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City of The Hills

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Oneonta, N.Y., Friday, June 6, 2014



$11 Million Agri-Hub, Hotel, More In Works learn. dream. live. run.


Lynne Trona, Burlington Flats, hugs rescue dog Dakota during the Bark For Life anticancer walk Saturday, May 31, at Fortin Park in Emmons/OTHER PHOTO, A6

Summit Goal: Alignment Of Jobs, Studies


n Education/Workforce Summit to look at aligning local colleges’ programs with jobs available in the region is planning 9 a.m.noon Wednesday, June 18, at SUNY Oneonta’s Morris Hall. The program is planned by CORE,(Career Opportunities in Rural Education), a consortium of 20 businesses, school districts, colleges and state legislators. Those interested in attending should call Elizabeth Rickard at 286-7721, ext. 8421, or e-mail at erickard@ by June 13. MUSIC...Catskill Area Hospice announced Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at its annual Celebrity Party July 11, 2014 at the Wright National Soccer Campus. AND MORE MUSIC... and Three Dog Night will perform Sunday, Aug. 24, at Damaschke Field. HONORING STRECK: The public is invited to three receptions to honor retiring Bassett President/CEO Bill Streck Friday, June 13, 7:30 -9 a.m.; noon-1:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. on the veranda of the Cooperstown hospital.



neonta girls were well represented at the 14th annual Girls on the Run 5K race Sunday, June 1, at the Clark Sports Center, including, in top photo, the Ewing girls: Theresa, left, and Tinker Bell in mom Sarah’s arms. All of the city’s elementary schools were represented as 700 girls, plus 300 friends, from six counties participated in the selfesteem-building program/OTHER PHOTO, A6


or book lovers, the first Monday of June at the Green Toad Book Store is even better than Black Friday. The line of custom-


ity Hall’s plans for this round of state economic-development funding include a multi-phased concept to convert downtown Oneonta into an artisanal food and beverage hub, including a “very upscale” boutique hotel. The city is seeking $11 million grants over the next month to move the plans forward. “There’s an awful lot going on,” said Mayor Dick Miller. “It’s very exciting. Right now, the devil Miller is in the details, and we’re trying to put as much detail into it as we can.” The two central components are: • An $8-9 million redevelopment of the former Oneonta Ford Sales building at Chestnut and Market into a farmers’ market/natural foods processing center, perhaps with housing on a new top floor. Please See $11 MILLION, A7

‘Friendliest Town’ Future Promising, Mike Long Says By JIM KEVLIN


Book-Swap Mania Waxing By LIBBY CUDMORE


ers anxious to get the best books first, wrapped from the front of 198 Main St. to past the Latte Lounge. And inside, owner Michelle Barry watched the clock, her hand ready to flip the Open/Closed sign. Please See MANIA, A3


Susan Rochmis, Delhi, and Somer Coyle and her son Ben, Oneonta, browse the book swap.

yracuse did it with Armory Square. Rochester, with Corn Hill. Buffalo and Albany are following suit. All these cities see quality HOMETOWN ONEONTA Mike Long housing in city is pursuing a centers as the new career in key to downsemi-retiretown revivals, ment. Oneonta’s first city manager, Mike Long, said in an interview on his last day in the city. If anything, Oneonta is ahead of Please See LONG, A7


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57 Oneonta Seniors Honored At Dollars For Scholars Reception


he Oneonta Dollars for Scholars presented scholarships to 57 recipients Tuesday, June 3, at SUNY Oneonta: • Madison Allen – (Le Moyne College) Herb & Rae Froh Memorial Scholarship • Luke Anderson – (SUNY Delhi) Frank W. Getman, Sr. Memorial Scholarship • Kynisha Atkinson – (Hartwick College*) Christine M. Schermerhorn Memorial Scholarship • Gianluca Avanzato – (Union College) Terry Kirkey Memorial Scholarship • Tiffani Bettinger – (SUNY Geneseo) Edward Ostrowski Memorial Scholarship • Paul Bischoff – (Elmira College) Oneonta Dollars for Scholars Scholarship • Peter Brunetta – (Springfield College) Charles T. & Doris B. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship • Elena Brzozowski – (St. Lawrence University) Brooks’ Bar-B-Q Charitable Foundation Scholarship • Margaret Burns – (University of Rochester) Nancy Weeks Memorial Scholarship • Nicolas Capra – (SUNY Oneonta) Frank G. & Ethel E. Becker Memorial Scholarship • Kaitlynn Chopra – (Syracuse University) Bruce Rowe Memorial Scholarship • Yealim Chung – (Syracuse University) Robert W. & Joan F. Moyer Scholarship • James Cummings – (SUNY Oneonta) Future for Oneonta Foundation, Inc. Scholarship • Daniel Decker – (Rochester Institute of Technology) Shane Robert Marmet Memorial Scholarship • Kragh Delello – (SUNY Oneonta) Clifford A. & Elizabeth P. McVinney Memorial Scholarship • Maria DiMartin – (Keystone College) Oneonta Dollars for Scholars Scholarship • Amanda Eichler – (SUNY Cobleskill) Oneonta Dollars

