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& The Otsego-Delaware Dispatch Complimentary

Oneonta, N.Y., Friday, October 26, 2012

Volume 5, No. 6


City of The Hills

Pipeline, Fracking Linkage Severed Gas, Oil Expert Allstadt: One Won’t Cause Other By JIM KEVLIN



The Derailin’ Darlings, Oneonta’s Roller Derby Team, coaches Jamie Dono through a play tube at Oneonta Day Nursing. The team, including, from left, Slamtrak, Shear Terror and Knocker Z. Down, promoted exercise and healthy lifestyles during a Wednesday, Oct. 17, visit to the Red Door Church facility.

WELCOME, ALUMNI: SUNY Oneonta are back in town Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, for Homecoming Weekend. Check www. for particulars. PROTEST DUE: Otesgo Manor residents are planning a protest at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the parking lot. So far, 1,000 signatures have been collected on petitions opposition the sale of the county nursing home, according to Maureen Culbert, a volunteer leading the drive. FLOWER SALE: The Oneonta Kiwanis Club annual Roses & Fall Arrangements will be delivered Thursday, Nov. 15. Roses $20; fall arrangements $10. Call Michelle Catan at 4324500, ext. 208, by Friday, Nov. 9. PASTA TIME: The Sixth Ward Athletic Club’s famous Tuesday Pasta Lunches have started again: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through next March. $7. FREE PAINT: Free fivegallon pails of remixed exterior latex paint (collected from the county Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in mid-September) are now available, first-come, first-serve, to non-profit agencies and Otsego County residents. Call 547-4225.


Daddy Al, proprietor of the Chestnut Street grocery that bears his name, and wife Sue keep a memento of the Blizzard of 1977 on the wall by the deli counter, reminding them of their adventures 35 years ago. Below, 8,000 cars were buried in drifts in Buffalo alone.

Oneontans Tell Of Narrow Escape In Snowy Wilderness plant, Daddy Al – he prefers to be known just by that moniker – reflected. “I waved to him. He waved to me.” At the time, Daddy Al was a salesman for Stroehmann’s, the bread company. Truck drivers would deliver loaves on their appointed rounds overnight; the next day, salesmen would retrace their steps, making sure deliveries had arrived satisfactory, and taking refill orders. Before long, he was at a grocery store in Albion, 42 miles east. Outside, it was snowing hard. He called headquarters and was told, “Stop whatever you’re doing and come back.” Please See BLIZZARD, A8



t this time of year, most of us are looking forward to winter, with anticipation or trepidation. Daddy Al is looking back. Particularly this year, the proprietor of Daddy Al’s General Store on the city’s West End is looking back 35 years to the Blizzard of ‘77, and the morning of Friday, Jan. 28, when he drove off from Stroehmann’s Buffalo terminal, blithefully unaware of the dangers and adventures in store. “I saw one of the Stroehmann’s drivers” as he was leaving the

Humphrey’s Pioneers Gourmet Takeout In City Son Stefan, mom Roni and dad Don Marikovics are ready to serve, at Humphrey’s.



oni Marikovics learned to cook first with forbidden food. “I was 7 years old,” she said. “I went to a friend’s house and we made bacon. My family was Jewish, so we never Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA had bacon.”

It’s a lesson that stuck with Roni, judging by the pile of bacon in the kitchen of her new restaurant, Humphrey’s, at 437 Main St., which had it’s grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 18. “We’ve woken up every day screaming with excitement,” she said. “I’ve Please See DINING, A2

s the FERC hearing on the Constitution Pipeline was due to convene at Oneonta’s Foothills at 7 p.m. HOMETOWN ONEONTA Wednesday, Oct. Lou Allstadt 24, a key arguto ment of opponents listens Cooperstown received a blow. debate. One of Otsego County’s most prominent antifracking advocates declared that it’s “nonsense” to argue the pipeline is opening the door to allowing fracking locally. “It is perfectly legitimate to question whether this pipeline is needed,” he told the Cooperstown Village Board Monday, Oct. 22, which was about to act on a resolution opposing the Constitution. Please See ALLSTADT, A6

SUNY To Add Wrestling Coach Al Sosa To Hall By LIBBY CUDMORE


n his senior year at SUNY Cortland, Al Sosa beat a SUNY Oneonta wrestler named Bryan Lambe. The next year, he was coaching him. Sosa, longtime SUNY Oneonta wrestling coach, phys-ed instructor, athletic director and mountain-bike instructor, will Sosa headline the 14th annual athletics Hall of Fame induction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Alumni Field House. “I had a whole bunch of hats to wear,” he said. In 1966, Sosa was hired right out of Cortland because the Please See SOSA, A7


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Humphrey’s Gourmet-To-Go A Family Affair DINING/From A1 dreamed about this since I was a child.” Humphrey’s is a family affair – Roni handles the kitchen, her husband Don helps out, and their son, Stefan, mans the counter. Even Humphrey is part of the family: The English bulldog on their sign is one of their three pooches. With degrees in both education and psychology, Roni discovered her true passion – and talent – for cooking while Stefan was at SUNY Buffalo. “He would call us up and tell us he was sick of cafeteria food, sick of wings,” she said. “I started cooking like any good Jewish mother. I love to cook and I love to feed.” She would make “40-50 pounds” of food, freeze it and ship it overnight to Buffalo, where Stefan’s dorm mates would eagerly await her packages. “He’d call us a few days later to tell us it


