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November 16, 2013

Week in Review: Foothills hosts economic summit

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The Daily Star

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

MONDAY

For Anthony “Tony” Cece, 74, of Worcester, who was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne, Veterans Day is a day to remember his late brothers’ service as paratroopers.

“It feels like I am with them,” when he participates in such activities, said Cece.

In sports: To be clear, Unatego’s football team had no chance Saturday against a big, quick and punishing squad from Tioga.

One can point to the 47-point halftime deficit the Spartans faced and the 625 rushing yards the Tigers rolled up as proof.

But along the way, the Spartans participated in what might have been the wackiest game in Section Four football history.

TUESDAY

Area veterans who attended ceremonies in Oneonta on Monday said they were appreciative of the recognition. Oneonta American Legion Post 259 sponsored the Veterans Day activities attended by more than 50 people at Neahwa Park starting at 11 a.m. Refreshments were provided afterward at the Veterans Club on Chestnut Street by the Legion Auxiliary.

In sports: For all the men’s and women’s soccer programs have accomplished at Oneonta State over the years, the one they haven’t done is to qualify for the NCAA Division III tournament in the same year.

Until now, that is.

WEDNESDAY

The Oneonta city budget proposal for 2014 includes two police and two firefighter positions that were on the chopping block. The four public safety jobs would have been unfilled positions removed from the budget, not layoffs, and would have resulted in a savings of about $250,000, officials said.

In sports: Oneonta State senior Karly DeSimone was named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year for women’s soccer, the conference announced Tuesday.

THURSDAY

Demographics, energy and water needs, economic development, municipal and community services and environmental safeguards are among many addressed in the town of Oneonta’s draft comprehensive plan released Wednesday night.

In sports: Jerry Mackey had to make some adjustments this season. And not just with the Oneonta High girls soccer team but with his squad’s schedule.

FRIDAY

If a company were looking for a business location, Otsego County would lose in the first round of consideration for lack of a shovel-ready site, a speaker at an economic summit said Thursday. First impressions count, according to Richard Sheehy, a site-selection specialist with CH2M HILL, a consulting, design, build, operations and program management firm, said. Sheehy was among several speakers and panelists who addressed about 175 people attending the summit at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in downtown Oneonta.

In sports: So much for preseason polls. The Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals for men’s soccer will feature Hartwick College and Western Michigan, who were selected by the coaches of the seven-team league in August to finish the 2013 season last and second-to-last, respectively.