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Tracy Grammer Returns to W.Whitman Books December 5

Written By Editor on 11/26/21 | 11/26/21

W.Whitman Books—located at 304 Main Street, Middleburgh— is pleased to welcome back Tracy Grammer on Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. to close out its Fall 2021 Singer/Songwriter Concert Series. Grammer returns to the bookstore’s performance space after two prior sold-out concerts.





Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio’s 50 top-played artists, both solo and in a duo with the late Dave Carter.  


Join Tracy Grammer on December 5 for an unforgettable afternoon of new stories and songs.  


Please Note: The concert is 90 minutes long and strictly limited to 20 attendees. All seats are reserved and must be purchased in advance.  Limited seating is available so purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.


To ensure the safety of both performers and audience members, proof of full COVID 19 vaccination [State-issued White Card or New York State Electronic Excelsior Pass] must be presented at the door in order to be allowed to enter. No Exceptions. Face masks must be worn at all times while on the premises. 


Ticket Price: $20. Tickets may be purchased during regular store hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m., or purchased with a debit/credit card via online invoice by emailing the store at w.whitmanbooks@yahoo.com.

For additional information call (518) 827-3377 or visit the store’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bestreads304



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Delaware County Removes Chamber Tourism Contract

Written By Editor on 11/23/21 | 11/23/21

By Matthew Avitabile


The Delaware County Board of Supervisors convened on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to discuss the tentative budget.


It was the first meeting since the elections, and was highly anticipated due to a potential discussion on the granting of the County’s tourism contract. 


The meeting opened with a COVID update from Mandy Walsh in consideration of the coming holidays. There were three deaths Monday with 74 total in the County since the beginning of the pandemic. There are 265 active cases and 366 people in quarantine.


“Vaccinations are the way to go,” said Supervisor Wayne Marshfield of Hamden.


Halfway through the meeting came the most contentious issue, the tourism contract. Supervisor Dennis Valente of Davenport lauded the Chamber’s efforts in the field. The Supervisor Chairs the Economic Development Committee.


“As you all know, tourism is through the roof,” Valente said. “They’re doing a good job.”


Chair Tina Mole of Bovina also spoke, saying that tourism promotion is key to the county. She said that due to New York City watershed restrictions, tourism is especially important. Mole cited the iDA’s efforts, including the use of funding for tourism projects. She said that these made the “role of the TPA more important” in attracting visitors. She said that the original arrangement of having a single person coordinating tourism promotion.


“However, with the current Chamber administration, that relationship has waned.” She added that there was less cooperation between the County and Chamber, with the former “receiving unsatisfactory” responses from the Chamber. Mole said that there has been an effort over the last two years to improve relations with Chamber President Ray Pucci. She described the relationship as difficult, accusing Pucci of making “disparaging remarks” and said that the County is disappointed in this.


She described the “damage done” as “irreparable” and recommended not renewing the contract with the Chamber.


Supervisor Pat Davis of Middletown said that he has been raising concerns since February. “There was no open dialogue in my mind,” he said. He stated that he believes there are remaining funds the Chamber has not utilized for such purposes.


“We should have a very open relationship,” he said.


Davis requested that the $139,000 remaining in the Chamber’s budget should be returned. “Did the Chamber spend this money in the first six months of this year?” The answer came back yes, but said that there were no financial reports indicating this.

“The silver lining is that we’ve found other options,” he said. The Supervisor requested this money be sent out through a request for proposals. He said that he has run against Chamber Board Chair Todd Pascarella twice. He described the Chamber as a “political recruitment” tool to “run against sitting Delaware County Supervisors.”


Supervisor Wayne Marshfield said that there was “nothing new” in Pascarella seeking Town Supervisor. 


Supervisor Valente said that the funding for tourism development is not just received from the County but through various streams. 


Supervisor Jim Eisel of Harpersfield, who sits on the Economic Development Committee, said that he disagreed with stances of the Chamber, including on marijuana opt-outs. He said that the Chamber “should not be involved” in such cases.


During the budget hearing, there were no public comments and the Board considered a salary provision of $14,159 for the members of the Board of Supervisors and $65,000 for the chair. 


Supervisors Valente, Marshfield, and Kosier voted in favor of retention, while the remainder of the Board voted no.


The Budget was approved unanimously.



