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Onlookers watch the grand finale of Cooperstown’s fireworks display Saturday, June 20, signalling the start of Fourth of July festivities.
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tsego County has skin in Schenevus’ game: $50,000 worth. The Board of Representatives Thursday, July 5, was expected to act on the recommendation of its Intergovernmental Affairs Committee to allocate those dollars for a feasibility study of placing a distribution center at Interstate 88’s Exit 18 in Oberacker the Town of Maryland hamlet. The idea’s chief promoter, county Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus, called the Please See SCHENEVUS, A9
uke O’ Hara, 36, Otego, was arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping after he allegedly grabbed an 8 year old boy on Main Street in Cooperstown on Friday, June 22. According to Cooperstown Police, O’Hara allegedly grabbed the victim twice before boy broke free and ran to his father a short distance away. He was arrested and By PARKER FISH charged with attempted kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, harassONEONTA ment and disorderly conduct. elatively unknown to the HIS HOLINESS: Paula consumer market just five DiPerna, global environyears ago, drones are now mental policy strategist, was foreseen as a $100 billion industry. expected to meet with Pope Francis to discuss environmental issues as part of a special Vatican conference of environmental leaders in Rome.
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Veteran Cooperstown firefighter Joe Carentz grins at the crowd during the 104th annual Springfield Center Fourth of July Parade, the third oldest in the nation. Marching with him are Chris Satriano, left, and Glenn Falk, right/MORE PHOTOS, A3
Drone School At Oneonta Airport Launched
First Class, For 10 Students, Begins July 23 And with its new drone flight classes due to convene for the first time Monday, July 23. Oneonta Job Corps Director Chris Kuhn is now interviewing 27 applicants and will pick 10 to make up the first class.
Tale Of Internment Punctuates Protest
MARKERS PLACED: The Fly Creek Area Historical Society will be erecting five historical markers during historical society’s annual BBQ celebration July 15. HALFWAY DONE: Monday, July 2, was the 182 day of the year.
Her Grandad Held During WWII By LIBBY CUDMORE COOPERTOWN
or Liane Hirabayashi, the “Families Belong Together” march hit close to home. “My father was one of about 120,000 people who were wrongly imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their descent Please See RALLY, A11
“Upstate New York has kind of become the Silicon Valley for drone innovation,” he said. “Our drone program is the only program of its kind for all of Job Corps. It’s good for Oneonta, it’s good for the drone
HOMER OSTERHOUDT, 1918-2018
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industry, and most of all, it’s great for our Job Corps students.” SkyOp of Canandaigua will provide the curriculum. Jobs Corps is collaborating with Hudson Valley Community College on the instruction. The goal: to teach students how Please See DRONES, A9
omer M. Osterhoudt, 100, who mixed concrete to build the Baseball Hall of Fame and attended all Inductions since 1939 except three, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Woodside Hall. He was born on Jan. 17, 1918, in Oneonta, the son of Maurice C. and Catherine Hopkins Osterhoudt. Later that year, the family moved to 98 Lake Homer in 2012 Please See OBITUARY, A6
he Kildonan School’s proposal to put a program to teach dyslexic children in the vacant Otego Elementary School has generated a lot of interest. But the decision on the future of the school will not be an easy one. In addition to Kildonan, which is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, two dePlease See OTEGO, A11
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VICKI GATES NEW COOPERSTOWN ROTARY PRESIDENT Vicki Gates, center, new president of the Cooperstown Rotary Club, poses with members of her cabinet, from left, Director Helmut Michelitsch, Secretary Margaret Savoie, President-elect Gene Berman, Past President Mary Earl, Sergeant-at-Arms Val Paige, and Assistant Treasurer Cathy Raddatz. Missing are Treasurer Patrick McKinley, Assistant Treasurer Angie Erway and Directors Karen Katz, Joan Badgley, Richard Sternberg, Karen Cadwalader and Chad Welch. The club meets Tuesdays at The Otesaga.
or Dr. Barbara Jean Morris, SUNY Oneonta isn’t just for the students on campus. “It’s important for SUNY Oneonta to be a catalyst for economic development and growth for the region,” she said. “I want to sit down with employers, community members and elected leaders to see how the college can contribute.” Coming from Fort Lewis College, where nearly half of the student population identified as minority, Morris believed that colleges and universities should be learning communities based on respect, and from this, shared governance, including participation by students. “Our students are most successful in their personal lives when they are employable,” she said. The former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., arrived on
Rev. LaDana Clark Records Ad For Delgado Campaign By LIBBY CUDMORE COOPERSTOWN
campus last week. She is the college’s second female president – after Nancy Kleniewski, who completed her 10year tenure June 22 – and proud of her Native American ties. “I’m blessed to have inherited such a vibrant, healthy institution,” she said. “It’s rare at these times. To come in and not have a crisis is a testimony to President Kleniewski’s leadership.” Morris Prior to her arrival on campus, she spent June retracing her Native American ancestors’ journey along the Trail of Tears. “They were on the Bell Route, through Georgia, Arkansas and Tennessee,” she said. “I wanted to get a sense of the landscape, to reflect and remember.” Her co-authored manuscript, “Recreating the Circle,” is a “collective undertaking by Indian people and their allies that focuses on American Indian and Alaska native self-determination.”
work. “The lyrics just came to me,” she said. “Within 48 hours, I had it. I was pretty excited.” She was Clark inspired, in part, but Delgado’s own connection to hip-hop. In 2007, Delgado released the album “Painfully Free” as AD The Voice. “He was a part of hip-hop and now he’s running to be part of Congress,” she said. “He has the right energy to reach a young demographic.” Clark reached out to Delgado’s campaign and sent them the track. “A few days later, at 9 p.m. at night, he called me and told me he loved it,” she said. “We felt like it captured the spirit of our grassroots campaign,” said Allyson Marcus, Delgado’s campaign manager. The song was used by Delgado’s campaign in a radio ad, and Clark posted the song on her Youtube page on May 2, where it garnered over 500 views ahead of the primary on Tuesday, June 26. “This is the first time I’ve gotten involved with a candidate at this level,” she said. “The reaction has been overwhelming.”
ev. LaDana Clark has a message for Upstate, and she’s going to sing it. “Upstate New York 19, we gotta change this/there are politicians in office that are/just shameless.” Clark, the hip-hop minister associated with the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, recorded an ad for Antonio Delgado, the democratic nominee challenging incumbent John Faso, R-Kinderhook, for the Jim Kevlin/The Freeman’s Journal NY-19 congressional seat. “I met him after the debate at SUNY Oneonta,” she said. “And I looked straight into his face and I smiled and I said ‘Your spirit don’t lie.’ It doesn’t matter if you’re democrat or repubAnd upon her arrival in Oneonta, lican, man or woman. It’s she was given her first assignment, about being the right person serving as the Grand Marshal for the for the job, and he made the Hometown Fourth of July parade on Wednesday. “I was very excited about impression on me that he would be the right man.” that!” she said. Clark, a New Jersey Morris received her Bachelor of Arts former police officer and a in political science from San Diego State University, and a master’s and a veteran of the Army Nadoctorate in political science from the tional Guard, bills herself as LADYJAM, a “Black, LesUniversity of California, Santa Barbian, Christian, Rap-Activist bara. & Entertainer on a Mission.” As a political scientist, Morris has She came to Otsego County focused on organizational theory, in late 2017 and has been leadership practice, and strategies for cooperation. Her most recent research active with the Cooperstown focuses on women and politics, tribal Presbyterian church, the Kut & First United Methodist governments and the presidency. Church in Oneonta and In addition to the SUNY Oneonta Style SUNY Oneonta. campus, Morris will also oversee the NeWNEW LoCatioN, “I’m a rap activist, and YOU... Cooperstown Graduate Program and I told him I could create a the Biological Field Station NewNEW You,STYLE! New Style commercial for him,” she Over the next few weeks, she is Perms beginning to meet with SUNY faculty said. “I was in broadcastWash, Cut ing and commercial copy in and staff. “It’s really important for me South Carolina.” to get acquainted,” she said. “I want & Style That night, she went into to share the values that this institution 6208 State Highway 28 • 547-7126 her home studio and got to holds.”
After Tracing Her Native American History, Barbara Jean Morris Now At SUNY Oneonta By LIBBY CUDMORE
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Leading off the Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company contingent is Rachel Gaston, who has been carrying the department’s ax for the past year.
Hope Carrington, 9, visiting Springfield Center grandparents Bill and Jeanne Balogh from Newport News, Va., sports patriotic goggles.
Esther Rood, Springfield Center, shows off Sarah, who may have been the littlest baby at the parade. Born 32 days early, she is now 2 months old.
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Milford’s Emily George, part of the Otsego County 4H troupe, lightly tosses candy toward waiting children at today’s 104th annual Springfield Center Fourth of July Parade that proceeded in 94-degree heat under sunny skies. Jeanette and Dennis Dorn, long active in community life, were this year’s parade grand marshals.
Allendale Farm’s Mark Buddle, Richfield Springs, makes statement on a bright red Ford tractor. Paradeside, the color-coordinated Amos family of Cooperstown includes dad Brock, son Braxson, 15 months; Teagan, 6, Quinn, 3, and mom Nikki.
A hot and tired Emma Thomas, 2, rides on the shoulders of her dad Derrick as the parade winds down.
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e hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE • FIRST READ ON JULY 4, 1776
Homer Osterhoudt, Citizen
Homer Osterhoudt with son Darrell at the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction, his 70th.
