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s Common Council prepared to pass the 2014 city budget Tuesday, Dec. 3, Mayor Miller warned rising costs and stagnant revenues portend painful choices ahead. “There are three components of revenue: property taxes, which are capped by the state at 1.66 percent and nobody wants to raise them anyway; state aid, which hasn’t been increased in five years; and whatever happens with sales tax,” the mayor said in an interview. THAT’S JAN. 17: Lou Allstadt and Chip Northrup’s presentation on how there is too little gas for fracking locally will be Jan. 17 at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, not Dec. 17. Details forthcoming. INTERNS GALORE: SUNY Oneonta’s internship coordinator Megan Ackley will detail internship opportunities at an Otsego County Chamber After Hours 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Morris Conference Center. RSVP at 436-2534.

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bove, it looked like the championship game of the Drago Tournament might get away from the OHS Yellowjackets basketball team, towards the end of the fourth period, and Oneontas’ Britten Zeh, Angeline McGraw, Emily Zeh, Anna Bischoff and Mackenzie Catan were worried sick. But it wasn’t long before they pulled ahead to win 5932 against Johnson City, and they couldn’t be happier/OTHER PHOTO, A3

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“long day” of “face-to-face conversations” may determine by week’s end how economic development will happen in Otsego County, according to IDA Interim Director Doug Gulotty. HOMETOWN ONEONTA Thursday, Dec. 5, Gulotty, left, and the IDA board, meet- Seward shared the ing in the Old City podium at a press Hall, will consider conference last year. two candidates for the position of county economic development director, he said. The discussions may affirm Gulotty’s conception of the director as a “facilitator,” or it may result in a strong executive who can be Please See ED-DEV, A6

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Thursday evening until 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 25 straight hours of bargains, ompared to last deals and door-busters. year’s Midnight Deep discounts at clothMall Madness, this ing stores like Rue 21 and EXTENSION FETE: State year’s 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Maurice’s lured in cusSen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, opening was what Southside tomers, while others were will be keynote speaker at Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA drawn in with limited-ediMall manager Luisa Monthe annual meeting and din- tanti called “a more civilized Caitlin Adman, Stamtion goodies. “Bath & Body ford, gets down to the ner of Cooperative Extenhour.” Works was selling these serious business of sion of Otsego and Scoharie “After everyone’s been satin gift bags filled with mailing her letter to Counties at 6:30 p.m., Thurs- eating all day, they wanted $100 worth of products for Santa. day, Dec. 12, at Justine’s, to get out and walk around,” $20,” Montanti said. “They Cobleskill. $20. Reservashe said. “People were in a were sold out that night.” with their families.” tions at 547-2536 ext. 0. good mood, they were here Please See MONTANTI, A6 The mall was open from

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ust three days before the deadline to register for the 2014 FIRST Robotics regional tournament in Troy, RoboKronos lead mentor Paul Agoglia was getting nervous the NASA grant he applied for wasn’t going to come through. “They were supposed to

announce on Friday, Nov. 29,” he said. “I was checking the website, and nothing had been posted.” But by 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, the announcement was in – RoboKronos had won a $5,000 grant from NASA. “It’s a good feeling,” he said. “It’s a cushion.” The grant, one of 10 given for the Thursday-Saturday, Please See ROBOTS, A6

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r. William Walker, assistant professor of history in SUNY Oneonta’s Cooperstown Graduate Program, has been awarded the 2013 Richard Siegfried Junior Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence. A 2013 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Walker teaches courses in oral history, public history, American social and cultural history, and the history of museums for the CGP. He serves as co-editor of New York History and is the author of the book, “A Living Exhibition: The Smithsonian and the Transformation of the Universal Museum.” Walker will deliver the 19th annual Richard Siegfried Lecture, “Telling Diverse Stories of American Life at the Smithsonian,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta.

