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im Wiles, a familiar figure locally for his depiction of “Casey at the Bat” on Induction Weekends and baseball-related events, is leaving town. Wiles, director of research at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, has accepted the position of director at the Guilderland Public Library. He has been commuting from Guilderland since his wife, Marie, the former ONC BOCES superintendent, was named superintendent of schools there in 2010. More details at

When Otsego County’s state senator for the past 27 years, Jim Seward, R-Milford, is in the room, he’s First Citizen. Here, he is flanked by the county’s three assemblymen, from left, Bill Magee, D-Nelson, Cliff Crouch, R-Bainbridge, and Pete Lopez, RSchoharie, at a meeting of ONC BOCES superintendents Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Otsego Area Occupational Center, Milford/IDS ON

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STATE OF STATE: This year’s State of the State breakfast, featuring a briefing of the county’s Albany delegation, is 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Foothills. $25 per person; register at 547-4500. Sponsored by Otsego Chamber and Community Bank. QUIT SMOKING: Bassett Healthcare is offering a “Butt Stops Here” program in Oneonta and Cooperstown, eight one-hour sessions beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. $40. Call 547-3028 to register. NEW TENANT: The Nail Club, a finger-nail parlor, has leased the former Savor NY storefront at 171 Main St.

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a hug – and tell them they won’t be forgotten.” Listen for a while to Otsego County’s state senator since 1986, and you conclude: It’s not about ideology. It’s not even about winning, although he has won every race since, age 20 and a student at Hartwick College, he lost a Republican primary for assemblyman against Harold Luther of Herkimer. It’s all about people.

And Seward’s people skills – courting them, convincing them and, lately in particular, leading them – have been very much in evidence since that morning in December 2011 when, meeting with the newly formed pro-business Citizen Voices, he was challenged on “unintended consequences” of the bill he’d sponsored affirming Please See CITIZEN, A4

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While village DPW chief Brian Clancy, right, confers with crew member Glen Falk, in the foreground, Sheriff Devlin and Chief Covert, in the background, deploy their officers. Chief Covert briefs reporters at 11 a.m. as the situation calmed down.

Pistol drawn, a deputy paces a path along Willow Creek near Railroad Avenue. The creek goes underground and runs near the back of Seventh Inning Stretch.

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sentiment was expressed to her through 13 separate phone calls and five personal encounters. • Board member Tony Scalici, Cooperstown, said the tech aspects of the bond issue would have allowed “self-paced learning.” He called technology “the great democratizer of education.” He said he also supported the building upgrades, but feared forgoing the tech improvements would cause local students to fall behind, since the field is changing so quickly. • Another parent, Gail Sacchi, Cooperstown, who was at the meeting, suggested the board seek public input to determine what voters favor most. The $6.6 million bond, which would have been covered predominantly by state aid, would have performed a range of routine mainte-

had tried to escape along the creek, which runs underground behind downtown stores. Devlin appeared, but by 10:20 the group had dispersed. By this time, multiple police vehicles were in the village. In Vinnie Russo’s parking lot across from the fire hall alone, eight state police cruisers were parked. The state police Bearcat armored vehicle arrived on the scene shortly before 11, when the situation appeared to have stabilized. At 11 a.m., Covert convened an impromptu press conference on the sidewalk near the store, as TV crews had arrived from Utica and Binghamton. In response to a question, he said Renert is the focus of a separate inquiry by local police that has not yet been made public.

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herry Valley Supervisor Tom Garretson. Sustainable Otsego’s Adrian Kuzminski. The Oneonta City Charter Commission. That slate of Young Turks that sought to apply business principles to Cooperstown village government. Kathy Clark, Linda Rowinski and Kay Stuligross, who seized control of the county board and changed it for the better. Distinct, they all have a lot in common. First, they were focused on improving our little world of Otsego County, to make it a happier place. They were confronted with new ideas, and were able to rethink the challenges – to change their minds – and go forward in a new way. That’s not easy to do. And, they have all been designated Citizens of the Year by the county’s sister

newspapers, Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal. • In some cases – for instance, the masterful preparation for the huge 2007 Cal Ripken Jr./Tony Gwynn Induction, overseen by Cooperstown Mayor Carol B. Waller – was recognition of accomplishment. In most cases, however, the battle was still underway when the designations were made. The outcome was uncertain. Yes, windmills were successfully regulated and, it turned out, kept out of Cherry Valley, but Garretson didn’t know that when, observing the town’s natural beauty compared to other windmill venues, he broke with his political allies and entered the fray. Fracking, it now seems, can’t happen here, but

