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Bassett Hospital’s DeLong, MD, s of Saturday, FACP, was elevated April 13, to chairman of the 154,000 phyBoard of Regents of sicians from around the American Colthe U.S. and the world lege of Physicians are looking to Dr. during Internal Douglas M. DeLong Please See, for leadership. DELONG, A6 Dr. DeLong

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Natalie Wrubleski, proprietor of Cooperstown’s Champagne Hippie boutique, does some swap shopping at the clothing swap that was part of Earth Day festivities Saturday, April 13, at Milford Central School.

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ames Brower, who was arrested and charged in conujunction with the 2017 rape and murder of Jacelyn O’Connor, 11, Morris, will serve a maximum of four and half years after pleading guilty Friday to a felony count of first-degree hindering prosecution in Chenango County Court. Though initially charged with murder in the second degree, the investigation revealed that Brower did not commit the rape or the murder. Last August, RundstromWooding was sentenced to 20-to-life for raping and killing Jacelyn.

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Manager George Korthauer and other staffers Tuesday, April 9, and is due back at WEST ONEONTA City Hall this week with Max Prager/Special to The Freeman’s Journal initial findings. Jacob Russell raises his fist in triumph after he and Patrick Dewey eothermal energy Wednesday, April 10, he completed the Boston Marathon in 3:28:53, in the top 30 percent of fever is sweeping briefed the Oneonta Town runners overall. The two are running pals from their Cooperstown Greater Oneonta. Board and the full audience Central days. First the city in attendance. and now the town Both muare “seriously nicipalities are considering� goasking Egg for ing geothermal, feasibility studthe 20-mile mark. By LIBBY CUDMORE using heat from ies, the city for “He was humming Led Zepplin’s beneath the earth pairing geother‘Heartbreaker’, appropriately,� said to warm abovemal development COOPERSTOWN Russell. “It really gave me encouragement. earth homes. with replacing It was a challenge, but it’s not as bad as Jay Egg, a geothe South Main atrick Dewey knew just how to help the Sleeping Lion!� Street water Jacob Russell get up the Boston The pair, who have been racing together thermal system The Freeman’s Journal consultant, met at Please See Marathon’s infamous Heartbreak since 2012, completed their first Boston EGG, A7 Hill, the half-mile uphill stretch just past Please See DUO, A3 length with City Jay Egg briefs By JENNIFER HILL

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THOMAS WOLFE IN TOP JOB

New CSO Exec Seasoned On Europe’s Opera Stage

► U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, met Cooperstown Bat Co. owners Connie and Tim Haney on Monday, April 15, and vowed By JIM KEVLIN to support funding the fight for Emerald Ash Borer, ash being the preferred wood for bats. ONEONTA ► 580 head of cattle were auctioned off from the late lyric tenor, Thomas Jennifer Hungtington’s Cooperstown Holstein Corp. Wolf’s operatic caon Friday, April 12. reer was on the rise.

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tenor� voice, “wonderfully controlled.� In 1992, when a headliner dropped out of Mozart’s “Magic Wolfe Flute� at Munich’s opera house, it Please See CSO, A3

B&B Owner Drowned As Car Runs Into Lake 2 Officers Injured In Rescue Attempt By LIBBY CUDMORE COOPERSTOWN

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of Fair Street. “Before I was sheriff, someone drove into the Susquehanna River,� he said. “They were unfamiliar with the area and drove down what they thought was a road, but was the boat launch.� Police are still investigating of how John Smirk’s Please See FATAL, A7

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Wife Barbara tends their booth while Will Monie of Willis Monie Books, Cooperstown, left, takes a break to examine GOHS Executive Director Bob Brzozowski’s offerings during the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s 15th annual Postcard, Book & Ephemera Show & Sale Saturday, April 13, at Elm Park Methodist Church in Oneonta.

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enee Friedman, S.B., Harvard ’19, bioengineering, has developed a biocompatible, 3D-printable implant that has similar mechanical properties to bone in order to improve outcomes for patients cholesteatoma, a benign buildup of skin cells in the middle ear, but the

current proceedure often leaves patients with 15 percent hearing loss. Her implant, created from a novel mixture of a biodegradable polymer and hydroxyapatite, is customizable so it can be rapidly tuned to the size and shape of a patient’s ear canal. Renee is the daughter of Leslie Friedman.

IVERSON ACHIEVES: Mary Iversen, Cooperstown, was named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at SUNY Geneseo. WHELIHAN TOPS: Lee Whelihan, Cherry Valley, was named to Dean’s List for Fall 2018 at The College of Saint Rose. WOODWARD ON LIST: Anna Woodworth, Cherry Valley, was named to Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester a SUNY New Paltz.

ST. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta (Corner of Walnut and Elm streets) www.saintmarysoneonta.org · 607-432-3920 Like us on facebook

The Sacred Paschal Triduum Holy Thursday, 18 April

6 pm - Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 11 pm - Night Prayer

Good Friday, 19 April

8:30 am - Morning Prayer Noon - Midday Prayer 1 to 3 pm - Individual Confessions 4 pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Death 7 pm - Night Prayer in the style of Taize

Holy Saturday, 20 April

8:30am - Morning Prayer Noon - Midday Prayer and Blessing of Easter Foods The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 9 pm - The Liturgies of Fire, Word, Baptism, and Eucharist

Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord 21 April

8:30 am & 10:30 am Eucharistic Liturgy and Renewal of Baptismal Promises

Parking is available behind the Church off Elm Street. Please call ahead for handicapped accessibility: 607-432-3920.

St. Mary’s Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church HOLY THURSDAY April 18

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 pm

GOOD FRIDAY April 19

Stations of the Cross, Noon Passion and Veneration of the Cross, 3 pm

HOLY SATURDAY April 20

Easter Vigil , 7:30 pm, beginning outdoors with the fire and candle

EASTER SUNDAY April 21

Masses at 8 am and 10 am

31 Elm Street, Cooperstown · 607-547-2213 www.stmaryscoop.org Rev. Peter Pagones, Presider


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New CSO Executive Has Roots In Opera, Management Russell, Dewey Carry County CSO/From A1 seemed like his big break had arrived. As the date approached, however, he felt a growing pain in his chest. Rehearsing the week of the premier, he passed out. “It came on me like a ton of bricks” – heart trouble, and his performance career was over. It was a tragedy for the aspiring tenor from Cleveland, who by this time had been on the European opera circuit for almost a decade – but today it’s an opportunity for the Catskill Symphony Orchestra: Thomas Wolf, living in Bloomville, has been appointed CSO executive director, effective earlier this month. The appointment comes at a critical time, said Diane Williams, CSO board president: The Oneonta-based orchestra is in the midst of selecting its first conductor in 45 years, after last year’s

retirement of maestro Charles Schneider. The selection has been winnowed from 70 applicants down to six. This fall, the finalists will conduct – one concert each in September, October and November – with the final decision expected in December. By then, Williams is depending on Wolf, who succeeds Laura Dohner, to have everything else humming. “I want Thomas to be seen as the leader in charge of the organization, liaison with the musicians and the maestro,” she said, “to solve problems, working with the new music director.” Thomas’ love of music goes back to his boyhood: His grandmother, an opera singer, had 78 RPM records of all the opera greats of the early 20th Century, and he listened to them all. He received a bachelor’s in music (1983)and master’s in performance

(1985) from Cleveland State University at an exciting time: the college was seeking to build the reputation of its music department. His career since the incident in Munich makes him seem like a perfect fit for his new role. Returning to New York City, in 1998 he joined the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as assistant executive director. In 2000, he join the innovative Eos Orchestra in a marketing capacity until it closed in 2004. During his period, 1994-2005, he was also a founding board member of the American Singers’ Opera Project, serving as executive director. Since he and his partner moved to Delaware County in 2010, he’s been running his own business in connection with Usana Health, the health products company

First united Methodist Church 66 Chestnut street, Oneonta 607-432-4102

A Reconciling Congregation · Wheelchair Accessible Welcoming LGBTQIA · All are welcome Rev. Marti Swords-Horrell, Pastor Maundy Thursday – april 18 7 pm - Worship GOOd Friday – april 19 12:10 pm - Meditation with Word & Music 7 pm - Labyrinth Walk EasTEr sunday – april 21 8 am - Sunrise Service 9 am - Easter Breakfast 10 am - Resurrection Service with Communion

Visit us online at www.firstumconeonta.org

EastEr sunday sErvicEs God’s Family...Faith in Action 8:30am Morning service followed by Easter Breakfast

10:45am Family service

with Hot cross buns to follow!

MILFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Milford united Methodist church 133 Main street, Milford

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401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta 607-432-6552 Elmparkumconeonta.org

maUndy thUrsday April 18, 6 p.m. Sacrificial Meal/Drama Good Friday April 19, 7 p.m. Last Seven Words Service EastEr sUnday WorshiP April 21, 10:30 a.m.

Main Street Baptist Church Corner of Main and Maple Streets, Oneonta www.msbchurch.org www.msbchurch.org 607-432-5712 607-432-5712 Good Friday Service 7 PM

Childcare Provided

Easter Sunday Services 6:30 AM Sunrise Service

Ken and Meg Zulkosky’s home Bring your lawn chair

9:00 AM Worship Service 10:45 AM Worship Service Nursery through 3rd grade

First Presbyterian Church Maundy Thursday · April 18 · 7 pm Communion Tenebrae Service

Easter Worship Service · April 21 · 10:45 am Celebrating the Resurrection of Our Lord Child Care Available · Handicapped Accessible

10:30 am Sunday, April 21

Use elevated walkway direct entrance and parking on Roosevelt Avenue.

Join us for Easter Sunday as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. May you find the answers you’ve been looking for!

