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Mary Ann Benjamin, 90; 22-Year Teacher At Center Street School  AllOTSEGO

ONEONTA – Mary Ann (Georgeson) Benjamin's life ended peacefully, surrounded by family at her residence on June 23, 2019. Mary was born to Nicholas and ...



Steven C. Naatz, 67; Forester, Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur  AllOTSEGO

SCHENEVUS – Steven C. Naatz, 67, formerly of Goodyear Lake, a forester who could identify every tree and animal by its Latin name and proprietor of Naatz ...



Nader's 100, '69 O-Yanks' 50 to be celebrated | Local Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

The year 1969 saw a man land on the moon, the Woodstock music festival, an Oneonta Yankees league championship and Sam Nader's 50th birthday.



Honor Roll: Oneonta High School | School News  Oneonta Daily Star

ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL. ONEONTA — The following Oneonta High school students were named to the first-quarter honor roll: 12th grade. High honor: ...



Dollars for Scholars awards dozens of scholarships | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Four dozen college-bound Oneonta High School students received scholarships through Oneonta's Dollars for Scholars program at SUNY Oneonta's Fine Arts ...



New faces, facilities greet Oneonta students | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

The school year is not the only thing new in the Oneonta City School District.



Mother-son team to debut film at SUNY Oneonta  Oneonta Daily Star

A mother-son filmmaking team from Oneonta will debut a new film in its home city this month.



Students blaze new nature trail in Oneonta | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

As part of “Into the Streets,” State University of New York at Oneonta student-athletes hit the trails.



Memorial Day programs planned across the area | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

The following Memorial Day parades and services were announced to The Daily Star:



Oneonta observes 'sad, proud' Memorial Day | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

More than 200 members of the Oneonta community assembled in Neahwa Park on Monday for a Memorial Day ceremony.



Bikes catching momentum in Oneonta | Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

ONEONTA — For most of Sunday, the weather was perfect for a bike ride. So much so that more than 230 youth athletes from 23 teams decided to do just.



Big Chuck: School nurses hold special place in profession  Oneonta Daily Star

America celebrated “School Nurse's Day” last week. It has been recognized on the Wednesday of National Nurse's Week since 1972 and originated as a way to ...



Ex-NFL star, ESPN host Mark May to return home to help YMCA  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta native, two-time Super Bowl champion and Outland Award winner Mark May will return to his hometown next week for a special two-day series of ...



Entertainment Calendar: June 6-16, 2019 | Entertainment News  Oneonta Daily Star

Events. June 6. Concert: Oneonta Middle School Music Department, 7 p.m., Belden Auditorium, Oneonta High School, 130 East St. June 7. Concert: Community ...



OHS Alumni Weekend set | Community  Oneonta Daily Star

ONEONTA — The Oneonta High Alumni Association will host its annual homecoming weekend Oct. 5 to 7, with a number of events.



Backtracking: The Early Years: Oneonta City School District got its start 150 years ago  Oneonta Daily Star

Those who've come back to visit or are living in Oneonta have a little something extra to commemorate on Oneonta High School Alumni Weekend this year.



Community rallies for family of hero killed in weekend fire  Oneonta Daily Star

A community has come together to support those who were saved in a fire that took the life of John Heller, 38, a former Oneonta firefighter.



Protests, SROs, shake-ups shaped schools in 2018 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of stories about the major local news of 2018. Today, we look at public schools.



OHS Class of 2018 graduates | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta High School graduated 119 students Saturday morning during the school's 149th annual commencement ceremony.



Laurens Democrat to seek seat on county board  Oneonta Daily Star

A fourth candidate has announced a run for a seat on the Otsego County Board of Representatives this week.



In Your Opinion: Start times don't put students' needs first  Oneonta Daily Star

I read, with sympathy, your column explaining why: "School should start later for older students." My children attended Oneonta High School from 2000 to 2006.



On The Bright Side: Volunteers build, stock bookshelves for kids  Oneonta Daily Star

Ten local families will receive handmade bookshelves fully stocked with summer reading material thanks to a collaborative effort by members of the Oneonta ...