KeyBank’s Nancy Scanlon, left, county Rep. Linda Rowinski, D-Oneonta, and Michelle Catan, the Otsego County Chamber’s small-business adviser, sample offerings at Humphrey’s grand opening Thursday, Oct. 18.

was all gone! They descended upon the dorm and ask, ‘Who made this?’” Inspired, Roni began classes at the Culinary

Academy of Long Island in Syosset, graduating in 2002. In 2010, Roni and Don moved to Oneonta, and shortly thereafter, Stefan,

who had been working on Wall Street, quit his job and joined them. “I needed to take a break from that for awhile,” he said. They bought the former Phoenix Café building, and within eight weeks they were ready to open. Roni describes her offerings as “comfort food, but healthy,” including her signature overstuffed burritos, meatloaf and Chicken Duxdelles, a filet of chicken wrapped around mushroom pate, breaded with panko and baked. “It looks like chicken sushi,” said Don. During their “soft opening” the week before the ribbon cutting, Roni said that they were selling out of everything before the night was over. “Food is the international language,” she said, putting out another tray of ribs for hungry customers. “Everybody eats.”

City’s Joel Plue Debuts 1st Horror Film Shot at South Pole


ineville” producer Joel Plue’s latest film, “South of Sanity,” will be released on Wednesday, Oct. 31. “It’s of extreme historical significance,” said Plue. “It’s the first nondocumentary film ever shot entirely in Antarctica.” “Sanity” tells the story of a group of researchers working in an isolated base during the winter season, “They are completely isolated from the outside

world, but not from each other!” the tagline reads. The low budget was achieved by having a very small cast, and using such easily-accessable props as a children’s face-painting set and Plue corn-syrup blood. “It’s a no-budget movie,” he joked.

The film was directed by documentary maker Kirk Watson and written by Matt Edwards, a doctor from London, with a crew made up of British Antarctic Survey. Plue’s previous film credits include “Mineville” with Paul Sorvino and “Silent But Deadly” with Jason Mewes. “South of Sanity,” released through his company Plue Entertainment, will premier through Amazon’s Video on Demand.


Hartwick College Couple Publish Book On Ice Age


artwick Geology Professor Robert Titus and his wife, Joanna, a professor of biology sciences, celebrated publication of “The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour” at a launch party Saturday, Oct. 13 at the in the U&D Train Station in Haines Falls. The book explores the Hudson River Valley’s creation by ices, floods and other natural events that shaped the Catskills, the Shawangunks, the Tacon-

Joanna, Robert Titus

ics, Bash Bish Falls, Lake Taghkanic and the Hudson River. The book, published by Black Dome Press, will soon be available on SENIOR GATHERING


Frances Wright awards Dorothy Manley for her apple cake, which received a score of 100 points at the Senior Fair Bake-Off at the Elm Park Methodist Church Friday, Oct 19.

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It’s finally Fall and there’s a definite chill in the air. So now’s the time to invite friends for dinner and warm them with special wines. Join Sommelier Chad Douglass at The Otesaga’s “Wines To Warm You” Wine Tasting on Friday, October 26th at 5:30PM in the Templeton Lounge. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay (California), Penfolds Bin 28 “Kalimna” Shiraz (Australia), Ferrari-Carano “Trésor” Meritage (California), and Caline “Reserva” Carmenere (Chile). $25.00 includes the one-hour wine tasting with paired small plate samplings. Of course you must be at least 21 years old to participate.

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OUR FOUR COURSE WINE TASTING MENU SOUP Carrot & Curry Soup with Creme Fraiche Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, 2010 (California) ENTRÉE Irish Shepherd’s Pie Penfolds Bin 28 “Kalimna” Shiraz, 2008 (Australia) ENTRÉE Braised Beef Shank Ferrari-Carano “Trésor” Meritage, 2007 (California) CHEESE COURSE Goat, Brie, Gorgonzola & Stilton Calina “Reserva” Carmenere, 2009 (Chile)


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Paula Fassler and Bobbi Harlem show off one of their “Not Just Another Bridal Show” posters at the Carriage House. The 2-day showcase will be held on March 2-3, 2013.

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Delaware National, the nation’s second oldest bank, is now Oneonta’s newest bank after bank President Bob Armstrong cut the ribbon on the new branch office at Main Street and Ford Avenue Tuesday morning, Oct. 23. Participating, from left, were Peter Clark, who developed the new Shops at Ford & Main; Barbara Ann Heegan, executive director, Otsego County Chamber; Dee Hillis, Delaware National vice president; Eli Townsend, branch manager; Armstrong, and Mayor Dick Miller.