April 18

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St. Thomas the Apostle celebrates Holy Week. Come join us! Holy THursday 7 pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper

St. Thomas the Apostle 13 Church Street Cherry Valley

Good Friday Noon - Stations of the Cross 3 pm - The Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Communion 7:30 pm - Seven Last Words EasTEr ViGil - 8 pm Saturday, April 28 EasTEr sunday - 10 am Alleluia, Alleluia

the wheelchair racers are a parent and child, it’s not common to see two friends in their 20s running together.” And they even got to race alongside the elite runners. “We didn’t get hit with the large crowds until mile 18, so for a few seconds, we were running alongside some of the greatest runners in the world,” he said. “Until they passed us.” At the end of the race, they chowed down on some Clif Bars and Gatorade, got a race-provided massage and spent time with friends and family who were in town for the race. “It was nice to have a little time to reflect on the weekend,” he said. And although they didn’t qualify time-wise for an automatic entry into next year’s Boston Marathon – wheelchair teams are held to the same 3:05:00 time that individual runners are held to – Russell said that another race, such as the New York Marathon in November – is a possibility. “We don’t want to rest on our laurels,” he said. “So once I step down off Cloud Nine, I’m going to start looking into other races.” They did the Race the Lake half marathon before they went off to college, and with graduation looming, they’re hoping to do the full marathon this summer. “It would be a really great way to cap off our college careers,” he said. And Russell said their days of running together are far from over. “If we can do three marathons in college while living eight hours apart, I don’t see why we can’t do more when we’re out in the working world.”

Wanted: Campus minister

A Warm Welcome Is Extended to All!

Come to The Upper Room in the First United Presbyterian “Red Door” Church 381 Main Street, Oneonta.

DUO/From A1 Marathon on Monday, April 15, finishing fifth among wheelchair-racing duos with a time of 3:28:53. “It’s our best marathon time yet,” Jacob said. “And for it to be the one we’ve been working for all these years is really fantastic.” Russell, a senior at Harvard, and Dewey, a senior at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, didn’t make the cut last year, but qualified this year, racing to raise money for the Double H Ranch, part of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang project. Dewey, who has cerebral palsy, attended the camp from the ages of 7 to 21. “We needed to raise $8,500, but we set a goal of $10,000,” said Russell. “It was no small feat, but we raised $10,610. It’s a great cause, and it meant so much to Patrick and his family.” Though the weather was slated to be 40 and rainy on Race Day, the skies soon cleared up. “The temperature was perfect,” said Russell. “All our families were along the race route, friends from school, even some of our teachers.” The goal was to finish in under four hours, and at the halfway point, Russell realized they were well on track to meet that goal. “We worked hard to do that,” he said. “We paced ourselves really well.” Because wheelchair and handchair racers start the race first, at one point they found themselves with one other pair along a long flat stretch of course. “There were all these crowds just cheering us on,” he said. “They were really great, it got us so motivated. People got excited to see us; a lot of

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Oneonta, NY is seeking a parttime Campus Minister to serve the State University of New York at Oneonta and Hartwick Colleges. This is a 12 month position. St. Mary’s seeks leadership that will continue to develop our campus ministry program that engages Catholic students in living their faith; fosters community; Christian conscience on campus; and, incorporates the students into parish life at St Mary’s. Requirements for applicants are: Active participation in the day to day life of the Catholic Church and be “in good standing” to participate in the full sacramental life of the Church; Have knowledge of and willingness to share the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Faith; possess a valid NYS driver’s license with a record of safe operation of vehicles. Interested applicants should mail a resume, cover letter and references by May 10, 2019 to: St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Attention: Kathleen Neier 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820

296 Main Street, Oneonta • 607-432-4286

The Christian Science Society of Oneonta invites everyone to join us for Easter Services

Banner Into Boston Marathon

Maundy Thursday 10 am – Holy Communion

April 19

Good Friday

12:15 pm – Good Friday Worship

April 21

Easter Sunday

8 am Eucharist 10 am Solemn Festival Eucharist If you’re not quite sure, we have the answer you’ve been seeking.

607-432-1458

St. James Episcopal Church 305 Main Street, Oneonta · www.stjamesoneonta.org

First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown 25 Church Street 607-547-8401

MauNdy ThurSday ~ April 18 at 7 p.m. ~

Chapel & SanCtuary Special Stations Service featuring Water, Tenebrae and Communion

Good Friday

~ April 19, Noon-3 p.m. ~ Sanctuary open for prayer and reflection.

EaSTEr SuNday

~ April 21 at 6 a.m. ~ Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at Lakefront Park

10 a.m. SanCtuary The Rev. Elsie Rhodes, preaching “While It Was Still Dark”

ALL ARE WELCOME!


Perspectives

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019

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PAUL LANDERS, LES GRUMMONS EXCEL, AND WE BENEFIT

With Brainy, Creative Executives, County’s Future Secure

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couple of months ago, Gerry Benjamin, director of SUNY New Paltz’s Benjamin Center and an expert on Upstate New York, saw the region’s economic future in nurturing and growing what we have. Craft brewing and yogurt production, in particular, are developing nicely, he said, although neither is generating sufficient jobs at sufficient salaries to begin replacing the manufacturing behemoth that was the Mohawk Valley. The advantage to incremental growth, of course, is that it can be absorbed

►TO RESERVE a spot at the Otsego County Chamber’s annual dinner honoring Pathfinder Village and Les Grummons, follow the link from www.otsegocc.com organically, with jobs along I-88 incrementally reviving the declining community centers to the north. • Springbrook, of course, is the poster child, growing to over 1,200 jobs on a simple concept: Better care for handicapped children can be provided more humanely

and at lower cost in proximity to their New York State families. Win, win. Two more examples of growing in place – growing and excelling is more like it – may be found in the two organizations that will be honored at the Otsego County Chamber’s annual Gala & Celebration of Business Thursday, May 2, at Foothills. (Reservations, call 607-432-4500, ext. 2.) One, venerable Pathfinder Village, is vigorously placing its Down syndrome and otherwise handicapped residents in real jobs, filling real employer needs. For instance, with Astrocom in

Colliersville unable to find workers, Pathfinder deploys a half-dozen trainees and two supervisors daily to that aircraft parts fabricator. Former Pathfinder residents are also working at Golden Artists Colors, Price Chopper, Silver Dollar Optical, NYCM and NBT Bank. Two, Les Grummons arrived in Oneonta in 1970, having acquired the Rotherby-Murphy Funeral Home, and knowing virtually nobody. He quickly developed a The Freeman’s Journal strategy: Get on friendly Pathfinder CEO Paul Landers, left, and funeral terms with as many people director Les Grummons will be honored at the as possible. He joined the Otsego County Chamber’s annual Dinner & CelePlease See EDITORIAL, A5 bration of Business Thursday, May 2, at Foothills.

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n recent days, the City of Oneonta and the Town of Oneonta have contracted with consultant Jay Egg of Egg Geothermal, Kissimmee, Fla., to study incorporating municipal heating systems into water projects. The idea is energy from the earth’s depths can be tapped to heat Otsego County’s homes and businesses. Interesting. But how does it work. Here’s how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains the process on a web site aimed at kids. It may help we adults figure it out.

►HERE’S HOW GEOTHERMAL HEATS YOUR HOME

►HERE’S HOW GEOTHERMAL RUNS A POWER PLANT

1. Water or a refrigerant moves through a loop of pipes. 2. When the weather is cold, the water or refrigerant heats up as it travels through the part of the loop that’s buried underground. 3. Once it gets back above ground, the warmed water or refrigerant transfers heat into the building.

1. Hot water is pumped from deep underground through a well under high pressure. 2. When the water reaches the surface, the pressure is dropped, which causes the water to turn into steam. 3. The steam spins a turbine, which is

4. The water or refrigerant cools down after its heat is transferred. It is pumped back underground where it heats up once more, starting the process again. 5. On a hot day, the system can run in reverse. The water or refrigerant cools the building and then is pumped underground where extra heat is transferred to the ground around the pipes.

connected to a generator that produces electricity. 4. The steam cools off in a cooling tower and condenses back to water. 5. The cooled water is pumped back into the Earth to begin the process again.

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la Cité, Paris, France. The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style. The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely

complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, NotreDame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the

Third French Republic. Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, when the iconic spire was added. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries

of soot and grime. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000. The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of Paris and the French nation. 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris. While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage.

Baptist Church Programs Reach Out To Kid, Moms To the Editor, I am excited to tell our friends and neighbors about two new programs that First Baptist Church is offering to our community. Both will meet Sundays at 9 a.m. at 21 Elm Street in Cooperstown. The first is “Spark: Activate Faith” for all kids through fifth grade. This is not your traditional, boring, or antiquated Sunday School. Each week we’ll learn something new about God using song, Bible stories, and friendship-building activities. Activate Faith uses the best insights from faith leaders and children’s

psychologists to help kids make their faith their own. Lively, age-appropriate activities – including games, crafts, and creative play – LETTERS accommodate various ways kids learn. Each week we’ll send home a Family Page for parents to explore that week’s Bible story together as a family as the church partners with families to make disciples and assure our children that God loves them, we love them, and they are important to us. While the kids have fun in Spark our new small group for moms will be meeting down the hall. The small

group is led by moms and using “Mom to Mom” study guides. Mom to Mom is a Biblically based parenting program designed around the concept of women teaching and encouraging women. It includes quality instruction in parenting, small group discussion, and the interaction of more experienced mothers with younger moms. Each session will be followed by a coffee hour before Sunday morning worship. Attendees are welcome to stay for worship or leave in time to make it to their own church. Rev. JOSEPH PERDUE, Pastor First Baptist Church, Cooperstown

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THURSDAY, April 18, 2019

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BOUND VOLUMES Compiled by Tom Heitz and SHARON STUART, with resources courtesy of The Fenimore Art Museum Research Library

200 YEARS AGO

Advertisement – Notice: The Trustees of School District No. 1, will open a school, in the public school house in this village, on Wednesday, the 21st inst. under the direction of Mr. L. Squires. Terms of Tuition $2 to be applied on the first quarter. N.B. Any one sending in after the school commences, will not have any more to pay than their proportion of time from the time of commencing. Eseck Bradford, Buckingham Fitch, Trustees. Cooperstown, April 17, 1819. April 19, 1819