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no one knew that when Kuzminski energized the county’s opposition – and much of the state’s – to what would certainly be an environmental scourge if it ever happened. The Charter Commis-

sion strived to streamline Oneonta City Hall, but it didn’t know City Manager Mike Long – the new charter enabled his hiring – would be so successful. The Young Turks were even beaten at the polls, but their

ideas are taking hold in Village Hall. • State Sen. Jim Seward’s foray into economic development fits the same pattern. We’ve learned so much in the past two years, we hardly remember how his mild criticism, diplomatically expressed – that Otsego County didn’t seem to be as far ahead as some of the other counties in his district – evoked such tut-tutting at his boldness. Since, we’ve learned that environmentally friendly economic development – nanotechnology, and craft beer and food, to name two niches – isn’t only desirable, it is happening and can flourish in Upstate New York, and we can be part of it. Citizen Voices group challenged Seward to do

more about our communities’ decline. But, at every step, he faced entrenched attitudes and – that killer of all enthusiasm – it’ll-neverhappen negativity. Even now, with a new consensus a half-step or two away from a new reality – the county Industrial Development Agency (IDA) may clinched the deal on Thursday, Jan. 9 – the forces of reaction are working in the shadows. Through it all, Seward has been a happy warrior, heading back, every back, into the breach. Garretson, Kuzminski, the Charter Commission, the Young Turks and all the others didn’t know what the future held, but it held victory, as it should have. And so it must in this case, too. And so, with Seward’s consensus-building determination, it will.

‘Citizen’ Champions Economic Development After 27 years, the Sewards – in this year’s Christmas card photo – are still going strong, with the senator halfway through his 13th term. Ryan is working in Boston and daughter Lauren and her husband, Felix Thomas, have provided the first Seward grandchild.

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“proactive” economic-development structure: The county Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is working out the final details with a consultant who helped plan the second summit, Sandy Mathes, the uniquely successful former Green County economic developer, to restructure the IDA and begin competing for jobs in nanotechnology, craft food and beverages, and other high-growth sectors. For 27 years of contributions as state senator, but particularly for the past two years, and for what his efforts promised in the next few days, months and, then, years, James L. Seward is The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta’s Citizen of 2013. “He’s done what needs

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CITIZEN/From A1 the Home Rule rights of New York State towns. “But, truly,” he continued, “there were some economic stresses here. We needed to step up, to create economic activities and job creation.” In the two years since, he has convened two “Economic Development Summits” – on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at The Otesaga in Cooperstown, and Thursday, Nov. 14, at Foothills in Oneonta – introducing local movers and shakers to each other – an essential first step – and helping business, government and the local colleges learn how gain access to Cuomo Administration economic-development funding. As the new year dawns, Seward’s efforts are on the brink of bearing fruit in a

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to be done to get us out of a 20-year – a 30-year – doldrums,” said Bob Harlem, a founder of Citizen Voices who operates Otsego Ready Mix and related companies, and was recently elected president of the Otsego County Development Corp. “It started with Home Rule, but it morphed into this, because this is what it’s really all about. This is what we need to do if we want our communities to survive.” Tony Casale, the former Herkimer assemblyman who retired to Cooperstown, called the designation “well deserved. I may be a bit biased, because Jim has been my friend and political ally for more than 40 years. But he does work very hard, he takes his work seriously, and he always has the best interests of his constituents in mind.” If it sometimes seems like Seward’s been part of the county’s political picture forever, it must seem even moreso for him. “Even as a youngster,” he said in an interview at his district office in Oneonta, “I was always interested in current events.” Foreshadowing the bi-partisan support he’s often received, he remembers admiring a full range of politicians, from Barry Goldwater to John F. Kennedy. Raised in the Cliff section of Goodyear Lake, Jim Seward was the youngest of four. Even though he’s one of the state’s senior legislators, he’s still gets the

younger-brother treatment at family gatherings from brother John and sisters Marjorie Hill and Leona Hoag, he’ll tell you with a laugh. His dad, Wes, retired from the Milford Town Highway Department, and also ran the Seward Poultry Farm. But public service was in the family, as the elder Seward was town assessor, and his wife, the former Vivian Odell, tax collector. The senator’s father was also Sunday school superintendent at the Cooperstown Junction United Methodist Church, and the son became active in the Youth Methodist Fellowship, the MYF, testing his organizing skills by starting chapters in nearby churches. In Schenevus, a lively young woman entered the room. “I can remember it to this day. I said to the guy who was with me, ‘Let’s get her involved.’” It turned