Local teen charged with Nazi posters on campus  Oneonta Daily Star

A 2018 Oneonta High School graduate has been charged with a hate crime after Nazi-themed posters were found on a downstate college campus during the ...



Backtracking: The Early Years: Notable new, future local educators made news in June 1934  Oneonta Daily Star

By hearing the names of Hunt or Belden in Oneonta, many will immediately think of education in our city.



Area Arts News: June 1-2, 2019 | Entertainment News  Oneonta Daily Star

Dealt The Blues to play on train. MILFORD — The Cooperstown Blues Express will present Dealt The Blues on Saturday, June 1. Dealt The Blues plays an ...



Local sports briefs, June 17 | Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta Pool. swim lesson signups. The Oneonta Town Pool will hold signups for free swim lessons on Wednesday and Thursday. Town residents have the ...



Suspect jailed on arson charge in blaze that killed former Oneonta firefighter John Heller  Press & Sun-Bulletin

Oneonta police have made an arrest in the fire that killed former firefighter John Heller.



Beang pitches Green Wave to win in opener  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta High School alumnus Tanner Beang threw a complete-game shutout for Oneonta Post 259, lifting the Green Wave to a season-opening 3-0 win against ...



On the Bright Side: Elementary students compete in math tournament  Oneonta Daily Star

ONEONTA — Competition is the spice of life, Oneonta elementary schools learned Wednesday.



Hip-hop star Kingston to headline 14th OH-Fest  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta college students voted to bring rapper Sean Kingston to the City of the Hills in April as the headliner for OH-Fest.



Backtracking: In Our Times: A career change of heart created Buffalo and Brandy  Oneonta Daily Star

Generations have now been able to enjoy the music and performances of a local duo, Buffalo and Brandy.



Pickup truck, school bus crash in Oneonta  WKTV

No injuries, but three kids were shaken up after a school bus collided with a pickup truck Monday evening.



Backtracking: The Early Years: Oneontan christened Doubleday Field with first home run in 1939  Oneonta Daily Star

For local trivia buffs, here's one you can store away for when you're asked this question in a possible contest. Who was the first baseball player, a local man, ...



23 Teams Take To Trails In NYS MTB Race  AllOTSEGO

The woods around Oneonta High School and Wilber Park were filled with the sounds of skidding tires and cheering fans this morning as 23 teams from around ...



Green Wave loses despite two HR from Mikolaicyk  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta Post 259 battled back from an early 5-1 defect to force extra innings, but an eighth-inning grand slam from Vestal Post 89 lifted it to a 10-5 win over the ...



Oneonta Graduates Lauded For Care & Compassion  AllOTSEGO

Leroy Williams, Jr. embraces one of his teachers, Kelly Tavarone, as the Oneonta High School Class of 2018 exits the auditorium following the 149th annual ...



Rock-climbing center offers unique path to physical fitness  Oneonta Daily Star

Retired aerospace engineer and Otego native Jay Shultis, 37, has his hands — and feet — in Oneonta's newest fitness venue.



OHS squads take 4th; Matthews wins two | Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

The Oneonta boys and girls teams led local participants in Wednesday's Section IV Class C Championships by each finishing in fourth place.



Donald A. Pidgeon, 35;OHS Grad, Hampshire House Employee  AllOTSEGO

DAVENPORT CENTER – Donald A. Pidgeon, 35, passed suddenly onto Heaven March 8, 2019. Don was born Nov. 14, 1983, in Oneonta, the son of Paul and ...



SUNY Oneonta student director aims to diversify theater  Oneonta Daily Star

Nineteen-year-old Oneonta resident and SUNY Oneonta junior Sapphira Koerner is focused on creating opportunities for people of color in theater and, ...



Take Walk Down Memory Lane With Joe Campbell  AllOTSEGO

“Voice of Oneonta” Joe Campbell shared many of the caricatures done of him over the years during an interview in 2011. (Jim Kevlin/Hometown Oneonta file ...



