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March 1, 2013

Step Back in Time: March 1, 2013

25 years ago

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WELLS BRIDGE — The Unatego school district will hire two elementary teachers for the fall to meet increasing enrollments and the school board may have to add more positions before next year.

The school board has approved adding the two positions, bringing the total elementary classroom teachers to 33, said superintendent Richard Molatch. The teachers will probably be needed for the fourth through sixth grades.

“We’re getting close to capacity at each end of the district,” said Molatch. A planned trailer park in Otego should bring more students into the district.

As of Feb. 1, the end of the first semester, the district had 699 elementary students, up 63 from last June. The kindergarten, first, second and fifth grades each have more than 100 students.

The Otego Elementary school has no vacant classrooms and the district will need the room in Unadilla formerly rented to the Headstart program.

 

50 years ago

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The City of Oneonta, which received offers of $381,250 in federal assistance for sewers and water improvements by certified mail Thursday, has 15 days to make a formal acceptance of the offers and get the project in motion.

Mayor Albert S. Nader said last night this is a portion of negotiations between the City and the Housing and Home Finance Agency to provide funds with which the city will build a new sewer line 10,200 feet long from a spot on Ford Avenue to Neahwa Place and to make additions and improvements to the city water system.

Mayor Nader said action on these documents will be an important part of the Common Council meeting next Tuesday.

Oneonta will, if the negotiations are completed, be faced with the raising of a like sum on a 50-50 basis to carry out the city end of the project.

City officials indicated earlier that the city would raise the funds through a bond issue. The Common Council late last year removed the ceiling on the amount it would obtain through bond issues without a referendum.

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