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wo more Republican candidates for the Otsego County Board of Representatives surfaced in recent days: • Janet Hurley Quackenbush, the Oneonta Town Board member, will run for seat being vacated by county Rep. Rich Murphy, D-Oneonta. • Rick Hulse Jr., Fly Creek, an investment adviser, will challenge county Rep. John Kosmer, D-Fly Creek. So far, races have developed in six of 14 districts. The election is Nov. 5.

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Diplomas on their laps, Cooperstown Central grads reflect on four years of accomplishment. From left Sunday, June 24, are Erik Mebust, Taryn Wilson, James Scrafford, Katie Monser, Keith Thayer, Alexis Duda and Kira Bryant.

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Betthany Baker, Cherry Valley, shows off her new diploma as she crosses the stage at Cherry ValleySpringfield’s Saturday, June 22, graduation at the Glimmerglass Festival.

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MONEY BACK: In the final days of the state Senate term, Jim Seward, R-Milford, participated in the reinstatement of more than $2 million in funding to Springbrook, Arc Otsego and Pathfinder Village the governor removed in April.

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‘LOVE ALL’: Callie Wright’s sequel to “The Sex Cure” will be in book stores July 9. The author will be signing books Tuesday, July 23, at Augur’s. BASEBALL MUSIC: Bernie Williams, jazz pianist and former Yankee outfielder, will perform Friday, Aug. 2, at Foothills.

renda Berstler, proprietor of Savor NY, had just declared at the Monday, June 24, Village Board meeting: “The $2 per hour fee is outrageous, the signage Berstler adinadequate, the machines confusing dresses Village Board. and malfunctioning.” A few moments later, Mayor Jeff Katz and the village trustees were individually served with summonses in a lawsuit Berstler, with support of Please See PARKING, A9

he idea of a flexible privatesector economic-development entity is taking on a life of its

With a whoop, Army-bound Milford Central School graduate Erickson Brenner, center, sends his mortarboard skyward at the Friday, June 21, commencement.

Kindergartners escort Valedictorian Thomas Twomey and Salutatorian Evan Swartout into Richfield Springs Central School’s graduation Saturday, June 22.

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own. County Rep. Betty Anne Schwerd, R-Edmeston, who is leading the charge on the county government’s behalf, and Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller have hammered out a list of talking points fleshing out the initial conversations. And Schwerd planned to press for a meeting between the IDA (Industrial Development Agency), with Please See JOBS, A6

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he Glimmerglass Festival has appointed Joseph Colaneri as its music director, effective Oct. 1. Colaneri has been on the conducting roster of the Metropolitan Opera for 15 seasons and has conducted in the U.S. and internationally. He first worked with Glimmerglass in 2009, conducting “La Cenerentola,” and this season will conduct the festival’s “King for a Day.” “There is a great energy at Glimmerglass,” Colaneri said. “People genuinely love what they are doing. Those are very precious things.” As music director, he will consult with Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello on repertory and PHI BETA KAPPA: Meredith Ann Doubleday, a senior majoring in Russian, classics and religion at the University of Rochester, has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honorary society. A graduate of CV-S Central, Meredith is daughter of Fred and Louise Doubleday, Richfield Springs.

casting, oversee aspects of the festival’s orchestra, conduct one or two productions each season, and work with the Colaneri Young Artists Program. Colaneri is the company’s fourth music director, succeeding Charles Schneider, Stewart Robertson and

David Angus. Colaneri has served as artistic director at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City since 1998, and currently serves as artistic director for West Australian Opera. He has also conducted more than 60 performances with New York City Opera and has worked with Portland, Orlando, Chautauqua and Den Norske operas.

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MEDITATION -- 11 a.m. Matthew Zalichin teaches on Pema Chodron’s book “Start Where You Are.” Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, 412 Glimmerglen Rd., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-5051. ART RECEPTION -- 5:30-7 p.m. Members’ Reception. Celebrate the opening of Fenimore Art Museum’s feature exhibition, “The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision,” and enjoy “The Wyeths: A Family Legacy” and “Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes & Regalia.” The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Hwy. 80 (Lake Rd.), Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1400, www. fenimoreartmuseum.org CONCERT -- 6:30 p.m. The Mavericks. $45 gold, $35 silver, $25 bronze seating. Oneonta Theatre, 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontatheatre.com MUSICAL-- 7 p.m. Sing a Song of Broadway presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Tickets, (607) 432-4102. THEATER -- 8 p.m. “Village Wooing” and “A Door Must Be Kept Open or Shut.” Also, Saturday, 2 p.m, 8 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. Reservations recommended. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. Info, reservations, (607) 829-3700.