• Doyle Manzer – (ApStanton – (SUNY Buffalo) Dr. palachian State University) Rudolph & Gwen L. Schuster Pasquale & Mary Leone Scholarship Memorial Scholarship • Marissa Terbush – (Utica • Emily Martindale College*) Jared S. Trotti Me– (SUNY Cobleskill) William & morial Scholarship Esther Fink Memorial Schol• Ioana Tomoiu – (SUNY arship Cobleskill) Dewar Foundation • Wembo Mbiziwo-Tiapo Scholarship – (SUNY Albany) Eugene • Kristen Wells – (SUNY Francis Murphy Memorial Oneonta) Lindsay Marie HarScholarship vey Memorial Scholarship • Alexi McAdams – (Wil• Michael Wolstenholme liams College) Dewar Founda- – (Philadelphia University) tion Scholarship Sixth Ward Athletic Club As• Erica Mileski – (SUNY sociation, Inc. Scholarship Plattsburgh) Janice “Denny” • Kaylyn Zipp – (Fordham Lennox Memorial Scholarship University) Walter J. & Anna H. • Zellah Minor-House Burchan Scholarship – (SUNY New Paltz*) Future Except for Nicholas Capra, for Oneonta Foundation, Inc. who attends Oneonta ChrisScholarship tian School, all are OHS • Sylvia Montanti – (SUNY seniors. Oneonta) Stan & Linda Sy*Matching Collegiate vertsen Family Scholarship Partner Schools will match • Ian Oliver – (SUNY/IT Dollars for Scholars awards at Utica/Rome) Reverend and include Hartwick College, Richard H. Frye Memorial Paul Smith’s College, SUNY Scholarship New Paltz and Utica College. • Eliza Puritz – (Boston College) Oneonta Rotary Community Service Scholarship • Emily Shultis – (King’s College) Winifred Marcley Scholarship • Alexandra Sakoulas – (SUNY Geneseo) George H. Lambros Memorial Scholarship • Jesse Shute – (SUNY Morrisville) Margaret W. Ouimette Memorial Scholarship • Benjamin Southern – (Elmira College) Dewar Foundation Scholarship • Samantha Stamp – (Alfred University) Daniel Nicolas Capra, the only recipi& Jean Rotherent from the Oneonta Commumel Memorial nity Christian School, stands Scholarship with his principal Jane Cook. • Jennifer


Bound for RIT, valedictorian Chris Lentner, who received the Douglas Parson Memorial Scholarship, talks about his Eagle Scout project as being his most memorable accomplishment. for Scholars Scholarship • Danielle Emilio – (College of Mount St. Vincent) The Willies Family Foundation Scholarship • Melissa Emilio – (SUNY Cortland) George A. & Isabelle L. Niles Scholarship • DeLiza Ferguson – (Florida State University) Frances E. Rowe Scholarship • Izabella Gusozski – (SUNY Oneonta) Oneonta Teacher’s Association Scholarship • Hannah Harby – (SUNY Oneonta) Robert Squires Memorial Scholarship • Yvette Harris – (Broome Community Coll.) Susan Remillard Memorial Scholarship • Courtney Hays – (The College of Saint Rose) James C. Austin Memorial Scholarship • Brittney Herrick – (Siena College) Steven A. Lutz Memorial Scholarship • Tyler Horne (SUNY Binghamton) John K. Miller Memorial Mathematics Scholarship • Zachary Joseph – (SUNY/IT at Utica/Rome)

James & Carol Baker Family Scholarship • Sandra Karlinska – (SUNY Cobleskill) Marcella

Winfield Maben, recipient of the Thomas M. Hughson Scholarship, says that since he started ballet at age 5, he never let anyone’s comments get in his way. “I stuck with it and it got me places and I am ready to go have a future with my dancing.”

