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Volume 5, No. 27

Oneonta, N.Y., Friday, March 29, 2013

City of The Hills

NEAHWA PARK: Today & Tomorrow

Planners Seek To Polish Oneonta’s Central Gem Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA

Anna Malikav, Oneonta gets a bunny hug on the Cooperstown/Charlotte Valley RR’s Easter Bunny Train Sunday, March 23. More Easter happenings/BEST BETS, B1

SUNY Student Who Died Had Acting Credits


PT investigators are tentatively blaming the death of SUNY Oneonta student Mark DeRoziere, 22, on an accidental overdose of prescription medications. DeRoziere was found unresponsive in his 3 East St. apartment Friday, March 22, by a visiting friend. A full autopsy report is awaited. A junior, Mark was a graduate of Schoharie High School and former Hartwick College student who was active in theater. He performed in “Angel Street” in January of that year at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Fitchburg, Mass./FULL

Dog Park, Plantings, Splash Park In Works By LIBBY CUDMORE


li, official spokesdog for Oneonta Parks & Recreation, can’t even wait for the proposed dog park to be built before he starts playing in it. Right now, the open field back and to the left of Neahwa Park’s main pavilion is just piles of snow-covIan Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA ered dirt, but City Rec Director Steve Eli’s owner Andrews shows Eli the – and Parks & dog park planned for Rec director Neahwa Park. – Steve Andrews hopes that a Parks Master Plan Update now in preparation will find a place in the park that dogs can call their own. Please See PARK, A3


fter a Herkimer gunman shot and killed Ape, an FBI K-9, in the final act of his March 13-14 shooting spree, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, again co-sponsored a bill raising penalties for killing police dogs to a Class D felony, and it looks like it may become law. Details at WWW.ALLOTSEGO.COM

VISITING OZ: Dr. Florian Reyda, SUNY Oneonta assistant biology professor, was featured guest on “The Dr. Oz Show” Wednesday, March 20. His topic: “The Flu or a Parasite?: Why Your Food and Water May Be Making You Sick!”

STUDYING COOPER: Papers on “Cooper at Sea” are sought by April 15 for the 19th International Cooper Conference July 8-13 at SUNY Oneonta.

The 91-room Courtyard by Marriott on Southside Oneonta opens Wednesday, April 3, and features, clockwise from upper right: in-room Jacuzzis, an indoor pool and gym, suites, and a lobby decorated in bright orange and yellow. Director of Sales Todd Heyn did the tour.



WORK STARTS: The city planned to begin a drainage-improvement project on Morgan Avenue and Butler Street, including new curbs and gutters, on Wednesday, March 27, to be done by mid-June.


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hatever you choose to serve at your “Game of Thrones” premiere party, Iron Throne Ale will taste just fine. “You can pair it with anything,” said Allison Capozza, Brewery Ommegang publicity manager. “It’s very easy to drink.” The HBO hit show, which Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA begins its third season Sun-

Melissa Melucci of Oneonta samples the crisp, lemony taste.

day, March 31, is based on George R.R. Martin’s series of books, “Song of Ice and Fire.” It follows members of seven noble houses as they battle each other for the Iron Throne, while defending their lands against mythical creatures and the threat of an impending winter. The show’s producers, fans of Ommegang beers, asked the Town of Middlefield brewery last spring to develPlease See ALE, A7


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A smiling At Home Care CEO Laurie Neander, in right photo, hoists the Distinguished Business of 2013 trophy at the Otsego County Chamber’s Annual Banquet & Celebration of Business Friday, March 22, at SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom. Presenting is NBT Regional Executive Jamie Reynolds. Above, Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, right, reads a legislative proclamation praising Hugh Henderson, left, the retired county representative who was designated Distinguished Citizen of 2013.


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Hartwick’s Russo Receives Autism Study Grant


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arbara Paterson, daughter of pianist Kim Paterson, will be performing Poulenc’s “La Voix Humaine,� part of the Hewitt Pantaleoni Memorial Concert Series, presented by the Catskill Conservatory in association with SUNY Oneonta. Her father will accompany her on the piano. In addition to performing with the Catskill Symphony, Catskill Choral Society and the Symphony Orchestras of Utica and Schenctady, Paterson, a soprano, has sung at Lincoln Center, the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Kennedy Center. The one-act opera involves one woman speaking on the telephone with her departing lover (never seen), who is leaving her to marry another woman. The performance is at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, in Room M201 of the College’s Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Catskill Conservatory, (607) 436-3419.