out to be teen-aged Cindy Milavec, his future wife. Married 40 years, the couple raised two children, Lauren and Ryan. Lauren and husband Felix Thomas have provided the Sewards with their first grandchild. The future senator attended Oneonta schools, where his fifth-grade teacher at Valley View Elementary helped foster his interest, as did the lively discussion Bud Pirone, OHS teacher and later principal, led in his high school classes. Soon, Seward was attending the annual Teen Republican School of Politics at Skidmore College, which always featured an appearance of then-Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, who one year brought along Jackie Robinson. By the time he entered Hartwick College in 1969, Seward was already acquainted with the leading local politicians of the day,

Assemblyman Don Mitchell of Herkimer, Oneonta Mayor Jim Lettis and GOP county chair Scott Green, Cooperstown. In 1972, while still in college, he entered politics – the primary race against Luther. “That was my only political loss,” said Seward. “So I got that out of the way early.” But it was not for naught: “I learned the value of networking. In this business, all you have is your network and contacts.” The loss didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for politics. By the time he graduated the following year, he was already on the Republican County Committee, the youngest member ever. There was a tradition at the time that if the chair was a man, the vice chair would be a woman. And when vice chair Hazel Fields was elevated to chair in 1974, Seward succeeded her. Please See CITIZEN, A6 On the steps of Oneonta City Hall (with thenMayor David W. Brenner behind him) in 1990, the senator briefs a gathering on state actions that corresponded with the start of the Gulf War.


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50 YEARS AGO

There is not a man in this country who, having in his veins a drop of true American blood, that will not applaud the spirit and promptness of the President’s conduct in retaliating British outrage on the persons of our naturalized citizens, or those who are taken in arms, fighting the battles of our country. The brave fellows fought for our rights, and to defend us – and we should be despicable, indeed, if we did not avenge them. With respect to avenging naturalized citizens, the duty of avenging their injuries is imperative; they have sworn allegiance to us, and we are pledged to protect them. This protection will be given. It is no party question, varying with the change of opinion – but a deep, solemn, sacred obligation. December 25, 1813

was held on Sunday afternoon by Coroner Parish, assisted by Doctors Burton and Atwell, but the findings have not been made public. The condition of the child showed that it must have lived several hours after it was born, and then died of neglect. The body was buried in Lakewood cemetery Monday afternoon. December 24, 1913

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Al Stoughton, Secretary of the National Baseball Centennial Commission, will be the principal speaker at the annual dinner of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, at the Cooper Inn on Thursday evening, January 5, 1939. The tickets will be limited to 135, the capacity of the dining room. The speaker, whose office is at 247 Park Avenue, New York City, is in close touch with the plans of organized baseball for the 1939 Centennial Celebration. Mr. Stoughton graduated from Bucknell University, the alma mater of his uncle, the immortal Christy Mathewson, in 1924. He is a principal in the Steve Hannagan Promotion organization, which among other projects, has been engaged by organized baseball to publicize the Baseball Centennial throughout the United States. December 28, 1938

175 YEARS AGO

From the formation of our government up to a very recent period, the commercial interest has been the pet interest. Our foreign treaties and our home legislation have all been fashioned and framed almost with a single eye to favoring and advancing its peculiar interests. With that view we have instituted a discriminating tonnage duty. With that view we have imposed unequal and oppressive tariffs. For that interest chiefly have we built and maintained a navy. And, for that interest, have we entered into all the foreign wars and fought all the foreign battles in which we have been engaged. To protect and foster that interest we have expended our hundreds of millions, drawn from the pockets of the industrious consumer. And, to answer the claims and the wants of that interest, we have instituted and chartered banks, and thereby run the risk of making ourselves slaves to moneyed monopolies. December 24, 1838

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The Sanitary Commission – Miss Pickens has a letter from the U.S. Sanitary Commission, in New York, announcing the arrival there of the box of “useful fixins” for the soldiers forwarded by the ladies of this place and vicinity. Another box for the relief of the sick and wounded soldiers will be forwarded to the Sanitary Commission by ladies of Cooperstown during the Holidays. Those desiring to contribute a Christmas offering for our brave soldiers can do so by leaving the same with Miss Loper. December 25, 1863