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COOP FARMERS MARKET -- 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Pioneer Alley, rain or shine. Info, (607) 547-6195, www.otsego2000.org ONEONTA FARMERS’ MARKET -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. NYSMF Faculty Brass to play. Main St. Plaza. Info, www.Oneontafarmersmarket.com SURVIVAL SKILLS -- 9-3 p.m. Learn to survive in the wilderness with Friends of Glimmerglass State Park. Kids 10 +. $15 4-H member, $20 non-member. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Cty. Hwy. 31, Cooperstown, Info, Registration, (607) 547-2536. EXHIBIT OPENING -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision.” The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Hwy. 80 (Lake Rd.), Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1400, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org FARM WEEKEND -- 10 a.m.5 p.m. “Step Back in Time Weekend -- Our Fabulous Farm Animals.” Also. Sunday. The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 St. Rte. 80 Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1450, www.farmersmuseum.org BOOK FAIR -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 19th Annual Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Dozens of dealers in antiquarian books, maps, prints & paper ephemera. Admission $4. The Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Rd. 52 Cooperstown, (607) 547-2800 Info, Ed Brodzinsky, (607) 6389962, Willis Monie, (800) 3222995. E-mail atelier@oecblue. com BOOK SIGNING -- Noon. Tom Acitelli signs copies of his book, “The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution.” Brewery Ommegang, 656 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Info, jwilliams@ipgbook.com. TOT TROT -- 4 p.m. Race for ages 2-12 to benefit the Angel Network. The Clark Sports Center Fields, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownangel@yahoo.com. THEATER -- 4 p.m. Sing a Song of Broadway presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Tickets, (607) 432-4102. DINNER -- 5 -7 p.m. Lasagna dinner to benefit Christine Eldred. Morris Fire Station. Info, (607) 263-2267. MUSIC -- 6 p.m. Restless & Relentless Tour featuring Spies Like Us, Thoughts and Reverse, It Lives it Breathes, Perpetual Burn, Burden of Atlas and Awaiting Plague. $9 advance, $12 door. Oneonta Theatre, 47 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontatheatre.com. JAZZ GALA-- 8 p.m. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band play at a “Nawlins”-themed gala. West Kortright Center, 49 W. Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Info, (607) 287-5454.

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FARM WEEKEND -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Step Back in Time Weekend -- Our Fabulous Farm Animals.” The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 St. Rte. 80 Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1450, www. farmersmuseum.org THEATER -- 1 p.m. Sing a Song of Broadway presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Tickets, (607) 432-4102.

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GALLERY OPENING -- 5-7 p.m. Revisionary: Saturated Mindscapes opens with music by John Gil Ensemble. Refreshments. Smithy Pioneer Gallery, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-8671.

Tuesday, July 2

MEETING -- 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Coffee with Common Council. Collage Food Boutique, Shops at Ford and Main, Oneonta. STORYTIME -- 10:30 a.m. Active family story hour in the Filer’s Corners Shoolhouse. Perfect for pre-schoolers through first grade, with a grown-up. The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 St. Rte. 80 Cooperstown, NY 13326. Info, (607) 547-1450, www. farmersmuseum.org COOP FARMERS MARKET -- Noon-5 p.m. Pioneer Alley. Info, (607) 547-6195, www. otsego2000.org,

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t was an emotional moment, and many attendees at Milford Central School’s graduation Friday, June 21, had to swallow hard to keep tears in check. Elijah Coley, valedictorian, told how his senior year, one he expected to be full of joy and expectation, began with a knock on the door by what turned out to be Homeland Security agents. They arrested his father on a 20-year-old warrant – issued a full decade before 9/11 ratcheted up our national xenophobia – on an immigration irregularity. Instead of savoring 12th grade, Elijah found himself in a Buffalo courtroom listening to his father defend himself against deportation. Defending the father was expensive, and at one point in the year Elijah and his mother broke down, tearfully accepting that the boy’s dream of higher education might now be dashed. As Elijah recounted it, this story had a happy ending. The MCS community stepped up and, through scholarships funded over the years by multiple community members and organizations, ensured the top scholar of the Class of 2013 can continue to seek his

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Valedictorian Elijah Coley and School Superintendent Peter Livshin exchange winning smiles at Milford Central’s graduation Friday, June 21.

dream. Elijah is on track to attend RPI this fall. And, even better, Elijah’s dad was seated in the front row, witnessing his son’s moment of elation and honor. • There’s something special about Milford Central’s annual celebration, an aggregation of many nice touches.

There are always lots of hugs. And lots of good humor and heartfelt sentiment. The faculty sits as a unit, to one side of the dais, with teachers often dabbing a damp eye. Message: We’re there, and we care. The recitation of scholarships, routine and dreary at most commencements, always turns up a memorable moment: This year, it

was Ethan Martindale, 7, awarding the Seth Martindale Memorial Scholarship – in honor of his dad, who cancer claimed at age 45 – to grad Tyler Reynolds. The eminent Peter Livshin, dean of the county’s school superintendents, makes a point of recognizing seniors who will serve in the Armed Forces: This year it was Erickson L. Brenner, who is joining the Army. Also this year, Kaitlyn Van Winkler rushed off the stage, diploma in hand, and threw herself into the arms of Marine Dan Hoppe, a 2012 grad in the audience in full-dress uniform. Another nice touch: After receiving their diplomas, each graduate is handed a bouquet, which he or she carries into the audience and presents to mom or another beloved. After a couple of years when the ceremony was forced inside by the weather, this year’s 36 seniors received their send off beneath the earth’s sky-blue canopy, as a glowing sunset softened to a warm, soothing dusk. Memorable, as always. • Other commencements also have nice touches.