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We Know What To Do. It’s Time To Do It

he second “Seward Summit” Thursday, Nov. 14, identified the two necessary elements for successful economic development. One, “shovel ready” sites; and two, a strong, experienced executive who can reach out to his or her peers; i.e., a player. Simple. Accept that, and Otsego County can get on “the list” of locales companies consider when seeking to expand. Don’t, and we can resign ourselves to the status quo, limited opportunity and a me-

dian family income ($45,334) that, according to the U.S. Census, is 20 percent below the state’s ($56,951). The wake-up call in Oneonta was, despite all the affection, the closing of Center Street School in 2012. In Cooperstown, it’s manifest in 300 vacant houses each winter, and by a CCS enrollment in the 900 range. Countywide, it’s in collapsing barns and abandoned houses. • Most everybody who attended state Sen.

Jim Seward’s second “Economic Development Summit,” Thursday, Nov. 14, at Foothills, got the message. Seward did. He now envisions an “umbrella” economic-development agency for Otsego County. It would be led by that strong executive (single point of contact), with participation by the IDA (financing), the county (access to grants), the county Economic Development Corp. (private investment), the chambers (business buy-in) and City Hall (leadership).

A powerful combination. The mission: Prepare shovel-ready sites, then go out and fill them from growth-sector industries (nano, value-added food and beverage, etc.) Simple. Compelling. • Whether to do that will be debated during the IDA meeting Thursday, Dec. 5, in Oneonta’s Old City Hall. But the debate is over. We’ve learned what to do. The only option is to do it.

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Is Paid Parking Worth It? To the Editor: out to around $190,000, less Paid parking is a regresa few expenses, a tidy sum sive tax that disproporto be sure. But how does tionately affects the least that compare to the potential fortunate in society. The idea revenues that exist within itself is regressive to a burthe village already? geoning economy as it is a There are about 1,000 vehicle by which monies are homes in Cooperstown, collected from the masses in which would equate to order to protect the $190 per year in tax most wealthy people increase per homfrom having to pay eowner if distributed more in taxes. equally, but this also From my undoes not have to occur derstanding of the and would hurt many budget woes of families who are on Cooperstown, which fixed income or are admittedly is limited, just scraping by as it much of the economis. There are, howic strife is borne of ever, some residents increases in pension who could absorb payouts to public an increase without employees and from much impact. road construction Cooperstown began and repairs. To use with a land purchase the services of public Pay & Dis- in 1785 of 10,000 employees and public play maacres. Today, Miss works for decades chines are Jane Clark owns that only to turn around becoming same amount of land fixtures. and charge those within and around blue-collar workers the village, never a tax of sorts in order to pay mind the myriad businesses for their own benefits is not she and the Clark Foundaonly unfair but also acting in tion own and operate in and bad faith. around Cooperstown. Let it There are many residents never be said that the Clark of Cooperstown who spend family has taken more than half of the year unemployed they have given: There is because of the seasonal no doubt about the generosnature of the economy in ity and commitment to the the town. Many of these region by the Clark family and other residents are at or and foundation. below the poverty line, and However, by owning paying an extra $25 a season the great majority of land or $5 a day is a real burden in the village through the for them. These are also foundation, Cooperstown the people working in the ends up with very little tax card shops and restaurants, revenue from property. I parking their cars out front am by no means suggesting as they cannot necessarily that Cooperstown saddle afford to live close to Main all its fiscal responsibilities Street. on the back of Miss Clark; My position is to remove there are many others who the meters altogether. Not have considerable sums to only will this increase the contribute to the well being revenues for stores on Main of the village. Street, but it is also more I am suggesting, though, in line with the nature of that Cooperstown address the village. It seems rather its financial problems with contradictory that the village monies from the top of its resists having a Pizza Hut, hierarchy instead of trying but parking meters up and to balance its books on the down Main Street are just already burdened backs of fine. its poorest residents. The revenues created by MARK RUDY the permits and meters come

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The left-hand photo shows Jo and John’s parents, Frank Anselmo and Anna Coticchio, on their wedding day, June 2, 1929. The right-hand photo shows the parents with baby John.

