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tions and multiple electrical By LIBBY CUDMORE violations, the remaining tenants at the former Oneonta Hotel will soon be ONEONTA evicted. But with the remaining lthough Chuck Bogosta has lived residents facing homeand traveled all over the world, he Please See OFO, A3 always returns to SUNY Oneonta.



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Oneonta’s Mike Hamilton and Anna Legname relive the slow-dance romance of prom night at the Super Senior Prom on Saturday, May 5 at Foothills.

“There’s not a year that goes by where I don’t go back,” he said. “I love the college. I stay dedicated.” A 1980 grad, Bogosta, now president of UPMC International and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Please See BOGOSTA, A7


Democrat EST Plans Run V. Seward

New Debate On OH-Fest Considered


ith concerns about excessive drinking at OH-Fest renewed, Council member David Rissberger plans to ask a Common Council committee later this month if the city should continue to endorse the mid-April concert in Neahwa Park. “At 8 a.m. I was watching kids with beers in their hands walking up the street,” said Rissberger. He plans to bring his concerns to the Operations, Planning & Evaluations Committee meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, then renew debate at Common Council June 5.



etty Bettiol receives a proclamation from state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, recognizing her husband Gene Bettiol Sr. being named Otsego Chamber Distinguished Citizen of 2018 at a Thursday, May 3, banquet at Foothills. At left, NBT Senior Vice President Jamie Reynolds receives the Distinguished Business Award from NYCM President Dan Robinson. At right, retired Neptune Diner owner Paul Karabinis samples Townsend Catering’s offerings. 250 attended the annual Celebration of Business.

BUDGET VOTE: The Oneonta School Budget Vote will be noon - 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, Foothills. Voters will vote on the $38.6 million 2018-19 budget and three other items. School board members Jamie Reynolds and Susan Kurkowski are unopposed for reelection.





ARRESTS IN JAIL: Two county jail inmates have been arrested, one for fighting, the other for obtaining crack cocaine, sheriff’s deputies reported Tuesday, May 8. For details, see

St. George To Run On Anti-Corruption Plank In November Election

ames Seward, R-Milford, Otsego County’s state senator for 31 years, is being challenged by a political newcomer from Delaware County who says she’s looking to “clean up Albany.” Joyce St. George, a Democrat from New Kingston, near Margaretville, said she spent most of her career after St. George graduating from NYU with the state Attorney General’s Special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate police corruption. “We handled cases that had to do with the criminal justice system in New York City,” said St. George. “We dealt with judges, police officers; some pretty high ranking people. I really cut my teeth on some very interesting work early on.” Now, she said, she wants to do the same in the state Capitol. She kicked off her campaign on April 7, St. George planned to be in Otsego County Wednesday, May 9. The election is Nov. 6. “What can I say, I met her, and I liked her,” said Democratic activist Richard Sternberg, the village trustee. Please See CAMPAIGN, A3 Hartwick Professor Laura Elder has just published “American Presidential Candidate Spouses.”

First Ladies Can Help, Hurt Presidents By LIBBY CUDMORE ONEONTA


t’s not easy to be the wife of a presidential candidate. “The American public is fascinated by First Ladies and


eople were asked if they thought she was too pushy.” DR. ELDER ON HILLARY

candidates’ spouses,” said Dr. Laurel Elder, Hartwick Col-

lege professor of political science. “The public expect them to be supporting the candidate behind the scenes, not talking about their own achievements, and being very visible on the campaign trail.” She dubs this approach Please See LADIES, A7




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SUNY Delhi Bestows Doctorate On John Brooks



rooks’ House of BBQ second-generation owner John Brooks will be presented an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at SUNY Delhi’s 101st annual graduation at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19. SUNY Delhi President Michael Laliberte called Brooks, “a passionate advocate and friend whose achievements are inspiring and demonstrate to students

the benefits of a SUNY Delhi education.” As a Hotel and Resort Management major, Brooks he earned the American Culinary Federation’s New York City Chapter’s Outstanding Foodservice Management Award in recognition of his “enthusiasm and promise for the future.”

Following graduation in 1967, he served four years in theAir Force, rising to the rank of sergeant. He then returned home to the family business, joining with his wife Joan to purchase the restaurant from his parents in 1975. The restaurant won the James Beard Foundation “America’s Classics” award and was honored in a Congressional Proclamation and state Legislative Resolution. It has been featured by Rachel Ray on Food Net-


work Television and profiled in publications. In 2005, Brooks and his wife Joan sold the restaurant to their son Ryan and his wife Beth, who opened a bottling line that produces more than one million bottles of barbecue sauces annually, including SUNY Delhi Bronco Sauce, first introduced in 2017. Brooks has been the recipient of numerous honors, including SUNY Delhi’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Primal Fitness co-owner Amanda Brandas demonstrates rope climbing on the fitness rig at Primal Revolution Fitness as her fellow coowners Monika Vallette and Nicole Rotherberger look on from below. The gym, which specializes in Crossfit, cut the ribbon on their 144 Roundhouse Road facility on Friday, May 4.

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As Oneonta Hotel To Be Vacated, Social Services Agencies Confer OFO/From A1 lessness, Opportunity for Otsego has scheduled a meeting of agencies that might be able to help for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at its West Broadway headquarters. “Code enforcement went through the building with the owners ahead of the deadline,” said Mayor Gary Herzig. “The owners have done some work, but until the code office feel that work is done to make the building safe, we will continue the process of having residents vacate the building.” “The loss of any housing opportunities in Otsego County is a hardship and increases the need for assistance by the County and community agencies,” said But in an e-mail, Deborah J. Finger, the county’s director of income maintenance, said City Hall’s action will result in “hardship.” “We are reaching out to the residents of 195 Main Street and providing them an opportunity to meet with area community agencies such as DSS, Opportunities for Otsego (OFO), the Continuum of Care, Catholic Charities and Otsego Rural Housing to offer assistance should

Delaware County Democrat Challenges Seward

they have a need to plan for alternative housing.” Last week, the former hotel was ordered vacated after code enforcement found the building to still have multiple code violations remaining, even after a six month grace period where the owners, Melania and Nicolae Pervu, would have a chance to improve the conditions of their building. “There was a long list of electrical violations,” said Herzig. “Many have been remediated and certified, but others still remain.” To have the electrical violations removed, the Pervus must have the electrical work approved by a certified electrician, at their own expense. The additional building violations must also be remedied and approved by the city’s Code Enforcement office. Last November, the city’s Board of Public Service declared 195 Main St. “unsafe,” and Herzig gave the Pervus six months to bring it up to code. Tenants were advised then to seek alternative housing, but an unknown number of tenants were still living in the building when the April 30 deadline passed last Monday.

CAMPAIGN/From A1 “She seems to have all of the credentials, and other people seem to really like her as well.” St. George believes that there is a deep-rooted culture of corruption in Albany, which she hopes to eradicate, among other ways, by the election of more women politicians. “There are nine women running for senate right now, and we all share this cultural ideal of transparency and openness when it comes to politics,” she said. For his part, Seward hasn’t faced a major challenge in years. In 2016, he won 72.77 percent of the vote against challenger Jermaine BagnallGraham, Sherburne, a Bassett Healthcare administrator. “Jim is well liked by everyone. He’s friendly with republicans and democrats alike,” said Sternberg. “But he has also been there for 31 years. Maybe it’s time for a change. As a democrat, I would love to see democrats take control of the senate.” She continued: “My campaign isn’t about going against Senator Seward. I think he’s

a very nice guy and has done many good things for our area. But I think that he is part of this political culture that allows misuse of power.” She criticized Seward, who chairs the Senate Insurance Committee, for accepting campaign contributions from that sector. If elected, St. George said she would end that practice. “With corporate campaign donations, lobbyists, and the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, we’ve sort of legalized corruption,” she said. “I’d like to change that.” Asked to respond, Seward called “attacking my campaign donations … a failed political trick employed by my previous opponents that is without merit.” His chairmanship allows him “to promote and advance effective laws and policies that make lives better for consumers while strengthening a vital sector of our economy that provides many good paying jobs both locally and statewide,” he said. “To suggest that my integrity is for sale is baseless and, quite

frankly, offensive. My record is clear, I answer only to the people of my district.” St. George, who also served on the Margaretville Hospital board for three years and the Health Alliance Medical Network board for seven years, also supports universal healthcare, and shows a deep concern in the current state of the dairy farming industry. “Dairy farmers are committing suicide because they can’t pay their bills,” she added. “You’ve got a family that has been farming for five generations, and they are the ones that are going to lose everything. It was easy enough to bail out Wall St., why can’t we bail out our farmers.” So far, St. George is the only Democrat in the field. Cathy Nardi, Otego, considered a run against Seward after challenging county board thenchair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, last November, and losing by a handful of votes. She said Tuesday, May 8, she is no longer interested in doing so.