175 YEARS AGO

Judge Gridley held his Circuit Court here during the past week. A slander suit was tried, which from the standing of the parties Secor vs. Gilbert, both residents of Middlefield, excited much interest. Mr. Gilbert had lost from the moneydrawer of his store in May last $568 in bank notes, and some circumstances had fixed suspicion upon Dr. Emenzo Secor as the aggressor, which led to the remark by Mr. G., pointing towards him in a room “there’s the rascal that stole my money,” or words of similar import. The suit was founded upon this charge, and a plea of justification put in. The words were proved, and the defense entered upon, being confined exclusively to circumstantial evidence, the detail of which would occupy more space than we have to spare. The case was summed up with ability by Mr. J.A. Spencer and Mr. Bowne and committed to the Jury by a luminous charge from Judge Gridley. The Jury were out about five hours, when they returned a verdict of $30 for the plaintiff. April 15, 1844

150 YEARS AGO

The Seminary as a Hotel. It may be remembered that several weeks since Mr. H.F. Phinney offered to take onefourth of the stock necessary to reorganize the Seminary

A few shad occasionally appear in the Cooperstown markets. They used to make their way up here at the time of the settlement of this village, via the Susquehanna River, on which there were no dams. There is a tree still standing in the village of Unadilla from one of the upper branches of which a shad was brought down by a rifle ball! The shad in question was held captive by a large fish hawk – fact! In 1887, it is stated, 1,568,637 shad were captured in the Hudson River. That was the banner year for shad. April 19, 1894

100 YEARS AGO

(Excerpt from “Tail Spins” the newspaper of the Officers at the Aviators’ Hospital) “The periodic hike was pulled off last Friday (April 11) when some 65 or 70 pilots, observers, engineers, two sympathizers of the fair sex, and Mac the dog with Rags the little dogette headed out on the excellent state road south to the village of Milford. The vanguard was led by Captain Wharton who has charge of physical training of the Army flyers, and Lieutenant Cartmell, physical director, was in one of the scattered groups. The genial Mr.

75 YEARS AGO

From an Eighth A.A.F. Bomber Station in England comes the thrilling account of a flying fortress the crew of which missed death by inches when the propeller from one of its engines flew off, but which, though riddled with enemy fire, was able to return to base. One of the members of this crew was John A. Sill, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Reed Sill of Cooperstown, the tail gunner. The pilot who brought the plane in from an attack on war plants in Berlin, with two of its engines knocked out and its oxygen system damaged, is Lieutenant James L. Abernathy of Roselle, Illinois. The Flying Fort had dropped its bombs when a flak burst clipped its number three engine. April 19, 1944

25 YEARS AGO

Cooperstonian Stan Hall withdrew his application for a permit to open a brew pub in an old barn at the end of Cooper Lane at a meeting of the village planning board, held Tuesday, April 12. Hall stopped the application after the board informed him that there was insufficient access to the property for the use he had in mind. The withdrawal was apparently welcome news to about 20 area residents in attendance, many of whom had written letters of protest to the board and signed a petition against the project. “I’m glad that it went the way it went,” said Madeline Sansevere, who had organized the petition campaign, which collected 83 signatures. Sansevere added that she was not opposed to the idea of a pub, but rather to the location which raised concerns about traffic and customers at the pub disrupting the residential area. April 19, 1994

THE VIEW FROM FLY CREEK

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ou might have heard of Andrew Yang. He’s running for president as a Democrat. A long shot, for sure, but he’s already generated considerable interest and support. Last month, he announced that he had received contributions from over 65,000 donors in over 20 states, enough to qualify him for the first round of debates by the Democratic candidates. Yang, from a Taiwanese immigrant family, was born in nearby Schenectady (like our congressman, Antonio Delgado), and became a corporate lawyer working for startup companies. Later he served as the CEO ADRIAN of Manhattan Prep, KUZMINSKI a company which administers the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for business school applicants. He went on to run a nonprofit, Venture for America, whose internship programs place graduates into startups across the country. As a presidential candidate, Yang stands out for proposing what he calls the “Freedom Dividend,” a $1,000/month payment, or guarantee annual income, to all U.S. citizens over 18 years of age. There’s a long interview on “The Joe Rogan

Experience” explaining his ideas which has received over 2,600,000 views. (Type “rogan” and “yang” in the youtube.com search line.) Yang’s campaign slogan is “Humanity First,” which reflects his big campaign issue: the fact that automation and robotics are displacing human labor throughout the economy. Jobs are a key issue locally and nationally. The solution may not be more jobs, but something entirely different, like Yang’s Freedom Dividend. Cutting labor costs enriches investor/owners, but it’s catastrophic for workers. Self-driving vehicles are going to put truck drivers out of business, just as scanners have reduced supermarket checkout clerks, and online purchasing has devastated retail outlets. Automation affects not just factory-line workers, but most wage-labor, even on a professional level. Doctors, lawyers, and tax preparers are being replaced by remotely controlled automated services, the way travel agents have been replaced by online booking, and teachers and college professors now compete with online courses. Certain service sectors – plumbers, electricians, contractors, waitresses – continue to resist automation, but they too are vulnerable. There are still jobs, of course, but they no longer provide the economic security they used to for the

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bulk of the population. Traditional wage-labor is a shrinking proposition, ever harder to achieve, leaving most of the population redundant, less and less able to support itself. The jobs that remain are all too often low-skill and low-pay, insufficient to support a family. Labor, Yang is telling us, is no longer the source of security and value it once was. His attempt to restore economic security – a basic guaranteed income – is a radical departure from the usual remedy of trying to “create” more jobs. The government simply prints and sends you the money, instead of trying to find you a job. If you just give people money, they will spend it, and stimulate the economy. At least that’s the idea. Adding money to the economy – all other things being equal – means more dollars chasing the same goods and services. That’s inflationary, unless the new spending is matched by enough new production to satisfy the new consumption. And that’s the problem. If money is continuously printed faster than the economy is growing, we will suffer inflation, perhaps hyper-inflation. Yang and other guaranteed income advocates have yet to explain how their schemes will avoid inflation. There might be a clue, however, in his use of the word “dividend.” The word suggests an income from a share of ownership in corporate

assets. Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend comes to mind. Since 1982, it has distributed an annual royalty share of corporate revenue from Alaskan public resources (mostly oil and gas) to all state residents. The amount fluctuates (up or down) with corporate profits (and losses) over time. In 2018 the payment was $1,600 per person ($6,400 for household of four). A guaranteed national income could be modeled on the same idea – an individual dividend paid out of a permanent fund supported by corporations. That would add a measure of public ownership of the means of production. Instead of 100 percent of corporate stock being privately held, a certain percentage could be publicly held, and form the basis of a national dividend. A national dividend would not only give regular citizens a stake in the economy, it would also ensure that the money distributed would be neither inflationary or deflationary, but an accurate measure of the value of the economy, fluctuating with the ups and downs of economic activity. That’s not socialism – corporations would still be privately run for profit – but it is a way to share ownership more broadly. Call it populism. Adrian Kuzminski, retired Hartwick College philosophy professor and Sustainable Otsego moderator, lives in Fly Creek.

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EDITORIAL/From A4 Rotary, the Elks, Moose and Eagles. He pursued his interest in the Sons of the Legion, rising to state commander. He served on the board of Catholic Charities, St. Mary’s and Hospice. He rose to the state Funeral Directors Association presidency, cementing his reputation in the industry. He was elected to Common Council. In the process, he solidified the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home among the front ranks of such local institutions, a solid business that has provided service and employment to many over almost a half century. As detailed on Page B1 of this edition, Pathfinder will be honored at NBT Distinguished Business; Grummons, as Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen. • Successful businesses create successful communities. A state Comptroller Office a few years ago reported on 29 jobs had been created in Otsego County in 2016 but, one, state data lags and, two, it doesn’t reflect the groundwork that was being done to make way for growth we’re starting to see now. For instance, Custom Electronics is creating 50 jobs to make high-storage batteries, building blocks of a renewable future. A grant has ensured Corning’s 175 Oneonta jobs for 15 years. Cooperstown Distillery and Andela Products in Richfield are each anticipating 10 new jobs. Some 50 jobs are available at Amphenol in Sidney. A little bit of natural gas would allow a distribution center to bring 300 jobs to Schenevus in short order. Plus, the colleges, schools and hospitals provide a stable base. And with the Pathfinder CEO Paul Landerses and Les Grummonses among us, the current downward trend, we can confidently hope, is temporary.

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Friday, April 19

TRAINING – 9 a.m.–Noon. Don Shelton teaches a threepart course on “Leadership for Supervisors.” Free, all attendees must be actively enrolled with the CDO Workforce. CDO Workforce, 189 Main St., Suite 500, Oneonta. Info, registration, (607) 832-5781. EASTER BUNNY – 11 a.m.3 p.m. Visit with the Easter Bunny. Southside Mall, Route 23, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 Dr. DeLong accepted the mace, the traditional SPEAKER – 1-3 p.m. symbol of authority, as he became chairman of Michael Barss, consultant for the Board of Governors of the American College Boston Scientific, makes a of Physicians Saturday, April 13, in Philadelphia. presentation on Deep-Brain Hudson Valley chapter. Carolina and his bachelor Stimulation and the latest He has been a member of of arts degree at Duke. He device. Plains at Parish various committees and coun- completed an internship and Homestead, 163 Heritage Cir, cils, including New York Chap- residency at Bassett Hospital Oneonta. 607-433-2727. THEATER – 8 p.m. Hartwick ter Public Health and Policy and was named chief mediCollege presents David JaverCommittee. He participated cal resident. in the New York Chapter’s He has been a Fellow of baum’s “an Act of God” as its senior thesis production. Lab Leadership Day, and ACP’s the American College of Theatre, Bresee Hall, Hartwick Leadership Day on Capitol Hill Physicians (FACP) since College. 607-431-4227

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TAI CHI – 10-11 a.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis classes for ages 60 and older. Free, donations accepted, registration and commitment to a minimum of 11 classes required. Meadows Complex, 140 County Hwy 33W, Cooperstown. 607-5474232. KNITTING– 1 - 2 p.m. Knit, crochet, or handcraft with friends. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-8580230.

