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Foothills Plans Day of Giving Sunday, 12/8


More specifically, “Local First!” is a pre-Christmas THINK collaboration with LOCAL FIRST the Coopestown Chamber of Commerce, designed to remind shoppers what they can buy on local Main Streets. wn rsto Coope


ocal First!” is what it seems, says Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego County Chamber president/CEO: “It creates an awareness of what’s in our own backyard.”

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“Instead of clicking on amazon. com or going to Binghamton or Albany, we can keep more of that money local,” said Heegan. “It’s surprising what people don’t know they can get,” said Pat Szarpa, Cooperstown Chamber executive director. “I get complimented on my shoes all the time – they’re



he $2 million budget gap is closed. No layoffs are required. And the tax increase to City of Oneonta taxpayers next year will be 1.57 percent. Those were key components of the 2014 city budget City Manager Mike Long released Tuesday evening, Nov. 13. “We’re not breaking even,” Long observed. The gap is partly being filled by drawing down the “unassigned fund balance,” or surplus. REVIEW BUDGET AT WWW.ALLOTSEGO.COM


Foothills Day of Giving” is being planned 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, according to Foothills president Carol Blazina. Blazina said “a cadre of volunteers” will be available throughout the day to ferry non-perishable food donations into the building, so donors won’t even have to leave their cars. The “Day of Giving” will be a lead-in to that evening’s 8 p.m. Christmas concert, featuring Manhattan Transfer.

SPOTLIGHT ON ANDREW STAMMEL American Legion Commander Len Carson leads the salute during the 11/11 flag-disposal ceremony.

Opportunities for Otsego’s Head Start pre-school program has immediate openings for income-eligible children in Unadilla, Richfield Springs, Schenevus, Worcester and Oneonta centers. Youngsters must be 3 by Dec. 1. Call Ann Norby, (607) 433-8055. SUMMIT DUE: For the results of the second “Seward Summit” on economic development Thursday, Nov. 14, at Foothills, check later that day at: WWW.ALLOTSEGO.COM

Government Is About Listening To Each Other By LIBBY CUDMORE

FRACKING FORUM: The OCCA has agreed to sponsor a repeat of the Oct. 30 forum at Cornell, where Cooperstown’s Lou Allstadt and Chip Northrup detailed their conclusion that there is simply too little gas to frack in Otsego County. No time or place had been set as of press time. HEAD START SLOTS:

from Village Cobbler. Bruce Hall has a Radio Shack inside. And you wouldn’t think that you’d find a really nice set of wine glasses at the Cooperstown General Store.” The kick-off event will target Springbrook. “They’re a huge local employer,” said Heegan. Please See LOCAL, A6


Medal of Honor winner George Mukai, 92. who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, was at Neahwa Park observances at 11 a.m. on 11/11, accompanied by vets Don Kelly and Tony Cecce.

Army veterans John Forman and Joe Borawa, both of Oneonta, honor the flag.

Chris Althiser, Worcester, honors her husband and son, who both served in Afghanistan.

City Engineer Jim Hawver, who did two tours in Afghanistan, and Mayor Dick Miller, a Vietnam War veteran, salute as the flag is raised.

nocking on doors was part of Andrew Stammel’s campaign, and nothing was going to keep him from meeting as many voters as he could. “I got two dog bites,” he said. “One time, I was out walking along Route 23 on an 80-degree day, cars whizzing by – it was not pleasant, but my campaign was about going out and meeting people.” It was a strategy that paid off when Democrat HOMETOWN ONEONTA Stammel led the ballotAndrew Staming in the four-way race mel takes ofTuesday, Nov. 5, for two fice Jan. 1. seats n the Oneonta Town Board. Stammel grew up in Stamford and got his law degree from Syracuse. After two years with Jacobs & Jacobs in his hometown, he opened his practice in 2011. Please See STAMMEL, A7 SPOTLIGHT ON PATTY JACOBS, A3


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Jim Wheeler, seen here with wife Sharon, has published a book about fighting esophageal cancer.

Pastor’s Book Recounts Fight Against Cancer


im Wheeler of Oneonta, an ordained national evangelist with the Assemblies of God, has published “Journeys, Generations, and Cracked Eggs: Journeys, the Call of God, and the Miraculous,” dealing with his battle with esophageal cancer. “I believed sharing our story might be helpful and encouraging to others who might be going through cancer or some other crisis,” says Wheeler. “I trusted God throughout this journey.” In 2010, Wheeler was diagnosed with third-stage esophageal cancer. As he, his wife and their ministry faced the disease, they faithfully trusted in God and remained optimistic in the face of adversity. “Nothing in my life or yours is insignificant to God,” he writes. “The Lord planted the following thought in my spirit and I share it here: ‘If it matters to you, it matters to God too. And if it does not matter to you, it still does matter to God.’” Wheeler concludes, “Life is good especially when God is at the center of your journey. He can and wants to restore your hope and help you through whatever life throws at you.” Wheeler is a graduate of the Assemblies of God Global University, Springfield, Mo., and was first credentialed in 1977. In addition to an itinerant preaching ministry, he and wife Sharon have brought 800 of their Old-Time Gospel Meetings to residents in adult care communities in the U.S. and Canada. The book is available at DOUPE APPOINTED: The Rev. Gary Doupe, a retired United Methodist pastor, was re-appointed to Concerned Clergy for Choice Advisory Board, a multi-faith network of religious leaders who campaign on behalf of women and families needing access to birth control, safe and legal abortion, and sex education.

