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Volume 205, No. 48

Help Plan ‘Winter Olympics’ – Join Carnival Committee COOPERSTOWN


he Cooperstown Winter Carnival Committee is looking for a few good people -- “with fresh ideas and a lot of energy,” says co-chair Sarah Korsch. “It’s a great opportunity to give involved and to give back to the community,” said Korsch.

“And it’s a really fun event.” The upcoming carnival, on the theme “Winter Olympics,” is planned Friday-Sunday, Feb. 7-9. The next committee meeting is at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Stagecoach Coffee, and Sarah encourages anyone interested in joining to stop by, or to contact her at 282-2699 or e-mail

Korsh’s co-chair is Teresa Mae Leveille, and the committee includes John Saphier, Mike DeSimore, Lora Newell and Brian Wrubleski, veterans of past carnivals. One of this festival’s highlights will be the opening night Carnival Cooler at Templeton Hall, which will coincide with the opening of the XXII Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.


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Helen Davis was among the 200 senior citizens treated to a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 21, in the CCS Middle/High School cafeteria, courtesy of the Lions and Leo clubs.

Glimmerglass Plans ‘Butterfly,’ ‘Carousel’ in ’14 COOPERSTOWN


uccini’s “Madam Butterfly” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” will highlight of the 2014 season, the Glimmerglass Festival announced. Strauss’ “Ariadne in Naxos” and Tobias Picker’s “American Tragedy” will round out the season. For a third year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will discuss opera and the law. For full schedule, see WWW.ALLOTSEGO.COM


The county Democratic Committee Executive Board endorsed Sean Eldridge, Shokan, spouse of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, to run against U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19, next year, when it met Thursday, Nov. 21. OFFICER SOUGHT: Po-

lice Chief Mike Covert is interviewing candidates for parking enforcement officer, after Scott Sheldon joined the Oneonta police force. HELP KIDS: For the fourth

year, drop off Toys for Tots at Brewery Ommegang noon-5 p.m., seven days a week, through Monday, Dec. 16.

Bassett, Rome Hospital Explore Rx For Future JGB Won’t Do Houses Downtown




Legal Fight Over, But Demand Seen Too Soft By JIM KEVLIN COOPERSTOWN


fter winning a threeyear lawsuit that would allow a sixhome subdivision between Chestnut Street and Nelson Avenue to move forward, JGB Properties has advised Village Hall the real-estate market is too soft to move forward. “They don’t believe in the current market that’s a viable use for the property,” Trustee Cindy Falk, who chairs the Village Board’s Economic Sustainability Committee, told village trustees at their monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 25. Please See JGB, A6

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In mufti, is that who we think it is? Warming up for his official arrival in his Pioneer Park cottage at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, the Jolly Old Elf couldn’t be missed as he participated in the Cooperstown Community Christmas Committee’s downtown decorating Sunday, Nov. 24.


f Bassett Healthcare’s alliances so far have been driven by proximity to Cooperstown, aggregating patients and taking advantage of economies of scale, this one is different. A prospective alliance Streck with Rome Memorial Hospital, announced in Utica and Rome last week, is looking toward an expanding system based on insurance, according to Bassett President/CEO Bill Streck. When New York State’s version of Obamacare insurPlease See ROME, A7

Disadvantaged Students In For Extra Attention COOPERSTOWN


Doubleday Web-Cam Plan Moves Forward


he Village Board Monday, Nov. 25, asked Trustee Jim Dean to continue exploring a plan to put a web cam in Doubleday Field and, with the visibility it would provide internationally, to sell banners in the outfield to national advertisers.


Hartwick College student Rachel Kulik, above, and Chief Elf Bob Satriano, right, helped hang the greenery.

espite vaunted successes in graduation rates and college admissions, one CCS population is lagging: “Economically disadvantaged students,” in English and math. Executive Principal Lynn Strang told the school board, meeting in the high school library Wednesday, Nov. 20, that “accountability Please See RUBRIC, A7













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LEGION COMMANDER, AUXILIARY PRESIDENT VISIT COUNTY American Legion State Commander Kenneth Governor of North Greenbush and state Auxiliary President Barbara Corker of The Bronx performed their offices’ annual visit to Otsego County Saturday, Nov. 23. At the Cooperstown Veterans’ Club that morning were, from left, Cooperstown Legion Commander Mike Boyson, County Legion Commander Leo Mackin, Governor, Corker, County Auxiliary President Margaret Gray and Cooperstown Auxiliary President Mary Balcom.


ourteen Cooperstown Central School students were among 293 high schoolers from five area counties selected to perform at a NYSSMA music festival Saturday, Nov. 23 at SUNY Oneonta. Taylor Bayes, Lindsay Brown, Rachel Carpenter, Jolie Gagnon, Mary Iversen, Michael Kern, Margie Knight, Abigal LeCates, Maria Noto, Elizabeth Olmstead, Kristen Ratliff, Steven Seraten, Robert Walker, and Jaime Zoltic were selected from over 7,000 students who auditioned for spots in Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Concert Band, and String Orchestra. Tim Iversen and Salvatore Salvaggio supervised students from Cooperstown’s school district. The event, sponsored by the New York State School Music Association, drew student performers and music teachers from 50 schools in Otsego, Delaware, ChenanThe Freeman’s Journal go, Madison, and Schoharie Fran Harris, foreground, and Pat Hanft of the Lake & Valley Garden Club decorate The Fenimore Art Museum for the holidays Monday, Nov. 25, in advance of the NYSHA member reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The club’s annual Green Sale & Boutique is noon-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 8-noon, Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Farmers’ Museum.

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ppreciation is under-appreciated. Malcolm Gladwell’s latest, “David & Goliath” – the author’s been all over the place lately, including “60 Minutes” the other night – shows how, while top students in the Ivy League, as you might expect, thrive beyond the norm, those students in the bottom third of their disciplines, all top performers through high school, develop such insecurities they often switch to less rigorous majors and even drop out. Gladwell compares STEM students at Harvard University with those at our Hartwick College, and finds the same proportion of those in science, technology, engineering and math drop out of their majors in each school, even though the bottom third of Harvard STEM students had higher SATs than even the top third of Hartwick STEM students. “The Harvard Dregs are Little Fish in a Very Big and Scary Pond,” the writer concludes. “The Hartwick All-Stars are Big Fish in a Very Welcoming Small Pond.” The results are measurable. The first five years out of school, the top Hartwick STEM students publish more in peer scientific journals – the way forward in that line of work – than Harvard’s bottom STEM students, “David & Goliath” reports.