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You Can Help Planners Polish Oneonta Gem PARK/From A1 The developing plan includes two fenced-in runs, one for small dogs and one for larger ones, with a possible shelter and dog wash station. “It’s a really nice space,” said Andrews. “It’s centrally located, but isolated. It’s ideal and underutilized.” The dog park is just one piece of the plan, which is in a public-comment period that has been extended Mike Long through April 30. “We’ve gotten some comments, but we’d like to hear more,” said City Manager Mike Long. “There’s been a lot of interest in the dog park.” So much, that in 2012, before learning of the city’s intentions, Laurie Zimniewicz and other local dog owners got together to raise private funds for a park of their own. “My dog, Murphy, loves to exercise and is a good citizen,” she said. “This park is something that’s really needed.” The park’s master plan hasn’t been updated since its creation in 1996, and many of the proposed projects fell by the wayside. “Since 2005, when I got here, I’ve been thinking about what our parks need to be,” said Andrews. “I talked to the mayor and got the group to update our master plan.” The master plan also proposed a splash park where the Neahwa Park pool is. “The pool hasn’t been opened since the flood in 2011,” he said. “And it won’t be open again this summer. It wasn’t in the


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You may not have looked at it lately, but the entry to Neahwa Park (top image_ along James Georgeson Avenue is pretty bleak. Help is on the way, via a Parks Master Plan Update now being updated, and – if approved and implemented – would add trees and signage to make the approach more welcoming and informative to parkgoers.

budget.” The splash park will include fountains, sprinklers and water cannons. “Like the old timers used to do, opening up a fire hydrant,” said Andrews. “In other communities, the splash park is a huge draw.” But visitors can’t use the splash park and the dog run if they can’t find it, so the idea is to beautify Neahwa’s entrance at James Georgeson Avenue and to give people directions on what’s inside. “We have this wonderful park, but if you’re just visiting, you don’t know it’s here.” The original sign was removed during a previous renovation, and Andrews wants to see it put back into place. He also plans to add trees, lighting and crosswalks, and have the sidewalks redone. “It’ll be safer and make it look like a real park,” he said. “It will

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be a wonderful gateway – it makes the park look open and inviting.” Other updates include

“Living Memorial” plantings, new picnic shelters and bathroom facilities, improvements to sidewalks and a more signage to better link the Susquehanna Greenway trail from New Island to Fortin Park The next Parks & Recreation Commission meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, in Common Council chambers. Once the public comment period is over and the plan is adjusted and approved, the next step is to decide which projects can be started immediately and which will require grant funding. “It won’t be completed all at once,” said Long, “but as a series of projects over time. Unfortunately, it’s not as quick as anyone would like.” “We have a lot of parks for a community our size,” said Andrews. “And I’ll be very happy and proud when all this work is done.”



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Understanding How We Got Here First Step In Getting Out


n Ron Johnson’s defense, J.C. Penney’s $7 all-cotton tennis shirts are a terrific value, everyone who’s tried them attests. No doubt there are many others. That said, James Surowiecki’s column rarely fails to provide fodder for rumination, as did the one excerpted at right, published as Oneonta’s first city manager, Mike Long, delivered his first State of the City speech. Contrary to Johnson’s approach – fire, ready, aim – which so far has been a disaster (Penney lost $1 billion in the past year), Long has spent the six months since he joined City Hall last September trying to figure the City of Oneonta out. His State of the City speech shows he has accomplished that: He shows full understanding of the forces beyond City Hall’s control and within its control, that brought us to where we are, essential knowledge to moving sure-footedly ahead. Foremost, Long confirmed that Oneonta’s Mayor Dick Miller grasped the essentials when he looked at the P&L on taking office in 2010: Revenues were not rising as fast as expenses. That understanding, combined with Miller’s five-year projections, has put Oneonta among only nine solvent cities (out of 61) in New York State.

Penney’s Ron Johnson, left, misstepped, but Oneonta’s Mike Long has been surefooted.

The rest are broke. • In his speech, delivered to a packed Common Council chambers Tuesday, March 19, Long identified the forces that made this happen, forces that also have buffeted Otsego County’s government and the municipalities and school districts within its boundaries. Here are some of the highpoints: • Since 2008, when the national and state economic downturns began, sales-tax revenue, interest income, mortgage fees, home values and the ability of residents to pay property taxes have dropped. • Governor Cuomo’s 2percent tax cap “has significantly limited all municipal and governmental organizations from raising additional revenues.” • State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli “significantly raised” localities’ contributions to the state retirement funds to make up

for the 2008 stock market crash. The city’s contribution rose from $617,000 to $1.5 million in four years. • While the state was imposing all these new costs, aid to localities dropped, although marginally. The city is only solvent due to a combination of luck and pluck. In the first years of the last decade, while the economy was rebounding from the Internet crash of 2000, Common Council built up the surplus, which is now being drawn down in bad times. Payroll, the city’s largest expense by far – most everybody’s, really – has been reduced incrementally by 7 percent, from 139 to 129, when people resign or retire. • Understanding what happened to us (step one) allows us to do something about it, and Mike Long has already begun to focus on that (step two that will lead to steps three, four, five, etc.): One, he connected with Cornell prof Michael Tomlan, an old acquaintance. Last fall, Tomlan and his Design Connect graduate students began planning what they call the River Corporation Commerce Park – the redevelopment of the former D&H yards between Fonda Avenue north and Fonda avenue

“The biggest problem with (J.C. Penney CEO Ron) Johnson’s strategy is simple: He misread what Penney’s customers wanted. Doing away with constant markdowns was, on the face of it, sensible ... But Johnson failed to see how attached customers were to markdowns. ”..The way Penney implemented its plan also hurt. For one thing, Johnson didn’t test his pricing strategy – perhaps because of his experience at Apple, where market research has always been anathema.

