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NEW PASTOR: The Rev. Tom Lebeau, new pastor at Cooperstown United Methodist Church, will deliver his first sermon at 10:30 a.m this Sunday, July 10. He succeeds the Rev. Bill Delia, who retired. SAD NEWS: Guy Barton, mayor of Fort Plain who operated two Otsego Lake motels, Cooperstown Limousine Service, and Barton & Butler printing in the village has passed away/SEE OBITUARY, B6




ith police predicting “a very large crowd,” ambulances heading for Bassett Hospital will be diverted away from the Cooperstown Motel during the Friday, July 8, auction of its contents, including baseball memorabilia. The auction, by MacFadden & Sons of Sharon Springs, begins at noon. The village DPW will be erecting “no parking” signs along Beaver to reduce congestion.




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or years, the large house at Pegg’s Point on Otsego Lake’s desirable eastern shore has been in decline, its modern façade and picture windows overlooking overgrown lawns and 200 feet of pricey lake front. A 2006 Mercedes is

Pete Nice (aka Nash) in 1990

abandoned in the driveway. Belongs to a rapper, someone in the know might remark, and it does: Prime Minister Pete Nice (aka locally as Peter Nash), a member of the now defunct trio, 3rd Base, that produced the 1991 rap hit, “Pop Goes The Weasel.” Suddenly, the long-neglected property is in the news: 159 Lippitt Development Road, just Please See AUCTION, A7

Otsego Lake’s most famous view, of the Sleeping Lion, can be seen to the north Peter Nash’s lakeside home on Pegg’s Bay. Ian Austin/The Freeman’s Journal

A FIRST-RATE FOURTH The grand marshals of the 102nd Springfield Independence Day Parade, county Rep. Keith McCarty, R-East Springfield, and his wife Janet, were borne up Main Street, Springfield, in the surrey with a fringe on top, that took them to their wedding in July 1979 at East Springfield Congregational Church. Parade organizers borrowed the buggy from Janet’s mom, Margaret Yerdon of Cherry Valley, and surprised the couple/

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hen Cooperstown Police Chief Michael Covert arrived on the scene of a distress call in early June, he realized he wasn’t dealing with a now-routine heroin overdose. The man was overdosing on synthetic heroin, shipped from overseas. “It doesn’t respond well to Narcan,” he Jim Kevlin/The Freeman’s Journal said. “You will die from it.” Synthetic “designer drugs” are made to be cheap and to slip past authorities, often by changing just one piece of the chemical comEpoque setting evocative of the art of pound, said Oneonta Police Toulouse-Lautrec, whose work, not by Lt. Douglas Brenner. coincidence, is now at The Fenimore “That’s the biggest Art Museum. problem,” he continued. Two singers from the 2015 “You’re unsure of how inGlimmerglass Young Artist Program tense or long-lasting it will are returning as stars: Raquel GonzaPlease See PSEUDO,A7 Please See OPERA, B7

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urtain up! The Glimmerglass Festival 2016 has arrived. This weekend will see the opening of two new productions of classics of the opera and musical theater repertory, followed by two additional openings over next two weekends. In August, a brand new

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eter J. Kiuber III, and Kalvin and Markel Grimm, all of Cooperstown, as well as Derek Blush of Edmeston and Thomas Graml of Richfield Springs, are five northern Otsego County pupils among 10 in all selected to attended the state Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2016 Summer Camp near Penn Yan in Yates County. Throughout the week-long stay, participants observe demonstrations on boat and bike safety, learn about law enforcement equipment, Jim Kevlin/The Freeman’s Journal and participate in pistol and archery competitions for acMarge Landers, foreground, proprietor of the White House Inn and Marge’s Wedding & Specialty Cakes, is president of the Cooperstown Rotary Club curacy. for the 2016-17 year, which began Friday, July 1. With her from left are They receive diplomas Secretary Margaret Savoie, licensed broker, Don Olin Agency, Outgoing for their participation in a President Gary Kuch, director of the Clark Foundation Scholarship Program, program of “Good Citizenand Treasurer Patrick Kinley, CPA with the Schlather & Birch firm. Other ship and Law Enforcement new officers are President-Elect Mary Earl, NBT Bank’s Cherry Valley manStudies.” ager, and First Vice President Chad Welch, finance manager/Internet sales

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Joe Russo, a fixture in downtown Cooperstown in recent summers, is back for the 2016 season. His son, Vinny Russo, proprietor of Mickey’s Place, joins his dad, who turns 100 next year, on the bench in front of Main and Pioneer landmark store. The elder Russo spent his career in the New York Times’ circulation department. Stop by and say hi.

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13 years, Mackie has most recently served as vice chair of membership on the executive committee. “I am

thrilled to serve as chairman of the EBC,” said Mackie, a son of the late Dr. Robert Mackie, Fly Creek, “an organization that has ably served the environmental and energy business sector for over 25 years.” Attorney Mackie is an environmental business law-


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Otsego County Dairy Princess Rileigh Mumbolo, Edmeston, distributes yogurt samples – and smiles – to parade viewers.

Jean Harris of Middlefield was in red, white and blue from head to toe.

Ryland Wilsey, 11, sported cool red, white and blue shades.

A FIRST-RATE FOURTH The Camden Continental Fife & Drum Corps – Randy Couture, center, flanked left by Rich Light and Randy Waterman, and right by Richard Waterman – were a return hit. Founded in 1850, the corps played at President Grant’s inauguration in 1869.

Whip-cracking Lindsey Quinn of Utica, in the troupe that will stage the Medieval Renaissance Fair Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14, at the Windfall Dutch Barn in Salt Springville, captured everyone’s attention.

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Granddaughter Abigail Congdon of Cooperstown helps her granddad Edward Hawver by carrying his hat and gloves after he marched with the Schenevus Fire Department in the 102nd Springfield Independence Day Parade. Weather in the sunny 70s brought a near-record crowd to the Springfield Center tradition, which culminated at the Community Center with a Brook’s BBQ and Cooperstown Community Band concert.

Win Yarborough, 3, of Durham, N.C., waves his flag in anticipation. He is visiting his grandparents, Liz and Tim Parsons of Cooperstown.

Dr. Tom Huntsman, Fly Creek, leads a contingent of horseback riders that include the formidable “Cowgirls from Heck.”

With authority and grace, Katie Bonn, above, directs the Richfield Springs Marching Indians. At right, Wyatt “Uncle Sam” Butts, 8, and sister Allison, 6, of Cooperstown, welcome tired marchers entering the Community Center parking lot.





Public Streets Belong To Public. Don’t They?


ith all the troubles in the world, from terrorism to the Hillary Clinton’s e-mails to the Zika virus, we should consider ourselves blessed when the issue of the day is, yes, parking. We’re blessed. Here goes. • Who owns the streets? Certainly, not the people who own houses along The Freeman’s Journal that street. They don’t Markings on public streets in Cooperstown pave the street, they to help people in and out of private drivedon’t plow the street. ways are wearing out, but the idea lives on. It’s public property. the driveway? It’s a Now, the Cooperstown immediately adjacent to their driveways yellow.” stretch. Village Board is granting The basis for this, acWhat’s more, it’s pieces of public streets, cording to Trustee Cindy inconsistent. The Smiths streets that belong to Falk, who chairs the on Shangri La Street the taxpayers and the general public, to owners trustees’ Street Commit- may be hepped up about tee, is the state Vehicle parking in front of their of private homes. and Traffic Law prohibhouse. But the Taylors If a private homeowner believes cars are iting anyone from block- on Brigadoon Boulevard, ing a public or private facing exactly the same being parked too close driveway. Does it also problem, shrug it off. to their driveways, they How do you enforce a may now apply for a free say thou shalt not block law that applies in front permit “to paint the curb 2 feet on either side of

Editor’s Note: George Saunders, much praised author of “The 10th Of December” who lives in the Oneonta area, followed Donald Trump for a few weeks for a report that appears in the current New Yorker. Here is a short excerpt.


rom the beginning, America has been of two minds about the Other. One mind says, Be suspicious of it, dominate it, deport George it, exploit it, enslave it, kill it as needed. The other mind denies that there can be any such thing as the Other, in the face of the claim that all are created equal. The first mind has always held violence nearby, to use as needed, and that violence has infused everything we do – our entertainments, our sex, our schools, our ads, our jokes, our view of the

earth itself, somehow even our food. It sends our young people abroad in heavy armor, fills public spaces with gunshots, drives people quietly insane in their homes. And here it comes again, that brittle frontier spirit, that lone lean guy in our heads, with a gun and a fear of encroachment ... “DONALD J TRUMP A GUARDIAN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN,” reads a poster I retrieved from the floor of the Rothschild rally. “HIS Saunders SPIRIT AND HARD WORK AS PRESIDENT WILL MAKE THE PEOPLE AND AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!” Although, to me, Trump seems the very opposite of a guardian angel, I thank him for this: I’ve never before imagined America as fragile, as an experiment that could, within my very lifetime, fail. But I imagine it that way now.