• Of course, we know this. Martin Tillapaugh, the Cooperstown village attorney – and Hartwick grad – was, coincidentally, saying very much the same thing about his alma mater in a conversation at a Cooperstown Rotary Club luncheon the other day. At Hartwick, he flourished, fully part of, not only academic and student life, but even serving on a national “Strategies for Change” committee that took him to Washington D.C. in its deliberations. Francis Landrey, a high-powered New York City lawyer (and Colgate grad) now serving on Hartwick’s $32 million “It’s Personal” fundraising campaign committee, tells a similar story. His older son went to Bowdoin and daughter to Swarthmore (she is now a physician), but his younger son was less focused. At Hartwick, however, he embraced the many opportunities to study abroad, met his future wife in Ireland, found his vocation – teaching – and is now happily married and successfully situated at the Glen Falls BOCES. Gladwell, whose specialty is turning generally accepted wisdom on its head, plays it out: Some companies will only hire Ivy League students; they might be better off to target top students

from respectable institutions like Hartwick. Affirmative Action strives to push disadvantaged students into the Ivy League, where – the author concludes – they are more likely to be chewed up and spit out than if they pursued knowledge in a smaller, more nurturing environment. • Appreciation, of course, and thanksgiving – Thanksgiving, if you will – are joined at the hip. In reading “David,” some selfreflection was inevitable. Some of the editorials that appeared on this page in the past year, despite a conscious effort otherwise, may

have been critical to an unhelpful degree. For instance, the county’s alphabet economic-development agencies have been criticized as too instinctively “reactive” as opportunities to be more “proactive” are coming into focus. In the criticism, though, was enough credit given to the fruits of the IDA legacy to date? After all, just in the past few years, the bonding agency enabled Springbrook’s $15 million expansion, the renovation of St. Mary’s School and the $15 million, 350-student Hillside Commons housing project, the largest private investment in the City of Oneonta in a generation. Individuals associated with the IDA are exceptional. The chair, for instance, Sharon Oberriter, created Cooperstown Bat Co. with her husband, Don, and, in the process, a whole new Cooperstown mini-industry. She has a healthy countywide perspective, serving for years on the Otsego County Chamber board. Having sold Cooperstown Bat, the Oberriters created Obie’s Specialty Foods, seeking to develop value-added food products, a sector identified as very promising at the second “Seward Summit” Nov. 14. Joe Bernier, Carolyn Lewis, Doug Gulotty and others might feel embattled, but they’ve had sterling and productive local

‘For Three Dayes We Entertained And Feasted’ Editor’s Note: One of only two descriptions of the first Thanksgiving was by Edward Winslow in Mourt’s Relation, a diary of the Plymouth Plantation. Here is the citation.


ur harvest being gotten in, our governour sent foure men on fowling, that so we might after a speciall manner rejoyce together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labours ; they foure

in one day killed as much fowle, as with a little helpe beside, served the Company almost a weeke, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Armes, many of the Indians coming Winslow amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king

Massasoyt, with some ninetie men, whom for three dayes we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five Deere, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governour, and upon the Captaine and others. And although it be not always so plentifull, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so farre from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plentie.”


No-Fracking Conclusion Based On Range Of Perspectives and a model that extrapolates productivity data from across the border in Pennsylvania. Similar presentations by the same panelists were made at the Cornell geology department last month, sponsored by the Tompkins County Council of Government, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the League of Women Voters. The industry view will be presented by Lou Allstadt, retired executive vice R








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To the Editor: Thanks for the notice of the forum on New York’s Shale Gas Potential planned Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Foothills. The presentations represent a truly multi-disciplinary and synergistic analysis of the state’s prospects for shale gas production – addressing the geology, the industry’s views on the subject, the regulatory and economic factors that would impact such production,

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president of Mobil Oil in charge of exploration and production in the Western Hemisphere. Needless to say, thousands of wells were fracked under Mr. Allstadt’s watch. He understands what drives industry decisions; he understands why most major players came to New York, took a hard look and left prior to the state moratorium on shale gas wells. Brian Brock will address the geological drivers of shale gas productivity. The production model will be presented by a retired Lockheed Martin systems

analyst, Jerry Acton. I will address the regulatory and economic factors that impact productivity. I was a private investor in oil and gas and drilling rigs for almost 30 years. I owned working interests in over a dozen offshore drilling rigs for 22 years up until 2006 – rigs that fracked thousands of wells on land at a sea. We take an industrialcaliber look at New York’s shale gas prospects from all perspectives. Hope to see you there. JAMES L. NORTHRUP Cooperstown

‘Les Miserables’ Outstanding To the Editor: Just saw “Les Miserables” at the Cooperstown High School. It was outstanding in every way. You could hear every word sung, which is amazing – and sung beautifully! The acting was excellent also. It was just as good or better than any musical I saw on Broadway. It was co-directed by Sammy Dallas Bayes and Barbara Bayes (both Broadway directors). The splendid orchestra music, led by Musical Director & Conductor Timothy Iversen. Great costumes by Betsy Beisler. Set conception and design unique – by Sammy

Bayes. Great art director, Kristin Karasek. Wonderful set construction by Dennis Hascup. Precise and above-par lighting design by Michael DeSimone. Sound design by Patrick Duffy also very skillful. I know there are many other people who contributed as well and I give them praise! I saw “Les Miserables” many years ago on Broadway and enjoyed it tremendously, but this production was even more enjoyable. The talent and production was absolutely stunning and it happened in Cooperstown! CAROLINE DOBBS Cooperstown

careers, too. Certainly, the county must be proactive, but the reactive piece also needs to maintained and, if anything, strengthened. On the same line, does Dan Buttermann, who took the gutsy step of running for county board after living here only a year, feel sufficiently affirmed? Do the other county board candidates who didn’t make it this time: Bill Glockler in Town of Middlefield, Teresa Winchester in the Butternut Valley, Amy Hornburg Heilveil in Oneonta’s Wards 4 and 5? Do the incumbents who are now stepping down, in particular Fly Creek’s John Kosmer, who brought a lively voice and inquiring mind to his two-year county board term, know that, too? These people need to be celebrated as much as the folks who, this time around, happened to win. • You get the point. Gladwell found, in effect, that affirmation, appreciation and a sense of belonging help good students excel. Likewise, can appreciation help businesses flourish, citizens contribute, families thrive, communities adhere and grow for the benefit of all? Surely, the answer is yes. Let’s contemplate that this Thanksgiving season, and apply the lesson in the year ahead.


Fracking Dead. Really?


ust in time for the holidays we have been delivered the promise of a gift: the end of fracking in our neighborhood. Let’s be cautious of what we find under the tree. The hype that fracking is dead may be no more real than the hype that it would make us all shaleionaires. Though I have tremendous respect for our colleagues who have presented data about the lack of gas in New York State, I worry that a state government handin-hand with industry may permit drilling and fracking anyway. When has our government ever acted in a truly rational way? The data strongly supports the lack of a viable natural gas resource in New York. However, this data is based on the current price of gas, the current cost of drilling, and whether the drillers are industry giants or small fry looking for a quick profit. However uneconomical fracking may appear to some, I would not assume that the battle has been won until Ed Cox, the leader of the Republican Party and potential gubernatorial candidate, stops extolling its virtues and demanding it proceed. Where are the political leaders willing to speak out for a ban based on the theory that there is no gas? Until Albany so speaks, from both sides of the aisle, we are not protected. Further, what about the risks to our region caused by fracking infrastructure now being surreptitiously deployed all around us? There are current plans to transport hazardous and radioactive frack waste on all navigable waters on barges to “disposal” sites in Ohio and Loui-

siana. Do we really want to see trucks hauling millions of gallons of hazardous frack waste on our roads to and from barges on the Erie Canal or the Hudson River? What about the plans to build pipelines and compressor stations across private land taken by eminent domain? What about plans to expand Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facilities to support truck refueling, on-pipeline and on-gas well pad liquefaction, and export of LNG? What about disposal of radioactive frack waste in our landfills and on our roads for ice and dust suppression? What about the lawsuits brought by the industry against Middlefield and Dryden seeking to end Home Rule? Until our water, air, and land is protected from all of these threats, how is it we are now safe from fracking? We do not live in isolation. We have a moral decision to make. Do we want to celebrate an end to fracking here while our neighbors are being fracked in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to supply us with cheaper gas? Will we accept their dangerous wastes as we do the gift of gas? Like blood diamonds and child labor, don’t we have an obligation to fight exploitation of others for our benefit by means we know to be unconscionable? Instead of retreating behind false hopes our leaders should in a bi-partisan manner collaborate to stop fracking and its related infrastructure for the good of all in our state and our nation. Until then, I am going to keep working. Nicole Dillingham is president of the Otsego 2000 Board of Directors. • MORE LETTERS, A6