From Sewing Doll Clothes To Family’s First TV Set Editor’s Note: Jo Anselmo, who lives on Long Island but has a home in the Oneonta area, has published “Brooklyn Memories” with her brother, John, heart-warming remembrances of their Depression childhood. The book is available at The Green Toad Bookstore.

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ooking back on my early life in Brooklyn brings back many memories, both happy and sad, but mostly happy. We were poor-dirt poor. During these years, we lived in congested tenement houses. It was typical of life in Brooklyn…several families sharing one toilet, odors of mixed foods being cooked, fighting among tenants… • My mom worked at home sewing doll clothes on her old Singer sewing machine just to earn a few dollars a week. Some months, Mom would earn up to $12 sewing doll clothes. My brother John and I often helped by counting the doll clothes she sewed and putting them in bundles to be picked up at the end of the week by her employer. • I was about 6 or 7 years old and

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chocolate bar and an egg crème. After that, I was hooked. It was a rare treat, and as soon as I was able to save up four pennies, that’s what I would do, run to the candy store and buy my favorite treat. • Whenever Mom was making soup, she would send me over to the butcher shop to ask for a bone for the dog. Of course, the butcher knew we didn’t own a dog, but he never denied us the soup bone. • Back then in Brooklyn, we had to find ways of entertaining ourselves. If we could find a wooden crate, my brother would build his own scooter. I would ride inside the crate, and boy, going down those hills was sometimes quite scary! • Uncle John knew someone who knew someone who knew someone, and he bought us our first television set. Neighbors, who I had never seen before, crowded around that television set, mostly on Tuesday night to watch Milton Berle. Mom’s coffee pot was never shut off and my homework wasn’t done until after 11 p.m.

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The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum

f the world burned all of its fossil fuel reserves, would the world as we know it be the same? The International Energy Agency, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other reputable groups say that the answer is no. Most of these reserves cannot be burned without tipping us into a climate catastrophe. That’s why we, on behalf of two of the world’s largest pension funds, along with 70 leading investors rep-

resenting $3 trillion in assets, earlier this fall asked the leaders of 45 of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies to assess how their business plans fare in a low-carbon future. It’s prudent for investors, especially long term investors such as ourselves, to be asking what plans are in place for dealing with these trends and it’s encouraging that many of the companies we have talked with so far are taking our request seriously. We as investors simply want to

ensure that the companies we own are preparing for a future that will likely be very different from the present. We believe that oil and coal companies in our portfolios need to go back to the drawing board to determine the long-term financial risks that climate change poses to their business plans. This is an excerpt of an op-ed by state Comptroller DiNapoli and Stausboll, president of CALPERS, published by Huffington Post.

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100 Years Ago

One of the most important realty transactions in the city in some time has been consummated in the purchase of the A.S. Miles house on Chestnut Street from Henry E. Huntington by the Oneonta Building and Loan Association for a home for the organization which is recognized as one of the leading institutions of the city. The sale was made through E.R. Ford, Mr. Huntington’s agent. The house, which at the present time is occupied in part by Dr. G.W. Augustin, will be remodeled to meet the needs of the association and it is possible that business offices may be formed from portions of the building not occupied by the purchasers. The lot on which the house stands has a frontage of 86 feet on Chestnut Street and is 160 feet deep. The association was organized in 1888 and started business with $500 in capital. Since that time it has paid out over $1,000,000 in shares. December 1913

80 Years Ago

“Hitler will have to change his policies,” Dr. Ray Freeman Jenney of Syracuse told those present at the joint Thanksgiving meeting of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs at the Elks Club Wednesday noon. Dr. Jenney, who is pastor of the Park Central Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, gave a powerful address titled “Has Germany Turned the Clock Back?” Dr. Jenney declared that Germany has the spotlight of the world turned upon it today. Dr. Jenney deplored the looming of another war and declared: “The hatred of the Jews cannot be condoned. We can’t permit brutality and suffering through the persecution of a minority.” December 1933