& Tony Drago Scholarship • Michael Keenan – (Lincoln Technical Institute) Walter J. & Anna H. Burchan Vocational Scholarship • Emerson Kelby – (Southern New Hampshire University) Frederick A. Puritz Memorial Scholarship • Kayla King – (Paul Smith’s College*) Brooks’ Bar-B-Q Charitable Foundation Scholarship • Josie Kuhn – (Hamline University) Angie Bertuzzi Memorial Scholarship • Christopher Lentner – (Rochester Institute of Technology) Douglas Parsons Memorial Scholarship • Boru Li – (SUNY Stony Brook) The Daily Star Scholarship • James Longo - (SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry) Steven A. Lutz Memorial Scholarship • Winfield Maben – (Muhlenberg College) Thomas M. Hughson Scholarship • Michaela Mancini – (Le Moyne College) The Hon. Robert A. Harlem Scholarship

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Then there are the unexpected and outdated. “Someone brought in some travel books from the 1970s,� she said. “We had a good laugh over those, but we gave them a ticket anyways. And here you go, ‘American-Russian Relations in the Middle East’, why not?� Someone even brought a copy of Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken,� a New York Times best-seller. “This is a $27 book, we have it in stock,� she said. “Someone is going to get a real bargain.� This year, Hospice joined in, encouraging people to donate books to the swap and give Hospice the tickets so that they could pick out books and donate the tickets directly to Hospice families. Any leftover books – and there are some, Barry says – are donated to the Fox Hospital Auxiliary, with children’s books going to Head Start. “It’s overwhelming, but we have it down to a science,� said Barry. “And every year, it gets bigger.�

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s when machinery forced farm workers into the cities in the 19th century, and cars and highways shifted populations from cities to suburbs in the 20th, we are living in an age of disruption. The Internet has juggled the formula in retail, media, politics, entertainment, you name it. In effect, human transactions are being replaced by electronic transmissions. It comes as no surprise that chambers of commerce – in Otsego County, as elsewhere – are facing the future with some uncertainty, as is every sector. Traditionally, chambers brought businesspeople together; can the web ever fully replace human interactions? Chambers, like Cooperstown’s B&B referral service, connected customers with members; the web has to a degree replaced that. Chambers aggregated small businesses to obtain group rates on health insurance; the electronic exchanges spawned by Obamacare are challenging that. Nationally, as reflected in a recent report of Chamber Strategies, a consultancy, there’s a lively debate about what chambers need to do to remain relevant. • What’s amazing is how many of those things Barbara Ann Heegan, who has just passed her second anniversary as director (now president/CEO) of the Otsego County Chamber, is doing. Be visible, Chamber Strategies recommends, and isn’t she everywhere? At least it seems that way. “It’s all about membership,” says Chamber Strategies, and Heegan – she and Scott Davis,


Otsego County Chamber President/CEO Barbara Ann Heegan sometimes seems like she’s everywhere, like marching in

co-owner of Country Club Automotive and chair of the Otsego Chamber board, sat down for an interview the other day – gets an A+ in this very challenging area: In Heegan’s two years, membership has risen from 400 to 520, almost 30 percent. “Build solid relationships,” Chamber Strategies says. The Otsego Chamber’s quarterly networking luncheons are at capacity. Likewise its two annual galas. The Annual Banquet & Celebration of Small Business, Octobers at The Otesaga – at the latest, Brooks BBQ won the Breakthrough Award and Five Star Subaru, the Small Business Award – had a healthy crowd. The chamber’s annual Dinner & Celebra-

– embracing the “SPOC” strategy – appeared ready to shift its economic development office under the IDA purview. Knowing this, and listening to Heegan and Scott Davis, it was easy to get excited at how the chamber’s 500 members, fully on board, could be a powerful engine to ensure SPOC’s success. Who is more qualified than these 500 to tell Otsego County’s compelling story to prospective new businesses and manufacturers? • There has been some talk – evident at the first Otsego Leadership panel discussion at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in the spring – that prospective enterprises from elsewhere shouldn’t get breaks not available to companies that have been serving the local market for years. This, of course, is self-defeating. When a major employer is recruited – sooner or later, but inevitably – everyone doing business in Otsego County will benefit. Behind the scenes, attention is no doubt being paid to making the Otsego County Chamber a full participant, along with its Cooperstown partner. Certainly, the chambers may lack the economic-development expertise that the IDA is building; but that’s not the chambers’ role. But by ensuring the 500 are fully knowledgeable and supportive of the consensus drive to ensure a more prosperous future for everyone, the Otsego County Chamber, with the Cooperstown Chamber at its side, will be performing a service well beyond Chamber Strategies’ most glowing vision.