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How Can Anyone Process Eric Schneiderman’s Sudden Fall?


he Cooperstown Rotary Club starts its meeting with song, and the first this past Tuesday went, in part: I’d like to build the world a home, and furnish it with love… I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony… I’d like to see the world for once, all standing hand in hand And hear them echo through the hills For peace throughout the land. • With Spitzer, then Weiner, now Schneiderman, it’s hard to be anything but rueful at those words.

The latter’s fall – he was accused in this week’s New Yorker of abusing four girlfriends – is perhaps the most surprising among leading state Democratic politicians felled so far by allegations of sexual misconduct. When he made a star turn at the Glimmerglass Festival in July 2016, Eric Schneiderman, despite his hard-driving campaigns and prosecutions, gave the impression of a mild, modest man, and a cultured one: His father, Irwin, it was noted, was a philanthropist whose support was central to keeping the New York City Opera going for decades. Monday the 7th, the mag-

– were irrelevant to his professional duties. By evening, however, he resigned, stating, “these allegations … will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time.” While it may be the right decision, it’s a shame. • Since Harvey Weinstein faced rape allegations last October and was fired as president of Miramax StuHOMETOWN ONEONTA dios – as many as 80 women have since come forth – the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman favorably impressed a full house on appearing at the nation has seen dozens of Glimmerglass Festival June 16, 2016, to discuss top executives, leading art“The Crucible.” Moderating is Faye Gay, the ists and professionals who New York City attorney.. have been subjected to a range of allegations. azine hit the stands. Four physically abusing them. Ironically, given women had accused him He first said the allegations Glimmerglass’ producof slapping and otherwise – “which I strongly contest”

tion that July 2016 evening of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a modern spinoff from the Salem witch trials, Schneiderman appeared locally to comment on the mass hysteria Americans witness from time to time – McCarthyism, certainly, but as recent as the Manhattan Beach arrests in the’ 80s. Certainly, there is an aspect of that in the #MeToo movement, that will only be clear a year or two or a half-dozen hence. Some of today’s celebrated cases may turn out to be the equivalent of infractions or misdemeanors, but others will indeed be Class A felonies. Please See EDITORIAL, A6


Daughter Shares 4 Lessons From Gene’s Bettiol’s Success Story Editor’s Note: Eugene A. Bettiol Jr.’s daughter Jaci delivered this appreciation of her father Thursday, May 3, when, posthumously, he was honored as the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen of 2018 at the Otsego County Chamber’s annual banquet in the Foothills Atrium. He passed away Dec. 2.


y Dad was a driven man who valued work. However, I’m not going to talk about that today. Instead I would like share with you some lessons he taught me. 1. Never quit your job. When things are difficult in your personal life, stay focused. My Dad told the story of a friend who was going through a challenging time raising young children. He stopped to talk with my


Jaci Bettiol poses with mom Betty, and two of Gene Bettiol’s grandsons, her son Eric Michelitsch, right, and her nephew Ryan Laytham.

Dad and shared that he thought it would be best if he quit his job so he could help his wife. And he wanted my Dad’s opinion. Now, my Dad was a young father himself, raising three children when he was only 24 years old. So I’m sure he had somewhat of a puzzled look on his face as he knew quitting was never an option for him personally. He looked at his friend and said, “Quitting your job would be the biggest mistake to make during this time. Your job is your stability. You’re in for a rough few years but it will pass. So, pull up your big boy pants and get going.” Yes, that was my Dad. 2. Take Baby Steps. This was a personal lesson for me. I’m not the best traveler. Several years ago, when our family was planning a trip, I hesitated.

My father knew that I was conflicted and he said to me, “Take Baby Steps.” Get into the car and drive to the airport. See how you feel. Then get out of the car and walk down to your gate. See how you feel. Then get on the plane. See how you feel. Break it down into Baby Steps and you can do anything. I made it to that family trip and when I returned home, I wrote my father a thank you note that said, “Baby Steps. Thank you for getting me there.” 3. You Have to be Somewhere. This lesson is a family favorite. My father would say, if you find yourself ill with aches and pains or if you’re feeling sad about something, get up and get out into the world. You have to be somePlease See ADVICE, A6 POEM TO THE EDITOR


Sheriff Candidate Can’t Handle Criticism, ‘Albeit A Bit Snarky’ To the Editor: I was dismayed to come home the evening of April 30 and find that (county sheriff candidate) Bob Fernandez has banned me from his campaign Facebook page for no other reason than the fact that I do not support him and I commented on a picture of him being endorsed by a Democrat: “Too bad that he can’t

vote for you because he is a Democrat”. I believe that this is an incredibly bad indication of how fit this man is for public office. I was simply stating a fact. Is he planning to ban anyone that criticizes him? How is that being an example and leading with integrity? He does nothing but bash our sheriff and seems to

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have no qualms about dishing out the dirt, but he can’t even handle a simple statement, albeit a bit snarky I will concede. I have engaged on social media numerous times with people I disagreed with a lot stronger and never once have I been banned from any pages. I simply find it disappointing that the Fernandez campaign, instead of simply responding, ignoring, deleting, or hiding the comment, they have chosen to completely ban dissenting opinion. Furthermore, I believe this goes to show how prepared Fernandez is to serve in the political sector. As a

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Comment on a posting of Democratic Assembly candidate Dan Buttermann endorsing Republican Bob Fernandez led to Bobby Walker being blocked from the page.

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emerges to a mid-May surprise: A vast year of yellowtops immobile under the sun Until a stray breeze life the head of one. Then from a crouch – tooth of the lion upon dandelion – He springs upon Spring Dandelion: from the Old French “dent de lion,” tooth of lion, referring to the plant’s deeply serrated leaf DOREY MUNCH Oneonta

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one and only time I have ever been banned from a Facebook page was by another Republican. I would reach out to them for comment, but I have been blocked from messaging their Facebook and don’t have any other contact. Thought you would be interested to know. BOBBY WALKER Chairman, County Young Republicans Executive Director, State Federation of College Republicans Executive Assistant to the Chairman, County GOP Committee

Dent de Lion

Editor’s Note: Tom Morgan, retired Oneonta investment counselor whose “Money Talk” is syndicated nationally, lived in Franklin.


egetarians are a brutal, heartless lot. So are all of us who mow our lawns. How could you not avoid such conclusions? Just this week we had reports from scientists about how plants communicate with each other. They also think. And they are sensitive, so sensitive. The scientists tell us plants decide how big to grow their leaves. They

decide! They prioritize their activities. After checking out the competition nearby. They react to stress above and below ground. If a neighbor is pushy, they push back. They talk to pals TOM when it comes to MORGAN growing roots. “Why don’t you grow yours there, sweetheart. And I’ll grow mine over here. Nice-looking tendrils you’ve got there, by the way.”

• In earlier research scientists told us plants mourn when their neighbors croak. They have feelings. Let’s get down to earth here. We are all part of Gaia. Mother Earth, that is. You, me, the fungus between your toes, the moths in your carpet. We are all in this together, all interconnected. Swamis and native peoples have told us this for centuries. Jerk a weed from your petunia bed and you cause its cactus cousin in Utah to swoon. Ahh, yes, Gaia. One big happy family. Except that some of the family Please See COLUMN, A5 • OTHER LETTER, A5



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150 Years Ago

Excerpts from “Regulations of the Oneonta Union Free School No. 5: Free Pupils: Every inhabitant of this district between the ages of five and twenty-one years, of proper character, may be admitted to any grade of the school for which such person is fitted, free of charge for tuition. Attendance: Pupils will be expected to be in their seats at five minutes before nine o’clock a.m.; and at one o’clock p.m. Those entering after the proper time will be marked tardy. All cases of tardiness, or absence from school, require a written or verbal excuse from the parent or guardian. An excuse may be prospective or permanent. Detention: Pupils may be detained at the school-rooms for a period not to exceed forty minutes, for being deficient in lessons, disorderly in deportment, or late in attendance. Improper Conduct – Vulgarity, profanity, or indecent conduct will be sufficient causes for suspension or even expulsion. Unnecessary Noise – Pupils will refrain from loud and boisterous noise on the school grounds, and in no case whatever, will running, wrestling, jumping, or any other noisy recreations be allowed in school-buildings. May 1868

60 Years Ago

40 Years Ago

The City of Oneonta took the SUCO Student Senate for a ride Tuesday night and came back with a $30,000 contract for the coming academic year. The Senators boarded the city’s newest bus – an 89-passenger vehicle which just arrived last week – at the Hunt Student Union and were chauffeured along city streets where they voted unanimously to approve the contract. The contract is up $4,000 from last year. Student Association President James Voltz, who appeared at the last meeting of the Common Council to answer questions on the subject, called it “a very fair contract.” The bus will be used exclusively for SUCO runs starting in the fall. The $71,000 vehicle will not be used by the city for regular Dial-A-Bus runs, “Because it’s too big.” May 1978

