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CITIZEN VOICES' Newsletter, 6-11-13
Etta Place got her name from the Katherine Ross character in "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid."
Since Etta Place and Barbara Cadwell arrived in Cooperstown in 2003, the two companions were often seen walking along Elm, Susquehanna, Beaver, Chestnut streets – most everywhere in the village – inseparable.
On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Etta passed away, inspiring "her mama" to break out a portion of her book, "Outlaws & Angels," into a stand-alone reminiscence of her pet.
For the text of "Just my dog...," please click here
Bud Fowler's Accomplishment
Astonishingly, Bud Fowler, whom historians recognize as the first black professional baseball player, was raised in Cooperstown (as John Jackson) in the 1860s, four decades before the Mills Commission and eight decades before the Hall of Fame's founding.
Despite his exceptional skills, the color of his skin kept him from full participation in the American Dream. After the "Gentleman's Agreement" of 1887 that barred African-Americans from professional baseball for 60 years, he was banished to the Negro Leagues.
This February, however, was the 100th anniversary of his death, and that's become an opportunity for the substantial research of recent decades to come into focus. At 4 p.m. this Saturday, the Village of Coopertown will unveil a street-sign, "Fowler Way," on the lane leading from Chestnut Street to Doubleday Field, with recognitions to follow at Doubleday itself.
Bud Fowler, back row, center, in Keokuk, Iowa
Here is an archive of recent reports on the Bud Fowler story:
ATTEND DEDICATION OF 'FOWLER WAY'
4 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 20,
NEXT TO COOPERSTOWN CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE, 31 CHESTNUT ST.
Cooperstown Village Historian Hugh MacDougall listens at the dedication of a plaque in Bud Fowler's honor Saturday afternoon in Doubleday Field, shortly after delivering an address to SABR's 19th Century Committee at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. For the full text of MacDougall's "Bud Fowler: Knight of the Diamond; Knight of the Razor", please click here CHECK ONEONTA GAS PRICES HERE! CHECK COOP GAS PRICES HERE!
Evan King, son of Frank and Fran King, Cooperstown, departs Sunday on a 4,000-mile "4K for Cancer," an annual fundraising bike ride from Baltimore to San Diego.
Follow Bill Gibson On Rounds
As Old-Time Extension Agent
As he spent the past five months conducting a census of Otsego County agricultural enterprises, Bill Gibson kept a diary. For a day-to-day look at what he discovered in April, click here
Go, Girls! Lady Jackets in States
Sustainability Summit Soars
1,000 Sip At Snommegang
'Streetscape' Plan Approved
Orpheus, Foothills Firm Up Alliance
If She's Tops, Nominate Her For City Prize
THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL/3-6
Sustainability Summit Soars
County's First Marathon This Summer
NY Education Commissioner Visits CCS
Trustees May Lighten Commerce Zone
CCS Voters Try Again ON $5.9 Bond
Can Winslow Homer Break His Own Record?
SUNY Oneonta Students Snap Up Highrise Rooms
To Sign Up For BREAKING NEWS Alerts
For Answers To
DENNIS CORCORAN'S INDUCTION WEEKEND
Believe It Or Not
OBAMA & FRACKING
For Bryan Walsh's assessment of the Obama Administration's fracking policy in advance of the president's visit to Binghamton, click here
Bill and Liz Miller
OBAMACARE: TO LEARN MORE, OR TO SIGN UP, CLICK HERE
LOCALLY, DATA PROVE
Two of the most expert and eloquent local opponents of fracking, Lou Allstadt and Chip Northrup of Cooperstown, have concluded there is too little natural gas under Otsego County to ever warrant development. For details on their findings, see this week's editions of The Freeman's Journal and Hometown Oneonta, on newstands this afternoon. Also, view these related links: * Jerry Acton, a retired IBM engineer from Tioga County, details the computer model Allstadt and Northrup depend on in this video. * Here are the slides from the PowerPoint that Lou Allstadt used to outline his conclusion in a Wednesday, Oct. 30, presentation at Cornell. * Here is the report from Peter Mantius, a fracking blogger who covered the Cornell session. For a preview of "Breakfast With Strangers," an e-book featuring Homer Osterhoudt of Cooperstown, click here For text of the Village of Cooperstown's new law enabling sidewalk cafes, click here
Tracey Ranieri, middle in black, joins SUNY lacrosse, field hockey and softball teams in welcoming 150 boys and girls the 15th annual Kids in Sports Day at the Alumni Field House on the SUNY campus this morning. Students spent the day teaching kids to play a variety of sports, including volleyball, tennis, field hockey, softball, dancing—and even just to run around and have fun.