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The new Village Hall is to be formally opened with a Grand Ball given by the Fire Department on Friday evening, January 18. Gartland’s Tenth Regiment orchestra has been engaged to furnish the music. Previous to the Ball a

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The body of a new-born baby girl weighing about ten pounds was found in the Susquehanna River just below the Main Street Bridge on Sunday around noon by some youths who were throwing stones into the water. Jesse St. John, Harry LaDuke, William Betterly and Herman Smith were throwing stones into the river from the bridge when their attention was called to an object in the water below near the Middlefield bank. A bath towel was wrapped around it and this with a woman’s skirt, which was found on the river bank furnish the only clues in the case. An autopsy

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ment initiative of the past two years has been something new. With two hospitals, two colleges, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and other national attractions, and “a mix of small manufacturers,” you might think Otsego County is exempt from some of the challenges Upstate counties face. “Truly,” he said, thinking back to that first meeting with Citizen Voices, “there are economic stresses here … I don’t think, as a county, as a community, we put enough resources into it.” At the first “Economic Development Summit” at The Otesaga, Seward was surprised to find many of the leaders in attendance were meeting each other for the first time – an important first step in what was to follow. Three letters – C-F-A, for consolidated funding application – were on everybody’s lips in the months that followed, as local businesses and the county’s economic development alphabet agencies – the IDA and OCDC, as well as the county Economic Development Office – sought to understand the Cuomo Administration’s way of distributing grants to localities.

“We needed a second summit to really have an action plan,” said the senator. He was particularly impressed with Dick Sheehy with CH2M Hill, a consulting firm that helps companies looking to expand find sites nationally and beyond. “Senator,” Sheehy told Seward after he spent the day before the summit intensely exploring the county, “I talked to 100 people today. I still don’t know who to call if I want to do business in Otsego County.” The senator observed, “It’s always good to have an outside opinion.” As he spoke, he looked around the table in the conference room of his Oneonta office on South Main Street, where he’d met just a few days before with the key players: IDA chair Sharon Oberriter, IDA board member Bob Hanft, Harlem, county board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller, Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood. “Within 45 minutes,” he said, “we hammered out an approach. I’m very pleased that key people are at the table and moving in the same direction.” Mathes and an IDA committee are meeting, and hope to have a future shape for economic development in Otsego County ready to be approved by the next IDA meeting, Thursday, Jan. 9. The conversation ended where it began, talking about people. If meeting with flood victims was the most stirring recent experience, it was rivaled by that day in Bainbridge, long ago now, presenting the state’s Conspicuous Service Awards to Vietnam veterans. “Many of them had never been thanked before,” he remembered. As a young legislator, Seward shows “Some of them were shaking. his parents, mom Vivian and dad Wes, They were so grateful.” around the state Senate. It’s all about people.