20 Years Ago

125 Years Ago

Tree planting on Arbor Day – At all the schools in Oneonta, the programs arranged for the day were successfully carried out. The principal feature of the exercises was the, however, was the planting of trees by the pupils. At East End, honor was played to Columbus, a tree being planted and dedicated go his memory. The Union and River Street schools planted an Elm on the grounds of the latter in memory of one who for many years was president of the board of education and a steadfast friend of the public schools, the late W.A.E. Tompkins. At the Normal School the four trees planted were dedicated to Grover Cleveland, President of the United States, Roswell P. Flower, Governor of the State of New York, James G. Blaine, the typical American statesman and patriot, and the Hon. J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. May, 1893

100 Years Ago

Red Cross War Show – Delhi, May 13 to 18 – Bringing the War to Delaware County. There will be a great exhibition of the paraphernalia and accoutrements of war – right from the 69th Regiment Armory, New York. With the soldiers you know on their way to France, many of them already there, you will want to see all these things. Here are some interesting parts of the exhibit: Famous French 75 Millimeter Guns; ten machine guns; a German Can-

Veggies Have Feelings, Too And we sure as hell need COLUMN/From A4 a government program to ain’t so happy. It only right this wrong. We always stands to reason. I mean, need more government what plant could be happy programs. with the way their human We definitely need to brothers and sisters mistreat start a grass roots movethem? ment. And this time I really In a distant future era we mean grass roots, among will learn plant languages. We will decipher communi- others. We need to stop cannibals like you from eating cations between the plants. vegetables! We will After all, discover plant we know manuscripts. now that They will devegetables tail the butchare livery humans ing creasubjected tures. Do them to. They you need will describe further the slashings proof? Dig and mowa hole and ings. And drop in an how plants onion and that happened Our new best friends potato from to be less your larder. In a few weeks attractive were called “ugly they’ll be sticking out of weeds.” They will describe the ground, grasping for how they were deprived of their lives. their vegihood by pruners. Knowing these are living, Not to mention how humans mutilated their reproductive talking creatures, what will you do tomorrow? You organs. And messed around will seize the poor spud and with their genes. torture it. You will dig out They will vilify gardenits very eyes! You will roast ers and vegetable growers. or fry the poor creature. You “They attacked us with mawill chop your onion into chines. They massacred all tiny pieces. An onion that our little friends who were never did you any harm. growing around us.” Meanwhile, you will hapImagine the conversations between the trees. “Did you pily castrate your rose bushsee what that stupid dog did es, apple trees and grape vines. In Syrian fashion you to me?” “That’s nothing, will spray nasty chemicals Harry. The damned squirrels have made a hole in my over weeds. Vegecide! You will violate basic vegetative crotch and lived there all rights. You will discrimiwinter!” “Warning! Warnnate, by selecting attractive ing! Here come the woodplants over ugly ones. peckers!” In short, you will show I, for one, am not going the world you are sexist, to put up with this abuse misogynist, homophobic any longer. I am forming and racist. I cannot tell you PETVAT, for the protection just why you are guilty of of all vegetation and trees. these four. But these days We will have sub-chapters. everybody is. Give me Bruised Broccoli Anonyanother week to work on the mous. Weeping Willow indictment. Widows. Corn Power!! Meanwhile, you should NAABBB. (For the adfast for a while. Breakfast vancement of black and on gravel. And stop ogling blueberries and other fruits the Kiwifruit, you pervert. of color.) Adopt-a-Plant. From in Morgan. Outfits like that.

on the fenders and hood of the suspect’s coupe. The victim was apparently struck as he walked along the narrow Main Street of Sidney Center. May 1938

May 1958 non; a German Trench Mortar; French War Photographs; Trench Stoves; French Uniforms with Helmets and Knapsacks; Aerial Bombs; a One-Man Tank; Display of Hand Grenades; a Sniper’s Shield; French and German Rifles and Bayonets; Figure of French Soldier in Uniform; Gas Masks; Bomb Thrower Catapult; War Movies will show all the different phases of the war including drilling of soldiers, fighting at the front, Pershing’s men in France, Red Cross activities and naval scenes. May 1918

80 Years Ago

Cornelius Bristol, 60-year-old quarryman of Norwich, was held for the September Delaware County Grand Jury by Justice of the Peace J.A. Thomson of Delhi late yesterday on a charge of criminal negligence in connection with the alleged hit and run killing of Frank Lanning, about 63, a farm hand, in front of the Sidney Center post office on Friday night. Lanning died early Saturday morning at Delaware County hospital of a fractured skull, compound fractures of both legs, and internal injuries. Bristol, who was employed on the Guy Bush farm, in the Town of Tompkins, was arrested a few miles from the scene of the accident by Troopers Joseph Nolan and Frank Maish of Sidney Barracks, Troop C, state police, when they found blood stains

Oneonta Public Defender Otto Rothermel said he doesn’t know if there is a “magic number” of years future lawyers should have to spend in law school. “It’s a real tough thing to judge,” he said. “It’s a real tough thing to judge,” he said. “I’m a believer that the more training and education you have, the better you will be able to represent your client. Most of what law school teaches you is how to think and approach something in the proper way.” Rothermel said he’s convinced lawyers learn as much in their first six months after law school, when they get to apply what they’ve learned. He said future lawyers do need to know the basic tenets of law and the state bar examination should measure whether they have mastered those principles. May 1998

10 Years Ago

Several hundred people turned out Friday night to a retirement celebration held in honor of Hartwick College President Richard P. Miller, Jr. at Frisbee Field. Miller, 65, will leave the position on June 30 after five years at the college. He told the audience it will be up to history to judge the success of his tenure. Karl Mosch, chairmen of the college’s Board of Trustees, told the audience that “Dick Miller has been the right guy at the right time for Hartwick.” His skills, particularly in fundraising, have helped revitalize the campus, making the campus more attractive and increasing enrollments. Miller is credited with bringing in $35 million in new gifts and commitments. May 2008

To Succeed, Otsego County Must Be Known Editor’s Note: James R. Dean, the Cooperstown village trustee, has been proprietor of New York Custom Curved Wood Stair Railings & Handrailings locally since 1973. In last week’s Part I, he analyzed out economic-development challenges we face. This week, Part II offers solutions.


o what is the plan? Almost JAMES everything that DEAN has been done so far to increase our population and business base, while very good, has not been enough to reverse our situation and we need to rethink what we need to do and how we need to do it. As Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig often says, “We need more people.” I fully agree. Nothing changes in Otsego County without more people. We need more people at the same time that we know we are in an imperfect situation for an ideal promotional effort. Knowing that, we should still move ahead to try to attract more people, businesses and outside

money to Otsego County. The needed improvements will follow as our promotional efforts succeed. Rebuilding Otsego County will not happen without a laser focus on promoting the big picture of “Otsego County New York” to the outside world. “Otsego County New York” are the four most important words that the outside world needs to hear from us. We need to reach out with public and private strategic messaging designed to capture the attention of people and businesses, that previously did not know about life in Otsego County New York. Counties and businesses up and down the Hudson Valley, and elsewhere, are putting promotional and advertising money, and other resources into attracting new people and businesses to their area, and it is working. People are moving from the Hamptons to Hudson Valley where their money buys so much more. I do not see that in Otsego County. To see what pride

This image from Doug Decker’s 2015 video, “Oneonta, Life Enjoyed!”, depicts youngsters fishing. People would come to Otsego County if they knew about its charms, Jim Dean asserts.

and promotional efforts of an area looks like, go to the Kingston area’s Luminary Media’s Arts and Culture website www.Chronogram. com. Chronogram also has impressive print edition that is distributed free, in over 750 locations, from Stamford to Brooklyn, on both sides of the Hudson. It serves 51 towns and 9 counties in the Hudson Valley (see distribution). They are capturing customers, in a very organized way, while we are completely off the radar. Luminary media also has a real-estate advertising website http://upstatehouse., with

similar print editions and equal distribution, reaching the same people. We have nothing like that here. How do we compete with that? At the very least we should try to be included in their orbit. People wanting to buy homes and property in Otsego County is a major component of deep, structural, long-term, local economic development. Zillow. com is a major real-estate advertising website that shows almost every home for sale in Otsego County (search Otsego County NY in Zillow). This is a tool that should be used to showcase Otsego County homes availPlease See DEAN, A6