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CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting or crochet project and chat with the group. Ages 10+. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314.. Reading – Fiction writer, poet and podcaster Geoff Peck reads. Free, open to the public. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921.

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ART FOR KIDS – 10-11 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers explore art galleries with special hands-on activities. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. KNIT-A-LONG – 6 - 7 p.m. Join group of knitters to work on same pattern. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230.

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WRITERS GROUP – 3:30 p.m. Discuss current writing projects, get inspired. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314. DINNER – 6-8:30 p.m. Annual dinner meeting of Greater Oneonta Historical Society with keynote speaker Mayor Gary Herzig. $45, reservations due April 18. Toscana Northern Italian Grill, 76 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960.

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TAI CHI – 10-11 a.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis classes for ages 60 and older. See Monday listing. CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. See Thursday April 18 for info. PUBLIC SPEAKING – 6:15 p.m. Practice your public speaking with the Toastmasters. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Visit oneonta. toastmastersclubs.org MUSICAL PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Mezzo Soprano Joelle Lachance performs musical works about love, accompanied by CHS pianist Tim Iversen. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, 607-547-0600, ext. 101

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SHIFT FAIR – 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. S.H.I.F.T Holistic and spiritual arts fair. Speakers, workshops and demonstrations. Quality Inn, 5206 State Hwy 23, Oneonta. Info, www. shiftnewyork.com. FILM – 6:30 p.m. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (R) with the Herb Ritts photography exhibit. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown.

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EGG/From A1 main; the town, for doing the same on a loop that would be created for the Southside water district. There are unknowns, said Town Supervisor Bob Wood. “We don’t know how much this would cost,” he said. “It will likely be at least a couple millions of dollars.” Other unknowns are how much heat would be produced, how much it would cost, the return on investment, and how many businesses and homes need to connect. Regardless, Egg said it’s a reality renewable energy will replace fossil fuels in the coming years, especially given New York State’s current incentives to switch. “The basic of a geothermal system is a loop in the ground with something that will extract or reject the heat in the ground,” Egg said. That “something” can be anti-freeze or “a food-grade heating solution.” A heat pump is then used to “move heat from one place and pump it into the building.” The heat pump “fits wherever a furnace fits,” Egg said. He emphasized the heat pump does not create heat. Egg said a geothermal system for Southside would have “large ambient water loops, which maintain the ground temperature, which

averages 55 degrees.” If the loops transmit water used for both heating the buildings and for drinking water, “a doublewall frame plate exchanger” would “direct only the nonpotable, condenser water into the Southside buildings.” Egg did not specify a price. Instead, he said Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) were ready and eager to invest in renewable energy, especially in New York State, which is aiming to have 50 percent of its energy be from renewable sources by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050. Egg said an ESCO could “help the municipality become a utility that will offer different payment and ownership structures to the town.” He said the first step is to have a memo of understanding with an ESCO. Wood said he did not know at this time whether the MOU town would advise or lead to a feasibility study like the one the city will have Egg do in the coming months. But he said he specifically asked Egg to talk about ESCOs at the board meeting. Egg said if a geothermal system is installed in Southside, stores should connect to it sooner rather than later. “If they do this now, they won’t have to drill a $15,000 hole or spend millions of dollars later because they have the infrastructure,” he said.

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hen she was 16, Joanna Draper had a brain tumor removed and was in a coma for a month. Though she recovered, her short-term memory was all but gone, dashing her hopes of continuing to perform in musical theater. But now, you can find her serenading customers at the Pathfinder Village bakery and café, where she has worked for two years. “I’m doing so well that they let me work here,” she said. “I sing to the customers. I give them a hug if they’re having a bad day. It’s about treating people how I want to be treated, with kindness and a smile.” “Her parents recognized that she would fit in here as a hire, not as a service recipient,” said CEO Paul Landers. “And since she started working here, her neurologist has seen her memory improving.”

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Les Grummons Made A Lot Of Friends, And Everything Worked Out who served on the Special GRUMMONS, From B1 Interviewed the other day Project Committee that made this year’s selections, at the Lester R. Grummons said: “He contributes to Funeral Home, 14 Grand the community in such an Ave., he had just arrived impactful way,” adding, back from the weekly “He thoroughly enjoys the Rotary Club meeting at the people of the community.“ Elks Club. Grum-mons’ networking Rotary – and the Elks: wasn’t all formal. John he’s a lifetime member – is Brooks just the start remembers of it. He’s a Les coming former Jaycee, up to the a Moose, an take-out Eagle and a counter member of at Brooks the Knights BBQ; both of Columbus, owned third and fourth Escalades, degree, the and they fourth adding would josh the dimension each other of promoting about the patriotism. Les with NBC anchor relative ApproTom Brokaw, his benefits priately, in favorite of the many of their honor of his VIPs he met over the particular father, also years, at a state Funeral models. Lester, a World Directors Association War II veteran, convention in New York That jousting the son – not a City. grew into veteran himself a golfing friendship that – has been active for years continues today. in the Sons of the Legion, Now 75, Les Grummons an American Legion was raised in Owego and adjunct, rising to state worked for a funeral home commander. for a year, beginning when In his profession, he has he was 18, while he was an always been a member of the New York State Funeral O-R technician at the Ideal Hospital in Endicott. There, Directors Association, he also met his future wife, elected president in the Sharon, a nurse. early 1980s. He attended Broome That’s not all: He’s Community College and served on the boards of the Simmons School of Catskill Area Hospice & Mortuary Technology in Palliative Care (10 years; Syracuse, but was initially three as chair), Catholic sidetracked from his evenCharities, and St. Mary’s tual profession, working Catholic Church. He served as alderman on 1966-70 as an accountant at Oneonta’s Common Council IBM in Owego. Still, “I really liked the for eight years. funeral business,” he said. And he plays that most In 1970 he learned of an social of sports: golf. opportunity, and bought How did all this civic Oneonta’s Rothery-Murphy commitment happen? “You get involved in things. After Funeral Home at 14 Grand. During a few years a while, people just come to of transition, it was the you. I never said no.” Murphy-Grummons Funeral Chamber President Home before evolving into Barbara Ann Heegan,

the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home. Previously, Grummons’ community involvement was limited to serving on the Vestal Volunteer Fire Department, but – as the proprietor of a business – he quickly immersed himself in the City of the Hills’ civic and social life. That was fully evident by 1974, when the local Jaycees – the Junior Chamber of Commerce – named him Distinguished Citizen of the Year. On the job, he sought to excel, “to go to the next level and offer something that makes a family’s burden of sorrow a little bit easier.” But his innovations extended beyond that. Interstates were still under construction, vehicular traffic could be slow, and early on he collaborated with attorney Joe Pondolfino in founding Aero Coach Inc., flying a Cessna 206 out of F&F airport, Emmons, to serve the needs of the funeral sector for prompt delivery. Traditionally, funeral home staff wore black; never at Grummons. In the early years, he and his assistants wore green suits, available at Bresee’s or Fashion Clothes in the

Les, left, was on the Oneonta Elks Club team that made it to the tournament in Glens Falls in 1983. With him are, from right, Bill Atchinson, Bob Shea, Scotty Linn, Van Zandt and Dave Jubenville.

nearby downtown. For some years, they shifted to powder-blue suits and patent leather shoes. At base, though, the job was comforting people “at the worst time of their lives. Either you’ve got it or you don’t. You have to be sensitive; you have to be a good listener,” he said. “If they hug you going out the door, you know you did a good job.” Living in the comfortable second- and three-floor accommodations at 14 Grand, Les was always close to work – too close, his wife Sharon concluded. Sharon, who passed away

in 2004 at age 62, talked him into buying a summer home on Goodyear Lake, where the couple moved each summer with nowgrown daughters Mary and Ann and son Mike. Les is still back and forth. Grummons recalled highpoints of his other incarnations: • On Common Council, visiting Matthews Bus in Dansville, Livingston County, with fellow Alderman Betty Niles, identifying the first buses for what grew into today’s OPT, Oneonta Public Transit. He fondly recalls John Insetta, who advanced

from another City Hall job to OPT director, and Joe Bernier, ace Community Development director. • He brought young people into the business, notably a 15-year-old from East Meredith who is now proprietor of Walter J. Kent Funeral Home in Elmira. While Kent worked for him, Grummons became state Funeral Directors’ Association president, so Kent was particularly proud to succeed his mentor as NYSFDA president in 201617. “When I graduated from high school,” Kent remembered, “he gave me a present: a green suit.” • In his Sons of the Legion role, Les began collaborating with Skip Beijen, the Oneonta Vets’ Club commander, 20 years ago now to energize Memorial Day ceremonies in Neahwa Park, recruiting the Leatherstocking District Pipe Band from Hobart and building the event from there. Les’ networking didn’t just work for his own business, said Dan Ayres. When he joined Catskill Area Hospice as executive director, Ayres’ board chair was Grummons, low-key, focused on developing the Please See CITIZEN, B5