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south. Tomlan’s students will be back over the summer to take the concept a step further. Two, he has begun conversations with Syracusebased Housing Visions, which assumes ownership of distressed properties, renovates them and sells them back on the private market, (a next step that dovetails with the conclusions of Mayor Miller’s Housing Task Force). This could be a $13 million undertaking. Three, he fast-tracked the Johnson Controls initiative, instead of rolling it out over five years, to recapture savings from energy-efficient streetlights that much more quickly. Also in the energy area, he’s seeking a grant to use methane produced by



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ompanies, especially big ones, are sometimes referred to as evil or greedy in spite of the fact that most publicly held companies strive to be good corporate citizens. Why is that? One possible explanation is that many of us don’t really understand what motivates them. A publicly held company is one that issues stock and that folks like you and me, as well as the large institutional investors, can invest in by buying stock. Read the last paragraph to see how that impacts you. If you participate in a teachers’ retirement plan, a government retirement plan, a private company’s retirement plan like a 401(k) or

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the waste-water treatment plant to generate electricity. Four, grants are being sought for a facadeimprovement program downtown. Plus, with the Bresee’s initiative reaching conclusion this year, it’s likely – fingers crossed – that developer Chip Klugo can be enticed to hopscotch into another project, and another, and ... Even something that’s received as mixed a reception as Newman Development Corp.’s 325-student housing complex on Blodgett Drive may be a blessing in disguise. Might the infrastructure upgrade that Newman requires help solve flooding problems that have bedeviled the neighborhood for

decades? Might freeing up student housing downtown allow multi-student residences to be recaptured for single-family housing, reversing the erosion of once-and-future delightful residential neighborhoods near the city’s center? We can only hope. • A full understanding of forces buffeting Oneonta (and all our local governments) is essential, but essential only as a jumpingoff point toward what’s to come. What’s the goal? A prospering, growing community that balances the needs of the colleges and the community at large? A downtown-Southside Mall collaboration that is an everstronger regional magnet for shoppers? A cultural and recreational center? As Otsego County’s first professional governmental executive, Mike Long’s success is essential to all our local governments. He’s trailblazing. If what he does works, the rest will follow. The first six months in any job are treacherous, when missteps can sour (and thus, limit) all that follows. That Mike Long has proceeded sure-footedly, evidenced in his State of the City speech – Ron Johnson, despite his vaunted credentials, didn’t – is good news for us all.

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Sustainable New York State Looks Like This By ROB JORDAN


new study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to convert New York’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by wind, water and sunlight (WWS). The plan, scheduled for publication in the journal Energy Policy, shows the way to a sustainable, inexpensive and reliable energy supply that creates local jobs and saves the state billions of dollars in pollution-related costs. Mark Z. Jacobson, a senior fellow with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy, co-authored the study with scientists from Cornell University and the University of California-Davis. “Converting to wind, water and sunlight is feasible, will stabilize costs of energy and will produce jobs while reducing health and climate damage,” said Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. The study is the first to develop a plan to fulfill all of a state’s transportation, electric power, industry, and heating and cooling energy needs with renewable energy, and to calculate the number of new devices and jobs created, amount of land and ocean areas required, and policies needed for such an infrastructure change. It also provides new calculations of air pollution mortality and morbidity impacts and costs based on multiple years of air quality data. The study concludes that while a WWS conversion may result in initial capital cost increases, such as the cost of building renewable energy power plants, these costs would be more than made up for over time by the elimination of fuel costs. The overall switch would reduce New York’s end-use power demand by about 37 percent and stabilize energy prices, since fuel costs would be zero, according to the study. It would also create a net gain in manufacturing, installation and technology jobs because nearly all


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the state’s energy would be produced within the state. According to the researchers’ calculations, New York’s 2030 power demand for all sectors (electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, industry) could be met by: • 4,020 onshore 5-megawatt wind turbines • 12,770 offshore 5-megawatt wind turbines • 387 100-megawatt concentrated solar plants • 828 50-megawatt photovoltaic power plants • 5 million 5-kilowatt residential rooftop photovoltaic systems • 500,000 100-kilowatt commercial/government rooftop photovoltaic systems • 36 100-megawatt geothermal plants • 1,910 0.75-megawatt wave devices • 2,600 1-megawatt tidal turbines • Seven 1,300-megawatt hydroelectric power plants, of which most exist According to the study, if New York switched to WWS, air pollution–related deaths would decline by about 4,000 annually and the state would save about $33 billion – 3 percent of the state’s gross domestic product – in related health costs every year. That savings alone would pay for the new power infrastructure needed within about 17 years, or about 10 years if annual electricity sales are accounted for. The study also estimates that resultant emissions decreases would reduce 2050 U.S. climate change costs – such as coastal erosion and extreme weather