Ice Harvest Heading
For Record Turnout
Ice carver Caitlin Jones, Walton, shows a map of the world she was creating on a block of ice to Roxy, 4, and Cyrus, 6, Megale of Bainbridge, who were at the Hanford Mills Museum's annual Ice Harvest this morning with their granddad, Jim Flannery of Oneonta. By 1:30, more than 600 people had gone through the gate to enjoy the relatively balmy 37-degree weather, the first day above freezing in more than two weeks. Museum spokesman Peg Odell of Cooperstown said turnout was heading for a record.
Youngsters Enjoy SUNY Sports Day
B-Side Ballroom Wins
Chili Bowl's Top Prize
Oneonta Fire Department Captain Jim Maloney presents B-Side Ballroom chef Rhett Mortland with his first prize trophy, a chili pepper apron, at CANO’s annual Chili Bowl fundraiser. A packed house – with long lines out the back door – sampled 30 types of chili, choosing the B-Side’s pheasant, rabbit and venison chili as the top tasting.
At 9 a.m. today, Oneonta City Court alerted the city police and fire departments it had received a letter containing a "suspicious" powder-like substances, the OPD reports.
On opening the envelope, "a small amount was dispersed with in the court offices," causing the court facility, which is in OPD headquarters at Main and South Market, to be sealed off and evacuated.
"Any personnel who were exposed to the substance have been treated in accordance with accepted protocol," OPD said in a press release. "There have no reported injuries or illness related to this incident."
The incident remains under investigation, police said.
Dispersed From Letter
To Oneonta City Court
Former Mayor Carol B.
Waller today joined U.S.
Chris Gibson’s staff as
representative in the
“I am honored to have
Carol join our office, and
know she will be an
excellent addition to the
constituent services team,”
said Gibson. “Carol’s
local knowledge and
community ties, as well
as having the experience
of being a small business
owner, make her the ideal addition.”
The former mayor and, before that, village trustee, has lived in Cooperstown since 1971. She is owner of Mohican Flowers, previously operated by her father, Charles Bateman, the county representative. She and husband Bill have three children and six grandchildren.
The Cooperstown Office is located at 25 Chestnut St., and Waller may be reached by telephone at 607-282-4002. The office is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment.
Former Mayor Waller
Joins Gibson's Staff
Former Mayor Carol B. Waller has joined Congressman Gibson's staff as constituent representative in Cooperstown.
The powdery substance emitted from a letter received at Oneonta City Court today has been found to be nonhazardous and posed no threat to anyone who came in contact with it, according to OPD Lt. Douglas Brenner.
The joint investigation included members of the Oneonta police and fire departments, state court officers and U.S. postal inspectors.
The court and building has been reopened for business as usual, Brenner said in a press release.
Powder Harmless, Court Reopens
A vacancy committee of the village Republican Committee failed to file papers with the village clerk for a mayoral candidate by the close of business today, the deadline for doing so, according to the Democratic county chair, Richard Abbate.
That means that incumbent Mayor Jeff Katz will not face a Republican opponent in the March 18 election. However, independents can still file a challenge by Feb. 11 by collecting 50 signatures on a petition.
No Republican Running
Against Mayor Jeff Katz
$500 Medallion Prize Still Unclaimed
As of 7 p.m. this evening, no one had yet found the Cooperstown Winter Carnival Medallion and claimed the $500 prize. The third clue on its location is in The Freeman's Journal and Hometown Oneonta, now on newsstands.
Oneonta, Coop Photogs
Win Land Trust Laurels
"Fireflies" -- Milo Stewart Jr., Cooperstown, professional
"Crab Spider" -- Jack Schluep, Oneonta, amateur
"Fairyland" -- Matthew Hulse, 12, Fly Creek, youth
Milo V. Stewart Jr., Cooperstown; Jack Schluep, Oneonta, and Matthew Hulse, Fly Creek, have won the top prizes in this year's Otsego Land Trust fourth annual Photo Contest on the theme, "All Things Small in Nature."
