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ONEONTA — More than 60 volunteers, members and alumni of Otsego County Habitat for Humanity packed the reception hall of the Elm Park Methodist Church in celebration of the organization’s 30th anniversary Sunday.

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 14 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. An Otsego County site and a Delaware County site are among the nominees.

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The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala and other events Saturday, Sept. 21.

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Hartwick College hosted the third installment of TEDx talks in Oneonta on Friday evening at the college's Slade Theatre.

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In a book released this week, the "Ballpark Mystery" duo is back and heading to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to cheer on a team from Cooperstown.

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There is now enough public support in the form of signatures to explore the possibility of dissolving the village of Cobleskill, according to former Cobleskill Mayor Mark Nadeau. 

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A Plymouth resident wanted for assaulting his girlfriend’s children was arrested Wednesday at his home, according to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office.

Free health and wellness services and education will be available at Keith Clark Park in Sidney on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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SUNY Oneonta honored its seven alumni who died in the 9/11 attacks at a remembrance ceremony Wednesday in front of the university’s 9/11 Memorial.

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Volunteers set out to distribute 500 bags containing informational brochures to Oneonta neighborhoods as part of the United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties’ September 11th National Day of Service.

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ALBANY — New York's effort to shift young lawbreakers from adult courts and prisons into community programs and probation has been largely successful in the 11 months since the juvenile justice system was revamped advocates for the sweeping changes say.

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ONEONTA — Fifth-graders at Greater Plains Elementary School participated in a host of community volunteer activities Wednesday to commemorate the lives lost in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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COOPERSTOWN — The village’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board set a public hearing for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the village meeting room at 22 Main St., to consider a proposal for a Dunkin’/Baskins Robbins shop at 54 Walnut St.

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Otsego County is taking steps to mitigate its recycling problem, and may have to consider rate hikes next year for trash disposal at its southern and northern transfer stations if worldwide recycling industry trends continue, according to county officials. 

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The Unatego Central School District Board of Education announced Tuesday it is accepting proposals for the development of the former Otego Elementary School after its previous agreement fell through last month.

A.O. Fox Hospital was awarded $10,000 Aug. 27 to help launch a food “farmacy” at its Tri-Town Campus in Sidney, set to open in January 2020.

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MILFORD — Constituents were split on the proposed separation of the village of Milford’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board at a Sept. 9 public hearing at the village office.

The Chenango County Department of Public Works will close county Road 29 between the Bryant Road/Dilly Hill Road intersection and Lake Road in the town of New Berlin on Wednesday for the replacement of a large culvert.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, citing an outbreak of serious illnesses linked to vaping, said Monday he is preparing legislation that would ban flavored e-cigarettes.

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HAMDEN — Democrats in Delaware County welcomed U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, and State Sen. Jen Metzger, D-Rosendale, to the annual Fred Cubera community barbecue Sunday, Sept. 8.

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ALBANY -- The state Attorney General's office and several prominent New York community organizations are seeking to derail a federal rule that would shutdown the pathway to citizenship for immigrants relying on public benefit programs..

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MONROE, N.J. - Laura Robinson Stern died peacefully of natural causes on Sept. 3, 2019, when her family had completed their loving farewells. Laura Stern was born Tanya Laura Robinson on July 25, 1923, to (the late) Reuben and Sarah Robinson, Russian immigrants who met in this country. (Laur…