This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:
Oneonta patrol officers today will start working 12-hour instead of eight-hour shifts. During a three-month trial, the Oneonta Police Department will study the efficiency of coverage, the impact on overtime spending and case management and the reaction of officers, among other factors, city and union officials said last week.
In sports: Walton’s young squad rode an 18-point second quarter to an 18-16 victory over visiting Whitney Point on Saturday in a Section Four Football Conference non-division victory that marked the opener for both teams.
The winner of this year’s Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award is Five Star Subaru of Oneonta. Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Ann Heegan said that Five Star Subaru was given the award based on its community outreach, customer service and involvement with the arts.
Brooks’ Bottling Co., a sister company of Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q, was given the Breakthrough Award for the expansion of its sauce bottling business.
In sports: Ty Magnan and eighth-grader Connor Woznick scored two goals apiece to lead host South Kortright to a 4-2 Delaware League boys soccer victory over Gilboa on Monday.
A judge has rejected a defense lawyer’s request to disqualify the Chenango County District Attorney’s office from handling the murder trial of Ganesh “Remy” Ramsaran, reasoning it was “common knowledge” that a woman who hired an assistant prosecutor as her matrimonial lawyer had an affair with the suspect.
In sports: Madison Allen swam to victories in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke as host Oneonta High defeated Chenango Forks, 111-59, Tuesday in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference meet.
The Grand and Glorious Garage Sale will be held for the 34th time Saturday.