At Richfield Springs, two kindergartners – graduates of the future – led the senior class in procession. The slide show’s also fun, where each senior’s graduation photo is juxtaposed with a baby picture. This year, Oneonta valedictorian Amy Hait was a hoot – yes, the young can still laugh at la condition humaine. (Amy, YOU know what we’re doing with the French.) Last year at Cherry ValleySpringfield’s commencement inside Glimmerglass Opera’s Alice Busch Theater, a beloved retiring librarian, Rhonda King, delivered accolades next to a 12-foot-tall papier mache statue of Clifford, The Big Red Dog, the rage when the 12th graders were kindergartners. Cooperstown’s commencement setting, on The Fenimore Art Museum’s back lawn overlooking Otsego Lake, is always exhilarating. But Milford’s, ah, Milford’s. It’s the gold standard. Setting aside the cliques and heartaches, it taps all that’s wonderful about the high school experience, of young people, looking dimly into an uncertain future, bound together by hopes and dreams and affection.

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Paid-Parking Toxicity Means Repeal Needed As Soon As Possible To the Editor: This is definitely a case of Monday morning quarterbacking. That said, it seems to me (and many friends) that paid parking is most definitely a mistake after all. It’s not only the monetary issue, significant as that is, and the overwhelmingly negative impact upon merchants in the village. It’s also the aura of welcome and friendliness which Cooperstown has always projected. That now seems to be history. Residents as well as visitors are aggravated and angry. That is no secret. The issue goes far beyond the matter of all the hitches and glitches. Resentment from all quarters is definitely not the wise reaction, and yet here it is. If one were to do a little research, it would be quickly obvious that villages and towns like Cooperstown throughout New York State

and New England have done their best to avoid the toxicity inherent in the establishment of paid parking. They do indeed raise needed revenue, but from other sources which do not incur such negativity. I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But a step in the right direction would be to eliminate what has quickly become a travesty. It may have taken some courage to institute this practice. It will take far more courage to concede the error and take steps toward its correction as soon as possible. The season is still young. To procrastinate would be nothing less than a big mistake. Let me add that we’ve already purchased a parking pass. But I couldn’t care less if it’s relegated to “wallpaper” if paid parking is eliminated. KENNETH KAVANAGH Cooperstown

Don’t Want Paid Parking? Suggest Other Revenue Sources To the Editor: Paid parking has arrived in Cooperstown solely because of the budgetary needs of our village. Many residents have a multitude of valid reasons for opposing the threemonth paid-parking plan. If you are in opposition then you need to develop

a better idea for generating the funds needed to keep the village going. Revenue needs to be generated to pay the bills. Would you rather our taxes were hiked up considerably? Paid parking has been embraced so that the tourists who travel here and enjoy our idyllic community can help

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NYSHA President Paul D’Ambrosio, right, and Todd Kenyon, NYSHA public relations, are dwarfed by Albert Bierstadt’s “Donner Lake From The Summit,” the largest painting ever exhibited at The Fenimore Art Museum.

he Fenimore Art Museum has hosted some big shows in recent years – Grandma Moses, John Singer Sargent, American Impressionists – but this is the biggest. Literally. At 6 feet by 10 feet, plus a wide gilt frame, Albert Bierstadt’s “Donner Lake From The Summit” is the largest painting ever in a Fenimore Art Museum exhibit. To get the painting into the gallery, the door from the loading dock at the museum’s north end had to be expanded, NYSHA President Paul D’Ambrosio reported the other day. But when he added, “it’s a blockbuster,” he was referring not just to

Bierstadt’s “Donner,” but to “The Hudson River School: Nature and The American Vision,” which opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at The Fenimore. Also featured are Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, Asher Durand and other artists in the celebrated school. As it happens, “Donner” was commissioned by Collis Huntington, the Oneonta storekeeper who moved to Sacramento and became one of California’s “Big Four,” credited with creating the Union Pacific, the first transcontinental railroad when it connected with the Central Pacific at Promontory Point, Utah, in 1869. When Huntington saw the painting,

which depicts the railroad encircling Donner Pass, where trapped pioneers had resorted to cannibalism to survive a winter, he sent it back: The railroad wasn’t pictured prominently enough. The juxtaposition – railroad and pass – is an “ironic twist,” said D’Ambrosio: “What was impassable a few decades before now was routine.” Another of D’Ambrosio’s favorite aspects of this exhibit – most on loan from the New-York Historical Society – is Cole’s “Course of Empire,” which in five canvasses traces Rome’s rise and fall, a 19th-century American preoccupation. – Jim Kevlin


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Newly minted Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School graduate Isaiah Montgomery is hugged by his grandmother, Beth Brown of Roseboom, after commencement exercises at Glimmerglass Festival’s Alice Busch Theater ended Saturday, June 22,

Cherry Valley Valedictorian Shawn Lowry, gives his speech to his fellow graduates, quoting Steve Jobs: “ Do what you think is good work, the rest will follow.”

Kim Gray and Merrilyn Clapper read personalized advice to every CV-S graduate. “To all of you we say this,” they concluded. “Grow up, but don’t grow old.”

Graduates Ethan Drugatz and Joanna Bening were charged with delivering thank-yous to all the advisers.

Rachel Ann Peterson leads the graduating class, their family and friends in singing the school’s Alma Mater at the end of the ceremony.

