolation game of the Vernon-Vernona-Sherrill Tournament on Wednesday. Cring finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks.

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