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pensive, then we opt for inconsistency instead. Hmm. • Trustee Falk said the Village Board doesn’t know how many parking spaces this new approach will eliminate, but probably some. The standard parking space in the village is 18-feet long. Let’s not blame Falk for this. She’s aboard, but the measure required the support of her Village Board colleagues. Underlying all of this is that, for 100 days a year, there are insufficient parking spaces in the Village of Cooperstown to serve the demand. But the answer isn’t to reduce the number of spaces, it’s figuring out how to expand them. That, so far, has eluded the Village Board. Next week, the Zika virus.


nd what about those train whistles? A budding debate in the City of Oneonta – are train whistles too loud, and what can be done about it? – evokes memories of a not-too-distant day when trains rolls through most towns. Remember lying in bed, hearing the nightly freight train rumble toward the crossing at the bottom of the hill. And then the whistle ... hoot ... hoot. And then, sleep. Walt Whitman wrote about it, “The steamwhistle, the solid roll of the train of approaching cars.” And Johnny Cash. And Arlo Guthrie. Council Council Member Paul Van der Sommen, First Ward, brought a constituency complaint to his colleagues. Is it possible, he asked, for a quiet zone to be declared? Probably not, he was told: The whistles may be poetic, but they are useful, too, in preventing accidents. Federal law, it was said, requires whistles to be blown at all crossings. Issue setttled, for now. Now, about that Zika virus..



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of the Smiths but not in front of the Taylors? • Sure, this is a marginally better solution than the white “driveway boxes” that, in past village administrations, were painted on the pavement and ate up considerably more public space for private purpose. This is just 2 feet of yellow paint on the curb, and it has to be painted by the homeowner, according to the specifications in a permit obtained from 22 Main. This will apply only to streets where there’s no paid parking, since streets with paid parking have drawn parking spaces. Of course, the village could paint parking spaces, a consistent – and enforceable – solution to the perceived problem, but a probably too expensive one. If consistency is too ex-

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Ideas Developed In Utica Applied Here, Prize-Winning Essay Reports Editor’s Note: Jeremey Donnelly-Rutledge of Milford used Otsego County Poorhouse records to research 19th century attitudes toward insanity. The resulting essay, excerpted here, was designated an Outstanding Paper in U.S. History by a senior at The City College of New York, Jeremey graduated in May, and is now in Burkina Faso with the Peace Corps.


he New York State Lunatic Asylum opened in 1843 in Utica, becoming the first public asylum in the state. Built on 160 acres of land on the western border of the city, the Asylum came to fruition under the guidance of Amariah Brigham. Located near the Erie Canal and along the central railroad of New York State, the Asylum had easy access to goods and the city of Utica served as an industrial hub of Upstate New York for the better

Ideas developed at the New York State Lunatic Asylum in Utica guided administration of the Otsego County Poorhouse in Middlefield.

part of the 19th century. Brigham, a follower of Philippe Pinel and William Tuke, brought to the newly minted hospital a style of care that placed value on the individual patient and the fact that they had a

disease that could be cured, a cure that demanded both “moral and medical treatment.” Under the editorship of Brigham, the American Journal of Insanity grew into one of the preeminent sources of scholarship on psychiatry in the United States. The familiar names of Isaac Ray and Richard von Krafft-Ebbing were frequently found in the pages of the journal. In 1892, the system of classifying the forms of mental disorder at the Utica State Hospital had not changed greatly from the system in place in 1868. At that point there were six sub-classification of mania: acute mania, sub-acute mania, chronic mania, periodic mania, paroxysmal mania and mania a potu; the remaining forms of mental diseases were melancholia, dementia, general paresis, imbecile, Please See ESSAY, A6


Fear Of Fining Ruins Cooperstown Experience To the Editor: As a visitor to Cooperstown, I must say the parking situation is a mess! I live on Long Island, with relatives in a town nearby Cooperstown. I came to visit the Hall of Fame (it’s been at least 20 years) and walk the streets afterwards to do some window shopping with my wife. I noticed that there is now paid parking just about everywhere, and nervous people running all over, fulfilling their parking meter time at your wonderful parking ATMs. Of course, by the time I put two and two together, I was already in debt to the town of Cooperstown for $35. Are you kidding me! After reading my

violation, my wife and I packed up and left. I don’t see how this can be good for your local merchants when it comes to making any sort of revenue for their businesses. I was totally disgusted by this as I watched every visitor leave their lunch and go put MORE money in the till. How do you expect people to come to your lovely little town, the birthplace of baseball, and enjoy themselves in “two hours” before they are fined. It takes that long to walk up one side of the street if you enjoy stopping in each store to look around. Does the village government feel good about themselves for forcing visitors from all over the country, who

come to their lovely hamlet, to play a parking meter pay race to keep the meter full, or risk getting a violation. They shouldn’t, they are hurting the merchants, and tarnishing the good name of this wonderful little town. Shame on you!! Local government should use all the fine money they get, and put plans into effect for a large scale PAY PARKING LOT. Think about it, I’m sure it’s not that hard to figure out. Feel free to come and visit me in Riverhead, on Long Island; you can park there for free. Have a nice day, I have to pay my fine. GEORGE FAELLA Riverhead, L.I.

Promote Positive Relationships To Your Children To the Editor, Your June 17 editorial put the issue of violence and sexual orientation together. For some reason, it got me thinking about violence in the gay subculture. My curiosity was also spurred by the revelation that Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter, was gay. First, my thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family who are grieving the loss of their loved ones. It’s hard to look objectively at this mass

murder with all the emotions that are being displayed and with conservatives and liberals trying to put their own spins on it. The conservatives want us to believe the shooting was a terrorist attack. Yes, Mateen was checking out radical Islamic websites. But how does that compare to his taking up a homosexual lifestyle? The Muslim world is pretty void of homosexuals. So he could not have been strongly connected to Islam.

The liberals spin is that it was a hate crime that would not have been quite as devastating if we as a society had more gun control. I find this argument to be half right at best. It’s becoming increasingly clear that Mateen was motivated by anger and revenge because he was gay and had been infected with the AIDS virus by a male sex partner. His being a Muslim might also have been a factor in that his family would likely have Please See KABAT, A6

Novelist Steinbeck Knew The Answer To the Editor To those who are concerned about the proliferation of destabilizing crises around our globe, I suggest the following: Read John Steinbeck’s speech upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm on Dec. 10, 1962. He knew what we must do. Unfortunately, he didn’t live long enough to make it happen. MICHAEL WHALING Sharon Springs • MORE LETTERS, A6


THURSDAY, JUly 7, 2016


BOUND VOLUMES Compiled by Tom Heitz with resources courtesy of The New York State Historical Association Library


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No Liquor on the D & H – Beginning July 1, the Delaware & Hudson Railroad cut out the sale of alcoholic liquor on its dining cars by not renewing its Federal liquor tax receipts. This follows the action of the Anti-Saloon League last winter in calling the attention of the railroads operating in New York State to the fact that with the expiration of the present licenses in the state on September 30 in about 90 new townships, over half the towns of the state, some 500 out of 932, would be under local prohibition, and that the tax certificates issued by the excise department to dining cars do not authorize the sale of liquor within the boundaries of towns whose citizens have voted to prohibit it under the local option feature. July 12, 1916


