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November 9, 2013

Week in Review: GOP clings to county board control

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MONDAY

A state trooper who started his career in local Troop C has been assigned the unit’s commander. Maj. Donald M. Faughnan has been named troop commander of the unit headquartered at the Sidney station in Unadilla, according to a media release.

In sports: An opportunistic Unatego squad that forced five turnovers Saturday afternoon, including a clinching interception in the end zone by Corbin Henry in the closing seconds, will now head into a sectional football final for the first time since 2007.

Also: Brittney Herrick finished with 13 kills, three blocks, three aces and two digs Saturday to lead Oneonta High to its first Section Four volleyball championship with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-16 Class C sweep of top-seeded Windsor at Watkins Glen.

TUESDAY

The local development company created by Otsego County to sell the Otsego Manor has whittled down the list of companies that want to buy the nursing home to five bidders — with Cooperstown-based Bassett Healthcare Network making the cut.

In sports: For now we’ll call it a rubber match, but who’s to say the girls from Oneonta High and Bronxville won’t make this an annual encounter? With the way the Yellowjackets (16-2-1) and Broncos (15-3-1) have dominated their sections recently, these soccer powers might be seeing a lot of each other in the years to come.

WEDNESDAY

Otsego County Treasurer Dan Crowell bested his Republican-backed opponent, Edward Keator Jr., on Tuesday, winning a convincing re-election despite being dogged by Republican suggestions that his heart was no longer in the job and predictions he will not complete a second term.

Also: Otsego County Republicans said Tuesday night that they are convinced they will retain control over county government in 2014 despite a victory by Democrat Ed Lentz of New Lisbon in the Board of Representatives race for coveted District 5.

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