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - WINDHAM PLANNING BOARD

Written By Editor on 11/21/21 | 11/21/21



Notice is hereby given that the Town of Windham Planning Board shall conduct a public
hearing on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:20 p.m. at the Town Hall, Hensonville, NY. The
purpose of said hearing shall be to consider a Site Plan Review Application for Pavel
Trzepaczka, 4268 State Route 23, East Windham, NY, Tax Map ID #80.00-1-50. New
Construction of Single-Family Home. All persons wishing to speak upon this matter shall be
heard at this time.

By Order of the Windham Planning Board
Bonnie Poehmel
Town Clerk
Dated: November 18, 2021

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - WINDHAM PLANNING BOARD



Notice is hereby given that the Town of Windham Planning Board shall conduct a public
hearing on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:10 p.m. at the Town Hall, Hensonville, NY. The
purpose of said hearing shall be to consider a Site Plan Review Application for Aaron Mannella,
Indian Heights Rd, Windham, NY, Tax Map ID #78.00-6-50. New Construction of Single-
Family Home. All persons wishing to speak upon this matter shall be heard at this time.

By Order of the Windham Planning Board
Bonnie Poehmel
Town Clerk
Dated: November 18, 2021
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Bassett Healthcare Network Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics in Little Falls, Dolgeville, and Hamilton

Written By Editor on 11/17/21 | 11/17/21

Bassett Healthcare Network will be holding the following COVID-19 vaccination booster shot clinics. The clinic in Hamilton, NY will also include pediatric (ages 5 to 11) shots. These are open to the public—participants need not be an established Bassett patient to participate.

 

Note: Information about future COVID-19 booster clinics and pediatric clinics will be posted to Bassett’s webpage (www.bassett.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Bassett.Network).

 

Bassett Health Center Dolgeville (36 Slawson Street in Dolgeville) is holding a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic on Wednesday, November 17, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Boosters of all three vaccine types will be available—Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J. Patients must be 18 years old or older. Appointments are required. Call 315-429-8714 to schedule.

 

Little Falls Hospital (140 Burwell Street in Little Falls) is holding a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic on Friday, November 19, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. This clinic will offer the Moderna vaccine only. Patients must be 18 years old or older. No appointments necessary. Call 315-823-1000.

 

Bassett Health Center Hamilton-Madison (1055 Madison Marketplace in Hamilton) is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic that includes both adult boosters and pediatric (ages 5 to 11) vaccines on Saturday, November 20, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine. Patients may schedule an appointment or walk-ins are welcome. Call 315-825-3111 to schedule.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) booster shot eligibility guidelines

·         For patients whose first vaccine series was Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

o    Patients are eligible if they are either:

§  Aged 65 years or older;

§  Aged 18+ and live in long term care settings;

§  Aged 18+ and have underlying medical conditions;

§  Or aged 18+ and work or live in high-risk settings.

o    Patients should receive their booster:

§  At least 6 months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

·         For patients whose first vaccine series was Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

o    Patients are eligible if they are:

§  Aged 18 years or older.

o    Patients should receive their booster:

§  At least 2 months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination shot.

Patients should come with their vaccine cards so that these details can be confirmed. Visit www.bassett.org/covid-19 for the complete current eligibility criteria.

 

The CDC has approved mixing vaccine types when receiving a booster shot. COVID-19 vaccinations are provided at no cost.

 

Please check the CDC or NYS Department of Health websites for high-risk categories and more COVID-19 information. You can help fight the flu, COVID-19, and other sickness by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when you cough, and staying home from work or school if you have symptoms.
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Bassett Healthcare Network Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics in Oneonta and Delhi

Bassett Healthcare Network will be holding the following COVID-19 vaccination booster shot clinics. These are open to the public—participants need not be an established Bassett patient to participate.

 

Note: Information about future COVID-19 booster clinics and pediatric clinics will be posted to Bassett’s webpage (www.bassett.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Bassett.Network).

 

O’Connor Hospital (460 Andes Road in Delhi) is holding a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic on Saturday, November 20 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. This clinic will offer the Moderna vaccine only. Patients must be 18 years old or older. Appointments are required—call 607-746-0525 to schedule. Patients should bring their vaccination cards and prescription insurance card(s).

 

FoxCare Center (1 FoxCare Drive in Oneonta) is holding a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic on Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This clinic will provide boosters for Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Patients must be 18 years old or older. No appointments are needed for this walk-in clinic. Patients should bring their vaccination cards and prescription insurance card(s).

