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December 8, 2012

Week in Review: Oneonta Theatre to close; Unatego attends Albany rally

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THURSDAY

A group from Unatego Central School was among the participants at an Albany rally Wednesday seeking state action for financial challenges facing schools.

The 17 participants from Unatego, including students, teachers and administrators, were among 700 people from around the state who were brought to the state capital for “The Educate NY Now” event.

In sports: Even without junior standout Mariah Ruff, Oneonta High’s girls proved Wednesday they’re still pretty good.

With Ruff nursing a sprained right thumb, the Yellowjackets received 10 points, seven steals, six assists and six rebounds from Maria DiMartin to beat visiting Windsor, 52-41, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference basketball game.

FRIDAY

One aspect of the fiscal cliff negotiations has the potential to affect area nonprofits and human service agencies, several officials said Thursday.

Along with the fate of Bush-era tax cuts, lawmakers will decide the fate of $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that were the result of last year’s debt ceiling talks. If nothing is changed, half of the cuts would come from defense, and half would come from domestic programs that have a local impact.

In sports: Tournament MVP Nyafia Blakney scored 11 of her game-high 26 points in the third quarter to lead Fallsburg to a 48-40 girls basketball victory over Downsville in the championship game of the Walton Tip-Off Tournament on Thursday.

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