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Compiled by Tom Heitz from Freeman’s Journal archives, courtesy of the New York State Historical Association Library

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Indian Cruelty – A gentleman at Cleveland, writes under date of the 19th, inst. that the savages had made a descent on a small settlement call Cold Creek, about 50 miles from that place, near Lake Erie, and took 13 prisoners, 3 women, 9 children and one man; and that they killed and scalped one woman and three children in a most barbarous manner. They were pursued but not overtaken. Fourth of July – The Republicans of the County of Otsego will celebrate the Independence of the U. States, on the 5th of July next, at the Village of Cooperstown. An oration will be delivered on the occasion; the exercises will begin at 10 o’clock a.m. Republicans are earnestly invited to attend. By order of the Committee of Arrangements, June 26, 1813. June 26, 1813

175 YEARS AGO

The following names appear in a list of The Democratic Young Men of the Town of Otsego: Francis Taylor, Chester Taylor, 2d, Joseph A. Cheney, Cornelius Van Horne, Luther J. Burditt, Abner Graves, Jr., Joseph S. Jarvis, Alexander Waterman, Rufus Butts, N.D. Tunnicliff, William Cooper, Wm. L. Crandal, Philip Roof, Philander Waterman, George Potter, Aaron Norton, Hiram S. Babcock, Parley E. Johnson, Thomas Jewitson, Benjamin F. Kip, Rensselaer Fitch, John Boyce, Wm. Holmes, George Jones, Ezra D. Burr, Richard W. Higby, John Nichols, Nelson Johnson and Delos Pier. June 25, 1838

150 YEARS AGO

A case of lynch law occurred at Newburg, New York on Saturday last. A Negro perpetrated an outrage on an Irish girl, after terribly treating her. The Sheriff immediately started in pursuit of this Negro and captured him at Mattewan. Before dark he was a prisoner in the Newburg jail. As the poor girl’s story was made public, the villagers became greatly excited and congregated by hundreds around the jail. Finally, after efforts to restrain them, they broke open the jail, dragged out the Negro, and, after beating him unmercifully, they put a rope around his neck and hung him upon the nearest tree. June 26, 1863

125 YEARS AGO

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100 YEARS AGO

The thirtieth annual convention of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers is now in progress at the O-te-sa-ga. The engineers, numbering two hundred and their wives arrived on Monday, their arrival marking the opening of the hotel’s season. Monday evening, a reception and dance was held in the hotel ball room with music by the orchestra under the leadership of Harry Meyer. Two sessions are being held daily at which time papers on technical subjects are read by members of the institute. An elaborate schedule of entertainment has been planned by the committee in charge, consisting of a golf tournament on Tuesday upon the course of the Cooperstown Country Club; an automobile trip

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The Cooperstown Playground under the personal direction of Lester G. Bursey, Director of Physical Education at the Cooperstown High School will open its fourteenth season on Tuesday, July 5. All parents are urged to send their children on that day to register. As in former years special programs for boys and girls will be held, with activities for all, including quiet games and swimming. Swimming makes up a major part of the playground program and each morning is devoted to this sport. This year the children will have the use of the new facilities at Fairy Spring Park and will be transported to and from the playground. Miss Harriet Withey will assist with the girls’ programs and Walter Eggleston with the boys’ work. June 29, 1938

50 YEARS AGO

The Cooperstown Rotary Club’s employment service has found 43 part-time and full-time jobs for applicants since it was started late last summer according to Mrs. Charles A. Coleman, Jr., who operates the service for the club. At the present time, Mrs. Coleman said she has about 30 applications for jobs on file. The big need now, with school out, is for more employers who may wish to hire part or full-time help for the summer months. Mrs. Coleman said she also has on file a number of babysitters. There is no charge to employers seeking workers through the Rotary service. However, applicants for jobs pay a registration fee of one dollar each time they file. June 26, 1963

10 YEARS AGO

Ground was broken this week near Hartwick Seminary to begin construction of a Holiday Inn Express that proprietor Erfan Khan expects will be in operation by the end of February 2004. The 74-room hotel, on a site several hundred feet east of State Highway 28, will be two stories high facing the road and three stories behind, taking advantage of the sloping grade of the hill. A twostory-high lobby with large windows will offer a view of the valley. June 27, 2003

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To the Editor: Paid parking is not only upsetting Cooperstown merchants, village residents are also VERY upset! As a village resident, I pay over $2,000 annually for VILLAGE TAX! I was OK with the $25 fee, but before the parking permit went into effect, I purchased one. Then, once again, before it went into effect, it became necessary to trade the car in. When asked about the permit, I was told I had to pay another $25 for another permit. THAT IS A BOONDOGGLE!! I am very angry! What benefits do village residents get for our taxes? Garden refuge pickup seldom happens before the curb grass turns brown. Recently, we had branches on our curb for over four weeks and then we had to hire someone else to carry them away! I can think of very few benefits we have as village residents. What do we get for our taxes? 1. Streets plowed in wintertime. 2. Police protection 3. And, if someone is working at our house they can park for two hours before they have to move their car. This paid parking permit adds insult to injury! I will not be patronizing Main Street Merchants this summer. JEWEL B. HALL Cooperstown

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Mom Sue Adsit hugs son Phillip as the ceremony ended.