The Slave Trade – Captain Fisher of the Bark Harriet, which arrived at New Bedford on Friday, from New Holland, via St. Helena, furnishes the following list of slavers captured by British vessels of war since July 3rd 1840, and taken into St. Helena for adjudication. In July 1840, the Adalusia, Doringa and Dictator, all captured by H.M. brig Brisk; also the Maria Petta, captured by the Water Witch. None of these vessels had any slaves. December 15, 1840, the Julia captured by the Water Witch, with 220 slaves. February 5, 1841, the Louisa, captured by the Brisk with 343 slaves. In March 1841, the Meusiana, with 220 slaves; the Minerva with 325 slaves and the Vito de Decembri, with no slaves, all captured by the Brisk; also the Douse d’ Abriel, captured by the brig Persia with no slaves; April 3, 1841, the Elio, with 380 slaves captured by the Water Witch. Total 11 slavers and 1,584 slaves. July 12, 1841


Teachers’ Association – the 13th regular session of the Teachers’ Association of the Second Assembly District was held June 15th and 16th and was a perfect success. At the commencement of the session on Friday evening, Professor Wight of Cooperstown Seminary, was introduced to a large and appreciative audience, whom he addressed in an able lecture – Subject “Reading.” Rev. Dr. George Kerr then favored us with a continuation of his excellent lecture on “Physical Geography.” On Saturday, essays were read by Misses Nettie Wilbur, Julia Burch, Mary Leonard and Mrs. Emily Mead; also by Messrs. B.C. Gardner, Henry Pratt and Edward Beals; an excellent poem by Miss Mary Estes; a volunteer poem y Mr. E. Wellman. A question suggested by Mr. Gomph, of Hartwick Seminary, elicited a lively discus-

west of the Bassett Health Center Clinic building, the field extending across Atwell and Fair Streets) July 9, 1891


Total War Effort – Americans are or should be the bestinformed people on the face of the earth. One thing we lack is an understanding of the meaning of “total war effort.” Whether we are neutrals, non-belligerents, or what not, according to international law, we are, in fact “in” this war. Through our President we have taken a stand against Hitler. What is “total war effort” as of A.D. 1941? Here is a suggested definition: “A total war effort is the complete utilizaJuly 10, 1991 tion of every natural, mechanical, and human resource at a sion. Question: “Ought teachers to encourage their scholars nation’s disposal by a nation’s government and people to bring about a decisive victory for that nation’s armed forces to aspire to high positions in life?” For want of time this and a defeat for her enemies.” question was put over to the next meeting of the AssociaJuly 9, 1941 tion. July 6, 1866


The Fourth of July in Cooperstown was a very quiet day, pleasantly broken at noon by the out-door concert given by the Military Band. Even the usual ardor of the small boys was dampened by the frequent and copious showers of rain which fell. At noon, the band escorted Nelson Hose Co. to the steamer Gem, on their way to the entertainment they provided at Three-Mile Point. Considering the unfavorable weather, the attendance there was quite large, and the boys had a merry and pleasant time. At 2 o’clock, the time fixed for the baseball game between the Athletics and a Richfield Springs nine, light showers of rain were occasionally falling, but as a large number of people had gathered on the Athletic grounds to witness the game, it was determined to have it proceed, and was gotten through with in better form than anticipated. The Athletics won by a score of 10-2. (Ed. Note: The site of the ballgame is now the parking lot


Rotary Officers Installed – Dr. Edward F. Whalen took office Tuesday of last week as president of the Cooperstown Rotary Club. Other officers of the club include Dr. Theodore Peters, Jr., vice-president, George G. Tillapaugh, secretary, M.C. Bundy, treasurer, and C.H. Batham, sergeant-at-arms. July 6, 1966


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and not insane. In 1892 the classifications had increased and become more precise. Alcohol as a cause of mental illness was no longer a classifying factor and the types of dementia had been expanded. There were four classifications of mania: acute, sub-acute, recurrent, and chronic; three classifications of melancholia: acute, subacute, and chronic; primary and tertiary dementia; alternating or circulating insanity, which would become known as manic-depressive disorder; general paralysis; epilepsy; imbecility; and the not insane. The system found to be used in 1892 uses Hammond’s fifth classification, compound insanities, to diagnose their patients. Compound insanities were comprised of more than one form of mental faculty that is “deranged.” The fact that compound insanities were among the most common demonstrates that mental illnesses were often more complex than a simple diagnosis. The general consistency of classification at the Utica State Hospital over the span of more than two decades is interesting because it stood in contradiction of the debates that had been fought since the Ray’s simple, yet notably modern, division of insanity along the line of brain development in 1838. In the 1873 annual report of the state Board of Charities, the commissioners of Public Charities came down on the division that Ray, Hammond, and Krafft-Ebbing were unable to satisfactorily explain in their treatises and systems of classification: the issue of idiocy. The board wrote that because “idiocy not being, like insanity, a disease, but a condition of arrested mental development, due unquestionably to physical causes,” was, first, a condition that could be cured and, second, was differentiated from cases of insanity. Hammond clung tightly to arrested mental development as one of the classification of insanity in his system, even though he did not provide any classifying information, and Krafft-Ebbing argues that when the physical developments of the “psychic organ” (the brain), the result was the interference in the brain’s capacity to perform psychic functions needed to coalesce into society. The division between insanity and idiocy was highlighted in the documents of the state Board of Charities at both the state level, with the facilities for the mentally ill such as the state Lunacy Asylum at Utica, Willard Asylum for the Insane, and the Hudson River State Hospital and the facilities for the care of the feebleminded at the New York Asylum for Idiots at Syracuse; and at the local level, consisting of more than 50 poorhouses across the state that provided support for more than 100,000 persons in 1869 and that supported cases of insanity and idiocy in the same, usually lacking, building. The state institutions and asylums had well structured, complex systems of classification that were used determine the appropriate facility based on criteria found in an examination. The county poorhouses, on the other hand, used, in 1869, a six-category system that was as follows: lunatics, idiots, blind, deaf mutes, children under 16 years of age, and not stated. As this paper used Utica State Hospital to exemplify the classification system that was used in the State facilities for the better part of the second half of the 19th century, the Otsego County poorhouse exemplified the classification system utilized during the same time period by local charities. The plan to build the Otsego County poorhouse were devised in December 1826, two years after the passing of the 1824

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Jeremey Donnelly-Rutledge and his grandfather, Paul Donnelly of Cooperstown, at the CCNY graduation in May. law requiring every county to erect a poorhouse, under the guidance of four prominent members of the Otsego County elite. After visiting poorhouses in counties of Albany, Columbia, and Rensselaer, the blueprints were drawn and several buildings, containing apartments, kitchen area, and a basic school, were constructed approximately three and a half miles south of Cooperstown, the county seat. Twenty years later, a twostoried house was built to serve as an asylum for the insane of Otsego County. Though the poorhouse remained largely unchanged until the end of the nineteenth century, the classification system used to admit persons and to report their condition did change. By 1896, the six-category system had been revised to the following: idiots, blind, deaf mutes, epileptics, children under 2, and children between 2 and 16. In the span of less than two decades, the state Board of Charities saw all cases of insanity in county poorhouses vanish. The Board sought to relieve the burden of caring for the wide variety of cases that had been undertaken earlier in the century. In the 1870s, the movement to remove children from county poorhouses began. In the spring of 1870, the “Orphan Home of the Holy Saviour, a Home and Industrial School for Orphans, Half-Orphans, and Destitute Children” was incorporated in Cooperstown and started accepting children from the county poorhouse.


