• Joanne Krut lives in Mount Upton. Her address was wrong in a Page 1 story of The Daily Star in the July 13 and 14 edition because of a reporter’s error.
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Local forum to focus on heroin epidemic
The growing local, state and national problem of heroin use will be the focus of an upcoming forum in Oneonta
Walton woman reprints 'jewel' of local history
A "precious jewel" of local history has been polished up to a new shine by an area author.
Common Council puts manager search into motion
The Oneonta Common Council passed motions initiating a search for a city manager and a review of the City Charter, among other business during a meeting in City Hall on Tuesday night. Also, the mayor and some council members raised concerns about the impact of the pending closure of the inpatient psychiatric unit at Bassett Medical Center, quizzing the police and fire chiefs who were present to give monthly department reports.
Most back casino plan at Schoharie forum
RICHMONDVILLE -- The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors heard strong public sentiment Tuesday night in favor of bringing a Las Vegas-style casino to the county, though some residents gave the proposal a chilly reception.
Speedway foes score new legal victory
The controversial New York Safety Track in Harpersfield will face significant limitations on attendance and engine sizes when it opens this year after the facility lost the latest round of a legal battle initiated by neighboring home owners.
Officials warn of possible flooding
Flood watches were set Tuesday for Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties, but officials said they had no reports of flooding or related problems by 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014
SAFE Act registration deadline arrives
One of the most controversial components of the New York SAFE Act -- mandatory registration of assault weapons -- kicks in today. Those who fail to comply could end up facing criminal charges.
OWL, college team up to teach kids science
More than 70 little ones gathered at SUNY Oneonta's Science Discovery Center on Saturday to learn about a world far littler than their own.
Council to discuss city manager search
The search for the city's second city manager, a review of the charter and a penalty for unregistered vacant properties will be among topics addressed at the Common Council meeting tonight.
Deadline nears for school board race
Petitions for one of three open seats on the Oneonta City School District Board of Education are due by 4 p.m. April 30, District Clerk Eileen Lishansky said.
Local Jews grieve for victims of Kansas shooting
Members of the Oneonta Jewish community said that they did not feel the shootings in Kansas were of particular concern to this area.
City planners to review downtown proposals
Downtown economic development and a proposal to build an addition to Advance Auto Parts will be addressed at the Oneonta Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday night.
Woman admits stealing $389K
A Richmondville woman has pleaded to stealing almost $400,000 from a local real estate agent, the Schoharie County District Attorney's Office said.
- Monday, April 14, 2014
Study: New York is No. 1 -- in taxes
The Empire State has the highest tax burden in the nation, according to a recently released study â€" a ranking that frustrates at least two local lawmakers. â€©â€©The Tax Foundation ranked New York as No. 1 in a study of states' tax burdens for residents, based on 2011 data.
Mayor declares city-wide fitness challenge
More than 30 individuals gathered at SUNY Oneonta's Craven Lounge in Morris Hall on Sunday to learn about a new community fitness program that aims to bring Oneonta together as a healthier and happier community, according to its creator.
Golden eagles subject of program
The habits of the elusive golden eagle will be the subject of a program Friday in Cooperstown.
Sherburne man charged in heroin raid
A Sherburne man was arrested Tuesday after police found him to be in possession of a substantial amount of heroin and cash.
Man accused of stealing firearms
Chenango County Sheriff's deputies arrested a village of Sherburne man on April 3 after he allegedly stole firearms from a residence two years ago.
Tanker truck overturns
A small tanker filled with used cooking oil overturned on County Route 23 in the town of Otsego on Sunday night, according to Otsego County Sheriff's deputies.
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
School opens doors on autism program
The rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder recognized in children has increased tremendously in recent years, and with that, normal has been reconsidered.
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