Cooperstown Drone Law Simply Duplicates FAA Rules To the Editor: The Village Board passed a new law banning drones from Cooperstown. This new law prohibits drone operations from all village property, parks, sidewalks, streets, etc. and from everyone’s property during “special events.” The trustees feel this will protect us from a rampant drone attack and drones falling from the skies. As a responsible drone pilot/operator, I will of course obey this new law, but I feel that it really does little to actually add to our safety. FAA-registered and -licensed drone pilots were

already obeying the current FAA rules. Children who buy drones as toys will know nothing of these duplicate local laws. And, of course, anyone actually planning on doing harm would ignore all these laws and regulations. Existing federal laws had already prohibited flying over crowds, reckless operation, flying at night etc., so how does this new law actually add to our safety? It really doesn’t, but I guess it makes the board feel better. A more logical solution would be to enforce existing law. Educate village officials about the FAA rules and regulations governing the use of drones and

post appropriate warnings in parks, ballfields and other areas where a drone flight would be prohibited under federal laws. These areas are also those that would present the greatest risk to people and by posting the warnings, just like we post “No Parking” signs, people would be made aware of the enforcement of current regulations. Careless, hazardous drone flying, flying over people, flying at night and harassing people with a drone are all against current laws. BILL WALLER Cooperstown

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How Can Anyone Process Eric Schneiderman’s Sudden Fall? EDITORIAL/From A4 Be that as it may, the revelations of the past seven months don’t stand alone. As a nation, we’ve seen a coming apart of stabilizing institutions and relationships over the past half century. As individuals in Otsego County, we can’t even control troubling trends and

unfortunate happenings at close range. At base, we can only control ourselves – in all things – and even then, imperfectly. What we can do is recommit ourselves to basic principles: to love, to mutual respect and consideration, to fidelity to the people who depend on us – in the end, even to forgiveness. We often need that ourselves.

• This Sunday the 13th brings the celebration of perhaps the most affirming ideal, and the Rotarians’ second song praised its embodiment. Corny, of course, but here goes: M is for the million things she gave me O means only that she’s growing old;

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DEAN/From A5 able for purchase. Local realtors already sponsor these Zillow ads and would handle most of the sales. The Zillow interactive website platform is also an interesting model for a possible new, very visual, map based, all inclusive, fully interactive website, solely for the promotion of living and working in Otsego County New York. This new website could become the information destination for comprehensive and organized promotional efforts. I suggest “” as the name for this possible new website. I have secured this name for possible future use. This new website would have click on/off layers for the major categories of interest in Otsego County like

Instead he said, “You have a ADVICE/From A4 good job now. You can get a loan where, and you might as well be from the bank because they will see out in the world enjoying your that you have steady income.” And day. So, if any of you find yourthen he slowed down his voice to self in a similar situation, rememdeliver this next line . . . “Just be ber that You have to be Somesure that you back in so that you’re where and I’m pretty sure you will facing in the right direction when get yourself going. they kick you out!” 4. The Last Lesson • The last lesson I am going to Gene Bettiol I’d like to close by thanking famshare with you today, is in honor ily, friends, employees and comof all of the bankers in this room. My father had an interesting journey with munity members who supported my Dad and allowed him to stand tall; especially the banking industry. I’m happy to say after my brother’s passing. And thank that NBT was one of the first banks to you to my Mom, who stood by my Dad’s take a risk on my Dad’s vision and I’m side for 64 years. Even if she thought my pretty sure I can say it paid off for both Dad’s ideas and visions were crazy, my parties! However, bankers didn’t always Mom allowed him to create and stood by believe in him or his projects. him during his failures and his successes. Shortly after I graduated from college It was not always easy for her, but she and landed my first teaching job, I knew I needed to get myself a more reliable ve- believed in him. And finally, my father was not fond of hicle. So, I had a chat with my Dad about receiving recognition. And would always it. Being a new college graduate, I didn’t say, “It’s not my time.” Well, Dad, time is have much money saved and I thought maybe my father would help me out. But up and this is for you . . . that was not the lesson.

After 25 Years, Cooperstown Central Still Faces Challenges To the Editor: I am a candidate for the Cooperstown School District Board of Education and offer my background, perspective LETTERS on our school and community, and understanding of the purpose of a school board. A resident of Cooperstown since 1977, I had two children start and graduate from CCS and worked 35 years as executive director of Otsego Rural Housing, a not-for-profit corporation. My education includes a B.A. in American Studies and secondary education and an M.A. in technology education. If elected, this will be my ninth term. Though longevity does not necessarily produce wisdom, it does provide a long-term perspective on decisions – good, bad and mandated. All of these, we learn. Dominant and ongoing issues are: changes with academic priorities, adherence to state testing and learning standards, increasing behavioral and emotional care of students, losses of student population, and unstoppable growth in school budgets coupled with taxing limits and inconsistent state aid. Apart from these school board governance matters is the excitement of exploring new learning opportunities and the reward of seeing students grow and achieve. Over the past 20 years public education has broadened from centering on Regents exams and college admission to providing more integrated academics and technology-related studies, working as part of a team in and out of the classroom, and community service as a meaningful life experience. Regarding technology, we’ve gone from the introduction of desktop computer

use to full-scale integration of online information sources, learning programs, and job skills training. As written in the district’s mission statement, our overriding goal is to stand out as a regional model for 21st century education. Completion of the middle-high school technology wing and introduction of new coursework will continue toward that goal. Going forward, however, we face increasing social and behavioral problems even among the youngest of our children, these matters only beginning to unfold. A school board is elected

T is for the tears she shed to save me H is for her heart of purest gold E is for her eyes with lovelight shining R means right, and right she’ll always be Put them all together they spell Mother A name that means the world to me If only, at all times, we would remember mom.

to represent its community in all matters. Officially it is empowered to direct policy and finances and to hire and oversee the district superintendent. Unofficially, it serves as a sounding board and guidepost for the superintendent in matters of administration. It does not directly hire or evaluate building administrators or teaching staff and other employees, except with regard to district finances. In connection with the community, board members hear and carry forward the opinions and grievances from the public and explore changes and improvements

for the school and school grounds. The democratic manner in which a school board operates allows that no one person or viewpoint can outweigh the general good. My purpose in serving another term on the school board is to continue moving forward with what has taken a number of years to formulate and put in place while, at the same time, maintaining the necessary attention to financial and regulatory compliance and consistent implementation of policies. ANTHONY SCALICI Cooperstown

city, towns, villages, healthcare, churches, education, recreation, parks, businesses, shopping, real estate, restaurants, transportation, arts and culture, places to visit, etc. To see a simple Google Map prototype go to https:// Each similarly formatted layer would have mouse over icons that would identify the location, clickable points of interest that would open up with information, photos, audio, videos and/or “mini tours”. The purpose of this “master website” would be as a “central destination” for many outreach efforts for the “big sell” of all that Otsego County has to offer. This new website would allow viewers to tour all of Otsego County on their own, at any time, from anywhere. This single focus new website would be fair and equal in providing information about all of Otsego County, from Richfield Springs to Unadilla (supported by volunteers from around the county, grants and donations) and would carry no paid advertising or preferential promotions. Ideally, it would be developed and managed by a new, neutral entity, independent of any special or competing interests. Quality of life is one of our major assets. Many people in other places have more money, but they do not have the quality of life, and they do not know where to look to find it. We want to paint our picture, and tailor our messages, to meet that need and welcome them to join us.

First, we sell them a forever home; then they help us build out the future of Otsego County. This applies to retired people, young creatives, entrepreneurs and self-employed people with businesses and families. Creating, and then conveying, a sense of pride of community and common cause will go a long way to helping Otsego County succeed. I can think of no other publications that so beautifully portray, in pictures and text, so much of what we enjoy, need to convey, about Otsego County New York than “Otsego County - Its Towns and Treasures”, “Cooperstown”, and “Otsego Lake”, all three books published by The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. Also “Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York - 200 Years of Health Care in Rural America” for the rich history of the first-class healthcare that has always been available in Otsego County New York. Our problem, in my view, is not that people do not want to come here. Our problem, in my view, is that people do not know that we exist. It is very important, in my view, for Otsego County local governments, businesses, schools, public and private organizations and interested individuals to work together, and to invest, in this common cause. Rebuilding Otsego County is the collective responsibility of every person, hamlet, village, town and city in our county. LGROUP@STNY.RR.COM 607-547-5007 (Office) 800-547-7948 (Toll Free)