WSKG Features Kleniewski, Plus 2


UNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski was one of three college presidents to appear on a segment “Community Conversation,” WSKG’s regional radio program. Called “Presidents Roundtable,” the show was broadcast 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, but may be accessed via the Binghamton NPR station’s website, Kleniewski was joined

by Binghamton University President Harvey G. Stenger and Broome Community College President Kevin Kleniewski Drumm. WSKG President/CEO Brian Sickora said that the idea of the forum was to explore the impact of higher education on the region.

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hotos of declining and deformed amphibians and other animals by Stanley K. Sessions, Hartwick College biology professor, are included in “Science/ Art,” a show now in progress at the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery in New York City. The collaboration between Sessions and artist Brandon Ballengée may be viewed 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 31 Mercer St. in New York’s Soho section.

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t was fate. “I’ve been wanting to do a bridal show for over two years,” said Bobbi Harlem, proprietor of the Carriage House. “One day, Paula” – Paula Fassler, owner of House of Brides – “called me: It was meant to be!” The outcome of their conversation is “Not Just Another Bridal Show,” scheduled for SaturdaySunday, March 2-3 at the Carriage House. Traditionally, there are two in-county bridal shows annually, this weekend at the Holiday Inn Southside, and the first weekend of the new year at Foothills Performing Arts Center. “We wanted an early date to capitalize on the girls who got engaged at Christmas or Valentine’s Day,” said Bobbi. The partners are also looking to expand the scope. “We also want to focus on Sweet Sixteens, proms, vow renewals, even cocktail parties,” said Bobbi. “More people are starting to entertain at home, so why not class it up a bit, get that special dress, have the dinner catered?” The show will feature vendors for all wedding needs, including caterers, florists and, of course,

HARRISON NAMED: Roxanne Harrison, of Oneonta, was named to the Woman’s soccer team at SUNY Delhi, where she is pursuing an associate’s degree in early childhood education.

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dresses. Each day will have a fashion show of prom, bridesmaid, party and bridal gowns. “They’ll come down the staircase and down the runway,” said Paula. “It will be very elegant.” The big dresses this year, Paula predicts, will have a “sweetheart” neckline, and lavenders, purples and corals are in for bridesmaids dresses. In addition to the fashion show and the traditional vendors tables, they plan to feature five-minute spotlights on each vendor. “For instance, the Pampered Chef could put together a demo,” Bobbi explained. “We’d announce that at 12:15, you go to the Pampered Chef booth for an interactive demonstration, then at 12:30, there’d be another one at a different table.” And Paula had her own idea of some entertainment. “I want to start off each day with a ballroom dancing demonstration,” she said. “It’s something different!” The bridal show will be an adults-only affair with a cash bar. “Anyone can come and relax, have a glass of wine, enjoy the evening,” said Bobbi. “We want everyone to see the show, not just a bunch of people in the room.” There are still open spots for vendors and models. Call Paula Fassler (607) 431-9333 or Bobbi Harlem, (607) 434-0103.

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Seward Supports All Of Us. In Return, He Deserves Our Support


f it’s important to you,” said state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, pointing both fingers at the audience in SUNY Oneonta’s Craven Lounge Wednesday, Oct. 17, “it’s important to me.” He STATE turned both SENATE fingers on himself for emphasis. Anyone familiar with Seward’s approach and who has observed him over time would believe him. Seward is a professional politician, emphasis on “professional.” He sees his role as staying connected with his constituency – all of it – and representing, as well as he can, their – our – self-perceived interests – not HIS perceived interests of what WE want. That was certainly evident, after Seward was – let’s be frank – sandbagged by Citizens’ Voices, the local pro-business organization, in a packed meeting last December. The gathering demanded

to know, and properly so: What are you doing about jobs? Seward wouldn’t be human if his nose wasn’t out of joint to a degree, but he’s a professional. He responded coolly, clear-headedly. He returned a couple of weeks later and announced he would convene an Economic Development Summit to determine a jobs strategy for Otsego County. That strategy, at its center, got everyone involved in understanding the way Governor Cuomo is distributing $1 billion in economic-development funds annually, including identifying local projects that fit with the regional strategy and training local applicants to most effectively fill out CFAs, the state’s Comprehensive Funding Application. • He responded to Citizens Voices – it tilts conservative; it’s his natural consistency. But if you attended that anti-windmill gathering Pam Noonan hosted at

her Cherry Valley home in 2007, you would have seen him respond equally helpfully to a constituency you might not consider his natural one. And even though Sustainable Otsego has become overly identified with the Democratic Party, Seward’s adherence to the “Home Rule” doctrine makes him the most helpful Republican in the state to the anti-fracking movement, as Cooperstown’s Chip Northrup rightly declared in a recent Letter to the Editor. Seward’s Democratic opponent, attorney Howard Leib, is a brainy guy, but he lives as far away from Otsego County as anyone can and still be in the 51st District. Plus, he has a few odd ideas, suggesting dairymen grow medical marijuana as a cash-crop alternative when they aren’t milking Holsteins. And he has no experience in office. To turn Seward out, losing 26 years of contacts and seniority, would be rash and self-defeating. It makes commanding sense for every Otsego County voter,


State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, right, and Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, left, have effectively collaborated to the benefit of Otsego County. They appeared earlier this month at The Otesaga with Dean and Emily Roberts, center left, who received the Otsego County Chamber’s Breakthrough Award from Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, represented by VP Eve Van de Wal, center right.

