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October 6, 2012

Week in Review: Fox Hospital hit with $126M verdict; county appeals Countryside ruling

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

MONDAY

With more than $300,000 awarded for high school scholarships and grants to Oneonta youth programs, two of Ricky J. Parisian’s brothers say the future of Sunday’s events looks bright.

In sports: Walton quarterback Dalton Kaminsky left on a gurney, Delhi running back Brian Ingram walked away on crutches and several others spent a extra time face down or belly up on the soft grass Saturday at Jim Hoover Field.

The annual Route 10 rivalry in the Section Four Football Conference featured its share of hard hits and bad breaks for both Division VIII teams, but Walton staked an early claim to a Class D playoff spot with a 28-18 victory that ended a three-game slide.

TUESDAY

The issue of whether the proposed Constitution Pipeline should run into Otsego County near Interstate 88 is magnifying division within the local Democratic Party as environmental activists lock horns with the party’s pro-growth advocates.

In sports: Abigail Goeckel scored with 25 seconds left in regulation to lift host Gilboa to a 1-0 Delaware League girls soccer victory over Davenport on Monday. 

WEDNESDAY

In what is believed to be the largest civil judgment in local court history, a state Supreme Court jury has directed A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital to pay a 51-year-old Oneonta woman $126 million to cover her past pain and future medical needs for failure to diagnose and treat her heart attack.

In sports: Karly DeSimone and Kayla Brantmeyer scored goals in the opening half to lead Oneonta State’s women to a 2-1 non-conference soccer victory over West Street rival Hartwick College on Tuesday.

THURSDAY

Helped by two Democrats, a united slate of Otsego County GOP lawmakers pushed through an endorsement Wednesday of a Constitution Pipeline alternative route that would put a stretch of the natural gas transmission system inside the county near Interstate 88.

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