Cooperstown Helps Presidents Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of an editorial in the Syracuse Post-Standard.


n 1930, a reporter asked Babe Ruth how it felt to be holding out for a salary of $80,000 a year from the New York Yankees – a princely sum in the depths of the Great Depression and greater than President Herbert Hoover’s salary of $75,000. “I know, but I had a better year than Hoover,’’ Ruth replied. That may be one of the few times the fan-in-chief came out on the losing end of an association with baseball. Since Abraham Lincoln, who played the game on the White House lawn, presidents have been only too happy to bask in the glow of our national pastime. Grover Cleveland was the first president to invite a championship team – the

1886 Chicago White Stockings – to the White House. Benjamin Harrison was the first sitting president to attend a game, in 1892. In 1910, William Howard Taft began the presidential tradition of throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game. Every president since has rubbed up against the sport. Today, in another presidential first, President Barack Obama plans to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. He’ll be there to promote tourism, but a little self-promotion in the mythical birthplace of baseball couldn’t hurt his sagging approval ratings. The hall is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It seems inconceivable that a sitting president hasn’t visited before now – but then again, baseball’s shrine is tucked away in a tiny town in Upstate New York.


tion of Business in the spring – in March, Brewery Ommegang was the Distinguished Business and attorney John Scarzafava the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen – drew a record 320 to SUNY’s Hunt Union Ballroom This is a two-fer: In addition to building relationships, the banquets honor outstanding executives and their enterprises. Chamber Strategies would be pleased. Barbara Ann has done much more, launching “Think Local First” with the Cooperstown Chamber’s Pat Szarpa, reviving the Otsego Leadership program for business leaders of the future, spreading TREPS to Laurens Central (and beyond) to inspire young entrepreneurs, affiliating with

Broome Community College (a session on workforce development is planned this fall) and, most lately, affiliating with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to plug local members into the national dialogue. With Scott Davis’ level-headed leadership, which will be extended when Joe Sutaris, Community Bank’s regional executive, succeeds him Jan. 1, there’s plenty of reason to feel good about the Otsego Chamber’s future, particularly after the success of its leadership – then-board chair Roxanna Hurlburt was particularly outstanding – in moving past traumatic difficulties in its insurance program in pre-Heegan days. • As the chamber met so many of its challenges, the community’s economic-development leadership was also going through a challenging and promising repositioning. Fueled by the two “Seward Summits” on economic development, one at The Otesaga in March 2012, the second at Foothills last November, a strategy coalesced around a “single point of contact” that would identify and develop “shovel-ready sites” and seek employers to fill them. This was recommended by “Seward Summit” keynoter Dick Sheehy of CH2M Hill, one of the nation’s top industrial recruiters, and he was completely convincing. The Otsego County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has committed some $3 million of its reserves over the next three years to the effort, and recruited Sandy Mathes, one of the state’s most successful business recruiters, to lead it. Wednesday, June 4, the county Board of Representatives

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To the Editor: Last week’s editorial posed the question, “How much can we expect from Obama, or any president?” I would like to offer a few thoughts on that question. We should expect our President to know something about management. He should know what issues his cabinet secretaries are dealing with and should hold them accountable in solving the nation’s problems. I do not understand a President who keeps telling us he learned about this problem or that one from the media. We should expect our Commanderin-Chief to be a forceful leader at home, with our allies and especially against those who intend to do us harm. As a veteran who served as a commissioned officer, I was the commanding officer of an Army prison and later was the company commander of the 6016th Company. I assure you that

HOMETOWN ONEONTA President Obama in Cooperstown

leading from behind does not work. It’s elementary, my dear Watson, as the British would say! We should expect our President to know something about financial management, how the economy and the marketplace work, how to balance the federal budget and stop increasing our national debt which makes a great country weaker every year. We should expect every President to know what the new programs he proposes will do to the country. How

about those recent pledges…if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor…or health care costs will go down under Obamacare. Now we learn that the administration signed a $1.2 billion contract with Serco to process written applications for Obamacare and the people hired to handle those applications have little or nothing to do. We should expect from our President to make sure his cabinet secretary stream-lines the bureaucracy and stops wasting taxpayers’ money. In 2013, the current administration issued 80,000 pages of new regulations for us to deal with. That is a stack of paper 50 feet high, weighing some 800 pounds. The government is much too large, grossly inefficient and getting worse. Building a bigger castle in Washington is not the answer. STAN HALL Cooperstown

