Bombers Burritos, a Tex-Mex eatery at 221 Main St. in Oneonta, will have a grand opening on Wednesday, July 10, according to owner John Hewitt.

“Construction is progressing really well — everything looks great,” Hewitt said. “An amazing number of details all popped up during the last month, but we’re knocking them off as quickly as we can.”

Hewitt said he co-owns the restaurant with his brother, Jim, and his nephew, Charlie, will be the restaurant’s manager.

The Oneonta restaurant will be the first franchise location of an Albany-based group of restaurants owned by Jimmy Vann, Hewitt told The Daily Star in May.

The eatery will feature a similar menu to the flagship location, but Hewitt said he plans to introduce regional specials as well. Late-night drink specials and activities, including karaoke, trivia and DJ entertainment, are also in the works, he said.

SUNY Oneonta makes Forbes list

SUNY Oneonta is one of the “Best Value Colleges” in the country, according to a ranking by Forbes magazine.

The business journal’s “America’s Best Value Colleges 2019” list singles out schools that offer students “an excellent return on their college investment,” according to a media release. “Our focus highlights schools with the highest quality and best financial outcomes,” the article said.

Forbes compiled its fourth annual ranking of the 300 Best Value Colleges by amassing and comparing data on 645 colleges and universities across all 50 states and scoring them on quality, net price, net debt, alumni earnings, timely graduation and access for low-income students.

Data was collected from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and from PayScale, the world’s largest salary database, the release said.

Talk on hemp is planned

There will be a a presentation on “Hemp’s Legal Landscape” with Joy Beckerman of Hemp Ace International from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Butternut Valley Grange Hall at 7 Bloom St. in Gilbertsville.

The free event will cover the history of U.S. hemp laws, current hemp laws in New York and the nation, and how the laws may evolve in the future.

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