damage – by $3.2 billion per year. Currently, almost all of New York’s energy comes from imported oil, coal and gas. Under the plan that Jacobson and his fellow researchers advance, 40 percent of the state’s energy would come from local wind power, 38 percent from local solar and the remainder from a combination of hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave energy. All vehicles would run on batteryelectric power and/or hydrogen fuel cells. Electricity-powered air- and ground-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, heat exchangers and backup electric resistance heaters would replace natural gas and oil for home heating and air conditioning. Air- and ground-source heat pump water heaters powered by electricity and solar hot water preheaters would provide hot water for homes. High temperatures for industrial processes would be obtained with electricity and hydrogen combustion. “We must be ambitious if we want to promote energy independence and curb global warming,” said study co-author Robert Howarth, a Cornell University professor of ecology and environmental biology. “The economics of this plan make sense,” said Anthony Ingraffea, a Cornell engineering professor and a co-author of the study. “Now it is up to the political sphere.” To ensure grid reliability, the plan outlines several methods to match renewable energy supply with demand and to smooth out the variability of WWS resources. These include a grid management system to shift times of demand to better match with timing of power supply, and “over-sizing” peak generation capacity to minimize times when available power is less than demand. The study’s authors are developing similar plans for other states, including California and Washington. They took no funding from any interest group, company or government agency. Rob Jordan is the communications writer for the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.


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125 Years Ago

People say prices are inflated now and that we are overdoing it. Such critics should have been here sixteen years ago. Why, there is any quantity of well-situated property in the central part of the town that doesn’t yet command the figure it was held at in 1872. The change of recent years, the advance in value, has been largely felt along Main Street, and in the outlying districts. Main Street frontages are pretty high, it is true; but they will probably never be lower. As for property in the new tracts, prices are very moderate as compared with those commanded in 1872, when Oneonta had less than 1,400 in population and lived mainly on hope. The impression seems to prevail about town that but one sort of table is turned out by the Oneonta factory. In point of fact the product ranges from an ordinary dining table in various styles and materials, to a very handy folding table for general purposes and stands of several sorts, all of them models in their way. A shipment of tables was made to Montevideo, Monday, which may prove the beginning of a lucrative foreign trade. March 1888

100 Years Ago

“In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love,” says the poet, but in Oneonta, it would seem to be true that the attention of a great majority of them is directed to the prospects of baseball for the summer if one may judge from the conversation heard about the clubs and streets where they gather. Is Oneonta to have a summer team the coming summer? And, there seems to be but one answer. All are agreed that the season would be quite dull and the city quite dead without baseball here during July and August at least. The directors of the association incorporated last season have not held a meeting this spring. Several names have been suggested for manager. It will not be difficult to secure a good manager and a good team, the chief question being the financial support, for it is an impossibility to maintain a first class team in the field without a liberal fund. The city has always responded generously and it is believed the money will be forthcoming. One thing is needed to make the grounds at Neahwa Park attractive. It is believed that a new and suitable grandstand seating at least 300 people would increase the attendance considerably, as the present stand is not suitable for ladies, among whom there are many fans in the city. March 1913

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up the situation,” Jansen added. Jansen said the problem of Communism is not confined to New York City, and that he had found school authorities across the nation increasingly concerned about Red infiltration. March 1953

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March 1973 authorized the sale of beer. The bill legalizing both the amber brew and also wine of 3.2 percent alcoholic content became law with the signature of President Roosevelt at 2 p.m. “And I hope you got the smile at the end,” he remarked to photographers who recorded the signing in the cabinet room at the White House executive office. Fifteen days hence – or after midnight on April 6, beer may be sold in the 14 states permitting it. The bill provides for a tax of $5 on each barrel of 31 gallons. Federal license fees of $1,000 will be required annually from each brewery; $50 from each wholesaler and $20 from every retailer. March 1933

60 Years Ago

An educator reported today that 81 teachers have been separated from New York City’s public school system in a campaign to oust communists. Another 180 teachers are under investigation. William Jansen, New York City’s superintendent of schools gave the figures to the U.S. Senate’s internal security sub-committee which is studying Red influence on American education. “The number of Communists among New York’s 37,000 teachers is small,” Jansen said, “but they exert an influence far beyond their number. Since 1950, 81 teachers have resigned, retired, or been removed while under investigation, or after charges of Communist affiliations had been brought against them. And, “we are by no means satisfied that we have cleared

President Reagan was urged Monday to mount a federal crackdown on producers and distributors of pornography and “put a torpedo into the whole sex industry.” Reagan discussed the issue with members of the Morality in Media, an anti-pornography group whose members include religious leaders, officials of the publishing and broadcasting industries and conservative groups. “We all leave very much encouraged that there will be an effort to move after this $6-billion industry, 90 percent of which is controlled by organized crime and which is having a real bad effect on the future generations,” said Cardinal John Krol, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia. The Rev. Morton Hill, president of the group, said members urged Reagan to name a national coordinator for an anti-pornography campaign. With proper coordination, he said, the problem can be solved in 18 months. March 1983

