The First Night Oneonta committee has awarded cash prizes to the top 3 displays in the 2021 Festival of Lights. It was stiff competition for this event which was a huge success enjoyed by many area residents.
A merger between Tops and Price Chopper/Market 32 that was approved in 2020 will bring back a nostalgic grocery store chain to two different locations in our area: one in Otsego County and the other in Chenango County.
Bassett Healthcare Network has temporarily ended inpatient visits to all of its hospitals. This all stems from the fast-spreading Omicron variant and the desire to keep the staff and patients at all Bassett Healthcare Network hospitals safe while the virus transmission rate is still high.
For such a fun, cute, and carefree name, snowstorm "Izzy" sure did leave behind more snow than we bargained for in Oneonta! It's interesting how this storm rolled out in our area because the National Weather Service in Binghamton wouldn't lay claim to any snowstorm total until Sunday.
Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego County are forgoing contact tracing and instead concentrating on helping people get vaccinated and tested for COVID as needed. Otsego DOH has also stopped reporting active case numbers since they feel that they can no longer accurately report.