JUNE 2016 Highest Temperature.............................................85°F (June 26) Lowest Temperature..............................................38°F (June 11) Average Maximum Temperature.........................................75.1°F Average Minimum Temperature..........................................49.3°F Monthly Mean Temperature................................................62.2°F Precipitation Total...................................................................2.88″ Most Precipitation in One Day.................................1.01” (June 5) Thunderstorms........................... ..............................4 (8 for 2016) Snow...............................................................................................0 25.4 inches for 2016 Most Snow in One Day....................................................................0 Year-to-Date Precipitation......................................................16.47” Number of Days at or below zero F..................................0 for June 5 for 2016 Number of Days at or below 32°F.........................0 (67 for 2016) ences more severe weather than any other two month period during the year. Don’t let your guard down because we can have a nasty thunderstorm with damaging winds and hail and even an isolated tornado until late fall. Please pay attention to fore-

KABAT/From A4 found out about his sexual orientation, leading to a terrible and shameful stain on his clan. I wouldn’t classify the massacre a hate crime. Although not a hate crime, my prayers are still with the homosexual community because of the anguish this incident has provoked. That said, the issues above fed my curiosity to the point where I wondered about any correlation between homosexuality and violence. What I found out was quite surprising. While sympathetic toward them, I’ve never hidden my disagreement with homosexual behavior and the subculture. The information I discovered only supported my disagreement. Mateen is not the first gay killer on a grand scale. The six most prolific serial killers were all gay men, including Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne

Gacy. This is certainly not to say gays are likely to be mass murderers like these psychopaths. However, what is important here is that their victims were mostly gay. Which leads me to the stark fact that the homosexual subculture is far more violent than the mainstream heterosexual culture. It seems that the more light that shines on the darkness of the gay culture the more negatives there are. The news media, which is dominated by liberals who follow the Gay Inc. spin on everything, refuses to turn the light on to such things as the astronomically higher suicide rates and out-of-theballpark HIV infections in the gay community. Nor does it publicize the fact that while gays have fought for decades for the right to marry, their concept of marriage is quite differ-

ent from the vast majority of people in our culture. That is, fidelity for most gays is not in the equation in the bonds of homosexual marriage. There are no bonds for them. Those who have dared to study this topic have found that violent sex is far more prevalent among homosexuals. Homosexuals are significantly more likely to be murdered, almost exclusively by other homosexuals (as reported in the Washington Blade). According to a Centers for Disease Control report, 47 percent of lesbians are victims of relational violence. This paints a pretty bleak picture of homosexual relationships and that lifestyle. It is not gay in the dictionary sense of the word. That is why I want to strongly promote heterosexuality over homosexuality. Promote positive heterosexual

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ollowing a record warm winter, we have now had three months in a row with cooler-than-average temperatures. June’s mean temperature was exactly 2 degrees below average; May was 0.7 degrees cooler than normal, and April was 4.1 degrees below the norm. I’ll bet most of you thought June was warmer than usual, but we had two days when temperatures didn’t make it out of the 50s and three days that stayed in the 60s. We also had a lot of dry air in place during June and that allowed temperatures to fall below normal at night for a good

share of the month. June’s was dry with exactly 3/4 of an inch less rain than normal. May was even drier. Some places in the county received much more rainfall than others on the 28th, as some pretty rugged thunderstorms rolled through the area. Some locations received over an inch, while others saw just a little more than a trace. Precipitation for the first half of the year for is 2.40 inches below normal. From June 13 to June 27, we only received one 10th of an inch of rain! May and June are the two months when the U.S. experi-

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1st White Rapper’s House Up For Auction AUCTION/From A1 south of Hyde Bay in the Town of Middlefield, is up for auction at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, in a foreclosure sale on the steps of the Otsego County Courthouse. For a while, Pete Nice, as Peter Nash, was well-known around Cooperstown, where he moved in 1993, after 3rd Bass disbanded. According to his LinkedIn page and a 2009 article in Sports Illustrated, Nash graduated from Columbia in 1989, magna cum laude, with a degree in English. Through hosting a hiphop show on the campus radio station, he met the other two future band members. 3rd Bass was active in 1990-92. Nice and MC Serch were the first white members of a group that produced rap hits; the third member, DJ Richie Rich, was black. They produced two albums, both gold, “The Cactus Album” (1989), produced by Def Jam, and “Derelicts of Dialect” (1991), by Columbia Records. Their hit was “Pop Goes the Weasel” (1991). By 1993 it was over, and Nash moved to Cooperstown to pursuing his other interest – baseball and memorabilia. (He had been a member of SABR, the Society of American Baseball Research, since age 12.)

Covert: Synthetic Heroin May Be Narcan Resistant

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At Plains, Lucille D’Angelo Renews Interest In Painting By LIBBY CUDMORE ONEONTA


ucille D’Angelo dreams of art. “Some nights, I’ll dream that I’m painting a pumpkin, and the next morning, I’ll come down and start painting it!” she said.

Lucille D’Angelo is pursuing her art anew, and Deborah Ziegler is encouraging her to persevere.

D’Angelo, 89, a resident of the memory care unit at Heritage At The Plains of Parish, hadn’t picked up her paintbrush in 41 years. “She told me she used to paint, and I asked her why she didn’t anymore,” said Deborah Ziegler, the unit’s director of activities. “She had been busy raising her family. But we sat down and Please See INSPIRED, B3


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GOLF BENEFIT: Golf tourney and dinner event benefiting cancer patients David Selover and Art Boden, Saturday, July 9. Golf in teams of four, $75 person contact Matt Schuermann, mattschuermann@, (607) 547-5007 FAB FRIDAY: Strawberry shortcake at the Oneonta History Center, music by Buffalo & Brandy and a taste test to determine Oneonta’s best meatballs. 5-8 p.m., Friday, July 8. Downtown Oneonta. Info,

Rotarian Hits Rare Goal: 50 Years Perfect Attendance Retired businessman Sherm Whitney of Oneonta attended a Rotary meeting a week for the past 50 years.

ROCK BANDS: Brewery Ommegang hosts two national touring bands. On Friday, July 8, The String Cheese Incident plays; on Saturday, July 9, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. 5 p.m. gate, 7 p.m. show at the brewery, 656 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Tickets, Info,

n 50 years, Sherman Whitney has never missed a single Rotary Club meeting. “One time, I was hospitalized two days after a Rotary meeting, and I got out just in time to go to the next one!” he said. Whitney, 87, is only the second

member of the Oneonta Club to have achieved such a track record of perfect attendance, after Wilmer Bresee’s 62 years, ending with his passing in 2002. “Not many people have had perfect attendance for more than a few years,” said Sam Koury, another longtime Rotarian and past district governor. “Wilmer was a member since the 1940, and the only time he didn’t Please See 50 YEARS, B3

FOOD FUNDRAISER: Silent auction to benefit Food vs. Fuel, which helps feed seniors in the winter, and Camp Good Days, for children with cancer. 10 a.m.3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Meadow-Vale Campsites, 505 Gilbert Lake Road. Mount Vision. Info, donations, (607) 293-8802. QUILT TALK: Lucy Kise of Susquehanna Valley Quilters speaks on Feed Sack Quilts. Free, all welcome. 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta.


SLEEPING BEAUTY: Dynamic rhyming adaptation of beloved fairy tale. Family friendly, award-winning storytelling of David Gonzalez, Free, reservations recommended. Friday, July 8, 7 p.m. Franklin Stage Company, Chapel Hall, 25 Institute St., Franklin. Info, reservations, (607) 829-3700. EVERY DAY


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ARTIST TALK – 4 p.m. Artist Christine Heller discusses her work with artist Gary Bower in an artists’ conversation; 5-7 p.m. closing reception for three-person show “About Face.” The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-5327, leartgarage@gmail. com OPENING RECEPTION– 5-8 p.m. Alice Zinnes & Monique Belitz. Exhibit explores traversable boundaries and unseen realities. Community Arts Council of Oneonta (CANO), Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-2070, admin@ MUSIC AT THE MANSION – 6:30-8 p.m. Local Seisiún Trio consists of Jean Withrow, concertina; Jim Haggerty, flute and whistle; and Kathy Shimberg, fiddle and piano, traditional Irish dance music. Community Arts Council of Oneonta (CANO), Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-2070,

Friday, July 8

FABULOUS FRIDAY CONCERT – 5:30 p.m. Destination Oneonta and the Benson Agency present two shows by husband-wife duo Buffalo and Brandy. First show for kids and young adults; 2nd show country/rock. Oneonta’s Best Meatballs to be determined. Part of Oneonta’s Fabulous Fridays series, Main St., Oneonta.

