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Delaware And Otsego Counties Police Blotter: June 22 To June 30

All crimes described in police media releases are allegations. Named suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. 66-year-old Dzemil M. Mujanovic was arrested by Delaware deputies on charges of criminal possession of weapons and criminal contempt. Mujanovic had seven long guns after a Family Court Order of Protection requiring him to surrender all long guns and handguns.
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NY Faces Calls To Enshrine Abortion Rights In Constitution

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Democrats are considering enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. It possibly could be part of a broader amendment that would also prohibit discrimination based on gender expression. Lawmakers held a special legislative session Thursday that...

Wheels Or No Wheels: Paved Oneonta Trail Is Ready For Action

Thanks to $50K in jumpstart grant funding from the Future For Oneonta Foundation (FOF), a non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Oneonta, NY through grant awards and strategic planning, another section of the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Trail is complete and ready for use. It's the Mill Race Trail and the best part is that the section of the trail through Oneonta's Neahwa Park is paved and therefore more inclusive for those who are wheelchair-bound. Below the trail is marked to show you where the new trail runs.

Springbrook Can Now Start ‘The Ford On Main’ Building Renovations This Month

It was in May of 2021 that Springbrook, one of the largest employers in Otsego County and beyond, announced an ambitious housing project to create affordable apartments in the Ford block building which extends from 186 to 212 Main Street. Springbrook can finally get that project going now that more than a year later, they have just closed on the purchase of that property. Springbrook is calling the building "The Ford on Main".

Police Warn About Yet Another Scam, This One Using a Real Police Number

If you ever lose your wallet make sure you report missing credit and debit cards right away. A woman in Lake George reported her wallet missing on June 10th. She believed that she lost it near Beach Road. State Police started investigating an determined that two women allegedly found the wallet and, according to NY State Police, “proceeded to make purchases and pay bills using the wallet contents.”

SPAC Facts! Did You Know These 10 Tidbits About Saratoga’s Jewel?

If you've lived in Upstate for any period of time at all, odds are you've seen a show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. It's such a unique design for a venue of that size and significance - offering indoor and outdoor experiences at the same time. So many memories have been made there since it opened on July 9, 1966: maybe you've enjoyed your favorite artist there under the roof. Maybe you remember (possibly in hazy bits and pieces) seeing a show from the lawn with friends.

Governor Hochul Announces Free Electric Car Charging

In a press release on Thursday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that electric cars will be able to charge for free at all EVolve NY Direct Current Fast Chargers for during the holiday weekend. The free charging will begin at 12:01 am on July 1st and end at 11:59 pm on...

Celebrity Tags: Can You Match Movies To Their Famous NY Plates?

Did you know New York was the first state in the US to require automobiles be registered? In 1901, drivers had to make their own plates to put on their cars with their initials. Right around the same time, America's first movie theatre opened in 1902. Filmmaking and autos have walked (er, driven) hand in hand ever since the very beginning.

11 ‘Hidden Gem’ Dining Experiences in Upstate New York

New York State probably has more famous and top-rated restaurants than any other state. Arguably, many of them are in New York City. But the Upstate region is no piker when it comes to fine places to eat. You can find award-winning restaurants in the big cities like Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, and Buffalo, and also you can find them in smaller towns and villages. Little "off the grid" places.

Getting A DWAI This Independence Weekend Could Cost More More Than You Know

Here comes another holiday weekend where people tend to celebrate quite heartily with alcoholic beverages and unfortunately, many make the bad decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated or under the influence of marijuana or other mind-altering drugs. Here are some things to consider before you party-hardy... First of...

10 Amazing Upstate New York Neighborhoods You Must Not Miss!

New York has many great large cities and smaller towns and villages. And within these smaller locations are some wonderful neighborhoods. Here are ten favorites. These neighborhoods are easily walkable and you will learn much. Some offer guided tours, some offer information for self-guided walking tours, and some even offer details for driving tours. All are fascinating.

Big Al’s BBQ In Oneonta Is Taking Flight After Shaky Winter Opening

Oneonta is no stranger to great barbecue thanks to restaurants like Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q, Sloan's New York Grill, and just outside of Oneonta in Colliersville, Andre's Blue Ribbon BBQ. Here's the great thing about barbecue, I have discovered that there are so many different types of barbecue to discover and when Big Al's BBQ of New York opened up in the former Lizard Lick location on Oneonta's Dietz Street on December 31, 2021, North Carolina barbecue-style cuisine hit the scene in our area.

Elections 2022: Hochul, Zeldin Will Face Off in NY Gubernatorial Race

Two clear winners emerged in the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primaries on Tuesday. On the Democratic side Governor Kathy Hochul successfully fought off challengers Jumaane Williams and Tom Suozzi. Williams currently serves as the New York City Public Advocate. Rep. Thomas Suozzi currently serves in the United States Congress representing Long Island and Queens.

20 Authors Who Left Big Footprints Across Upstate New York

Upstate New York is known for the number of famous authors that have left a mark here. Sure, there are dozens more who claim New York City as their home, but there is a galaxy of literary stars who have left an enormous footprint on our region, too. From classics to children's books to Pulitzer Prize winners to several books that have made it to the Hollywood screen, this is an amazing list. And it includes all eras, from old timers like Herman Melville to the "new kids on the literary block," like Lauren Groff.