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most recently, soccer fields where community kids have a weekly league. “We wanted young kids to come to our campus and get to know people with disabilities,” said Landers. “And we thought, what’s more natural than having them come play on our soccer fields?” Landers has been with Pathfinder Village for 12 years; he first joined in 2000, moved to Tennessee in 2002 and returned in 2009. Under his tenure, a Bassett Clinic was opened on the campus, serving both the residents and the community. “We wanted to show Edmeston that we were valued citizens,” he said. “We’ve evolved, much like the disability community.” At Pathfinder, Landers said they are seeing fewer children and more adults with a variety of developmental disabilities coming for job training opportunities. “We do hands-on, real-life training,” he said. “They do vocational rotation through the bakery, inn, produce market and administration offices.” At the bakery, residents can learn to work the register, clean and organize, and at the inn, they can learn to turn over a room after a guest has used it. “We have a lot of hotels here and our staff is trained in housekeeping,” he said. And their training programs have been a community boon. “We put out a survey asking what employers needed,” he said. “And then we tailored our training programs.” He continued, “At Astrocom Electronics, they couldn’t find workers,” he said. “They were turning orders away. I asked what we could do to help.” Pathfinder Village now sends a crew of seven

workers – six paid, one on a “trial” basis – as well as two job coaches to Astrocom every day. “We’re developing a contract with them,” said Landers. “We want to build an employment agency on a grand scale.” Former residents have also found work at Golden Artists Colors, others at Price Chopper, Silver Dollar Optical, NYCM or NBT Bank. “We had one woman, Anya, who had been at the Otsego School since she was practically a baby,” said Landers. “She was raised by caregivers and graduated from the Pathfinder school, then worked at Bassett in housekeeping for 20 years. She just retired, the way so many of us do at the end of our careers. Everyone knew her and liked her.” But they also use their Ian Austin/ OTSEGO.business developed skills to fulfill Paul Landers stops in to see Grant Stubbs, center, community needs. In 2013, who has an apartment where other residents they opened the Produce enjoy hanging out, like Andrew Hyman, left. Market on Thursday moving in, which means a society and start to value afternoons in hopes of that people will be living off our differences.” counteracting Edmeston’s frozen food and junk.” As it is now, residents can “food desert,” where But Landers said the live in apartments or houses many residents don’t have work is not yet done. “Our with others. Resident Grant access to fresh fruits and five-year plan is to build Stubbs, for example, has his vegetables – leafy greens mixed-use housing,” he own living room, bedroom and herbs are their specialty said. “We want young and bathroom off a communal – on a regular basis. people who work at NYCM dining and living room. “Our residents grow, pick, or Bassett to live here too.” “A lot of folks in the wash, pack and sell all the The housing would also house come over to Grant’s produce,” said Landers. include spaces for people to hang out,” he said, giving The market has grown like Joanna, who are part of Grant a fist bump. considerably and expanded the Pathfinder Community. Mullet died in March at age since then. New this year 91. “It’s fitting that we’re being “We want to provide selfis a “mobile market” which directed living opportunities honored now,” said Landers. goes to other communities for people with a variety of “Marian left behind a legacy, to offer fresh fruits and but I don’t think she ever envidisabilities,” he said. “We vegetables. “West Winfield see ourselves continuing sioned how this community just lost their grocery store, to evolve, especially as we has touched so many people in so we went there,” he said. become more inclusive as so many ways.” “There’s a Dollar General

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Accepting Change, Les Likes ‘Old-Fashion Ways’ CITIZEN/From B3 strength of committees and organizing the agenda to keep board meetings to one hour. Grummons recruited Connie Yastremski of Cooperstown, Bassett’s retired chief nurse, to the Hospice board, which she now chairs. He also brought in retired banker and Excelsior College CFO John Pontius and Sue Van Cott, corporate secretary of her family company, Unalam. A few years ago, Dignity Memorials, which operates funeral homes nationally, bought Grummons Funeral Home, and Les has stayed on as consultant, but “a consultant who is actually consulted,” he said. Ryan Walsh holds the title of funeral director.

Dignity continues to bring in new business methods that impress the former owner. A couple of weeks ago, for instance, the company hosted a pre-planning seminar in Brooks’ meeting pavilion – and democratically, “names picked by random from the phone book.” And Walsh has a video program that helps walk bereaved families through the offerings. Les Grummons sits in on those, although he still strives to offer the same comforts he has for decades. “I like the good oldfashion way of doing things,” he said, nodding toward an armchair, “sitting here and talking to people.”

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469 Martinez Zoe 383 Co Hwy 45 178.00-1-40.00 470 Powers Daniel; Cynthia Weigel 462 Co Hwy 45 178.00-1-42.01 471 Icthus Properties LLC St Hwy 28 178.00-1-45.00 472 Martinez Zoe Chlorinator Rd 193.00-1-12.00 474 Griswold James A Jr 45 Lake Rd 193.02-1-5.00 TOWN OF LAURENS 481 Holbrook Keith N; Holbrook Glenna R 22 Main St 240.15-2-79.00 487 Ludwig Mary 1642 Co Hwy 11 208.00-1-48.00 497 Kennedy Paul Larchwood Ln 222.00-2-11.07 502 Falsetta Albert P; Falsetta Donna S 330 Naylor Corner Rd 223.00-1-21.02 509 Casey Kelvin Co Hwy 11 225.00-1-35.02 515 Weeks Joseph 411 New Rd 239.00-1-34.01 541 Bell John V Sr; Bell Aireen S 1231 St Hwy 205 257.00-1-32.00 544 Soules Louis Robert 639 Green Rd 273.00-1-25.03 545 Soules Robert L Green Rd 273.00-1-25.04 TOWN OF MARYLAND 569 Zagara Leo 226 Mc Carthy Rd 214.00-1-3.02 571 Newman Gerard; Newman Kathleen A 476 Dog Hill Rd 229.00-1-49.00 575 Carvalho Frank P 107 Carvahlo Ln 230.00-1-6.01 576 Carvalho Frank P Valder Rd 230.00-1-6.04 577 Carvalho Frank P Valder Rd 230.00-1-6.05 578 Carvalho Frank P 117 Carvahlo Ln 230.00-1-6.06 579 Herr Doreen 15 Main St 230.19-1-3.01 581 6 on 7 LLC Main St 230.19-1-34.00 582 6 on 7 LLC 87 Main St 230.19-1-35.00 584 Roe Amanda 13 Main St 230.19-1-7.00 592 Ross Anthony J 120 Ross Mountain Way 245.00-1-49.01 595 Post Jason S; Post Shawna M 729 Center Rd 246.00-1-19.00 596 Post Jason S; Post Shawna M 862 Co Hwy 41 246.00-1-21.00 602 Hanford Mark Ridge Rd 247.00-1-7.00 607 McMullen Ronald 6716 St Hwy 7 261.00-1-8.00 608 Hillier April; Johnson Elvin Sr 127 Bush Hill Rd 262.00-2-16.00 614 Lassen Ashley Co Hwy 41 264.00-1-3.03 615 D’alessandro Vito R 104 Bliven Rd 264.00-1-4.00 616 Lassen Ashley Bliven Rd 264.00-1-6.00 617 Lassen Ashley Bliven Rd 264.00-1-7.00 618 Marble Richard R 6607 St Hwy 7 277.00-3-12.00 621 Marcotte Stephen Iron Kettle Rd 278.00-2-1.00 622 Nicholas Michael Easy St 278.00-2-14.00 625 Humphreys Robert L Jr; Humphreys Susie Easy Pl 278.00-2-31.00 628 Shelton Packy Iron Kettle Rd 279.00-1-7.01 TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD 629 Cadwalader Stephen M

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3 Main St 131.07-1-22.00 630 Barker Daniel J; Lindberg Christine A Hubbell Hollow Rd 101.00-1-10.00 631 Pokorny Richard J Hubbell Hollow Rd 101.00-1-17.00 633 Stalter Caroline; Stalter Luther BBoyd Rd 101.00-1-3.15 634 Pokorny Richard J 214 Putnam Rd 101.00-1-7.00 635 Barker Daniel J; Lindberg Christine A Hubbell Hollow Rd 101.00-1-8.00 636 Warren William O Jr; La Tour Renard Roseboom Hill Rd 102.00-1-4.02 637 Warren William O Jr; Latour Renard 308 Roseboom Hill Rd 102.00-1-4.03 663 Johnson Rodney E 3671 Co Hwy 3 133.03-1-54.00 669 Holbrook James S Sibley Gulf Rd 147.00-1-13.00 670 Gibbons Barbara 420 Sibley Gulf Rd 147.00-1-40.01 674 Bear Kevin 3329 Co Hwy 35 148.00-1-12.01 680 Friend George E 912 Co Hwy 33 163.00-1-26.00 684 Miller William R 1233 St Hwy 166 164.00-1-16.05 685 Mendoza Ivan E; Abata Gladys St Hwy 166 164.00-1-16.44 694 Hosein Anthony; Swire Debra Eggleston Hill Rd 179.00-1-32.01 699 Beatty Beth Marinne; Beatty Robin Bryant 2685 Co Hwy 35 180.01-1-6.00 706 Smirk Living Trust; Smirk John W; Smirk Linda Grahma 158 Peggs Bay Rd 70.14-1-13.00 711 Dewey Walter E; Dewey Mark C; Dewey Craig S; Dewey Jack B; Dewey Brenda L; Dewey Meghan B; Dewey Sandra Bacharik 115 Ryan Rd 72.00-1-3.00 713 Holbrook James S 3152 Co Hwy 33 86.01-1-22.00 TOWN OF MILFORD 715 A.L. Ligouri Property Management Inc 137 N Main St 194.16-1-5.00 716 Knapp Robert B 9 Brook St 194.20-1-45.00 720 Adair Hugh R 9 Maple St 194.20-2-32.00 724 Partridge Robert C River St 195.17-1-23.00 725 Munro David A; Munro Lanora L 161 E Main St 195.17-1-4.00 740 Partridge Robert C 111 River St 195.00-3-8.00 741 Bennett Ralph Jr; Bennett Dorothy J 152 Seth Martindale Rd 209.00-1-18.21 747 Kropp Dennis Tansey Hill Rd 210.00-1-24.02 750 Filor Pamela; Meadows Fay E 690 Co Hwy 44 210.00-1-43.01 757 Bordeau Brian; Hoag Brian A 419 Lower Dutch Hill Rd 226.00-1-10.00 758 Teixeira Nancy 215 Concrite Rd 226.00-1-2.00 761 Craig Robin 196 Friis Ln 227.00-1-29.00 768 Couse Donald W Dorr Edson Rd 242.00-1-29.02 769 Divendra Jean E Gifford Hill Rd 242.00-1-44.04 773 Couse Richard S Jr 180 Friis Ln 243.00-1-35.01 781 Eggleton