Fracking, Not Tourism, Will Create Upstate Jobs Mr. President, First, we would like to welcome you to our state. But, visiting Cooperstown will not present you with a true picture of New York. Cooperstown will deceive you about the reality of New York. We, in the surrounding areas of Upstate New York, are struggling to survive, with trying to keep our homes and businesses, to pay taxes, with the rising

cost and threat of healthcare, the loss of our property and personal rights and to keep our kids in New York. Our economy is critical. Tourism is not an option. There is nothing for tourism in our rural areas, unless you consider the neglected, abandoned farms, farm land and businesses. And, perhaps, the multiple “For Sale” signs throughout our towns and rural area. Mr. President, we request

that you use your influance to encourage and promote the natural gas drilling in our New York State. That is crucial to stimulate our state, create jobs for our youth and stop our dependance on foreign countries. Tourism will not do that. Thank you for your consideration. CLAUDE & HILDA HOLBROOK West Oneonta

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Mr. President, Let’s end hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. I have three questions for your consideration. 1. If safe, why do proposed regulations ban fracking in the New York City watershed? Is a child in New York City more important than a child in my city?

Not So! Clinton Won County In Both Elections

To the Editor: In your May 22-23 edition heralding the imminent arrival of President Obama in Cooperstown, you headlined on Page A3, “Obama 1st Democrat to Win Otsego County since LBJ” in 1964. Wrong. I waited to see if in the next edition there would be a self-correct or if one of the local Democratic leaders might set the record straight. Neither occurred. Bill Clinton carried the county twice, in 1992 and again in 1996. Those of us who were 2. Why is fracking exempt from Clean active Democrats in the Air and Water Legislation? late ’60s through the ’80s 3. If important to our energy indepenremember that it was a little dence, why not make the industry sell only lonely and at times hostile to the United States? around here, but “the times Number one disturbs me the most. they are a-changin” indeed! Most respectfully, DENNIS M. SHEA PAM STEWART Oneonta

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Compiled by Tom Heitz with resources courtesy of The New York State Historical Association Library

125 Years Ago

A petition is being circulated asking the board of trustees to pave Main Street from Grove Street to the Silver Creek bridge; Broad Street from Main Street to the railroad; and Chestnut Street from Main Street to the westerly limits of the Windsor Hotel. The petition is being very generally signed by property owners and will be presented to the Board of trustees next Monday evening. The boundaries described above, it will be noted, omit the residence portion of Main Street. While there will always exist more or less difference of opinion as to just what kind of pavement it is desirable to lay, all are agreed that Main Street ought to be paved, and, as a majority of the board of trustees are in favor of Trinidad asphalt, that pavement is likely to be laid here. It will give Oneonta some grand thoroughfares and will add greatly to the attractiveness of the village. June 1914

80 Years Ago

The Zulu Giants, also labeled the Cannibals, and the victors in four recent baseball games in this vicinity, will clash with the Oneonta Merchants on the Neahwa Park diamond this afternoon at 4:15 o’clock. Wearing few clothes, painted and sporting their native headdress, the Zulus present a colorful appearance on the diamond, but they are also good ballplayers. One of the members of the jungle team is a former Mohawk Giant, it is said. The lineup of the visiting team contains a weird list of names – Limpo, Mani, Tangia, and Rufifi will cover the infield positions, while Wahoo, Budras, and Tanna will roam the outfield. Okapi will coach. The Zulu pitcher will be Kalkani, or Waloo, or Rahoo, or Bondno. Oneonta manager Thomas Wilcox will send Joe Long or Francis Lee to the mound. June 1934

40 Years Ago

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers must take steps to root out past wage discrimination against women. In a 5 to 3 decision against the Corning Glass Works, the court said that even a remnant of past discrimination violates the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963. The law, which requires that women and men draw the same salary for the same work is “broadly remedial” and it should be construed and applied “so as to fulfill the underlying purposes which Congress sought to achieve,” Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote for the court. The court found that Corning was guilty of sex discrimination by maintaining a pay scale which perpetuated a 1920s-era reward for men who took night jobs reserved for women workers during the day. The decision clears the way for payment of some $600,000 in back wages to victims of the discrimination at three plants in Corning, N.Y. June 1974

