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March 18, 2013

Area police: Holiday yields few arrests


On Sunday, city police, Otsego County sheriff’s deputies and University Police held a traffic check point on Ravine Parkway, Brenner said. About five traffic tickets were issued, he said.

At 8 p.m. Sunday, a party continued with pipers playing Irish music at Legends Filling Station at the corner of Main and Market streets, and the crowd inside cheered and clapped.

Spending St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day to celebrate and be with friends and acquaintances, other revelers said Sunday.

“You see people you don’t usually see,’’ Claire Hawthorne of Oneonta said at about 6 p.m. Sunday, standing outside The Copper Fox at Clinton Plaza and holding take-out orders of corned beef. St. Patrick’s Day sparks “community camaraderie,’’ she said.

However, the weather, with temperatures in the 30s during the day, kept some activities at bay, police said.

Business was “OK’’ at Hot Rocker Hot Dogs, owner Vince LaRocca said early Sunday night, while parked on Chestnut Street Extension. 

LaRocca said he knew college students would be out Sunday and he wanted to boost business on St. Patrick’s Day, which was his third weekend out.

“A little brisk out,’’ he said. “That’s one drawback to the job.’’

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