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Winning, She Savors Thrill Of Victory Her son, Michael, lives with his wife in Florida, and her daughter Maria lives in Rochester. “I’m not a politician,” she said as she got up to take banana bread out of the oven. “I’m a regular person. I couldn’t imagine myself Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA there, but that’s where I’m A grandmother, Patricia Jacob has a new experigoing to be!” ence – winning elective office.

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local business that’s hiring local people,” she said. Though she knows there’s a lot of work ahead of her, she’s taking the last few months before her term begins to relax and spend time with her grandkids, Jack, Jordan and Ryan, as well as her daughters Noelle and Chelsea, a student at SUNY.

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t was a long way back for Portsmouth, N.H., after Pease Air Force Base closed in 1991, eliminating 2,500 jobs. A decade later, the 20,000-population city on the Piscataqua River that separates New Hampshire from Maine was still struggling to rebound. The loss and shifts of population after Pease AFB closed distorted enrollment at the city’s three elementary schools. In two of the schools, there were empty classrooms; a third, in a prosperous neighborhood, was holding classes in broom closets. Any attempt to adjust was met with rancorous protests, until a decade ago, when the city school district happened on Study Circles. The circles – described as “a safe, civil space where I can have a conversation” – brought together 105 citizens who, first, spent time learning about the three school’s challenges on site. Then, a half-dozen citizens per table, they began to discuss solutions in a fact-based way. When they were done, they had crafted a $10 million plan of school renovations. With 105 ambassadors spreading the word, voters approved the plan which, in the end, resulted in the transfer of only 65 students. Susan Clark, co-author of the recently published “Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home,” told this story to a full house of students and local municipal officials Thursday, Nov. 7, at SUNY Oneonta’s Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. “Portsmouth spanned


Co-author Susan Clark discusses “Slow Democracy” with Springfield Town Supervisor Bill Elsey. In the background, Cooperstown Village Trustees Cindy Falk and Bruce Maxon review the evening’s offerings.

a gap that for a decade seemed unbridgeable,” she said. Don’t all communities seem to have a few. • Since, the process has evolved into an organization called Portsmouth Listens, and the Study Circle concept has been duplicated across the counon the Piscataqua won the prestigious international Reinhard Mohn Prize in 2011 (Kofi Annan won it this year), and visitors have been arriving from all of the world to find out how Portsmouth is making democracy work. As you can imagine, it was hard to sit there the other night, listening, without many local examples springing to mind. The local officials also sitting there – among

them Cooperstown trustees Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch, Cindy Falk and Bruce Maxon, CCS School Superintendent C.J. Hebert and board member Andrew Marietta, and Springfield Town Supervisor Bill Elsey and board member Fred Culbert – must have been ruminating too. Portsmouth specifically tackled bullying and, yes, paid parking. (Attention, Cooperstown!) It has used “participatory budgeting” to build consensus for school spending, and has addressed affordable housing, downtown renewal and promoting historical and cultural attractions. Big picture, it has developed a community vision, the basis for a master plan now under development. With state Sen. Jim Seward’s

second “Economic Development Summit” about to happen (Thursday, Nov. 14, at Foothills), you can see how this kind of process might help build consensus on numerous pocketbook issues. With the Allstadt-Northrup Manifesto – that there’s too little natural gas here for fracking to be profitable – are Study Circles a way to reach consensus on the county’s postfracking energy future? In Oneonta, could the Study Circle process build a foundation for forming a single municipality from the town and city? More immediately, could it help the two municipalities agree on how to share the city’s under-utilized water system in place of building an expensive, duplicative plant in Emmons? Could it bring together the city’s many, many competing arts organizations? • Locally today, there’s little effort at a community conversation. Many municipal boards – following the lead of school boards that some PR strategist dreamed up in Albany – now decline to answer an questions in during required public-comment periods. In social settings, that would be considered impolite, perhaps passive-aggressive, but yet it’s becoming standard practice. Elected officials, look out in the audience at your next meeting: If, routinely, nobody’s there, regardless of how significant the issue, you’re falling short. If people do show up and they’re angry and disruptive, you’re likewise falling short. Maybe there’s an answer in “Slow Democracy.”

According to Clark, “leaders need to be on board” for “Slow Democracy” to percolate. Certainly that would be preferable, (although perhaps not essential.) “Slow Democracy” is slow because, first, trust must be built. One participatory-budgeting effort was building around pie. Yes, pie, as in “let’s eat pie and talk about money.” Start low-key. “Slow Democracy” conversations also need to be cast in an inclusive way. Instead of simply “climate change,” which would turn off people who don’t believe it exists, one so-called “Livingroom Conversation” in Chicago expanded the topic to “energy independence/climate change.” The local-control aspect of this movement appeals to conservatives; the small-is-beautiful aspect, to liberals, Clark said. Where to from here? First, go out and buy the book. Michelle Barry at Oneonta’s Green Toad Bookstore should have a couple in stock by Friday, Nov. 15. Beyond that, there would certainly be value in inviting Susan Clark back. You can see how valuable it would be to remove rancor from the public dialogue and agree, as a community, on a few priority goals and how to reach them. Susan Clark reported three unexpected outcomes. One, economic strength, as more people invested locally; two, resilience from a new “civic infrastructure” and, three, increased citizen responsibility. Of course, the more people feel they belong, the more they care about where they live. What’s not to like about that?