60 Years Ago

The Civil Defense alert to be held in Otsego County tomorrow is an important part in the atomic bomb test at Utica and its success depends upon the cooperation of each and every individual. Far too many citizens look upon civil defense as hogwash. Apathy to the program is understandable in view of the many conflicting statements made these days by some of our national leaders. The cold fact remains. These are grim times. We must be constantly on the alert. We cannot relax and be caught off guard. There must never be another Pearl Harbor in the history of this country. Civil Defense is not a game. We have much at stake in its success. Cooperation should be the keynote when the fire sirens signal the raid Saturday morning. December 1953

40 Years Ago

Trees have been planted, lights installed and new granite curbing cemented into place. Oneonta’s newest street is easily the proudest in the city. But alas, it has no

name. The Urban Renewal Agency has been pressuring the Common Council to officially title reconstructed Market-Prospect Street and last night the aldermen took their first crack at finding a name for the road. Urban Renewal Agency Director David Cooper counseled keeping the name Market Street. A motion that was eventually tabled proposed naming it Market Street from Grand Street to Main Street. Some aldermen feel that since the reconstruction has left a continuous road from Division Street, along what used to be Prospect Street to Market Street the entire stretch should have a single name to avoid confusion. Alderman L.E. Guenette favors calling the full road Division Street. The First Ward’s Peter Clark proposed “Lettis Lane,” “Baldo Boulevard,” or “Griffin Grove,” all of whom are his colleagues. Clark also proposed “D & H Drive,” noting that the road runs parallel to the railroad. December 1973

30 Years Ago

Unemployment fell to 8.4 percent in November, the lowest rate in two years as 743,000 Americans found work and swelled the overall job force to a record 102.7 million. The White House called that report “the best Christmas gift this country can receive.” The new civilian jobless rate, down 0.4 percent from October’s 8.8 percent unemployment, was far below the fourthquarter estimate which had been projected by the Reagan administration last July. That assessment predicted unemployment would average 9.6 percent in the last quarter this year, and dip no lower than 8.6 percent a year from now. December 1983

20 Years Ago

Hartwick College adjunct professor Julia P. Suarez will present a public lecture December 10 comparing the lives of two 19th century women in Otsego County. Titled “Otsego County Voices” Suarez will read and examine excerpts from the writings of two young women. Sally Fairman was a lady of leisure in 1819. The entries in her journal are lengthy and introspective. Schoolteacher Harriet Warner’s 1853 journal consists of shorter more factual recordings. December 1993

10 Years Ago

Oneonta health teacher Renee Stanley and art teacher Kiersten Jennings partnered as faculty members at Oneonta High School to create a 70-piece student art exhibit that recognizes the magnitude of the AIDS epidemic worldwide. The exhibit, mounted in the high school cafeteria, depicts the horror, the statistics (34 to 46 million victims worldwide) and even the hope for a cure. December 2003

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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 ads@allotsego.com (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)

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A-6 HOMETOWN ONEONTA

Debate Over Pro-Active Economic Development Comes To Head EC-DEV/From A1 a single point of contact, as espoused by the experts at the Nov. 14 “Seward Summit” on economic development. For his part, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, said the “leadership structure to carry out the plan is still being refined,” but he expects the outcome will be “a winning game plan that will lead to future economic success.” The meetings will begin at 7:30 a.m. and extend into the afternoon. At some point during the morning, the IDA board will have “face to face conversation” with others interested in the outcomes – representatives of county government, City Hall and the like.