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) booster shot eligibility guidelines:

·         For patients whose first vaccine series was Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

o    Patients are eligible if they are either:

§  Aged 65 years or older;

§  Aged 18+ and live in long-term care settings;

§  Aged 18+ and have underlying medical conditions;

§  Or aged 18+ and work or live in high-risk settings.

o    Patients should receive their booster:

§  At least 6 months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

·         For patients whose first vaccine series was Johnson & Johnson/Janssen

o    Patients are eligible if they are:

§  Aged 18 years or older.

o    Patients should receive their booster:

§  At least 2 months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination shot.

Patients should come with their vaccine cards so that these details can be confirmed. Visit www.bassett.org/covid-19 for complete current eligibility criteria.

 

The CDC has approved mixing vaccine types when receiving a booster shot. COVID-19 vaccinations are provided at no cost.

 

Please check the CDC or NYS Department of Health websites for high-risk categories and more COVID-19 information. You can help fight the flu, COVID-19, and other sickness by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when you cough, and staying home from work or school if you have symptoms.


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Five Live Performances of “A Christmas Carol” at The Farmers’ Museum in December

Five live performances of Charles Dickens' classic “A Christmas Carol”
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.
Thursday, December 16 • 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 17 • 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 18 • 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 19 • 3:00 p.m.


Tickets: $15 adults (13-64); $13.50 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free.
Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com.
Face masks plus proof of vaccination or negative test result are required. (Details at FarmersMuseum.org/safety)

 

 

 

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The Farmers’ Museum announces the return of its annual live performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” on December 16, 17, 18 and 19. Rediscover the fabled tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three spirits arrive to show him the error of his ways. The production embodies the joy of the season and is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

 

A total of five performances will be presented: Thursday, December 16 (7:00 p.m.), Friday, December 17 (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, December 18 (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.), and Sunday, December 19 (3:00 p.m.) in the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers’ Museum. Order tickets online at Eventbrite.com or purchase your tickets at the door on the evening of the performance (availability not guaranteed). Tickets: $15 adults (13-64); $13.50 seniors (65+) and museum members; $10 juniors (7-12); children 6 and under are free. Accessible seating areas are also available at the front of the auditorium for those with mobility needs. Concessions will be available. Performances run just under two hours, including a brief intermission. If you have questions, please call (607) 547-1453.

 

COVID Policy: Guests over the age of 12 will need to present proof of vaccination and a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license. Children under the age of 12 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 rapid test within six hours of the performance start time. Face masks are required for all guests inside the Museum and during the performance. Face masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking.

 

For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org. The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY. 

 
 

About The Farmers’ Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life first-hand through authentic demonstrations and interpretative exhibits. The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, a recreated historic village circa 1845, the Empire State Carousel, and a working farmstead. Through its 19th-century village and farm, the museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. The Farmers’ Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, and hand planes to plows. The museum also presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.
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Six Nights of Holiday Lantern Tours at The Farmers’ Museum in December

Written By Editor on 11/15/21 | 11/15/21

Six evenings to choose from - each offering 16 tours per night.

Holiday Lantern Tours take the place of Candlelight Evening this season.

Candlelight Evening is scheduled to return in 2022.


Holiday Lantern Tours
Fridays and Saturdays • December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Hour-long outdoor walking tours start at 3:00 p.m. and run every 20 minutes. Last tour: 8:00 p.m.
16 tours per night! Reservations are required. No walk-ins accepted. Face masks required indoors.
Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.com. Find link at FarmersMuseum.org.
Ticket Prices: $18 for Adult Members (13+), $20 for Adult Non-Members (13+), $10.00 for Juniors (7–12), and $5.00 for Children (3–6).
 
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Enjoy an intimate, hour-long guided walking tour of The Farmers’ Museum and see it dressed in its winter finery during Holiday Lantern Tours, taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in December (Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18). Join guides as they lead you through the museum’s sparkling grounds by lantern light. Learn about the history of December holidays, including Christmas, and how they were celebrated in Upstate New York in years past.
 
Holiday Lantern Tours take the place of Candlelight Evening this season with six evenings to choose from–offering a total of 16 tours per night.  Tours begin at 3:00 p.m. and run every 20 minutes. The last tour starts at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com: $18 for Adult Members (13+), $20 for Adult Non-Members (13+), $10.00 for Juniors (7–12), and $5.00 for Children (3–6). Reservations are required. No walk-ins accepted.

Each tour is limited to 12 people. The tours are mainly outdoors and last approximately one hour, so please dress warmly. Face masks are required indoors. Tours beginning between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. will be occurring during daylight. The tour moves over uneven ground in the dark. Visitors with potential mobility issues should contact the Museum in advance to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. For general questions regarding the program, please call (607) 547-1456 or email d.anderson@farmersmuseum.org.