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BOGOSTA/From A1 Center, one of the largest cancer-care networks in the country, will once again return to give the graduation address Saturday, May 12, at the 129th commencement. “This is, without a doubt, the greatest honor of my career,” he said. “The speakers who proceeded me, astronaut Ronald J. Garan, UNICEF president Caryl M. Stern, Tony award winners Hal Luftig and Neil Mazzella – to be mentioned in the same breath is very humbling.” Raised in Averill Park in the Capital District, Bogosta started as an education major, but soon switched to business administration. “When I was looking at SUNY schools, I saw that SUNY Oneonta was the best,” he said. And he quickly became active at the school. “I was an RA in Madison Hall my sophomore year, then moved to administrative RA, then manager of the student union,” he said. “They used to give us an apartment above the union. Billy Joel stayed in the guest room when he came to the campus to perform that semester.” Shortly after he graduated, he met his future wife, Mary Ann, also a SUNY grad, Class of ’82. “We ran into each other at the Grand Union in Albany,” he said. “I’m not sure what the ingredients are, but when you meet someone from Oneonta, they’re really able to converse and socialize. You talk about the experience, about the campus, about going to Brooks.” After getting a master of arts in Educational Administration from Bowling

Chuck Bogosta, an alumni and commencement speaker this weekend at SUNY Oneonta’s graduation, credits “flexibility” learned in college that allowed an education major to end up in a cancer-research career. Green University, he became Siena College’s associate dean of students, also overseeing the campus health center. “That was the first time I’d really met people in health care,” he said. He was involved in a series of healthcare startups before he was approached by the University of Pitts-

burgh Medical Center to help develop a cancer program. “My theme is, ‘Anything is possible,” he said. “I mean, I took one science course, and now I work with scientists who are revolutionizing cancer treatment and are so close to cures.” And he credits his SUNY education with teaching flexibility. “Whenever I saw an opportunity that I knew would be high impact, I volunteered for it,” he said. “I tried everything at school. Every step of the way, I developed skills that would serve me at UPMC.” So when UPMC needed someone to run its $200 million cancer therapy initiative, he stepped up. “People were really impressed,” he said. “I was a natural.” Bogosta served on the alumni association board, then as president. His sister Sue followed in his footsteps, graduating in 1986. His wife, sister and two of his children will be at the ceremony, as will his childhood best friend, Hartwick College economics professor Larry Malone, the former Common Council member. “We’ve known each other since kindergarten,” he said. “It’s a coincidence we both ended up in Oneonta.” He hopes this year’s graduates will treasure Oneonta as much as he did. “Tomorrow is the time to imagine, dream big, raise your hand, take a risk, learn something new,” he said, previewing Saturday’s remarks. “And always remember your Oneonta roots. If you do, anything is possible!”

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LADIES/From A1 “New Traditionalism” in her book, “American Presidential Candidates: The People’s Perspective,” coauthored with Brian Frederick and Barbara Burrell, poli-sci professor emerita at Northern Illinois University. The book, which started as a series of articles in Presidential Studies Quarterly, was released in late April from Palgrave MacMillan. “The earliest polling of First Ladies started with Barbara Bush,” said Elder. “Before that, a candidate’s wife wasn’t really seen as a serious political actor.” But with Hillary Clinton taking on the role of First Lady following President Bill Clinton’s win in 1992, the public was polled even more about her performance. “She didn’t follow the traditional script of the First Ladies,” said Elder. “She had opinions, she was passionate about healthcare, she wanted to make a difference – and the public did not respond well to the First Lady taking on policy work. She was polarizing. People were asked if they thought she was too pushy, if she spent enough time with her family.” Since, Elder found, First Ladies such as Laura Bush and Michelle Obama were

favored by majorities of Re“It’s a very traditional If she doesn’t do any more publicans and Democrats. initiative, promoting kindappearances, she’ll never “They learned the lesson of ness and health,” said Elder. be as popular as Michelle Hillary Clinton,” she said. “And with the news of Obama or Laura Bush.” “They were careful to adTrump’s affairs and Stormy The polling data for the here to public expectations. Daniels, people have more book was gathered from Michelle quit her job and sympathy for her.” several sources, including called herself the Mom-inBut that could change, the Roper Center for Public Chief. Laura was very shy, the professor continues, if Opinion Research, which but she knew there were ex- she continues to decline to had all the questions asked pectations to be visible, and host public events. “Even of candidates spouses, as she rose to the challenge.” Republicans and conservawell as data breakdowns by Polling discovered the tives don’t find her inspirpolitical party, gender and public sees the spouse “as a ing,” said Elder. “They’re age. more authentic view of the less enthusiastic about her The research was funded candidate,” she said. “It’s a than they were about Ann by a grant from Hartwick Romney or Cindy McCain. window.” College. Initially, the book had the subtitle, “From Hillary to Bill,” when Clinton was projected to win the 2016 Presidential Election. “It was the first time a husband was on the campaign trail,” she said. “It would have made for a really interesting experience if he had been Timothy McGraw 607-432-2022 the First Gentleman.” 22-26 Watkins Avenue, Oneonta But with Donald Trump’s Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm election, the focus shifted to Melania Trump. “People are curious about what she’s ·· thinking, what she’s doing and why,” she said. “But she is less active in the public sphere, and is the least popular presidential spouse in modern history.” ALL DISCONTINUED But with the announceMODELS MUST GO! ment of her “Be Best” initiative on Monday, May Bring CASH 7, where she pledged to take Bring a TRUCK on the opioid crisis, social SAVE BIG! media bullying and wellness, her popularity has risSince 1962 Open weekdays: en to 57 percent, according 9 am to 5:30 pm Floor Store & Sleep Shop to a subsequent CNN poll, Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm with some of that support Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm 4316 County Hwy 11, Cooperstown coming from Democrats. Closed Sunday 607-547-6038 · ·



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he lobby of the Cooper Inn looks like it’s benefited from the muse of a New York City interior decorator. The black, white and gold hexagonal pattern in the carpet replaced the Oriental-style throw rugs of yesteryear. Bold vertically striped wallpaper covers a non-descript pattern hardly visible in old postcards. Andy Baugnet marvels how little Cooperstown has changed over the years. For Smart bright red chairs succeeded instance, underneath the wallpaper and furniture, the structure of the Cooper Inn’s the comfortable settees. lobby has remained identical. But on second look, the structure project he’s undertaken, that doesn’t surprise cabinets in a side room a few steps from the – the circling staircase, the oval circulation desk. reception desk, the ornamentation around the photographer Andy Baugnet. He’s been drawn into the Florence PeaIn those files, Baugnet discovered somedoors – has changed not at all. slee Ward Collection at the NYSHA Library thing most Cooperstown homeowners don’t Given what he’s seen so far in a personal – some 12,000 images – in three or four file Please See PHOTOS, B3

Supporting Chamber, Ommegang Heralded In Return of inductees into the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s Hall of Fame. COOPERSTOWN “We were tremendously honored to just be nominated,” said Brewery ith Brewery Ommegang’s Ommegang President Doug Campbrand expanding seemingly bell. “As you can imagine, we are every day, you might expect even more honored to actually be the Belgian style inducted.” beer giant to pay less Campbell, who took over duties attention to the comas Ommegang president in August munity. 2016, has already overseen some No. Ommegang major changes at the Middlefieldcontinues to invest based brewery. time and money With four concerts planned this Parker Fish/ summer, two new limited-release into the area it calls Ommegang President Doug Campbell describes home, which is why the brewery is beer lines in the works, and the the expansion helped put the brewery in the being recognized in the second class Please See CHAMBER, B4 By PARKER FISH



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elebrate mom with a party featuring tea, treats, and a first look at the restored carpet, curtains, walls in the dining room. And while you’re there, enjoy a 1 p.m. performance of the Musicians of Ma’alwyck as they present A Concert of Music from The Archives of Hyde Hall. Features pieces for piano, flute, and violin. Concert tickets, $10/person. Noon - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Park Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607547-5098. BIRD WALK: Take a walk with Becky Gretton, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, see which birds have returned to our area. Bring your own binoculars, field guide. Free, space limited, registration required. 7 - 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-4488. PUPPET SHOW: Presenting “The Lions Whiskers” a performance by the Catskill Puppet Theater. Free family friendly performance for Mother’s day weekend. 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080. BOOGIE DOWN: Bring the family for a fun night out dancing. $8/guest accompanied by a member. 6-7 p.m. Friday, May 11, Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607432-0010. WOMEN’S HISTORY: Celebrate women in Edmeston’s history this Mother’s Day. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. Call 607-293-6635. CARS & COFFEE: Join fellow gearheads for a relaxed display of multi-brand, multi-period cars. 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9692.