While Gulotty espoused an incremental approach, building on the structure left when Carolyn Lewis resigned from the director job, he said, “Clearly, the community is calling for a more outgoing approach than an introverted approach.” The plan Gulotty will present to the IDA board calls for the hiring of an “economic-development director” – Lewis’ title – who will then will hire an “economic-development specialist” at some point in 2014, and the two will work toward the goals identified at the Summit: “Shovel ready sites” and a strong executive to implement economic development. However, Gulotty said neither

candidate would fill that model; if the IDA decides to follow the Summit finding, he said he will reopen the search for a different type of candidate. He was hoping to have the jobs filled by Feb. 1, when his sixmonth contract with the IDA ‘ ends; if the search is renewed, it’s unlikely that deadline would be met, he said. Under Gulotty’s plan, the director would be paid $75,000 (up from Lewis’ $45,000) and the specialist $50,000. He estimated the strong executive would command a salary in the $90,000-125,000 range, (the upper end being in the vicinity of Oneonta’s city manager job.)

Gulotty sat down with Seward Monday afternoon. The senator wanted to make sure anyone seeking economic development information about Otsego County can get it with “one call.” (Dick Sheehy, the site selector with CH2M HILL consultants who spoke at the Summit, said Singapore has that, while many stateside communities don’t, and thus lose out.) By contrast, Gulotty said he see the director as someone who can interface with the two chambers of commerce, the county, City Hall and other stakeholders to collaborate on economic development. “A really good facilitator can get a lot done,” he said.

Montanti: To Compete, Being Open ‘Black Thursday’ Is A Must MONTANTI/From A1 The nationwide trend of 8 p.m. Thanksgiving openings prompted Montanti to rally her stores. “The whole mall had to contribute,” she said. “People were planning to come out, and we wanted our customers to have the best selection. It’s what they expect when they come here.” Only a few stores remained shuttered overnight, but by 5 a.m., TJ Maxx, AT&T and Bed Bath & Beyond were open for business. “It’s the industry trend,” she said. “Anyone who didn’t open at 8 p.m. lost 14 percent of their business. That’s huge.”

RoboKronos Wins $5,000 From NASA ROBOTS/From A1 March 13-15, competition in Troy, will cover the team’s registration and the “Kit of Parts” given to help build this year’s robot. “It’s not a kit like we think of a kit, with instructions of how to build,” he explained. “It contains parts you might use – gears, motors, frame pieces.” They’ll get the kit, along with the game rules and guidelines, by Jan. 4. They’ll have six weeks to build their robot before the Feb. 18 “Stop Build Day.” “It’s on the honor system,” said Agoglia. “We put the robot in a bag and zip-tie it closed until the tournament.” In 2012, the rookie RoboKronos team won “Rookie All-Stars” at the Finger Lakes Regional in Rochester, and was invited to compete in the world championship in St. Louis, Mo., with a robot designed to shoot baskets.

But while stories of stampeding crowds and fights over towels dominated the next-day newscasts, Montanti found her shoppers to be a little more easy-going. “Everyone was happy Montanti to be out,” she said. “They were all in a great mood.” The mall manager was personally on hand to give out tote bags filled with coupons, fliers, water bottles and key chains to the first 250 shoppers through the door. “They were gone in

half an hour,” she said. The mall saw an increase of 30 percent in foot traffic, with stores reporting anywhere from 6 percent increase in revenue to 32 percent. “It’s very exciting,” she said. “The majority of our stores were very successful.” By 1 a.m., things had settled down, but there were still shoppers at 2 a.m, and new sales brought in the Friday morning – then afternoon – crowds. “JC Penney had one sale that ended at 2 p.m., then started up another at 4 p.m.,” she said. “They always give away these little snowglobes, so that brought in a whole new wave of traffic.”

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The second recommendation of the “Seward Summit” was that the county prepare “shovel ready” sites, but Gulotty questioned that as well. His idea is to identify sites, with the promise to provide water and sewerage in tandem with a prospect construction plans. Today, he said, only the Pony Farm Industrial Park in the Town of Oneonta and the former D&H yards in the city would be anywhere near “shovel ready.” Another possible parcel, he said, is on Hemlock Road, on the south side of 1-88 between the Emmons and the Route 28 (Cooperstown) exits, but no utilities are available there.