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Info, FABULOUS FRIDAY SHORTCAKE! – 5-8 p.m. Strawberry Shortcake Social. Homemade shortcake, strawberries, and whipped cream! $1.50 donation per dessert. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-0960, info@ HONEST BROOK – 8 p.m. Kick off 2016 season with young Korean pianist Ji-Yong Kim. He will delight and thrill our listeners with his compelling musical expertise. Honest Brook Music Festival, 1885 Honest Brook Road, Delhi. Tickets $25, children K-12 free.Info, tickets, (607) 746-3770, CONCERT – 5 p.m. gates; 6:30 p.m. show. The String Cheese Incident. Brewery Ommegang,


Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Tickets, Info, SLEEPING BEAUTY – 7 p.m. Dynamic rhyming adaptation of beloved fairy tale. Family friendly, award-winning storytelling of David Gonzalez, piano by Daniel Kelly. Free, donations gratefully accepted, reservations recommended. Franklin Stage Company, Chapel Hall, 25 institute Street, Franklin. Info, reservations, (607) 829-3700.

Saturday, July 9

FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS – Golf tourney and dinner event benefiting cancer patients David Selover and Art Boden. Golf in teams of four, $75 person contact Matt Schuermann,, (607)

5475007; hole sponsorship $100, contact Susan Mulligan, (607) 437-2727, mulligs1@nationwide. com. To donate an auction item or attend the dinner only, contact Debbie Kiser,, (607) 547-5647. YOGA FEST – Day-long Satya Yoga Festival: Music Meditation & Motion. Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown, 412 Glimmerglen Rd., Cooperstown. Info, tickets, SCOUT BOTTLE DRIVE – 9 a.m. Troop 1254 invites Cooperstown residents to place clean returnable bottles & cans on curb or porch steps visible from street. Monthly bottle drives fund troop activities, events, and trips. Troop thanks the community for support. Special pickups, questions, call Bruce at (607) 267-6730. FLEA MARKET – 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Second Saturday Flea Market at Timber Creek Saloon parking lot (former Robbins Nest/ Country Rock). 2957 NY 23, West Laurens. Info, (607) 441-3080. OPENING RETROSPECTIVE– 2-4 p.m. Jack Beal Print Retrospective. Called the most important Social Realist to have emerged in American painting since the 1930s. Noon gallery talk with Sondra Freckleton, Sun. July 31. Mural on Main Gallery, 631 Main St., Hobart. Info, (607) 528-3002, www.muralartgallery. org CONCERT – 5 p.m. gate; 7 p.m. music. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Brewery Ommegang, 656 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Info,; Tickets, BLUES EXPRESS – 7 p.m. Saturday night blues train featuring best bands in upstate N.Y. Riders enjoy food and drink. Cooperstown Blues Express, depart Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, Milford. Info, reservations, (607) 432-2429, (607) 432-2824. BENNY GOODMAN – 7:30 p.m. The Benny Goodman-Lionel Hampton Tribute. Joseph Doubleday vibraphone; Felix Pelkil, clarinet; Emmett Cohen, piano. Young jazz stars salute the masters! $15 admission; $12 Artworks members. Cherry Valley Artworks concert at The Star Theater. Cherry Valley. Info,, (607) 2643080.

COYOTE LOVE – 8 p.m. Hank Coyote Wagner vocals and Rachel Grundy sax with funky, NYCbased rhythm and horn section. “THE CHURCH” (Artist Residencies & Performance Space”), 2381 State Hwy. 205, Mt. Vision. Info,

Sunday, July 10

YOGA FEST – Day-long Satya Yoga Festival: Music Meditation & Motion. Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown, 412 Glimmerglen Rd., Cooperstown. Info, tickets, JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW– 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebration of youth in agriculture. More than 200 youth, ages 8-18 present. chicken barbecue for public and show exhibitors; ice cream social for participants and general public. Through July 12. Iroquois Farm Showground, 1527 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. COMMUNITY DAY – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Middlefield Community Day. 10:30 a.m. church service under the tent. 12:30 p.m. live music with small Town Big Band. Picnic style food and bake sale. Crafters, vendors - fabric, jewelry, honey, maple syrup and more. 1-3 p.m. antique appraisal by Al Bullard ($3 per item appraisal fee). Community yard sales! Town of Middlefield Historical Association headquarters, old District #1 Schoolhouse, Cty. Rte. 35, (just of St. Rte. 166), hamlet of Middlefield. MORE CALENDAR, B4

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Artist Dreams About Images At Night, Then Picks Up Paint Brush In Morning INSPIRED/From B1 talked about the paintings she used to do, and I put a brush in her hand.” And in the six months since she arrived at the Plains, D’Angelo has painted more than a dozen watercolor landscapes. “She’s a very bold painter,” said Ziegler. “She has a passion that shows in her paintings.” D’Angelo first took up painting when she was living in Florida with her husband, Anthony. “I didn’t know anything about art, but I saw there was a painting class,” she said. “The teacher told us to put down what we saw, but nothing inspired me. Then I saw this bright burgundy, and I painted that.” “She said that watercolors were Ian Austin/ OTSEGO.seniority such a freeing medium,” said Mrs. D’Angelo put her interest in art on hold while raising her Ziegler. Though she used too much water family and tending for her husband. Now, there’s no reason to delay. on her first paper and tore a hole in it, she quickly got the hang of the 10 of them, and gave everyone a when I come down to the activity craft. “Anthony put a price tag on flower painting.” room, I think, ‘What am I going to my first painting,” said D’Angelo. In her room at the Plains is a paint today?’ And I owe it all to “$10,000! We all laughed.” painting she made while staying a Deb.” When summer in New Paltz, a She signs each one of her waher husband winter scene of children tercolors “Mi Ma,” the nickname would play playing. “I was dreaming her grandchildren gave her. “My cards with his of snow,” she said. son-in-law, Ralph, said I have to friends, she But as her family grew, sign everything so I can make them would paint. she had less time for paint- millionaires,” she joked. “I met a woming, and eventually put Although sometimes she gets an one time, the hobby aside. “I always frustrated with her art, Ziegler is an art teacher worked,” she said. “I was there to guide her back. “I will say, who asked me busy raising my family.” ‘I’m going to tear this up!’ and she where I got “People have these full tells me to keep working on it,” said my colors,” lives and families, so they D’Angelo. “And I always make it she said. “I often put their art on hold,” better. It’s hard some days; I have told her they said Ziegler. arthritis and gout, but she tells me came from Anthony passed away that I can take it easy and come my head! I last year, and she moved back to it.” was painting Upstate to be closer to her “It’s important to express yourflowers, and daughter, Roseanne Kaiser, self,” said Zigler. “Whether it’s Jamesway was Mrs. D’Angelo moved to who lives in Jefferson. singing, painting or even doing a having a sale the Plains in 2015 after “I thought I lost paintcrossword. We’re all artists.” on frames for the passing of her husing,” she said. “But now “At heart,” finished D’Angelo. $10. I bought band, Anthony.