20 Years Ago

Gov. Mario Cuomo is calling for buttressing family care, encouraging regional health networks and moving toward setting fees for doctors. The Democratic governor is releasing his plan while President Clinton is sifting through national health care proposals. Cuomo said he will leave the burden of paying for coverage of New York’s estimated two million uninsured residents to Washington. Cuomo wants to build a health care system that provides better primary care, takes quality into account, and begins putting brakes on costs. March 1993

10 Years Ago

Former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a parttime Pindars Corners gentleman farmer who became an iconoclastic scholar-politician serving four terms in the Senate, died Wednesday at the age of 76. After retiring from the Senate in 2001, Moynihan was succeeded by Hillary Rodham Clinton. As a candidate to replace Moynihan, Ms. Clinton announced her candidacy at a news conference at Moynihan’s farm in July 1999. Senator Clinton also announced Moynihan’s death Wednesday on the Senate floor, saying that the country had lost a “great American” March 2003

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To the Editor: My letter is in response to Mary Anne Whelan’s letter to repeal the Second Amendment. I, too, was at the March county board meeting voicing my concern over the new so called SAFE Act. LETTERS The point that was trying to be made was that, given the current trend that you and your other Constitution killers would like to take this state and country is: What’s next? The sportsmen and women as a whole contribute a hefty sum of money to this state and country, far more than any leftist group ever thought of doing, and voluntarily, I might add. Further restrictions or fees imposed on law-abiding gun owners is unfair and unwarranted. You mention the numbers of people who died from gunrelated incidents, but I didn’t see any numbers of the people

who die from hammers, baseball bats, knives or cigarettes. Every year in the United States about 450,000 people die from cigarettes and another 60,000 from second-hand smoke – and alcohol related deaths, 13,000. You also missed the entire point about how these laws were passed. If these new laws were so good, why are almost all of the counties in New York opposing them? Not to mention all of the sheriffs who are not on board. Are we all wrong? I wonder if you would be so willing to repeal parts of the Constitution if you were suddenly silenced with the repeal of the First Amendment? The Constitution was not written to be picked apart. The Constitution was written to serve everyone, not the select few who feel it is within their right to tell others what is best for them. I accept the Constitution in

Abolish Guns? Why Not The Medical Profession, Too To the Editor: Mary Anne Whelan’s letter to the editor of March 15 suggesting repeal of the Second Amendment is inherently, anti-American, anti-Bill of Rights, and not at all patriotic. Meddling with the Bill of Rights degrades the intent of the original authors. It seems to me that this kind of thinking shows the failure to understand the intent of our Founders when they drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Statistics show that approximately 98,000 (according to JAMA, the Journal of the Ameri-

can Medical Association) to as many as 195,000 (as per HeathGrades studies) people are killed every year due to medical errors in the United States, resulting in an estimated cost of $324 million. This information is derived from HealthGrades studies of 37 million patient records. Additionally a study by Zhan & Miller published in JAMA revealed that medical errors caused approximately 98,000 deaths annually. Based on these statistics medical malpractice causes over three times the 31,000 deaths by firearms quoted by Ms. Whelan. Country Living Near Cooperstown

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Mark W. de Roziere 22; SUNY Student Was Active In College Theater

ONEONTA – Mark W. de Roziere 22, a SUNY Oneonta student who starred in several college theater productions, died suddenly Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his apartment in Oneonta. Mark was born March 17, 1991, in Schenectady, attended Schoharie Central School, graduating with the Class of 2009. He later attended Hartwick Col-

lege and, since last fall, SUNY Oneonta. While in high school and college, he was active in drama and sports. de Roziere He participated in the production of plays at SCS,

Hartwick, and the Depot Lane Theatre. He enjoyed snow-boarding, soccer, tennis, and also played Little League. Excelling in academics, Mark was a member of the National Honor Society and the New Visions Honor Society. Survivors include his parents, Marie and Dick Vedder of Schoharie, his siblings Matthew A. Smith of Scho-

harie, Samantha M. Smith of Middleburgh and William R. Vedder of Schoharie, step-sisters Nena Thompson of Long Island, Kimberly Kennedy of Huntersland, Mark Vedder of Florida and Shelby van Eekeren. Other relatives include Joannes and Marietta van Eekeren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, his grandparents Roger and Helga de Ro-

ziere, Bill and Helen Vedder and a very special neighbor, Thomas “Wilson” Byrnes, all of Schoharie. He was predeceased by grandparents Wim and Jacoba van Eekeren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 26, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, me-

morial contributions may be made to the SCS Music Department, PO Box 430, C/O Mark Pracher, Schoharie, NY 12157 OR Depot Lane Theatre, C/O Colonial Heritage Association, PO Box 554, Schoharie, NY 12157. Arrangements are entrusted to the Langan Funeral Home, Schoharie.

Marjorie E. Barnes 86; Farmed In Otsego, Ran Bill’s Lunch In Oneonta ONEONTA – Marjorie E. Barnes 86, the former owner of Bill’s Lunch in Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Marjorie was born on Jan. 4, 1927 in Schenevus, the daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Ritchey) Gohde. She married Louis E. Barnes on July 17, 1949.


