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2008-08-06 12:00:44

By Jake Palmateer, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 6--ONEONTA -- An alderman criticized the city's Finance Committee chairman at Tuesday night's Common Council meeting for conducting city business outside of committee meetings. Generally, motions on the Common Council agenda are discussed at committee meetings and then brought to the Council for further discussion and a vote. But a confrontation between Fourth Ward Alderman Mike Lynch and Second Ward Alderman Paul Robinson was...

2008-08-06 12:00:43

By Denise Richardson, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 6--The Otsego County Board of Representatives today will consider applying for a Small Cities grant for $750,000 to help Renewable Energy Development Inc. develop ultracapacitors. REDI's project and the funding proposal were reviewed during a public hearing Tuesday at the county's office building in Oneonta. REDI plans to manufacture double-layer electric devices for the energy industry, and the company has said it could create...

2008-08-06 12:00:05

By Denise Richardson, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 6--Fast-food meals from chain eateries aren't all that kids eat, several area parents said Tuesday, a day after a national study criticized restaurants for offering foods lacking nutritional value. Instead, eat-out meals are a treat or an alternative when time is too short for meals at home, the parents said, agreeing that they influence their children's food choices. "You have to train them what to eat," said Tom McCabe, of...

2008-08-04 15:00:49

By Tom Grace, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 2--COOPERSTOWN -- The gas rush continues. More than 1,500 property owners in Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties have agreed to let firms prospect for natural gas on their land, even as calls come from some quarters for a moratorium on drilling. The excitement comes as geologists predict that much of the central New York area is sitting on rich gas deposits, trapped in shale deep in the ground. Gas has been found in...

2008-08-04 09:00:46

By The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 4--A possible strike by two unions representing 65,000 Verizon workers was postponed over the weekend. Contracts between Verizon and the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers expired at midnight Saturday. The unions represent workers from Maine to Virginia, including more than 80 in Oneonta. Union leaders are threatening to strike if Verizon does not address the issues of sub-contracting and...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 4--The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an emergency authorization to expedite flood repairs in Delaware County. Rick Georgeson, DEC spokesman, said the action allows expedited review and approval of flood-repair projects in and around streams, culverts, bridges, water bodies or wetlands. The DEC has also added field staff to assist property owners and local officials with complying with the emergency permitting process,...

2008-08-02 12:00:42

By Patricia Breakey, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 2--The state of New York placed Dr. Allan Serviss, medical director of surgical services at O'Connor Hospital in Delhi, on a two-year period of probation Friday. The Department of Health Board for Professional Medical Conduct charged Serviss with professional misconduct for practicing medicine with gross negligence, negligence, gross incompetence and incompetence. According to the allegations: -- Serviss treated a patient at...

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Aug. 2--A representative of the state Department of Environmental Conservation has canceled an appearance at Wednesday's meeting on gas drilling in Oneonta. The cancellation comes as the agency has been instructed by Gov. David Paterson to update its rules on gas drilling and as thousands of upstate New Yorkers lease out their land to drillers. The Otsego County-sponsored meeting will be held as scheduled, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Oneonta High School,...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Mark Boshnack, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Jul. 31--ONEONTA -- Five area schools were among the nearly 30 that participated Wednesday in statewide summer leadership training sessions held at the State University College at Oneonta. The conference that runs Monday through today is held for state student leaders of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, an organization for family and consumer science students in middle and high schools, said coordinator Peg Helt. At...

2008-07-28 09:01:46

By The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Jul. 28--Additional hearings have been scheduled on the state's proposal to extend the ban on open burning statewide. State Department of Environmental Conservation officials said the hearings and an extension of the written comment deadline were an effort to expand opportunities for public input. The proposed rule would ban most open burning statewide. In addition, the revised rule would limit agricultural burning to naturally grown products such as...


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