Have you followed the impeachment hearings?
LaBella Associates recently partnered with the Southern Tier 8 Regional Board to present “Energy Solutions for Economic Success,” an educational forum for local decision makers and stakeholders. At this forum, a team of LaBella planners and engineers joined utility, state agency and funding …
The fall of 1989 was a historic one, globally and locally. There was the demise of the Berlin Wall, and a general reaching out between the Soviet Union and the United States — from Sochi to Oneonta.
The Otsego County Chamber is excited to host a kickoff Leadership Otsego 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, with a Chamber networking breakfast and information session for our Leadership Otsego program.
“Sidewalk supervisors” had a gem of a month to observe events in and around downtown Oneonta during November 1929.
The First Amendment isn’t getting the appreciation and respect it deserves. Increasingly battered and misunderstood, it needs all the support it can get as divisive politics and advancing technologies drag us in new directions.
Big game rifle season opened in the the area this weekend. I’m not a hunter, but I support the folks who go into the woods and harvest meat for their families.
Television quiz shows such as “Twenty-One” or “The $64,000 Question” were widely popular among local and national viewers in the late 1950s.
For more than 20 years, there has been one television show that I’ve been interested in consistently. No, make that a show that I have been mesmerized by consistently! Whenever I flip on the tube and start channel surfing, if I land on this show, I am usually good for at least an hour, maybe…
Will Rogers said, “It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.” This is particularly true now that climate change forces us quickly to find energy solutions to ensure that there is a future for our children. We know that more fossil-fuel power plants, …
Some 4.8 million New Yorkers are now getting their medical insurance coverage through NY State of Health, the state-run health plan Marketplace.
If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.
Yogi Berra once famously gave this puzzling advice to a college graduating class, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” The quip became lore, along with other Yogi-isms attributed to the legendary baseball player.
It has been nearly five years since I first chose to run for mayor. Not a day has gone by since that someone has not stopped me on the street; come up to me in a restaurant or supermarket; sent me an email; called me on the phone or even knocked on my door at home to ask what me what we are …
The 2019 World Series marked the 150th anniversary of professional baseball, and there’s no doubt that the game being played today has undergone a lot of changes. To some, these changes are inevitable. But to others — like Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt — today’s game is “all about power,” and t…
With colder weather rolling in, federal grant money is being distributed to the states to help low-income residents pay for their heating bills.
Better health and improved school spirit. These were the motivating factors behind the formation of the Cooperstown Athletic Association in the fall of 1919.
A local bank merged with a larger out-of-town bank, an area landmark property took on a new purpose, the question of a new airport was finally answered and a future plan for Oneonta was presented.
Travel and travel safety were frequent topics in the news around Sidney and Delaware County during the month of October 1934.
Whether some “conservatives” believe that our species is causing dramatic changes in our weather systems is irrelevant. It has been said that Mother Nature is nothing more or less than the laws of the physical sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, atmospheric, geology, and such) creating ne…
With Bernie Sanders’ heart attack, perhaps precipitated by the stress of campaigning with unabated revolutionary fervor, coupled with head-snapping contradictory pronouncements from spinmeister Rudy Giuliani, some found themselves wondering if millennial ageism is warranted.
According to scientists, there is an enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy. A black hole is so dark even light cannot escape, which makes it invisible. You cannot see a black hole. No one has been there to go in and report back. Why do scientists then suspect this is true, that bla…
Like many, I was saddened to hear of the death Thursday morning of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who represented the Baltimore area in the House of Representatives and chaired the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Sorry to be a buzzkill at this glorious time when peak fall foliage infuses our lives with its vibrant palette of color across the upstate landscape.
Before October 1994, the town of Oneonta government had three homes throughout West Oneonta. That all changed with the opening of a new town hall at 3966 State Route 23.
Underneath the clash and clang of controversy over presidential impeachment, public policy and personal initiative can slowly and seemingly imperceptibly improve life in America. That was the case two decades ago, amid the swirling arguments over the mostly party line impeachment of then-Pre…
From West End to East Street and on a college campus, new Oneonta housing projects were taking shape in October 1954.
There continued to be a mood, a feeling in the air locally, that the war was creeping to an end, through October 1944.
WASHINGTON — If Donald Trump were to tweet that 9 is a prime number, that Minneapolis is in Idaho, and that the sun revolves around the Earth — “Make Earth Great Again!” — would even five Republican senators publicly disagree with even one of the tweets? This matters in assessing the wisdom …
Celebrating 70 years of Communist Party rule, Chinese leader Xi Jinping stood in the open sunroof of a Red Flag limousine and shouted, “Greetings, comrades,” to the masses below. Xi wore a Mao-style suit to his giant military parade, which featured a missile that could carry 10 nuclear warhe…
New York is home to more than 4,000 dairy farms. Our dairy cows and the dairy farmers who care for them are an important part of our rural communities. They provide nutritious food for our families, help support local businesses that keep our economies alive, and care for the beautiful open …
This Week's Circulars
UNADILLA - Kenneth William VerValin, 91, of Unadilla, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at his home. He was born on Jan. 6, 1923, in Oneonta, to the late Arthur and Mary (Larkin) VerValin. Ken attended Unadilla Central School. He was a Navy veteran. He enlisted at the age o…
COOPERSTOWN - Haidy P. Zoeller, who, with her late husband, William H. Zoeller owned and operated Lake Front Hotel and Cooperstown Marine, passed away Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2019, at her home in Lakeland Shores, surrounded by her family. She was 93. Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Brooklyn, she was…
MILFORD - Josephine A. Graham, 88, of Division Street, Milford, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born on Sept. 30, 1931, in Cooperstown, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Claudine (Smith) Wilber. She attended the one-room schoolhouse in Bowe…
- 100-year-old business continues to be family run
- SUNY Oneonta, Hartwick to part ways on concert
- Perry sisters power Unatego into Class C final in penalty kicks
- Police chief says man has been arrested on first-degree rape charges
- Man admits to sex offender registry violation
- Dunkin' drops C'town plans
- Deposit moves to abolish village police, court
- Troopers seize $100,000 in drugs and cash
- School delays for Nov. 19, 2019
- Stillwater stops Unatego in state final