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June 21, 2014

Week in Review: Summit puts focus on science, jobs

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


Fast-food workers hired with no experience start at minimum wage, a local manager in Oneonta said Sunday, and experience might result in a small boost for starting pay. Jessica Gallagher, a manager at Taco Bell, said though as a manager she earns more than $8 an hour, the current minimum wage in New York state, an increase might have a positive impact on her earnings, as well, she said.

In sports: Dorien Feggins and Carnel Chandler picked a fine time to play defense Saturday at Hartwick College. Feggins and Chandler each scored on interception returns, leading Oneonta City to a 27-0 Northeastern Football Alliance thumping of the visiting Utica YardDawgs for the Stallions’ first victory of the season.


Allegations have surfaced regarding alleged improper expenditures with a credit card controlled by the political campaign of state Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, with the ensuing probe focused on his former campaign aide, Otsego County Rep. Betty Anne Schwerd, according to several government sources.

In sports: Franklin junior Joe Terrano got the job done for Oneonta Post 259 on Monday. Terrano struck out one and walked none in a seven-hitter at Norwich High, leading the Green Wave to a 7-2 Legion baseball victory over the host Chenango Hellcats.


A 35-year-old Walton man, identified by authorities as the man who killed two Siberian Huskies last winter, has been indicted on two felony counts and four misdemeanor charges, Delaware District Attorney Richard Northrup Jr. said Tuesday.

Also: Mosul. Falluja. Tal Afar. To most Americans, those cities are abstract places in a faraway land called Iraq. But for local veterans of the Iraq conflict, they are among the places where they and their buddies had to be wary of roadside bombs and sniper fire while they worked to bring stability to a land torn for centuries by ethnic warfare.

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