50-Year Rotarian Rose To Governor, EnthusiasticAbout Student Exchange He served on the commit50 YEARS/From B1 tee to help build the chapel at go to meetings was when he was stationed in China in World Pathfinder Village and help found the Rotary Youth LeaderWar II – but they didn’t worry ship Award, now celebrating its about attendance then.” 26th year. (The annual RYLA Koury himself has 46 years conference was in last week at of perfect attendance. SUNY Oneonta.) “It was quite “When Sherman stood a proud accomplishment to be up and announced it, I was on that committee.” amazed,” said David Rowley, He was named a Paul Harris past president, who was presidfellow, and was responing at his last meeting sible for bringing Charles Thursday, June 30, Keller, then the president when Whitney broke of Rotary International, to the news and made a the 1987 Foundation din$50 contribution, one ner as a guest speaker. for each year. He was active in the “It’s not someRotary Exchange prothing I’ve seen since gram, hosting students I’ve been here!” said from New Zealand, Rowley. Australia and Finland. The half-century Sherm Whitney “Our student from New Rotarian, who worked Zealand, Peter Rose, had as an insurance underhis parents come over when it writer for National Life Group, was time for him to go home, started in the Greene Rotary so we took them to Washington club on Feb. 2, 1966. “A local D.C. for the Fourth of July,” he merchant suggested I join,” he said. said. “And I joined the same “He turned to us and said, day as Bill Page, president of ‘My goodness, I’m not sure I Page Seed Company.” want to go home! This is a great He traveled often in his place to live’.” work, so if he couldn’t make a Whitney’s son, Keith, who meeting in Greene, he would attend one in Milford or Morris. now lives in Delaware, was also an exchange student to New “It counts!” he said. Zealand. “It’s such a valuable He served as district govexperience,” he said. “These ernor 1987-88, a tumultuous cultural exchanges have a time in the club’s history. “It trickle-down effect. You can’t was the first year women were admitted to Rotary,” he said. “It help but work for world peace after you’ve been to another was a challenge to calm all the country.” clubs over the controversy. A Sherm and his wife Betty lot of the old-timers thought the moved to Oneonta in 1997 and women should have their own he joined the Oneonta Rotary club, but we were all trying to club. “Oneonta has great felbe equal.” lowship,” he said. “When I As District Governor, he received a Presidential Citation stood up and shared, they gave for his work in the Polio Pledge me a round of applause.” “We can all celebrate this fundraising drive. “With all 43 anniversary,” said District Gov. clubs in our district, we exRick Matsushima. ceeded our fundraising goal,” he said.


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Road, East Meredith. Info, tickets, (607) 278-5454, www. SWART-WILCOX – 1-3 p.m. Lucy Kise of Susquehanna Valley Quilters speaks on Feed Sack Quilts. Free, all welcome. Light refreshments served. Summer Sunday Series, Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta, across from Riverside School.

PADDLE AND PULL – 3 p.m. Canoe around the upper portion of Goodyear lake - known ad the Stump Lot - in search of water chestnuts and other invasive species, and will hand-pull any water chestnuts found. Meet at New York State Fishing Access Site on State Rte. 28, Portlandville. OCCA Invasive Species Awareness Week Activities. Free. Registration required to


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Monday, July 11

JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW– 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebration of youth in agriculture. More than 200 youth, ages 8-18 present. Judging for animals and showmanship classes, tractor safety, prizes awarded in Farm Safety for Kidz poster Contest.Through July 12. Iroquois Farm Showground, 1527 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. ROBOTICS CAMP– 8-11 a.m. 4-H Lego Robotics Camp 2016. Hand-on camp open to youth entering 6, 7, or 8th grades. Registration $100, enrollment limited. Learn to use motors, touch sensors, light sensors, gears and pulleys, and more! Held at Oneonta City School District office on Center St. Info, 547-2536, 434-0614, pagoglia@ SUMMER READING – 6 p.m. Family evening with favorite sports experts from the National Baseball hall of Fame. Activities for all! Free; part of Village Library of Cooperstown’s Summer Program Series. Village Library children’s room, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 5478344 or TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Wilde Tales: Kelley Rourke, writer, dramaturg, librettists, discusses this season’s Youth Opera, Wilde Tales, which premiers on August 9, running through Thurs. Aug. 18.. Pavilion, Glimmerglass Festival campus. 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

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SUMMER READING– Story time 9-10 a.m.; 1-2:30 p.m. Megan the Therapy Dog visits the summer reading program and will instill reading confidence in the young child. Preregistration required, (315) 858-5802. Parents must be in attendance for all activities. Also July 20, 27. Springfield Library, 129 Cty. Hwy. 29 A, Springfield. Info, (315) 858-5802 BASEBALL AUTHOR SERIES – 1 p.m. Ballpark Mysteries, by David A. Kelly. Part of the popular Baseball Mysteries series, the tale of two young adventurers who encounter a crook at a Texas Rangers game. Geared to children ages 6-9. Included with Museum admission. National Baseball Hall of Fame, Main St., Cooperstown. Info, 888-4255633, DIGGING KNOTWEED – 5 p.m. Meet at OCCA office and attempt to get infestation of Japanese knotweed under control at Mohican Farm. Bring pruners, a mattock, or gardening trowel. OCCA, 7207 State Hwy 80. Info, registration, Jeff O’Handley, (607) 547-4488, program-and-event-sign-up-form


Legal notice Legal Notice: The Annual Meeting of the Lakewood Cemetery Association Lot Holders will be held at 09:00 and the election of the Board of Directors will occur at 09:15 on Wednesday July 20th, 2016 at the Deysenroth Funeral Home On Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 President: Milo Stewart, Directors: Joan Butler, James Dow, Tim Feury, Margaret McGown, Merrilyn O’Connell Henry J. Nicols Secretary / Treasurer Lakewood Cemetery Association 2LegalJuly14 Legal notice NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT, CHRISTIANE HAGEWOOD Nature of this action: foreclosure action involving real property commonly known as 2444 County Highway 8, Otego, New York 13825 seeking a judgment of foreclosure and sale for the amount due and owing to the Plaintiff, CNB Realty Trust, as assignee of NBT Bank, National Association, under the Note and Mortgage with a current principal balance of Seventy Three Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety Seven and 88/100 Dollars ($73,997.88) together with interest, late fees and other charges. STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF OTSEGO




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Notice of Formation of GARLINDA ENTERPRISE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on May, 5, 2016. The office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to: The LLC, 142 Beilby Road, P.O. Box 463, Otego, NY 13825. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 6LegalAug11

Index No.: 2016-28 Date Filed: 01/14/16 _______________ _______________ _______________ CNB REALTY TRUST, as assignee of NBT BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, -againstCHRISTIANE HAGEWOOD AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF VIVIAN BAKER JOYCE; OTSEGO RURAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE, INC.; and JOHN DOE and MARY ROE, said individuals being fictitious and intended as possible occupants of the premises which are the subject matter of this action, and whose identity is unknown, Defendants. _______________ _______________ _______________ TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above action and serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or if the service of the Summons is made by any means other than by personal delivery to you within the State of New York, within thirty (30) days after such service is complete. In case of your failure to appear or Answer thereto, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may Answer or appear within sixty

NOTICE: YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: January 6, 2016 Clifton Park, New York BURGESS & ASSOCIATES P.C. _______________ _______________ Melissa H. Pugliese, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 646 Plank Road, Suite 103 Clifton Park, New York 12065 (518) 371-0052 4LegalJuly7



Cooperstown NY 13326. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. 6LegalAug11 Legal notice Legal Notice of Formation of TECH TAMER WOODWORKS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) 05/03/2016. Principle office of the LLC is located in Otsego County, NY. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against LLC to 31 Nelson Ave., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose/Character of LLC is to engage in any lawful activity or purpose. 6LegalAug4

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Notice of Formation of Ricky-Tick Logistics LLC. Art. of Org. filed SSNY on 02/22/2016. Office Loc: Otsego County. United States Corporation Agents, INC. designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation of Agents, INC. 7014 13th Ave. Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activities. 6LegalAug11


Legal notice Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company, (LLC). Name: RICHARDSON RESTORATIONS, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/29/2016. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 22 Leatherstocking Street,

RITTON TRANSPORTATION LLC Articles of organization filled with secretary of state (SSNY) on 04/21/2016. office location: Otsego county. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1735 co. Hwy. 34 Westford, NY 13488. Purpose: any lawful activity 6LegalJuly28 Legal notice Notice of Formation of MKW ENTERPRISES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on June 9, 2016. The office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of



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Sawyer Ridge Billet Co., LLC. Filed 5/26/16 Office: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: PO Box 179, Hartwick, NY 13348 Purpose: all lawful 6LegalJuly21

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Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: MTF HOLDINGS LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 1 June 2016. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 111, Laurens, NY 13796. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJuly21

Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: DOUBLE PLAY CABINS LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 14 June 2016. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 957, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegaJluly28 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: NEW PLANET LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 14 June 2016. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 957, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJuly28 Legal notice

