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Democrat HARMS Plans Bid V. Seward St. George To Run On Anti-Corruption Plank In November Election


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he vote on the 201819 Cooperstown Central School budget and to fill three school board vacancies is planned 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, May15, in Room 305 at the middle-high school. The $19.7 million budget is up 3.4 percent, and raises taxes 2 percent. Incumbents Marcy Birch and Tony Scalici, and Matt Schuermann and Nancy Areliusson are seeking to fill the vacancies. TOURISM SUMMIT: Destination Marketing of Otsego County planned to outline its plans at a Tourism Summit at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. For details, check after the event at


MEMORIAL DUE: Eileen Anania will speak to Cooperstown Rotarians Tuesday, May 15, on the Amy Stock Memorial Trailer, carrying the wreckage of a van where her sister was killed when it was hit by a drunk driver. GARDENERS HERE: Regional chapters of the Garden Club of America’s conference is next week at The Otesaga/SEE B5


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Henry Michaels escorts Ashley Wood through the lobby of The Otesaga and into the 60th annual Cooperstown Ballroom Dance Cotillion Friday, May 4. Upper right, little Elise Ingalls gets a taste of her future Cotillion, posing with, from left, sister Sofia Ingalls, Jeana Geertgens and Monica Kenney. Lower right, Theodore Ignatovsky pauses in front of the famous view of James Fenimore Cooper’s Glimmerglass with parents Vitaliy and Irena before the festivities begin.

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 looking to “clean up Albany.” Joyce St. George, a Democrat from New Kingston, near Margaretville, said she spent most St. George of her career after 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.”

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Dr. DeLong Poised To Lead National Physicians’ Society COOPERSTOWN


ouglas M. DeLong, M.D., F.A.C.P., chief of internal medicine at Bassett Hospital, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans from April 19-21. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the College. A resident of Cherry Valley, Dr. De-

Long is also an associate clinical professor of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Prior to his term on ACP’s Board of Regents, he served as DeLong Chair of ACP’s Board of Governors. He has been a member of various committees and councils within the College, including ACP’s New York Chapter’s Public Health and Policy Committee and participated in the New York

Chapter’s Leadership Day, and ACP’s Leadership Day of Capitol Hill in D.C. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. DeLong received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Duke University. He completed an internship and residency at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown and was named chief medical resident. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1994.

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Delaware County Democrat Challenges Seward

Concerns About Cameras Allayed Cindy Falk, who chairs CAMERAS/From A1 the Streets Committee, 350-space underground the cameras will only parking garage beginning be up for a short time, to take shape, cameras have then again during the been placed at Susquehanna Dreams Park season. “It’s and Beaver, and a two-phase count,” she Susquehanna and Walnut said. “But it’s not a long to explore what additional period, just a few days at traffic might have on nearby a time.” Cooperstown Elementary Another phase of the School. project, slated to start “The village asked later this week, will inBassett to carry out a traffic volve surveyors counting study at some point before pedestrians with clickers. school let out, but during The Freeman’s Journal “We want to make sure the beginning of the tourist David Fraser, that the weather is good season,” said Mayor Ellen Mount Upton, to maximize pedestriTillapaugh Kuch. walks past ans,” said Falk. “We’ve The cameras, mounted a camera at been in contact with the on two large poles behind Susquehanna schools so that there the stop signs, will monitor and Walnut. are no concerns about traffic for the month of May, studying traffic patterns before, dur- strange people watching children cross the street.” ing and after the tourists arrive. “Our intent is for that to get Bassett is working with Delaware underway before school starts,” said Engineers on behalf of the village Huxtable-Hooker. and picking up the cost. The proposed parking garage, “There is only a short window before the season gets underway,” said which was first presented last September, would create an additional Karen Huxtable-Hooker, Bassett 350 parking spaces for the hospital, spokesperson. “The cameras are inwhich village officials are hoping tended to capture motorized traffic. would help to alleviate parking in It’s a standard counting procedure.” the village. According to Village Trustee

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, had considered a Though Cathy Nardi, Otego, considered a run against Seward after challenging county board then-chair Kathy Clark, ROtego, 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 StuThe Freeman’s Journal dios – as many as 80 women have since come forth – the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman favornation has seen dozens of ably impressed a full house on appearing at the Glimmerglass Festival June 16, 2016, to discuss top executives, leading art“The Crucible.” Moderating is Faye Gay, the New ists and professionals who 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

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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


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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 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

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to 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