BOUND VOLUMES Compiled by Tom Heitz from Freeman’s Journal archives, Courtesy of The New York State Historical Association Library


Common Schools – Excerpts from directions for inspectors of common schools disseminated by G. Hawley, State Superintendent of Schools: “The trust which the statute has reposed in the inspectors of schools is great. In the discharge of it they are to proceed with caution and fidelity. In the examination of a candidate for teaching a public school they are to look, not less to moral, than to literary qualification; the character of the man, his temper of mind, his patience, and moral habits, are at least as proper subjects for enquiry, as his sufficiency in learning. November 27, 1813


Excerpts from an editorial by John H. Prentiss: “If the people of the United States have a ruling passion, it is the love of money. In the days of the Revolution and for a few succeeding years, patriotism – a love of country and a love of liberty – were the predominant characteristics. But freedom achieved, gave scope and impetus to enterprise, which under favorable auspices, brought first comfort, then plenty, and lastly superfluity. Hence, naturally and almost imperceptibly, arose first the desire and then the love of wealth – for avarice, or the spirit of gain, is like jealousy – ‘it grows, by that which it doth feed on.’ Gains, unusual and unlooked for gains, came, under these circumstances, to all who had ordinary industry and ordinary prudence. December 3, 1838


Charles Cooke, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Cooke of this village, is the author of the sensationally successful novel “Big Show.” Cooke has the distinction of having written the first book ever to find a place amid the bright lights of New York’s Great White Way. At Broadway and 43rd Street, in the heart of Times Square, there has just been painted on the blank side of the Strand Hotel, across the street from the famous Paramount Building, a huge sign, covering one thousand square feet and extending over four and a half stories of the building. November 30, 1938


The tragic death by assassination last Friday of President John F. Kennedy brings deep sorrow to the hearts of every American. Americans join in expressing our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Kennedy, their two children, his parents, and his brothers and sisters in this period of utmost grief. November 27, 1963


The Watch-Care of Daughters – Parental instinct will guide all who have children of their own in the watch-care which should be bestowed upon their daughters. It will lead them to know what they read, with whom they associate, where they spend their leisure hours. November 30, 1888

The Fourth Grade Cooperstown Elementary honor roll: Candace Clark, Andrew Deichman, Justin Deichman, James Leinhart, Jamie Muehl, Edward Clow, Jennifer Clark, Sarah Heitz, Natalie Laidlaw, Ryan Miosek, Rebecca Alpern, Christoper Bussman, Jamie Bertino, Renee Welch, Ben Ingalls, Lindsay Coleman, Kasey Connor, Maud Selendy, Karen Lettis, Megan Oberriter, Kenneth MacLeish, Christopher Lott, Shawn Pokorney, Mary Beth Crippen, Kate Deringer, Emera Bridger, Melissa Walrath, Molly Welch, Alanna Murphy, Fred Obermeyer, Terri Miller, Amanda Coleman, Justin Bennett, Gretchen Morrison, Summer Killian, Micah Porter, Natalie Wightman, and Matt Trolio. November 30, 1988




The Delaware and Hudson Railroad was the only bidder at the sale of the Town of Otsego’s railroad stock in front of the Court House last Wednesday. The sale was therefore made to the D &H for $7,500, the price they had agreed to pay for it. The company was represented at the sale by C.A. Walker of New York City, treasurer of the D&H, and Lewis E. Carr, Jr., an attorney. The sale is accompanied by certain conditions which include the removal of all extra or arbitrary freight rates in and out of Cooperstown and the erection of a suitable railroad station in the near future. November 26, 1913

Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (RNew Hartford) supports passage of the amended Medicare Prescription Drug Bill that will bring an additional $60 million to 10 hospitals in his district. Additionally, reimbursement rates for physicians will increase by 1.5 percent instead of taking a 4.5 percent cut. Over the next ten years Bassett Hospital will receive more than $5.6 million under the amendment lobbied by Boehlert and other upstate Republicans. November 28, 2003

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The OTSEGO Newspapers — The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta — are joining with The Salvation Army to make a joyful Christmas for area families through its Angel Tree Program. This tradition dates back to 1921 with the creation of The Freeman’s Journal Christmas Fund by Editor & Publisher, Rowan D. Spraker Sr., as a way for neighbors to help others enjoy a happy holiday. This week marks the 91st year of this community tradition, partnering this year with The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has gathered Christmas wish lists on this Christmas tree, grouped by family. Embrace one individual or an entire family, every gift is appreciated. Shop by yourself or with friends and colleagues. The more the merrier! Gifts should be both new and unwrapped (price tags removed please), and received no later than December 11 (to allow the elves time for wrapping and loading). Gifts may be dropped of at the offices of The Freeman’s Journal, 21 Railroad Avenue, Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Chapel, 25 River Street, Oneonta. Questions? Call Santa’s elf, MJ Kevlin, at 607-547-6103, or e-mail (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)

Happy Holidays to all!



Legion Magazine Right To Highlight Haase To the Editor: I was pleasantly surprised to open my December issue of The American Legion magazine to find a full-page feature honoring our friend and neighbor, Bill Haase, Sr., vice president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bill is a proud Marine, a proud American and a respected member of the American Legion. He has worked diligently to promote the interests of veterans and their families, as well as those of current active duty military personnel. We in Cooperstown are fortunate to have Bill Haase residing here. He is most deserving of this recognition. ANTHONY J. CASALE Cooperstown


Many Hands Made Light Work Of Glimmerglass Film Days

To the Editor: Glimmerglass Film Days, Glimmerglass Film Days who pooled their talents was a huge success. Virtuto pull off a spectacular ally every performance debut! For her leadership was sold out and the audiand brilliant vision, we are ences were entranced and indebted to Peggy Parsons, provoked as we had hoped. head of the film program at And for those who have the National Gallery of Art ever wondered what it is in Washington, DC; for suthat Otsego 2000 is FOR, perbly executed operations well this weekend should and administration, we are have answered that question indebted to Ellen Pope; for once and for all: We are for giving Glimmerglass Film our community! Days a striking and distincOur leader Henry S.F. tive look, thanks to Larry Cooper served as honorary Bennett and Anna Mueser; ent strategies to do so. chairman, for which we are for their expertise in producMy best stories and exmost grateful. ing sophisticated live events, periences have been preThe eight films and two thanks to Kate Roth Knull ceded by some failure, often live film programs were and Sydney Waller; for disguised blessings that led brilliantly developed and support, including serving to amazing things, such as organized in record time by as the expert on the Otsego meeting my wife Ana Laura the Advisory Committee of Land Trust’s hugely popuand moving to Oneonta Although I did not win this election, my goal was not to merely win, but to serve my community. I am also proud of Janet Hurley Quackenbush’s years of service to our town, and wish her the very best in her new role. To my 701 voters – thank you. It is humbling and encouraging Since 1947, our to have your support. To personal service has always been the town and county Demothere when you need cratic Committees, Sustainit most. With able Otsego, and to all that comprehensive helped in my campaign coverage for all your - thank you. Tim AUTO • HOME • LIFE insurance needs. DAN BUTTERMANN mcGraw BUSINESS Town of Oneonta

Commitment To Serve Intact To the Editor: I started the new year asking how I could best serve my community. That question was quickly answered when my new friend Rich Murphy asked if I might consider running for his seat as county representative for the Town of Oneonta. What an opportunity! I was honored that a person of Rich’s reputation would trust me with such a job, but, of course, I still needed to introduce myself to the voters. I just moved to the area in 2011, so there were many introductions to make. I also met with interested groups like Citizens Voices, Sustainable Otsego and GO-EDC, and was motivated by their collective goal to see our region grow and prosper for generations to come, albeit with differ-

