In wartime 1945, many commodities were rationed or somewhat scarce already. But mix in some miserable winter weather going into the month of February, and many lifestyles locally and statewide were temporarily altered by the shortage of fuel.
For decades, the nation’s media have covered, and amplified, the controversies of rap music, from the hype of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that framed the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. in the 1990s, to last year’s murder of Los Angeles rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle.
I didn’t get into documentary filmmaking on purpose. I stumbled in, and didn’t get out. It’s a lifelong school of hard knocks. You can try acting holier-than-thou to your brethren in Hollywood, but at the end of the day you have mostly maxed out your credit cards or your dad’s.
Regardless of where one lives in the state, all New Yorkers have a stake in the outcome of the Cuomo administration's huge investment of public funds at the Riverbend plant in Buffalo.
A proposed new military draft, tensions with the Soviet Union, and the “Miracle on Ice” were all part of local conversations taking place during February 1980.
The Otsego County Energy Task Force initiative led by Meg Kennedy and Michelle Farwell of the Otsego County Board of Representatives is a positive initiative for our county. The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce supports this work and is proud to be part of the task force, in which I serve a…
With Karl Marx, tribalism returned with an unseemly ferocity. He turned the poor against the rich, and the results were gulags, killing fields and genocides. When I think of the poor and the rich, I think of opportunities. The rich need workers. The workers need employers. It would seem that…
ALBANY — The fragile condition of the hospital industry across upstate New York was laid bare at a recent hearing examining the health care portion of the state budget.
There was a new governor in New York, and a new budget called for a change in the business-as-usual in 1995.
A week ago Saturday I was at my home computer doing some work when my CNN Breaking News icon pinged on. “Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash.” I was stunned. Everybody was.
A popular gathering spot in Cooperstown opened, and war talk could be heard from time to time. These were parts of the village’s life and times during February 1940.
New laws on seat belts, drinking and driving, and disabilities were being coped with in the early months of 1985 in our area.
Every year, on the Sunday afternoon before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, our Oneonta Chapter of the NAACP and our City of Oneonta’s Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights join forces in creating, presenting and hosting a birthday celebration in honor of the man most identif…
ALBANY — New York has casinos, racetracks, video-lottery racinos, off track betting parlors, bingo halls and a long list of lottery games.
Reports of prosperity, someone taking improper advantage of the prosperity, winter sports and a new club seeking a home were all part of our local life and times in January 1920.
The allegations in Ronan Farrow’s recent book, “Catch and Kill,” that top execs at NBC News had squashed his revelatory reporting on Harvey Weinstein — NBC’s loss was The New Yorker’s gain — ripped open in me old psychic wounds. I thought I had put these to bed on my birthday in 2002, when I…
From the crowded city schools to the busy hillside campuses, education news was plentiful in Oneonta during January 1960.
A listener of mine recently sent me the sweetest little souvenir from my past. It was a note that was sent home with grade school students telling of an upcoming event. A field trip. It was on the letterhead of my elementary school, Pearl Street School in Sidney. It is dated Nov. 15, 1957. H…
ALBANY — Some call this city on the west bank of the Hudson "Cuomoland" though I prefer to think of it as the Villa of the Fatted Calf.
Cooperstonians lined up for a couple of notable reasons during the month of January 1940 — to help and to collect.
Let’s take a walk through Mitch McConnell’s graveyard. The graveyard is his desk in the Senate where nearly 400 bills, passed by the Democratically controlled House of Representatives, go to die. These commonsense bills never reach the 100 senators for a vote. Mitch strangles them at birth.
“Find the cost of freedom,” wrote Stephen Stills in 1970 upon visiting a Civil War site. Those who fought and died to defend our freedoms are indeed “buried in the ground” as Stills and company sang.
ALBANY — A spike in anti-Semitic attacks. More paperwork from changes to evidence rules. New job impacts flowing from alterations to the bail law.
True, the calendar may have read 1930 and there was a Great Depression to deal with, but you could hardly notice much about the latter, locally, at the turn of the new year.
At the intersection of years, the ending of one and beginning of another, we often reflect on the year past and make plans for the year to come. Similarly to birthdays, the passing of another time-based event, we recognize that the passing of time has an inescapable effect upon us.
Recognizing the need to compete with social media, The Daily Star created “Sound Off” — a place where one can find meaningful anonymous commentary mixed in with mean-spirited personal attacks based upon statements true and false. While I am not a big fan of this type of thing, I will confess…
“In the bleak mid-winter” of Christina Rossetti’s 1872 poem, Salvation Army bells and tinnitus warring for headspace, I am haunted by those who did not get to see December cast its chill upon the northern latitudes once more.
This Week's Circulars
WORCESTER - Ella M. Chase, 106, passed away on Feb. 20, 2020. Ella was born on Oct. 7, 1913, in Oneonta, the daughter of Burton and Margarett (Thayer) Miller. She attended Oneonta High School for three years, then graduated from Laurens Central School. Ella was a member of Elm Park United Me…
ROXBURY - Gloria Katherine Stewart, 95, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. Gloria was born in Newton, New Jersey, on Dec. 17, 1924, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Rosselli) Scarsella. She graduated from Newton High School. She worked at …
MILFORD - Barbara A. Neff, 85, of Arnold's Lake, passed away on Sunday Feb. 2, 2020, following a long period of declining health. Born Oct. 6, 1934, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Lillian (Moffatt) Berner. She was raised on the family farm on Berner Hill Road. She attended Milford Central…
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