A Life Of Service, Leadership, Joy Is An Example To Us All
nterviewed as his 100th birthday last January, Homer Osterhoudt remained full of life and curiosity, enthusiastically reporting deer peering in the window of his Woodside Hall room most evenings. His back, which had carried Cooperstown’s mail on a 10-mile
route daily for many of his 34 years at the Cooperstown post office, had begun to bend, but he was as warm and pleasant as always, as if he didn’t have a care in the world. While waiting for him to return to his room from lunch, his caregivers praised his courtesy and calm. He
was uncomplaining as the inevitable approached, perhaps a testimony to his Baptist faith. The inevitable arrived Saturday, June 30, and Homer Osterhoudt, one of Cooperstown’s first citizens – none were more beloved – made his final Please See EDITORIAL, A6
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ELLEN TILLAPAUGH KUCH OTHER VOICES
Let’s Live Up To Our Nation’s Heritage, Provide Haven To Asylum Seekers Editor’s Note: This is Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch’s welcoming remarks at the “Families Belong Together” rally Saturday, June 30, in Pioneer Park.
s mayor of Cooperstown, I strongly support the efforts of “Families Belong Together” to ensure family unity for all. I am proud of our village for lending its voice to all those who decry a zero tolerance policy in our nation, a nation founded on freedom and justice for all. And moreover, a nation of immigrants. While actions of concerned citizens have forced the presidential administration to reverse its policy of separating children from their families who are detained at our borders, that same administration has yet to safely reunite the ma-
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jority of those children with their loved ones. We must persist in speaking out until the policies that brought about this human crisis are also reversed. I will speak out as an elected official, a woman and a mother who cannot fathom the pain of being separated from my young child. As former Republican First Lady Laura Bush stated, “This zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” It breaks all our hearts, but must galvanize us to action to repeal policies that have provoked domestic and international outrage and further tarnished the image of America in the world. Truly, “Families Belong Together” and our country is strongest when it lives up to its heritage and provides a haven for asylum seekers.
Mayor Tillapaugh addresses “Families Belong Together” rally.
Did Ancestors Come Here For Justice? Or For Possibility Of Prosperity?
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common understanding of justice,” says Mr. Velez. “The true test of being an American is remembering why our ancestors came here. It can be encapsulated in a single word. Justice.” That, he feels, defines us as Americans and should be our legacy to future generations. Ringing sentiments, but let’s dig deeper. Most immigrants came and continue to come to America for opportunity made possible by a lawful, prosperous, democratic society. The countries they left offered little chance for a better life. Central Americans are no
To the Editor: Recently, Randy Velez raised some interesting issues in a letter to the editor (June 21-22 editions) by referencing Christ’s crucifixion, due process, and justice. He sees a connection with the Central American children separated from parents while crossing the U.S. border. He posits that when Jesus was crucified, He was given due process but not justice. Likewise the children on the border. “Treating persons seeking asylum as though they were attempting to enter the United States for nefarious reasons falls short of our
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different. Many seek asylum due to lawlessness and poverty at home. Law and order underpins ANY functioning society. Law is the BASIC condition for a prosperous, free and democratic one.
As Mr. Velez points out, law and justice don’t always coincide. I agree. Laws are made and administered by humans. Sometimes people make bad law and worse, make bad decisions for
To the Editor: Re: “Downtown Oneonta About to Flower”? (Hometown Oneonta, June 22). Well to flower you need light, and the proposal of a high rise of twelve apartments and stores will cut off light onto Main Street and block the beautiful view of the hills. There are enough empty buildings and space. Why add more buildings? Why not focus on fixing and converting what you already have? If you are dying to spend money on buildings, Build
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The Catskills may be view from Main Street at the Westcott Lot, prospective site of a building.
some townhouses for families on Dietz Street. There is a library and
Regs, Precedence Can Inform Noise, Parking Issues
e must admit that cleaning out the four floors of our house is proving to be a rathThom Rhodes Parker Fish Ian Austin er daunting undertaking. Nonetheless, Advertising Consultant Reporter Photographer we feel we are making good progress and do hope to accomplish the task in a Kathleen Peters • Graphics & Production timely manner. And even though we are focused Judith Bartow Tom Heitz on getting ready for our upcoming Billing Consultant move, it does not mean that we have IN MEMORIAM: Mary Joan Kevlin, Co-Publisher, 2006-17 not made note of several issues which seemed to have arisen in the village. • OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR Otsego County • Village of Milford • Town of Middlefield We were somewhat disturbed to Cooperstown Central School District learn that a number of residents are Subscriptions Rates: Otsego County, $48 a year. All other areas, $65 a year. having trouble with noise pollution First Class Subscription, $130 a year. which evidently is occurring on a reguAmanda E. Willsey Business Manager
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park across the street. And soon to be an ice cream store. Build a farmers’ mar-
ket next Foothills. Bring in healthy foods for people. If we have a developer from out of state come in and build, then they collect rent and take it out of the county. How does that help the city of Oneonta? People should stop thinking building new… build new… How about taking care of what you already have and make it productive. Maintenance is not flashy but it makes for a better long-lasting investment. R. SCOTT DUNCAN Hartwick Forrest
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The “catch and release” policy of the previous administration satisfied the Ninth Circuit’s mandate but subverted the essential vetting process for legal entry Please See DOWNEY, A6
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political gain. In addition, unforeseen stuff happens. For instance, the Ninth Circuit Court’s mandated child release is out of sync with the processing time of their parents or guardians.
lar basis around the Main Street business district. From the article in last week’s paper, we gather that loud music is drifting out of the business district into the surroundCATHERINE ing residential LAKE neighborhoods. ELLSWORTH We must say, we find this situation rather perturbing as we think the zoning ordinance tends to be quite clear when it comes to noise.
Under section 172-3, Prohibited Acts, Section 4 reads: “The use of any loudspeaker or sound-reproduction system, the operating or playing of any radio, tape player, television, musical instrument or instruments, or any similar device that reproduces or amplifies sound in such a manner as to be heard 60 feet from its source or over any property line, unless a permit has been obtained from the Village Clerk.” We have to wonder if such a permit for the offending music has been issued. And if so, what was the thinking behind issuing such a permit? Additionally, under definitions, Please See COLUMN, A5
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BOUND VOLUMES Compiled by Tom Heitz and SHARON STUART with resources courtesy of The Fenimore Art Museum Research Library
200 YEARS AGO
Effects of Religion – Religion prepares the mind of man for all the events of this inconstant state, and instructs him in the nature of true happiness and early weans him from an undue love of the world. Afflictions do not attack him by surprise and therefore do not overwhelm him. He is equipped for the storm, as well as the calm, in this dubious navigation of life. He is not overcome by disappointment when that which is mortal dies, when that which is mutual begins to change, and when that which he knew to be transient passes away. Religion not only purifies, but also fortifies the heart, so that the devout man is not lifted up by success, nor enervated by sensibility. He meets the dangers in his lot without unmanly dejection. He is given to temperance and restraint. He has learned firmness and self-command. He is accustomed to look up to Supreme Providence, not with reverence only, but with trust and hope. July 6, 1818
175 YEARS AGO
The Liberty of the press is one thing – the Dominion of the press is another. For the former we will go as far as any man, and in resistance to the latter we think it every man’s duty to go, with as much earnestness as he would go, against the dominion of any other single interest; against the dominion of landholders, merchants, manufacturers, money lenders, lawyers, clergymen, or any combination of these, that attempted to place itself out of the reach of a perfect responsibility for every act affecting society at large, or any individual in it. Our doctrine is that the press should be at perfect liberty to do just as it pleases, the same as a man is to do just as he pleases, and with the same responsibility for its acts. Let every man do or say or print what he pleases, and when he either does, or says, or prints anything injurious to his neighbor or contrary to public morals, let him be punished. This is Liberty in the only sense that the term can ever be
75 YEARS AGO
also hope that a mention of the fact that there are a number of persons dangerously sick in the village, may be sufficient to prevent any recurrence of the noisy demonstrations which have recently characterized the night of July 3. The Corner Stone of the new Public School building in this village will be laid July 4 at 9 o’clock a.m. with appropriate ceremonies. The public are respectfully invited to attend. W.H. Ruggles, Secretary of the Building Committee. July 3, 1868
125 YEARS AGO
Baseball – Athletics 10 Oneonta Normals 11. The opening game of the Athletic season was very exciting from start to finish, and we doubt if a more interesting struggle will be seen on the grounds this year. The Athletics were beaten, but there was nothing inglorious about their defeat, as the score will show. The “rooters” on the bleachers at the right of the grounds, “rooted” their level best, somewhat overdoing the matter in the opinion of many who were present; but their efforts were fruitless. Oneonta luck was a trifle ahead – that is the only explanation for our defeat. Well, we got beaten – that’s all. The Games Committee of the Athletic AsJuly 7, 1943 sociation takes this opportunity to request several of the young gentlemen who are enthusiastic spectators at our ball games, used consistently with the general good of to refrain from personalities such as were society. When any set of men claim an absolute liberty to do, or say, or print whatever noticeable at the Athletic-Normal contest. Numerous protests make this request imthey please, they claim a right hostile to perative, and the committee sincerely hopes the rest of mankind, and which should be that further comment will be unnecessary. promptly resisted. July 6, 1893 July 3, 1843
150 YEARS AGO
Summary of News: The Trustees of the village have requested us to call attention to Article 21 of the Ordinances, forbidding the letting off of any kind of fireworks within the corporation limits. The firing of pistols, crackers, &c. in the streets is attended with danger to person and property. The trustees
Noise, Parking Woes Not New
100 YEARS AGO
The Election Commissioners of Otsego have completed the enrollment list of women voters for the county and printed copies will be available. The list shows that the total enrollment of women for the September primaries is 4,816, of whom 2,808 are listed as Republicans, 1,292 as Democrats,
11 as Socialists and 674 as Prohibitionists, with 11 void and 19 blank. The largest proportionate registration was in the Village of Cooperstown. There are six districts in the county where the Democratic enrollment exceeded the Republican, and one district, the first of Springfield where the Prohibition enrollment was greater than the Republican, and 14 districts where it was greater than the Democratic. July 3, 1918
50 YEARS AGO
Fire of undetermined origin badly damaged the Spurbeck Grocery Store on Railroad Avenue Monday night. But, prompt action by members of the Cooperstown Fire Department saved the two-story frame building from destruction. The interior of the grocery store on the south end of the block was gutted by flames, and its stock was destroyed. The north end of the block, which houses the M&M Chemical Company and the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kline, over the chemical company, suffered slight smoke and water damage. Damage to the grocery and to its contents is expected to run into several thousand dollars. The fire was discovered by Mrs. Stewart L. Fink, Jr. who lives in a second floor apartment at 31 Leatherstocking Street diagonally across the street from the block. July 3, 1968
