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June 21, 2014

Week in Review: Summit puts focus on science, jobs

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In sports: Taylor Jones went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run Tuesday, but the Oneonta Outlaws fell, 7-4, to the Sherrill Silversmiths in a New York Collegiate Baseball League game at Damaschke Field.

THURSDAY

Area business owners and managers joined educators Wednesday to find a formula for matching students with STEM jobs of the future. Elements of the equation include classroom instruction, mentoring, job shadowing, degree programs, internships, and more, according to speakers and participants at a Workforce/Education Summit in Oneonta on Wednesday.

Also: Cooperstown now has a little more evidence to back up its claim to being “America’s most perfect village.” For a second year in a row, Fodor’s Travel, one of the world’s largest producers of English language travel and tourism information, has published a list on its website of America’s 10 best small towns. This year, Cooperstown made it.

In sports: There’s nothing wrong with second place, especially when hundreds of thousands of people are trying to finish first. Fly Creek resident Christopher Ubner earned a runner-up finish in his age-group Saturday during Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run Mets Team Championship at Citi Field.

FRIDAY

The planners of the proposed Constitution Pipeline advised federal regulators Thursday that they don’t believe their plan to blast bedrock during construction of the project would disturb bald eagles nesting several hundred yards from the pathway of the natural gas transmission system.

In sports: Catcher Kyle Brennan hit his first home run of the New York Collegiate Baseball League season Thursday, helping the Oneonta Outlaws to a 4-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at Cortland. The Crush responded with a 5-0 triumph in the second game to remain relevant in the race for second place in the Eastern Division.

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