30 Years Ago

The New York State Department of Transportation will fund reconstruction of a bridge over the Millrace at Neahwa Park. The bridge will be part of a flood control project that will entail building a large earthen dike along the Millrace. The Millrace is a manmade channel that carries Susquehanna River water away from the river in a long loop enclosing Neahwa Park. The Millrace crosses I-88 through two culverts on its way to and from the river. The city wants a dike built along the Millrace because the water backs up through the culverts when the river is in flood stage and inundates parts of the Sixth Ward. The dike would control flooding by diverting waters away from the 6th Ward onto Neahwa Place, but the bridge needs to be raised to match the height of the dike. June 1984

100 Years Ago

60 Years Ago

After a public hearing last night Oneonta Common Council voted 4 to 1 to abolish rent controls in the city. Under state law the decontrol will become effective four months after the vote on October 1. This will affect everything except leases, which will continue until their expiration dates, after which the properties involved will be freed of rent ceilings. The vote came after a hearing attended by 23 landlords and one tenant. Similar increases in heating fuels and property taxes over the years have not been offset by rent increases. June 1954

20 Years Ago

New York lawmakers voted Monday to spend up to $4.5 million to help build a stadium and museum building at the National Soccer Hall of Fame campus in Oneonta. The money is part of a $62 billion-plus state budget agreement reached last week by legislative leaders and Governor Mario Cuomo. Winning state aid for the Soccer Hall of Fame was a roller coaster ride for Albert Colone, executive director of June 1914 the Soccer Hall. Colone said the organization will launch a drive


EYE ON THE WEATHER Editor’s Note: David Mattice, National Weather Service observer in the Oneonta area for the past 30 years, is providing monthly and annual summaries of local weather as a public service.

MAY 2014 Highest Temperature....................................83° F (May 13 & 14) Lowest Temperature..........................................29° F (May 7 & 8) Average Maximum Temperature........................................68.5° F Average Minimum Temperature........................................43.5° F Monthly Mean Temperature..................................................56° F Precipitation Total...................................................................4.47″ Most Precipitation in One Day................................2.38” (May 17) Thunderstorms.........................................................3 (3 for 2014) Snow...................................................................0 (50.9” for 2014) Most Snow in One Day...................................................................0 YTD Precipitation...................................................................15.57” Number of Days at or below 0°F..........................0 (20 for 2014 ) Number of Days at or below 32°F......................5 (113 for 2014) Comments: Holy cow, hold onto your hat, and brace yourself...the month of May was WARMER than normal! It’s the first time since 2013 that a month has been kind to our area. May wasn’t a heat wave by any stretch of the imagination, but the mean temperature was 1.2 above the norm. We had 4.47 inches of rain, which is 0.60 inches above average and our year-to-date precipitation totals 15.57”, just 0.32” above normal. The mercury climbed to 80 or above five times during the DAVID month and there were five nights when the temperature fell below freezing. As I menMATTICE tioned in my last column, May and June are the busiest two months for tornadic action in the United States. Thankfully, severe activity has been below average so far, but for those near our Capital Region, a nasty supercell thunderstom produced a small tornado and many areas near it received large damaging hail and very strong winds. Please continue to heed all watches and warnings for severe weather: Don’t ignore them. As spring draws to a close and we approach the summer solstice, make sure to remember how easily and quickly you and your loved ones can experience a nasty sunburn. Make sure to have plenty of sun screen handy and be sure to use it! Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunshine, stay well hydrated and make sure to rest often in shaded areas. It’s a great time of year to enjoy outdoor activities, “but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Enjoy the warm temperatures, enjoy the sunshine and as always, keep your eye on the weather.

later this year to match the state money with private sector donations. In this way, the Hall expects to raise a total of $9 million. The money will go to build a 4,000 to 5,000 seat soccer stadium and a 27,000 square-foot museum building. June 1994

10 Years Ago

Hundreds of alumni, their families, and friends of the State University College at Oneonta will return to campus for Reunion Weekend 2004. The Alumni Association will present its annual outstanding service awards. Faculty member David Ring will receive the Faculty Service Award. June 2004

June 21, 2014

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Oneonta Boy Scout Caleb Casey and his scoutmaster, Dave Morell, salute as Cancer Survivors take the first lap of the Bark For Life cancer walk Saturday, May 31, at Fortin Park.