Sponsored in part by NYCM Insurance and Otsego County Government.


For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org. The Farmers' Museum is located at 5775 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY.

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Middletown Fire District No. 1 Annual Election Notice

Written By Editor on 11/11/21 | 11/11/21

LEGAL NOTICE ANNUAL ELECTION OF MIDDLETOWN FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1

Please take notice that the annual election of the Middletown Fire District No 1 will take place on December 14, 2021, between the hours of 6 pm and 9 pm at the Fleischmanns Fire Hall, 1298 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY 12430 for the purposes of electing one fire commissioner for a five (5) year term commencing on January 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2026.  All duly registered residents of the Middletown Fire District No. 1 shall be eligible to vote.

Candidates for the district office shall file their names in writing with District Secretary, Jilleen Jamrozy PO Box 583, Fleischmanns, NY 12430, no later than NOVEMBER  24, 2021.

Jilleen Jamrozy
Fire District Secretary
Middletown Fire District No. 1


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SUNY Delhi Students Receive Over $360,000 through Donations

Written By Editor on 11/8/21 | 11/8/21

More than 300 SUNY Delhi students have benefited from philanthropic giving by SUNY Delhi alumni and friends in the 2021-22 academic year, totaling over $360,000 in awards and scholarships, according to The College Foundation at Delhi. The foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, accepts and manages gifts to the college to support the college and its students.

Michael Sullivan, vice president for College Advancement at SUNY Delhi, says more than 80% of SUNY Delhi students rely on financial aid.

"The alumni and friends of the college that make these scholarships possible truly change lives through their giving," he states. "Charitable gifts can make the difference between a student succeeded in their studies or having to drop out."

To mechatronics major Saira Vidunas, financial support has made a significant impact on her educational journey.

"Due to being born in a different country, I was ineligible for financial aid," Vidunas shares. "Once I was able to be employed, it took me years to save enough for just one semester. Thanks to donors, I was able to stay enrolled. I am graduating this semester at the top of my class with a full-time engineering job offer at Corning, Inc. I owe a lifetime of gratitude to the donors who helped make this dream a reality."

Elvis Medina, a junior in the construction management program, says going to college represents a second chance to better himself. At SUNY Delhi, he has grown into a respected student leader and peer mentor.

"Financial support has made challenges along the way easier to face," he says.

SUNY Delhi President Michael Laliberte states, "Since 1913, SUNY Delhi has been delivering on its commitment to preparing students of today for the opportunities of tomorrow. Delhi graduates go on to great success in a wide variety of careers and industries. I cannot thank our donors enough for investing in the future of our college and these future leaders. You are truly changing lives through your charitable investments."

SUNY Delhi awards scholarshpis based on factors such as financial need, academic excellence, academic program, geography, and personal achievements. For more information on how to establish a scholarship fund with the College Foundation, please call (607) 746-4520.

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Ongoing COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinics Beginning at Bassett Medical Center Prime Care

Written By Editor on 11/7/21 | 11/7/21

For COVID-19 vaccines: All three manufacturers are available. First, second, third and booster shots are available. Open to all eligible established patients eighteen years old or older. Visit www.bassett.org/covid-19 for current eligibility criteria. COVID-19 vaccinations are provided at no cost.

For flu vaccines: Open to all established patients eighteen years old or older. Flu vaccines are covered by most insurance providers. For those without insurance, costs may range from $40 to $72 depending on whether patients qualify for a low-dose or high-dose shot. Dial 607-547-7973 for more information.

People in the following groups are at highest risk for illness complications:

People with serious long-term health problems (lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease and blood disorders)
People with immune system weakness (cancer treatment, long-term steroid therapy, HIV/AIDS and other immune diseases)
People 50 years of age and older
 

Please check the CDC or NYS Department of Health websites for other high-risk categories and more flu and COVID-19 information. You can help fight the flu, COVID-19, and other sickness by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth and nose when you cough, and staying home from work or school if you have symptoms.

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Audubon to host Behavioral Ecologist, Anne Clark for Special Program on Crows

Written By Editor on 11/3/21 | 11/3/21

Through the Eyes and Lives of Crows

Opportunities and Challenges of Anthropogenic Change

Join DOAS on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:30pm on Zoom for a special presentation on Crows with Behavioral Ecologist, Anne Clark (FREE and open to the public.)!