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CITIZEN/From A4 When she stepped aside the following year he, at 24, became the youngest county chair in history. He held the position for 12 years, and in that role was delegate to three Republican National Conventions, including 1976 in Kansas City, where incumbent President Gerald Ford turned back a challenge from former California governor Ronald Reagan. “Every delegate was important,” and the young man from Goodyear Lake found himself sipping cocktails in the East Wing of the White House, a guest of the president. One night, the phone rang at the Sewards’ Milford home. Cindy answered and told the soon-to-be-universally recognized voice at the other end her husband wouldn’t be home until 9:30. “Let me see,” came the deep-tone response, “that’s 6:30 my time.” Said the young wife in her forthright manner, “That depends who you are and where you’re calling from.” It was Ronald Reagan, calling from the West Coast. The couple still laughs about the episode today. Soon after becoming county chair, Seward joined the staff of Assemblyman Peter Dukovitz of Oneonta, the Custom Electronics’ founder, then that of state Sen. Charles Cook of Delaware County. He was on Steve Riford’s staff when the Auburn-based senator retired in 1986, and Seward stepped in. By all accounts it was a hard-fought campaign, as three Republicans – Seward, the youngest, vs. veteran pol Bill Craine, a well-off Sherburne insurance man, and Arbon Hatfield, Moravia, chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature – primaried for the nomination. Seward, still in his mid-30s, scored a decisive victory, 7,530 to 4,327 for Craine and 4,450 for Hatfield. He then dispatched Democrat Matt Morgan that November, and his Senate career was launched. When Seward arrived in Albany, offices and desks were still being assigned. Then-Majority Leader Warren Anderson of Binghamton shook the new senator’s hand and walked him into the chamber. Pointing to a desk, he said, “Why don’t you sit where what’s his name used to sit?” It was a lesson in humility, in how transitory elective power can be. He dove in. Looking back over the years, Seward’s particularly proud that, while chairing the Energy Committee, he shepherded through the “Power for Jobs” program, now “Recharge NY,” which provides low-cost electricity to business and industry. Negotiating with Assembly Democrats, “I tried to iron out the differences. “But it wasn’t going very well. Bruno” – then-majority leader Joe Bruno – “wanted to end it. I convinced him there was a desperate need.” Trying again, Seward was able to craft a compromise, and the bill became law. Longtime chair of the Senate Insurance Committee and a member of Education, he is considered an expert, locally and statewide, on both topics. And under Bruno, he began to move into leadership, as secretary of the Republican conference, then vice chair and, now, under Dean Skelos, assistant majority leader for conference operations. “No two days are alike,” he said. “So it keeps every day stimulating.” Locally, Seward is proud he obtained financing for the National Soccer Hall of Fame (which, while it faltered, has been reborn as Ioxus), Foothills Performing Arts Center and, lately, the rehearsal hall on the Glimmerglass Festival campus. When a Senate bill tried to authorize “micro stamping” of individual bullets, Seward, responding to Remington Arms’ message they might “rethink staying in New York,” was able to sidetrack it. What Seward learned during his years as an Assembly and state Senate aide was the importance of constituent service. He strives to ensure his staff solves people’s problems, and he strives to be accessible. Always having served nine or 10 counties, he travels 50,000 miles a year around his Otsego-centered district. Seward set his personal record on Labor Day Weekend 2012, when he started the morning at a car show in Moravia, on the shores of Owasco Lake, and ended the evening at a reception in Shandaken, on the far side of the Catskills, with five stops in between. With all this, the economic-develop-

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She was a member of the Cherry Valley First Presbyterian Church, of which she served as Secretary/Treasurer for many years. She was a member of the Cherry Valley Rebekah Lodge for 70 years and was past president of the Rebekah Assembly. She received the Decoration of Chivalry for services rendered on the World Eye Bank Committee for 16 years. Survivors include a sister Ruth Beach of Syracuse, a son, Douglas (Phyllis) VanDewerker, Westford, a daughter-in-law Joan VanDewerker, Cherry Valley, eight grandchildren: Teena (Robert) Finch, Big Flats, Bruce (Michele) VanDewerker, Roseboom, Keith (Rebecca) VanDewerker, Unadilla, Brian (Amy) VanDewerker, E. Meredith, Todd (Rachel) VanDewerker ,David (Jackie), Kevin (Tina) and Mark (Christie) VanDewerker all of Cherry Valley, 17 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband Douglas, she was also predeceased by a son Richard VanDewerker, a brother and sister-in-law, George (Janet) Giles, a sister Mabel Perry and brothers-in-law Cecil Perry and Merton Beach. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in the First Presbyterian Church,

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COOPERSTOWN – Isabella Marian (Giles) VanDewerker, 97, who operated Van’s Flower & Gift Shop for nearly 25 years, passed away Dec. 21, 2013 at Otsego Manor. She was born Nov. 18, 1916 in Cherry Valley, the daughter of Merritt S. and Celestia (Edick) Giles. She married Douglas F. VanDewerker on Dec 13, 1935 in Cherry Valley, he predeceased her on July 4, 1997. Isabella attended schools in Daytona Beach and Holly Hills, Fla., Fort Plain and Cherry Valley. She also attended Floral Design School in Albany, after which she and Douglas operated Van’s Flower and Gift Shop in Cherry Valley for 24 years. They also were both Nationwide Life Insurance Agents for many years. She served on the Board of Trustees of Fulmont Insurance Company in Johnstown.

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COOPERSTOWN – Mary Ellen Wrubleski, 53, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, Dec. 21, 2013, at Bassett Hospital. Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary’s Church. A mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30.