He predeceased her on Oct. 26, 1963. They owned and operated a dairy farm on the Ostdawa in Otego from 1950 to 1963. Marjorie also owned and operated Bill’s Lunch in Oneonta, as well as being the head cook for the Senior Meals Program at Nader Towers. She enjoyed crafts, especially ceramics, watching

Debbie Barnes of Oneonta, Christine and Rick Haines of South Carolina and Barry and Jennifer Barnes of Watervliet. She is also survived her grandchildren, Mark and John Walley, Kimberly Beckley, Steven Hoag, Scott and Lorisue Barnes, Erick and Laura Haines, Patrick and Michael Barnes and her ten great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son, Larry James Barnes, brother, Earl Gohde, her sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Floyd Dubben and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Gohde. The funeral was held Saturday, March 23 at the funeral home, with Rev. Stephen Fournier, officiat-

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ONEONTA – Doris G. Pulver, 86, the former owner of Duke’s Place in East Worcester, died March 16, 2013, at Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta. She was born May 28, 1926, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Roy and Helen (Hopkins) Henry. Doris married Everett C. Pulver on June 24, 1950. They owned Duke’s Place in East Worcester. She is survived by her sister, Deborah Brown of

Wilbur Davis, 101; Avid Hunter Gave Land For State Park RIVERDALE – Wilbur Davis, 101, who donated the land that became the Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park in Westford, passed away on March 19, 2013. He was born in 1911, in Kentucky, to Mildred and Ernest Davis. He was married to Betty Yancovich Davis for 76 years. She passed away in 2012. He was an avid sportsman, and shot his last deer at the age of 99 years. He was an accomplished taxidermist. In 2001, they donated 190 acres in Westford, for the establishment of the Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.


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Manager of Human Resources; Physical Therapist FT - Otesego or Schoharie Co. At Home Care, Inc. (AHC) is a nationally recognized progressive home health care leader. To support significant growth in operations, AHC is recruiting for a (new) FT position, or: Manager of Human Resources The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related field, and a minimum of two years HR “generalist” experience within a progressive environment, preferably within a health care setting. Physical Therapist - Fulltime A minimum of two years acute care experience and experience with electronic record, preferred. Interested applicants may apply in confidence: Laurene Vosburgh, HR coordinator 800-783-0613, 607-432-7634 or via email:

2012 Cub Cadet LX410 4WD w/ldr–30 hrs; (5) Cub Cadet EX2900/3200 4WD tractors w/ldrs like new w/very low hrs; Cub Cadet 8404 4WD tractor w/ldr–420 hrs; (4) Cub Cadet SC2400 4WD w/ldr and very low hrs; (4) Cub Cadet 5252 4WD; Cub Cadet EX450 w/ldr; Cub Cadet SX3100 w/cab and snowblower-like new; Cub Cadet 5254 4WD w/cab ldr and snoblower; Cub Cadet 5234; Cub Cadet 7260; Cub Cadet EX2900 w/front blade-low hrs; JD2305 4WD w/ldr, backhoe and snowblower-259 hrs!!; (2) JD 2310 4WD w/ldr and mwr–low hrs; Mahindra 3215 4WD w/ldr and backhoe; Mahindra 4110; IH Cub LoBoy 185; 2011 AMF Max II 6-wheel amphibious UTV; JD 4x4 Gator w/cab; Polaris Sportsman 500; Polaris Sportsman 450; Yamaha450 4x4; Cub Cadet Big Country 2x4; JD Gator 2x4; More traded by auction day!


(10) Cub Cadet 3000 series 16-25 hp w/mowers, power steering and some w/snowblowers; (4) Cub Cadet Super garden tractors; (25) Cub Cadet 2000 series 16-25 hp-many like new; (15) Cub Cadet 1000 series 10-18hp; Several older Cub Cadets including a 100; 129 and more traded in by auction day.


2012 Cub Cadet Tank SZ60; (10) Late model Cub Cadet Zero-Turn mowers including Tank; M series; and Z Force series 44-, 48-, 54-, 60-inch; Toro 4500D commercial mower; Toro Groundsmaster; JD 525; Goosen G350 Vac; and more coming in!


(28) John Deeres 8-25 hp including 330 diesel; 325; 345 liquid; 265; and many others; Plus at least 25 more tractors various brands including Kubota; Toro; Wheel Horse; Case and other various brands; plus others not listed.


JD450J dozer; JD450C dozer; JD675B skid steer; Ford 800; Ford 640; IH340; Nuffield; Case VAC; AC190 dsl w/ ldr; more traded daily


(10) new 3-pt rototillers; (10) new 3-pt finish mowers; (10) new 3-pt bush hogs; (10) new 3pt stone rakes; (10) new 3pt blades; (20) new 3-pt ballast boxes; (10) new chainsaws; (20) new hedge trimmers; (10) new baggers; (10 ) new spin spreaders; (30) Briggs engines new in the box ; (10) sets compact tractor tires; 20 pallet lots misc new equipment


Tillers; dump carts, push mowers, chippers, baggers, generators; log splitter; 3-pt hitch implements including mowers, blades, york rakes, (5) 3-pt snowblowers including 84 in; 78 in; 72 in and 48 in; (10) pallet lots of misc. parts, owners manuals, parts equipment row and much more!!!