Cooperstown Distillery; to Village Mayor Jeff Katz, who welcomed attendees at opening night, and to the Cooperstown Graduate Program, whose students staffed all events. And our gratitude also goes to Phil Leinhart and Marc Kingsley for organizing a bike ride around the lake; and to Jessie Ravage for leading the highly informative Cooper Landscape hike. All contributed to the sense of the breadth and imagination of our resources. In celebration of all that was accomplished, and looking forward to next year, we thank you all. NICOLE DILLINGHAM President

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JGB Abandons Subdivision Plan JGB/From A1 However, when two JGB representatives – Christine Stevens, the project manager, and Jason Bernhardt, son of JGB principal Jay Bernhardt of Richfield Springs and Syracuse – met with Falk and Zoning Enforcement Officer Tavis Austin recently, they said the property would be ideal for a planned unit development (PUD). While village law has no provision for a PUD, if it were to change and law and a prospective developer were to come forward, Stevens and Bernhardt said they would be happy to sell the three-acre piece. JGB proposed the project in 2010, and the plans assumed that the driveway

lar migration and climate change hike, Patricia Szarpa, Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce. Our gratitude too to Xander Moffat for serving as the Film Days projectionist; Megan Irving, for social media marketing, and Lucy Townsend, for great meals throughout the weekend. Our special thanks go to the international filmmakers who came to our village to present their films; to the generous local business sponsors; to the partners and presenting venues: The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Museum, Templeton Hall, the First Presbyterian Church, Smithy Center for the Arts, and the

leading to the parking lot behind the Inn at Cooperstown was a village right-of-way. Innkeeper Marc Kingsley disagreed and sued to halt the project, and the case went all the way to the state Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. While the court found the alley is indeed a village right-of-way, the developers estimated that, with all the regulatory requirements, the homes would have to sell for $800,000 apiece, said Austin, and abandoned the undertaking. Falk said the alley has no name, and it was suggested the trustees sponsor a contest to name it, with the winner being announced during the Cooperstown Winter Carnival in early February.

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Pierstown Land — A very pretty 15.05 acres located in the Pierstown countryside. Mostly wooded with a shale driveway, there is an approximately 1.5 acre clearing at the top. An Otsego Lake view is there with some tree removal. Excellent pond site. This property is an area of very nice homes, perfect for a year-round or summer retreat. Cooperstown Schools. Being offered for sale well below assessed value. Owners will consider financing to approved buyers. Offered Exclusively by Ashley-Connor Realty $99,500. Visit us on the Web at Contact us at For APPoiNtmeNt: Patti Ashley, Broker, 607-544-1077 • Jack Foster, Sales

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This is the original Fly Creek 3-room schoolhouse that still has the school bell from 1880. 50 years ago, the building was converted into a single family home with an apartment. The present home has been renovated with quality, taste and expert craftsmanship. Large LR w/high-ceiling and wood-burning stove is open to kitchen and dining area. 3 BRs and full bath on second floor, full studio apartment on main floor, and large lower level w/family room, full bath/ laundry and large guest BR. An attached 2-car garage and workshop/barn complete this unique property.

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Bassett, Rome Hospital Alliance Might Be Model For The Future

ROME/From Page 1 ance exchanges went live Oct. 1, one of the several dozen offerings was Bassett Gold, a collaboration of the local healthcare system and Excellus/Blue Cross. The Affordable Care Act envisions health-care systems providing a full-range of coordinated services – Bassett’s At Home Care is a big part of it locally – and a fully realized Bassett Gold would be the way patients could pay for it, and provide the hospital system with a sufficiently large patient base and income stream. Bassett’s reentry into the insurance field – it offered its own insurance locally in the 1930s ($25 a year for individuals, $100 for families), and later allied with what is now CDPHP in providing it – has been developing in the past year, Streck said. In-house, Dr. Gerald

Groff is in charge of the initiative, which is so new it doesn’t have a name. “Rome is part of futuristic thinking about where the world is going,” said Streck. He added at another point, “We’re trying to understand what’s changing in the environment and anticipate the changes we have to make to be successful in our patient-care mission, and all others.” Asked if similar alliances will be announced in the next year, next six months, or next three months, the administrator said, “Not in the next three months.” According to the Bassett press release, the Rome hospital and the Cooperstown-based healthcare system have signed a “non-binding letter of intent” that “positions both organizations for the changing health-care industry.” The “due diligence” is ex-


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A rapidly growing energy storage company that develops, manufactures and sells advanced, high-performance ultracapacitors and ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems is looking to fill the following position: Administrative Assistant: Provides administrative office support for a busy manufacturing company. This position will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, and assist with various administrative projects. Required to have High School Diploma with Minimum two years clerical or administrative experience. Familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint) and office machines and telephone system. High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information. Maintenance Technician: Position located in Oneonta, second shift, and will support the process and production machinery used to assemble and manufacture ultracapacitors, and performs preventative maintenance and repair of automated production equipment. Minimum five years of experience with repair and maintenance of automated production equipment. Knowledgeable in automated production equipment and electromechanical systems. Ability to debug machine problems. Exposure to, and comfort with, mechanical and electromechanical systems and their control. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE LOCATED ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.IOXUS.COM. Send cover letter and resume to Ioxus, Vicki Salamon, Human Resources Manager, 18 Stadium Circle, Oneonta, NY 13820 or email to Ioxus, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V



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pected to take six months. With 130 beds, Rome Memorial would be the second largest of Bassett’s six affiliated hospitals, after the Cooperstown one, while remaining “a separate hospital with local autonomy,” the release said. RMH also has an 80-bed nursing home. Streck described the Bassett-Rome alliance as furthering the “integrated health system” model, a system that includes preventative care, primary care and the post-hospitalization at-home piece. Such a system requires size. In the press release, Rome Memorial President/ CEO Basil J. Argilio said RMH isn’t big enough to get there alone.

RUBRIC/From A1 measures” were satisfactory in all measurable “subgroups” in the district – the student body as a whole and students with disabilities – except the economically disadvantaged. The ranking, which grew out of tests administered to Grades 3-8 in the spring, set in motion a “self-review process” that developed “a plan of action,” a 24-page document that the school board approved and is being forward to the state Education Department. The “Local Assistance Plan: Diagnostic Self-Review Document and Report Template,” will also be posted on the district’s web site, The process and the report is part of a new system of accountability – the “common core curriculum” is part of it – implemented by the state Education Department over the past year. Strang told the school board that falling short in an “accountability measure” causes a “rubric” to kick in, a rubric being a process of setting goals, identifying steps to achieve those goals, and measuring the outcomes. In an interview later, the executive principal said the school district would normally be alerted by its BOCES if a shortcoming was discovered, although in this case she was alerted by a friend in an Albany area district who happened to see Cooperstown on a list. Because of the size of the district, there are only a few subgroups large enough to be measured meaningfully, “economically disadvantaged” being one of them. Using subsidized lunches as the indicator, the school district discovered 39 such students in the elementary grades and 16 at the high school.