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WINE & UNWIND – 5 p.m. doors, 6-8 p.m. A Paint & Sip Party Series with Caitlin CookWightman. $45 includes all materials, complimentary beverage with light snacks. Cash Bar available. Also July 20, Aug. 3, 10. Discount for all five seatings. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, reservations, (607) 431-2080. HAUNTINGS – 6, 7, 8 p.m. Hyde Hall Hauntings! Experience Clarke family history up close and personal. Wednesdays through Aug. 10. $15 per person, reservations required. Hyde Hall National Landmark Historic Site, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-5098, RABIES CLINIC – 6-8 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Previous certificate must be presented for 3-year booster. Dogs on leash; cats and B-5


THURSDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 7-8, 2016 ferrets in pillow case or carrier. Limit of 15 pets per person. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Info, (607) 547-4230. THE CRUCIBLE – 7 p.m. 1953 Arthur Miller drama presented by Fenimore Art Museum & Glimmer Globe Theatre. Also July 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. $15 adults, $12.50 seniors & members, $10 juniors (7-12), free under 6. Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, 5798 Rte. 80, Cooperstown. Info, tickets, (607) 547-1461, fenimoreartmuseum. org SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. The Rusty Doves. Bass and mandolin duo performs bluegrass, folk, jazz, big band and swing. A blend from every decade! Free, all welcome. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and dancing shoes! Richfield Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series, Spring Park,

Main St. (U.S. Rte. 20), Richfield Springs. THE THREE SISTERS – 8 p.m. Vibrant new production telling story of Olga, Masha and Irina. Through July 31, Sundays at 5 p.m. Free, donations gratefully accepted, reservations recommended. Franklin Stage Company, Chapel Hall, 25 institute Street, Franklin. Info, reservations, (607) 829-3700.

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SCHENEVUS FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL – All day. Elk Creek Sky Divers, “Country Express” performs 7 – 11 p.m.. Spicy Pete’s original hot sausage. Ferris wheel, large mid-way, kiddie rides, merry-go-round. Free rides, kids under 10, while tickets last. Also Fri., Sat. Free parking/admission. Main St., Schenevus. BASTILLE DAY – 2-4 p.m. Celebrate Bastille Day in honor of

the popular exhibition Henri de Toulouse-Lauatrec in Bohemian Paris. Entry included with admission; NYSHA members free. The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 Rte. 80, Cooperstown. Info, SWEET ADELINES – 6:308 p.m. City of the Hills Sweet Adelines Chorus Performance. Ranging from Broadway musicals, movie scores, Irving Berlin classics, more. Benefits Unadilla Historical Association. Unadilla Community House Lawn, 193 Main St., Unadilla. Bring lawn chairs! THE THREE SISTERS – 8 p.m. Vibrant new production telling story of Olga, Masha and Irina. Through July 31, Sundays at 5 p.m. Free, donations gratefully accepted, reservations recommended. Franklin Stage Company, Chapel Hall, 25 institute Street, Franklin. Info, reserva-


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SCHENEVUS FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL – All day. “Borderline” performs 1-11 p.m. Fireworks. Spicy Pete’s original hot sausage. Ferris wheel, large mid-way, kiddie rides, merry-go-round. Free rides, kids under 10, while tickets last. Also Sat. Free parking/admission. Main St., Schenevus. OPENING RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. 81st Annual National Juried Art Exhibition with Juror Pete Russom Preview Party. 6 p.m. prizes awarded. Catering by Origins Cafe; music by Jeff Syman. Cooperstown Art Association galleries, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-9777. FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Vintage postcards sale to benefit the Greater Oneonta Historical

Society. Oneonta History Center, 183 main St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-0960, THE THREE SISTERS – 8 p.m. Vibrant new production telling story of Olga, Masha and Irina. Through July 31, Sundays at 5 p.m. Free, donations gratefully accepted, reservations recommended. Franklin Stage Company, Chapel Hall, 25 institute Street, Franklin. Info, reservations, (607) 829-3700.

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FLY-IN BREAKFAST – 7:3011:30 a.m. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dept. & EAA Chapter 1070 offer all-you-can-eat pancake/ egg/sausage breakfast. Drive-ins also welcome. $7.50 adults; $5 under age 12. Cooperstown/ Westville Airport, Rte. 166, Cooperstown.

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OBITUARIES Marine Lt. Col Gregory M. Ehrmann, 61; Guy Barton, 69; Fort Plain Mayor; Avid Reenactor In Retirement In Virginia Active In Cooperstown Businesses RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) Gregory M. Ehrmann, 61, of Stafford, Va., a Richfield Springs native and, in his retirement, an avid reenactor of historic battles, passed away on June 24, 2016, at UVA Medical Center, where he was recovering from a liver transplant. His family was by his side. Greg was born on Jan. 1, 1955, in Herkimer, to George and Joyce Ehrmann of Richfield Springs. His father and grandfather operated the Ehrmann Pharmacy there. He graduated from Richfield Springs High School, where played four years of football and also wrestled. He was a member of the Varsity Club and was a Prep All-American in football his senior year. He went on to play football for four years at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He went on for a master’s at Webster University in St. Louis, where he met a fellow classmate, Pamela J. Fisher, whom he fell in love with and pursued his greatest achievement in life as husband and father of five children. Greg and Pam would have been married for 38 years in November. Greg retired from the Marine Corps after serving his country for 28 years. He went on to work as a defense contractor in the Stafford area. His love for history and our country was deep. Greg was a passionate

man who was a huge part of his children’s lives. He volunteered to coach soccer for all three of his girls, and his love of Boy Scouts started at a young age and continued on with both of his sons. He was a third-degree member of the Knights Gregory of Columbus, Ehrmann the treasurer of the National Federation of the Blind, a devout Catholic, and a devoted foster parent. Greg received both distinguished military honors and was inducted into the Richfield Springs Athletic Hall of Fame. His commitment and participation in military reenactment activities was celebrated in the community. Greg was the commander of the Virginia Regiment portraying a young George Washington at the 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Great Meadows in Fort Necessity. He was the adjutant of the Continental Army at the Anniversary of the Siege of Charleston. He was an ardent historian of American and European History, with a special interest in the American Revolution. Some would say he’s an encyclopedia on military history. He was a collector of a wide variety of military uniforms, hats, miniatures, model airplanes,

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artwork and books. What he loved most in the world was being a Marine. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in college through the Officers Candidates School (OCS) and was commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1978. After completing OCS and the Basics School, Greg attended the Communications Officers Course in Quantico, Va., during which time he married Pamela Fisher. Upon completion of the Communications School, Greg and Pam moved to Camp Lejeune, N.C., where he was assigned to two shipboard deployments to the Mediterranean Sea. In 1981, Greg and Pam moved to Beaufort, S.C., where Greg worked as a communications officer at the Marine Corps Air Station. Over the course of their 28 year career, Pam and Greg lived in Quantico, Va.; Boston, and New Bern and Beaufort, S.C. During his 28-year career, Greg served in numerous command and support billets to include being the commanding officer of the Boston Military Entrance Processing Station. Greg deployed to multiple locations around the globe including Europe, Okinawa, Korea, Japan, and Norway. Greg was an expert rifle and pistol marksman who attended the Army Airborne Jump School at Fort Benning, GA. His personal medals and awards include the: He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela; three daughters, Katheryne Padgett and husband Tony; Julie Ehrmann and KP; Sarah Ehrmann and Ben; and two sons, Christopher and James Ehrmann; father, George Ehrmann of Richfield Springs; brother, Eric Ehrmann and wife, Tamara; and five beloved dogs, Maggie, Matilda, Charlotte, Olive, and Louie. He is also survived by his mother-inlaw Linda Fisher of Fredericksburg; brother-in-law Mike Fisher of Pleasantville; Diane and Jamie Rakoff of Scarsdale; John and Sue Fisher of Danbury, Conn.; and nine loving nieces and nephews: Matt, Missy (engaged to Al), Jonathan (married to Megan), Ben, Michele, Michael, Andy, Jackie, and Tommy. Greg’s mother Joyce passed in June 2015. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in his name to the James Ehrmann college fund. A GoFundMe account has been set-up under the memorial name of “The Greg and James Ehrmann College Fund.”