What Farming, Manufacturing, Distribution Make Sense For Resurgent Otsego County? To the Editor: The election is over: Congratulations to the victors and thank you to their opponents. Debate is good, it makes us think and discuss the issues so the electorate can make an educated choice. Now is the time to put our differences aside and gather together all participants seeking consensus, formulating a plan of action that all can rally around and proceed forward with a unified force whose sole purpose is to provide increased employment opportunities while increasing the tax base. This can only be done by working together to achieve consensus. We must remember that a public official represents all the

people and needs to govern from the middle, not the far left or right. Those of us who belong to Citizen Voices have been accused of being willing to sacrifice our air, water, wildlife and quality of life in order to achieve economic development. Nothing could be further from the truth. We either grew up here and/or lived here all our adult lives and call this home. Many were born in the local hospital, went to the local schools, are members of the local churches, support local organizations and have invested our lives in this community. We made this choice because of our love of the area and the quality of life. Our goal is to insure that our children will have

Fracking Is All About Water: Pure Or Impure

To the Editor: Reading about the fracking issue can be confusthe same opportunities that ing. Each side pads their our parents provided to us viewpoints with tons of and unless we adapt to the standards of the 21st century facts that they claim are scientific. Unless you have this will not be the case. a lot of time and are good at There are formidable researching it’s hard to tell challenges ahead of us. who is exactly right. And Whatever your position is on hydraulic fracturing, one then there are times I think has a hard time understand- both sides are right. So what to do…? ing how a state can take What scares me the most five years to decide, yet is about the whole issue of consider it a victory when fracking is how much water casino gambling is offered and approved as a source of is needed for the process. The bottom line is “water.” long-term economic development, especially with the We cannot live without water. We are using up all social/economical issues of our clean water supplies. associate with gambling. There is not much left that Gambling creates nothing, is pure. it provides false hope and You may not think it’s the only guarantee is that an issue after this summer. money is funneled from the populace to the govern- But that means you are only thinking in your own backment’s coffers. The lottery yard and not looking at the was originally set up to fund education and reduce the property tax and we all know how well that worked. It should be noted that the proposition for casino gambling was not approved in many Upstate cities, To the Editor: including Syracuse, RochTo those who voted in ester, Buffalo and Saratoga, Hartwick, Milford and New just to list a few. Yet these Lisbon last week, thank are the regions where the you for electing me to the casinos may be built. Otsego County Board of Now is the time for Representatives. I am honaction. The future of the ored and humbled. Special region depends on our thanks to all of you who ability to craft a plan that worked on my campaign. will enable us to build our It was a team effort and I economy. Our goal is to could not have done this create jobs that add value and produce what the public without you. I also wish to thank and needs or wants. We need commend Pauline Koren for to explore what types of having served our district farming, manufacturing, well as our county represendistribution and industry tative these past two years. are compatible with our I hope I can do as well and I resources and work together wish her the best in her new to ensure their success. endeavors. ROBERT HARLEM JR. Although campaigning Oneonta

bigger picture around the whole United States. Actually, the whole world. Think about how important clean water is the humans. I understand in Fairbanks, Ala., water is now brought in by tankers, as the gas drilling has ruined the water for that area. Alaska is supposed to be the last clean wilderness. Nope! You can divide the fracking issue into two sides. One group believes everything on the earth is ours to use and do with however we like. They use up resources then when they are exhausted, they move on to something different. The second group beliefs that we are guests or stewards in this world, and it is important to live in harmony an balance with the earth. They think about the next generations when they

do things. You are either in one category or the other category. So what kind of environment do you want to live in, a quiet rural setting or an industrial active setting? That is the bottom line. How much do you want to gamble for money and profits? Once you chose that, then you figure out how to make it work. You just have to think “outside the box”. R. SCOTT DUNCAN Hartwick Forest

Sponsors Helped Raise $10K For Kidney Research

To the Editor: This past Sunday, Nov. 10, the Northeast Kidney Foundation sponsored a walk to raise money and awareness for patients, donor families, and the community at large about kidney disease. With an attendance at 50 or more supporters, this event raised $10,000. As a 20-year transplant was hard work, I enjoyed recipient I can appreciate meeting so many of you in the cause and would like to person and hearing directly thank the community and from you what your conthe following local company cerns and ideas are. These sponsors who graciously interactions will be of great donated towards this event: value to me as I begin my Bassett Healthcare, Bank of term on Jan. 1. Cooperstown, Clark Sports I invite District #5 resiCenter, Bieritz Insurance, dents to get in touch with Baseball Hall of Fame, me, in person, by telephone Stagecoach Coffee, Fly (263-5425) or by e-mail Creek Cider Mill, NYCM ( if they Insurance, Community Bank have questions, suggestions and Allstate Insurance. or comments of any kind Funds raised from this regarding me or our county event will go back into government. I promise I the local communities that will listen and give careful NEKF serve. A big Thank and open-minded consider- You for all who participated. ation to all points of view. STEVE BIERITZ ED LENTZ Cooperstown Garrattsville Trustee for NEKF

