Benefit planned for Jesse Howe Sr.

There’s going to be a dinner on Sunday, May 3 to benefit Jesse Howe Sr. The Spaghetti Dinner Benefit begins at noon in Owego VFW Post 1371, 207 Main St., Owego. It’s $10 for the dinner, there will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing, an auction, and Chinese auction for attendees as well. The […]

Solar Tours educate

Solar Tours educate

This past Saturday, April 18, was a beautiful day for the Owego-Apalachin Solar Tour, part of Southern Tier Solar Work’s (STSW) effort to educate the public on where solar energy stands today and provide the opportunity to join a ten-week program aimed to minimize the cost for all. Four families generously offered to share with […]

The Old Coot audits a press conference

There he is, and it usually is a he, at a press conference podium explaining a giant and/or disgraceful mess up. Often, it’s a politician riding the shame train, but it could just as well be the CEO of a major corporation, the president of a prestigious university or an all-star athlete on a major […]

OFA Band Director receives Elks Lodge Citizenship Award

OFA Band Director receives Elks Lodge Citizenship Award

Daniel Fabricius, director of Bands at Owego Free Academy since 1989 and noted music educator in the Southern Tier as well as the Adjunct Instructor of Percussion and Conductor of the Binghamton University Percussion Ensemble, is the recipient of the prestigious Owego Elks Lodge Citizenship Award for his significant musical contributions to the Owego Apalachin School […]

Owego Apalachin Board of Education adopts 2015-16 Budget

Earlier this month, the Owego Apalachin Board of Education approved its proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The budget will be $43,705,160, a 3.1 percent increase over the current year. Sixty percent of those increased expenditures are accounted for by increases in special education costs and debt service for the district’s ongoing capital projects, […]