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BAG SALE – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Find interesting items and books. Cost, $2/bag. First United Methodisit Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-4102. ART CLASS – 1 - 3 p.m. Bring the kids to learn to draw some of their favorite cartoon and comic characters. Cost, $20/non-member. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777. MAKERSPACE – 3:30 p.m. Makers of all ages create, learn, experiment. Materials provided for many different hands-on activities to inspire creative thinking and problem-solving. Everything from crochet to coding, more. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314. PORK CHOP DINNER – 4 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Moose Club. Enjoy pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn, refreshments. Includes 50/50 raffle and lottery wreath drawing. Cost, $10. Oneonta Moose Lodge,

119 W. Broadway, Oneonta. DANCE PARTY – 6 - 7 p.m. Bring the family for a fun night out. Cost, $8/guest accompanied by a member. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-4320010. OPEN MIC – 6 - 8 p.m. Writers, poets, songwriters are welcome to share their work and get inspired. The Meeting Place, 187 Main St., Suite A, Unadilla. Call 607-765-7386.

Saturday, May 12

BIRD WALK – 7 - 9 a.m. Take a walk with Becky Gretton, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, see which birds have returned to our area. Bring your own binoculars, field guide. Free, space limited, registration required. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607547-4488. AG PLASTIC – 8 - 11 a.m. OCCA is collecting used agricultural plastic including bale wrap, bunker silo cover, silage bags, greenhouse cover, wood pellet bags, more. Should be clean and dry.

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Southern Transfer Station, 75 Silas Ln., Oneonta. Call 607547-4488. CARS & COFFEE – 9 - 11 a.m. Join fellow gearheads for a relaxed display of multibrand, multi-period cars. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-5479692. COMMENCEMENT – 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. SUNY Oneonta students graduate from the School of Social Science, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. Each followed by a reception on the academic quad. Dewar Arena, Alumni Fieldhouse, SUNY Oneonta. FLY FISHING – 9 a.m. -

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5 p.m. One-day class featuring instruction on outfits, basic etymology, knots, stream reading, paraphernalia, more. Register by 5/8. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call Dave Krupa at 607-643-2004. PIE SALE – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pies for Mother’s Day, pies to freeze, Pie & Coffee Café to enjoy immediately. Church is handicapped accessible. Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9515. SPRING CLEANING – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Help clean up the trails from winter’s ravages. Tasks include picking up branches, cleaning the gar-

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MAY 10-11, 2018 dens, raking leaves mulching trails, more. Two locations. Fetterly Forest, 302 Roses Hill Rd., Richfield Springs. Call 607-547-2366. MOTHER’S DAY – 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. All mothers get free admission to the Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory, 5802 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. Call 607-435-2238. PERFORMANCE – 11 a.m. Presenting “The Lion’s Whiskers” a performance by the Catskill Puppet Theater. Free family-friendly performance for Mother’s Day weekend. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607431-2080. GARDEN PARTY – Noon - 3 p.m. Celebrate mom with a party featuring tea, treats, and a first look at the restored carpet, curtains, walls in the dining room. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Park Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607547-5098. CONCERT – 1 p.m. Hyde Hall and the Musicians of Ma’alwyck present A Concert of Music from The Archives of Hyde Hall. Features pieces for piano, flute, and violin. Cost, $10/person. The Draw-


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ing Room, Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Park Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-5475098. WRITERS GROUP – 1:303:30 p.m. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607432-1980.

Sunday, May 13 MOTHER’S DAY!

INTERFAITH – 9:45 a.m. A Season of Faith and Understanding continues with a presentation by Rev. Craig Schwalenberg. Unitarian Universalist Society, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. E-mail ksider@ WOMEN’S HISTORY – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Celebrate women in Edmeston’s history this Mother’s Day. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. Call 607-293-6635. MOTHER’S DAY – 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. All mothers get free admission to the Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory, 5802 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. Call 607-435-2238. CHARACTER TOUR – 1 p.m. Tour the museum through the eyes of the artists themselves. Features a tour with Edward Weston as portrayed by a Templeton Player. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-5471400. GARDEN HACKS – 1 - 2 p.m. Learn tried and tested gardening tips. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450.

Monday, May 14

BOOK CLUB – 1 - 2 p.m. Lovers of crime fiction are invited to discuss. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344. BLOOD DRIVE – 1 - 6 p.m. Give Blood, Save a Life. Cooperstown Center, 128 Phoenix Cross Mills Rd. Cooperstown. BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. Give Blood, Save a Life. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. OPEN PLAY – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Tinker with 3-D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980. OPENING RECEPTION – 5 - 7 p.m. The first exhibit of the year opens featuring artists’ responses to the questions “What is Green?” The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9777. MORE CALENDAR B4


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GRAND PRIZE $500 • 2nd prize $250 • 3rd prize $100 • Last Duck to Finish $50 Family Festival will feature games, face painting, bounce house, food, cake walk, friendly events and vendor tents. Ducks are $5.00 each or $25.00 for a six quack and can be purchased @ For more information and general questions, contact Deb France, Duck Derby chair @ 607-432-4592 or Money that is raised goes to support the programs and services of AFSP’s South Central, NY Chapter. B-3 Photographer’s Mission Awakes Memories Of Woman Who Recorded Cooperstown


improvements. Baugnet expects updates around Bassett Hospital, once a neighborhood of single family homes, now replaced with the Clinic Building and parking lots, will be particularly draHe is updating this matic. image from the Florence Florence Ward loved her Peaslee Ward Collection hometown, recalls C.R. in the NYSHA Library. Jones, the conservator (and member of the Cooperstown The Otesaga. Graduate Program’s first Baugnet has found that’s class in the early ’50s), who the case, at least generally. The Leatherstocking Corp., worked with her as she rose in the former Bank of Otsego to registrar of NYSHA’s collection. County, now local headquar“She always said, rather ters of The Clark FoundaJim Kevlin/ jokingly – and she subAndy Baugnet sets up his large format camera to tion, has changed hardly at scribed to it too – that the all – the building’s the same, record the Cooper Inn as it is today. only regret her mother although the high iron fence tion, he’s shifted his focus, that it dawned on me that, had about dying was to the right has replaced a and has begun updating the because of digital technolshe would have to leave chest-high stone one. images, one by one. ogy, we have no record Cooperstown,” he said. Same with the house at 20 His goal is to duplicate that’s going to survive to the Florence “Flip” Ward Chestnut St., which houses Ward’s images, little by next generation for people was born and raised in the Lamb Realty, an antique little, as time permits, on to look at,” he said. village, and her parents ran store and Destination Marthe 4-by-5 negatives, and You may have seen Bauga tea room on Fair Street for keting of Otsego County. donate them to the NYSHA net a week ago Tuesday on years. “Growing up, she More dramatic is the Library in acid-free sleeves. the front lawn of the Cooper went to all the dances and change at Grasslands, the While many of the Inn, reshooting an image events,” said Jones. “She Clark farm on Route 28 at collection’s images are fadfrom the past. As with the knew everybody.” the Toddsville Road, where ing, Baugnet estimates his interior, little has changed In 1944, she married non-descript barns and negatives, under proper con- on the exterior of the Harry Ward, who worked outbuildings have been enditions, can last 500 years. venerable former mansion, for The Freeman’s Journal hanced with silos and other “It wasn’t until recently now operated as an arm of








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PHOTOS/From B1 know: It’s likely there’s a photo of your home there. “A repository of the history of Cooperstown,” he calls the collection. Baugnet works for HABS, HAER and HALS, shooting 4- by 5-inch negatives with a large format camera for the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Historic American Engineering Record and the Historic American Landscapes Survey. Under the auspices of the National Parks Service, he and a couple dozen other photographers are preserving the memory of structures and views that would otherwise be lost. The black-and-white negatives – negatives, unlike digital photos, can’t be manipulated in Photoshop; what you see is what was – are stored, forever, as much as anything is forever, in the Library of Congress. On the side, Baugnet spent a decade photographing granges of New York State – a labor of love. Discovering the Ward Collec-

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and then the county, but the marriage didn’t last. There were no children. As Jones – and Wendell Tripp, former editor of NYSHA’s journal, New York History – remembers it, the collection just seemed to accrue, undramatically, over the years. “It wasn’t part of her registrarial duties,” said Jones. “She liked doing it.” “It’s famous with a lot of folks because she amassed amazing architectural information,” said Katie Boardman, who attended the CGP and still teaches there. “It’s the file people go to, to see what buildings and outbuildings used to look like. That’s the mother lode of research.” Checking back into NYSHA records, Tripp found the collection, while picked up by “Flip” Ward, was actually started by Dorothy Barck, NYSHA librarian and his predecessor as New York History editor, a role he assumed in 1964. Ward certainly assumed it with energy. “I think she set out to do it pretty much on purpose,” said Boardman. “It’s so well organized; I don’t think it’s something that just haphazardly happened.” Jones continued: “She took some pictures herself. She conned other people into taking pictures for her.” She obtained photos from family and friends, and would pick up others in antique shops or at house sales. If she ran across a related newspaper clipping, she would add it to the file. She donated the collection to NYSHA in 1972. The files are organized by streets in the village, but also Route 28 north and south, and so on. “It’s a fantastic record,” Jones said. Cindy Falk, the village trustee and CGP professor, said she and her students use the Ward Collection extensively, including for her “Barns of New York,” published in 2012. In recollections, a full personality emerges. “She would be a dear friend,” Jones remembered. “But if you did something you shouldn’t, like occasionally I would stand on a chair, she would come over the whack me with a yardstick.” Boardman remembers her from Thursday wintertime lunches at Dusty’s, since burned, when NYSHA and Farmers’ Museum curators would gather around a pool table topped with plywood and a tablecloth. “The batch of us (CGP students) would meet them there, have lunch and listen to some wonderful stories about old Cooperstown,” said Boardman. “Both Flip and Bob Cook (Brookwood Estate owner and observer of Cooperstown life) had outrageous senses of humor. “It was tough sometimes Please See PHOTOS, B4