For full announcement, click here
Hall of Fame outfielder Ralph Kiner
passed away this morning at his
Rancho Mirage, Calif., home. He was
91. Kiner died of natural causes,
passing peacefully with his family at
his side, the Hall announced.
“With the passing of Ralph Kiner, the
baseball world has lost one of its
greatest ambassadors and the Hall of
Fame has lost a wonderful friend,”
said Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of
the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“Ralph spent eight decades as a
player, executive and broadcaster. He was a man who truly loved our National Pastime and made it better in every way. His legacy will live forever in Cooperstown.”
During his 10-year career, Kiner hit 369 home runs, winning or sharing the National League home run title in each of his first seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He twice topped 50 home runs, with 51 in 1947 and 54 in 1949. He averaged more than 100 RBI per season. Following his playing career, which was cut short by continuing back ailments, Kiner transitioned to the broadcast booth starting in 1962, where he would become a New York broadcast icon for the Mets.
For full Hall of Fame announcement, please click here
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, 91;
Scored 369 Career Home Runs
A Soup & Chili luncheon 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cooperstown Baptist Church Friday will kick off the three-day Cooperstown Winter Carnival 2014. For full schedule, click here
Coop Winter Carnival Starts Friday
Rotary Donates $6,000
In Wendy Brown's Honor
Gary Herzig, left, president of the Oneonta Rotary Fund, presents the Oneonta City School District with a $6,000 check from the Rotary International Wendy Brown Fund. The money, to be used towards software to help students who struggle with reading, was donated by friends and family in honor of Brown after her tragic death in 2012. She was president-elected of the Oneonta club at the time. "This is by far our proudest accomplishment for 2013," said Herzig. Holding the ceremonial check are Oneonta School Superintendent Joseph Yelich and Erna Morgan McReynolds, Wendy's sister. In the center, from left, are club President Larry Guzy, Oneonta special-ed Director Tim Gracy and special-ed teacher Nicole Gelbsman.
Winter Carnival Has Begun!
The Cooperstown Winter Carnival kicked off at 10 a.m. with the Soup and Chili Luncheon at the First Baptist Church. Here, Dick Sliter, who has been cooking chili for the event for 21 years, ladles up a bowl of chili while Deb Robinson prepares a bowl of the church's exclusive potato broccoli chowder. New this year are take-away soups for an evening meal, available from 4-6 p.m.
Carnival-Goers Out for Fun
Despite temperatures hovering just above 20 degrees, Cooperstown came out in droves for the Olympic-themed Winter Carnival. Here, Anna Aeyer, Morris, Jim Renckens, Richfield Springs, Neil Riddell, Oneonta, and Jeff Gardner, Oneonta, carry torches in the parade, just as they did through Syracuse during the 2002 Olympics, held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
...And when it got too chilly outside, Suzie Coelman and her neice Ellie Dykstra, both of
Cooperstown, came into the Cooperstown Art Association to warm up and admire the detail work in the cozy quilts at the
Fenimiore Quilt show.
Pack the Dance Floor
Over 300 daddies and daughters enjoyed dinner and dancing at the YMCA's annual Father-Daughter Dance at the SUNY Hunt Union Ballroom on Saturday evening. Here, Aly Erario and her father Bill Erario share a slow dance among the sold-out crowd.
MIKE, MICHELLE GAGE
FIND $500 MEDALLION
MIke and Michelle Gage of Cooperstown found the Winter Carnival Medallion buried under a ramp at the village's Three Mile Point Park shortly after midnight today.
"My phone rang at 12:45 and I thought, what's that?" said Mike DeSimone, a member of the carnival organizing committee who handled this year's scavenger hunt for the prize.
The $500, provided by The Freeman's Journal & Hometown Oneonta for a fifth year, will be presented at closing ceremonies at 2 p.m. today in Cooper Park.
DeSimone said the medallion was buried under the green ramp that leads from the parking lot to the observation deck. It was buried there when there was little snow on the ground, so the search became particular daunting in recent days after Tuesday's snowstorm.
Jim Kevlin/The Freeman's Journal
County Treasurer Dan Crowell, foreground, won the adult event in this morning's Winter Carnival Sled Races in Cooperstown's Lake Front Park. The three other adult contestants were Bill Weldon (orange park), Caroline Geertjens and George Hovis.