Image: American Crow, Photo by Steven Chu, 2018 Audubon Photography Awards

Anthropogenic change, especially urbanization and climate change, is challenging all organisms, including humans, to adapt. Evolutionary ecologists predict that behaviorally more flexible animals, especially those that learn and transmit information socially, will adapt most successfully. Crows and ravens (Corvus sp.) certainly fit our idea of behaviorally flexible, generalist species with plenty of cognitive capacity; indeed, a number of Corvus species are now well-established in urban areas worldwide.

Based on a 30-year study of one population in Ithaca, NY, Anne Clark will introduce you to the complex social world of our American crows, how they do or don’t fit our expected “urban adaptor”, but also how even small cities are dynamic environments that continue to challenge them. Finally, she will extend the discussion to crow species globally, to the scientific and ecological value of this surprisingly diverse group, and to the possibility that many crow species could disappear in the face of complacency and anthropogenic change.

Registration is required - visit https://doas.us/through-the-eyes-and-lives-of-crows/

 

About the Presenter

Anne B. Clark, associate professor of Biological Sciences photographed in a field in Ithaca, NY, December 01, 2012.
Anne Clark is a behavioral ecologist broadly interested in the evolution and ecology of animal social behavior. She has studied scent signals and social behavior of prosimians for her PhD (U. Chicago) and post-doctoral research (U. Witwatersrand, South Africa), but also parent-offspring relations in birds, yawning in parakeets (thermoregulation and contagious social behavior!), and for the last 20+ years, the social ecology of American crows in suburban Ithaca, NY. Ongoing studies with her wonderful grad and undergrad students include genetics, communication, learning and personality. The advent of West Nile Virus in our long-term study population of crows has added a focus on social and demographic effects of injury and disease for Anne and her collaborator, Dr. K.J. McGowan. Her students have extended crow research to new species: Fish Crows, Mariana Crows and Large-billed Crows. At Binghamton University, she has taught classes in “Animal Behavior”, “Primate Behavioral Ecology” and “Behavior and Disease” plus diverse graduate seminars.

Image: Anne B. Clark, associate professor of Biological Sciences photographed in a field in Ithaca, NY, December 01, 2012.
FOR EVENT CALENDARS:  Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 7:30pm on Zoom for a special presentation on Crows with Behavioral Ecologist, Anne Clark (FREE and open to the public.)!  Registration is required - visit https://doas.us/through-the-eyes-and-lives-of-crows/ .
 
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) offers programs year-round that are free and open to the public including member meeting programs, bird-watching field trips and special events.  DOAS operates the Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch, hiking trails  and a summer day camp program at the Audubon Sanctuary just south of Oneonta, NY.  

Our Vision:
A healthy world where people and wildlife thrive
and natural resources are protected.

The mission of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is to protect our natural environment and connect people with nature to benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy.


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Cloud-Bearing Mountain Christian Retreat & Training Center to Hold Thanksgiving Service Sunday November 21 at 1:30 pm

Cloud-Bearing Mountain Christian Retreat & Training Center in Bovina, NY will hold a prayer service of thanksgiving on Sunday November 21 at 1:30 pm. All participants must RSVP by calling 607-326-0052 or emailing info@cbmountain.org. More information about Cloud-Bearing Mountain Christian Retreat & Training Center can be viewed at www.cbmountain.org.

 

The service will consist of the singing of an akathist hymn, an ancient form of prayer and praise practiced in the Orthodox Church. The Greek word "akathistos" means "not sitting," i.e., standing. Normally, all participants who are able stand while an akathist hymn is being prayed. Akathists are comprised of 24 stanzas, arranged in an acrostic following the Greek alphabet. The particular akathist that will be celebrated is called "Glory to God for All Things." It was found among the papers of Protopresbyter Gregory Petrov upon his death in a Soviet Communist concentration camp in 1940, a fact that makes this hymn of thanksgiving and praise all the more poignant.

 

Father James Krueger of Cloud-Bearing Mountain states, “Not only is this half-hour service of prayer beautiful and full of sublime poetry, but it gives voice to the full riches of Orthodox Christian theology as it pertains to our daily lives here in God’s creation.”

 

All are invited and welcome to attend. A reception and discussion will follow. Participants may attend the regular Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10 am, share the meal following, and stay for the praying of the Akathist.