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

125 Years Ago

Republican Post-Election Celebrations: The Republicans had a high old time last Thursday evening in celebration of the recent victory. Such a display of good-natured enthusiasm was never before witnessed in Oneonta. There was a parade, fireworks, and speeches by Congressman Wilber, Andrew Davidson, Hobart Krum, J. Lee Tucker, and Wm. H. Johnson. On Friday evening, Oneonta Republicans went to Cooperstown and helped in a celebration there. Three carloads of Oneonta Republicans, packed like sardines in a box, went to Unadilla Monday night and helped the enthusiastic Harrison and Morton men of that aristocratic village “paint� the town a vivid crimson. The visitors were superbly treated. An elegant supper was served free for all. The only unpleasant incident occurred while the procession was marching down one of the back streets, when some miscreants flung a quantity of rotten eggs into the ranks. November 1888

100 Years Ago

The low bidding firm for the contract to build the Country Club is that of McFee & Borst. The contract calls for its completion by next June 1st. Orlo Epps is the architect. It will consist of two buildings – the main club rooms and an annex which will be connected by a port-cochere. The main building will contain two piazzas, 76 feet by 14 feet, which will face the north and south. From this, one enters the reception room, 14 feet by 15 feet. This contains a large fireplace and permanent seats around the walls. From this room entrance is had to the assembly hall which will be 28 by 36 feet and will also contain a large fireplace. From this room one enters the dining room on the opposite side through another large arch. The dining room will be 14 feet by 18 feet and will be connected to the kitchen, a room 14 feet by 15 feet. Stairways will lead from the front porch, the assembly hall and the kitchen to the second floor. The second floor will contain a ladies parlor, two coat rooms, two toilets, a shower, and three caretakers’ rooms. November 1913

80 Years Ago

Six members of the Social Club of the Chapin Memorial Universalist Church were partially overcome by coal gas yesterday morning while working in the church kitchen. Mrs. Lee Hamm was said to be the most seriously affected falling in a semi-conscious condition at the door as she tried to get out.

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One of the first grade classes at Center Street School, under the direction of Mrs. Jane Sloan, has been working recently with students from the SUCO Home Economics Department. Mrs. Sloan’s first grade students have been studying basic nutrition and etiquette. Along with time spent in class on table settings and manners, the students planned their own breakfast menu and participated in a shopping trip to Loblaws. All of the class work has led up to a breakfast which they planned and put together themselves on Friday morning, November 2. The students enjoyed their breakfast with Richard Picolla, principal, Mrs. Margaret Decker, nurse and Miss Carolyn Edwards, student teacher. Among the November 1983 students participating were Kelly Fleischer, Darlene Sasina, Cindy Marino, Jennifer Lindell, and Paul Monroe. Others who suffered from the gas were Mrs. George Wood, November 1973 Mrs. Mable Smith, Mrs. Fred Paine, Mrs. C.E. Utter, and Mrs. Joseph Hendy. All were reported last night to be recovering well. The group, under the direction of Mrs. Smith, was cleaning the kitchen and a fire had been started in the coal range. In The United States has an opportunity to right some historic order more quickly to heat the room, the gas water heater was wrongs – and reduce illegal immigration to its shores—by lighted, and the rapid consumption of oxygen by the heater, in continuing to support democracy in Haiti, a Haitian exile told addition to the escaping coal gas, drove the women from the an Oneonta audience on Sunday. “A cultural oppression has room. First aid was given by Mrs. Hugh Tigner, after which the existed for a long time,â€? said Pierre Leroy, who fled his native group went to Mrs. Wood’s home at 305 Main Street, where country 32 years ago and hopes to return when it becomes a they remained until they regained their strength. democracy. “A small elite control the country culturally and November 1933 also economically.â€? Leroy told about 25 people at the Universalist Unitarian Church that much of Haiti’s hope lies in exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The U.S. and the United Nations are pressuring Haiti to restore Aristide. Oneonta’s State Armory for the next two weeks between November 1993 the hours of 3:30 and 5 p.m. will be rife with the sounds of rebounding basketballs, running feet, and the voice of Hurley McLean, Oneonta High School’s basketball coach – as the Yellow Jackets shape up for the first game of the season While his drawings are nearly 500 years old, the ideas on December 4 against Draper Central of Schenevus. Trying of Leonardo da Vinci can still impress children and adults. out for the varsity are Ken Chase, Dick Jester, Peter Axhoy, This was evident when the staff of the Yager Museum at Dick Jacobs, Nick Lambros, Jim Anderson, Dick Vroman, Hartwick College welcomed 40 first-graders from Greater Bill Slawson, Jerry Dirvin, Bob Grygiel, Bill Donnelly, John Plains Elementary School to an exhibit titled “The InvenSkinner, Ken Turner, Pete Jacobs and Gene Clough. Trying tions of Leonardo da Vinci.â€? “The classes make an annual out for the junior varsity squad are Frank Sturiale, Joe Corarro, trip to the museum,â€? said teacher Corinne Hahn. “They Nat Rhodes, Gene Tompkins, Bob Lewis, Joe Pidgeon, Jim always have an exhibit we can fit into our curriculum.â€? Thomas, Dave VanWoert and Joe Cooper. Don Miller and November 2003 Morris Cleverley are the only returning varsity players. November 1953 COMPUTER REPAIRS • SALES