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Home Of The Week Just south of Garrattsville, this well-built older home with many updates is situated on approximately 7½ beautiful acres with a stream. 4 BRs, 2 baths, LR, DR, family room, kitchen with extra storage room and a summer kitchen. Deck, porch, plenty of outside storage, outbuilding.

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MLS#90116 - Country 4 BR, 2 bath home in Garrattsville. Spacious LR, kitchen w/plenty of cabinet space, and breakfast bar. Freshly painted inside and out, new metal roof. Covered front porch, large side deck, large workshop/studio w/ ½ bath. Pole barn w/run-in, chicken shed., access to river frontage. $149,900 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell)

MLS#90817 - Country estate w/4 BRs, 4½ baths, foyer w/mahogany staircase, formal LR w/fireplace and large kitchen w/center island. Master BR w/fireplace and bath w/jacuzzi, walk-in closet. Library w/mahogany shelves, full-sized indoor swimming pool w/private sauna, bath. Barn w/2-3 horse stalls, paddock fenced w/wood and electric. Also a 2 BR, 1 bath caretaker/guest house w/workshop beneath. Regulation-size tennis court and pond. $895,000 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell)

MLS#92006 - Circa 1900 Victorian in Delaware County w/5 BRs, 1 bath, and just under 2,100 sq ft. 5 miles to the city of Oneonta. $45,000 Call Frank Woodcock @ 607-435-1389 (cell)

MLS#91066 - Charming farmhouse just 3 miles from Cooperstown w/6+ BRs, 3 full baths, eat-in kitchen w/double-sided fireplace, maple floors and butcherblock countertops. Great room w/2 sets of French doors (1 leads out to deck), formal DR. $274,999 Call Donna A. Anderson @ 607-267-3232 (cell) MLS#90109 – 2-family home on the river! New wood/ coal/oil furnace, newer water heater, electric service, and roof. Barn w/new metal roof, 65’ river frontage w/floating dock. Tenant apt w/updated bath, fresh paint, washer and dryer, new appliances. Minutes to Oneonta and Cooperstown $146,750 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

MLS#84273 - Well maintained, freshly painted home is walking distance to downtown shopping. 4 BRs, DR, LR, kitchen, 2 full baths, den and sunporch. Laminated wood flooring, some carpeting. Once was a 2-family and could easily be renovated back. $159,500 Call Linda Wheeler @ 607-434-2125 (cell)

MLS#89932 - 2 BR, 1 bath quaint cottage! Country living, new roof, new kitchen! $69,900 Call Gabriella Vasta @ 607-267-1792 (cell)

MLS#87366 - 3 BR, 1 bath 19th-century farmhouse w/some renovations. 18 acres of meadows and rolling hills w/trout stream and pond. Close to Baseball Hall of Fame and Otsego Lake. Cooperstown Schools. Large rooms, woodshed, detached garage w/auto servicing pit, well maintained barn w/lrg horse enclosure. $142,500 Call Adam Karns 607-244-9633 (cell)

MLS#90828 – Well maintained, Village home on Irish Hill, features 3 BRs, 2 baths, tile floors, newer appliances, large finished room in basement, newer windows, vinyl siding, deck. New shed, off-street parking, close to town. Cooperstown Schools. $209,900 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

MLS#87446 - Established restaurant on St Hwy 28, close to Cooperstown Village and Dreams Park. 3 DRs, one can be private banquet room w/dance floor. Can accommodate over 300 people. Approx. 5,000 sq ft w/parking for 60 cars. Owner financing available! $850,000 Call Jim Vrooman @ 603-247-0506

