25 years ago
Jan. 17, 1989
NORWICH — Chenango County Supervisors passed a law Monday that may keep the rest of the state’s solid and hazardous waste out of the county, but lacks the teeth to prohibit a proposed state low-level radioactive dump.
Residents and some officials called for a stronger law prohibiting the state from placing a proposed radioactive dump within the county, but the county attorney said such a law would be struck down by the court. Officials said they will try to make a tougher law later, but wanted to get a law on the books before the state comes for a public hearing on low-level radioactive waste next Monday.
Officials admitted the law may have less impact on the state than the strong and vocal opposition amassing all over Chenango County. To coordinate those voices, the county board hired Fred Bateman of McDonough for three months at $20,000. He will work in the planning department office.
50 years ago
Jan. 17, 1964
Oneonta’s public school children will undergo some major relocations in the two years to come, including for some the end of split shift classes.
If anyone thinks the relocations are going to be difficult for the students, they must understand that re-locating the students is going to be a major problem for school administration and faculty.
By September 1964, if all goes according to plan, some 800 high school students are going to be uprooted from the time honored corridors and classrooms of the old building on Academy Street and transplanted in the shining new East Street Senior High School.
Also by September 1964, a multitude of Junior High School pupils who have been operating on double sessions at the Academy Street Junior High School, will fan out into the combined old Senior High-Junior High Academy Street buildings, by then at least partly remodeled into a Junior High School plant.
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