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February 23, 2013

Week in Review: Hartwick leader backs gun limits

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

 MONDAY

 Hartwick College’s president has joined hundreds of other college and university chiefs to urge Congress to pass gun-control legislation.

 President Margaret L. Drugovich signed an open letter by College Presidents for Gun Safety written in the days after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. 

 In sports: From start to finish Sunday, Oneonta High junior Mariah Ruff put on a show at Binghamton University’s Events Center.

 One big shot in overtime by teammate Minnie Webster fell into the show-stopper category, though.

 Webster’s three-pointer with 4.1 seconds left in overtime — off a pass from Ruff — lifted the Yellowjackets to a thrilling, 57-56 victory over Horseheads in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls basketball championship game.

 TUESDAY

 New Yorkers are angry about gas prices, but many of them are also trying to make the best of a bad situation, they said and wrote Monday in response to questions about the upward spiral.

 The state started the week with the third-highest gas prices in the United States, after Hawaii and California, according to an Automobile Association of America survey.

 In sports: Jordan Anderson and Amanda Off left their fingerprints all over Saturday’s Midstate Athletic Conference girls basketball final.

 Jenn Elliott’s contributions for Unadilla Valley were less conspicuous.

 But all three seniors helped the Storm to their first league championship as UV beat rival Unatego, 44-34, before a large turnout at Oneonta State’s Dewar Arena.

 WEDNESDAY

Roughly a third of the landowners along the 123-mile stretch that would be traversed by the proposed Constitution Pipeline have withheld permission to its developers to have their land surveyed, according to the company’s latest filing with federal regulators.

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