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MLS#86051 - Panoramic views and privacy with this custom 3 BR, 3 bath, energy-efficient new home. Offered w/10 acres but more acreage available. $295,000 Call Michelle A. Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell)

MLS#91030 - Move-in condition 4 BR, 2 bath home on 7 acres in Fly Creek. Large LR w/wood floors, family room w/pocket doors. Entry room w/woodstove leads into DR and kitchen. Large landing w/built-in shelves. Spacious master w/entry to balcony. All BRs have nice-sized closets. Perennials, covered porches, fire pit. Additional land w/large barn and creek available. $329,900 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell)

MLS#90345 - Great location close to I-88. Turn-ofthe-century classic farmette offers hardwood floors, woodstove, and the craftsmanship of yesteryear. Large outbuilding was once a wood-working shop. $147,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (cell)

MLS#90133 - This home features 4 BRs, 2 baths, off-street parking and 1-car garage. As an investment property and w/rentals in such a high demand this house can be rented ASAP. Call today. $139,900 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

MLS#90737 - Beautifully maintained inside and out! Home features 3 BRs and 1 bath. Freshly painted rooms. Hardwood floors throughout. Newly installed energy-efficient wood-burning fireplace insert. Easy commute to Oneonta , Norwich and Chobani. $74,000 Call Donna A. Anderson @ 607-267-3232 (cell)

MLS#84430 - Some of the last vacant lots available on Gifford Hill Road! Parcel includes 4 other parcels to be sold together. Close to Oneonta and Cooperstown. Enough road frontage for 10 building lots if subdivided. All offers considered. $199,900 Call Linda Wheeler @ 607-434-2125 (cell) MLS#84923 - Renovated 3BR, 2½ bath farmhouse on 3.2 acres. Country kitchen w/SS appliances, LR and formal DR w/fireplaces, large master suite. Fencing, run-in shed and barn for horses or livestock $250,000 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603 MLS#91924 - Beautiful views from this 3 BR, 2 bath, 1,248 sq ft doublewide on 1.76 acres in Roseboom. Newer replacement windows, carpets in good shape, newer kitchen cabinets w/tiled countertops. $54,900 Call Frank Woodcock @ 607-435-1389 (cell)

MLS#90435 - Charming move-in ready home in Cherry Valley features 3 BRs and 1 bath on a level corner lot. Mature landscaping, detached garage, shed. This home is as neat as a pin and priced to sell. $160,000 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

MLS#91749 - Rustic country cabin in Fly Creek, on 1.25 acres w/stream. Large woodstove in LR, oversized 2-car garage, snowmobile trail across the street. Close to Cooperstown and Oneonta. $69,000 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

MLS#85578 – Perfectly situated on over 26 acres this solid contemporary home is within minutes of Cooperstown Village. Hot tub, deck. Property also includes 200’ additional road frontage and well on County Rte 33. Poured concrete foundation could be finished for additional living space. $189,000 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (cell)

MLS#84273 - Immaculate and well maintained, this bright and freshly painted home awaits your offer. Walking distance to downtown shopping. 4 BRs, DR, LR, kitchen, 2 full baths, den and sunporch. Laminated wood flooring and some carpeting. Once was a 2-family and could easily be renovated back. $159,500 Call Linda Wheeler @ 607-434-2125 (cell)

MLS#92006 - Circa 1900 Victorian in Delaware County w/5 BRs, 1 bath, and just under 2,100 sq ft. 5 miles to the city of Oneonta. $45,000 Call Frank Woodcock @ 607-435-1389 (cell)

MLS#91996 - Energy-efficient 3 BR, 1½ bath Greek Revival on 31 acres w/pond and views. Country kitchen w/breakfast room, formal LR and DR, family room. Solar electricity, 3-zone heating oil or coal, replacement windows, new well, vinyl siding, wood trim. Spacious rooms w/original details, 9-ft ceilings hardwood floors. Can be purchased w/less acreage. $250,000 Call Michelle A. Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell)

MLS#91958 - Retired dairy farm w/over 145 acres on the market for the first time in over 40 years. Pastures, views, ponds, electric, well and septic. Located on a dead-end street across from over 1,100 acres of state land. $345,000 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

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(7765) Perfect home for an owneroccupied investment. This 5 BR, 5 bath historic home in Cooperstown features remodeled kitchens, new hardwood floors, knotty pine builtins, large sunroom, spacious deck, perennial gardens. All utilities are separate. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive–$299,000

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(7774) This intriguing 3 BR, 2 bath countryside ranch on a quiet street provides vaulted ceilings, open floorplan, eat-in kitchen w/gas range, walk-out basement, 2-car garage, decks and mature trees on a wooded lot. Discover great looks as well as great living! Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive–$169,000

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MLS#88892 - 3 BR, 2 bath home w/large yard and 2-story barn. Kitchen opens to DR and LR. Upstairs 3 BRs w/walk-in attic that could be 4th BR. Outside large fenced area for pets, perennial beds, large barn w/2nd floor storage, attached workshop. $99,000 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell)

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MLS#91638 - Grand home in Burlington on nearly 5 acres. Large eat-in kitchen w/attached 3-season covered porch. DR opens to spacious LR w/faux fireplace. Center hall leads upstairs to 4+ BRs. Several outbuildings, apple trees, large backyard. $89,900 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell)

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Great Investment Opportunity! This 7,700 sq. ft. Professional Office Building is in great condition and has been well-maintained. Exposure on busy State Highway 23 with 331 feet of road frontage, large parking lot for over 25 cars with picnic area for employees. Updated office space with two baths, conference room and offices. Could be two separate offices with separate entrances. Five 1-bedroom apartments upstairs with separate utilities. Minutes from Oneonta, Colleges and Interstate 88. 1 hour from Albany and Binghamton. Call listing agent for more details. $503,500 MLS #91434

MLS#91759 - 4 BR, 2-bath home w/enclosed granite porch, updated eat-in kitchen w/maple cabinets, wood laminate floors. 10 miles from Cooperstown, Cooperstown school district. This would also make a great Dreams Park rental. Call Donna A. Anderson @ 607-267-3232 (cell)

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Service Planned For Evelyn Balcom INDEX – A memorial brother, Albert Babcock Jr.; service for Evelyn Ruth Bal- five children, Mike York com, who passed away Nov. of Halcott Center, Deb 1, 2013, at Otsego Manor, Bilzer of Margaretville, is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. Julie Maresca of Burley, and his wife Serapha, Micah 30, at the Kingdom Hall of Idaho, Bill Balcom Jr. of Ingalls and his wife Heidi, Jehovah’s Witnesses in West Cooperstown and Sarah Peter Mark Ingalls and his Oneonta. Penrod of Cooperstown. wife Erica, Lynsey Ring She was predeceased by Evelyn is also survived by Dimas and her husband Tim, her husband of 50 years, grandchildren and greatJoshua Ring and his wife William E. Balcom Sr. grandchildren. Leigh, Heather Brown and Evelyn is the daughter of Evelyn was telephone her husband Randal, Tessa Albert Babcock and Grace operator in New York City, Ring and Priscilla Ring; one Young. and a home health aide for step-son, Jonathan Phipps She is survived by one many years. and his wife Kim McCorkle of Canada; and 13 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy H. Ingalls, who died at the age of 6 on Feb. 10, 1963. The funeral was Monday, Nov. 25, at the ComGrandma loved her farm, her family, munity Bible Chapel, and playing her old guitar. Toddsville, with the Rev. John Klosheim, pastor, ofLester R. Grummons Funeral Home will take the time ficiating. Rod was brought to find out what made your loved one special. to the Hartwick Seminary Whether it’s finding just the right flowers, or finding Cemetery in the 1961 Flxa musician to play her favorite tunes on her old guitar, ible Buick Flxette Hearse we’ll do what’s necessary to make her service as that Rod’s cousin, Chester unique as she was. W. Ingalls, purchased new when he owned the Ingalls Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home Funeral Home in 14 Grand Street, Oneonta • 607-432-6821 Cooperstown. Military honors were accorded by the Cooperstown Veterans Club and the Navy Funeral Honor Guard. Arrangements were entrusted to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home.