Backtracking: The Early Years: Woodside Avenue neighbors banded together through the years  Oneonta Daily Star

It's a neighborhood that likes to be involved and get things done. Neighbors in a new tract of housing off East Street in Oneonta didn't care much for the name of ...



Ann Eckler, 66, Milford; Worked For Her Family's Oasis Restaurant  AllOTSEGO

MILFORD – Ann M. Eckler, 66, a waitress at her family's Oasis Restaurant in Oneonta and later a correctional officer, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019, ...



Backtracking: In Our Times: Study led to a middle school for Oneonta  Oneonta Daily Star

It was 40 years ago this fall when students entered the new Oneonta Junior High School on upper East Street, next to Oneonta High School.



Otsego Now starts series of town halls | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Otsego Now has started a series of town hall meetings to convey what it does to the public and solicit feedback on community development interests.



Week in Review: May 13-17, 2019 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

UNADILLA - Doren L. Slade was born on Jan. 17, 1945 and died on June 11, 2019. She was a woman of great scholarship, receiving her Ph.D. in anthropology ...



On the Bright Side: Students become authors for OHS project  Oneonta Daily Star

In lieu of a traditional midterm exam, high school students in Oneonta will get a chance to be authors.



David Dean Erbe, 74; OHS Grad Signed With Minnesota Twins  AllOTSEGO

SIDNEY – David Dean Erbe, 74, who signed with the Minnesota Twins to play professional baseball after graduating from Oneonta High School, died April 8, ...



Schenevus superintendent to leave for job in Pulaski  Oneonta Daily Star

Schenevus Central School District Superintendent Thomas Jennings will step down from his post effective July 9.



McGraw pitches, hits Green Wave past Hillcrest | Local Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

It didn't take much time for Oneonta Post 259 starting pitcher Teddy McGraw to find his groove this summer.



Week in Review: April 1-5, 2019 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

This weekend feature offers a recap of the week's top local stories:



Week in Review: May 27 to 31, 2019 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

A graveside *service* for Virginia M. "Ginny" Gracey, who died at the age of 86 on March 2, 2019, will be offered at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Lakewood ...



Galena Growlers Sit High In Standings After Strong Showing At second Race Of Season  The Evening Sun

PEEKSKILL – The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) New York mountain bike league's second race was held on April 28 at the Blue Mountain ...



Arrest made in BOCES threat; student suspended after threat at OHS  Oneonta Daily Star

A student from Unatego Central School District has been arrested in connection with an alleged bomb threat Tuesday at the DCMO BOCES campus between ...



Around Oneonta: June 2-3, 2018 | Community News  Oneonta Daily Star

Charity awards funds to 14 local groups. A total of $600, the first of what will be annual donations from a charity established “in loving memory” of an Oneonta ...



IN MEMORIAM: Clifford Roger Silliman, 97; Oneonta Native, WWII Officer  AllOTSEGO

ONEONTA – Word has been received of Oneonta native and career Air Force officer Clifford Roger Silliman, recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and ...



Henry Quackenbush, 82; After Retiring, Enjoyed Camp On Afton Lake  AllOTSEGO

ONEONTA – Henry L. Quackenbush, Jr., a New York Telephone employee who enjoyed retirement at his Afton Lake camp, passed away at home on Dec.



Tigers overcome Yellowjackets in fourth quarter | High School Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

Union-Endicott came back to defeat Oneonta, 62-59, in boys basketball action Saturday morning at Oneonta High School.



Jim Anderson, part of Syracuse football 1959 national title team, has died at 81  syracuse.com

This is the Syracuse University football team photo of 1959. Jim Anderson, a three-time letterwinner who was part of Syracuse football's only national ...



Denielle Ziemba: Only the scale has changed in school shootings  Oneonta Daily Star

Another school shooting. My first thought was: Not again. Then my mind went back to the first school shooting I remember. I was in 11th grade at Downsville ...



OHS principal: First day of classes went 'smoothly'  Oneonta Daily Star

The first day of school is typically protocol tinged with expectation. This year being no different, students at Oneonta High School and Oneonta Middle School are ...