RESIDENTIAL HOME MANAGER: F-T. Oneonta, NY. Management position working as a key team member at a residence for individuals with developmental disabilities. Provide fiscal management, program system reviews, and staff training and leadership development. Must be well organized, mature, responsible, and creative in planning activities for residents and staff. Proficiency in recordkeeping and computer skills a must. Required: HS diploma and/or Associate’s degree, minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience, 1 yr. experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, experience with Microsoft Office, valid NYS driver license, ability to lift 50 lbs. Must be available nights, weekends and holidays. BUS DRIVER/MECHANIC: F-T. Hartwick, NY. You will transport individuals with developmental disabilities to various sites throughout the county and perform repair work on diesel and gas powered automotive equipment and repair and/or adjust air brakes. Required: CDL Driver’s license, be certified under Article 19A or be eligible for certification, pass a DOT drug test, have a clean driving record and the ability to lift 50 lbs.


COMMUNITY SERVICES PROVIDER: P-T. Support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in their own homes. Required: H.S. diploma, GED or CNA, NYS driver license and ability to lift 50 lbs. Must have your own, reliable transportation and be available evenings and weekends.


HABILITATION ASSISTANT: P-T. M-F 9AM-3PM, Edmeston, NY area. Work as part of a team to develop new & creative ways to support individuals in a day setting and in the community. You will also assist individuals with daily living activities. Required: High School diploma, GED or CNA, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., valid NYS driver license. DIRECT SUPPORT PROVIDERS: F-T, P-T; day, evening, overnight & weekend shifts available; multiple locations throughout Otsego County. Work as part of a team to provide support, encourage community involvement and assist individuals living in a residential setting with daily life activities . Required: High School diploma, GED or CNA, ability to lift up to 50 lbs., valid NYS driver license. Up to $15/hr. to start depending on experience and certification. The Arc Otsego offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, comprehensive training & career advancement opportunities. To Apply: Download an application at or send resume to: The Arc Otsego, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 490, Oneonta, NY 13820 or apply in person at 35 Academy St., Oneonta, NY. Completed applications an/or resumes can also be sent to

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An Oneonta contingent recuperating from the Girls On The Run 5K Sunday, June 1, at the Clark Sports Center includes, from left, Olivia O’Donnell, William Dent, Melanie Saunders, Kayla Slater, Shea Teresi, Georgia Sawyer, Abigail Dent and Miranda Calchi.


Oneonta’s Jordan Nessinger and Lola Olson preform to ‘I’m Gonna Be” at the Elite Dance Academy’s “This is the Moment’ dance recital at Friday, May 30, at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater.

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Grants Sought To Enable Boutique Hotel, Agricultural Hub $11 MILLION/From A1 • $50,000 for a feasibility study for the boutique hotel, 40-50 rooms, in the lot between Foothills and Ristorante Stella. The hotel would pick up on the food and beverage theme. But the grant applications, due June 16 and 30 respectively, would include multiple initiatives -- implementing the downtown streetscape plan, linking Neahwa Park to the Susquehanna riverfront trails, beautifying the parking deck -- that would reinvent center city as a magnet for artisanal food and beverage tourism. City Hall is taking the lead on these ideas, but the Otsego County IDA, under the new leadership of Sandy Mathes, the “single point of contact” for economic development, is seeking $50,000 for a feasibility study for the redevelopment


A “credible individual” has approached City Hall about developing a boutique hotel on the vacant lot between Foothills Performing Art Center and Ristorante Stella Luna.

The former Oneonta Ford building, now owned by the Twelve Tribes, is being considered for a farmers’ market/natural foods processing center.

of the D&H yards and land at the Oneonta Municipal Airport to accommodate businesses whose employees would feed into these initiatives, according to Miller. The farmers’ market/natural foods processing center -- the former Ford dealer-

based on Schoharie Fresh in Cobleskill, Miller said. The mayor said the center of development is a triangle formed by Main, Market and the Chestnut Street extension. Market Street in particular, he said, has evolved from abandoned mills to “a very attractive

ship is now owned by the Twelve Tribes, operators of the Yellow Deli -- might well spinoff a butcher shop, a fish market and the like. Already, the Green Earth natural foods market is working on launching Otsego Fresh, an online natural-food ordering system

set of renovated brick buildings” – apartments, Stella Luna, Foothills Performing Arts Center and the open parking area behind the Clarion Hotel. The $11 million is being sought through two programs: The CFA (for consolidated funding ap-

