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Mark Simonson

August 20, 2012

Oneonta Municipal Airport experiences expansion in August 1987

Oneonta's airport was seeing expansion, Hartwick College did a bit of revising of its history, it was payoff time for those communities affected by the Marcy South Power line project, horror visited Cherry Valley and Christmas tree farming was on the rise. It was all part of our local life and times in August 1987.

Arguments would be very few these days if one said the Oneonta Municipal Airport is a quiet place. This wasn't the case 25 years ago, when Catskill Airways was operating 14 flights per day to five other airports -- Boston, LaGuardia, Newark, Utica and Long Island.

Airline flights out of Oneonta had increased 145 percent from 1985-86, according to The Daily Star of Saturday, Aug. 1, and expansion plans were in the works. Part of the reason for the increase was because of opening a Catskill Airways terminal in Utica at what was then the Oneida County Airport. Flights to Washington, D.C., were set to be added that fall and a project to lengthen the Oneonta airport runway was due for completion in the next year or two.

Hartwick adopts founding date

The Hartwick College Board of Trustees adopted 1797, the year Hartwick Seminary was established, as the college's founding date, it was reported Aug. 3, 1987. This put the college in an elite group of 33 colleges that were founded before the 19th century.

Hartwick College got started in 1928 by the seminary, but when the seminary went out of business in 1947 at its town of Hartwick site, south of Cooperstown, it left its heritage to the college.

Hartwick College President Philip S. Wilder Jr. wanted the college's founding date to show its complete ancestry.

Counties get grants for projects

Another round of grants were being distributed to the towns in Otsego and Delaware counties affected by the Marcy South transmission line. This round of $440,000 brought the total of all grants along the line to nearly $9 million.

The New York Power Authority approved grants recommended by Citizen Advisory Panels located in each town or county.

In the town of Richfield, $8,900 was granted to the Chamber of Commerce to renovate the historic bandstand in the village park in Richfield Springs, and more than $31,000 was approved for American Legion Post 190 in Delhi to build athletic fields, among many other projects in the region.

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