Republican or Democrat, to vote Nov. 6 for state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford. His attentiveness and open-minded approach to service

has earned him reelection. At this point in our local history, no one can represent this county better than he. Vote Seward.

Magee An Effective Collaborator. Back Him, But Prepare For Transition


hat same evening in the Craven Lounge, Republican Levi Spires presented a lively, energetic alternative to the incumbent, Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, who has represented part of Otsego County for 20 years. But Magee and Seward – the former, a Democrat in the Democratic Assembly; the latter, a Republican in the usually Republican Senate – have been a powerful combination in Albany, fighting the good fight for Otsego County’s benefit. Magee deserves our county’s thanks

and our votes on Nov. STATE 6. Plus, Spires – with ASSEMBLY three school-age kids, he clearly is plugged in on educational issues – is from Cazenovia, again far from these environs. And he showed he wasn’t particularly plugged in to local issues. For instance, on the fate of Otsego Manor. However, Magee is coming to the end of his career – and it’s been years since Otsego County has been represented in the Assembly by one of our own. While able,

state Rep. Pete Lopez is from Schoharie. The three other Assembly districts that slice up our county are seeking to be filled by people from Utica, Little Falls, Albany and Guilford. Attentive as they may be, Otsego County will likely be an afterthought. Let’s reelect Bill Magee on Nov. 6, but in the next two years the county Democratic Committee’s new chair, Richie Abbate, in collaboration with the incumbent, should identify a local Democrat who can affect a smooth transition from the Magee Era to, say, the Kim Muller Era, or the Dan Crowell

Era, or the John Kosmer Era, or the John Nader era (depending when the former Oneonta mayor plans to retire as SUNY Delhi provost.) Seward needs an able LOCAL Democrat to pick up the torch his able ally Bill Magee must – as all of us eventually must in our own vocations – set aside. • NEXT WEEK: Endorsements for president, Congress.


Bush Administration, To Blame, Not Needy To the Editor: In a recent Letter to the Editor in another local newspaper, the writer states he believes the primary reason our federal government has a huge budget deficit is because the government spends too much money on social benefit programs. This is not the true reason. That deficit was caused mainly by President George W. Bush’s fiscal policies, which turned surpluses, developed under President Clinton, into deficits. First, he gave huge tax reductions to the wealthiest Americans and powerful corporations. Second, he started two wars that weren’t paid for. Third, he introduced a Medicare

drug plan that also wasn’t paid for. The Medicare and Social Security programs this writer attacks are not hand-out programs. They are insurance programs funded by payroll taxes paid during the working years of its beneficiaries, as well as premiums paid by seniors for post-retirement Medicare coverage, and personal income taxes they pay on the Social Security benefits they receive. These programs have been in effect for nearly 50 years for Medicare, and over 75 years for the Social Security program (OASDI). All eligible participants Please See LETTER, a6


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Upstate Is Awesome, ‘Big Chuck’ Travels Prove Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the introduction to Chuck D’Imperio’s latest book, “Upstate New York In 100 Words or Less,” available at The Green Toad Bookstore and the History Center in downtown Oneonta. Chuck visited 100 Upstate communities and describes them in 100 words (or less.)


pstate has much to offer, both in history, lore, natural beauty and opportunity. The region is a microcosm of America in that its sweeping landscape “touches all the bases,” as they say at the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, Otsego County). From “America’s Rhine” (the Hudson River) to the High Peaks (the Adirondack Mountains) and to the “greatest natural wonder in the world” (Niagara Falls, Niagara County), Upstate New York is a perfect snow globe of wonderment. Great, big-shouldered old cities (like Syracuse, population 150,000, Onondaga County) stand in harmony with smaller burgs (like Seneca Falls, population 7,000, Seneca County) and even tinier dots (such as Brocton, population 1,447, Chautauqua County) creating a flowing river of time, history and fascination to satisfy even the weariest road warrior. My motto is “the road less traveled is the road best traveled.” And my Upstate has plenty of surprises around each bend. It was here in Upstate New York that the first shovel of dirt for the Erie Canal was turned (Rome, Oneida County); that vacationing Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was notified that he had become president upon the death of his predecessor (North Creek, Warren County); that 600,000 peaceseeking and free-love-practicing music fans converged for the most famous concert in history (Bethel, Sullivan


Author and DJ “Big Chuck” D’Imperio shows highlights of his latest book, “Upstate New York In 100 Words Or Less,” to Peg Carney and new board member Corinne Bresee Smith at the annual meeting of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society Wednesday, Oct. 10, where Chuck was the featured speaker.