Rodney H. Ingalls, 94; Operated Clover Leaf Farm HARTWICK SEMINARY – Rodney H. Ingalls, who co-founded Cooperstown Dairy with his father and sold his Clover Leaf Farm in 1995 for Cooperstown Dreams Park, died Nov. 19, 2013. He was 94. He was a descendant of the first Ingalls who came to the new world in 1628 and settled Lynn, Mass. Rodney was the son of a sixth-generation farmer. He was born May 7, 1919, at the family farm homestead on Christian Hill. He was the only child of Harry Clark Ingalls and Theresa Chapman Ingalls. At age 3, his family moved to Hartwick Seminary, where Rod eventually owned and operated the family farm, known as the Clover Leaf Farm. His father, Harry, was progressive in farming, owning the first milking machine and the first tractor in the town. Rodney graduated from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1936. He received a four-year grant to Cornell, where he graduated in 1940 with a bachelor of science in agriculture and animal husbandry. On July 27, 1942, despite an exemption for farm sons, Rodney enlisted in the Navy and entered into active service as an aviator. He flew reconnaissance missions in

the Atlantic and Pacific theaters off the aircraft carrier USS Guam, searching for U-boats. He received an Rodney honorable H. Ingalls discharge as a lieutenant JG on Dec. 12, 1945. On June 16, 1944, while in active service, he married Virginia Mary McGraw. His justification for taking on a “war bride” was that the Navy paid more to married officers. Virginia predeceased him after 62 years of marriage. Rodney returned to the family farm where he and his father founded the Cooperstown Dairy and raised a herd of purebred Guernseys. His first love became that of raising gladiola, honey bees, vegetables and you-pick strawberries and blueberries. The farm was once complimented as being the “Jewel of the County.” Each spring Rodney would work out of his home office preparing people’s tax returns. He liked people and

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Legal notice Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on December 16, 2013at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 WOLF RD, 1ST FLOOR, SUITE 1CM, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express (www.bidx. com). A certified or cashier’s check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing 25% of the bid total, must accompany each bid. NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to doing-business/opportunities/constnotices Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. To receive notification of Amendments via e-mail you must submit a request to be placed on the Planholders List at const-planholder. Amendment may have been issued prior to your placement on the Planholders list. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-designated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contact Maria Tamarkin (518) 457-8403. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The Contractor must comply with the Regulation relative to non-discrimination in federally-assisted programs of the USDOT 49 CFR 21. Please call (518) 457-3583 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. Reg. 09, Jack Williams, Regional Director, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901



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programs of the USDOT 49 CFR 21. Please call (518) 457-3583 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. Reg. 09, Jack Williams, Regional Director, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 D262488, PIN 9806.73, F.A. Proj. L110-9806-733, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie & Sullivan Cos., Bridge Painting at Various Sites in Region 9., Bid Deposit $250,000.00., NO PLANS. Goals: DBE 2LegalNov28


Legal notice NOTICE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT VOTE COOPERSTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF OTSEGO, COUNTY OF OTSEGO, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Cooperstown Central School District, Otsego County, State of New York, will be held in the JuniorSenior High School Room 204 in said District on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at which time said vote will be held between the hours of 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM, prevailing time, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine upon the following item: Proposition No. 1 - District-Wide Capital Improvements Project NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that such Proposition No. 1 shall appear on the ballot labels to be inserted in the voting machines used for voting on such Proposition in substantially the following abbreviated form: Proposition No. 1 - District-Wide Capital Improvements Project □ YES □ NO Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit: RESOLVED, that (a) the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Cooperstown Central School District (the “District”) is hereby authorized to undertake a District-wide capital improvements project (the “Project”) consisting of (a) various renovations and improvements at the Junior-Senior High School; (b) various renovations and improvements

at the Elementary School, and (c) various renovations and improvements at the Bus Garage, to implement various health, safety, accessibility and code compliance measures and various other measures included and described in (but not to be limited by) the Project Plan referred to in the public notice of the vote on this Proposition, and to expend therefor an amount not to exceed $6,609,000; (b) a tax is hereby voted in an amount not to exceed $6,609,000 to finance the cost of the Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board; (c) in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $6,609,000, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on such obligations as the same shall become due and payable; and (d) New York State Building Aid funds (including EXCEL Aid funds) expected to be received by the District are anticipated to offset a substantial part of such costs, and such funds, to the extent received, shall be applied to offset and reduce the amount of taxes herein authorized to be levied. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the Special District Meeting and Vote, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or on the day before the Special District Meeting and Vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. The list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection in the Office of the District Clerk, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, until the day set for voting, except for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Dated: Cooperstown, New York October 22, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF COOPERSTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, OTSEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK 5LegalDec6


Legal notice SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF OTSEGO Index No. 2008-1333 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, against DAVID WOOL, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. COUGHLIN, A/K/A WILLIAM COUGHLIN, DECEASED, if he be living and if he be dead, the respective heirs-at-law, nextof-kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or inheritance, lien or otherwise any right, title or interest in or to the real property described in the complaint, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DOROTHY COUGHLIN AS HEIR AT LAW AND SURVIVING SPOUSE OF WILLIAM R. COUGHLIN A/K/A WILLIAM COUGHLIN, DECEASED; PAUL COUGHLIN AS HEIR AT LAW OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. COUGHLIN A/K/A WILLIAM COUGHLIN, DECEASED, JENNIFER WOOL, Defendants, To the above named defendants: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the amended complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the amended complaint is not served with this supplemental summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the plaintiff’s attorneys within 20 days after the service of this supplemental 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); 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. To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. COUGHLIN, A/K/A WILLIAM COUGHLIN, DECEASED


The foregoing supplemental summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Michael V. Coccoma, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Otsego County, dated the 3rd day of April, 2009 and duly entered in the office of the Clerk of the County of Otsego, State of New York. 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 your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT The object of the above captioned action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure $78,750.00 and interest, recorded in the Office of the County Clerk of Otsego County on February 16, 2006 in Liber 1476, Page 1163, covering premises known as 6960 County Highway 18, West Winfield, County of Otsego, State of New York. Premises lying and being in the Village of Unadilla Forks, Town of Plainfield. BEGINNING at the northwest corner of lands of Gates, now or formerly, at the center of the road known as Hackley Street, 212 feet along the center of said road to a point; being a plot 13.36 chains by 12 ½ feet by 2 chains 25 links by 5 chains 60 links by 4 chains 85 links by 62 ½ feet by 1 chain 71 links by 39 links. Section 19.01, Block 1, Lot 28.00 Dated: Rego Park, New York April 14, 2009 SWEENEY, GALLO, REICH & BOLZ, LLP. _______________


By: Rosemarie A. Klie, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff 95-25 Queens Boulevard Suite 626 Rego Park, New York 11374 (718) 459-2634 4LegalNov28 Legal notice Notice of formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: The Quilt Zoo, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on November 19, 2013. Office location: Otsego County. Secretary of State is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Secretary of State shall mail copy of process to: 88 Main Street, Worcester, New York 12197. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalJan2 Legal notice Notice of Formation of BOYNTON REAL ESTATE LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY on 8/21/13. NY office location: OTSEGO County. Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to c/o THE LLC, 608 County Hwy 51, Morris, NY 13808. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. 6LegalJan2 Legal notice FLY CREEK FLAGS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/09/2013. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY design Agent of LLC upon whom Process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Trosset Group Attorneys, P.O. Box 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. 6LegalNov28 Legal notice STARTING GAIT PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/09/2013. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY design Agent of LLC upon whom Process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Trosset Group Attorneys P.O. Box 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. 6LegalNov. 28