25 YEARS AGO
Anyone traveling down Railroad Avenue this week may stop and look twice at the colorful mural being painted on the wall of the Cooperstown Bike Shop. Young people from northern Otsego County including Melissa Miller (East Springfield) Christy Gibbons and Erin Turnbull (Edmeston), Jeff Foster, Nick and Alex Laskovski, Wiley Laidlaw, George Raddatz (Coopersown), and Jesse Parentier (Fly Creek) painted the mural for an art class in conjunction with Gallery 53 Artworks. July 1993
On Fourth Of July, Love Letter To America
e find dollops of hatred on the menu this 4th of July. Facebook bristles with diatribes. As do various social media portals. Politicians screech insults. Hollywood stars spit gutter language at the President. Mobs drive White House staff and their families from restaurants. Academics rev up poisonous demonstrations. They fill young The Freeman’s Journal minds with anti-American bile. News Lower Pioneer Street has been restriped with networks blister the administration. diagonal parking spaces, village trustees say, to Endlessly. Protests morph into hatefaccommodate more cars and to slow down traffic. ests. Scratch the surface of all this. You pollution. Unfortunately, COLUMN/From A4 will soon come upon a layer of people the residential neighborUnreasonable Noise is who dislike the foundations of this defined as: “Any disturbing, hoods in the village are country. They discredit the U.S. with excessive or offensive sound fragile at best. And they are a list of complaints: Europeans nearly certainly not helped when which annoys, disturbs, annihilated Native Americans. They people are faced with most injures or endangers the enslaved Africans and made millions unpleasant noise pollution. comfort, repose, health, from their labor. Tycoons steamrolled • peace or safety of a person the working class. The U.S. invaded The second issue which or which causes injury to countries whose governments we did seems to have arisen has to animal life or damages to not like. We toppled leaders elsewhere. do with reconfiguring the business. Standards to be We interned Japanese in WWII. We parking spaces on lower considered in determinPioneer Street between Lake humiliated and denied blacks their ing whether “unnecessary civil rights. We suppressed women. We Street and Otsego Lake. noise” exists in a given punished gays. Big oil buys our politisituation include but are not If we recall correctly, some cians. The list is a mile long. time ago now the village limited to the following: Therefore, this country is illegitidecided to remove lower A. The volume of the Pioneer Street’s parallel noise; parking, replacing it with B. The intensity of the angle parking. Not long noise; after that the angle parking C. Whether the nature of the noise is usual or unusual; was painted out and the parost of us are the descendants allel parking was restored. D. Whether the origin of immigrants who legally Thus, we have to wonder of the noise is natural or entered the country via exactly what has transpired unnatural; Ellis Island. in the ensuing years that E. The volume and As Americans, we should be proud would suggest angle parkintensity of the background that people want to come to our ing on lower Pioneer Street noise, if any; country. However, there are laws that would work any better now F. The proximity of the control the rate of entry and processes than it did then. As far as noise to residential sleeping to follow in adhering to those laws. we know, the width of the facilities; Today we’re besieged with a media street has not changed. Nor blitz focused on the separation of G. The nature and the have vehicles travelling on zoning district of the area children from adults caught entering the street grown signifiwithin which the noise illegally while they are subjected to cantly smaller. We really do our legal system. emanates; find ourselves wondering H. The time of the day Instead of jumping to the child just what the village’s think- separation issue, maybe we should or night the noise occurs; ing might be. I. The time duration of stop and ask what it is that caused the Of course, not all the the noise; separation, i.e. what are the adults news we have learned of late being processed for? J. Whether the sound has left us wondering what source is temporary; It turns out they have broken the exactly is going on. K. Whether the noise is law by illegally entering the country. continuous or impulsive; Thus, it seems logical that any debate PLEASE NOTE: Com- about immigration should begin there. L. The presence of ments regarding this coldiscrete tones. There are already at least two laws umn may be made by mail on the books that address these illegal We would think, given to 105 Pioneer Street, border crossings, but they have, by the concerns of the local Cooperstown, NY 13326, several past presidents, largely been residents, attention might be by telephone at 607-547- ignored. given to what is, and what 8124 or by e-mail at cellsis not, allowed in the zoning Those presidents all took an oath firstname.lastname@example.org. to uphold the Constitution and laws ordinance concerning noise
mate. Or should not be admired and celebrated. Or so these folks argue. They tell us the pages of our history are blotted with the blood of innocents. Our history stinks of injustices. And reeks TOM of racism. And MORGAN misogyny. Our Constitution was written by slave-holders and bigots. You have heard these and more attacks on the legitimacy of the U.S. Let me proclaim that a lot of this is true. Actually, all of it. So, what is there to celebrate about this country? Well, first, let us put our history in perspective. Name a significant country whose closet is not crammed with similar skeletons. Racism and slavery were not invented here. Invasions? There have been thousands. Injustices? From racial to religious to sexual, they choke the pages of history. If we get real, we have to admit a sorry truth: Human activities are chock-a-block with evil. Everywhere
you travel on this earth you find evidence of people beating up on people. Now and in the past. From the holocausts of Auschwitz to those of the Khmer Rouge and Rwanda. From the Irish famine to Stalin and Mao’s slaughter of millions. From Soviet gulags to Cuba’s imprisonment of its people. My point? In the midst of this horrible behavior some countries have managed to create something good for their people. Some have guaranteed power to the people, through the ballot box. Some have created honest courts. Some have shed reservoirs of blood to defend human rights. Some have created and protected basic rights and liberties for their people. Some have protected free speech. Some have gradually dismantled wretchedly unfair racist laws and customs. Some have created vast systems to care for the poor and disadvantaged. And produced wealth enough to fund such systems. Some have sent their troops abroad to fight for the liberty of others. Some have shared their wealth with poor nations and their people. Some have made education possible Please See MORGAN, A9
Is There No Way To Stop Child Separations? of the land so they bear some of the responsibility for our current dilemma. Congress passed the current laws and therefore they have the Constitutional authority to either amend them or pass new ones to address illegal immigration. Where is the media when it comes to asking Congress why it has been unwilling to fix the problem? Now let’s address the topic of children being separated from their accompanyMIKE ing adults. Why ZAGATA did I say “adults” and not “parents”? The answer is really quite simple – we have no easy way of determining if the adults are the actual parents of the children they are with. We say that should be easy, and then are confronted with the fact that 50,000 people illegally cross the border each month. It takes months to do a background check on a U.S. citizen who was born here. We don’t have
“months” to determine if the accompanying adults are the actual parents and if they have a criminal record. However, we do have a legal process for deciding how to handle these illegal immigrants, but that process takes time. What do we do with the children in the meantime? Do we put them in with other adults for whom we have no background information? Would doing so increase the likelihood of real child abuse? Do we build, at taxpayer expense, holding facilities for the “families” – remember, there are 50,000 new ones each month. That would require a massive infrastructure to build and staffing it would be very expensive. Do we simply put those caught illegally crossing the border on a bus and send them back – where is “back”? Why not just release them at the border until their hearing date? That’s what’s been done in the past and about 80 percent don’t show up at the appointed court date. One could say they are the smart ones and soon after they blend into the overall population and the issue just goes away – or does it? Please See ZAGATA, A9
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EDITORIAL: First Fan Of Inductions Also Leader Who Enjoyed Community Life EDITORIAL/From A4 departure from the community that had been his home for a century. • Many knew of Homer through his connection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which goes back to the very beginning. At 19, he was running a cement mixer in front of the post office on Main Street for Bedford Construction of Utica. The cement he produced, he would remember fondly for the rest of his life, was used in every single part of the original building. Then, he thought the Hall of Fame would be “a little museum on Main Street” – so did Stephen C. Clark, his granddaughter attested when she and Homer participated in a panel discussion in the Bullpen Theater during 75th anniversary commemorations. Both, it turned out, were wrong. Still, Homer must have had an inkling of great things to come during the first Induction in 1939, when he photographed Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and other immortals in the first class. Those many photos are now in the Hall’s col-
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Homer Osterhoudt rides in the Hall of Fame’s 75th anniversary parade in 2014 with two others who were at the first Induction in 1939: former Hall director Howard Talbot, who has since passed away, and Catherine Walker of Hartwick.
lection, a permanent memorial to a curious and lively mind. Since, there have been 74 Inductions – during World War II, the practice lapsed 1940-34 – and Homer reported his was proud to have attended all but three. In recent years, what frequenter of
Inductions doesn’t remember Homer, under his bucket hat, with a “I was here on June 12, 1939” sign around his neck. • His obituary on the front of this week’s edition further reminds us that his Induction record was just
a small part of a small-town life well lived. He maintained friendly relations for decades as a long-time member of the Cooperstown High School Alumni Association, serving as its president. He was, of course, eventually a Native Son – his birth, in Oneonta, forestalled that until he reached age 50 – serving as president of that signature community organization. He was active in his church, locally and as vice president of the Otsego County Baptist Men’s Association; (one of the three Inductions he missed, he recalled, was to attend an annual state Baptist conference.) He was more than a postal carrier, (although he credited the miles he walked daily, in part, for his long and, until and healthy life): A career-long member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, he once was president of the Southern Tier District. All of these community and professional leadership roles underscore that Homer Osterhoudt lived a full life of service, leader-
Homer Osterhoudt, 101, Attended More Inductions Than Anyone OBITUARY/From A1 St., Cooperstown, where his father worked for the Fenimore Farm Dairy delivering milk by horse and wagon. His parents bought a farm in Phoenix Mills in 1920 where he lived until 1946. He attended Phoenix Mills’ one-room school house through eighth grade, moving to Cooperstown High School in 1932. For many years he organized annual reunions of his Class of 1936. He was a member of the Cooperstown High School Alumni Association, and its president at one time. As a young boy, he caddied at the Leatherstocking Golf Club and served a couple years as caddy master. He worked for the local Grand Union grocery in 1939-41 as a clerk and delivered groceries by van. Homer received his Social Security card in 1937 when he worked for Bedford Construction Co. of Utica building the Baseball Hall of Fame. He mixed cement for the foundation and was a block and brick helper for the masons. He was present at the dedication of the Hall of Fame on June 12, 1939, and has attended 70 of the 73 inductions since that time. He took photographs at the first Induction ceremony and the baseball game that followed at Doubleday Field, and the Hall of Fame Library has copies of those photos. Homer collected many autographs of Hall of Famers on the pictures he has taken, including some of the initial inductees. He participated in many anniversary celebrations and was in the 60th Anniversary parade on June 12, 1999.
