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Mark Simonson

November 9, 2013

Creating better sewers helped many during Great Depression


This plant served until the 1970s. With Oneonta under pressure again from the state, a new $4.5 million sewage treatment plant, long in the planning stages, moved forward in December 1969 with a $2.5 million Pure Waters Construction grant from the Gov. Nelson Rockefeller administration. Delays caused this plant to open in December 1974. Upgrades and repairs from the 2006 flood have since been made.

On Monday: A new Clark gymnasium was proposed in Cooperstown 30 years ago.

Oneonta City Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorHistorian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at His website is His columns can be found at




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