Compassionate Friends Striving To Ready Garden By Graduation  AllOTSEGO

To complete the work begun by a work party today, Compassionate Friends of the Oneonta has scheduled a second work day for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, ...



SECTION IV SOFTBALL BRACKETS: May 23, 2019 | High School Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

CLASS C. May 23 First Round. 1-Elmira Notre Dame (13-3) bye. 9-Odessa Montour (10-6) at 8-Harpursville (11-7), 4:30 p.m.. 12-Groton (9-8) at 5-Tioga (11-5), ...



OHS Celebrates Graduates At Commencement  AllOTSEGO

Oneonta High School sent 118 of it's students off into to a larger world this morning during the 148th Commencement Ceremonies in the Charles Belden ...



HS Notebook: Andy Scott wins No. 300 at Horseheads  Elmira Star-Gazette

Andy Scott earns 300th career win at Horseheads; seniors from Elmira, Notre Dame, Corning sign with colleges.



Joe Hughes Honored as OHS Alumni of the Year  AllOTSEGO

Joe Hughes, '76, Oneonta High School athletic director and Oneonta Outlaws manager, basks in the crowd's applause as he is recognized as the OHS Alumnus ...



Host Oneonta finishes school-best 2nd at Ross Cordell  Oneonta Daily Star

The announcement of team awards at the 29th Annual Rotary Ross Cordell Tournament put other teams on notice: this Oneonta High School wrestling program ...



Week in Review: June 3-7, 2019 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

UNADILLA - John A. "Foxy" Souders of Unadilla, passed away June 15, 2019, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. John was born June 30, 1941, ...



Week in Review: May 20-24, 2019 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

A graveside *service* for Virginia M. "Ginny" Gracey, who died at the age of 86 on March 2, 2019, will be offered at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Lakewood ...



Jaywalking: Remembering Howard Burns  The Recorder

I never met Howard Burns. Despite both of us being Greenfield natives, I wouldn't have known him if we bumped into each other on the street. The name didn't ...



Philip W. Bresee, 93, Oneonta; Department Store Executive  AllOTSEGO

ONEONTA – Philip Wade Bresee, our cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, passed peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from the life he ...



Week in Review: Feb. 25-March 1, 2019 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

AFTON - Clifford L. Saunders passed away Tuesday morning, July 15, 2019, at Norwich Rehab & Nursing Center on his 80th birthday. Friends may call from 6 to ...



Week in Review: Aug. 27-31, 2018 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

UNADILLA - John A. "Foxy" Souders of Unadilla, passed away June 15, 2019, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. John was born June 30, 1941, ...



Oneonta baker's business booms | Business News  Oneonta Daily Star

When she's not busy working full-time as a nurse practitioner or managing the Oneonta Farmers' Market, Betty Lee is pursuing a passion that has permeated her ...



Oneonta native takes helm as OPD chief | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

ONEONTA — The Oneonta Police Department will continue reaching out to the community as officers aggressively fight crime and protect and help people, ...



Otsego County Events Calendar  AllOTSEGO

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR LISTING. Click above link to fill out our simple form to have your community event listed in The Freeman's Journal, ...



Jo Scarzafava Terwilliger; 28-Year Volunteer At Saturday's Bread  AllOTSEGO

ONEONTA – Jo Anderson Scarzafava Terwilliger, 68, of Oneonta, a 28-year volunteer at Saturday's Bread, passed away on Aug. 15, 2018. Jo was born in ...



Week in Review: Dec. 17-21, 2018 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

This weekend feature offers a recap of the week's top local stories:



Basketball Issue 2018-19: Albert Odero  Binghamton University Pipe Dream

As the Bearcats retool their roster heading into the 2018-19 season, a second-year player is expected to take a big leap. Sophomore guard Albert Odero enters ...



Scenes from Oneonta's Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, May 28, 2018  Oneonta Daily Star

DELHI - Services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 21, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 134 1/2 Main St., Delhi. A full obituary will follow in Saturday's edition.