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Douglas E; Eggleton Patricia; Eggleton Jean M 134 Happy Valley Rd 243.18-2-20.00 782 VanLoan Timothy J Gifford HIll Rd 259.00-1-2.01 786 VanLoan Timothy J 697 Gifford Hill Rd 259.00-1-3.00 791 Erway Rodney 151 Lee Dr 260.05-3-62.00 793 Eggleton Douglas E; Eggleton Patricia A 136 Happy Valley Rd 260.06-1-1.00 796 Dean Conchita MenaSartin 235 Lake Shore Dr S 260.09-2-10.00 799 Daley David K; Daley Kathryn H 119 Larsen Rd 260.13-1-64.02 801 Dimick Charles J 134 Sunnycrest Rd 260.13-2-49.02 802 Dimick Charles J 140 Sunnycrest Rd 260.13-2-50.00 803 Dimick Charles J 144 Sunnycrest Rd 260.13-2-51.00 809 Tiffany Jack; Tiffany Doris M 5965 St Hwy 7 276.04-1-4.00 810 Tiffany Jack M 5969 St Hwy 7 276.04-1-5.01 811 Rose Peter A 6349 St Hwy 7 277.00-1-19.01 812 Madey Lisa 135 Swamp House Rd 277.00-1-34.02 813 Eggleton Chester 136 Swamp House Rd 277.00-1-35.00 818 Kropp Dennis; Kropp Amy 6479 St Hwy 7 277.00-1-60.00 819 Cooperstown Junction Enterprises LLC 112 Co Hwy 35 277.00-1-62.01 TOWN OF MORRIS 828 Stafford Peter A; Stafford Christine L 23 Church St 221.13-1-38.00 830 Stafford Peter A; Stafford Christine L 19 Church St 221.13-1-52.00 835 Buell Gary F 21 Water St 221.13-2-73.00 838 Burdick Thomas J 22 Mill St 221.18-1-26.00 840 Reynolds Randall C 3095 St Hwy 51 204.00-2-11.00 853 Hansen William C 1416 East Side Rd 221.00-1-66.00 854 Hansen William C St Hwy 23 221.00-2-29.00 858 Anderson Dale; Packard Amy 2324 St Hwy 23 222.00-1-32.03 860 DeLuca Michael; Marzocco Michael 422 Pegg Rd 222.00-3-15.00 862 Burlingame Kenneth; Burlingame Wanda 1698 Co Hwy 18 234.00-1-23.00 TOWN OF NEW LISBON 875 Friedman Sidney L; Friedman Margaret Yard; Friedman Jed Quinlog Rd 143.00-1-29.00 876 Fong Soo Har Quinlog Rd 143.00-1-3.00 881 Dietz Shawn 136 Texas Rd 159.00-1-11.00 889 Bullock Robert; Bullock Jennifer 490 Bardin Rd 174.00-1-27.05 891 Cole Melody M 340 Co Hwy 16 174.00-1-8.00 897 Friedman Jacob; Friedman Dorothea; Martin George T 3527 St Hwy 51 189.00-1-37.00 898 Martin George 1700 Co Hwy 12 189.00-1-39.00 901 Finneran Jamie; Finneran

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Kristy 311 Myers Mills Rd 189.00-1-8.00 902 Eklund Robert 268 Myers Mills Rd 189.00-1-9.02 905 Sanchez David 113 Wheat Rd 190.00-1-15.00 906 Iniguez-Errais Bismarck Patricio 299 Stahl Rd 190.00-1-23.00 907 Seymour Thomas E; Seymour Penny A Co Hwy 14 190.00-1-3.03 910 Goodrich Rita; Hyatt Kelly 278 Allen Rd 191.00-1-11.31 911 Tennant Wendy Allen Rd 191.00-1-11.41 916 Mehta Malti Allen Rd 191.00-1-14.06 917 Mehta Malti Allen Rd 191.00-1-14.07 918 Mehta Malti Allen Rd 191.00-1-14.08 919 Mehta Malti Allen Rd 191.00-1-14.09 920 Mehta Malti Allen Rd 191.00-1-14.10 921 Mehta Malti Co Hwy 15 191.00-1-14.11 922 Mehta Malti Co Hwy 15 191.00-1-14.12 924 Wulff David; Wulff Regina 350 Gardner Town Rd 191.00-1-56.02 TOWN OF ONEONTA 926 Platt Sandra K Wilber Lake Rd 258.00-2-26.02 929 Goodrich Family Trust 977 St Hwy 205 274.00-2-19.00 933 Mendoza Ivan; Abata Glady Gifford Hill Rd 276.00-1-9.00 942 Stilson Raymond M 252 Winney Hill Rd 287.15-1-14.00 945 Platt Sandra K 232 Winney Hill Rd 287.15-1-9.00 955 Rotolo Anthony 5539 St Hwy 7 289.00-1-16.01 957 Browne Christopher 204 Riverstone Rd 289.00-1-79.00 960 Barnes Frederick D; Barnes Thomas Paul 14 Mohigan Dr 299.06-2-45.00 962 Compton Sylvia L 14 Jackson Ave 299.07-2-37.00 964 Volpe Virginia R.C 24 Ceperley Ave 299.07-3-60.00 966 Marsh-Kamerling Cynthia 142 Glen Dr 300.00-3-10.02 TOWN OF OTEGO 986 Giannini Donna 2150 Co Hwy 8 272.00-1-60.01 992 Venza Catherine 1230 Co Hwy 6 272.00-2-17.00 994 Dugan Michael J Co Hwy 6 272.00-2-31.00 998 Frailey Mark E Jr 1034 Co Hwy 7 285.00-1-33.03 999 VanBuren Marion L 336 Upper Green St 285.00-1-34.51 1004 Strickland Wayne R; Strickland Rose M 136 Forest Way 286.00-1-35.81 1005 Latham Andrew V Sr; Latham Elizabeth J Co Hwy 6 297.00-1-11.00 1006 Jones Richard L 206 Upper Green St 297.00-1-42.00 1007 Ashley Elsie 202 Upper Green St 297.00-1-43.00 1009 Gjonaj Martin; Gjonaj Deda 711 Co Hwy 5 306.00-1-11.00 1014 Thayer Shawn 626 Co Hwy 7 307.00-1-36.00 1017 Mowers Kenneth L Jr

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3985 St Hwy 7 308.00-1-41.02 1018 Hurlburt David A 1085 Co Hwy 48 308.00-1-53.01 1020 Gjonaj Dede; Gjonaj Victor Co Hwy 5 316.00-1-31.00 1021 Klinger George H Jr 161 Haney Rd 317.00-1-11.42 1025 Chaudhry Arwa Aslam 108 Beilby Rd 318.00-1-20.05 1026 Golinski William; Golinski Noelle 3710 St Hwy 7 318.00-1-20.11 1036 Hornbeck Peggy Maplecrest Way 324.18-1-14.00 1037 Thompson Gary 102 Maplecrest Way 324.18-1-15.00 1039 Freudenmann Tamara 831 Franklin Mt Rd 325.00-1-17.01 1040 Haney Steven 645 Franklin Mt Rd 325.00-1-27.02 TOWN OF OTSEGO 1045 Andrews Phillip 96 Main St 115.18-3-38.00 1047 Bailey Lindsey; Bailey Nancy L 100 Chestnut St 131.05-1-49.01 1053 Webster Alexander L 149 Main St 131.06-2-2.00 1055 Dimick Charles John Main St 131.06-2-47.00 1061 Lewis Constance S; Lewis Helen H 39 Delaware St 131.10-1-41.00 1067 Daniels Brandon M 460 Williams Rd 113.00-1-66.21 1073 Clinton Dale R St Hwy 28 114.00-1-79.01 1078 Groom Thomas; Groom Dawn 141 Marble Rd 52.11-1-10.00 1100 Clark Nancy L Tripp Hill Rd 83.00-1-12.43 TOWN OF PITTSFIELD 1106 Whitehill Arnold G; Phetteplace Catrina L 885 St Hwy 80 139.00-2-15.02 1110 Perez Orlando Co Hwy 18 154.00-1-1.00 1111 Green Daniel Jr 3584 Co Hwy 18 154.00-1-14.00 1112 Bice Judy L. St Hwy 80 155.00-1-16.00 1115 Tapia Jose 219 Pecktown Store Rd 155.00-1-41.02 1116 Tapia Jose 225 Pecktown Store Rd 155.00-1-41.03 1117 Wyman Ron Camp Rd 155.00-1-55.00 1118 Wyman Ronald E; Wyman Robin L 311 Camp Rd 155.00-1-57.01 1120 Bice Judy L. 709 St Hwy 80 155.00-1-6.00 1122 Bice Judy L. St Hwy 80 155.00-1-9.32 1124 Dacastafaro Kelly Jean 144 Nichols Rd 156.00-1-2.01 1126 William Bodie; Olsson Lillian 1407 Co Hwy 49 156.00-1-23.00 1131 AMA-Trust 104 Sugar Maple Spur 156.00-1-50.15 1132 Green Daniel Jr. 148 St Hwy 80 170.00-1-19.00 1134 Davis Patricia; Wood Amy L 3340 Co Hwy 18 170.00-1-32.00 1135 Gilstrap Kelly 3348 Co Hwy 18 170.00-1-33.01 1136 Leech Richard F 233 Musk Rd 170.00-1-41.00 1138 Frink Clifton J 210 St Hwy 80 170.00-1-86.00