County Treasurer Crowell
Wins Today's Sled Races
Michelle Gage, center, accepts the $500 medallion check on behalf of herself and hubby Mike this afternoon at the Doubleday Cafe, where she works. Carnival committee members are, from left, Lora Newell, co-chairs Teresa Leveille and Sarah Lewandowski, and John Saphier.
Short, Long, Glitzy or Glam,
Prom Show Has Your Gown!
SUNY Oneonta student Heather White twirls at the end of the catwalk in a sparkly ballgown from Prism Prom at the 3rd annual Prom-a-Palooza, held this afternoon at the Southside Mall. The event was packed with parents and teens getting a glimpse at some of the hottest prom fashions.
Oneonta's Olympian Talks Of Summer Games at OWL
Olympian Andrea Thies stopped by the Owl's Nest this morning to share her memories and memorabilia of rowing in the 1996 Olympics. Here, she shows Zach Starr, Ben Davidson, Jonah Hastings, Connor Volpe, Annalise Grant, Sahelinn Stevens, Beverly Downie, Emma Cook, Sam Shinol and Noami Cook a photo of her crossing the finish line.
With heavier snowfall expected between 3 p.m. and midnight, City Hall has issues a "travel advisory,'" which means "no unecessary travel in the city."
'Travel Advisory' Encourages
City Drivers To Stay Off Streets
Chinese elms, left, and ginkgos, right are among the six varieties planned for Main Street.
Trees To Be Cut, Replaced
With Ginkgos, Elms, More
In Village Sidewalk Project
London plane hybrids, seen here on the Cornell campus, will be among a half-dozen trees that will be planted along the north side of Cooperstown's Main Street as part of the $2 million sidewalk project.
The two dozen trees on the north side of Main Street between the Cooperstown Diner and Hoffman Lane will be cut down and replaced as part of the $2 million sidewalk replacement that will begin in the spring, Village Trustee Lou Allstadt, a member of the Streets & Buildings, announced today.
The replacements will be a half-dozen varieties, which committee chair Cindy Falk identified as a London plane hybrid, ginkgos, Chinese elms, hawthornes and honey locusts. Japanses tree lilacs have been found suitable, but probably won't be used, she said.
The decision was a collaboration with the village's Tree Committee. The idea of a variety is to ensure, if a blight comes through, not all the trees will be affected, Allstadt said.
The new trees, he said, will be suitable for the "rains gardens" planned as part of the redo to help strain inpurities from runoff that will then flow into Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna.
FERC today issued an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Constitution Pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania to Schoharie.
"Approval of the (Constitution) would have some adverse environmental impacts, but these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels," the federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a statement.
“We are very pleased with the findings," said the Cabot Oil/Williams partnership planning the pipeline. “This is a significant milestone for the project."
FERC EIS FINDS
CAN BE MITIGATED
This year's CSO Cabaret guest conductors are, from left, Barbara Ann Heegan, Gary Laing and Bob Wood.
The Catskill Symphony Orchestra has announced its "guest conductors" for this year's Cabaret concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in SUNY Oneonta's Dewar Arena:
* Barbara Ann Heegan, president, Otsego County Chamber.
* Gary Laing, proprietor of the Shipping Room and owner of the Oneonta Outlaws baseball team.
* Bob Wood, Oneonta town supervisor
The evening will include the CSO performing selections from "Les Mis," "Westside Story" and other Broadway musical hits.
To buy tickets, click here
Heegan, Laing, Wood
CSO Guest Conductors
At March 15 Cabaret
Oneonta Idol Ethan Harris
Moves Up In U.S. Contest
Dubbed "an interesting cat," by judge
Harry Connick Jr., 2011 "Oneonta Idol"
winner Ethan Harris made the top 30
to continue onward towards a chance
at stardom during the "American Idol"
final judgement round on Thursday,
Singing "Amazed" by country band
Lonestar, Harris had a moment of
panic when it looked like Jennifer
Lopez would vote him down. But she
faked him out, and now Harris will
compete again during Rush Week
on Wednesday, Feb. 19
Also singing but ultimately sent
home were 2011 Oneonta Idol youth
winner Kaityln Jackson and 2010
SUNY grad Kari Crimmons.
To see a video of Ethan's performance, click here
Ethan Harris performs at First Night Oneonta on Dec. 31, 2012.
