Step Back in Time
features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Sept. 19, 1987
Congressman Sherwood Boehlert and Mayor David Brenner announced Friday confirmation of a $991,800 federal grant for the first phase of the expansion of the Oneonta Municipal Airport.
In addition, negotiations are continuing for another $297,254, bringing the total Federal Aviation Administration grant to $1.28 million, Boehlert said.
The grant will be used to extend the runway at the airport by another 800 feet, to create a clear zone for landing planes and to relocate the Bert Brown Road. The city has already received $197,000 from the FAA for land acquisition and engineering studies.
Bruno Bruni, assistant city engineer, said the city is moving ahead on property acquisition, and has had several rounds of negotiations with property owners.
However, Brenner said the condemnation process allows the city to be on the land prior to taking title. Work on the project is expected to begin this fall.
Ninety percent of the project is being paid for by the federal government. The city is hoping for an additional $3.5 million over the next four years to complete expansion, with the total cost estimated at $5.6 million.
50 years ago
Sept. 19, 1962
MILFORD — Gordon Hammond, the new Supervising Principal at Milford Central School and six new teachers, were Monday honored at a reception sponsored by the Milford PTA, at the Milford Central School cafeteria.
Mr. Hammond, a native of Northville, N.H., has lived most of his life in New York State. He came to Milford from Jefferson Central School, where he had served as Supervising Principal for the past three years.
Prior to that he was Director of Guidance at Greenville Central School, and before that, guidance counselor and administrative assistant at Wappinger Falls Central School.
He is married and has two children.
The new teachers are William Shoemaker, citizenship education; Mrs. Maria Howey, 4th grade at Portlandville; Mrs. Grace Carroll, homemaking; Mrs. Patricia Brundage, Kindergarten; Robert Hyland, 3rd and 4th grades; and David Buck, music.