On Dec. 30, 1941, he joined the Army Air Corps and trained at Fort Dix, N.J., and Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Mo. At Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio, he trained as an airplane mechanic with the 4th Air Depot Group, 5th Air Force. In June 1942 he was sent to Australia, landing at Melbourne, and in October went to Townsville, Queensland where he helped build Depot #2 and repaired airplanes. He left in November 1944 for the Philippines, serving in Tacloban, Leyte and Manila, Luzon. In May 1945 he headed for the U.S. by way of the Panama Canal, arriving at Newport News, Va. He was discharged at Fort Dix on July 2, 1945. For his service, he received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Independence Ribbon. After the war, he worked at Cook’s Garage in Cooperstown pumping gas, handling parts and driving a taxi. He made taxi trips to New York City and other locations until late 1946, when he joined the Postal Service as a carrier in Cooperstown, retiring in 1980. He joined the National Association of Letter Carriers in 1948 and was a member the rest of his life. He held several offices in the Southern Tier District of the NALC, including president. On June 16, 1946, he married Marion Potter of Worcester at the Second Baptist Church there. They rented apartments in Cooperstown until building a house at 2 Walnut St.
in 1949. In 1990, he and Marion bought a mobile home in Wood Dale Mobile Home Park in Zephyrhills, Fla. They spent many winters there. Selling their home in 2005, they moved to Cooper Lane Apartments. Marion passed away on July 30, 2010, after 64 years of marriage. Homer lived the last few years of his life at Woodside Hall. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cooperstown since 1949. He held positions in the church, teaching youth and adult classes and was a member of the church’s Couples Club. He and Marion attended many national and state meetings of the American Baptist churches. He served as secretary as well as vice-president of the Otsego Baptist Men’s Association. He was an active member of the Boy Scout Troop 54 Committee for over 25 years. The troop was sponsored by the First Baptist Church. He was vice chairman of the Mohican District, B.S.A. for two years. The Osterhoudts joined the Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club in Cooperstown in 1971 and were active members until 2005. He served as President. They danced in many places in New York State, as well as Florida and Missouri. In 1985, they traveled with the club to Hawaii and were presented with Lifetime Memberships. Homer was a member of the Native Sons of Cooperstown, serving as president for one year.
ship and caring. That final quality was passed on through his and wife Marion’s only child. The care and attention son Darrell and his wife Priscilla devoted to tending the beloved man in recent years, frequently commuting back and forth from their home in Springfield, Va., was an example the rest of us can only hope to duplicate. • A life well-lived: What was Homer’s secret? At his 100th birthday party Jan. 14 in the Baptist Church’s community room, Ina Phillips of Hartwick, who worked at a downtown law firm during Homer’s years delivering mail, recalled, “He always came down the street with a smile.” Asked about his father’s cheerful outlook, son Darrell replied, “Maybe that’s his secret.” It’s a secret we’d all do well to emulate. Meanwhile, we can only reflect in awe and appreciation on a happy life well lived. Goodbye, friend to us all, and thank you.
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DOWNEY/From A4 The VFW Post 7128 of Cooperstown presented him of asylum seekers. The “rewith a lifetime membership. leased” often disappeared, After his retirement in 1980, never returning. Without comprehensive reform, he volunteered to drive for problems like this never get the county Office for the solved, leading to a new Aging, picking up seniors generation of illegals. in Cherry Valley, Milford, Abraham Lincoln obHartwick and New Lisbon, served, “If you want to get and delivering meals to the rid of a bad law, enforce it.” homebound through the President Trump did just county nutrition program. that. The issue of immigraHomer was the oldest of tion has been on our nation’s five boys and two sisters. back burner for decades. He was predeceased by Now it’s front and center. brothers Ralph, Lincoln It’s time to solve it. (who died in 1944 in HolBut it won’t happen land as a member of the quickly. While President 82nd Airborne Division), John and Howard and sisters Trump asks the legislature for a comprehensive law Helen Osterhoudt Baxter with a pathway to citizenand Louise (who died as a ship for the DACA populachild). He is survived by his son, tion, the Democrats have Darrell and daughter-in-law formed a phalanx of opposition to anything TrumpPriscilla, Springfield, Va., and his granddaughter, Dana related. No hands across the aisle. No discussion or Roesener, of Springfield, counteroffers. Pelosi and Mo.; sister-in-law Nola Osterhoudt of Sharon Springs; Schumer rule. They couldn’t stop tax reform but, with the and several nieces, and help of a few never-Trump nephews and cousins. Republican senators, they Services will be Thursstopped Obamacare reform. day July 5 at the First With comprehensive imBaptist Church, 21 Elm St, Cooperstown, NY with Rev. migration, the Democratic short game is media optics Joseph Perdue officiating. for the November elections. The Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July The long game is a play to the base for future Democrat 5, at First Baptist Church, voters. 21 Elm St., Cooperstown, Better a problem than with the family in attendance at 10 a.m. Burial will a legal solution through a change in the law. be at 2:30 p.m. the Maple Last week, Otsego CounGrove Cemetery, Worcester. ty’s congressman, John Faso, Donations in Homer’s joined 121 House Repubmemory may be made to the First Baptist Church ·· Memorial Fund, 21 Elm St, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Arrangements are under the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.
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licans in a bill that funded border security, ended the immigration lottery, fixed chain migration, provided a path towards citizenship for DACA participants, and kept parents and children together in the asylum process. The bill was defeated 301 to 121. Once again, the can got kicked. Bottom line: Our country needs legal immigration. It forms the pivotal plot line in our National Story, even more so now as Baby Boomers age and the replacement population drops while the economy expands. We need immigrants for all manners of work. Welcome to America! Here’s your broom, your lathe, your stethoscope, your computer. Get to work! Contribute! Flourish! However, as a host country that takes in over one million legal immigrants a year, our lawmakers (Congress) have to make the rules – how many, from where, with what skills, under what procedures, all according to perceived national needs and interests. And then that law has to be enforced or it’s no law at all. Sound right? Due process, due diligence, a lawful contract for a better life, good for the country, good for the immigrants, a legacy to leave our children. But don’t hold your breath. DICK DOWNEY Otego
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Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Arts. of Org. of H.E.G. Properties, LLC (“LLC”) filed with Dept. of State of NY on June 5, 2018. Office location: Otsego County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 408 Emmons Hill Road, Oneonta, New York 13820, 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. 6LegalAug.9 Legal nOtice CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Heirs at Law and Distributees of DONALD G. WHITBECK, if living, and if dead, their executors, administrators, distributees, legatees and devisees, and all persons who by purchase or inheritance or otherwise have or claim to have an interest in these proceedings derived through the above-named distributees, whose names and addresses are unknown to the petitioner and also to persons who are or make any claim whatsoever as executors or administrators of any persons who may be deceased and who, if living, have any interest in the proceedings derived through or from any or all of the above named persons or their distributees, devisees and legatees and which persons, their names and domicile addresses if any there be and whose names and domicile addresses are unknown to the petitioner. A petition and an account having been duly filed by Jayne J. Olsen, whose address is 6 Prospect Drive, Sidney, New York, YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Otsego County, held at 197 Main Street, Cooperstown, New York on August 14 2018, at 9 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why the account of Jayne J. Olsen, a summary of which has been served herewith, As Administratrix of the estate of Donald G. Whitbeck should not be judicially settled. Dated, Attested and Sealed, June 21, 2018. (seal) Hon. /s/ Brian D. Burns County of Otsego, at the Surrogate’s Office in The Village of Cooperstown, New York /s/ Lisa A. Weite
Name of Attorney: Paul F. Eaton, Jr. Tel. No.: (607) 967-2221 Address of Attorney: 29 N. Main Street. Bainbridge, New York 13733 [Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear; however, if you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you, and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney.] 4LegalJul.26 Legal nOtice SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF OTSEGO INDEX NO. 2018-0091 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 3010 STATE HIGHWAY 23 LAURENS, NY 13796 District: Section: 256.00 Block: 1 Lot: 4 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, Plaintiff designates OTSEGO as the place of trial situs of the real property vs. DONNA GORTON A/K/A DONNA J. GORTON, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF LINDA SUE DROTAR A/K/A LINDA S. DROTAR; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF LINDA SUE DROTAR A/K/A LINDA S. DROTAR; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; FFFC F/N/O FIRST FRANK-
LIN FINANCIAL CORPORATION; OTSEGO DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES; MERRIMAN INVESTMENTS, LLC; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; CACH, LLC, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above named Defendants
County of Otsego, for on premises consumption.
Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property.
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF
Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: May 29, 2018
NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC)
The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. OTSEGO County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney
for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home.
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint.
THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $61,600.00 and interest, recorded on March 5, 2003, at Liber 1139 Page 0267, of the Public Records of OTSEGO County, New York, covering premises known as 3010 STATE HIGHWAY 23 LAURENS, NY 13796.