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MLS#87366 – 3 BR, 1 bath 19th-century farmhouse w/some renovations. 18 acres w/trout stream and pond. Close to Baseball Hall of Fame and Otsego Lake. Cooperstown Schools. Large rooms, woodshed, detached garage, barn w/lrg horse enclosure. $142,500 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (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. $142,500 Call Adam Karns @ 607-244-9633 (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#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#89145 - Historic Victorian Italianate limestone mansion features 14’ ceilings, deep moldings, hardwood floors, large windows and 9 fireplaces. 7 BRs, formal DR, library, solarium, country kitchen w/butler’s and storage pantry, 2 parlors, servants’ wing and housing in attic. More acreage available. $875,000 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell)

MLS#84525 - 2 BR, 1 bath quaint cottage! Country living! New roof, new kitchen. $69,900 Call Gabriella Vasta @ 607-267-1792 (cell)

MLS#92185 - 3 BR, 1 bath renovated home on a double lot in Burlington Flats. Radiant floor heat, updated kitchen, new sheetrock, vinyl siding and windows. Wood floors, nice-sized first-floor BR, 2 BRs upstairs, and nice hall area for office. $95,000 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell)

MLS#91047 - Move-in condition, 4 BR, 2 bath home on over 12 acres in Fly Creek. Large LR w/wood floors, family room w/pocket doors. Entry room w/wood stove leads to DR and kitchen. Large landing w/built-in shelves. Spacious master w/private entry to balcony, all BRs have nice closets. Perennials, covered porches, fire pit, large barn, open fields going to Oaks Creek. $369,900 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell)

MLS#89912 – 104 acres w/panoramic views of the Mohawk Valley and Adirondack Mountains. Fields for livestock or crops, woods for hunting and recreation, excellent sites to build your dream home. Easy commute to Albany or Cooperstown. $249,000 Call Michelle Curran @ 518-469-5603 (cell) MLS#91066 - Charming 6+ BR, 3 bath farmhouse 3 miles from Cooperstown. Eat in kitchen has maple floors and solid butcher-block countertops. Great room w/2 sets of French doors. Double-sided fireplace in kitchen/great room. Large formal DR. $269,999 Call Donna A. Anderson @ 607-267-3232 (cell)

MLS#91517 - Queen Anne Victorian in Cooperstown is tastefully renovated. 5 BRs, 4 baths, foyer, grand staircase, formal parlor, and library. Eat-in kitchen w/butler’s pantry, laundry area. Large master BR w/fireplace, bath w/Jacuzzi, radiant floor heat. Full basement, wrap-around deck, carriage barn w/storage area and 2 BR, 1 bath apt. above. $797,000 Call Kristi J. Ough @ 607-434-3026 (cell) or Donna A. Anderson @ 607-267-3232 (cell)

MLS#87502 - 4 BR, 1 bath move-in condition ranch is perfect for full-time residence or weekend getaway. Walking distance to Catskill Scenic Mountain Trails. $99,900 Call Gabriella Vasta @ 607-267-1792 (cell)

MLS#91760 - Renovated 1880s farmhouse on 11+ acres w/pond, trails. Newer 2-car garage, guest house w/private bath, spacious back deck. Renovated kitchen w/granite countertops, cherry cabinets. Open concept LR/DR, maple floors, pellet stove. Master suite w/private bath, cathedral ceiling, gas stove. New roof, new windows, high-efficiency gas furnace, on-demand hot water, blown-in insulation. Cooperstown schools. Priced below assessed value! $364,000 Call James Vrooman @ 603-247-0506 (cell)

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(7622) Secluded 4 BR, 2+ bath Dutch Colonial has bay window w/great valley view. Fireplace w/woodstove, den, family room, finished walk-out basement, home office, oak and pine flooring, 2-car garage, large deck. Well maintained home is 3½ miles from Cooperstown. Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive—$299,000

MLS#90624 - Amazing opportunity! Don’t miss out! Buy now for future investment on this prime location on the busy Southside corridor. This quickly growing area is full of opportunity. $495,000 Call Linda Wheeler @ 607-434-2125 (cell)

(7696) Endearing 4 BR countryside Colonial on 4.7 acres features formal DR, den w/fireplace, newer windows, oak flooring, newer kitchen w/Corian countertop, 2-car garage, covered front porch. Here is a special home just 2 miles from the hospital and sports center! Cooperstown Schools. Hubbell’s Exclusive—$275,000

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Don Olin

Nice 3 BR, 2 bath double-wide set up in Town of Oneonta park. Spacious light-filled rooms, kitchen island and master BR with bath. Front porch has panels to enclose for cooler months and nice deck off the back. Also has a 2-stall carport with metal roof and blacktop parking pad. Lot rent includes garbage and snow removal. Priced to sell at $55,000.

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