This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:
Temperatures outside may be delightful, but the warm autumnal weather will end. The question is when, and some area residents aren’t waiting until a cycle of cold days to prepare for winter.
Also: A Hartwick College student working at a festival that raised money to reform of marijuana laws died after falling from a roof at the event site, sources said.
In sports: Not only did Oneonta High lose its first two games of the season, the Yellowjackets also lost two of their top players to injuries.
The state Authorities Budget Office announced in a press release Monday that the board of directors of the Otsego County Development Corporation was issued a letter of censure.
In sports: For the eighth straight season, Cherry Valley-Springfield will represent the East Division in the Tri-Valley League boys soccer crossover final. The Patriots (14-1, 13-0) received two goals from Ben Drugatz to defeat visiting Milford, 4-1, Monday to seal the division title. CV-S scored the final four goals.
The Oneonta Common Council discussed personnel and capital spending in continued efforts Tuesday night to close a budget gap projected for 2014.
Also: A referendum calling for the dissolution of Richfield Springs was solidly defeated Tuesday by village voters who turned out at the polls in unusually heavy numbers for an election with nothing else on the ballot.
In sports: Junior Ryan Marszal scored no touchdowns and made no interceptions, yet his impact on Unatego’s 42-14 Section Four Football Conference Division V victory over Deposit/Hancock on Friday was huge.
With the Nov. 5 election less than three weeks away, no debates have been organized for the two candidates competing for the Otsego County treasurer’s job. Of five districts for the county board, four are now scheduled to have debates featuring new candidates vying for those seats.