THURSDAY-Friday, JULY 5-6, 2018
RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: JENNIFER NOVEMBRE, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 4LegalJul.26 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of Terracentia Properties, LLC. Filed 6/18/18 Office: Otsego Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 10 Glen Ave, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Purpose: all lawful 6LegalAug.2 Legal nOtice
Name: Roseboom Pizzeria LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/12/2018. 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 a copy of process to: Roseboom Pizzeria LLC, 379 County Highway 34 A, Sharon Springs, NY 13459. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 6LegalAug.2 Legal nOtice Notice is hereby given that a license, number to be assigned, for beer, wine and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 4561 State Highway 28, Milford, NY 13807, Town of Hartwick,
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FLY CREEK STATION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 05/24/18. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: P.O. Box 235, Fly Creek, New York 13337. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalJul.26 Legal nOtice NOTICE OF FORMATION OF REST, REFRESH R&N RETREAT, LLC A Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State on May 17, 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: Rest, Refresh R&N Retreat, LLC at 962 Swart Hollow Road, Oneonta, NY 13820. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 6LegalJul.26 Legal nOtice NOTICE OF FORMATION of Three Ivy Court, LLC Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) 02/05/2018. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 3 Ivy Court, LLC, Oneonta, NY 13820. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalJul.26 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of Sir Lance A Lot, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 3/29/18. Office: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: PO Box 1393 Oneonta NY 13820. Purpose: any lawful 6LegalJul.19 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of COOPERSTOWN JUNCTION ENTERPRISES LLC
Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/25/2018. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1351 Lamesa Circle, Rangely, CO 81648. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalJul.19 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of MVCT, LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS’’) on May 8, 2018. The office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The NYSOS has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The NYSOS shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to: The LLC, 100 Summit Lane, Cherry Valley, NY 13320. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 6LegalJul.19 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of BLENDOS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on May 31, 2018. The office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to: The LLC, 11 1/2 Fonda Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 6LegalJul.19 Legal nOtice SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF OTSEGO NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, against DANIEL CROWELL, COUNTY TREASURER AS ADMINISTRATOR TO THE ESTATE OF HARVEY M. BROWN; UNKNOWN HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF HARVEY M. BROWN, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein
generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; ADVANTA NATIONAL BANK; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE #1 through #7, the last seven (7) names being fictitious and unknown to the Plaintiff; the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or parties, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the mortgaged premises described in the Complaint, Defendants-Index no. 2016-0097. Plaintiff Designates Otsego County as the Place of Trial. The Basis of Venue is that the subject action is situated in Otsego County. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); the United States of America may appear or answer within 60 days of service hereof; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. That this Supplemental Summons is being filed pursuant to an order of the court dated May 15, 2018. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your
home. If you fail to respond to the Summons and Complaint in this Foreclosure Action, you may lose your home. Please read the Summons and Complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney of your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Department of Financial Services’ at 1-800269-0990 or visit the Department’s website at http:// www.dfs.ny.gov. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services NOTICE-YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE
COMPANY AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. We are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Honorable Michael V. Coccoma, JSC dated May 15, 2018 and filed May 21, 2018. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage and covering the premises known as 82 Solar Bluff, Worcester, NY located at Section 199.17 Block 1 and Lot 18 Dated: May 25, 2018 and filed June 1, 2018. Pincus Law Group, P.L.L.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, By: George J. Weissinger, Esq., 425 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556 516-699-8902. 4LegalJul.5 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of MARKET STREET ALLIANCE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/7/2018. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 189 Main St., Ste. 403, Oneonta, NY 13820, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalJul.19 Legal nOtice Notice of Formation of COOPERSTOWN AIRPARK & LODGING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/29/18. Office location: Otsego County. Princ. office of LLC: 14 Harwood Ct., Ste. 310, Scarsdale, NY 10583. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey D. Melagrano at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalJul.5 Legal nOtice Notice of formation of ROZELLA & SON ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/2018. 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 131 Burke Hill Road, Milford, NY, 13807. Purpose: any lawful act. 6LegalJul.5
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$50K OK’d To Study Distribution Center Site SCHENEVUS/From A1 step – the county’s first allocation toward the project – “huge.” The money was part of a number of allocations resulting from an audit of the state Office of Community Renewal statewide that discovered $600,000 in a revolving loan fund, and directed the county board to spend it by next March or give it back, according to county Planning Director Karen Sullivan. The money was allocated – among other things, $100,000 to bring Coditum, to train local students in writing computer code, to the county – at a June 26 meeting of the IGA committee. IGA chair Meg Kennedy, R-C/ Mount Vision, said the vote was unanimous. County Rep. Andrew Marietta, DCooperstown/Fly Creek, said, with the state looking to “claw back” dormant money, the IGA Committee saw this as “a perfect opportunity to do the due diligence” on the Schenevus site “and to move forward if it’s got potential.” The idea of a distribution center with a potential of providing 300-600 jobs was proposed in early 2017 by Sandy Mathes, then Otsego Now president, after Amsterdam attracted a Target distribution center. He noted Amazon is planning two dozen distribution centers – essential for efficient
delivery of e-retailers’ products to customers – in the Northeast over the next few years, and that only two of the county’s seven I-88 exits are developed. When Mathes resigned that summer, the Otsego Now board let the idea lie, until a new board member, Tom Armao, Country Club Automotive proprietor, drove out to meet Oberacker and take a look at the site. (The county rep gave an attaboy to Armao, and also to Dan Hunter, the Schenevus resident who has been circulating a petition highlighting community support for the undertaking.) “I think it has possibilities,” said Armao, who since has been championing the idea to his fellow Otsego Now board members. “It’s close to transportation. The elevation is a bit of a challenge. But, certainly, that parcel with the proximity to the Interstate has the possibility of being developed into something.” He is also buoyed by community enthusiasm along the Schenevus-Worcester corridor. Oberacker praised Armao’s “gumption” in generating renewed interest at Otsego Now. “He came out and physically looked at the site and said, yes, this needs to go to the next step. That was all I was ever asking.”
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MORGAN: Some Societies Do Better MORGAN/From A5 for all their children. The world has always been a haven of evil. It simply is and has been and always will be. However, the world also contains goodness and decency, love and respect. Confronted by those who hate this country, I can make a case that America is also blessed. With an abundance of goodness and decency, love and respect. I can make a case that we have more of
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Laurie Ann Pestar, 56, Schuyler Lake; Secretary At Cooperstown Elementary SCHUYLER LAKE – Laurie Ann Pestar, 56, Cooperstown Elementary School principal’s secretary for many years, passed away at home on Saturday, June 16, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 6, 1962, to Leslie and Ethel (Phoenix) Weir. Raised in Oaksville, Laurie grew up loving horses and developed an early appreciation of all
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Dorothy M. Roediger, 88; Ran Wagon Wheel Antiques SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Dorothy Marie Roediger, 88, who operated Wagon Wheel Antiques with her husband Rick for many years, passed away June 19, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Springfield Center. She also lived in Spring Hill, Fla. Born March 25, 1930, on Staten Island, Dorothy (“Dot”) was the daughter of William Joseph and Marie (Konroyal) Romaine. Dot was as funny and witty as she was elegant. Beautiful inside and out, she was never known to say an unkind word about anyone. Dot loved growing beautiful flowers and arranging them artfully. She was a loving mom and homemaker. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she enjoyed sharing Bible knowledge with others. In 1955, she married Richard (“Rick”) William Roediger in Teaneck, N.J. They lived in Park Ridge and Hackensack, moving Upstate to Warwick, and eventually to Exeter to raise
their family. Following retirement, Dot and Rick operated Wagon Wheel Antiques on Route 20 in Richfield Springs, where they lived until 1994. After wintering in the South for a number of years, they moved to Florida to enjoy a warmer climate. Their marriage was a loving union, full of devotion, support and respect. Following her husband’s death in 2014, Dot came to reside at Woodside Hall in Cooperstown. Dot is survived by her devoted daughter, Diane Wells and her partner, Rob Fiorentino, of Springfield Center; six grandchildren, Amber Lange and husband, Jaret, of West Sand Lake, David Wells, Jr. and partner, Amy Wells, of West Winfield, Nate Wells and wife, Viki, of Endicott, Brian Wells and wife, Mandie, of Sidney, Sarah Wells of Florida, Denise Malyana of Utica; and 11 great grandchildren, Mia, Sierra and Luke Lange, Kazmira Wells, Brian Wells, Jr., Amir and Sami Malyana, Kaylei Brown, Rena and
Dennis Carlton, and Dani Wells In addition to her parents, Dot was predeDorothy ceased Roediger by her husband of 59 years, Rick Roediger, who died in 2014, and a daughter, Gail Marie Wells, who also passed away in 2014. A private memorial gathering will be held at the Otsego Golf Club in August. The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodside Hall who cared for Dot’s daily needs, as well as the nurses and aides at Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care who helped provide comfort and care at the end of her life. Arrangements are entrusted to the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, Cooperstown.
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Japanese Internment Recalled At ‘Families Belong Together’ Rally
RALLY/From A1 and race,” she said in a statement read at the march on Saturday, June 20 along Main Street here. “More than half were, like my father, American citizens. And they decided that the best way to prove their loyalty to their country was to obey orders and go, bringing with them only what they could carry.” But her uncle Gordon, a University of Washington senior, refused, and was jailed for three years. “Gordon never stopped believing that his conviction was wrong,” said Hirabayashi, who is Bassett Hospital’s research coordinator. Uncle Gordon’s conviction was overturned in 1980, which his niece said helped spur the successful wartime reparations movement, and payments to the Japanese Americans who were interned. “Why did I cling to the constitutional values in spite
Liane Hirabayashi and husband Tom Shieber march on Main Street, Cooperstown, after she addressed rally on Pioneer Park.
of the wartime injustices?” he wrote his family in a letter she read at the rally. “It wasn’t the Constitution that failed me. It was those entrusted to uphold it who failed me.”
The Rev. LaDana Clark, who is associated with the First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown, leads the Pioneer Park crowd in a chant, “Love, not hate, makes America great!” at the end of the rally.
