City parks playing fields remain closed

The City of Oneonta Parks and Recreation Commission recently announced that all city parks playing fields remain closed until further notice.

For more information about the status of field conditions, call the Department of Public Service at 432-2100 during business hours.

Charter Commission to meet Wednesday

The City of Oneonta Charter Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Meeting topics will include the options for the roles the city's boards and commissions will play in the upcoming revised charter, as well as budgetary changes.

The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Butternuts GOP plans town hall meeting

The Town of Butternuts Republican Committee will hold a Republican town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the firehouse in Gilbertsville.

According to a media release from the committee, the purpose of the meeting is to activate a search for 2011 candidates for town and county positions, and to "discuss issues and concerns of the present and the future of local government."

Hartwick College to host film screening

Documentary filmmaker Sherri VandenAkker will be at Hartwick College on Tuesday to discuss a film she made about her mother, "My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic." VandenAkker's mother died in 2007.

Hartwick will host a free public screening of the film at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Anderson Theatre in the Anderson Center for the Arts on the Hartwick College campus. The screening will be followed by a discussion with VandenAkker. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Hartwick College 2010-2011 Consumption campus theme. For more information, contact Dan Morse at 431-4666 or

Project defeated in Schenevus

Voters in the Schenevus Central School District defeated a proposed $2.4 million building project, 182-124. This is the second defeat for the project, which was turned down 138-88 in September.

Interim Superintendent Mary Jo McPhail said the board will discuss the issue during its March 22 meeting. 

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