Legal notice NOTICE OF FORMATION of Arnold’s Maple Products, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/05/2013. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1076 County Highway 19, Burlington Flats, NY 13315. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. 6LegalDec.5 Legal notice Notice of Formation of All Plumbing & Construction, L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/13. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 28 Decatur St., Worcester, NY 12197. Purpose: any lawful activities. 6LegalDec12 Legal notice NOTICE OF FORMATION Kaps Krew Electric, LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec’y. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on October 15, 2013. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kaps Krew Electric, LLC, 3539 County Highway 35, Schenevus, New York 12155. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalDec12 Legal notice ARS MARTIALIS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/22/2013. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 16 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalDec19 Legal notice NOTICE TO THE VOTERS OF OTSEGO COUNTY: The following are the Official Results of the General Election held on November 5, 2013. ****************


**************** **************** STATE PROPOSITION #1 No 6,729 Ye 6,352 STATE PROPOSITION #2 Yes 10,030 No 2,431 STATE PROPOSITION #3 Yes 7,083 No 4,694 STATE PROPOSITION #4 Yes 7,967 No 3,812 STATE PROPOSITION #5 No 6,120 Yes 5,757 STATE PROPOSITION #6 No 7,855 Yes 4,519 STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES (2) Judith F O’Shea 8,777 Eugene D Faughnan 8,126 COUNTY TREASURER Dan Crowell 7,175 Edward Keator Jr 4,242 COUNTY CORONERS (2) James E Dow 8,985 Gordon Terry 8,567 COUNTY REP DIST #1 Edwin Frazier Jr 609 COUNTY REP DIST #2 James P Powers 760 Teresa Winchester 666 COUNTY REP DIST #3 Kathy Clark 799 Stuart E Anderson 444 COUNTY REP DIST #4 Janet Hurley Quackenbush 800 Daniel Buttermann 702 COUNTY REP DIST #5 Edward T Lentz 791 Jamie Waters 766 COUNTY REP DIST #6 Donald L Lindberg 1,125 COUNTY REP DIST #7 Beth Rosenthal 548 William Glockler 516 COUNTY REP DIST #8 Rick Hulse Jr 642 John Kosmer 598 COUNTY REP DIST #9 Keith O McCarty 789 COUNTY REP DIST #10 Betty Anne Schwerd 903 COUNTY REP DIST #11 Gary Koutnik 379 COUNTY REP DIST #12 Craig Gelbsman 144 Amy HornburgHeilveil 137 COUNTY REP DIST #13 Linda Rowinski 203 COUNTY REP DIST #14 Katherine Stuligross 230 BURLINGTON SUPERVISOR Russell McCall 241 Continued, C-2


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Legal notice BURLINGTON (contd.) CLERK/ COLLECTOR Deborah J Wengert 264 TOWN JUSTICE Daniel G Wilber 225 COUNCILMEN (2) Dale H Mayne 255 Neil Hourihan 156 Peter Dejong 151 ASSESSOR Roger E Parker 201 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Martin R Slentz 271 BUTTERNUTS SUPERVISOR Charles Eckelmann 350 Linda L Gover 310 TOWN CLERK Cheryl L Magazian 466 TOWN JUSTICE Claudette Y Newman 487 COUNCILMEN (2) Scot D Lueck 399 Donald B Hunt 308 Keith M Lilley 296 Joyce Pattengill 291 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Chris J Hunt 441 COLLECTOR Nicki McNeil 363 CHERRY VALLEY SUPERVISOR Thomas Garretson 224 TOWN CLERK Mary Beth Flint 234 TOWN JUSTICE Michelle R Wickwire 228 COUNCILMEN (2)



James C Johnson 208 Tracy A Donovan Laughlin 179 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Edward D Vanderwerker 258 DECATUR SUPERVISOR Grace Pongrac 91 Fred Kersman 52 TOWN CLERK Sharon G Mowers 114 TOWN JUSTICE Vincent Lenci 108 COUNCILMEN (2) Thomas Hunt 89 Kristin Reed 26 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Donald W Hill Jr 81 Ronald L Hunt 67 COLLECTOR Brenda S Hunt 98 EDMESTON TOWN PROPOSITION Yes 243 No 191 TOWN JUSTICE Barbara Bateman 370 COUNCILMEN (2) Scott Convis 334 Richard M Wayman 272 SUPER. HWYS (UNEXP) Danny L Hawes 301 Paul Tasior 141 EXETER SUPERVISOR Sally Landers 19 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Joann Chapman 111 TOWN JUSTICE Stephen E Meyer 94 COUNCILMEN (2) Gale N Kimsey 117 Patricia A Struble 105




HARTWICK SUPERVISOR David J Butler 392 Patricia S Ryan 238 TOWN JUSTICE Orrin D Higgins 491 COUNCILMEN (2) Gloria G Waro 388 Julianne Sharratt 356 Fred D Field 326 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Frederick R Striesse 469 LAURENS SUPERVISOR Oscar Oberkircher 487 TOWN CLERK Donna J Raphaelson 501 TOWN JUSTICE Frank C Wood 468 COUNCILMEN (2) Edwin Winslow 395 George Decker 377 Laura G Malloy 217 Bill Seabury IV 207 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Wayne Shulgay 346 Ronald E Fink 127 Joseph Keat 123 COLLECTOR Doris I Schlee 548 MARYLAND SUPERVISOR Peter Oberacker Jr 421 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Kaye A Freling 420 TOWN JUSTICE Joseph L Staruck 420 COUNCILMEN (2)




Scott A Gaston 309 Joan Debenedittis 280 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Timothy S Walke 384 Ken Williams 70 Ken Otten 20

Heidi Stanton 212 Jacob Deglee 210 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Jonathan N Foote 385

COLLECTOR Marylalice Brown 538 TOWN JUSTICE Ronald E Decker 496 COUNCILMEN (2) David Sheldon 472 George R Dolezel 472 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS John E Hurlburt III 491

MIDDLEFIELD SUPERVISOR David Bliss 393 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Beth Moakler 391 TOWN JUSTICE Donna Yerdon 355 COUNCILMEN (2) Robert L Tabor 345 David Edwards 339 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Timothy M Dubben 358 MILFORD SUPERVISOR Chris Harmon 415 TOWN CLERK Kenneth C Sosnowski 472 TOWN JUSTICE Judith Russell 392 COUNCILMEN (2) John J Gill 348 Brent Baysinger 320 COUNCILMAN (UNEXP) Vera Sosnowski 425 COLLECTOR Timothy E Knapp Sr 438 MORRIS SUPERVISOR Lynn A Joy 276 Deborah A Newell 178 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Linda E Ewing 385 COUNCILMEN (2) William M Pickens 283 Marilyn Roveland 227

NEW LISBON SUPERVISOR Robert E Taylor 227 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Charlene R Wells 256 TOWN JUSTICE Bruce R Moskos 264 COUNCILMEN (2) John L Pegg 159 Joe Gregory 132 Florence Loomis 110 Glen A Noto 107 Brian Ryther 88 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS William M Whitaker 230 Jeffrey D Baran 69 ONEONTA SUPERVISOR Robert T Wood 1,072 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Cheryl L Shackelton 1,158 TOWN JUSTICES (2) Bruce A Smith 891 Sean Joseph Farrell 781 Dawn Oliver 769 COUNCILMEN (2) Andrew D Stammel 841 Patricia Jacob 801 Brett Daniel Holleran 636 Fred Volpe 616 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS James Hurtubise 1,208 OTEGO SUPERVISOR Joseph S Hurlburt Sr 389 Tom Sears 214 CLERK/