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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his past week we had a rather interesting conversation with an CCS alum about the current cost of education in the district. While discussing how expensive education seems to have become, we were asked if we knew how much the teachers in the district are paid. And while there was a time when we probably could have answered the question, we must admit that we have not followed the comings and goings of the school as closely of late as we did in the past. But since we were asked, we did go online to see if we might be able

to bring ourselves up to date. At http://pressconnects.nydatabases. com/database/educator-salaries-newyork, we found a listing of CCS salaries for the CATHERINE 2015-2016 school LAKE year. It is noted on the website that ELLSWORTH the compensation may not include all benefits which can add an additional 30 percent or 40 percent of the salary

to the total compensation package. As far as we can tell, 27 faculty members made over $70,000 a year with the highest salary listed as $97,160. Fifteen salaries were between $60,000 and $70,000 while 26 were between $50,000 and $60,000. We must say that the salaries at CCS have gone up since we last paid much attention to them. • Given what we learned, it seemed only fair to explore what the income levels might be in the rest of the school district. At the website Please See COLUMN, A5 • OTHER LETTERS, A5, A6


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



Louisville, Ohio – Mr. John Williams of Woodford County, a worthy and respectable citizen and for many years a constable, died on Friday last of a wound received the day preceding from his own son – Milton Williams. Williams the father had loaned his son a Negro man to work on his farm, which was near his father’s. The son had prohibited the Negro from visiting his old master of nights to see his wife. The Negro disobeyed this injunction. The son attempted to flog him when the Negro ran off for protection to his master, who sheltered him from his son’s vindictive cruelty. However, the son went to his father’s in a state of excitement and rage, determined at all events to vent his spleen on the Negro. He accordingly commenced beating him in the presence of his father who interfered, protected the Negro, and in so doing had a slight scuffle with his son. He afterward asked his son to sit down and talk the subject over coolly. However, the son swore to gratify his vengeance on the Negro and commenced another attack. When his father ordered him peremptorily off the plantation, and on his refusing, struck the son with a piece of brush he had in his hand, the son walked off a few steps, picked up a stout club and struck his father twice on the head. The old man fell and died in less than twenty-four hours. He was nearly 60 years old and the son about 30. The son has fled from justice. May 11, 1818


Ladies at Work –Young ladies miss a figure, when they blush and make a dozen apologies to their male acquaintance, who happen to find them at the tub, with a check apron on, and their sleeves rolled up. Cobbett fell in love with his wife, when in this interesting condition – and no woman was of more service to man. Real men – men of sterling principles – are always pleased to see their female acquaintances at work. Then never blush, never apologize, if found in your homespun attire, stirring coffee, washing the hearth, or rinsing clothes. It should be your pride and glory to labor, for industrious habits are certainly the best recommendations you can bring to worthy young men, who are seeking wives. May 8, 1843


The trial of the President before the “High Court of Impeachment,” closed on Wednesday. Our report is down to Tuesday evening. The managers, as we view it, utterly failed to convict the President of “high crimes and misdemeanors” and their arguments in favor of conviction were successfully refuted by the more able counsel of the defendant. Before any other jury an acquittal might with

Median Income In District: $51k COLUMN/From A4 https://www.point2homes. com/US/Neighborhood/ NY/Otsego-County/ Cooperstown-CentralSchool-District-Demographics.html, we found the following information on the median income, the point at which half of the people make more and half of the people make less. For those under 25 it is $32,470; for those 25-44 it is $46,931; for those 45-64 it is $68,812; and for those over 65 it is $45,031. Additionally, we learned the median household income in the district is $51,806 while the average household income is $71,134. Thus, we think it is safe to say that while salaries at CCS seem high, given what others make they may be not be all that out of line. But there is probably little doubt that compensation for personnel is a large part of the school budget. And we suspect that has long been the case. • We hasten to note that next Tuesday, CCS voters will be going to the polls to cast their ballots on four separate items, the first of which is the $19.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year. The budget has a 2 percent increase of $237,839 in the tax levy, with an overall increase in the budget of 3.4 percent percent, or $639,001, over the current year’s budget. The second item is a separate proposition asking residents to consider a five-year lease of two 63passenger buses. The total cost of the bus lease will be $178,000 over a five-year period. The third proposition on the ballot is to increase the library tax by 2.1 percent. If the proposition is approved, the Village Library of Cooperstown is planning to raise an additional $2,850 over last year, while the Kinney Memorial Library

