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February 9, 2013

Week in Review: Fire strikes Otego landmark

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

MONDAY

A fire that destroyed a vacant industrial building in the village of Otego on Saturday is considered suspicious, the fire chief said Sunday.

In sports: Kayla Craft scored a game-high 24 points Saturday for the undefeated South Kortright girls, who hit 11 three-point field goals against visiting Downsville for a 67-26 basketball victory that clinched the Delaware League’s Delaware Mountain Division title.

TUESDAY

New Yorkers are evenly divided on the question of whether the Cuomo administration should permit hydraulic fracturing for shale gas — even in the counties where the controversial drilling technique could be employed, a new poll shows.

In sports: Quinn Barnhart had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Unatego’s boys to a 67-51 non-league basketball victory at Southern Tier Athletic Conference member Chenango Forks on Monday.

WEDNESDAY

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Tuesday heralded a new agreement with Cabot Oil and Gas that commits the company to revealing its policy for “eliminating or minimizing” the use of toxins in hydraulic fracturing fluids.

Also: Elena Doyle, a longtime Oneonta restaurateur, is back in a Main Street kitchen. Doyle, who operated Elena’s Sweet Indulgence and Elena’s Pastry/Café, which closed in July 2010, is one of three chefs working the Collage Food Boutique, a cross-cultural experiment in mixing and matching Asian, Caribbean and Italian fare.

In sports: The girls from Franklin and Davenport clinched division basketball titles Tuesday with convincing victories.

The unbeaten Purple Devils received 30 points from junior standout Jordan Beers in beating Laurens, 55-36, at home. Franklin has a three-game lead over Morris in the West Division of the Tri-Valley League with one game remaining.

Jenna Lutz had 14 points and 16 rebounds as Davenport beat visiting Margaretville, 49-20. The Wildcats clinched the Delaware League Upper Division title when Stamford lost, 44-40 at Hunter-Tannersville.

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