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eEdition of Hometown Oneonta for July 17th, 2015

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    ComplimentaryOneonta, N.Y., Friday, July 17, 2015FR


    HOMETOWN ONEONTA& The Otsego-Delaware Dispatch

    Volume 7, No. 43


    City of The Hills as merger Debated, Drums Summon al ColoneOn 71st Birthday, GO-EDC Co-FounderGigging With Compass In The Poconos

    Al Colone unpacks his drums after he and Com-pass, he band of 44 years, performed in Hawley, Pa.


    entertainment Districtproposed in Downtown

    CITY Hall To ConSIDer STuDY


    For Al Colone, playing drums was a life-chang-ing experience. Drafted into the Army in

    1966 and ready to head out to Vietnam, his battalion commander was looking for someone to play drums during marches. I saw one hand go

    up, then another, then an-other, he said.

    I was last, and he said, And you!

    Colone, whos been in the news lately as GO-EDC co-founder, campaigning for city-town consolidation, hadnt

    Please See COLONE,A3

    EDITORIAL: City, town have already merged/SEE A4

    Hail To The Chef!Sixth-Grader Back From Healthy White House Lunch

    President Obama shakes hand with Oneontas Julia Rissberger during a Saturday, July 11, luncheon at the White House. Mom Rachel is in the foreground.

    Julia poses on the White House grounds.


    When Julia Rissberger sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama at the Kids State Din-ner on Saturday, July 10, she made sure to return the First Ladys hos-pitality.

    I told her that her family was invited over to our house in Oneonta, said Julia, a sixth-grad-er at Riverside Elementary.

    The First Lady thought it was a great idea! said Julias mother, Ra-chel, who attended the luncheon as her daughters guest.

    Julia, 11, gained a place at the First Ladys table by win-ning PBS Healthy Eating Challenge for New York State, with her recipe for a spinach and apple salad with blueber-ry vinaigrette, cinnamon almonds and cheese pennies.

    Please See JULIA, A3

    HOMETOWN ONEONTAFOTOTs Macaluso and Foothills Youngs make their case.

    Hopefuls Seek City,County Board Seats

    Mayoral candidate Gary Herzig, incumbent Town Supervisor Bob Wood and City Judge Lucy Bernier were unopposed in the Nov. 3 election as the deadline for filing petitions with the county Board of Elections passed Thursday, July 9.

    But that doesnt mean the election sea-son will be without drama.

    Please See ELECTIONS, B4


    When Proctors Theater was on the verge of being torn down in 2007, activists calling themselves the Arts District of Schenectady sought a professional

    study to examine what the com-munity needed in a theater.

    It was a dump, said Pa-trice Macaluso, a SUNY Oneonta theater teacher and president of FOTOT, the Friends of the Oneonta The-atre. But they

    got a feasibility study done, and they turned it around.

    Macaluso, along with Foothills Managing Director Bill Youngs and board President Luisa

    Please See ARTS, B4

    Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTAKeira Brown, Oneonta, learns from John Del-berta, Oneonta, about how a pulley system can allow her to lift her own body weight with little effort dur-ing OWLs Pluto Party Tuesday, July 14, in Neahwa Park to learn about the solar sys-tems dwarf planet.

    City Council,Manager Eye 360 Review

    Common Council scheduled an execu-tive session with City Manager Martin Murphy Wednesday, July 15, to discuss the 360 Review being crafted to appraise the executives performance.

    The 360 Review was agreed upon after Council member Mike Lynch raised questions in April about City Hall management.

    AIR CONCERNS: Com-mon Councils next Com-munity Conversations are planned at 8 p.m. Tuesdays July 21 and July 28 at the Yellow Deli, 134 Main. All citizens are welcome to dis-cuss issues of concern with elected officials.

    YOKO SAYS NO: Yoko Ono, of Franklin and the world, placed a full-page ad in the New York Times of Thursday, July 9, promot-ing a petition that opposes the Constitution Pipeline through Delaware County.