Generations gather around grad Francesca LoRusso: grandmom Antoniette Pitingaro; mom Antoniette and sister Isabel.

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As is traditional at CCS, the top scholars give a combination address to the gathered parents, family and friends. This year the five, from left, are Liam Heneghan, Erik Mebust, Hope Dohner, Katie Monser and Thomas Franck.

As grad Hayley White processes into the ceremony, relatives, from left, Melissa Rathbun, and Corlissa and Demi Camp snap photos.

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Ryan M. Erichsen John J. Erwood Jozef E. Field Micayla Sage Foster Thomas Walter Franck David Quinn French Matthew Gregory Frevele Kari Lynne Gagnon Alannah Nychol Haggerty Kayla Lilyn Haggerty Sawyer V. Haney Christopher M. Harloff Janelle Brooke Harter Erin Elizabeth Hascup Liam J. Heneghan Josephine E. Hinrichs Alexander J. Kleban Emilee Jae Klein Nicolas F. Knull Francesca K. LoRusso Aidan John Macaluso Eamonn Joseph Maguire Erika Joy Maher Courtney Elizabeth Marino Erik H. Mebust Jacob Ridge Miller Julien H. Miller Katherine Marie Monser Summer Marie Murdock Noelle Hope Palmatier Katherine Nyree Reisen

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Rebecca J. Roberts Boone C. Rose Michael J. Rowley Kimberley Jane Santoro Steven John Schulz James Patrick Scrafford Kevin A. Segit Alyssa Richele Serafen Caley Seneca Sky-Shrewsbury Joseph Sprague Nicholas Haven Stearns Andrea Nicole Szwejbka Veronica Claire Tang Keith John Thayer Hayley Elizabeth White Abby Lee Wilcox Steffaney M. Wilcox Taryn Elizabeth Wilson John Darcy Youngs Suzy Zhang Katelyn S. Zimmerman

Exchange Students Shivani Dedhia Oyl Suphitchaya Disthaphongphakdee Isaac Gomez Fernandez Peter Kulacs

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sector economic growth, including tourism, in the area of which Oneonta is the hub.� Under the initial concept, the city, town, IDA and both counties would be “founding members,� with one or more members on the board. But corporations and private citizens could become “associate members.� The mayor said he drafted the list after meeting with Schwerd Wednesday, June 19, to make sure they were in synch: “She’s agreed to what she and I discussed. And we’re bouncing it off people to get reaction to it.� He said county board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, reviewed it and also expressed support. The current ferment was set in motion May 8 with long-time county Economic Developer Carolyn Lewis’

announcement she would be resigning, effective in August. That prompted Schwerd to invite Sandy Mathes, the former (and very successful) Green County economic developer, to tour Otsego County development sites to assess the possibilities here. Monday, June 17, at the monthly meeting of Schwerd’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee – Miller attended – a consensus emerge that, following Mathes’ advice, the county would do better to create a quasi-private economic-development entity, similar to the one that has achieved so much success in Saratoga. Right now, Miller said, “the operative word is ‘maybe’.� He continued, “The IDA could do all of this. It’s something they would have to want to do, obviously. They have a lot of money and we’d like to access that money.� (He mentioned previously that the IDA will

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Cyndi Weir isn’t too happy to have granddaughter Dayton Brown, 2, with her.

Elijah Cole delivers the Valedictory Address. He will be attending RPI in the fall.

Kaitlyn Van Winkler runs off the stage into the arms of Dalton Roe, who entered the Marines after graduating from MCS in 2012.

School Superintendent Peter Livshin shephards Ethan Martindale through the presentation of the Seth Martindale Memorial Scholarship, in honor of his father, to Tyler Reynolds. The elder Martindale died of cancer in 2008 at age 45.

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Teachers Michelle Dibble and Jenn Maison were a bit teary.

Spencer O’Bryan was salutatorian.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013 To the Editor: Several Main Street Cooperstown merchants have filed suit against the Village of Cooperstown “asking for a county court judgment ‘annulling, vacating and setting aside as contrary to law’ the on-street paid-parking law that went into affect Memorial Day Weekend”. We, as local taxpayers and residents, are open to listening to any reasonable argument against paid parking, and we are open to considering any

data that suggest or prove that paid parking is a net negative for the merchants. However, we are also open to any reasonable arguments and data that show the benefits of paid parking. We are concerned for the welfare of the merchants; we are also concerned for the welfare of the village as a whole. If one is a village resident, the seasonal $25 parking fee is a cheap price to pay for hundreds of thousands of dollars in street improvements. Same

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Don’t Let Lawyers Be The Winners for nonresidents; people from Fly Creek and Middlefield, for example, complain as much as village residents complain about the poor quality of Cooperstown’s streets. Do village residents and out-of-villagers see a $25 fee as an unreasonable burden when we will all get much better streets as a result of paid parking? All of us who are local can buy a $25 season pass. Even if the village were to sell 2,000 passes,

which seems unlikely, that would generate only $50,000 of the $250,000+ projected revenue from paid parking this year. So, by supporting and encouraging paid parking, we as locals will gain far more than we will spend. All local people seem to be in agreement that we need better streets. If we do not generate the required money from paid parking, the money will necessarily come from higher

taxes, or, alternatively, we could not increase taxes and continue to live with poorly maintained streets. Maybe the dissatisfied merchants could develop and fund a local education program that promotes the benefits that everyone - locals and visitors will realize from paid parking. Why not encourage people to support paid parking because of the benefits that we will gain? That seems preferable to filing a suit that will cost the village money to defend

and will reduce the amount of money available for improving streets and other infrastructure. Another thought: Would merchants perhaps benefit more by subsidizing parking passes for their customers rather than by subsidizing lawyers? Our guess is that the only winners in the recently filed lawsuit will be the lawyers - no surprise! BILL MILLER STEVE MAHLUM