The march, one of 700 held around the country, brought more than 200 people to Pioneer Park to protest the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, now set aside, which forcibly separated immigrant children from their parents. An estimated 2,000plus children, some infants, have been detained separately from their families at the border. “As mayor of Cooperstown, I strongly support the efforts of ‘Families Belong Together’,” said Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch. “I am proud of our village for lending its voice to all those who decry a ‘zero tolerClara Marra & Ian Austin/HOMETOWN ONEONTA & The Freeman’s Journal ance’ policy in our nation, a Tom Pondolfino of Oneonta, and his sons, Everett and Aaron, hoist placards nation founded on freedom during the “Families Belong Topether” march Saturday, June 20, in and justice for all.” Cooperstown following a rally in Pioneer Park. “This is not a partisan The Oneonta folk band tissue,” she said. “You can contacting elected officials. issue,” said Faith Gay, Rickety Fence – Jon and see it on the screen, but until And although the adthe lawyer and Francesca Amy Crouse Powers and you feel it, you can’t really ministration has said it will Zambello’s spouse. “It’s an Rich Mathieson – led procomprehend it.” no longer separate refugee American issue. It’s about testers in “This Land is Your The hour-long protest families, the majority of the who we are. The moral stain Land,” and many brought concluded with a march up children still remain incaris on all of us.” Main Street to the county cerated. “I didn’t want to say any- signs and posters declaring their support. courthouse and back. The “We must persist in thing,” said Joey Katz in his Rev. Elsie Rhodes, First Artist Lena Guyot, Fly speaking out until the poliremarks. “It was too petriCreek, made a black-andPresbyterian pastor, distribcies which have brought out fying to even think about. white American flag out of uted flyers detailing ways this human crisis are also But here I am, and it is not a the Mylar blankets that are people could help, from reversed.” victory. What is a victory is given to detained children support advocacy organizathat hundreds of thousands to sleep under. “It tears like tions to information about of us are standing up and speaking out.” His father, former mayor Jeff Katz, connected the issue with baseball history: “Roberto Clemente reportedly said ‘Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference and don’t, you are wasting your time on Earth,’ We should all be as brave and outspoken as Roberto Clemente.”
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Kildonan, 2 Others Seek Otego School OTEGO/From A1 velopers are seeking the property, according to Unatego School Superintendent Dave Richards. Both would have to pay property taxes. “Three reasonable solid proposals are a great opportunity for the district and community,” said Richards. “Our worst fear was that nobody would be interested.” The Unatego Central school board is meeting at 7 p.m. this Monday, July 9, to review the proposals and get public input. There will be no decision that evening, said Richards, but “my recommendation is that we move relatively quickly.” In addition to Kildonan: • LPP Management, which has done work for Chobani and Global Foundries, and refurbished the South New Berlin School and lured a biomed company there, is proposing a “mixed use” development, with apartments, room for smallbusiness operations. A healthcare provider – Richards wouldn’t say who – is interested in using part of the building. Also, the developer would keep the gym and auditorium intact and available for public use. • Two Plus Four Construction of Syracuse is proposing 36 senior-designated apartments, plus “mixed use” retail on the ground floor. The company has renovated schools to provide housing six times in the past 10 years – most recently the former
Sidney High School (which had been turned into the municipal building). Richards said they are Richards proposing a $9.2 million renovation here. Kildonan, which operates a private boarding school in Amenia, Dutchess County, that charges $70,000 a year to treat students with dyslexia, is planning a program with the Leatherstocking Dyslexia Center that would be free to eligible students in the ONC BOCES system.
The school announced Friday, June 29, that it planned to submit a bid; its plan would include a staff of 25 and a $1.2 million annual payroll. “The wealthy have been able to access this method since it was developed 60 or 70 years ago,” Kildonan Headmaster Kevin Pendergast said. “We want to provide access to this necessary, important form of remediation to the non-wealthy, the working class, the middle class.” Richards called Kildonan’s “a very solid proposal that obviously will be given full consideration.”
lakefront Property on Otsego lake One of the best lakefront properties on Otsego Lake will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at the Otsego County Sheriff’s Public Safety Building located at 172 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown, NY at 10 am on August 8, 2018. This is one of the loveliest properties on Otsego Lake, 1.17 acres of gently sloping lawn with stately shade trees, approximately 237' of lake frontage with beach, deep-water docking, exceptional views and privacy. This is the property which James Fenimore Cooper dubbed the famous “Peggs Point” in his Leatherstocking Tales. The property is located at 159 Lippitt Development Road, Cooperstown. For more details call Deputy Sheriff Frank Koren, Jr. at 607-547-4271, or see the legal notice published in The Daily Star on 6/8 and 6/22, and will be published on 7/6 and 7/20.
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MLS#115866 $159,000 Beautiful Country Home! Nice 3-BR ranch is ready to make your own. New kitchen and roof. There’s also plenty of storage in the 46' x 30' pole barn. Call Rodney Campbell @ 315-868-0148 (cell)
MLS#116158 $575,000 3-BR, 2-bath lake house w/102' of lake frontage. Call Nicole Posey @ 518-598-7919 (cell)
MLS# 105054 $80,000 Lake Rights, Amazing View! 3.5 acres overlooking Canadarago Lake w/incredible views of the lake. Buy now, build in spring, don’t let this opportunity pass! Call Rodney Campbell@ 315-868-0148 (cell)
MLS#116730 $250,000 Turn-key restaurant w/2 parcels totaling 1.23 acres has prime commercial location on high-traffic Rte 28 corridor between Cooperstown and Dreams Park! Call Katherine Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683 (cell)
MLS#115473 $115,000 Perfect building lot w/50 ‘ of frontage on Canadarago Lake! Build to suit on 10+ acres including gorgeous views of lake and area. Call Melissa Klein @ 518-705-9849 (cell)
MLS#115783 $675,000 2 homes w/11 years proven Dreams Park rental income. Turn-key rental opportunity. Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633
MLS#116002 $499,900 “Lime Kiln” circa 1867 is an active B&B/horse farm w/102 acres on a quiet road, near opera, golf, dining. Barn, 3 paddocks, shed, 2 ponds. Otsego Lake rights! Call George (Rod) Sluyter @ 315-520-6512 (cell)
MLS #115419 $244,900 Year-round Retreat! 2.3 acres, secluded! Granite, kitchen isle, 2 porches, radiant heat, foam insulation, hot water on-demand, Hardie siding. 3 BRs, 2 baths. Call George (Rod) Sluyter @ 315-520-6512 (cell)
MLS#116468 $345,000 Location, Location, Location! 149.14 acres on County Hwy 33 in Cooperstown. Charming, large farmhouse. Low taxes, wide open views, stream. Call Maria Graham @ 607-287-6785 (cell)
MLS#113345 $499,900 8.7 acres. 2 homes: year-round 5-BR, 2-bath Colonial and 4-BR, 2-bath ranch. Rental income. Lake rights, 250’ lake frontage, dock. Lake, income, and nature! Call George (Rod) Sluyter @ 315-520-6512 (cell)
MLS#115321 $189,700 Home, pole barns and 38.8 acres w/direct lake access from your property! 1984 home, plus equally sized unfinished, 2-story stick addition. 2 outbuildings. Call George (Rod) Sluyter @ 315-520-6512 (cell)
MLS#116387 $244,900 4 separate parcels, 16 rental units. The 16 units generate income of $105,000 annually, w/net income in 2017 of $36,000+. Owner can hold mortgage. Call George (Rod) Sluyter @ 315 520 6512 (cell)
MLS#112950 $749,900 Lake View 22 acres high over Canadarago Lake w/100' of waterfront. Open kitchen/DR/LR, fireplace, manicured lawn, pool, patio, rec room, 3 garages. Call George (Rod) Sluyter @ 315-520-6512 (cell)
MLS#111336 $89,900 Country living near shopping, church, school, Cooperstown, Mohawk Valley. Brook, screened porch, 5 BRs, office, large garage, storage barn, shed. Call George (Rod) Sluyter @ 315-520-6512 (cell)
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MLS#116844 $549,000 Exceptional! 3-BR/2½-bath home w/carriage house, 2-bay garage surrounding a 40’x20’ heated pool and outdoor fireplace over Otsego Lake! Call Katherine Fistrowicz @ 607-267-2683 (cell)
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Possibilities Are Endless! Well maintained village home is convenient to I-88 and Oneonta. Currently used as a single-family home, this was previously a 2-unit that could easily be converted back. Large front porch, private rear deck, patio, enclosed side porch. Downstairs features good-size kitchen, formal DR, large full bath, LR, large BR w/double closets. Upstairs: large BR, family room or third BR, full bath, second kitchen w/walk-out to private deck, and laundry area. The possibilities truly are endless with this well maintained home! MLS#116584 $114,900
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Thursday-Friday, July 5-6, 2018
Arts, Theater, History, Plus Mac ’n’ Cheese – Lots Of Stuff To Like
an you believe we’re halfway through the summer season already? Luckily, the heat is going to break a little to make for a warm and pleasant weekend – but don’t forget to pack sunscreen! • But the midpoint of summer means that it’s time again for my favorite
summer event, the Stagecoach Run Arts Festival. With two days of open studios, demonstrations and art ranging from photography to painting to prints and sculptures, there is something for every wall in your house. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SaturdaySunday, July 7-8, Treadwell. Call (718) 781-5487. • It’s also perfect weather
for outdoor theater, so bring a blanket or a lawn chair as the Glimmer Globe Theatre performs “Othello” under the stars and overlooking Otsego Lake. 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 6 and Sunday, July 8, with additional showtimes scheduled. Cost, $15/adult. Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-1400.