County), and that the ice cream sundae was invented (Ithaca, Tompkins County). The family roots of Upstate New York run deep and strong. Mel Gibson was born here (Peekskill, Westchester County), Grandma Moses painted here (Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County), college classmates Chevy Chase and Blythe Danner dated here (Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess County), Mark Twain created Tom Sawyer here (Elmira, Chemung County), Tony Soprano vacationed here (Lake Oscawana, Putnam County), “Legs” Diamond was murdered here (67 Dove St., Albany, Albany County) and Lucille Ball is buried here (Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua County). Upstate New York is in fact the final

resting place of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (Hyde Park, Dutchess County), Susan B. Anthony (Rochester, Monroe County), Helen Hayes (Nyack, Rockland County), Kate Smith (Lake Placid, Essex County), General George Armstrong Custer (West Point, Orange County) and Rod Serling (Interlaken, Seneca County). And many more! The region is also the birthplace of Life Savers candy (Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County), Buffalo chicken wings (the Anchor Bar, Buffalo, Erie County), the U.S. Navy (Whitehall, Washington County), Jell-0 (Le Roy, Genesee County) and even those little evergreen tree Car-Freshners that hang from thousands of automobile rear view mirrors (Watertown, Jefferson County).






Compiled by Tom Heitz with resources courtesy of the New York State Historical Association Library

125 Years Ago

Another of the old landmarks of Oneonta goes with the razing of the old Goodyear saw mill at this village. The mill has become practically useless because of the failure of the water power by reason of the change in the channel of the Susquehanna above the dam. It is understood that the mill yard is to be divided into building lots by Miss Lyman and sold as such. The members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union have engaged Mr. P.A. Burdick to hold a seventeen days gospel temperance meeting in Oneonta commencing Thursday evening, November 10th, and continuing until the 27th. Mr. Burdick has been engaged in this commendable work for several years and has engagements until next July. The ladies are fortunate in securing him at all. His success in every place where he has labored is unprecedented. The largest halls are unable to hold the crowds who gladly listen to his stirring appeals. The committee has engaged the theatre and the opera house. He depends upon the free will offerings of the people for his remuneration. Mr. Burdick asks the committee engaging him to provide his railway fare. October 1887

100 Years Ago

Organization of the Indoor Baseball League has been completed, with five teams to compete for honors. The business affairs of the organization will be under the general management of Company G, with an advisory committee of one member from each team. The games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday with umpires chosen from non-competing teams. The 14-inch ball will be used and the standard rules will apply to all games during the series. The price of admission will be 21 cents for reserved seats; 15 cents general admission, and 10 cents for ladies. Teams competing are: High School Club, Company G, Liberty Club, D&H Shops, and D&H Clerks. The 26th annual convention of the Otsego County Women’s Christian Temperance Union, which was held at Otego Wednesday and Thursday, proved a very successful affair, and the delegates were favored by delightfully pleasant weather. Twenty-five unions were represented; 65 delegates being present. At the business session the following officers were elected for the coming year: President, Mrs. Georgia Wheaton, Oneonta; vice-president, Mrs. Lula Walker, Oneonta; corresponding secretary, Mrs. J.S. Smith, Oneonta; recording secretary, Mrs. Nellie Finch, Worcester; treasurer, Mrs. Julia Halbert, Gilbertsville; general secre-

20 Years Ago

and you will want to be on hand to take advantage of all the values and to ride the escalators. The escalators are well on the way and if you have been in the Men’s Shop lately you will notice that the temporary partition is down and they definitely have come out of hiding in that department‌you will notice too, that Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics is back with us again this year and makes a nice addition to the Men’s Shop. October 1952

40 Years Ago

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80 Years Ago

Two separate fires in dormitories at Hartwick College last night caused a total of $2,300 damage in two rooms. City firemen extinguished a minor fire in a second story room of the three-story Dewar Hall dormitory. Captain Gerald Fisher of the fire department said the fire apparently started when students burned a candle on a dresser. That fire, at 5:15 p.m., caused about $300 worth of damage to the room. Dewar Hall is coed, with women in one room and men in the next. Just two hours later, firemen were again called to October 1992 extinguish a fire at Saxton Hall where a high intensity lamp was left on causing an estimated $2,000 in damage to a table, lamp, bed, wall-hanging and carpet. October 1912 October 1972

Franklin D. Roosevelt told thousands of Marylanders, amid boos for the Republican administration and cheers for himself, that he was fighting against the four horsemen of the Republican leadership – “destruction, delay, deceit, despair.� In an assault on Republican policies and assertions on the tariff, farm relief, governmental finances, prohibition, economy, and relief, the Democratic presidential candidate brought to Maryland an appeal for the support of that border state in his quest for the key to the White House. Roosevelt’s one mention of the word “beer� set a crowd that police estimated at 25,000 into a one-minute demonstration that set the rafters to ringing. Roosevelt called for modification of the Volstead Act to permit the sale of beer. October 1932

