Businesses across our region were either keeping up with or presenting new appearances during September 1990.
As the “Era of COVID” plods along I find myself watching a lot more TV than I used to. My wife and I flip on Netflix and we try to start the newest hot series only to leave it after two or three episodes. We have tried the new “made-for-cable-only” full length movies. For the most part, meh.
A historic time we’re going through now with COVID-19 is preventing a local organization, specialists in history, from holding a celebration of a large, general public nature.
A few recent columns have highlighted the value of having a company once called Scintilla Magneto, and a village-owned airport in Sidney.
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
With the Second World War behind us, plans were being made for the future in southern Delaware County and the Sidney area during September 1945.
For 50 dormant years — roughly, the period between Muhammad Ali’s heyday and the Miami Heat donning hoodies after Trayvon Martin’s murder — athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics.
Robert Woodward’s new book, “Rage,” should be the final nail in the coffin of Donald Trump’s unholy presidency, but there’s little reason to believe it will be.
I have been hearing the phrase “social justice,” since I first went to college at Evergreen State near Seattle in the 1970s. Most of the terms I learned in college turned out to be nonsense.
Sure, the days were getting shorter and the temperatures getting a little cooler at night, but there was still plenty to do outdoors in Oneonta during the month of September 1920.
It has been nearly 20 years since we’ve seen those bright yellow signs with a horse and buggy symbol within, along our local roadways.
High winds, a new community center and a church celebration were all part of the local life and times in the Unadilla Valley during September 1920.
The COVID-19 public health crisis has created unforeseen and unprecedented challenges for our nation. While the country is beginning to re-open and lift restrictions, significant issues still remain. Americans will feel the devastating impact of the pandemic for years to come unless we inter…
Four years ago, millions of American voters took a giant gamble on the nation’s future by casting their ballots for a very different kind of president. He did not win the most votes but the Electoral College delivered him constitutionally into the White House nonetheless.
The League of Women Voters has long understood that the proliferation of handguns and semiautomatic “assault” long guns poses a major threat to public health and safety. Since the 1990s, the LWV has worked in support of common-sense regulation of firearms within New York state and across our…
The song “America the Beautiful” discusses mountains and prairies and spacious skies, but the real beauty of America is its balanced budget.
President Trump’s weekend with reporters at his private golf club in New Jersey can be explained as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
A new airfield was dedicated, a winter attraction got new life in the summer and a few business transactions were made in Oneonta.
The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act calls for all state electricity to be carbon free by 2040 and for an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Interpreting these targets to mean we must achieve “100% renewable” electricity would be a mistake.
About a week ago, I got an email from a man concerned about the impact the return of college students may have on the area, in relation to COVID. He asked me what my thoughts were.
“Our children and their children will ask us – What did you do? What did you say? ...We have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.”
A few months ago, I wrote a column for this paper called Five Impressive Men. Today my list is about Five Impressive Women. These ladies are part of our area’s fabric that contributes to who we are, what we do and how we succeed together.
A prosperous Otsego County means higher-wage jobs, stronger child care availability and broadband expansion and, of personal priority for each us, meaningful opportunities for growth and prosperity.
There may not be thousands upon thousands of fans wandering the streets of Cooperstown or the area this weekend, on what would have been Induction Weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The greatest loss under the coronavirus clampdown has been sports. While often aggravating (especially when your teams lose), sports also offer bonding, and the chance to work with other races and genders and ages, toward a common goal.
In response to the anti-racism protests that have erupted across the U.S., many Americans are saying they agree with the goals of the demonstrators, but not their methods. In a recent Pew survey, 67% of Americans say they support the Black Lives Matter movement, but only 19% think protests a…
This Week's Circulars
STAMFORD - Gordon R. Churchill born July 17, 1937, passed away on Sept. 29, 2020, following a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rose; daughters, Glenda Guest of Arizona and Ramona Tenace and Wilhelmina Foster, both of Unadilla; sister, Eileen Slocum of R…
SPRINGFIELD - Vi passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband, Bill, at her side. Born in Germany, Vi's parents were refugees from Lithuania at the end of World War II and were in a camp in Ingolstadt, Germany, operated by the U.S. Army when Vi was born. She was 5 years old when he…
BUSHNELL, Fla. - Gerald A. Ferris, 79, of Bushnell, Florida, formerly of Otego and Oneonta, passed away at home on Sept. 15, 2020. Jerry was born in Worcester, on July 20, 1941, the second son of James and Emma Ferris. Jerry lived and worked in the Oneonta area for the majority of his life. …
- Delhi police: Man raped child, additional charges possible
- Two-vehicle crash in Delhi leaves two dead
- Cafe owner focuses on family in return to Main Street
- Otsego to auction tax-foreclosed properties next month
- Bassett workers test positive for COVID
- Officials warn of possible mass COVID exposure
- Dual demonstrations shut down street in Norwich
- Police investigating 'serious' crash near Delhi; road closed
- Town of Oneonta passes mask-wearing ordinance
- Deputies: Man stole, forged 18 checks