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1139 Leech Richard F St Hwy 80 171.00-1-1.03 1144 Green Daniel R aka Green Daniel Jr 120 Dunham Rd 171.00-1-38.03 1146 Carney Arthur; Carney Ruben Eugene Sr 1298 Co Hwy 49 172.00-1-33.00 1148 Boglioli Jacquelynn 568 Ketcham Rd 172.00-1-49.101 1167 Noriega Esther M Co Hwy 18 202.00-1-1.32 1168 Noreiga Joseph H Jr 2662 Co Hwy 18 202.00-1-1.33 TOWN OF PLAINFIELD 1192 Armstrong Floyd N; Armstrong Betty I 1128 Co Hwy 21 9.00-1-7.00 TOWN OF RICHFIELD 1195 Chadwell Eric ; Springer Diana E 18 Lakeview Ave 13.20-2-53.00 1198 Homer Jacqueline 3 Walnut St 13.20-3-9.00 1199 Donnelly William J; Donnelly Thomas A 11 Church St 14.17-1-21.00 1202 Thompson Gary A Prospect St 24.08-1-13.00 1206 Crane Kerry; Crane Sheri 14 Lake St 25.05-1-36.00 1210 Winslow Michael L; Winslow Kelly E 18 Canadarago St 25.05-3-55.00 1211 Akmoline Vitalii G; Akmoline Paul 26 Canadarago St 25.05-3-58.00 1216 Seamon Tex Louis; Seamon Judith Ann 1071 Co Hwy 25 12.00-1-46.00 1217 Gil Jorge; Gil Vivian US Hwy 20 12.00-1-9.03 1226 Madaras Brant D 2659 Us Hwy 20 13.00-1-5.00 1228 Cady Scott E; Cady Erin L 103 Perkins Rd 23.00-1-16.03 1231 Teel Jackie 15 Linden Ave 24.08-2-19.00 1234 Woodrow Peter James 307 Butternut Rd 25.00-1-22.04 1235 Seeholzer David B; Seeholzer Vanessa J 124 Cemetery Rd 25.00-1-26.01 1236 Bond Karen M 164 Cemetery Rd 25.00-1-32.02 1238 Madaras Brandt 146 Fenton Rd 3.00-1-25.01 1239 Madaras Brandt D 174 Fenton Rd 3.00-1-27.01 1240 Dyn Walter Jr; Dyn Gailyn Henry Conklin Rd 37.00-1-7.00 1241 Dyn Walter G Jr; Dyn Gailyn E Gulf Rd 37.00-1-8.00 1242 DeRemer Darlene Tarris 8166 St Hwy 28 38.25-1-6.00 TOWN OF ROSEBOOM 1249 Sweitzer Renee Gage Rd 102.00-2-27.01 1251 VanBreukelen Paul; VanBreukelen Jessica Lynn Roseboom Hill Rd 102.02-1-11.00 1260 Ross Gwendolyn; Ross Scott E 894 Hoose Rd 104.00-1-2.23 1267 Sheldon Henry L Sr; Sheldon Janet L 224 Honey Hill Rd 119.00-1-48.00 1276 Thompson Ronald M; Thompson Bonnie J 1150 St Hwy 165 120.03-1-19.02 1285 Somers David W Morton Rd 88.00-1-30.01 Continued Pg. 7


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From Pg. 6 TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD 1301 Demlin William W; Demlin Barbara M 7686 St Hwy 80 41.06-1-63.00 1302 Carson Kenneth A Jr; Carson Kay M 2061 Co Hwy 31 42.00-1-15.02 TOWN OF UNADILLA 1310 Davis Brian 74 Kilkenny St 334.14-1-2.00 1316 Leonard Jimmy R; Leonard Anna B 52 Maple Ave 334.15-1-21.00 1319 Archambault Lori 135 Co Hwy 3 334.15-1-5.00 1320 Brown Anthony T 138 Main St 334.18-2-23.00 1327 Finch Sandra 20 Adams St 334.19-2-77.00 1329 Craft James; Colby Mellissa L 272 Main St 334.19-3-57.00 1330 Caratelli Caspere L; Caratelli Isabelle A 262 Main St 334.19-3-61.00 1333 Spinka Elsie A 545 Ben Mccumber Rd 305.00-1-10.02 1340 Christianson Robert P; Brayman Roger L; Carvin Cheryl L 639 Ideuma Rd 313.00-1-14.00 1342 Smith Richard L Prentice Gorge Rd 313.00-1-6.07 1344 McGough Barbara Jean 1213 Butternut Rd 314.00-1-27.03 1347 Ambrose Richard Lee; Ambrose Rebekah Elizabeth 681 Co Hwy 3A 314.00-1-60.00 1351 Short Jared 372 Sisson Hill Rd 315.00-1-32.05 1353 Vilardi Alfred; Vilardi Marcy 159 Ben McCumber Rd 315.00-1-42.41 1355 Smith Donna M 512 Co Hwy 4 315.00-1-47.00 1374 Stark Barry D Co Hwy 3 322.00-1-34.02 1375 Brandenburg Delores 105 Merriman Hill Rd 323.00-1-15.01 1376 Brandenburg Delores Co Hwy 3A 323.00-1-15.10 1378 Higbie Steven D Co Hwy 4 323.00-1-69.01 1379 Higbie Steven D 2367 St Hwy 7 324.03-1-20.00 1382 Seymour Frederick H 101 Hutchinson Hill Rd 327.00-1-21.21 1384 White Daniel 248 Lockwood Hill Rd 328.00-1-39.00 1388 MacArthur Douglas; MacArthur Sharon Hutchinson Hill Rd 328.00-1-9.01 1391 B & D Real Estate Developers, LLC Co Hwy 3 329.00-1-13.01 1394 Cervoni John 499 Kilkenny Rd 329.00-1-15.00 1395 Constable Lester 632 Kilkenny Rd 329.00-1-20.01 1396 McKee Dorothy; McKee Jody 470 Kilkenny Rd 329.00-1-25.02 1397 Thompson Gary A 536 Co Hwy 3 329.00-1-42.02 1400 Hunt William A Sr Hardknocks Rd 329.00-3-23.00 1402 B & D Real Estate Developers, LLC Hardknocks Rd 329.00-3-31.221 1414 Archambault Lori Valleyview Rd 332.00-1-31.00 1415 Archambault Lori 286 Valleyview Rd 332.00-1-32.00 1418 Davis Brian Kilkenny Rd

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334.00-1-19.00 1419 Hatzidakis G.J.R. Co Hwy 3 334.00-1-21.01 1432 Eaton Earl M 280 St Hwy 7 336.00-1-53.00 1433 Foster Dale A; Foster Elizabeth P 114 Chessapeake Dr 336.00-1-6.04 1434 Foster Dale A; Foster Elizabeth P 106 Chessapeake Dr 336.00-1-7.00 TOWN OF WESTFORD 1449 Gaskin Brian; Gaskin Mary 361 Tabor Rd 149.00-1-10.00 1451 Peeters Jeff; McGuire Molly 2032 Co Hwy 34 150.00-1-35.00 1461 Johnson Dorothy Co Hwy 34 166.01-1-16.00 1462 Johnson Dorothy 1785 Co Hwy 34 166.01-1-17.00 1468 Jewell Howard C 1053 Stanley Roseboom Rd 180.00-2-25.14 1470 Scott Gibeault Realty Trust 722 Badeau Hill Rd 180.00-2-27.08 1476 Beckley David P Co Hwy 42 196.00-2-2.03

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TOWN OF WORCESTER 1481 Race Daniel L; Race Daniel L 912 West Hill Rd 184.00-1-22.02 1483 Norton William; Norton Rita 969 West Hill Rd 184.00-1-32.00 1485 Gallup Burdette II; Gallup Burdette; Jenkins George Algerine Hill Rd 185.00-1-48.03 1489LaPlante Timothy; LaPlante Laura 133 Main St 185.09-1-40.00 1492 Bayne Mary Ann D 80 Main St 185.13-1-34.02 1493 Stroosnyder Barbara 9 Dante St 185.13-1-37.00 1496 Eager Bruce A 30 Main St 185.13-1-82.00 1499 Siegner Robert 1583 Co Hwy 36 199.00-1-49.00 1503 Worcester Inn Inc. 151 Main St 199.18-1-67.00 1508 Roe Josephine B 38 Mill St 199.18-3-62.02 1509 Schrull Nicole Marie 101 Brighton Rd 199.19-1-13.00 1514 Thompson Gary 10099 St Hwy 7 200.00-1-60.00 1522 Goffredo Vincent J 43 South Hill Rd W 215.00-1-10.00 1538 Lucero Kevin; Lucero Gabriel J Charlotteville Rd 217.00-1-35.00 1539 Popolizio Frank Hall Rd 232.00-1-15.03 1542 Bumbaco Jeffrey; Bumbaco Anita 315 Burnside Rd 233.00-1-16.14 1544 Esola Anthony John Mooney Rd 233.00-1-43.01 1547 Popolizio Frank Hall Rd 248.00-1-18.231 1548 Popolizio Frank Hall Rd 248.00-1-18.232 1549 Popolizio Frank 531 Hall Rd 248.00-1-26.00 Effect of filing: All persons having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such petition are hereby notified that the filing of such petition constitutes the commencement by the Tax District of a proceeding in the court specified in the caption above to foreclose each of the tax liens therein

Nature of proceeding: This proceeding is brought against the real property only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such petition. No personal judgement will be entered herein for such taxes or other legal charges or any part thereof. Persons affected: This notice is directed to all persons owning or having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such petition. Such persons are hereby notified further that a duplicate of such petition has been filed in the Office of the Otsego County Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including the date specified as the last day for redemption. Right of redemption: Any person having or claiming to have an interest in any such real property and the legal right thereto may on or before said date redeem the same by paying the amount of all such unpaid tax liens thereon, including all interest and penalties and other legal charges which are included in the lien against such real property, computed to and including the date of redemption. Such payment shall be made to Allen Ruffles, Otsego County Treasurer, 197 Main Street, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326. In the event that such taxes are paid by a person other than the record owner of such real property, the person so paying shall be entitled to have the tax liens affected thereby satisfied of record. Last day for redemption: The last day for redemption is hereby fixed as the 19th day of July, 2019. Service of answer: Every person having any right, title or interest in or lien upon any parcel of real property described in such petition may serve a duly verified answer upon the Attorney for the Tax District setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his or her interest and any defense or objection to the foreclosure. Such answer must be filed in the Office of the County Clerk and served upon the Attorney for the Tax District on or before the date above mentioned as the last day for redemption. Failure to redeem or answer: In the event of failure to redeem or answer by any person having the right to redeem or answer, such person shall be forever barred and foreclosed of all his or her right, title and interest and equity of redemption in and to the parcel described in such petition and a judgement in foreclosure may be taken by default. Enforcing Officer: Andrew Crisman Otsego County Deputy Treasurer Attorney for Tax District: Phillips Lytle LLP Richard M. Beers, Jr., Esq. 28 East Main St, Ste 1400 Rochester, New York 14614 (585) 238-2000 3LegalJun.13