    HISTORY WALK: Greater Oneonta Historical Soci-ety Wednesday Walks of the Downtown Historic District are planned at 7 p.m. Wednesdays July 29 and Aug. 12. $2 donation.

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    Odero Selected ForSUNY Network

    Anne Odero, Oneonta, is one of 66 SUNY students selected to participate in summer research internships through the SUNY Networks of Ex-cellence program.

    Odero, who is majoring in Physics at SUNY Oneonta, is one of 47 students chosen to participate in the STEM Passport Program. She will work with faculty mentor Gonca Altuger-Genc from Farmingdale State College on a project titled, Model-ing, Simulation and Optimi-zation of a Manufacturing and Assembly Line.

    TWO LAUDED: Oneon-tas Colleen Byam, a Crimi-nal Justice major and Mark Joseph Giallazano, a Busi-ness: Accounting major, were named to the Deans List at Herkimer College for the spring 2015 semester.

    MATTISON MFA: Sarah Reese Mattison, Maryland, was awarded her MFA in Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz.


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    The Oneonta High School Class of 1975 raised $1,600 in its annual FUNraising cycling ride in June. Steve Talevi, OHS 75, now of Ro-anoake, Va., sends along this photo of participating classmates, in-cluding, from left, Steve, Janice Thomas, North Adams, Mass.; Terry Waters, Gaithersburg, Md.; Carolyn Marks, Oneonta; Larry and Fran Callahan, Rexford; and Sue Clemons, Oneonta. Donations made af-ter the ride, circling from and back to Morris on June 20, raised the total figure to $1,865.00. Donations came from cyclists, their class-mates, friends and family members.


    Charles Hartley, the Hartwick College physicist who turned to art in his retirement, was awarded the grand prize for Wave for Hokusai Friday at the Cooperstown Art Associ-ations 80th annual National Juried Art Exhibition.

    The grand prize came with a $500 award; in all, $3,200 in awards were announced during the opening reception on Friday, July 10.

    His handling and awareness of

    light and atmosphere were most intriguing, noted the Brunelli Fine Arts Gallery in Binghamton on accept-ing his first works in 2008. Hartleys work has grown tremendously in a very short time. He is self-taught, prolific, and his technique continues to inspire and marvel our visitors and col-lectors.

    This years juror was John Hampshire, himself an artist and recipient of numerous awards.

    Waves for Hoksai

    With Waves for Hoksai Artist Hartley Wins Cooperstown Art Show

    Charles Hartley

    SUNY Oneonta student Gordon Andrews, Unadilla, presented his paper, Pre-natal androgen exposure is associated with sex role identity and physical prefer-ences in potential mates among straight males with Assistant Professor of Psy-chology Michael Brown at the 27th Annual Convention of American Psychological Science on May 24 in New

    York City.Additionally, Associate

    Professor of Psychology Charlene Christie presented her study, What Makes an Environmentalist? Predic-tors of pro-environmental attitudes and identities and Visiting Assistant Profes-sor of Psychology Fanli Jia presented The Role of English Literacy Skills in Acculturation in Immigrant Chinese Adolescents.

    SUNY Student, Professors Present At National Psychology Convention


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    JULIA/From A1Her recipe was published

    on Mrs. Obamas Lets Move! Website (, as well as in a commemorative cookbook with the other winners.

    The mother and daughter from Oneonta joined winners from across the country for a weekend in Washington D.C., including a tour of The Smithsonian. We were treated like rock stars, said Rachel. Every moment was just packed.

    We got to see Julia Childs kitchen, and they had a whole exhibit on plastic cup lids, like you get on a cup of coffee, said the daughter. That was kind of funny.

    They even got a private audience with the First Lady, including a formal portrait, which she will sign and send to Julia.

    On the menu were sev-eral dishes from the com-memorative cookbook, all made with in-season items from Mrs. Obamas kitchen garden it actually exists, off the White House kitchen including A California Rainbow Taco with Mi-kale Obama slaw and Barak-amole and avocad