60 Years Ago

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trustees to approve a resolution from its Environmental Sustainability Committee opposing the Constitution. The resolution would have contradicted the county Board of Representatives, which voted 9-4-1 on Oct. 3 to support the pipeline’s “Alternate M” along I-88 because it would generate $3-5 million in property tax revenues and create 600 temporary jobs in 2014. At evening’s end, Trustee James Dean, committee chair, withdrew the resolution without a vote after it appeared that none of his fellow trustees or Mayor Jeff Katz would support it. “I am not inclined to reintroduce the resolution at this time,” Dean said the next morning, “but I will discuss it further in committee.” Meanwhile, both sides in the controversy were seeking to get their supporters to turn out in force for

Wednesday’s hearing. After “Alternate M” surfaced, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission extended the comment period until Nov. 9 and scheduled this fourth “scoping” hearing; three others were held in September, in Schoharie, Afton and New Milford, Pa. Sustainable Otsego plans a 6 p.m. rally outside Foothills. “Bring your family, friends, neighbors,” Eugene Marner wrote on the SO listserv. “The auditorium seats 750 people, and we need to pack the house.” Citizens Voices, the probusiness group, is planning a Pre-FERC Hearing “Tail-Gate” Party, beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the Foothills parking lot. The Cooperstown trustees’ Monday meeting opened with public comment, and Kuzminski, Fly Creek, urged the trustees to “think globally, act locally,”

and pass the resolution: “We need to get off fossil fuels and onto renewables as soon as possible.” John Davis, Town of Middlefield, urged them to “keep out a boom-and-bust industry,” Chris Hammond, Schenevus, called eminent domain “infringing on property rights,” and Keith Schue, Cherry Valley, noted the Constitution’s “Alternate M” is being routed through Broome and Chenango – “the sacrifice counties” – before entering Otsego. Allstadt then spoke. “It is perfectly legitimate to question whether this pipeline is needed,” he said. But to say of infrastructure leading to drilling, “that is nonsense.” The opposite is what happens – first, there has to be a wealth of gas; then, the infrastructure will follow, he said. In a conversation after the meeting, Allstadt

recounted Mobil’s heroic efforts to get oil and gas from the North Sea to market, and another instance where two pipelines had to be built over the Andes so that oil and gas from the Amazon Jungle could be exported through Peru. When the issue came to a vote later in the evening, it was unclear whether any of the trustees except Dean supported the idea, although all expressed opposition to hydrofracking generally. Katz picked up on the question of the Village Board’s sphere of responsibility, adding, “there’s not an unwillingness to say anything. It’s just that we don’t want to say this exactly.” He suggested Dean might want to withdraw the resolution. Dean did, but asked, “At what point it is time for the people to say: Maybe enough is enough?” LETTERS

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If You Haven’t Gone To Hall Lately, Do So To the Editor: We have been coming to Cooperstown for over 20 years and have summered here for six years on River Street – about a block and half from Hall of Fame. Before today we had not been to the Hall in almost 15 years. We shouldn’t have waited so long. When we tell people that we spend the summer and fall in Cooperstown, they ask us about the Hall of Fame. We used to say that we never go there. Now we are going to say, “It’s the best show in town!” What made our visit so enjoyable and informative was our tour guide, Mike Bugonian. Mike is a walking encyclopedia of baseball, both its history and its current events. Despite the fact that he is a Yankees fan, he was the perfect host – he told a joke on the Texas Rangers, formerly the Washington Senators. For that, we can forgive him. People like Mike make the Hall of Fame a great place to visit whether you come from South America, Japan, or way down here on River Street. P.S. When you go, ask for Mike Bugonian, the Hall’s Famous Guide. JAMES L. NORTHRUP Cooperstown

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SOSA/From A1 Oneonta college was hoping to add a football team. “I played football, but I had also done pretty well as a wrestler,” he said. At that time, SUNY Oneonta was known mainly for home economics and as a teachers’ college for young women, and sports were a way of recruiting male students. That first year, Sosa’s wrestlers qualified for the Nationals in California, and the fledgling coach flew out with his team, planning to drive from L.A. to California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo for the match. “I was all excited,” he said. “I got the car reserved, we got in and I went to the rental counter – they looked at my license and told me I wasn’t old enough to rent a car!” “I was stuck!” he continued. “Jim Howard, the conference coach from SUNY Oswego, started busting my buns something terrible, but he rented the car in his name and turned it over to me. I would have never got there without him.” Those kinds of experience help bond coaches and their teams. “I take a lot of pride in that,” he said. “Athletes get very close

to their coaches. You eat together, travel with them, work with them for years. You become family. It may be years before you touch base again, but that bond is always retained.” Since his retirement in 2010, Sosa has taken up mountain biking, founding and competing in the Oneonta Epic bike race on Sunday, Oct. 21. “It’s my new career,” he said. In addition to his new status in the SUNY Oneonta Hall of Fame, Sosa is also a member of the state Collegiate Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Division III Wrestling Hall of Fame and the National Wrestling Coach Hall of Fame. “But I’m very proud to be inducted here,” he said. “I can’t say how fortunate I feel to work for this college.” Other inductees include: Jeffrey A. Sall, ‘71, a sports doctor in the San Francisco area; Dr. James P. Coon, ‘75, basketball; Melissa LaBarre, ‘03, softball; Susan Lee-Miller, ‘90, crosscountry; John Pufky, ‘99, lacrosse, and Billy Kapogiannis, ‘93, soccer. The 1979 field hockey team will be the sixth Team of Distinction to enter the Hall.