FORT PLAIN – Guy J. Barton, 69, the Village of Fort Plain’s foremost civic leader and an entrepreneur and businessman in the Cooperstown area for decades, died Friday, July 1, 2016, at Bassett Hospital after a brief illness. Born on January 16, 1947, he was the son of Guy E. Barton and Dorothy Weyant Barton. He was a graduate of Fort Plain High School, Class of 1965. He received his associate’s degree from SUNY Cobleskill in 1967. He was a lifetime resident of Fort Plain. Locally, he operated Lake N Pines and the Hickory Grove Motel, both on Otsego Lake. He initiated the Cooperstown Limousine Service, and was a partner in Barton & Butler printers on Pioneer Street. Mr. Barton had been the mayor of the Village of Fort

Plain for 11 years (2005-16); previously, he had been a village trustee since 1975, and before that Guy Barton town board member. He was also a school bus driver for 40 years. He was in the Army Reserves in 1965-78. He was a member of the Fort Plain Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as past president and was a 50-year member. He was past president of the Fort Plain Senior Citizens Center, past member of Board of Directors of Cooperstown Chamber, and was an avid Yankee fan. His brother, Kenneth O. Barton predeceased him. Mr. Barton is survived by

his wife, Cynthia M. Barton; daughter, Jill and Erik Christiansen; son, Scott A. Barton; three grandchildren, Brady, Eli, and Hanna Christiansen. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 5, at the Harry Hoag Gymnasium, High Street, Fort Plain, with Rev. Kenneth Dingman officiating. The Fort Plain Volunteer Fire Department escorted Guy to his final resting place in Fort Plain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Guy J. Barton may be made to the family for the grandchildren’s future college education or to the Fort Plain Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 374, Fort Plain, NY 13339. Arrangements are under the direction of GrayHoughtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Fort Plain.

Marian Garrison, Cooperstown Native, IBM Retiree, To Be Interred Saturday COOPERSTOWN – Committal and burial services for Cooperstown native Marian Garrison, who died April 1, 2016, in Harvard, Mass., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Index, with Father John P. Rosson, pastor of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Church, officiating. Born Feb. 17, 1922, in the Thanksgiving Hospital, Marian was the daughter of Edward and Adelia Moakler. She was raised in


Cooperstown and graduated at age 16 from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1938. Marian lived in Fishkill for many years, where she worked for IBM, moving to Harvard, Mass., 20 years ago to be near family. She was predeceased by her husband, John Garrison; her brothers, Martin, William, Edward and John, and her sisters, Margaret Moakler and Mary (Moakler) Burr. Local arrangements are under the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Service.


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‘La boheme,’ ‘Sweeney Todd’ Opens Glimmerglass Season

State Attorney General Schneiderman will be among the legal and political experts providing perspective through Mainstage Guest Appearances.

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rt is never confined to a particular medium, and opera is no exception, as The Glimmerglass Festival is seeking to prove this summer, expanding its schedule of headlines from law, history and politics to widen appreciation for its shows. The Mainstage Guest Appearances Jeffrey Toobin will include state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jeffrey Toobin, who covers politics and law for The New Yorker. From the musical stage, “Sweeney Todd” composer Stephen Sondheim and Jamie Bernstein will engage in a conversation at 5 p.m. July 30 between two shows. “Each year, there is a theme,” Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello said in an interview. “This year’s is: Unjust accusations.” Among the shows on this summer’s program is “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s dramatization of the Salem witch trials and commentary on the “Red Scare” and McCarthyism. Schneiderman will join Faith Gay, Zambello’s spouse and a respected trial lawyer, and others at 4 p.m. July 23 to discuss the witch trials in the context of similar instances across history. “A large part of this year’s theme is related to how people today take info on the Internet as fact,” said Zambello. “Opinion becomes fact. And that’s the basis of ‘The Crucible’.” Schneiderman was approached not only for his legal knowledge, but also for his connection to the arts: His father Irwin Schneiderman served as the chairman of the board of the New York City Opera, Zambello said. Also addressing the theme of “witch trials,” though specifically in the 20th and 21st centuries, will be Toobin, who is also senior legal analyst for CNN. That will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at The Otesaga. The relevance of a work like “The Crucible” could not be more apparent, said Zambello. At a time of instant information transfer and exhaustive media analysis, “the use of the critical faculty is diminishing.” Following the legal theme, Justice Ginsburg will be making her fifth appearance at 3 p.m. Aug. 26 to discuss her perspective on law in the arts. Tickets for the event have already sold out. “She has been very gracious every year,” said Zambello, who added that it is uncertain whether or not Justice Ginsburg will return to Glimmerglass next season.

OPERA/From A1 lez, the hilarious First Lady in “The Magic Flute” last year, will break our hearts as Mimi; Michael Brandenburg, outstanding as Macduff in “Macbeth,” is the poet Rodolfo. Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd,” opening July 9, is getting a dramatic new look by director Christopher Alden: mass murder and meat pies are coming to postwar Britain. Greer Grimsley, an acclaimed Wotan worldwide, is the homicidal barber seeking revenge; Luretta Bybee is his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett. There will be blood, along with rich melodies and piercing wit. Rossini’s “The Thieving Magpie” has a resourceful heroine, a talking bird and an effervescent, tuneful score, but the comedy takes a dark turn with unjust accusations, a lecherous man in power and a firing squad. Once one of Rossini’s great successes, “Magpie” is seldom performed today; this is an American premier for an Italian-language production, and you won’t want to miss this rare bird. Former Glimmerglass Young Artist Rachele Gilmore stars as Ninetta; Michele Angelini is her true love. “The Thieving Magpie” opens July 16. Arthur Miller used the Salem witch trials as an allegory for the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s in his play “The Crucible”: composer Robert Ward, working with Miller, turned it into a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera in 1962. The Glimmerglass production, directed by Francesca Zambello and opening July 23, features a glittering line-up of stars to illuminate one of the darkest moments in American

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The Glimmerglass Festival’s new production of “La bohème” includes, from left, Rhys Lloyd Talbot as Colline, Brian Vu as Schaunard, Hunter Enoch as Marcello, Michael Brandenburg as Rodolfo, Raquel González as Mimì and Vanessa Becerra as Musetta.

history: Richard Tucker award winner Jamie Barton; Jay Hunter Morris, 2016 Glimmerglass Artist in Residence; David Pittsinger, a Glimmerglass favorite who appeared as King Arthur in “Camelot”; and baritone Brian Mulligan as John Procter. In 2015, the first Glimmerglass youth opera, “Odyssey”, was such a stunning success that additional performances were added, and they sold out fast. This year, Kelley Rourke and

composer Laura Karpman have woven together two of Oscar Wilde’s enchanting fairy tales to create “Wilde Tales”, performed in the Cooperstown Theatre Festival barn by the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program. “Wilde Tales” opens Aug. 9 for seven performances. In case these main stage productions don’t fill up your summer, there is a bounty of guest appearances – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deborah Voigt, Stephen Sondheim,


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SUNROOF, RED, 62K, 732163, $17,667 ................



GRAY, 42K, 2389A, $15,875 ..........................



V6, BLACK, 23K, /mo 2577A, $21,832 ..........................


V6, TAN, 34K, 732154A, $20,387 ......................


No Worries.™

• 6-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

• Additional 12-Month/12,000-mile Bumper To Bumper Limited Warranty.







Tax, title, license and dealer fees are extra. No security deposit required. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 20,000 miles.

Tax, title, license and dealer fees are extra. No security deposit required. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 32,500 miles.


Tax, title, license and dealer fees are extra. No security deposit required. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 32,500 miles.

after all offers



after all offers


Tax, title, license and dealer fees are extra. No security deposit required. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 32,500 miles.





Tax, title, license and dealer fees are extra. No security deposit required. Mileage charge of $.25/ mile over 32,500 miles.







after all offers








Ultra Low-Mileage Lease for Well Qualified Lessees


STOCK # 1035



STOCK # 1245


STOCK # 630280


STOCK # 1237




STOCK # 500153

$12,000 OFF





after all offers






Tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment extra. $0 security deposit due at signing. Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 30,000 miles.





Freeman's Journal 07-07-16  
Freeman's Journal 07-07-16