‘Friendliest Town’ On Right Track, Long Says LONG/From A1 the wave. “Projects like Bresee’s” – completed this spring and immediately fully occupied – “are starting to hit cities this size,” Long said. The Sarkisian building on the west end of Muller Plaza? The former Newberry’s, 229-231 Main St., where developer David Lubin is trying to put together the financing for rehabilitation? These are among a number of candidates for “The Next Bresee’s,” Long said. “As people start to live downtown, they support businesses downtown,” he said, adding, “Oneonta is a very walkable city.” The revival of housing downtown is just one of many positives Long sees in what he called “the friendliest place I’ve ever seen.” While some $3 million in grants came to City Hall during his 18-month tenure – some he takes credit for; others were already in the works – he said his most important contribution was

a system: Develop the plan, demonstrate the need, then apply for the money. “It’s not a hard formula,” he said. “It just takes time.” During his tenure, Long oversaw the development of a Neahwa Park plan and the downtown streetscape plan that demonstrate varied needs. These will be the basis, in part, for $11 million in CFA and CDBG grants City Hall will submit in the next month. Long has spent 33 years in municipal government, 28 in Auburn, where he was city planner, then city manager. And the past five as city manager in Poughkeepsie and, for the past 18 months, Oneonta. He advised Mayor Miller in late March of his intent to retire, and May 29 was his last day. Even that last day was a busy one. He’d organized well-attended presentations on the state Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program at Ristorante Stella Luna, in the afternoon for commer-

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plication) administered by the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, the CDBG (community block grant programs), federal money that passes through the MVREDC. The first grant applications are due June 16; the second, June 30. The CDB grants would used to study the feasibility of the hotel ($50,000), implementing the streetscape plan ($400,000), extending the micro-enterprise grants ($200,000, with individual grants up to $35,000), and the Neahwa Park work ($400,000). The CDBG money would be for the drainage required for the hotel ($400,000) and the airport/railyard study ($50,000). Miller, Mathes, City Manager Mike Long, Community Development Director Jeff House and grants consultant Bernie Thoma are doing the applications.

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Cooperstown Village–In a great village location, this 2,234+/- sq ft Cape was built in 1958 w/later addition. Stone courtyard entry and charming entry hall. L-shaped eat-in kitchen opens to formal DR. LR has fireplace, built-ins and pretty bay window. Also on this floor: BR w/private bath, studio/BR w/bath and private outside entrance. Upstairs: 2BRs, full bath, and large hallway. Attached 1-car garage. Wood floors, nice moldings, 6/6 windows and 6-panel doors. Lots of closets. One of those village homes we always drive by and admire and it is being offered for sale for the first time in many years. Offered Co-Exclusively by Ashley Connor Realty NOW $389,000 Visit us on the Web at Contact us at For APPoiNtmeNt: Patricia Bensen-Ashley, Broker, 607-437-1149

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MLS#93225 $86,000 Adam Karns 607-244-9633 (cell) MLS#94077 $159,000 Immaculate Ranch in the Village of Otego. Updated Spacious 4 BR, 2 bath house is close to I-88.Timbertech Large 3 BR, hardwood floors, swimming pool, backyard, workshop/garage, small shed. deck, newer appliances. Do not miss thisMake one! your appointment today.@Priced to go this(cell) week! Call Carol A. Olsen 607-434-7436 Virtual Tour:

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MLS#94559 $295,000 unique home! 28+/- acres surround this 1790 Federal w/4 BRs, 3 baths and 5 original fireplaces! Once an inn, stagecoach stop and dairy farm. Call Katherine L. Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683 (cell)

MLS#93990 $199,900 Location! 2 commercial properties and 2 buildings w/high visibility on Hwy 28 in Milford. Endless opportunities. Between Cooperstown and Oneonta. Call Katherine L. Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683 (cell)

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Well maintained home in a beautiful country setting. This home has many upgrades and has been meticulously maintained. Family room addition was built in 2010, front bedroom addition new 2011, roof new 2013, furnace new 2007. Beautifully manicured lawn with stone walls, barn and shed for outside storage. Minutes to Oneonta. Come take a look today! $119,000 MLS#94682

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