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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

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RSCS School Superintendent Robert Barraco, seated, receives a standing ovation. He is retiring this summer. At left is Marieke Davis, guidance counselor.

Valedictorian Thomas Twomey recounts hijinks and good times from his high school career during his speech at RSCS’ 124th commencement.

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On-Street Parking In Court PARKING/From A1 20 merchants – the list is still growing – filed in state Supreme Court the Friday before. The case will be heard Friday, July 26, before state Supreme Court Judge Kevin M. Dowd. Between now and then, and perhaps well beyond, depending on when the case is resolved, all discussion of the village’s much-debated on-street paid-parking system, which went into affect Memorial Day Weekend, may be at a standstill. As the public-comment period of Monday’s meeting began, Mayor Katz declared that, on the advice of Village Attorney Martin Tillapaugh, there would be no further public discussion of matters dealt with in the suit – in effect, the whole on-street Pay & Display system. The Village Board meeting was the culmination, for now, of a situation that has been fast-developing in the past

week. On Wednesday, July 19, Stagecoach Coffee’s Rod Torrence began hand-delivering a survey/petition to downtown merchants, declaring on behalf of “The Committee to Save Main Street” that “immediate and decisive action is the only way to reverse a looming catastrophe.” He presented the survey/petitions to the trustees on the 24th, including such details as Savor NY losing 20-80 percent of daily sales, Village Cobbler’s “positive growth trend abruptly ending,” Rudy’s Liquor Store sales down $100 a day, Tin Bin Alley seeing a $2,000 sales dip between Memorial Day and June 20. “Sal’s Pizzeria claims to have lost local support and is unsure whether area customers will ever return,” Torrence’s cover memo reported. “Locals tell Sal’s they are being ‘punished’ for being local and simply will not use paid parking.”

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ta’s death knell in the 1970s. Insurance executive Steve Bierritz expressed concern non-retail businesses and outlets outside downtown will be hurt if former downtown shoppers start shopping elsewhere.

“What I’m hearing is the habits are going to be changed.” Resident John Sansevere said he bought a parking permit and that’s working for him. “People from Springfield and Fly Creek, they don’t pay taxes

here anyway.” That attitude’s part of the problem, replied Native Son Paul Clark: “We don’t make (people) feel welcome. You – you,” he told the trustees, “are chasing them away.”

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John M. Connor, 72; Founded Allen Devenpeck, 65, Sportsman Christmas Barn, Tin Bin Alley SCHENECTADY – Allen G. Cooperstown, COOPERSTOWN – John Michael Connor, 72, who opened the Christmas Barn in Fly Creek and Tin Bin Alley in Cooperstown, passed away Sunday June 9, 2013. in La Quinta, Calif., following a brief illness. John was born March 14, 1941, in Nyack, son of Sara M. Connor and Thomas J. Connor of Pomona, both deceased. He graduated from Dominican College in Blauvelt, with a degree in history and attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. to pursue a master’s degree in education. John started a second career as a successful retailer with The Christmas Barn in Fly Creek and Tin Bin Alley in Cooperstown. In his later years, John focused on his hobby of folk art painting, listening to jazz and gardening. John is survived by Darby Connor and their four children and spouses: Leigh Connor and Frank Leo of Cooperstown; Marc Connor and Betty Villarreal of Long Island City; Dan Connor and Kristina Beauchamp of Jackson Heights; and Kathryn (Kasey) Connor of Mount Vision. John is also survived by his brothers, Dr. Thomas M. Connor and Timothy G.

Connor and their families, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandJohn M. nephews. Conner A private graveside service for the family will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at Christ Church in Cooperstown, followed by a reception at his daughter’s residence in Mount Vision. Donations may be made to No Kid Hungry Foundation.

Devenpeck, 65, retired general sales manager of Chris Craft Industries, Waterford, died Thursday, June 20, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, Albany, after a short illness. Born in Schenectady on April 27, 1948, the son of William and Gladys Devenpeck, he was raised in Scotia, graduating from Glenville High School in 1966. He served in the Air Force in Vietnam, then joined Chris Craft on his return. He was general sales manager for 20 years. Nicknamed “Big Al” and “Showboat,” he loved fishing on his boat out of

where he was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Survivors include his Allen G. wife, Linda; Devenpeck sons Stuart (Joyce) of Duanesburg and Mark of Newport Beach, Calif.; and grandchildren. Calling hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 5216 Western Turnpike, Schenectady. A service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown.

