In a normal year — which 2020 is not — players on many an evening would be hustling into the outfield on the softball fields at Neahwa Park, to retrieve a well hit or deep fly ball, with the fielder positioned fairly close to Interstate 88.
Little did the our area know it, but World War II was in the home stretch during July, and there were some smaller “wars” being dealt with while many kept up with warfare news of the day.
A common theme for the local business outlook during the summer of 1995 was that of hello and goodbye, as well as what if.
As the U.S. prepares to celebrate another year of its independence, the country is paying renewed attention to the founders, and how their legacy of slavery is linked to systemic racism.
I was glad to see local police condemn the killing of George Floyd, but the article titled “Area police: Anger over Floyd case is justified,” in the June 13-14 edition of The Daily Star, also caused me some concern.
Getting re-elected has now become an obsession with first-term presidents, at least since 1951 when the 22nd Amendment was ratified. Indeed, this may be one of the unintended consequences of that amendment.
l state highway got a new name, local tourism became accessible to the world, and a local man toured the Susquehanna — all 444 miles of it.
There was no joking on April 1, 1945. That was when a major invasion began at Okinawa and lasted for the next 82 days, finally ending on June 22.
A local college inauguration, removal of a school, a sales conference in Morris and the Air Cadet Corps were all part of our local life and times during June 1930
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a vi…
WASHINGTON (AP) — At a moment of national reckoning over racism in America, President Donald Trump is increasingly becoming a bystander.
Local residents during the month of June 1920 were opening up their hearts, pocketbooks and wallets to help out some noteworthy causes for people as well as animals.
George Floyd's death at the hands — or rather the knee — of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin has sparked protests nationwide, including some looting and destruction of property in my hometown of Dallas. I do not condone senseless violence, but I understand some of the rage and frustra…
Our local colleges were making big plans during the month of June 1965. So were some of the graduates making their way out into “the real world.”
“Surprising early season form was displayed by the half hundred golfers who competed in the Memorial Day Golf tournament on the Canasawacta Country Club course,” the Norwich Sun reported on Tuesday, June 1, 1920. It was the grand opening of the new club, after more than a year of preparation.
Since Republicans, on average, are five times more likely than Democrats to believe it's safe now to resume normal business activity, reopening the economy has often been framed as a partisan issue.
With piecemeal re-openings around the country, businesses are limping out of this housebound period, if they still exist to emerge at all.
When I was a child, I used to play in the woods with my friends and our BB guns. We’d go out in the surviving wilderness in the Pocono Mountains. I’d hide under a tree for hours waiting for a bird to land. A black-capped chickadee did land, and bam, I hit it in the chest. Its song stopped as…
After coming through Phase One of the re-opening of New York state in this Age of COVID, I am still waiting for the fun phases to kick in. Nothing against the construction business or curbside retail pick-up, but I am waiting for something that will make me laugh and make me feel that “the g…
Milling, the railroad and entertainment were keeping “sidewalk supervisors” of Oneonta well occupied during the spring months of 1895.
The summer of 2020 will likely be the exception to the rule — but there was a time not long ago when Oneonta shifted gears to a slower time when the weather warmed up.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
I cannot write the headlines for my columns – that is a responsibility reserved for this newspaper’s editor – but if I could (hint to the editor), I would make it "Love in the Time of COVID."
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, expressed reluctance to fund coronavirus relief for hard-hit cities and states, suggesting they would be "blue state bailouts," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a quick retort.
For as much as the world has turned upside down over the past 10 weeks, I am so thankful that technology has made it so we can still have some semblance of normalcy.
In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.
In a normal year, Tuesday, May 19, would have been an election day. State law dictates that school budget and board member votes be held on the third Tuesday of May. But this is not a normal year.
A first new city school in decades, a candidacy for mayor, named players for a new baseball league, parking meters and new inhabitants in the Neahwa Park pond — were all a part of our local life and times during May 1955.
While I have promoted many outdoor events over the years on my radio show, I am not much of a participant. I don’t run, I’m not a competitive walker, and the last time I rode a bike was four years ago and I still have the scar to prove it.
May was a month to acknowledge educational advancements and achievements locally, from the college to pre-school levels and points in-between, in 1965.
How utterly ironic. Nurses’ Day 2020 will be remembered as the year that our nation’s nurses from Cooperstown to Chicago were being honored by fire departments for their heroism with anthems of cacophony and flashing light shows — a tribute especially poignant in the time of COVID-19.
From a seizure of illegal Canadian ale, to a threatening forest fire, and a whole lot about transportation, there was plenty going on locally in May 1930.
We all know that life is difficult. People may wonder where God is and ask why isn’t he doing anything about it? Those are great questions that the Bible answers, but not necessarily in the way we might think. We tend to think that God should take away our problems because he is loving. Ephe…
This Week's Circulars
ONEONTA - Brian F. Dwyer, 51, passed away June 29, 2020, at his home, with the love of his life, Vickie, with him. He was born March 18, 1969, in Rockville Centre, son of Francis and Maryann (Jankowski) Dwyer of West Hempstead. Brian grew up in Suffolk County and graduated from Sachem High S…
ONEONTA - A graveside service for Robert L. Wood, 82, who passed away May 19, 2020, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, with military honors, in Oneonta Plains Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Montfort officiating. Under current restrictions, all must wear face coverings and maintain socia…
ONEONTA - Edna A. Utter, 77, of Otego, passed away June 24, 2020, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 21, 1942, in Woodbury, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Mildred (Coward) Cook. Edna worked for many years as a dispatcher for the New York State Police. She atten…
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