- Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 11:24
First ’20 Under 40′ Class Named,
Awards Reception Planned Feb. 26
The first class of Otsego County’s “20 Under 40”, designed to recognize younger citizens who are excelling in their fields, was chosen Tuesday, Feb. 10, by an independent panel of six judges.
The honorees are:
► Chad Angellotti, Oneonta, staff social worker, Otsego County Mental Health
► Brent Baysinger, owner, Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Sales, Portlandville.
► Dan Buttermann, Oneonta, casualty supervisor, New York Central Mutual, Edmeston
► Dan Crowell, Fly Creek, Otsego County treasurer
► Jessica Guenther, Oneonta, Internet & marketing specialist, Five Star Subaru
► Stacie Haynes, Cooperstown, CROP program manager, ONC BOCES, Milford
► Danielle Henrici, Cooperstown, NYSHA, director of education
► Dana Leonard, Cooperstown, co-owner, Origins Café
► Kristen Leonard, Cooperstown, co-owner, Origins Café
► Harold “Bud” Lippitt, Cooperstown, teacher and coach, Cooperstown Central School
► Sarah Manchester, Oneonta, financial adviser, Edward Jones,
► Heather Mann, Oneonta, owner, Mann Made Cakes and Soda Jerks
► Andrew Marietta, Cooperstown, New York Council of Nonprofits, Oneonta
► Shannon McHugh, Oneonta, Lil’ Ladybug Day Care, teacher
► Hannah Morgan, Oneonta, sustainability coordinator, SUNY Oneonta
► JonathAn Philby, Oneonta, adaptive phys-ed teacher, Springbrook
► Megan Scrivener, Oneonta, internship coordinator, SUNY Oneonta
► CorinNe Smith, Cooperstown, nurse practitioner, Bassett Hospital
► Zoë van der Meulen, vice president/marketing, Unalam, Unadilla
► Chad Welch, finance and Internet manager, Smith Ford, Cooperstown.
The honorees will be recognized at a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Springbrook’s new Oneonta campus on Route 7, (the former St. Mary’s School). $12.50 per person. Reservations, call 547-6103.
- Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 09:56
Congressman Gibson At White House
For Suicide-Prevention Bill Signing
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, Otsego County’s congressman, attended today’s White House bill-signing ceremony for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which he co-authored. It increases access to mental health care for military personnel and veterans.
“Military families across our nation are coping with unimaginable grief after the loss of a loved one to suicide,” said Gibson, a retired Army officer. “This bill makes it far easier for returning servicemen and women to get the care they need, including valuable peer-to-peer support, and it makes provisions to grow the ranks of mental health professionals working within the VA and DOD. Having lost some of my own troopers to suicide, it was a tremendous honor for me to advance this legislation and look on as the President signed it into law.”
- Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 09:34
Oneonta Short Of Water After Main Break
ONEONTA – The City of Oneonta is experiencing a treated-water supply shortage as a result of a break in an 8-inch high-service line on upper West Street.
All municipal water customers in the City and Town of Oneonta are asked to immediately comply with water conservation measures, as outlined below, until further notice.
The Water Department will issue an update when more information becomes available. The contact person is Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator Stan Shaffer, who can be reached at (607) 433-3470.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:24
New Bassett CFO Recruited
From Cleveland Clinic Post
COOPERSTOWN – Michael Tengeres, senior director of international finance operations at the Cleveland Clinic, will join the Bassett Healthcare Network on April 6 as corporate vice president and chief financial officer, it was announced this afternoon.
He succeeds Nick Nicoletta, who retired at the end of 2014 after three decades with the Bassett system.
Tengeres will be financial, insurance, capital, debt and overall financial strategist for the Bassett corporation and its six hospitals, Community Care of Bassett, At Home Care, Templeton Foundation and Friends of Bassett, according to the announcement.
The new CFO was raised in Buffalo, received a bachelor’s from SUNY Buffalo and an MBA from the University of Rochester. He began his career at the U of R Medical Center before moving on to Baltimore and then Cleveland. He has family in Rochester.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:20
Quinn Bernegger In International Vocal Competition
COOPERSTOWN – CCS grad Quinn Bernegger is one of 10 finalists who will be competing Saturday, Feb. 21, at The Franco-American Vocal Academy competition in Austin, Texas.
The judges are international professionals. If there is a tie, popular vote will break the tie.
Quinn, who attended Middlebury College, is the son of Sandy Peevers, Town of Springfield, and Jim Bernegger, formerly of Cooperstown.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:48
Snowshoer Safe After Falling
Through Ice On Otsego Lake
COOPERSTOWN – Michael Whaling of Sharon Springs is warning people to be careful after he fell through Otsego Lake’s ice today about 70 feet off Lake Front Park.
Whaling said he was snowshoeing when his right foot broke through the ice. Leaning on his left foot, he was able to go into a roll and pull himself out.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:52
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- Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 21:05
Bocca Osteria, Cooperstown Teachers
Big Winners At Cooperstown Carnival
COOPERSTOWN – The return of the Lip Sync brought victory to the CCS teachers, who took first prize with their performance of “Tootsee Roll” by the 69 Boyz, complete with Tootsie Roll costumes, in Cooperstown Winter Carnival competition.
Bocca Osteria won the drink contest with their “Everlasting Gobstopper,” which was available for customization with green, purple, white or red.
Other winners included:
- Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 17:14
‘Oneonta Heartthrob’ Cuyle Carvin
Stars In Web Series, ‘Revelations’
ONEONTA – Steel-eyed scene-stealer Cuyle Carvin, who has appeared on recent episodes of “CSI” and “Law and Order: SVU” is the star of the new post-apocalyptic webseries “Revelations,” now available on YouTube.com.
Carvin stars as Jeremy, a former Marine who must battle demons who awaken the ravage the earth after the Biblical rapture. “It’s the role I was born to play,” he told the Horror News Network in a recent interview. “Jeremy and I are so much alike in our moral and character values.”
- Published on Monday, 09 February 2015 17:20
OH-Fest Headliner: Panic! At The Disco
ONEONTA – “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” singers Panic! At the Disco are the headliners for the 10th annual OH-Fest, to be held April 25.
The announcement was made earlier today on the Student Association Facebook page. Previous performers included Blues Traveler, Pitbull, The Ready Set and Sammy Adams.
No decision has been made on whether to hold the concert in Neahwa Park or at the Alumni Field House, per review of the application by Common Council.