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United, Chamber Directors Promoting ‘Local First’ Idea

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST/SPEECH THERAPIST At Home Care, Inc. seeks to hire a full-time and per diem Occupational and per diem Speech Therapist to provide rehabilitative home health care to our patients who reside in Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties. If you are a highly motivated professional with a minimum of two years acute care experience, and interested in joining a progressive home health care team, please contact us to schedule an interview. Contact our Human Resources Office for more information. Call 607-432-7634, 800-783-0613 or e-mail

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In an attempt to close that gap, student volunteers at the Cooperstown Chamber organized a “cash mob” at Tin Bin Alley last spring, and both chambers are hoping they’ll plan more events at other shops throughout the region. “It’s not just a Cooperstown/Oneonta thing,” said Heegan. “It’s everything.”

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But it’s not just Cooperstown and Oneonta working together. The chambers have been reaching out to other local chambers and including events in Cherry Valley, Hartwick and others. “It’s a reciprocal world,” said Heegan. “We’re all working in the same direction.” The chambers are also working with interns from both Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta to engage college students to “think local” during their four year studies. “There’s an info gap,” said Szarpa. “Some of them had no idea that we have a winter carnival, or they can bring their parents to our museums or the lake.”

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LOCAL/From A1 “They pay their bills to local utilities, they pay their employees, who can go spend money at local merchants,” added Szarpa. “It keeps that money in the county.” And though the kick-off is still in the early stages, the chambers hope to also put together a panel of local merchants to discuss what Otsego County has to offer. “It’s a good time to begin the conversation,” said Szarpa. “Everyone is right in front of the stores.” Heegan was also inspired by the “No Farms, No Food” bumper sticker campaign, and is hoping to get a similar “Local First” program in place next year.

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MLS#88792 Fly Creek $375,000 First time on the market! Located minutes from Cooperstown on 15 sub-dividable acres! This charming 4-BR, 3-bath, desirable center-hall colonial has plenty of room for the whole family! Enjoy cooking in the centrally-located kitchen, conveniently located steps from the huge formal DR and separate everyday dining area which leads to the back porch overlooking the gardens. FOUR SPACIOUS upstairs BRs with abundant closet space, and 2 nearby bonus rooms perfect for storage or a small den or office. Could be a fifth BR? The family room with built-in cabinets sits adjacent to the sunny LR with high ceilings, tall windows, and wood-burning fireplace make this almost 3000 sq ft home a must see. All the charm of yesteryear with modern conveniences. Plenty of room to roam outside with established perennial gardens, rock walls, and large garden shed. Another small barn and 2- car garage provide more storage space. Call today for your private tour.

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Stammel, and the proposed Southside water district may be part of that. “It’s important that we keep up the push for that,” he said. “It’s a challenging issue — there can’t be any more development until there’s water, but the residents are saying, ‘why should I pay to hook into municipal water when I have a perfectly good well’?” The drilling moratorium will be once again up for a vote in the spring of 2014, and Stammel, who is against fracking, is hoping to bring the watershed overlay protections and road use agreements back to the table for a vote. “There’s a lot of natural beauty here and it needs to be protected,” he said. Road use laws pose an additional challenge, said Stammel, because local businesses, such as trucking companies and light manufacturing companies such as Chobani, could be affected with improper wording. “We don’t want to kick out light manufacturing,” he said. “We want to encourage those companies to come here and develop places like Pony Farm.” And though he isn’t for the proposed merger of the city and town, he can see benefits of the two collaborating. “When people come here, they don’t know if they’re crossing town or city lines,” he said. “We want to market it as one Oneonta and encourage students, shoppers, everybody to come here.” And though his days of knocking on doors are over, he’s not done talking to the people and business owners of Oneonta. “We need a seat at every table,” he said. “It’s about communication, about really listening to what people have to say.”

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The OTSEGO Newspapers — The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta — are joining with The Salvation Army to make a joyful Christmas for area families through its Angel Tree Program. This tradition dates back to 1921 with the creation of The Freeman’s Journal Christmas Fund by Editor & Publisher, Rowan D. Spraker Sr., as a way for neighbors to help others enjoy a happy holiday. This week marks the 91st year of this community tradition, partnering this year with The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has gathered Christmas wish lists on this Christmas tree, grouped by family. Embrace one individual or an entire family, every gift is appreciated. Shop by yourself or with friends and colleagues. The more the merrier! Gifts should be both new and unwrapped (price tags removed please), and received no later than December 11 (to allow the elves time for wrapping and loading). Gifts may be dropped of at the offices of The Freeman’s Journal, 21 Railroad Avenue, Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Chapel, 25 River Street, Oneonta. Questions? Call Santa’s elf, MJ Kevlin, at 607-547-6103, or e-mail (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)

Happy Holidays to all!