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NOTE: The best selection of clean Cub Cadets anywhere! Auction under big tent, rain or shine. All tractors will drive through the tent. This auction features top quality equipment and you set the price!! These tractors are all reconditioned and ready to mow. Many have snowblowers, tillers, cabs, etc. Iver says business has been good and it is again time to clean house for a big spring season. Plan to attend, it’s a great opportunity!!!

Selling 10 AM SHARP!!! TERMS: Cash or good check only! All items sold “as is.” List is subject to change.

Owner: Springfield Tractor 315-858-2578 Auctioneers: MacFadden & Sons, Inc. Rt. 20 Sharon Springs, NY 518-284-2090

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


New Listing! MLS#88291 - Great building lot! 9+ acres w/extensive road frontage on both sides. Only a few minutes from Cooperstown and all its amenities. $65,900 Call Donna Anderson @ 607-267-3232


Land listing! MLS#86611 - Shared lake access to Canadarago Lake w/dock. Excellent views of the lake w/treed protection of north side of this excellent building lot. Easy access to hwy. $29,900 Call Rod and Barb @ 315-520-6512


MLS#87990 - 45+/- acres, 1800+/- ft road frontage, open, rolling hillside, views. Prime land on country road between Fly Creek and Cooperstown. $175,000 Call Kathy Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683

E ! IC CED R P DU RE Land listing! MLS#87725 - Price is negotiable! Make an offer on this scenic place! Owner is anxious! Nearly 3.5 acres of building lot w/great views of Canadarago Lake. Private lane access, water access, dock, and low taxes. $79,000 Call Rod and Barb @ 315-520-6512

MLS#82266 - Perfect picture for your new home. 19 acres of total privacy in Danube. Possible owner financing. $45,500 Call Bobbie @ 518-265-0645

MLS#84000 - Log cabin, 4-car garage, 5 acres. State land nearby. $186,900 Call Carol Olsen @ 607-434-7436

New listing! MLS#87961 - 3 BR, 2½ bath home features oak floors, kitchen and dining area w/island, LR w/woodburning stove, den w/french doors and access to side deck. Upstairs master BR w/large closets and private bath. Wrap-around porch, covered breezeway, 2-car garage w/ woodstove and second story. Cooperstown School District. $339,000 Call Kristi Ough @ 607-434-3026

New listing! MLS#87476 - Beautiful location! Well maintained 3 BR, 2 bath ranch on 1½ acres, close to downtown Oneonta. Features hardwood floors, modern kitchen, large DR, large master suite. Full basement is ready to finish. Motivated sellers. $128,500 Call Tom Platt @ 607-435-2068

MLS#84612 – Location, seclusion, views on 10.8 acres! Close to Oneonta and Delhi, this secluded location is convenient to schools, hospitals and shopping. $199,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633

MLS#84743 – Close to the city, this raised ranch offers privacy, 3 BRs, 2 baths, kitchen, DR, family room, LR. Rooms are bright and sunny. Home is well maintained. $185,000 Call Linda Wheeler @ 607-434-2125

MLS#87005 - Farmhouse, barn, 20 acres, for one low price. $159,000 Call Carol Olsen @ 607-434-7436

New listing! MLS#88326 - In Cooperstown Village (Irish Hill), this well maintained and upgraded home has open floorplan LR/DR, wood-burning fireplace, newer cherry floors and pellet stove. Property is being sold below assessed value. Cooperstown School district. $265,000 Call Jim Vrooman @ 603-247-0506

New listing! MLS#86980 - Solid 4 BR apt over commercial office space or storefront. Home features hardwood floors throughout, spacious rooms w/high ceilings, built-in cupboards and shelves, Wood-Mode kitchen, walk-up attic, 2-car attached garage, and 4-bay detached garage. $189,900 Call Tom Platt @ 607-435-2068

MLS#86909 - Cedar raised ranch w/4 - 5 BR, 3 full baths, open DR and LR w/fireplace, family room, kitchen and bath w/skylights, 3 decks, 2 patios, 4+ car insulated, heated garage w/water, barn, pool, 2 tax parcels. Close to Cooperstown and Oneonta w/Milford schools. $289,000 Call Kathy Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683

New Listing! MLS#88323 - Charming Craftsman Cape features 3 BRs, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, window seat, leaded glass windows, built-in cabinets and shelving, hardwood floors, kitchen w/Jenn-Air appliances. Deck overlooks ½-acre backyard and 2-story carriage barn. $149,900 Call Tom Platt @ 607-435-2068

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Center City Oneonta!

Locally owned and operated Single and multi-family homes Commercial property and land 99 Main Street, Oneonta

Great commercial opportunity! Building has 2 offices, bathroom, large open space w/concrete floor, high ceilings, loading dock and 2 drive-in bays with overhead doors. Over 2 acres of land for equipment storage or parking. New metal roof on front part of the building. Easy access to Interstate 88 and plenty of room for large trucks to drive in and out if needed.