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Many Remember ‘Flip’ Ward’s Personality, Hobby PHOTOS/From B3 to eat your lunch, because you were laughing so hard.” She added, “It also spoke highly of their love of the place and what they were doing.” Baugnet’s love of photography goes back to his high school yearbook at Abbott Pennings High School in De Pere, Wisc. “I like order; I liked to create order with the camera,” he said. Graduating from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, he opened a black-and-white photo lab there, freelancing annual reports for 3M, Honeywell and other big local companies. He met his future wife, Martha Frey, who was working in Minneapolis’ preservation program after graduate work at Cornell. When she joined Otsego 2000 as executive director in 1995, he came east with her. The first independent project to intrigue him was documenting vacant camps on Roberts Lake, Crandon, Wisc., where his parents had retired. Exxon was proposing a copper mine there, but the Potawatami Indians objected, and eventually bought out the

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Christina Milliman, director of NYSHA library collections, opens up one of the file cabinets where the Florence “Flip” Peaslee Ward Collection is housed, 12,000 pictures of almost every house in Cooperstown, organized by street number.

rights. His Grange Hall collection includes Pierstown’s. He describes them as the former “social media” of rural life. As for “Flip” Ward, her collection

“tells me that this historic village has an incredible resource at its disposal that will allow the next generation to better understand what this place looked like.”

Chamber Induction May 31 At Farmers’ Museum CHAMBER/From B1 complete overhaul of the 8-year-old visitor center, Campbell has had more than enough to keep him busy. “We’ve had quite the frenetic year here at Ommegang,” said Campbell. “But in the best way possible.” The $2 million visitor-center renovation, which began last January, sees an expansion of the café, gift shop, outdoor patio and tasting room, while also adding a beer cellar for smallbatch limited releases. “We wanted to build a facility here that is as noteworthy as the beer that we brew,” said Campbell. “The goal for this project was to provide a real destination for rapidly rising tide of beer tourism.” Never losing sight of the people who helped them get to where they are, the new Ommegang café was designed with the local community in mind. One of the main features of the


Legal nOtice NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting held on the 7th day of May, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Milford duly adopted a resolution, an abstract of which follows, this resolution is subject to a permissive referendum pursuant to Section 36.00 of the Local Finance Law of the State of New York. SUMMARY OF RESOLUTION The following is a summary of a supplemental resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Milford on May 7, 2018. Said resolution authorizes the issuance and sale of a bond or bonds and a bond anticipation note or notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of said bonds, in an amount not to exceed $260,000. The proceeds from the sale of the obligations authorized in said resolution shall be used for the specific purpose of financing the construction of the Streets Project (the “Project”). The period of usefulness for said purpose is ten (10) years. A copy of the resolution sum-


new café is a small event room, which can be used for parties, meetings or other community events. “We want this whole facility to be a place where our local community can gather,” said Campbell. “We really want it to be something that celebrates the local community.” Local materials will be evident throughout the new café, featuring reclaimed wood from a fallen barn silo at Pathfinder Village in Edmeston. The banquette bench, which runs the length of the café, is the new resting home for much of this repurposed wood, which also lines the walls. With its 30th anniversary just passed and the lastest expansion, the Chamber of Commerce felt it was time to induct Ommegang in its hall of immortal businesses. “We had village residents nominate local businesses, and Ommegang was one of first to be nominated,” said

Chamber Executive Director Matt Hazzard. “When it came time to vote, Ommegang was selected, pretty handedly I’ll add.” Ommegang joins Susquehanna Animal Shelter, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown Graduate Program, and Spurbeck’s Grocery in the 2018 Inductee class. “They have always supported our local community through donations and sponsorships for various events,” Hazzard said. “They’ve been the title sponsor for Cooptoberfest for the last four years, and they’re one of the major commercial drivers for this area.” “Just looking at the other businesses that have already been inducted, and the role that they have played in our local community, makes it a truly incredible honor,” said Campbell. The 2018 Chamber Hall of Fame Class will be inducted on May 31 at a ceremony at The Farmers’ Museum.

PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail ESCAPE ROOM – 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Can you solve the puzzles to escape the Stranger Things upside-down room? Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980. FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 - 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-4358718. DRAWING GROUP – 7 - 9 p.m. Mondays. Open Drawing Group. $10 per class suggested donation. Cooperstown Art Association, 5 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown. Info Janet Erway, 607-547-9777. TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Discuss “The Odyssey” as performed by the youth opera with writer, dramaturg, librettist, Kelly Rourke. Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255.

Tuesday, May 15

MOVE-OUT DONATION – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Charities and community members in need are invited to rummage through items college students have donated from move-out day. Includes futons, rugs, clothing, appliances, electronics, more. St. James Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-436-3312 or e-mail BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library. 9:30-9:50 a.m. Town Hall, 3966 NY-23, West Oneonta. 10:10-10:50 a.m. Little

Lambs Children Center, 383 Co Rd 11, Oneonta. 12:20-12:45 p.m. Methodist Church, 811 Co Rd 26, Fly Creek. 1:15-1:35 p.m. Methodist Church, 2343 NY-205, Mt Vision. 2:10-2:30 p.m. Firehouse, 116 County Rd 4, Wells Bridge. or call 607-723-8236 JOB HUNTING – 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn to use JobNow and Optimal Resume to help with the job search. 3rd floor Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-4321980. TINKERING TUESDAY – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Design and print a custom fidget spinner. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980. BUDGET VOTE – Noon - 8 p.m. Vote on the Cooperstown Central School District budget for 2018-19 school year. Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181. BUDGET VOTE – Noon - 8 p.m. Voters choose the 201819 budget for the Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School District. GMU Main Lobby, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-783-2207. BUDGET VOTE – 2 - 8 p.m. Voters meet/vote on the 2018-19 school budget for the Milford Central School District. MCS Theater Lobby, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Call 607-286-3349.

Wednesday, May 16

OPENING DAY – 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Kick off the 45th season of the museum with guided tours of the waterpowered sawmill, gristmill, woodworking workshop. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744.


marized herein is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Office of the Village Clerk, located at 64 South Main Street, Milford, New York. A public forum will be held May 21, 2018 at the Village Office at 7p.m. Kirsten Ruling Village Treasurer / Clerk 1LegalMay10 Legal nOtice VILLAGE OF MILFORD VILLAGE BOARD MEETING DATES At the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Milford, New York, held on the 9th day of April, 2018 a resolution was passed adopting the board meeting schedule as Mondays at 6:30pm with the regular Business meeting being held on the second Monday of each month. Milford Village Office, 64 South Main Street, Milford, New York. Kirsten Ruling Village Treasurer / Clerk 1LegalMay10 Legal nOtice VILLAGE OF MILFORD PUBLIC HEARING On Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm, at the Vil-


lage Office, 64 South Main Street, Milford, New York, the Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing concerning the adoption of a local law imposing a temporary moratorium on new short-term rentals in the village of Milford.



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Arts. of Org. of Hilltop Woods LLC (“LLC”) filed with Dept. of State of NY on 4/25/18. Office location: Otsego County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 207 Lower Reservoir Rd, Oneonta NY 13820-4611, principal business address. LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP, 29 British American Bl., Latham, NY 12110. 6LegalJun.14

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All Village residents are encouraged to attend this meeting, and offer questions and suggestions regarding the above. Kirsten Ruling Village Treasurer / Clerk 1LegalMay10

Articles of Organization Filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/25/18. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY designated Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 473 Maples Rd Milford, NY 13807. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose 6LegalJun.14 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company


Articles of Organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 21 March 2018. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to 141 Roscoe Jones Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJun.7 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company Name:

Northern Catskill Properties, LLC


Filed 4/12/18 Office: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 10 Hill Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Purpose: all lawful 6LegalJun.7

Articles of Organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 12 April 2018. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to 236 Springer Rd, Richfield Springs, NY 13439. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJun.7

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Notice of Formation of Foster Baby Gear LLC Articles filed on April 20, 2018. Office location: Otsego County The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whose process against it may be served and shall mail any process served to 161 Zeke Wiltsie Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalMay31 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of CREEKSIDE STATION LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/11/2018. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 229 Chase Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalMay.31 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of Tribe Yoga, LLC. Filed 2/9/18.