4914 State Hwy 28, CooperStown 607-547-5933 75 Market Street, oneonta 607-433-1020

MLS#85578 – Solid contemporary home in the Cooperstown area within minutes of Dreams Park, Otsego Lake and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hot tub on the deck. Includes over 200’ additional road frontage and well on Cty Rte 33. Poured concrete foundation. $189,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (cell)

MLS#89145 - One-of-a-kind Victorian Italianate limestone mansion w/14’ ceilings, deep moldings, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, 9 fireplaces, 7 BRs, formal DR, library, solarium, large country kitchen w/butler and storage pantry, 2 parlors, servants’ workroom wing and staff housing in attic. More acreage available. $875,000 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell)

MLS#90906 - 3-4 BRs, 3 baths, 4+/- acres, 2-car garage, paved driveway, Cooperstown Schools! Woodburning fireplace, sunroom w/skylights and pellet stove, 1st floor laundry, central air, covered stone patio and deck. Finished basement, fenced yard. $189,900 Call Katherine L. Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683 (cell)

MLS#89644 - Charm and character in this 5 BR country home in Jefferson. Newer roof on 6 acres w/large barn, outbuilding, and a new 2-car garage w/ radiant heat. Many recent improvements! Call Lynn Lesperence @ 607-434-1061 (cell)

MLS#91716 - 2 BR farmhouse on 35 acres w/large pond, 2 barns, 1540’ of road frontage, and plenty of additional building sites for rental potential. Other homes and additional acreage available. Call Lynn Lesperence @ 607-434-1061 (cell)

MLS#87451 - Country home w/open concept feeling. Improvements include new windows, siding, heating system, coal stove and insulation. Cooperstown school district. Very motivated seller. $110,000 Call Jim Vrooman @ 603-247-0506

MLS#91760 - Renovated 1880s farmhouse w/2-car garage, 11+ acres w/ pond, trails, and guest house. Renovated kitchen w/granite countertops, open concept DR/LR, w/maple floors and pellet stove. Master suite w/private bath, cathedral ceiling. New roof, new tilt-in windows, high-efficiency gas furnace, on-demand hot water, blown-in insulation. Spacious back deck. Cooperstown schools. $369,000 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

MLS#90097 - Waterfront, Cooperstown schools, 7 acres, back river, near Dreams Park. Beautiful building site. 300’ riverfront. $69,900 Call Thomas Spychalski 607-434-7719 (cell)

MLS#90728 – Cute affordable! 1-floor living, 2 bedrooms, 1 full handicapped-accessible bath. Don’t pay rent when you can own a home at this price!! $63,000 Call Carol A Olsen @ 607-434-7436 (cell) MLS#91609 - 3 BR, 3½ bath home w/78+/- acres. Great room and family room w/built-in shelves, gas fireplace, granite kitchen w/SS appliances. Radiant floor heat, hot tub, grill, generator. Wired for internet, TV, phone, built-in speakers and lighting. Covered porch entrance, screened porch, heated patio, pergola, 2-car attached garage. Minutes to Cooperstown. $549,000 Call Katherine L. Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683 (cell)

MLS#87273 - 3 BR, 3 bath historic Greek Revival professionally renovated w/modern amenities. 3 acres w/ pond. Energy-efficient and luxurious. $325,000 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603 MLS#89932 - 2 BR, 1 bath quaint cottage! Country living, new roof, new kitchen. $69,900 Call Gabriella Vasta @ 607-267-1792 (cell)

MLS#86798 - The Historic Tunnicliff Stone Mansion, built in the 1700s, is now the magnificent stone Villa Isidoro. A restaurant, tavern or B&B w/4 elegant rooms, 1 suite, massive culinary kitchen, open and closed wrap-around porches, pergola w/ivy covered logs, and stone pillar archway. Landscaped perennial gardens and pond. Can accommodate weddings and small gatherings. Offers moderate to elegant dining. $625,000 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

MLS#88698 - This immaculate home features 4 BRs, 1½ baths. Many updates! This is a must-see home! $103,000 Call Carol A Olsen @ 607-434-7436 (cell)

MLS#84923 - Renovated 3BR, 2½ bath farmhouse on 3.2 acres. Country kitchen w/SS appliances, LR and formal DR w/fireplaces, large master suite. Fencing, run-in shed and barn for horses or livestock $250,000 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603

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New Listing! MLS#90534 - Great location for students! Inside completely gutted and new floors and some walls studded out. Blank canvas to finish for investment property. $47,500 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (cell)

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(7696) Endearing 4-BR Colonial on 4.7 acres on a quiet country lane. Amenities include formal DR, den w/ fireplace, newer windows, oak floors. Newer kitchen, 2-car garage, covered front porch. Here is a special home just 2 miles from Hospital and Sports Center! Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive–$275,000

MLS#90345 - Great location close to I-88. Turn-ofthe-century classic farmette offers hardwood floors, woodstove, and the craftsmanship of yesteryear. Large outbuilding was once a wood-working shop. $147,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (cell)

