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Of the more than 5,800 undergraduates enrolled at the State University of New York at Oneonta, 143 qualified for the spring 2014 Provost's List by earning a perfect grade-point average while carrying a course load of at least 12 semester hours. Among them were these local students:

These local students are among 904 who graduated recently from the State University of New York College at Oneonta:

Andrew Brown of Altamont;

Elizabeth Marshall of Altamont;

Nathaniel Sentz of Altamont;

The Schoharie Valley Farm-to-School Project of Cornell Cooperative Extension is holding its first fundraiser. Conducted in partnership with Wellington’s Herbs and Spices, the event will feature local artist Jason Schultz.

Donald B. Adkins, a veteran of the United States Navy and the former owner of Altamont Appliance, died peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga. He was 91.

Mr. Adkins was born on May 22, 1923, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son of the late Hazel and Leon Adkins.

The county's groundbreaking law on cyberbullying has been struck down. The attorney for a teen arrested under the law says there are better ways to prevent bullying while the cop who made the arrest says such a law is needed.

Crossword puzzle lovers may have wondered about the frequent clue “Russian chess champion” (three letters).

A deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the brain and spinal cord, rabies came to America in the 1700s when European settlers brought their dogs.

A common saw on the worth of bats is human-centric: They eat bugs.

A bat, in a single night, will eat half of its weight in insects — not just the mosquitoes that plague us but all manner of night flyers, like moths and beetles.

My lifelong fear of bats was eased by insights gained from well-versed experts — an antidote as sure as the shots I'm now getting to prevent rabies.

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