County board votes overwhelmingly in favor
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Learning to cut the cable
Even before the upcoming rate increase by Time Warner Cable, one Oneonta resident said recently that high prices had pushed his family to cut the cable cord.
Walton student wins race tickets on a dare
A Walton Central School junior is headed to Watkins Glen this summer after he accepted an online dare from NASCAR driver Austin Dillon.
Officials: 'St. Oney's Day' posts go too far
Area college students celebrated "St. Oney's Day" on Saturday, and some local officials aren't happy about the enthusiasm of a local bar for the "holiday."
HEAP program nears end for the year
This year's round of the Home Energy Assistance Program is drawing to a close, according to a media release from Opportunities for Otsego.
One killed in car crash in Greene
A 23-year-old Chenango County man was killed and another is facing manslaughter charges after a fatal car crash that occurred in the town of Greene on Friday.
Inmate charged with attempted assault
A former Oneonta man was arrested on felony charges Friday morning for punching a correctional officer in the head, according to Otsego County deputies.
- Saturday, March 8, 2014
Area teacher evacuated from Ukraine
A 2012 Hartwick College graduate who joined the Peace Corps is among volunteers recently evacuated from Ukraine.
Two renovation projects awarded state funding
Two downtown institutions will be starting major projects later this year, thanks to state support announced at a media conference Friday.
When life hands you ice, grab skates
Ice conditions will be checked early Saturday morning to determine if skating is on at Hodges Pond, Oneonta Recreation Department officials said. On Friday, skating had to be ended because of "warmer" temperatures and ice melt.
IDA chief to give update on economic development
Sandy Mathes, recently appointed chief executive officer at the Otsego County Industrial Development Agency, will speak at The Carriage House, 790 Southside Drive, Oneonta, at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Otsego Democrats cross-endorse Devlin
Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin, a Republican seeking re-election, garnered the backing of the Otsego County Democratic Committee Friday night while Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, may have to contend with a primary challenger this year.
Richfield Springs man accused of kidnapping
A Richfield Springs man was charged with kidnapping after Ilion village police said he hid in his estranged wife's care and held her at knife-point.
Ommegang: Concert sold out within hours
The kickoff concert for Brewery Ommegang's 2014 season sold out within hours, a spokeswoman for the brewery said Friday.
City: Hodges Pond is open for skating
Hodges Pond in Oneonta's Neahwa Park will be open for ice skating this weekend, according to an announcement from the city Recreation Department.
- Friday, March 7, 2014
Counties claim assets from MOSA's dismantling
The counties involved in the regional trash authority known as MOSA will divvy up the organization's cash reserves when it dissolves, an action expected to take place this spring, as the counties go their separate ways on waste management..
OHS graduate, teammates rejoice over Oscar win
When Disney's recent movie "Frozen" recently won an Oscar for best animated film, a former Oneonta resident and her family had a personal stake.
Balloon's flight ends in Otego man's yard
Tom Barrett of Otego said a puzzling object he found in a field Thursday made him feel like he was living out a science-fiction film.
Fire chief: Store was full of poisonous gas
Four people could have died from carbon-monoxide poisoning at Coddington's Florist, which was declared unsafe by code officials, the fire chief told the Oneonta Board of Public Service on Thursday.
Leading genetics researcher to speak at Hartwick College
Hartwick College will host a renowned national researcher this month for a discussion focused on genetics.
New Rose book reignites Hall exclusion debate
A new book chronicling the career of baseball legend is expected to reignite the debate over his exclusion from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.l
- Learning to cut the cable