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Locally owned and operated Single and multi-family homes Commercial property and land MUST SEE HOME WITH ROOM FOR EVERYONE New roof, new vinyl siding, new windows, new PEX plumbing, new central vac system. Newer furnace & electrical box. 6 BR, 2 bath home has beautiful hardwood floors throughout w/open kitchen & dining area w/fireplace. 1st floor BR has direct access to the 1st floor bath. The outside is as inviting as the inside w/perennial gardens, beautifully renovated front porch, back patio, attached 2 car garage, paved driveway and large fenced yard bordering Wilber Park. $289,900 MLS #88633

New Listing! MLS#91373 - Beautiful property in the Glimmerglass Historic District. Separate artist’s studio, 3-story barn, 3 BRs, 2 ½ baths. Walk to Bassett and Clarks Sports Center. Call Carol A Olsen @ 607-434-7436 (cell)

COZY BUNGALOW!! Lovely three-bedroom bungalow style home just outside of Oneonta. One bedroom and bathroom on first floor. Several outside buildings on almost an half-acre. A screened-in Summer House, three storage sheds and a sap house. Looking out the windows on the back of the house you see the Reservoir Creek flowing by. This property is for the people who like to be close to Oneonta but live in the country. $82,500 MLS#91887 B-5




Mark J. McClure, 49; Pilot In Aviation’s ‘Who’s Who’ OTEGO – Mark James McClure, an aviator from an early age and, more recently, an antiquarian, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Age 49, he succumbed to cancer in Cooperstown after a short and fearless battle with the disease. He was born Oct. 8, 1964, in McAllen, Texas, the son of Thomas D. McClure and Nancy Lowery-Mays of Smithville. He leaves behind his brother Thomas Trent McClure and his sister Michele Elizabeth McClure of Austin, his beloved grandmother, Ruth S. Caldwell of Smithville, and dearest friends F.J. (Buzz) and Jackie Hesse of Otego. He was predeceased by his grandfather James W. Caldwell and grandparents Pete and Mildred McClure. Mark will best be remembered for his aviation accomplishments. At age

10 he had his first flying lesson at Mercer County Airport in Trenton, N.J. Thereafter, he became licensed to fly gliders in Upstate New York, singleand multi-engine seaplanes in Winter Haven, Fla., single- and multi-engine planes in Bristol, Tenn., and stunt planes with champion Marion Cole in Shreveport, La., later including the opportunity to fly the Canadian Christen Eagle. He flew two of his own as well. When he was old enough, he was able to take his grandmother on his first cross-country flight from New York to Louisiana and home. He was noted in Who’s Who as one of only three with his ratings before age 18. He graduated from Homer High School, Cortland County, attended Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, Fla., became a certified flight instructor, and

ended his career as a corporate pilot. In the ensuing years he became the protege of a close family friend, Howard Hand, a renowned antiquarian, who encouraged Mark to start a new career. He did so, learning from the very best, and proceeded to do business where he resided, in both Texas and New York. His residence in Texas, the landmark Burleson Home in Smithville, will be on the Garden Club’s Tour for Christmas. Although no longer furnished, he would have wanted to share it this one time with the community. A celebration of his life will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Hesses’ home in Otego. Memorials may be made to Friends of Bassett, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, New York 13326 (Specifically for ICU) or the charity of one’s choice.

Barbara A. Tessitore, 64; Enjoyed Gardening, Birds ONEONTA – Barbara A. Tessitore, 64, a former SUNY Oneonta personnel associate, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Albany Medical Center. She was born on May 31, 1949, in Cooperstown, the daughter of John J. and Mary Potanko Kanser. She married Richard A. Tessitore on Aug. 3, 1974 in St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta. For 20 years, retiring in 1987, Barb was a senior personnel associate at SUNY Oneonta. She was a member of St. Mary’s. Barb enjoyed gardening, but she especially enjoyed caring for her tropical fish and her two parrots, Pepper and Casey. She is survived by her husband Richard A. Tessitore of Oneonta; her two brothers and sister, Albert J. Kanser, Robert J. Kanser, and Cynthia Kanser; an uncle, John (Joan) Potanko; her mother-in-law, Ann Tessitore, and her sisters-inlaw, Paulette (Terry) Rogers and Joanne Hanzalik. Also, nieces, nephews, and her son Rick and his family. A private family committal service was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Emmons. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Condolences to the family may be made online by

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ONEONTA – Alfred J. Bassani, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at Fox Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1925 in North Kortright, the son of Angelo and Teresa (Padavan) Bassani. He served in the Navy during World War II as a petty officer, third class. Alfred worked for the D&H Railroad for 10 years, for the Oneonta Post Office as a mail carrier for 30 years and retired from Hartwick College where he was a security guard for 17 years. Alfred is survived by his wife, Constance (Spaziani) Bassani of 69 years; three children, Alfred, Anne Marie and David; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Rotelli; many nieces and nephews. At his request, there will be no services or calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820. Arrangements are with the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home.