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BASSETT HEALTHCARE NETWORK AND MASONIC MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE HEALTH

Written By Editor on 11/1/21 | 11/1/21

Bassett Healthcare Network and the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) in Utica, NY announced that the two organizations will begin a new collaborative initiative to further the advancement of health research and outcomes in Central New York and beyond.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with the MMRI. Bassett and MMRI share a common mission to improve the health and quality of life for all who live in our communities, have a long history of groundbreaking medical research, and a commitment to Central New York,” said Tommy Ibrahim, MD, MHA, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “By leveraging each of our strengths, I am confident that this new relationship will lead to discoveries in science and medicine that we could not have achieved independently.”

Over the coming months, the two organizations will work together to identify ways that they can better help local communities.

“Partnering with Bassett Healthcare Network and the Bassett Research Institute is an exciting step forward for our organizations and our community,” said Maria Kontaridis, Ph.D., Executive Director, Gordon K. Moe Professor and Chair of Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine for MMRI. “We are looking forward to the great things we will accomplish together.”

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Audubon Announces Dates for 2021 Christmas Bird Counts

The annual Christmas Bird Count, begun in 1900, is the oldest and one of the largest citizen science projects in the Western Hemisphere. This will be our local Audubon’s 53rd year of participating in the national count, and three areas will be covered on different days during the three-week count period (see below for locations and dates).  

There are two ways to participate in the CBC, either out in the field (walking and/or driving), or watching feeders at a stationary location (eg. from the comfort of your own home). If you would like to get out in the field, please contact the appropriate coordinator for that count at least a week in advance to see if there is a need for additional counters. People who have participated before will be contacted. If you would like to know if you live in one of the count circles to be a feeder watcher, go to https://arcg.is/1u5K4q0, click on the link, then zoom in to our area – or use the embedded map at the DOAS Website at https://doas.us/2021-christmas-bird-counts/. For more information about Christmas Bird Counts, go to  www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to use the guidelines set by the National Audubon: 

∙         Carpooling may only occur within existing family or social pod units; 

∙         Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times; 

∙         We must comply with all state and local health mandates. 

Oneonta CBC December 18 

Compiler Sandy Bright 
email brights@hartwick.edu 
phone 607-287-4465.

Fort Plain CBC December 26

Compiler Bob Donnelly
email rsdonn@yahoo.com 
phone 607-264-8156.

Delaware County CBC January 2

Compiler Pam Peters
email ovenb1rdp@gmail.com 
phone 607-829-6545.


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Cobleskill Man Charged with Strangulation

On October 31, 2021, the New York State Police in Cobleskill arrested 60-year-old Terry A. Hanes of Cobleskill, for Strangulation 2nd degree (D felony) and Harassment 2nd degree (violation).

Shortly before noon on Sunday, State Police responded to a domestic incident that occurred at a residence in the town of Carlisle. Hanes is accused of choking the victim during an argument that turned physical. Hanes was taken into custody and processed on the charges above. He was arraigned in Carlisle Town Court and released. Hanes is due in court on November 17, 2021.

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Spring Registration Open Now at C-GCC

HUDSON – Registration is open now at Columbia-Greene Community College for the Spring 2022 semester.

Spring courses will include a full slate of online, remote, and in-person courses for both full- and part-time students. The College encourages prospective students to register for classes at the earliest possible date, both to reserve space in limited classes and to prevent course cancelations.

Among new course offerings are Growing Greene County, an entrepreneurship program offered at the Cairo Library that provides a toolkit of relevant skills for those seeking to start their own businesses but may not know where or how to begin; and Connecting With Today’s Job Seekers, a free interactive and hands-on workshop that gives business owners and managers the knowledge to tailor their job postings and listings in ways that resonate with today’s spectrum of job seekers.

Non-credit programming, with some classes beginning the first week in January, includes personal and professional enrichment courses in Arts, Business, Computer Skills, Physical Fitness, Languages, and more, as well as online, self-paced continuing education courses offered through a partnership with ed2go, an internationally recognized online education provider. Customized workforce training for local employers also is available.

In addition to the courses being offered this semester, students now have access to CircleIn, an app that enables students to leverage the power of peer support in studying and learning. In short, CircleIn facilitates and incentivizes remote peer-to-peer studying and encourages students to support one another.

For information about enrolling in non-credit classes, contact the Office of Community Engagement and Professional Development at communityservices@sunycgcc.edu or 518.828.4181, Extension 3342.

All in-person classes will adhere to the latest health and safety guidelines. For information about applying to C-GCC, e-mail admissions@sunycgcc.edu or call 518.828.4181, Extension 3427.


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