Polar Bears Take Chilly
Goodyear Lake Plunge
Tommy Lent, Oneonta, plugs his nose as he leaps into the frigid waters of Goodyear Lake at this afternoon's 19th annual Polar Bear Jump. At 29 degrees, it was one of the warmer jumps, and although there was some snow, winds were minimal. Diving alongside him is Tori Hansen, who was visiting from Iowa and decided to compare our water temperature to hers back home.
The ribbon was cut this afternoon on Hartwick College's new $3 million William V. Campbell Fitness Center, underwritten in part by the current chairman (and former CEO) of Intuit, the computer giant. From left are Colin Blydenburgh, Student Senate president; Mike Getman of Oneonta, representing the Dewar Foundation; college President Margaret Drugovich, and Francis Landrey, chairman of the Hartwick trustees. Campbell sent a video message from the Silicon Valley to the 150 well-wishers gathered for the event. Tours followed.
Hartwick Cuts Ribbon On
$3 Million Fitness Center
Alabama Plan Won't
Reduce Jobs At Ilion
Remington, whose Ilion plant employs 1,300 people, has operated in New York State for 200 years.
The expected announcement that Remington Arms is planning a new plant in Alabama will not affect the workforce of 1,300 in Ilion, according to state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford.
"The recent $20 million plant upgrade (locally) is proof of the company's commitment to New York," said Seward, whose district include Herkimer County, where Ilion is located. The plant is also an economic mainstay of Otsego County's Richfield Springs, 10 miles away.
"I look forward to partnering with Remington moving forward and continuing a robust dialogue with company officials to help meet their needs here at home and assist them and their workers manufacture a time-honored American-made product," the senator said.
The company has been in New York State for 200 years, Seward's press release said.
Bill Pullman 'Honorary Chair'
Of Catskill Film Festival 2014
Actor Bill Pullman, star of "Independence Day," "Spaceballs" and "While Your Were Sleeping," has agreed to be honorary chair of the Catskill Mountain Film Festival, which will screen 100 movies May 2-4 in Delhi. With him is Jessica Vecchione.
At Delaware Otsego RR,
Schumer VowsTo Fight
For Tax-Credit Renewal
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, shakes hands with Dominic Abbate, son of county Democratic chair Richard Abbate, left, on arriving in Cooperstown Thursday afternoon. At a press conference in front of the Delaware Otsego Corp. on Railroad Avenue, the state's senior senator announced his support for extending the Short-Line Rail Tax Credit much used by DO's Susquehanna & Western RR.
Paul Simon, who performed in Doubleday Field on July 4, 2006, will be back in Cooperstown Aug. 2 to perform with the Boston Pops.
Pollstar, the entertainment publication, is reporting that Paul Simon will be back in the village Saturday, Aug. 2, to perform with the Boston Pops, part by the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 75th anniversary celebration.
The legendary performer, who is currently touring with Sting, will sing three songs, the magazine reported.
The Freeman's Journal reported last week that Bruce Springsteen is being mentioned locally as another talent who will attend the evening's event. Since, Taylor Swift is also being mentioned as a possibililty.
Loren Harriet, the Los Angeles agent who is lining up the talent, said he expects to start making announcements in the next several days.
For the Pollstar announcement, click here
Chamber, Mang Introduces
TREP$ To Milford Central
Ryan Brooks, Brooks BBQ & Bottling Co. proprietor, discusses entrepreurism and product development with Milford Central School middle schoolers this afternoon. The session introduced TREP$, the entrepreneurship program, to the school. The students are planning a Marketplace this spring. The TREP$ program is modeled after one at Cooperstown Central School. The Otsego County Chamber and Mang Insurance are expanding the program throughout the county.
600 Enjoy Snommegang
in Downtown Oneonta
Barbara Ann Heegan, president of the Otsego County Chamber, toasts Bob Pondolfino Jr. against the backdrop of the packed tents at the Snommegang Beer Festival in downtown Oneonta this afternoon. Over 600 people, many from outside the county, enjoyed music, food and samplings of over 20 beers from local and national breweries.
On viewing Hank Aaron's plaque (at right) in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon, 2014 inductee Frank Thomas shared a story and a laugh with Erik Strohl, vice president, exhibitions & collections: When he got into the Major Leagues, Thomas' dad told him: "You're playing pretty well, but you're no Hank Aaron." Thomas is looking forward to sharing that story with Aaron this summer, when both will be lodged Induction Weekend at The Otesaga. Thomas was in Cooperstown today for his orientation, preparing him for his Sunday, July 27, induction.