Office: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. 6LegalMay31 Legal nOtice NOTICE OF FORMATION of MANDY’S BAR & GRILL, LLC A Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on January 9, 2018. The office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The Secretary of State has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to: Mandy’s Bar & Grill, LLC of 1 Railroad Avenue, East Worcester, New York 12064. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 6LegalMay.24


Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/26/2018. Office location, County of Otsego. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 296 County Road, 41west Edmeston, NY, 13485. Purpose: any lawful act. 6LegalMay.24 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of Think Like A Fish, LLC Articles of Organization Filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/11/18. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY designated Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 49 Lakeview Drive North, Cooperstown 13326. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose 6LegalMay.24 Legal nOtice

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Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/27/2018.


Office loc: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 121 Township Rd., Oneonta, NY 13820. Reg Agent: U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 6LegalMay.17 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of AB Property Holdings, LLC Filed 3/19/18 Office: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 29 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Purpose: all lawful 6LegalMay.10 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of The Hartwick Leasing Co., LLC Filed 3/23/18 Office: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 3496 State Route 205, Hartwick, NY 11348 Purpose: all lawful 6LegalMay.10

Friday, may 11, 2018


IN MEMORIAM Donald E. Brown, 84; Served Hartwick College For 32 Years

ONEONTA – Donald Everett Brown, 84, who served on Hartwick College’s management team for 32 years, receiving the President’s Award for Meritorious Service in 2008, died April 30, 2018, at Villa Crest Nursing Home, Goffstown, N.H. He was born in East Orange, N.J., on Nov. 15,1933, the son of Everett Hilton Brown and Marion Maxfield Brown. He attended grade

school in New Jersey and graduated from the Henry B. Whitehorn High School in Verona. Following graduation, he worked briefly for AAA and the Paas Easter Egg Co. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1956, stationed in Germany. There he met many friends, including Mel Davis of Sebastopol, Calif., who became a lifelong friend. In January 1957, he was


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Bruce R. Barnes, 66; Retired DOT Truck Driver

ONEONTA - Bruce R. with his mom. He was a son, Cody L. Barnes; brothBarnes, 66, a retired DOT big NASCAR fan haver, Roger L. of Otego; aunt, truck driver, passed away on ing attended races like the Ruth Cuomo of Oneonta; enrolled in Tuesday, April, 24, 2018, at Daytona 500 and Talladega. several nieces and cousins. Hartwick Robinson Terrace in StamBruce also enjoyed dirt track He was predeceased by College ford, following a long battle racing, never missing Super his father, Elmer; and halfand graduwith lung disease. Dirt Week in Syracuse. brother, Robert. ated in Bruce was born on May Bruce was first employed A memorial service was 1960. He 16, 1951, in Oneonta, the by his dad, working at held Wednesday, May 9, received son of Elmer and Juanita E.L. Barnes Son, then at at the Bookhout Funeral his M.S. (Halstead) Barnes. Reinhardt Home Heating. Home. Burial was in the from Donald Bruce was an avid sports Finally, he went to work Oneonta Plains Cemetery. SUNY Brown fan. He enjoyed playing for the NYSDOT as a truck Arrangements are entrustAlbany in softball in his younger driver. ed to the Bookhout Funeral 1962. Bruce is survived by his Home. It was at Hartwick College days and watching soccer, mother, Juanita of Oneonta; where he met his wife of 57 basketball, and the Yankees years and greatest life companion, Diane Green, a fellow graduate. While at Hartwick he was a member of Alpha MORRIS - Beverly Ann 32 years until his passing on ton and Grace Worden, all of Sigma Phi fraternity and Mallette, 81, a home care Aug. 18, 1996. New Lisbon; eight grandpresident of Student Senate. provider and past comFor more than 30 years children; seven great-grandFor two years he taught mander of the DAV Chapter she worked as a home care children; and several nieces high school in Mechan159, passed away Tuesday provider retiring in 1987. and nephews. icville, and Shaker High evening, May 1, 2018, at She was a past commandBesides her parents and School in Colonie. Cooperstown Center. er of DAV Chapter 159 and husband, Earl, she was In 1962 he was invited She was born on Nov. 14, a member of the Red Hat preceded in death by a son, to return to his alma mater 1936, in Mohawk, a daughSociety. Leonard Mallette; a brother, as the alumni secretary. He ter of the late Leonard and Surviving are two chilLawrence “Bud;” and a then ended up serving his Mildred Day Worden. dren, Esther “Tess” Benenati sister, Mary Myers. beloved Hartwick until 1994 A lifelong area resident, of Manheim, Penn., Kelly A graveside service was – he was named director of she was educated in the Mallette and his wife, Sanheld Wednesday, May 9, in placement in 1963, director Richfield Springs school dra, Oneonta; two brothers, Springfield Center Cemof public relations and alum- system. Richard Worden and his etery. ni affairs in 1965, director On Dec. 17, 1954, she wife, Beatrice of Richfield Funeral arrangements are of public relations in 1967, married Earl Mallette in Springs, Leonard Worden entrusted to the J. Seaton assistant vice president for Richfield Springs. They of Dolgeville; three sisters, McGrath Funeral Home, college relations in 1970, shared a devoted union of Emily Worden, Nancy Law- Richfield Springs. assistant vice president for college relations and director of government relations in 1975, vice president for development in 1978 and The Lake and Valley Garden Club dean of student services in 1989. In 1994 he retired. Presents He was the recipient of many awards over the years, including the Meritorious Service Award for the Alumni Association, and he and his wife each received the Presidents Medal for Extraordinary Service to Hartwick College at Commencement in 2008. In Oneonta, he served as A GCA ZONE III Flower Show president of Kiwanis Club in 1969, was a member of Mechanic Exchange Bank board and on the Board of Directors of the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. He also was Tuesday, May 15 from 2 to 6 pm an elder in the Presbyterian Wednesday, May 16 from 10 am to 5 pm Church in Oneonta. Don is survived by his HoP HauS Boutique ever-loving wife, Diane Green Brown; and his two tuesday/Wednesday, May 15/16 from 9 am to 6 pm adoring children, Jeffrey Thursday, May 17 from 9 am to 1 pm Brown and wife Janet of open to the public | admission Free of Charge Chester, N. H., and Kristin Broe and husband John of Ballston Spa. He leaves three grandchildren who he just loved, Kelsey Broe of Arlington, Virgina, Ryan Broe and Jack Broe of Ballston Spa. He is also survived by his sister, Suzanne Libero of Fort Meyers, Florida and three nieces. YARD SALES Lost HOUSE FOR RENT Upon retirement he and 2-Family Yard Sale Sat Boat Dock missing or lost Cottage for Rent 5 RMs, his wife moved to Goffs& Sun. Tools, glassware, on Lake Otsego 25’ x 3’ 1½ baths, 1 block from town, where he volunteered 2 air conditioners, gilded wooden, floating boat dock Main St. Cooperstown. at his church, the First antique mirrors, threesection from Cooperstown $1250/mo + utilities. W/D, Congregational Church of seat couch. 82 Elm Street, Country Club. If you have propane, radiant heat. No Manchester, and at the airOneonta 9 am – 1 pm seen it, please contact Tom on-site parking. 973-953port information desk. No early birds Barry @ 603-568-0631 or 0858 A Celebration of His 1Class.May11 607-322-4008. 3Class.May11 Life will be held at the First 3Class.May11 Congregational Church of Manchester at a later date. BUSINESS FOR SALE HOMES FOR SALE Burial will be at the APARTMENTS FOR RENT Turn-Key Oneonta Busiconvenience of the family in For Sale By Owner Open City of Oneonta 2 Bed, living ness! Up-and-running House Sunday May 13, 1-4 Manchester. room, dining room, full kit., specialty wine shop. Great p.m. Beautiful large house Please consider a donafull bath, heat inc., electric visibility. For more informawith indoor pool, finished tion to Hartwick College, not inc., $750/mo. 631-353tion contact Mary Rab at basement, large garage, P.O. 4020 Oneonta, N.Y. 1324 Benson Agency Real Estate. 22 acres with many possi13820, Att: Patricia Dopazo, 3Class.May11 607-432-4391 or 607-437bilities. Route 28 between Director of Planned Giving. 1694. Oneonta & Delhi. 607-353Arrangements are entrustTFN 0595 ed to the Goodwin Funeral 3Class.May25 Home in Manchester, N.H.

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