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MLS#87610 – Country charmer on 5 acres. Many upgrades: vinyl siding, furnace, several new windows, roof on house and 2-car detached garage. 4 BR home w/large kitchen, pantry, spacious LR, sunroom w/fireplace, hardwood floors in kitchen, den, 1st flr laundry, and DR. 4-season, enclosed, rear porch w/new windows. $199,000 Call Tom Platt @ 607-435-2068 (cell)

MLS#89898 – Well-maintained home on over 4 acres w/views near Cooperstown. Gardens, pond and large garage w/workshop. Custom kitchen cabinets and spacious master w/partially finished basement. Security system included. $218,000 Call Lynn Lesperence @ 607-434-1061 (cell)

MLS#89409 - 2 BR/1 bath well maintained home on beautiful treed lot in Richfield Springs. Move-in condition. $119,000 Call the Sluyter Team @ 315-520-6512 (cell)

MLS#87366 - 19th-century farmhouse w/some renovations complete and ready for a new owner. 18 acres of meadows and rolling hills w/trout stream, barn, garage and pond. $149,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (cell)

MLS#89527 - Well maintained stately home on 1.25 acres w/mature trees, 5 BRs, 2 baths, sun porches, attic, dry basement, new roof and detached 2-stall garage. Includes ¼ acre of lakefront on Canadarago w/T-shaped dock. $324,900 Call the Sluyter Team @ 315-520-6512 (cell)

MLS#89145 - Historic Victorian Italianate limestone mansion features 14’ ceilings, deep moldings and baseboards, hardwood floors, large windows, 9 fireplaces, 7 BRs, formal DR, library, solarium, large country kitchen w/butler and storage pantry, 2 parlors servants’ wing and staff housing in attic. More acreage available. $875,000 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell)

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MLS#89246 - Restored post-and-beam 3 BR, 2½ bath home on 16.11 acres w/breathtaking views. Beamed ceilings and pine floors in great room, country kitchen, studio, family room, library/den. Workshop, pole barn. $399,900 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell)

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MLS#89549 - Original 1840 farmhouse in Fly Creek on 5.13 acres. Fly Creek flows through property. Spacious lawn w/over 200’ on Cty Hwy 26. Mature trees, hardwood floors, new furnace, paved drive, 2-stall garage. $269,900 Call the Sluyter Team @ 315-520-6512 (cell)

MLS#81762 – Newer log home and 4-car barn/garage on over 15 acres. Views, 3 stocked ponds, ATV trails, bordering trout stream. Home features vaulted ceilings w/huge exposed log rafters, central air, finished basement. $299,900 Call Tom @ 607-435-2068 (cell) MLS#86798 – Villa Isidoro Restaurant, Bar and B&B on Rt 20 in Richfield Springs. Start your new business today! $695,000 Call Jim Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

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Legal notice D.R.L. §§ 111(3), 111-a(6),115(9). Adoption Form 4 (Notice of Proposed Adoption) 10/2004 SURROGATE’S COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF OTSEGO In the Matter of the Adoption of A Child whose First name is Tristin File No. X2013-5 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ADOPTION ________________ ________________

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in the child, which may result, without further notice to you, in the adoption or other disposition of the custody of the child. s/Dolores G. Fogarty Dolores G. Fogarty, Esq. Attorney for Petitioners 183 Main St., PO Box 727 Unadilla, NY 13849 (607) 369-3000 4LegalJune27 Legal notice D.R.L. §§ 111(3), 111-a(6),115(9). Adoption Form 4 (Notice of Proposed Adoption) 10/2004 SURROGATE’S COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF OTSEGO

To: Deborah Burns PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition requesting an order approving and allowing the adoption of an adoptive child whose first name is Tristin, who is alleged to be your son, and whose full name and date and place of birth is set forth in a Schedule annexed to the petition for adoption herein, together with an agreement to adopt and consents to the adoption pursuant to the Domestic Relations Law, has been filed with the Surrogate’s Court of the State of New York, Otsego County. A hearing on the petition will be held at the Court, located at 197 Main Street, Cooperstown, New York, on July 16, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the morning of that day, at which time and place all persons having any interest therein will be heard. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that your failure to appear may constitute a denial of your interest

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In the Matter of the Adoption of A Child whose First Name is Bryden File No. X2013-6 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ADOPTION ________________ ________________ To: Deborah Burns PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition requesting an order approving and allowing the adoption of an adoptive child whose first name is Bryden, who is alleged to be your son, and whose full name and date and place of birth is set forth in a Schedule annexed to the petition for adoption herein, together with an agreement to adopt and consents to the adoption pursuant to the Domestic Relations Law, has been filed with the Surrogate’s Court of the State of New York, Otsego County. A

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hearing on the petition will be held at the Court, located at 197 Main Street, Cooperstown, New York, on July 16, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the morning of that day, at which time and place all persons having any interest therein will be heard.

Co. SSNY design Agent of LLC upon whom Process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Trosset Group Attorneys, P.O. Box 28, Cooperstown, New York 13326 Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. 6LegalAug30

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that your failure to appear may constitute a denial of your interest in the child, which may result, without further notice to you, in the adoption or other disposition of the custody of the child.