• the Living Waters Honduras It’s always a challenge Mission. 5-8 p.m. Friday, July to pick the “best” of any of 6, First Presbyterian Church, Otsego County’s culinary 25 Church St., Cooperofferings – although our stown. (607) 547-8410. “Staff Picks” column is • always a lively atAnd finally, the tempt – but three Summer Sunday things guest judges will series kicks off at to do! try to pick the best the Swart Wilcox macaroni and cheese House with an open during Oneonta’s house featuring live Fabulous Friday music, an antique event. Don’t agree tractor display and with the judges? Try tours. There’s always the samples youra fascinating speaker self and make your at the series, so keep choice known, and an eye on these listLIBBY afterwards, get some CUDMORE ings to find out who ice cream over at the will be presenting on Greater Oneonta Historical future dates! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Society. 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sunday, July 8, Swart-WilJuly 6, Muller Plaza, Oneon- cox House Museum, Wilcox ta. Info, (607) 432 2941. Avenue, Oneonta. • And speaking of food, ►ON THE COVER there’s a full-scale ice cream Amanda Castro as Anita social at the First Presbyteriand Michelle Arotski as an Church in Cooperstown. Estella in a dress rehearsal for the Glimmerglass $11 gets you dinner, salad Fest’s “West Side Story.” and dessert, all to benefit
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Join us each weekend for a great first-run film in a family-friendly environment! Check our website or facebook page to see what’s in store this weekend! Fri. & Sat. @ 7 pm • Sunday @ 2pm Tickets only $5 adults, Children $3 Only 20 min from Cooperstown & Oneonta! High-quality Digital presentations in a family friendly historic building! www.wietingtheatre.com
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AT GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL
‘West Side Story’ Sold Out; Thrills Aplenty Remain
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“Figaro” Joshua Hopkins, center, performs a number from “The Barber of Seville” with cast members at The Glimmerglass Festival’s Springfield Appreciation Concert Sunday, July 1.
“Music and art are a bridge,” she By LIBBY CUDMORE said. “They raise awareness, they make people think about things and COOPERSTOWN communicate better.” Founded in 1978 as the Glimmeruring last Sunday afterglass Opera, it is the second largest noon’s preview for “The summer opera festival in the country. Barber of Seville,” FiZambello, who presides here in the garo (Joshua Hopkins) summer, is artistic stopped near the end director at the Wash►CURTAIN GOES UP of “Largo al factoington National Opera ON OPERA SEASON in the winter, and has tum,” pulled out his cell phone and, still in The Glimmerglass Festival’s an international reputacharacter, took a selfie opener, “West Side Story,” tion. is sold out for the season, with the audience. She has directed but there are many musical The selfie is not performances at the part of the actual stag- thrills to come. Metropolitan and New ing – an iPhone would • J anacek’s “The Cunning York City Operas, the Little Vixen” opens at look out of place with Paris Opera, Disneyp.m. Sunday, July 8. the show’s period cos- • 1:30 land, the Kennedy R ossini’s “Barber of Seville” tumes. But it serves Center and the San and “Silent Night,” about to highlight one of the WWI Christmas truce, Francisco Opera – director Francesca where she also served round out the season. Zambello’s missions as artistic adviser – as •S pecial appearances for the Glimmerglass well as staging musiinclude Bill Murray and Margaret Atwood. Festival: to make cals and For tickets, check opera accessible for Please See www.gliimmerglass.org everyone. FESTIVAL, Pg. 5
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A Hidden Gem, A Regional Speciality, Caffeine, Beer And More Editor’s Note: Here are Summer Dreams’ staff picks for fun and fine places to eat while you’re in town.
hat a gem I have found! An absolute gem! It’s worth the drive toward Glimmerglass Festival on Route 80 (West Lake Road) to dine at Sunflower Café.
The menu is so perfect, I goat, gouda, mozzarella honestly couldn’t decide or swiss and pair it with what to have. asparagus, basil There was a little FINE DINING, leaves, fig jam, chill in the air that arugula … lots FUN DINING of possibilities. It day, unlike right now, so I went Staff Picks comes with a fantaswith the “Create tic cup of homemade your own Grilled tomato bisque. Cheese.” Tons of options – I My friend had the elk chose pepper jack cheese burger, locally grown, and and spinach, but pick the she said it was exceptional.
Next time for lunch I’m going for the Shrimp Wrap; I hear it’s the best around. Then my next lunch there will be the Sunflower Spicy Sandwich. It has chicken slices with bacon and pepper jack, then spread with a chipotle aioli. It seems I’m going to be eating lunch here a lot! And rumor has it that the breakfasts are good too. Cheryl Zamelis, the owner, runs a great restaurant and everything is so fresh – she sources out the food locally so we’re all benefitting. She runs a “Green Business” – even the scraps are put to good use. Doug, her husband, and her mother-on-law Maria Tripp are on-hand sometimes as well;
it’s a great family business and a great place to gather. (Sunflower Café, 7629A St. Highway 80, Cooperstown. 315-985-8096) TARA BARNWELL General Manager
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Bill Murray, Margaret Atwood Season Highlights FESTIVAL/From Pg. 3 plays on Broadway. The festival, which opens Friday, July 6, with a sold-out performance of “West Side Story,” is building this season around building those bridges. “The whole story is about outsiders who want to be accepted,” she said. “It’s so relevant. Puerto Rico is still part of America. And yet, we still have a problem with acceptance.” More than that, she said, it’s a story about the power of love. “It’s about how love overcomes all things,” she said. “Tolerance and acceptance are something we can all be thinking about.” Zambello assembled a diverse cast to bring the story to life. “The tapestry of America is reflected in our casting,” she said. The show will also utilize the original Jerome Robbins choreog-
t’s an amusing view on music, a very different kind of show.”
FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO on Bill Murray’s appearance
raphy. “He was a revolutionary in terms of using movement to tell stories,” she said. “It was the first time fights were choreographed in a dance way. The Jets and the Sharks have their own movement language to create and tell a story.” Once again this summer, Zambello will be taking the show to Attica Correctional Facility to perform scenes for the inmates. New this year, the cast will be joined on stage by a theater troupe made up of inmates, who will perform with the chorus. This year also marks the centena-
ry of composer Leonard Bernstein’s birth, as well as that of Robbins. Bernstein’s daughter Janie will return Saturday, Aug. 4 to discuss her father’s legacy as members of the Young Artist program perform his works. The Young Artists will also perform three dates of Bernstein’s one-act “Trouble in Tahiti.” Similarly, “Silent Night,” which tells the story of the Christmas Eve Truce in 1914, when German, French and Scottish soldiers crossed No Man’s Land to celebrate a moment of peace during World War I. “These are very chaotic times no matter what party you’re in,” said Zambello. “But we have to build those bridges.” “The Cunning Little Vixen” takes the need for humanity into nature and includes actors playing hens, chickens and, of course, the titular Please See FESTIVAL, Pg. 8
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B-6 Summer Dreams FOOD/From Pg. 4 And no Ommegang lunch is complete without the famous frites, Belgian-style in a cone with two of their aiolis, which change daily. But be ready to share – these fries aren’t for lightweights! Pair with their new Pale Sour Ale and crème brulee for dessert. Heaven on a plate. (Brewery Ommegang, 656 Co Hwy 33, Cooperstown. 607-544-1800) LIBBY CUDMORE Managing Editor
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Coffee? Tea? Or Spiedies? Spiedies, a regional delicacy. It’s one of this area’s favorite sandwiches. And if you’re in Oneonta, there’s only one place to get it: Brooks’ House of BBQ. The chicken cubes are marinated for 48 hours in vinegar, olive oil, and a number of “secret” herbs and spices to maximize flavor. Spiedies are a must Upstate delicacy. At Brooks’, the signature sandwich is served on a buttered hoagie roll, complemented by delicious fries. If you fall in love with the sandwich, which many people do, you can buy a
bottle of the Spiedie sauce at Brooks’ to take home. (Brooks’ House of BBQ, 5560 State Highway 7, Oneonta. 607-432-1782.) PARKER FISH Reporter/Photographer
eed a break from walking around the downtown shops? Stagecoach Coffee is the place to wander in, order a sandwich and tea or coffee and just sit down to rest your feet. I like the classic sandwich with ham, lettuce, onion, cucumber, mayo and honey mustard served on the Heidelberg French peasant
bread. I just love the mix of familiar flavor of ham with the refreshing cucumber and tangy honey mustard. The café has coffees from around the world but, being a tea drinker, I always love the choice of teas. There are the usual breakfast teas and yogi teas. But then there’s hot cinnamon spice and red raspberry and Egyptian chamomile and others, great to sip slowly while waiting. (Stagecoach Coffee, 31 Pioneer St #2, Cooperstown. 607-547-6229) LARISSA RYAN Office Manager
he trip itself – the greenery, the rolling hills, the setting sun between Cooperstown or Oneonta and New Berlin – can make dinner at the New York Restaurant, just over the Otsego-Chenango county line, irresistible. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the drive – up Route 80 from Cooperstown (21 miles) or up Route 23, then Route 13 from Oneonta (18 miles) – is a great getaway
from the summer hubbub. And at your destination, good, hearty food at reasonable prices. There’s also a compelling story: Owner Frank Baio arrived in America in 1972 from San Giuseppe Jato, Sicily. By chance, Frank discovered in New Berlin, a sizeable small town – with no pizza parlor! He jumped at the opportunity, met his future wife Betsey and married her in 1982, raising son Rosario and daughters Pietra and Francesca as the establishment became full-service. The family photos on the wall are a delight. My personal favorite is the Veal Parmesan, but there’s fish and chicken, plus traditional Italian specialties. The most expensive entrees (veal) are $15.75, including a large salad. Check out the menu at www.new-york-pizzeria. net. (The New York Restaurant, 7 South Main St., New Berlin, 607-847-6188) JIM KEVLIN Editor/Publisher
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sion is free, and the public is welcome to attend. The fun begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8, with a barbecue dinner, $10 per person. A free ice cream social follows at 7:30. In the two following days, youth handlers ages 8-18 will have their skills tested in presenting and controlling their animals – dairy cows, beef cattle, swine, goats, and sheep of various breeds. ►Monday, July 9 9:30 a.m., judging begins for animals and showmanship classes 5 p.m., the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health leads a discussion on safe spaces on the farm.