appropriation is projected to increase by $1,000. Together, the total proposed library tax is $187,950. The fourth item on which residents can vote is the election of three members of the Board of Education. Incumbent Board President Marcy Birch and board member Anthony Scalici are seeking re-election. Board member Mary Bonderoff is not seeking reelection. Matt Schuermann and Nancy Areliusson are also candidates for the three seats, which will be filled by the three candidates who receive the most votes. • For more detailed information on the upcoming vote, we would suggest reading the CCS Budget Newsletter which arrived in mailboxes recently. Overall, we think it is well organized, very informative and seems to outline the goals of the school. In fact, we only found six things which we brought to the superintendent’s attention. Of them, the most disturbing is probably the amount spent per pupil. However, having done some research on educational costs per pupil across the country, we tend to think the seemingly high cost might have more to do with NYS than with CCS. As far as we can tell, as of 2015 NYS spent the most per pupil of any state in the country, namely $21,206. At the same time the national cost of education per pupil was $11,392. The CCS annual vote will be 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Room 305 at the Junior/ High School on Linden Avenue in Cooperstown. Please plan to get out and vote. PLEASE NOTE: Comments regarding this column may be made by mail to 105 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326, by telephone at 547-8124.

The appeal of the Central Quarters Museum of the New York State Historical Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has risen triumphant over the present wartime transportation restrictions according to a letter from Clifford I. Lord, director of both organizations. The letter was from Miss Freda E. Vail of the Milford Central School faculty. She has made arrangements for her Social Studies class to visit both museums on Saturday, May 15. The party is coming to Cooperstown on bicycles. They expect to spend the day in town visiting other points of interest as well as the museums. May 12, 1943


May 11, 1893 entire confidence be predicted. As it is the chances are that he will be convicted. The Senate will debate impeachment in secret session for several days, and perhaps a week. The Tribune rightly said the other day that this is a “political trial.” Political considerations enter into it at every stage. The President never would have been impeached but for political reasons and for political offences. May 8, 1868


The sale of intoxicating liquor including beer, ale, and wine to a man in the military service, which includes a drafted man, is forbidden under the provisions of the Selective Service Law. Supply Sergeant Gordon J. Knox, a young fellow who enlisted in the U.S. Army at Richfield Springs on April 18, 1917, wrote to his mother last week that his unite at Fort Slocum, New York, was preparing to go overseas. Gordon was born in Rome, New York, on July 2, 1902 and is presumed to be the youngest Sergeant in the Army. Garrett J. Benson of Albany, proprietor of the Hotel Fenimore has announced that the Hotel will not be open this summer. He desires to sell the property but will not lease it, having declined several opportunities for the latter. May 8, 1918

Practices for all eight and nine-year-old Little League players are being held on Saturday afternoons in May at the Cooperstown Elementary School. Andrew Timmerman is in charge of these training sessions and will continue until the Little League season begins. Practices start at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Timmerman has been assisted by Robert Race, David Cornelia, Chuckie Brooks, Wayne Brooks, and Chip Jennings. Eighty boys have registered. There are openings for ten more boys on a first come, first serve basis. One additional team manager is needed. Call Dick Emerson at LH7-8865 to volunteer as a manager. Boys can register at the Alfred Corning Clark Gymnasium. May 8, 1968


The Cooperstown golf team once again got a big lift from their youngest star player. Cooperstown played four matches this week, winning three, and in all of the matches, they were led by seventh grader Mike Pugliese. Pugliese shot a 44 Wednesday against Oneonta, a 41 on Tuesday against Cherry Valley-Springfield, a 40 against Sauquoit on Monday and a 42 versus Herkimer on Friday. “I am very pleased with the progress of Mike,” Chiarello said. “He has become our best player.” May 12, 1993


Cooperstown’s loss has become Dallas’s gain. Dale Petroskey, who resigned as President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in March, has joined the Texas Rangers as executive vice president of marketing, community development and government relations. The team’s new President, Hall-of-Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, said he is “thrilled” Petroskey is on “our front office team.” May 9, 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

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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

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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

Monday, May 14

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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:

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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

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Douglas R. Kent, 93; Hyde Hall Advocate

COOPERSTOWN – Douglas R. Kent, 93, who dedicated a half-century to the preservation of the Hyde Hall National Historic Landmark, died on May 1, 2018. Born on March 23, 1925, in Jordan, Onondaga County, he was educated at the University of Rochester and then Columbia University, where he earned a master’s degree. His many accomplishments include service

in the Navy during WWII and a long career in insurance, during which he rose to manage the automobile division for Kemper, based in Syracuse. But the central focus of Douglas Kent’s life and work was historic architecture and historic preservation. For more than 50 years he devoted his considerable talents and energy to a single structure: Hyde Hall.