Notice of Formation of MEHARI HARTWICK HOLDINGS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 04/03/18. The Office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The Secretary of State has been designated as 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 it to: LLC, 33 Mews Ln, South Orange, NJ 07079. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act. 6LegalMay.23 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of HARLEY’S LEGACY LABS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on 03/09/19. The office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The Secretary of State has been designated as 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 it to: The LLC, 1057 Winney Hill Rd, Oneonta, NY 13820. The Purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act. 6LegalMay.23 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of Unadilla, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY 3/27/2019. Office: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Lester Sittler, Esq., 187 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek, NY 13337. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalMay.23 Legal nOtice NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS FOR THE UNATEGO CENTRAL SCHOOL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Annual Budget Hearing of the inhabitants of the Unatego Central School, qualified to vote at school meetings in said District, will be held at the Unatego Middle/Senior High School in the Town of Otego, New York, on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. where the proposed school district budget for the 2019-2020 school year shall be presented. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual District Budget Vote and Election of Members to the Board of Education for those qualified to vote in said District, will be held at the Unatego MS/Senior High School in the

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Town of Otego, New York, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. for such business as is authorized by the Education Law. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes may be obtained by any taxpayer in the District fourteen days immediately preceding the vote except Saturday, Sunday, or holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Unatego Elementary School, Unadilla, New York and the Unatego MS/Senior High School, 2641 State Hwy 7, Otego, New York. Petitions nominating candidates for the office of Member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and not later than 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2019. The following vacancies are to be filled: a) A three-year term ending June 30, 2022 currently held by James McDermott Each petition must be directed to the Clerk of the District, be signed by at least twentyfive qualified voters of the District and shall state the name and residence of each signer. Vacancies upon the Board shall not be considered separate specific offices. The individual receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the vacancy. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that voting will be conducted on May 21, 2019, for the purpose of a School Library Proposition authorizing the Board of Education of the Unatego Central School District to levy and collect an annual tax, year after year, separate and apart from the Annual School District Budget, in the amount of $85,000, of which $30,000 shall be paid to the Unadilla Public Library and $55,000 shall be paid to the Harris Memorial Library for the support and maintenance of the libraries. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that any proposition that is required to be included for a vote shall be submitted in writing by means of a petition signed by at least 25 qualified voters, stating the address of each signer, which petition shall be filed with the Board of Education not later than 30 days before the date of the election set forth in this notice, unless a greater number of days is required by statute. Any petition shall be rejected by the Board of Education not later than 30 days before the date of the election set forth in this notice, unless a greater number of days are required by statute. Any petition shall be rejected by the Board of Education if the purpose of the proposition is not within the powers of the voters, or where the expenditure of money is required for the proposition and such proposition fails to include the

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necessary specific appropriation. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the District Clerk’s office from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Completed applications are to be submitted to the Clerk of the District no later than seven days prior to the scheduled date of the vote (if done by mail) or the day before the vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the absentee voter. Absentee ballots are to be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 21, 2019 to the district office. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued shall be available for public inspection during regular office hours, which are between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until the date of election. Any qualified voter may, upon examination of such list, file a written challenge of qualifications of any person whose name appears on such list stating the reason for the challenge. Such list shall be posted in a conspicuous place during the election, and any qualified voter may challenge the acceptance of the absentee ballot or a person on such list, by making this challenge and the reasons for the challenge known to the inspectors of election before the close of the polls. Dated: March 2019 Joan M. French, Clerk of the Board of Education 4LegalMay.16 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of FS FORESTRY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 03/13/19. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 532 CTY HWY 58, Oneonta, New York 13820. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalMay.9 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of AJ’S LAWN CARE AND PROPERTY SERVICES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/11/2016. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 741 County Highway 29, Richfield Springs, NY 13439. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 6LegalMay.9 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of NY Limited Liability Company Name: COLONE GIRLS LLC. Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 19 March 2019. Office location:

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Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and SSNY shall mail process to Patricia Colone, 4 Stanley Road, Swampscott, MA 01907. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities under NYS laws. 6LegalMay.2

within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint.

Legal nOtice SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS OTSEGO INDEX NO.: EF2018-843 Plaintiff designates OTSEGO COUNTY as the place of trial based upon the location of the premises herein described having tax map Section 191.00, Block 1, Lot 67.01, Mount Vision, NY, County of Otsego CITIBANK, N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE OF NRZ PASSTHROUGH TRUST VI, PLAINTIFF, -againstBETH A. NEER, AS HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF RITA M. ROOD A/K/A RITA MARIE ROOD, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs-at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees , committees, lienors, and assignees of RITA M. ROOD A/ K/A RITA MARIE ROOD, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under their and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs-at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after th e service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you

NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered against you and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: Syosset, New York, March 18, 2019. Roach & Lin, P.C., attorney for Plaintiff, 6901 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 240, Syosset, NY 11791. Tel: 516-938-3100. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Michael V. Coccoma, a Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York, dated February 15, 2019 and filed with the Otsego County Clerk together with the supporting papers thereon. This is an action to foreclose a mortgage held by Plaintiff on the premises known as Section 191.00, Block 1, Lot 67.01, Mount Vision, NY, County of Otsego as described in the complaint on file and commonly known as 644 GARDNER TOWN RD, MOUNT VISION, NY 13810. 62287 4LegalApr.18 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of Nationwide Fundraising, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/19/2019. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Nicholas Mangano PO Box 183 4285 State Hwy 28 Milford, NY 138071143 Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalApr.25 Legal nOtice NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Articles of Organization of Keto Mena, LLC (“LLC”) filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on March 6, 2019,

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effective on the date of filing. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 137 Valley View Estates Road, Maryland, New York 12116, which shall be the principal business location. The purpose for which the LLC is formed is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the NYS Limited Liability Company Law. 6LegalApr.25 Legal nOtice NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name: All The Perks LLC Article of Organization file date with Secretary of State on 2/26/2019 Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY Shall mail copy of process to: 699 Fish and Game Rd., Burlington Flats, NY 13315 Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalApr.18 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: Sagasti Properties, LLC. Articles of Organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 5 March 2019. 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 39 Prospect Street, Oneonta, New York, 13820. Purpose: any lawful activity. 6LegalApr.18 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: DRI 6, LLC. Articles of Organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 5 March 2019. 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 10 Market Street Suite 11, Oneonta, New York, 13820. Purpose: any lawful activity. 6LegalApr.18


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John W. Smirk, Jr., 75; Cooperstown B&B Owner COOPERSTOWN – John W. Smirk Jr., 75, a Navy veteran, manager of New York City skyscapers, and proprietor of the Cooperstown B&B with his late wife Linda, died Thursday, April 11, 2019. Born Jan. 24, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., John was the son of John W. and Elizabeth (Kirkbride) Smirk. He grew up in Brooklyn and spent summers in Greenwood Lake, N.J. It was there that John’s love of “life at the lake” began. In 1965, John enlisted in the Navy and honorably served his country as a seaman during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Coral Sea. John worked in Commercial Real Estate Management in Manhattan where he managed buildings including 9 W. 57th St., 1 New York Plaza and Sony Tower at 550 Madison Ave. After retiring he moved to Cooperstown and opened Cooperstown Bed

& Breakfast with his wife, Linda, where he enjoyed meeting and making friends with their guests. John loved vintage cars including his 1966 Mustang Fastback, Land Rovers and 1960 Jaguar Mark II. When he was young, he enjoyed downhill skiing and tennis. He traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States. He especially enjoyed visiting family in England and Scotland and eating fish and chips. He rarely missed a game of cards with his lifelong Brooklyn friends. John loved listening to audio books and music, including Elvis and Chuck Berry. John is survived by his daughters, Christine Smirk and her husband, Tony Feliciti of Towaco, N.J.; Elizabeth Dunn of Cooperstown; son, Bruce Dunn and his wife, Tanhena and grandsons, Lucas and Marcus of Montgomery; first cousin, Carol Houston of California; and Cocker

Spaniel, Mac. He was predeceased by his first wife, Arlene, in 1989; their daughter, Heather, who died in early infancy; and his second wife, Linda, in 2016. A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 17, at Tillapaugh Funeral Home. For those who wish to give flowers, the family suggests plants and spring flowers (e.g., tulips and daffodils) so they may

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Susan C. Schultes, 70, Cherry Valley; School Nurse, Emergency Squad Captain CHERRY VALLEY – Susan C. Schultes 70, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, CV-S Central School nurse and captain in the Cherry Valley Volunteer Emergency Squad, surrounded by her family, at Bassett Hospital after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Susan was born in Oceanside, Long Island, on May 17, 1948, to Edward and Clare Watson. She was a caring and talented nurse, receiving her Registered Nurse degree from the Utica State Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at several hospitals, including Bassett

be planted to re-sprout each spring in John’s memory. Alternatively, donations may be made John to Double H Smirk Ranch, Lake Luzerne, or www.donorschoose.org. Arrangements are entrusted to Tillapaugh Funeral Service,

until 1977, when she became the school nurse at Springfield Central School in Springfield Center, then at Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School until her retirement. Susan was active in her community, and rose to the rank of EMT III and captain in the emergency squad. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed knitting, quilting and folk-art painting. Susan is survived by her husband Richard; her daughters Heidi and Gretchen, her grandchildren Ophelia, Rowan and Sawyer; her sister Joan Bean of Orlando, Fla., and her nieces and nephews, Lisa, Jennifer, Daniel and David and their families. Per Susan’s request, there will be no funeral services. A private remembrance will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cherry Valley Fire Department or the Cherry Valley Emergency Squad. To send online condolences visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home.

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