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HOUSE FOR RENT VILLAGE OF COOPERSTOWN. Large 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with new kitchen, hardwood floors, nice 2nd level deck and good size back yard. Close to all amenities. $1800 per month including all utilities. Tenant is responsible for phone and internet only. Offered by John Mitchell Real Estate. Contact Michael Swatling (607) 264-3954 TFN

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ONEONTA – Donald at his store. Don was a Alexander Farone, 82, who wonderful father and grandspent 46 years in the sportfather. A kind and genering goods business, ous man, he will be most recently as greatly missed. owner of Otsego Don is survived by Outfitters on Main his daughter, Gina Street, passed Farone of Otego; his away on Monday, granddaughter, Molly Nov.11, 2013 at M. Toye of Otego Fox Hospital in and his daughter-inOneonta. law, Lynda BassetteDon was born Farone of Franklin. on June 2, 1931, in He was predeDonald Oneonta, the son of ceased by his parents, Alexander the late Arthur E. his son, Michael Farone and Harriet (IngraA. Farone and his ham) Farone, Sr. brother, Arthur E. Farone, Jr. He was an avid member At Don’s request there of the Oneonta Tavern Pool will be no calling hours or League and a former memservices. ber of the Otsego Chamber Memorial donations in of Commerce. He was one Don’s memory may be made of the originators of the to the Catskill Area HosSmall Fry Football Program pice, 1 Birchwood Drive, in Walton. He served his Oneonta, NY 13820. country in the Marine Corps. Arrangements are entrustHe enjoyed history, readed to the Lester R. Gruming and discussing politics mons Funeral Home. with his many, many friends


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SYMPHONY -- 7:30 p.m. Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents “Opera to Broadway,” featuring Tenor Jon Fredric West and Soprano Johana Arnold. Tickets $30 online or at the door. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, tickets, (607) 436-2670, MUSICAL -- 7:30 p.m. “Les Miserables.” Tickets sold in main office or at door; adults $9, students $6, senior citizens with ID free. Cooperstown High School, 39 Linden Ave. Info, (607) 435-3237. SHAKESPEARE– 8 p.m. Encore of “The Complete Works of

William Shakespeare (Abridged).” Oneonta Theatre, 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, tickets, (607) 547-8671. SHOW -- 8 p.m. Final performance! “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. Students, faculty, staff $5, general admission $10. Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College. Info, (607) 431-4227.

Sunday, November 17

BUDDHISM – 10.30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “Making Everyday More Meaningful Within the Embrace of the Six Perfections,” part two. Gomde Meditation Ctr., 412 Glimmerglen Rd., Cooperstown. Info, Gomdecooperstown@gmail. com. POP SHOP -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Twenty local artisans’ goods, hot

beverages, live music. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, (607) 434-2547, or visit Holiday Pop Shop facebook page. THEATER -- 2 p.m. OHS Drama Club presents “The 39 Steps.” $10 adults, $5 students, seniors. Belden Auditorium, Oneonta High School, 130 East St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 433-8243. MUSICAL -- 2 p.m. “Les Miserables.” Adults $9, students $6, seniors with ID free. Cooperstown High, 39 Linden Ave. Info, (607) 435-3237. WIND ENSEMBLE -- 2 p.m. Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble Fall Concert. Opera favorites, Broadway, concert band traditions conducted by Scott Rabeler. Free, all welcome, donations gratefully accepted. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut

St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 4327085, SHANGHAI BALLET -- 7 p.m. The Shanghai Ballet presents “The Butterfly Lovers.” Tickets $30, $22 online or at box office. Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, tickets, (607) 431-2080,

Monday, November 18

YOGA -- 10-11 a.m., noon-1 p.m. Free introductory gentle yoga classes begin today. Beginners welcome. The Green Earth, Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-6600. SPAGHETTI -- 5-7 p.m. Cooperstown Boy Scouts hody dinner of meatballs, sausage, salad, garlic knots, desserts, and more. $8 adults, $5 under 12.

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 Cooperstown Vets Club, Main St. Info, mariadeysenroth@yahoo. com. FILM -- 7:30 p.m. “An Unreal Dream” explores the Michael Morton story. Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Red Dragon Theater, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta. Info, (607) 436-3630. BOOK TALK -- 7 p.m. Author, radio host Chuck D’Imperio presents “Unknown Museums of Upstate New York.” Hanford Mills Museum. Info, (607) 2785744, Tuesday,

November 19

SPAGHETTI -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Spaghetti and meatballs with salad and bread. Eat in or take out. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 West Broadway, Oneonta. Info,


(607) 436-9136. MEDITATION – 5:15-6:15 p.m. Introduction to Buddhist view, meditation. Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 527-5185. CYBERMOBILE -- Four County Library Cybermobile visits Fly Creek Methodist Church 1010:20 a.m.; Schuyler Lake Post Office 10:30-10:50 a.m.; Mt. Vision Methodist Church 12:1012:30 p.m.; Laurens Library 12:45-1 p.m.; The Plains at Parish Homestead, Oneonta 1:30-2 p.m.; Wells Bridge Baptist Church 2:30-2:50 p.m. Books my be returned to any FourCounty Library System Library. Renewals and requests, call (607) 723-8236, X-322. Never overdue fines on Cybermobile books!

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