Inductee Frank Thomas
Given Orientation At Hall
In A Historic First,
State Ed Chief King
Spends Day At CCS
For the first time anyone can remember, a state commissioner of education has visited Cooperstown Central School. John King spent the morning at Cooperstown Elementary, and planned to spent the afternoon at the middle/high school, seeing how the Common Core Curriculum is being implemented. King said he's heard "very positive things about Cooperstown on the Common Core. I wanted to see first hand how it was being done." Here, he participates in Kristin Butler's class on fractions. He remarked on how Butler involved all students, and put them through an exercise that applied fractions to real life. Seated behind him is ONC BOCES Superintendent Nick Savin.
Patrick J. Christman, 64;
Longtime Funeral Director
COOPERSTOWN – Patrick J. Christman,
64, managing funeral director at Tillapaugh
Funeral Home and current president of
the village’s Sons of the American Legion,
died Sunday evening, March 2, 2014 at
his home on Grove Street in Cooperstown.
A funeral mass will be Friday, March 7,
2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s “Our Lady
of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church,
with Father John P. Rosson officiating.
A reception in the Parish Hall will follow
the service. Friends are invited to call at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown, from 5 to 8 pm Thursday March 6. Vigil prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.
Visitors to Main Street in downtown Oneonta can expect to see changes in everything from crosswalks to bicycle stands during the next few years under a plan accepted Tuesday, March 4, by Common Council.
The plan, which cost the city less than $5,000, Mayor Dick Miller said, addresses the visual appeal of Main Street, proposing, for example, that the city replace trees that have outgrown their sidewalk containers or have passed their peak growth and are now starting to die off.
Approval Of 'Streetscape' Plan
May Help Beautify Downtown
IS IT TIME FOR EXXON MOBIL
TO INVEST IN ALTERNATIVES?
Editor’s Note: Fracking foe Lou Allstadt, retired Mobil executive VP, was prompted to write Exxon Mobil Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson on reading Tillerson objects to a fracking tower near his Texas home.
CCS $5.9M BOND ISSUE
UP FOR VOTE MARCH 12
The polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Cooperstown Middle/High School for district residents to vote on a $5.9 million bond issue.
IDA Appoints Mathes
CEO; Gulotty Resigns
The county Industrial Development
Agency board today named Alexander
“Sandy” Mathes, Jr., as the organiz-
ation’s CEO. Mathes fills the top
administrative position, succeeding
Interim CEO, Doug Gulotty.
“We are thrilled with our appointment
today of Mr. Mathes to our top
management position. This is the next
important step as we move forward with
the vision outlined by the IDA and our
other valued partners at Senator Seward’s Jan. 10 press conference,” county IDA Chair Sharon Oberriter said in a press release. “The important transition to a private sector model for Economic Development functions continues to move forward with success and enthusiasm.”
Mathes was recruited as the county's "single point of contact" for economic development, the primary goal to come out of the second "Seward Summit" on economic development Nov. 14 at Foothills.
New Bike Shop Opens In Milford
Mike Reynolds of Fly Creek hangs the "open" flag at his Woodland Cycles, which opened today at 28 South Main St. (Route 28), Milford. Mike, a CCS grad with an archaelogy degree from SUNY New Paltz, began working in local bike shops at age 14. Northern Otsego County has been without a bicycle shop since Cooperstown Bicycle closed in 2010.
Magee Announces 2 Grants,
For Historical Society, CANO
Janet Potter, president, Greater Oneonta Historical Society board of directors, thanks Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, when he stopped by the History Center, 183 Main St., this afternoon after announcing a $75,000 grant at a City Hall press conference. The money will be used to install an elevator in the building at Main and Dietz, allowing renovation of the upper floors to proceed. At right is Bob Brzozowski, GOHS executive director. In the background are, from left, Common Council member Chip Holmes, City Manager Mike Long and John Carney, former longtime GOHS president. Magee also announced a $75,000 grant that will be used for maintenance and exterior painting of the Wilber Mansion on Ford Avenue, headquarters of CANO (the Community Arts Network of Oneonta).
Kate Donnelly, Cooperstown stays a step ahead of Sarah White, Greene, during the girls’ game in the first annual Mike Naples Youth Basketball Challenge, held at the Boys and Girls Club in Oneonta this afternoon.
Honors Mike Naples