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Kent became one of Hyde Hall’s major supporters during the time when the fate of the mansion and its outbuildings was highly uncertain. After five generations of Clarke family ownership (since 1817), Hyde Hall and its 600-acre picturesque park were acquired in 1963 by the State of New York, which planned to demolish the mansion. Having appreciated the historical and architectural importance of Hyde Hall since reading about it as a boy, Kent joined Friends of Hyde Hall shortly after it was formed in 1964. This small group opposed Hyde Hall’s destruction, and Kent contributed to their efforts in many ways – writing about Hyde Hall, visiting legislators, and vigorously arguing for its preservation. An article he wrote for The Magazine Antiques in 1967 did much to establish Hyde Hall’s importance as a remarkably distinctive and irreplaceable landmark. Entitled “Hyde Hall, Otsego County, New York,” this was one of the first scholarly assessments of the Hall’s significance, and its publication in a respected nationally distributed magazine helped convince New York State officials to abandon plans to turn the site into tennis courts. As part of a feasibility study, he wrote to clarify the goals of Friends vis a vis Parks during the late 1960s, Kent developed the first comprehensive vision of a restored Hyde Hall. In 2012 Kent received the 2nd annual Anne Hyde Clarke Logan Cultural Preservation Award for his depth of knowledge about the history, architecture and furnishings of Hyde Hall. An ardent and generous supporter, he underwrote the restoration of the two extremely rare vapor light dining room chandeliers in 2012 and many other major projects there. Douglas Kent’s passion for authenticity was a source of inspiration for all who shared with him the long journey of restoring Hyde Hall, now an important,

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COOPERSTOWN – Comittal services for Walter C. Eckler, 83, who died Dec 19, 2017, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 am in the Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, Hartwick Seminary. Arrangements are with Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.

May 19 Services For Bill Aufmuth COOPERSTOWN – Services for arborist William E. Aufmuth, 56, who died unexpectedly March 30, 2018, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Cooperstown Sportsman’s Club.

Dr. Harvey Leventhal, 90, Cooperstown; Pioneered CT Scanning On Staten Island COOPERSTOWN – Dr. Harvey R. Leventhal, 90, formerly of Staten Island, a pioneering neurosurgeon who was among the first physicians to introduce CT scans and the MRI to Staten Island patients, died March 6 in Albany Medical Center. A celebration of life is planned 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Origins Café & Carefree Gardens on Beaver Meadow Road. Born in Brooklyn on Feb. 29, 1928, he was a leap-year baby. Even at 90, he told anyone who asked that he was 22-and-a-half years old – leap years, that is. Becoming a physician was his boyhood dream. His father, Samuel, was a general practitioner in Brooklyn and his mother, Marion, was a pharmacist. A graduate of Cheshire (Conn.) Academy and Syracuse University, he earned a medical degree in 1952 from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn and completed internships at Kings County Hospital, also Brooklyn, and Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. He completed a

neurosurgical residency at Yale/GraceNew Haven Hospital in 1960. In the early 1950s, Dr Harvey Dr. LevenLeventhal thal served as a Navy medical officer. In 1977, his Concord team purchased the first CT (computed tomography) scan equipment on Staten Island, and in 1987 first made MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans available to Staten Islanders. He was also an attending physician at the former Staten Island Hospital, Doctors’ Hospital, Richmond Memorial Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, Bayonne Hospital, Maimonides Hospital, Methodist Hospital and Seaview Hospital, where he was chief of neurosurgery. He was a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center, Manhattan, and an active member of the Richmond County Medical Society, serving as its

president and as chairman of the Medical Malpractice Committee. Dr. Leventhal was honored for his service to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, now Richmond University Medical Center, at its anniversary ball in 2001. After retiring in 2000 to Cooperstown, Dr. Leventhal enjoyed the theater, opera, gardening, reading and maintaining his collection of model trains. Gregarious and wellknown in the community, he was the unofficial “mayor of Cooperstown.” Dr. Leventhal was also an adventurous traveler, completing a safari and gorilla-tracking in Africa and ballooning in France. In 1987, he parachuted from a plane over Pittstown, N.J. In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Jan Correa and Beth Leventhal; a son, Steven, and five grandchildren. He was also devoted to his two stepsons, Richard Powers, who predeceased him last year, and Francis Powers. A sister, Edythe Lucks, died in 1995.

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