OTSEGO SUPERVISOR Anne GeddesAtwell 846 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Pamela A Deane 926 COUNCILMEN (2) Carina L Franck 847 Thomas E Hohensee 834 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS John Schallert Jr 543 Mark L DiLorenzo 401 Bryan Pernat 318 PITTSFIELD TOWN PROPOSITION No 164 Yes 114 SUPERVISOR Donna R Wells 201 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Darlene Labrie 250 COUNCILMEN (2) William Johnson 208 Jeffrey D Utter 187 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Paul Hulse 170 Douglas W Lum 121 PLAINFIELD SUPERVISOR Todd P Lewis 216 Suzanne M Jennison 84


TOWN CLERK Jon Cockett 40 COUNCILMEN (2) James D Roberts 207 Wendell Rogers 190 Larraine McNulty 102 Paul Sirtoli 98 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Carlton K Wilcox 210 COLLECTOR Debra A Wheelock 247 RICHFIELD SUPERVISOR Francis J Enjem 409 Nick Palevsky 295 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Monica Harris 413 Susan Cantwell 363 TOWN JUSTICE John Dixon Bartle 430 COUNCILMEN (2) Paul Palumbo 471 Laurie E Bond 457 William P Seamon 319 COUNCILMAN (UNEXP) Fred Eckler 427 Larry Frigault 287 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Michael R Kress 604 ROSEBOOM SUPERVISOR Patti Gustafson 157 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Erin Vandewerker 148 COUNCILMAN (2) Curtis E Vandewerker 123 Allegra Schecter 91 Charles D Diamond II 83 Robert Norton 72 COUNCILMAN


(UNEXPIRED TERM) Karen Donnelly 137 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Michael H Mabie 176 SPRINGFIELD SUPERVISOR William L Elsey 217 TOWN CLERK Jeannette M Armstrong 276 TOWN JUSTICE Peter E Johansen 278 COUNCILMEN (2) Fred Culbert 188 Richard Rathbun 184 Craig Hysack 99 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Jeffrey S Miles 296 COLLECTOR Ann Magruder 283 UNADILLA SUPERVISOR Gregory J Relic 572 TOWN CLERK Terry L Yoder 640 TOWN JUSTICE Stephen Geer 560 COUNCILMEN (2) George D Banta III 478 Roger J Cecce 467 Jakkie Bickos 305 ASSESSOR Raymond G Johnson 385 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Rodney P Renwic 448 Tracy Winchester 280 COLLECTOR Gloria Meenan 496 WESTFORD


COUNCILMEN (2) Ralph J Ritton 122 Robert L Huntington Jr 102 Lawrence H Roseboom 86 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Martin J Peeters 151 WORCESTER SUPERVISOR Diane Addesso 322 Harold J Ridgeway Jr 292 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Joann Beverland 496 TOWN JUSTICES (2) Brian P Keenan 428 Alton R Travis III 377 Harold N Southworth 303 COUNCILMEN (2) David J Miller 461 Lawrence A DeLong 387 David J Parker 249 SUPER. OF HIGHWAYS Roger L Butler Jr 499 CITY OF ONEONTA MAYOR Richard P Miller Jr


Otsego County Board of Elections 140 Co Hwy 33W, Ste 2 Cooperstown, NY 13326 607-547-4247 or 4325 www.otsegocounty. com 1LegalNov29

SUPERVISOR Brad R Davis 145 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Louisa Mary Platt 157



MOVING SALE - Saturday, Nov. 30. 3-5 p.m. Antique furnitue, farm table, glass caminets, bookshelves and dresser. Pottery, art, etc. 92 Main St., Apt. 2B, Cooperstown. (919) 631-9064.

HOLIDAY ITEMS BIRDHOUSES! -- Charming birdhouses of Farmers’ Museum structures: Cornwallville Church, Lippitt Farm House, Wescott Shop, and Filer’s Corners School. Call The Country Crock, (607) 278-5215, or see birdhouses on Facebook. THANKSGIVING TURKEYS. Local Family Farm Raised Thanksgiving Turkeys. Fresh or Fresh-Frozen. $3.50/lb. Order today! Call Holly & Jason Pullis. (315) 858-0259.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Office space available at beautiful historic Railroad Avenue in Cooperstown. Off-street parking available! Call Tim at 607-4359859. Oneonta Office Spaces For Lease! Great central location close to downtown with great parking. Spaces range in size so call for details. Ask about getting 2 months FREE rent!! Contact Benson Agency Real Estate and Ask for Becky Thomas. 607-4324391, X-202. 2000 SQ FT COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT. Located in Cooperstown on Railroad Avenue. Wide open floor plan with phone, high speed internet and power connections spread throughout the space. Electric, Heat and Garbage are included in the asking price of $1800 per month. Offered by John Mitchell Real Estate. Contact Michael Swatling (607) 264-3954.

HOMES FOR RENT Cooperstown Home for Rent or Sale. 2 bedroom, one bath. $1,500/month. Corner Pioneer and Elm streets. Snow removal and lawn maintenance included. 547-8192. FOUR BEDROOM single-family house for rent. Laundry, parking, garage. 1-yr. lease. 31 Linden Street, Oneonta. Call (607) 2870560, (607) 434-3846. Cooperstown Village Home. Wonderfully Updated & Fully Furnished. Two Bedrooms, Two Baths, Large Center Island Kitchen,and Dining Area Living Room with Fireplace, Fenced in Yard Overlooking 5th Green At Leatherstocking Golf Course and Otsego Lake. $1,700.00 per month, Plus Utilities. Annual Lease Available, References Required 1 Months Security,& Realtor Fee ~No Smoking No Pets~ Laura Coleman, John Mitchell Real Estate , 607-437-4881 2 bedroom, 1 bath, laundry, garage, furnished, no smoking, no pets. One month security. One month security, 5 minutes to Cooperstown. Available immediately and through May 31, 2014. $800/month. Call Rob Lee, Benson Agency Real Estate, 607 434 5177. HOUSE FOR RENT VILLAGE OF COOPERSTOWN. Large 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with new kitchen, hardwood floors, nice 2nd level deck and good size back yard. Close to all amenities. $1800 per month including all utilities. Tenant is responsible for phone and internet only. John Mitchell Real Estate. Contact Michael Swatling (607) 264-3954 Rental ad Cooperstown just south of the village 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath single story home garage, nice yard $850.00 plus utilities No smoking no pets...

Dave LaDuke John Mitchell Real Estate 547 8551

APARTMENTS FOR RENT One bedroom apartment with porch available in Fly Creek. $600 utilities included. Available immediately. (607) 547-8500. Cooperstown Apartment for rent. Tenant wanted for large apt., 1 bedroom. Kitchen, full bath, off-street parking. No smoking; pets can be discussed. Info, (845) 674-0438. In Oneonta, all new, quiet, first floor apartment, 2 bedrooms w/sunroom, washer/dryer and garage. For mature, non-smoker person, long-term preferred. $800 per month plus utilities. Call evenings @ (607) 432-3451. Center City (Oneonta) 2 bdrm, 2nd floor apartment for rent. No smoking/pets. $650 plus, security & references. (607) 431-9029. Two Bedroom Apartment Village Of Cooperstown. Avail. November 1st. Heat and Electric Included. $800.00 per mo. First and Last Months Rent. No Smoking ~No Pets~ Annual Rental. Call- Laura Coleman, 607-437-4881; John Mitchell Real Estate Cooperstown Apartment for rent 2nd floor 1 bedroom, garage, laundry and a deck over looking back yard .... $750.00 plus utilities wonderful location, close to downtown. No Smoking. No pets. Call Dave LaDuke , John Mitchell Real Estate, (607) 5478551 or (607) 435-2405. Two one-bedroom apartments near Otego. Garbage removal, laundry, and parking provided on premises. No smoking, no pets, security deposit & one year lease. References required. Contact (607) 988-2713.

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