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35 Years Later, Blizzard Memories Still Vivid For Daddy All, Wife Sue BLIZZARD/From A1 By then, the National Weather Service at Buffalo was warning “travel might be disastrous” as a westbound wall of snow passed through the city, accompanied by winds up to 49 MPH. At 11 a.m., it issued a blizzard warning, the first time in its history. Daddy Al headed off on an unfamiliar route recommended by a fellow salesman. “When I started up the road, it got so bad I couldn’t see anything,” he said. In 2 1/2 hours, he’d only gone a half mile. “And then it happened – the car stopped.” A couple of men in the car behind him helped push his AMC Hornet off the road. A truck driver let him into the cab, and the two sat there for hours, waiting. Then there was a knock on the door. “You guys are done – you can’t go forward, you can’t go back.” There were 10-foot drifts either way. He was directed to a nearby farmhouse, the only option. Inside, there were already 60 people in

the livingroom, and more in the other rooms. “All of a sudden this farmer comes in” and invites whomever wanted to come along to his place. The Samaritan distributed warm clothes to Al and seven other people, and the group struggled out in the white wilderness. By now evening was arriving, temperatures had dropped to zero, winds were blowing drifts up to 15-feet tall. The little group struggled forward, snow waist-high at times, scarves frozen to their faces. The refugees finally struggled into the farmhouse that would be their home for the next five days. “When we got there, I called Stroehmann’s, and they called my wife and told her I was alright,” said Daddy Al. As it happens, Sue had tried to walk the couple’s two children to school, but turned back because of the cold and wind; they stayed inside for the next several days with snow piled higher than the door.

Daddy Al’s saviors – Art and his wife – were brussel-sprout farmers, and that vegetable, home-canned, is all Al and his companions ate. “They were retired; they were kind of glad that we were there.” As it happens, “Roots,” the celebrated ABC miniseries about a slave family, was airing for the first time. “We all wanted to watch that,” so that took care of evenings. “And we played a lot of dominos.” Everyday, the group awoke expecting to go home. But as one day in snowy confinement led to the next, tensions grew. One of the women got Cabin Fever – claustrophobia, irritability, panic. “I’m done,” she said. “I want to go home. I’m done.” Her companions were able to calm her down. Phone service was limited; “emergency only, emergency only,” the tone would repeat when you picked up the receiver. Communicating with nearby homes by CB radio, word spread that Al had 100 loaves of bread

in his Hornet; folks from brussel-sprout-free houses located the car and helped themselves. TV news and weather kept them in touch with the outside world, and it wasn’t pretty: The snow tailed off Saturday morning, but temperatures plummeted to 7-below, winds were gusting to 51 MPH, and thousands of cars – 2,000 on Buffalo’s Main Street alone, 8,000 citywide – were buried in drifts, a massive cleanup effort. It wasn’t until Wednesday, Feb. 2, that Daddy Al’s sister-in-law from Rochester got permission from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department to retrieve him. She drove him out on a narrow one-lane corridor, snow above their heads. “I saw my car. It was completely buried. All I could see was this much of the antenna,” said Daddy Al, holding his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart. Tow-truck drivers were pulling cars out one at a time, taking them to their individual lots. Owners

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Cooperstown’s Nobelist E. Donnall Thomas Dies

Blumenstock, and researchers COOPERSTOWN like biochemist ooperstown’s NoTed Peters, belist passed away Ph.D., Sunday, Oct. 21, “helped in Seattle, Wash., a contiplace this nent away from where his CooperThomas ground-breaking research stown in bone-marrow and organ hospital on transplants began more than the world stage.” six decades ago. The Research Institute When E. Donnall Thomas was begun in 1955 with a won the Nobel Prize in $2 million allocation from Medicine in 1990, it was Stephen S. Clark Sr. Workwidely recognized his ing with a corps of brainy, pioneering work on boneenergetic 30-somethings marrow transplants was made it a heady time, said launched more than three Peters. decades before in that nonThe local work was done descript five-story lightinitially on beagles, then exbrown brick building at Fair panded to humans, including Street and Atwell Road. a set of twins from South And it was widely noted Africa – the healthy donated yet again Monday, Oct. 22, marrow to one suffering in obituaries in newspapers from leukemia – and were across the nation when word initially unsuccessful, Peters was received of the death of recalled. “They all died,” he Dr. Thomas, a key player in said, “usually from infec1955-63 at Mary Imogene tions.” Bassett Hospital’s thenWhile many researchers fledgling Bassett Research abandoned transplantation, Institute. Thomas was undeterred, In a statement, Bassett and continued his work President & CEO Bill Streck after he was recruited by the described those years as “an University of Washington, amazing” time, when physi- where he discovered that cians like Thomas, Joseph dogs receiving marrow from W. Ferrebee and David W. genetically matched donors could survive. Elect According to the Times, patients were irradiated in an underground bunker at a 0UTFHP5PXO$PVODJMNBO military base, then rushed by ambulance to a sterile hospital ward, since the procedure weakens the immune system. Of the initial 54 patients, six survived. By 1979, using chemotherapy, half of Thomas’ patients with Reiss Road, advanced160 leukemia wereCooperstow surviving, and the survival rate for the healthiest children and teens is now 70-80 PLEASE VOTE percent, according to the DearNOVEMBER Neighbor: 6 Times. When my wife and I moved here thirteen years ago to raise our family, I never dreamed I would be seeking p sion to run for Councilman in the Town of Otsego was By JIM KEVLIN