Brothers arrested on burglary charges | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Chenango County sheriff's deputies report they arrested two Cortland residents on charges related to burglaries committed in Chenango County.



Cary Brunswick: Cody Bellinger is making his family proud with Dodgers  Oneonta Daily Star

When the Brooklyn Dodgers left Ebbets Field for Los Angeles 60 years ago, many of their fans stopped cheering for them and were pleased when in 1962 the ...



Shelter offers pit bulls saved from L.I. fighting  Oneonta Daily Star

Four pit bulls rescued from dog fighting in Long Island were sent to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter this year for a second chance. Two of them, named ...



Cody Bellinger follows in dad's footsteps | Local Sports  Oneonta Daily Star

The last time a member of the Bellinger family took the field in a World Series game it was in 2001, as Oneonta native Clay Bellinger stepped into the box.



Week in Review: Dec. 10-14, 2018 | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

MASONVILLE - Kela Kay Charles, 55, left this world on July 3, 2019, following a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 3, 1963, in Sidney, the ...



Hello, I'm a Millennial:Facebook divides us and makes us lazy  Oneonta Daily Star

Since Donald Trump coined the phrase “fake news,” it's been pretty hard to accurately decipher the difference between a story we don't agree with and a story ...



2 cases of tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in northern New Jersey  WKTV

As people head outdoors during the summer, their risk of becoming infected with tick-borne diseases rises. Two cases of a rare tick-borne disease were confir...



Teen accused of raping young girl | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

An Oneonta teenager has been charged with raping a 7-year-old girl, authorities said Friday.



On the Bright Side: Oneonta-born actress gets spotlight in Broadway play  Oneonta Daily Star

Talent and hard work helped provide a lead opportunity on Broadway for a 2004 Oneonta High School graduate.



Oneonta's Chris Catan begins quest for state tennis title Thursday (brackets)  Oneonta Daily Star

The NYSPHSAA boys tennis championships begin today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing.



Music festival's end saddens many | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Under different circumstances, the New York Summer Music Festival would be celebrating in a few short weeks the opening of its 10th season.



Area saw renewal, tragedy in '70s  The Daily Star

Today, The Daily Star continues its year-long 125th Anniversary series featuring the newspaper's years of publication. This weekend highlights our local life and ...



Candor Girls Volleyball Tops Tioga  ithaca.com

Tioga high school hosted a 15-team varsity girls volleyball tournament on Sept. 15, featuring the likes of Trumansburg, Candor, Lansing, Spencer, Dryden and, ...



Oneonta's Michael Roda Wins SADD Run  AllOTSEGO

Runners take off up East Street in Oneonta this morning as the start annual SADD Run 5K. Mike Roda, Oneonta, in blue, finished in first place with a time of ...



Albany Academy, Schalmont, Shenendehowa help make up loaded hoops showcase field  The Daily Gazette

Seven Section II finalists from last season will be among 22 boys' basketball teams competing in the first ZG SLAM North South Classic later this month in Albany ...



Scholarships and Funded Awards  Hartwick College

Nearly every Hartwick student, every Hartwick family, needs a degree of financial assistance, currently funded scholarships and awards are described here.



Backtracking: In Our Times: Oneonta's colleges showed new impacts in 1970  The Daily Star

After eight years of dust, noise, construction and opening of buildings on the growing State University College at Oneonta campus in 1970, the economic impact ...



Oneonta native, 'Hamilton' performer visits White House | Local News  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta native Carleigh Bettiol was at the White House on Monday as a member of the cast of the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”



Oneonta lawyer Scarzafava dies at 67 | Local News | thedailystar.com  Oneonta Daily Star

Oneonta lawyer John Scarzafava, 67, died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer, his personal injury law partner Theo Basdekis said.



In Memoriam: Kevin Burnsworth, 53; Golf Professional  AllOTSEGO

ONEONTA – Kevin James Burnsworth, 53, son of Carole and Charles Burnsworth, died on June 2, 2017 in Lancaster, Mass. where he was working as a golf ...



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