$159,900 MLS #87371

office 607.441.7312 fax 607.432.7580

New Listing MLS#87635 - Great location, close to Chobani and NYCM, this 3 BR ranch is also close to great trout fishing and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. $149,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633

Charming turn-of-the-century home features hardwood floors, 3 open living spaces, formal DR, kitchen and ½ bath on first floor. Great space w/separate entrance—perfect play room, office or den. Second floor has 4 BRs, full bath, and laundry. Give us a call today to see this great home. $149,000. MLS#88300

Lizabeth Rose, Broker/Owner

New listing! MLS#86056 - 3 BR, 2 bath ranch w/attached garage is set on 11 acres w/beautiful views. Solid home w/ wood-burning fireplace, master BR suite, spacious rooms, deck, and dry basement. Close to Oneonta, Cooperstown, and Norwich. Aggressively priced below full market value. $169,900 Call Tom Platt @ 607-435-2068

New listing! MLS#88107 - Move-in ready 3 BR, 2 bath home on 10 acres offers large eat-in kitchen w/island, LR w/woodstove, master suite w/walk-in closet, garden tub & shower. Outside deck to view pond, stream, and wildlife. $149,900 Call Kristi Ough @ 607-434-3026

Charming Stone Home on 31 Acres

Tabor Road Westford $229,000 MLS#88198

This wonderful stone cottage will transport you to the English countryside. Handcrafted by an artisan, this home has beautiful character. It is completely self-sufficient, able to create its own electricity from a hydro-electric power source. Includes tons of space and storage for vehicles. A perfect summer getaway or year-round home.

John Mitchell Real Estate

Cricket Keto, Lic. Assoc. Broker John Mitchell, Lic. Assoc. Broker Stephen Baker, Lic. Assoc. Broker Peter D. Clark, Consultant


216 Main Street, Cooperstown • 607-547-8551 • 607-547-1029 (fax) • Dave LaDuke, broker 607-435-2405 Mike Winslow, broker 607-435-0183 Mike Swatling 607-547-8551

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COuntRy living at its best!

(607) 547-5740 • (607) 547-6000 (fax) 157 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

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(7668) Welcoming 4 BR/2 bath remodeled home offers large rooms, office, formal DR, gas woodstove, newer windows, modern kitchen, laundry room, garage, newer roof, newer electric, rocking-chair front porch. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive—$249,000

(7546) Nearly new 3 BR/2 bath lakefront home features butternut flooring, hand-hewn beamed ceilings, custom kitchen w/oak cabinets, fireside benefits. Welcoming 1 BR separate Gothic-inspired guest house, large deck w/hot tub, shed w/electric, 2 boat lifts, dock for 9 boats, concrete sea wall, parking for 4 cars. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive—$595,000

(7434) This 6 BR/2 bath residence is just 8 miles from Cooperstown. Original millwork, eat-in kitchen, woodstove, 2 new furnaces, spacious layout, den, replacement windows, plank flooring, wrap-around front porch. 2-story barn, pole barn, plus a 1 BR cottage, completely remodeled. Richfield Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive—$189,900

60 open And Wooded Acres

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(7608) Well-kept 3 BR/3 bath chalet offers wrap-around deck, den, open floorplan, gas fireplace. Main-level master suite w/access to deck, modern kitchen, DR, lake privileges, 2-car garage. Park-like setting with mature gardens and trees. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Co-Exclusive—$419,000

(7452) Tucked away on a well-maintained dead-end road. Good for building lots or your own private getaway. Just 4 miles to Cooperstown. Possible owner financing. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive—$149,000

Three 5+ Acres LoTs

(6474) Private, quiet road. Wooded. Owner financing. Pierstown area, 3 miles from Cooperstown. Cooperstown Schools. Buy all 3 at a great price! Hubbell’s Exclusive—$110,000 for each lot

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(7046) This 3 BR residence is sited on 1.5 acres. Enticing home offers knotty pine eat-in kitchen, LR w/hardwood flooring, convenient breezeway, garage w/overhead storage. Near Dreams Park. Milford Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive—$109,000

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This is the original 1880 Fly Creek 3-room schoolhouse with the original school bell on the roof. The building has been carefully renovated and converted into a home with a studio apartment. The high-ceiling LR is open to the kitchen and dining area. There are 3 BRs and bath on the second floor; studio apt w/full bath on main floor; and family room, bath/laundry and guest BR on lower level. An attached 2car garage and a workshop/barn complete this unique property. exclusively offered by Don Olin Realty at $749,000 For reliable, honest answers to any of your real estate questions, Don Olin Realty at 607.547.5622 or visit our website For Appointment Only Call: M. Margaret Savoie – Broker/Owner – 547-5334 Marion King – Associate Broker – 547-5332 Don Olin – Associate Broker – 547-8782 Eric Hill – Associate Broker – 547-5557 Don DuBois – Associate Broker – 547-5105 Tim Donahue – Associate Broker – 293-8874 Cathy Raddatz – Sales Associate – 547-8958 Jacqueline Savoie -Sales Associate -547-4141 Carol Hall - Sales Associate -544-4144


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