MLS#87450 - Main St. in Cooperstown near Baseball Hall of Fame, Doubleday Field, shops, restaurants and county buildings. 2 rentable (currently occupied) apts and storefront. Unfinished space on 3rd floor. New heating system, oil tank and majority of windows. $225,000 Call Jim Vrooman @ 603-247-0506

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

MLS#84430 - Some of the last vacant lots available on Gifford Hill Road! Parcel includes 4 other parcels to be sold together. Close to Oneonta and Cooperstown. Enough road frontage for 10 building lots if subdivided. All offers considered. $199,900 Call Linda Wheeler @ 607-434-2125 (cell)

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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)

MLS#85578 – Perfectly situated on over 26 acres this solid contemporary home is within minutes of Cooperstown Village. Hot tub, deck. Property also includes 200’ additional road frontage and well on County Rte 33. Poured concrete foundation could be finished for additional living space. $189,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (cell)

MLS#86051 - Panoramic views and privacy with this custom 3 BR, 3 bath, energy-efficient new home. Offered w/10 acres but more acreage available. $295,000 Call Michelle A. Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell)

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IN MEMORIAM Joseph L. Signor, 88; Bowling Champion Was a Hall of Famer ONEONTA – Joseph L. Signor, 88, a WWII veteran who was inducted into the Oneonta Bowling Hall of Fame, a passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at his home with his family. He was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Oneonta, the son Leo F. and Jane (Woody) Signor. He was a Navy veteran serving from 1943 to 1946. Joe married Elizabeth A. Syron on Oct. 8, 1950 in Oneonta. He worked for Jack Evan’s Plumbing before working for the State University College at Oneonta as a plumber for many years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he served as an acolyte for funeral masses for many years; the Milford American Legion, Oneonta Country Club, Oneonta Breakfast Club; life member of The Oneonta Bowling Association; inducted into the Oneonta Bowling Hall of Fame; and was a SUNY Golden Alumni, serving as the president for many years. Joe is survived by his daughter, Catherine

“Kitty” and husband, Barry Townsend of Oneonta; grandson, Scott Townsend of NYC; granddaughter, Becky Townsend of Webster; sister, Jane Wetmore of Oneonta; brothers-in-law, Joseph Syron of Schenectady, James (Rita) Syron of Binghamton and Michael Syron of Oneonta; sisters-inlaw, Barbara (Paul) Lambert of Cooperstown and Maryellen (Frank) Antonucci of Goodyear Lake; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth on Dec. 12, 2000; their daughter, Joanne Signor Braman in Aug. 1997 and his sister, Mary Klubko. Calling hours will be 6 - 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013 at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta. The funeral mass will be 10:15 a.m., Dec. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oneonta. Interment with Military Honors will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home.

Antoinette Rose Williams, 92; ‘Nanette’ To Neighborhood Kids ONEONTA – Antoinette Rose Williams, 92, remembered as a caretaker of many neighborhood children, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at Fox Hospital in Oneonta. Antoinette was born on Oct. 23, 1921 in Carbondale, Penn., the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Arcuri) Scavo. She married Harold Douglas Williams on Oct. 23, 1949. He predeceased her on Jan. 10, 1990. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church. “Nanette,” as she was affectionately known, was an unofficial “nanny” to many neighborhood children. During her working career she was employed as a cashier for several local businesses including Bruno’s Food Market, which was owned and operated by her brother. Nanette had a special love of baseball, pepperoni, scratch tickets

and playing the piano. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Gary (Jackie) Scavo, Tony (Cathie) Scavo, Kathy (Rich) Gravelin, Dorothy (David) Bentley, Carol Schimmerling, Jerry (Lori) Osterhoudt, Regina Miller, and many beloved grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers and three sisters, Bruno Scavo, Angelo Scavo, John Scavo, Kay Scavo, Nancy Osterhoudt, Mary Miller and her niece, Judy Molinari. A funeral mass was offered Wednesday, Nov. 27 at St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta, with Rev. David Mickiewicz, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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