25 years ago
Jan. 28, 1989
Some 500 to 600 city residents have received information in the mail about how to recycle, according to Oneonta City Chamberlain David Martindale.
City employees in Martindale’s office have been inserting a note about Oneonta’s garbage recycling regulations with tax receipts.
The one-page letter from city education Recycling Coordinator Carol Lewis tells people how they can separate their garbage, what is recyclable now and what the city will collect later.
Wilber National Bank and Oneonta Savings and Loan also are sending the letter to an estimated 2,500 customers, Lewis said. And, garbage haulers have agreed to include the information with their bills to customers.
However, the note does not give a timetable on when the city’s recycling ordinance actually will take effect. Elected officials and city employees have said they are waiting for recycling equipment to arrive before the ordinance is put to the test. That could be in mid-February or much later. Last summer city officials were gearing up for recycling to begin Jan. 1.
50 years ago
Jan. 28, 1964
ALBANY—A $90,000 start this year on development of a 625-acre State Park at Hyde Bay on Lake Otsego has been proposed in Gov. Rockefeller’s 1964-65 budget.
If the legislature approves, the state Conservation Department will get the $90,000 for the “commencement” of work on Glimmerglass State Park for which $229,000 has already been spent on land acquisition.
A spokesman at the Conservation Department said Monday he could not give exact details of the 1964 construction program at Glimmerglass because he had not yet been informed which part of the program has been approved by the Division of the Budget.
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