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July 6, 2013

Week in Review: NFL vet, OHS grad May comes home

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


A standout football figure made history come to life Sunday for two Oneonta elementary school boys.

Mark May, a 1977 Oneonta High School graduate who played 13 years in the National Football League, stopped by the Greater Oneonta Historical Society to meet Dayne Bissell-Smith and Matthew Shultz. The boys, 10, separately had chosen May as the topic of a fourth-grade history research project.

In sports: David Wright could do no wrong Sunday. Wright went 6-for-6 with eight runs and two RBIs to lead Oneonta Post 259 to a Legion baseball doubleheader sweep of Sherrill at Oneonta High.


A Masonville man accused of damaging trooper cars during efforts to evade state police was arrested on felony charges and sent to Delaware County jail on $30,000 cash bail, authorities said Monday.

In sports: Though the Baseball Hall of Fame will be short on big-time inductees later this month, it clearly won’t be without A-listers during Induction Weekend.

The Cooperstown shrine announced Monday that 41 Hall of Famers will return for the July 28 Induction Ceremony at the Clark Sports Center.


An Oneonta woman was charged with impaired driving after the vehicle she was driving backed into the 8 Hazel St. residence of the city judge, police said.

In sports: Recent Oneonta High graduate Chris Pindar continued his climb up the all-state baseball list in 2013. Pindar, a center fielder, earned First Team status on the all-state team, which was released Thursday by the New York State Sports Writers Association. It marks the third straight season Pindar has been an all-state selection.


The Daily Star did not publish on the Fourth of July.


Otsego County Acting Treasurer Russ Bachman urged county lawmakers this week to consider raising taxes above the state-imposed two percent cap, citing what he sees as a “very difficult” budget preparation season for the 2014 fiscal plan.

In sports: Brian Kraft went off on the Fourth of July. Kraft doubled twice and tripled in a 3-for-4 effort that led the host Oneonta Outlaws to a 5-1 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory over the Geneva Twins on Thursday at Damaschke Field.

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