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s/Dolores G. Fogarty Dolores G. Fogarty, Esq. Attorney for Petitioners 183 Main St., PO Box 727 Unadilla, NY 13849 (607) 369-3000 4LegalJune27 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: VAN ACRES FARM LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 14 June 2013. 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 2750 County Highway 31, Cherry Valley, NY 13320. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalAugust1 Legal notice ARTISTS OFF MAIN, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 06/17/2013. Office in Otsego

Notice of Formation of Ward S. Robinson, Jr. Agency, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, PO Box 5119, Edmeston, NY 13335. Purpose: any lawful activities. 6LegalAugust1 Legal notice SPARKS ELECTRIC, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/11/13. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 361 State Hwy. 7, Unadilla, NY 13849, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: To own and operate an electrical business as well as any lawful purpose. 6LegalAugust1 Legal notice Notice of organization of J & B Frost, LLC, under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. 1. The name of the limited liability company is J & B Frost, LLC. 2. Articles of Organization of J & B Frost, LLC were filed with the New York Secretary of

State on June 3, 2013. 3. The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is Otsego County. 4. The street address of the principal business location of the limited liability company is 581 Truax Road, East Worcester, NY 12064. 5. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is 581 Truax Road, East Worcester, NY 12064. 6. The limited liability company is organized to carry on all lawful activities. 6LegalJuly25 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: RABBIT RUN RENTALS, LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 12 June 2013. 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 PO Box 1211, Cooperstown, New York 13326. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJuly25 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: RABBIT RUN PROPERTIES,

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LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 12 June 2013. 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 PO Box 1211, Cooperstown, New York 13326. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJuly25 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: STONY HILL ENTERPRISES LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 6 June 2013. 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 151 Vanderwerker Road, Cherry Valley, New York 13320. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJuly25 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: VANSPANJE MASONRY LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was11 June 2013. 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 1373 County Highway 34, Schenevus, NY 12155. Purpose is to engage in any and all business

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activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJuly25 Legal notice NOTICE OF FORMATION of LA Dance Academy LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/02/2013. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 317 W Lenox Ave, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. 6LegalJuly25 Legal notice Notice of Formation of BAGGSY ANTIQUES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. Filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/31/2013. Office Location: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process: Robert A. Gouldin, Esq., 93 Main Street, Oneonta, New York 13820. Purpose: Any lawful activities. 6legalJuly18 Legal notice Notice of Formation of CHOICE ULTRA LOUNGE, LLC. Arts. Of Org. Filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/2013. Office Location: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process: Robert A. Gouldin, Esq., 93 Main Street, Oneonta, New York 13820. Purpose: any lawful activities. 6legalJuly18 Legal notice Name of LLC:

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Autremer 154, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/21/13. Office Location: Otsego County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to principal business location: 122 Mill Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose: any lawful activity. 6legalJuly18

of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/13/2013 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 361 Bush Road, Cooperstown, New York 13326. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalJuly11

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Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: M&M LAWN MOWING & CONTRACTING LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 25 April 2013. 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 1312 County Highway 54, Cherry Valley, NY 13320. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6legalJuly11

NOTICE OF FORMATION of DB II Holdings, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/28/2013. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC uppon whom process againt it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 532 County Highway 58, Oneonta, New York 13820. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6legalJuly18 Legal notice WIGWAM, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 05/29/2013. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY design Agent of LLC upon whom Process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Trosset Group Attorneys, P.O. Box 28, Cooperstown, New York 13326 Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. 6LegalJuly11 Legal notice Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company, (LLC) Name: JJAYT ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary

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Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: 64 PIONEER STREET LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 29 March 2013. 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 192 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJuly4

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King Road, Harpursville, NY 13787, (607) 693-2551.FO HOMES FOR RENT Available June 1: year-round lease $1250./mo. plus utilities. 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, just 3 blocks from everything: hospital, Main Street, school, shopping! 1823 home, fully restored and updated with new kitchen/stainless appliances, washer/dryer. Contact: Ashley-Connor Realty (607) 547-4045 TFN HOUSE FOR RENT VILLAGE OF COOPERSTOWN.

Large 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with new kitchen, hardwood floors, nice 2nd level deck and good size back yard. Close to all amenities. $1800 per month including all utilities. Tenant is responsible for phone and internet only. Offered by John Mitchell Real Estate. Contact Michael Swatling (607) 264-3954 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS ARTMENTS Main St. Cooperstown, 1br/1ba, parking, all utilities plus tv included, no pets, no children, $600/mo. Sec. and last month deposit required. Call Ted 518-488-7560.

Luxury 1 bdrm apt. on Canadarago Lake. Walk-in closet, w/d, new kitchen w stainless steel appliances, large living room, private entrance, utilities incl. Deck overlooking lake. Dock space avail. $975 mo. 607-437-2936 3ClassJuly 5 LAND FOR SALE LAND FOR SALE: Cooperstown, 25 minutes. Choice 7-acre view site. Affordably priced at $19,900! $1,900 down, $280.50 month, 7-year mortgage. MUST SEE! 845-551-5541 own/bkr.

3ClassJuly5 RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT 2000 SQ FT COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT. Located in Cooperstown on Railroad Avenue. Wide open floor plan with phone, high speed internet and power connections spread throughout the space. Electric, Heat and Garbage are included in the asking price of $1800 per month. Offered by John Mitchell Real Estate. Contact Michael Swatling (607) 264-3954

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