ucky boys playing at Dreams Park or All-Star Village this week: Between games, you can take in Otsego County’s Junior Livestock Show, which has been delighting youngsters and oldsters now for more than three generations. Everyone, in fact, can take in the 71st show, which brings the 750 of the best livestock and 250 of the best youth exhibitors from nine counties Sunday-Tuesday, July 8-10, to the Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, south of Cooperstown on Route 33. Sponsored by The Farmers’ Museum, admis-
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FESTIVAL/From Pg. 5 female fox. “It has such beautiful music,” said Zambello. “It’s about recognizing man’s harmony with nature and the cycles of life.” But there’s some levity in the season too. “‘The Barber of Seville is charming, it’s melodic, it’s funny,” she
said. “It makes for a really fun afternoon out.” And it isn’t all opera. “Caddyshack” actor Bill Murray will perform an evening of literature and chamber music on Tuesday, July 24. “It’s an amusing view on music, a very different kind of show,” she said. “He’ll
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►HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO COUNTY ►Friday, July 6
HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, hops, followed by tour of hop yard, hop house. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. ARTISTS FORUM – 4 p.m. Moderated by Dr. Amy Snider followed by closing party of Paint Clay Glass. Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown. Call 607-5475327. ICE CREAM SOCIAL – 5-8 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, homemade cakes, ice cream. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Living Waters Honduras Mission, church’s Women’s Fellowship. Cost, $11 dinner, dessert. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8410. OPENING RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Wenda Habenicht, Paul Flippen, Mark Picone exhibition. Displayed through July 22. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070. FAB FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Enjoy ice cream sundaes with hosts Hilda Wilcox, Jim Johnson. Cost, $2 each. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960. FOOD CONTEST – 5:308 p.m. Find out which restaurants have best mac’n’cheese. See judges’ tastings, get samples for yourself. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. Call 607-432 2941. MUSIC – 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Lubell in Glimmerglass. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931. CLOSING PARTY – 6-8 p.m. Closing reception for artists Lilian Voorhees, Robert Seward, David Wilson. Snacks, beverages, music (weather permitting). Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5327. THEATER – 7 p.m. Orpheus Theater junior presents “Jungle Book.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800. THEATER – 7:30 p.m., “Bitter Banquet,” modern treatment of Euripides, Franklin Stage, 25 Institute St., Franklin.
By donation. Reservations required. 607-829-3700. BASEBALL – 7 p.m. Support Oneonta Outlaws vs. Saugerties Stallions. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-4326326. THEATER – 7-9 p.m. Production of Shakespeare’s play “Othello.” $15/adult. Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400. PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew explores future of small communities at the end of industrialization through puppetry/animation. Followed by panel discussion with artist, local activists. Cost, $15/adult. The Church, 2381 St. Hwy. 205, Mount Vision. Call 607-638-5119.
►SATURday, July 7
Coop BOTTLE DRIVE – 9 a.m. Have clean/returnable bottles, cans on curb in the village. Support Cooperstown Boy Scouts. Drop-off bin at Major League Motor Inn, 6156 NY-28, Fly Creek. Call Bruce at 607-267-6730. ART FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Self-guided tour of artists’ studios and galleries at Stagecoach Run Art Festival. Free, open to the public. Maps available. Treadwell. Call 718-781-5487. HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, hops, followed by tour of hop yard, hop house. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. THEATER – Noon. “A Case For Eviction” following struggle of Frank, Dora to evict temporary resident from their guest room. Leatherstocking Stage, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-5471450. FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Learn about “Otsego: A Meeting Place,” with Kevin Gray, Emily Travisano. Lecture, meal, discussion. Cost, $30/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-5471400. 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. THEATER – 2 p.m. Orpheus Theater junior presents “Jungle Book.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800. VIGNETTES – 2 p.m. Guided tour showcasing three sitespecific performances by Templeton Players on struggle for Women’s Rights. Included with museum admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. MUSIC – 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy piano stylings of Mark Lubell in Glimmerglass diningroom. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931. THEATER – 7 p.m. Orpheus Theater presents “Chicago.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800. CONCERT – 7 p.m. Real-Time Dixieland Band plays foot-
stomping classics, popular tunes in Dixieland style. Free. Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Road Edmeston. 607-9658377. THEATER – 7:30 p.m., “Bitter Banquet,” modern treatment of Euripides, Franklin Stage, 25 Institute St., Franklin. By donation. Reservations required. 607-829-3700. CONCERT – 7:30-9 p.m. Meredith Monk, vocal ensemble presents “Cellular Songs,” meditation on biological cells as metaphor for human society. Cost, $100. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454. MUSIC – 9 p.m. Big Fish Combo entertains with variety of musical styles for dancing and listening. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-5479931.
►Sunday, July 8
COMMUNITY DAY – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Features craft vendors, food, live music by the Small Town Big Band, Tours of schoolhouse, museum, childrens activities, bookmobile, auction, more. Old District No. 1 Schoolhouse, Co. Hwy. 35, Middlefield. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ART FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Take a self-guided tour of Artists Studios and galleries at the Stagecoach Run Art Festival. Free, open to the public. Maps available. Treadwell. Call 718-781-5487. OPEN HOUSE – 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kick off the Summer Sunday Series with an open house featuring antique tractor display, live music, refreshments, house tours. Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. MORE CALENDAR, Pg. 11
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►HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO COUNTY FROM Pg. 10
►Sunday, July 8
HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, hops, followed by tour of hop yard, hop house. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. THEATER – Noon. See the “Box and Cox Trunk Show” featuring the best performers in the region. Included with museum admission. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. PADDLE & PULL – 1 - 4 p.m. Bring your canoe/kayak, or reserve one of OCCA’s, and help pull invasive water chestnuts from the stump portion of Goodyear Lake. Bring water, sunscreen, & a hat. Registration requested. Meet at Porlandville Fishing Access, St. Hwy. 28, Portlandville. Call 607-547-4488. GARDEN HACKS – 1 - 2 p.m. Learn tried and tested gardening tips. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. THEATER – 1:30 p.m. Showing “The Cunning Little Vixen,” about the forester, the vixen he adopts and how they are both changed by the relationship. Cost, $26-$126. Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255.
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ANTI-RENT WAR – 2 p.m. Enjoy performances by the Templeton Players depicting the Anti-Rent Movement. Included with museum admission. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-5471450. THEATER – 2 p.m. Orpheus Theater presents “Chicago.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800. CHESS – 3 - 4 p.m. Workshop with certified trainer James Caban. Learn the game, improve your game, have fun. Cost, $10/session. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. Call 607-2785454. LIVESTOCK SHOW – 5 p.m. Open the 4-H Junior Livestock show with a chicken BBQ for public & exhibitors followed by an ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. Cost, $10 for the BBQ. Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1452. MUSIC – 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Lubell in the Glimmerglass. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931. THEATER – 7 - 9 p.m. Production of Shakespeare’s play “Othello.” Cost, $15/adult. Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400.
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LIVESTOCK SHOW – 9:30 a.m. Judging begins for animals, showmanship classes. Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 Route 33, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1452. THEATER GAMES – 1-4 p.m. Kids learn basic acting skills through group improvisation, creative play with theater professional Terry Bradshaw. Cost, $110/non-member. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. 607-2785454. OPEN PLAY – 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tinker with 3-D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980. DISCUSSION – 5 p.m. New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health leads discussion with the 4-H Junior Livestock Show on safe spaces on the farm. Followed by awards for best posters displayed in visitors tent. Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1452. 5K RACE – 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Oneonta Outlaws Race to
benefit the Oneonta YMCA. Damaschke Field, James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010. 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 email@example.com. MUSIC – 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Lubell in the Glimmerglass. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931. DEMO NIGHT – 6 - 7 p.m. Watch students of Cooperstown Equestrian Park perform a drill team, dressage, vaulting demonstrations. Ice cream included. Cooperstown Equestrian Park, 3444 Co. Hwy. 11, Hartwick. Call 585797-7256. 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. MORE CALENDAR, Pg. 12
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►HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO COUNTY FROM Pg. 11
►MOnday, July 9
BASEBALL – 7 p.m. Support the Oneonta Outlaws against Amsterdam Mohawks. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326. MUSIC– 8:30 p.m. DJ Raphael brings his wide and varied tastes of instrumental and vocal music to The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931.
►TUESday, July 10
LIVESTOCK SHOW – 9 a.m. Judging begins followed by parade of champions at 2:30 p.m. Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Call 607-5471452. BIBLE SCHOOL – 9 a.m. - Noon. Vacation bible school includes Bible Stories, art, drama, music and games each day on the theme Love One Another. Free, open to any child with parents permission. Continues 7/11, 7/12. Parish House, Christ Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555. ART ROCKS – 11 a.m. Young artists learn new techniques, explore the works in the museum’s collection. Arkell Museum, 2 Eries Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-6732314. KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-5478344. COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. Wright presents the Central New York Fair in Oneonta. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101. MEET THE MUSEUM – 2 p.m. Learn about the collection, get behind the scenes of what the curators do everyday. Arkell Museum, 2 Eries Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518673-2314. TINKERING TUESDAY – 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Design, print a custom object. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980. MUSIC – 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Lubell in the Glimmer-
glass. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931. SOLAR PRESENTATION – 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn about Community Solar with Southern Tier Solar Works. Bushel, 84 Main St., Delhi. Call 607-8739220. LECTURE – 7 p.m. “Dawn of Dharma: The Way of the Buddha,” talk by visiting teacher Tulku Mingmar on the Buddhist Path. Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown. 607-435-8390. BASEBALL – 7 p.m. Support the Oneonta Outlaws against Glens Falls Dragons. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326. CONCERT – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Community Band celebrates 157 years performing patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes, dixieland, more. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256.
►WEDNESDAY, July 11
WORKSHOP – 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learn the craft of glassblowing by making your own paperweight. Cost, $210/student. Bobby Sharp Glassworks, 736 St. Rt. 28, Oneonta. 607-432-2322. AUTHORS SERIES – 1 p.m. Baseball author Curt Smith discusses book “The Presidents and the Pastime.” Followed by book signing. Included with admission. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200. DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 - 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344. WRITERS GROUP – 5 p.m. Discuss current writing projects, get inspired, have fun. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314. KNOTWEED CONTROL – 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn about Japanese Knotweed, help control a patch on farm. Bring pruners, hand-tools, get persistent roots out. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488. MUSIC – 6 - 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the piano stylings of Mark Lubell in the Glimmerglass. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931.
The e-edition of The Freeman's Journal for July 5, 2018.