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Eleanor LeVeille, 90; Traveled Widely By Motorcycle ONEONTA – Eleanor (Iny) D. LeVeille, 90, of Goodyear Lake, who founded the local chapter of the Retreads Motorcycle Club and traveled widely on her motorbike, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Oneonta on March 24, 1922, the middle daughter of Leo and Mary (Loucks) Matthews. She attended schools in Oneonta and Otego, graduating from Oneonta High School in 1941.

On Nov. 1, 1941, she married James Leveille at the River Street Baptist Church parsonage in Oneonta. She worked for Sears, Robuck & Co., retiring in 1981 as manager of Oneonta’s Montgomery Ward catalog store. In their retirement years, Eleanor and Jim traveled by motorcycle throughout the United States, visiting all lower 48 states, Alaska, Canada and Mexico. In addition to her hus-

band, survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Pearce of Goodyear Lake; her grandson, Eric Pearce of Chicago; her sister, Viola Matthews of Syracuse; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Arthur Frohrib, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Marian LeVeille. A memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 20, with

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(7525) Exhilarating 3BR/2BA lakefront ranch with wide-span views and 238´ of private lake frontage. This gracious residence boasts cathedral beamed ceilings, a large lake-view deck, large family room. 2 fireplaces. Airy and bright floorplan, new carpeting. Kitchen w/eating bar, sauna, 2-car garage. Impressive easy access lakefront and beautiful features. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive. $650,000

OtsegO lake FinD (7608) Enjoy the distinction of this well-kept 3BR/3BA lake-area chalet! Year-round residence offering a large wrap-around deck, den, airy open floorplan, gas fireplace. Main-level master suite w/walk-in closet and access to deck, modern kitchen, DR. Lake privileges, 2-car garage. Parklike setting with mature gardens and trees. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Co-Exclusive. $419,000

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Exclusively offered at $260,000 The convenience of living in the village with all of the advantages of country living. The only neighbors you’ll see are the deer and wildlife. Privacy with a valley view. A short two block walk to the fine restaurants, shops and library in the village of Cherry Valley. This low maintenance home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen and laundry room, roofed front porch, side stone patio plus an attached two car garage. Much more to see when you visit this move-in ready home. Exclusively by Don Olin Realty at a New Price: $274,900. This Cooperstown Village home is in move-in condition. Built in 1965, offering 4 + bedrooms, 2 full baths, formal living room, dining room, updated kitchen with tile floor and stainless front appliances, pantry, library/TV room. There is full basement and an attached two car garage with auto open. Location is perfect! Leave your car at home and walk to the schools, the grocery store, Bassett Hospital and the Clark Sports facility. Hardwood floors throughout. With some updating this property will be perfect for family and easy living in a comfortable atmosphere. Call to make an appointment to visit this owner ready property. For reliable, honest answers to any of your real estate questions, Don Olin Realty at 607.547.5622 or visit our website

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(7623) Custom, 3BR/3BA Pierstown Dutch Colonial enriched by valley views on 9.58 acres. Light and airy with finished basement and formal LR and DR. 2 Rumford fireplaces. Large working kitchen w/eating area and keeping rm. 4-season rm leading to patio, large deck, and hot tub. Hand-hewn beams and wide pine flooring. One-owner. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive. $479,900

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(7657) Life is sweet in this pristine 4BR/3BA residence. Charming home enhanced by hardwood flooring, bay windows and master BR w/walk-in closets. Rec room, ceramic tile baths, modern eat-in kitchen w/cherry cabinets and granite countertop. 2nd-floor laundry. 2-story carriage barn, newer roof. Rocking-chair front porch. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive. $329,000

MLS#84612 – Location, seclusion, views! Close to Oneonta and Delhi, this secluded location on 10.8 acres is convenient to schools, hospitals and shopping. Make this move-in condition house your home. $229,000 Call Adam Karns 607-244-9633

smart Buy On 3 acres (7590) Budget-smart, 2 BR ranch with lovely valley view. Intriguing, well-kept residence boasting an airy and open plan, deck, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace and DR, circular drive. Winter-haven sunroom. Garage. Neat retreat for a demanding buyer! 4 miles from Cooperstown. Cooperstown Schools Hubbell’s Co-Exclusive. $185,000

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Hometown Oneonta newspaper for the week of October 26, 2012.

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