Streets are a mess
I've been driving the streets of Oneonta for more than 50 years and I've got to admit that the shape of our streets is terrible. It's bad enough that as soon as the city repaves a washboard nightmare of a street a contractor will come along and dig it up for some reason. I understand the necessity to do this but why not do it before the street is repaved. Surely the city has plenty of notice before the repaving starts and most contractors know in advance of any excavations that must be done. Let's get together on this!
Another thorn in my butt is the way the repavers leave the manhole covers and water shut-offs. I understand that it isn't always feasible to raise these holes to street level, but would you please just give us a chance to avoid them by marking them somehow? How about painting a day-glo ring around it that we can see before we're right on top of it? That shouldn't cost too much, would it? It might even provide work for some of the summer help.
Manor is a treasure
In mid-April, I went to the Otsego Manor for rehab after a hip replacement. It was an amazing experience.
God bless all the employees there, from the transporters who delivered me from Bassett to the Manor to the kind and generous ladies who are the aides and food servers.
Nursing staff like Kevin, Nurse Betty and others were wonderful and very caring.
The therapy group was outstanding in its endeavors to get us back to normal. Thank you Jeorge and Ann T.
Even the office staff were pleasant and professional.
In the past, I did not pay much attention to articles about the Manor and the possibility of closing or selling to private enterprise.
Those reps who want to get rid of the facility obviously have never had the need to use such a place for themselves or loved ones.
While a patient there I spoke with many who had been in other places for rehab _ they all agree that Otsego Manor was above all others in both care and therapy. Please DO NOT consider closing the Manor. The people of Otsego County would lose a treasure.
They could not afford this wonderful place _ only affluent persons from cities where wages are higher could afford a privatized facility. If it closed, what would happen to the many employees left jobless? We are going through a very hard economic time _ in this small area where would they go for employment?
Last and not least, we need Otsego Manor, it has been a haven for many on the mend not to mention all the elderly people who would fall between the cracks for a place to go for rehab and in some cases a home.
Please find a way to save the Manor.