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By JIM KEVLIN COOPERSTOWN Joni Wenck and Fred Packer, both of Portlandville, examine brightly colored offerings at the 23rd annual Fenimore Quilt Club Show, which runs through Sunday, Feb. 24, at the CAA’s gallery in 22 Main. 23 towns are represented.

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ew York State’s new SAFE gun law “will be thrown out,” according to U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19. Speaking to Cooperstown Rotarians Tuesday, Feb. 19, in a tour of the county that included a visit to Springbrook that afternoon, he said the U.S. Supreme Court has concluded guns “can be regulated, but not banned.” He questioned the term “assault rifle” for weapons like the Bushmaster XM15 E2S used in Newtown. “It’s a rifle,” said the retired Army colonel. LADY’S 97TH: A community birthday party for Lady Ostapeck, who is turning 97, will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Fly Creek United Methodist Church, with refreshments provided by the Fly Creek General Store. TIGHTER SECURITY: CCS is awaiting the arrival of equipment that will tighten security at school entries, according to Supt. of Schools C.J. Hebert.

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Ron Grescheck of Cooperstown, father of Polar Bear Jump beneficiary Kloe Grescheck, joined the jumpers.

Dr. Seth Mathern flew in from Wyoming to jump for Morris’ Samantha Perry, a beneficiary and his patient/ MORE PHOTOS, A3

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uy Local!” is a phrase that comes to mind naturally. But the executive directors of Otsego County’s leading chambers of commerce, Oneonta’s Barbara Ann Heegan and Cooperstown’s Pat Szarpa, have discovered a softer way to say it: “Local First!” The multi-chamber “Local First!” campaign we’ll all be hearing a lot about after May 1 “in no way is a knock or a slap to anyone who frequents Walmarts or other ‘big box’ stores in our region,” said Szarpa, who planned to sit down again with Heegan at midweek to begin preparing action steps in the new drive.” “We’re thrilled these stores are here and employing local people. We’re speaking to those employees” Please See LOCAL, A6

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In duck-print PJs, Johnny Kotcher of Cooperstown plunges into Goodyear Lake Saturday, Feb. 15, during the 18th Polar Bear Jump.

record number of jumpers – 400 – raised a record amount of money – $106,000 – at the 18th annual Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump Saturday, Feb. 15. Cooperstown’s Ed Gwilt again raised most, $8,000 – $4,000 from small donors, plus $4,000 from the Delaware Otsego Corp., where he works.

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“I plan to do a complete hike on the Appalachian Trail,” said Bliss, who retired a year ago as Otsego County director of planning. “I want to accomplish something that has been on my bucket list for some time.” Starting March 1, Bliss – he lives in Hartwick Seminary but

was interviewed by phone from Florida – will begin the 2,200 mile trail in northern Georgia and, by mid-August, complete the trip in central Maine. He’ll chronicle his adventures, his photos and even the meals he eats at www.terrybliss.com. Please See BLISS, A3

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teve Bieritz, owner can help bring more awareof Bieritz Agency, ness while also guiding has been named to the organization through board of trustees of growth and developthe Northeast Kidment in the years to ney Foundation. come.” Bieritz has long The Northeast been involved with Kidney Foundation the work of the has been in existence Foundation, having since 1974 and proreceived a kidney vides patient servictransplant 18 years es, free community ago. screenings and eduSteve “I look forward cation, patient supBieritz to working with the port services, local Foundation, as it’s a cause research and school based that’s near and dear to my programs. Bieritz served heart,” he said. “Kidney on its board of directors disease flies under the radar previously. The Board of for many and I hope that Trustees is a newly created through my involvement I appointment.

LOCALS ON DEAN’S LIST: Matthew Kennedy of Cooperstown has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at SUNY Morrisville.

THURSDAY, February 21 2013 ROSS TAKES TOP PRIZE IN OTSEGO LAND TRUST CONTEST

TWO HONORED: Ariel Zaleski of Edmeston and Scott Stiles of Cherry Valley are on the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. RATHBUN HONORED: Liza Rathbun of Cooperstown is on the Dean’s List at SUNY Buffalo for the fall semester. HABERCORN CELEBRATED: Arum Habercorn, Hartwick, is on the President’s List at SUNY Canton for the fall semester. “Evening Inspiration” by Sam Ross of Roseboom won the professional category in the Otsego Land Trust’s 2012 photo contest on the theme, “Water, Water Everywhere.” Cooperstown’s Lizzy Falk won the youth category for “Dew On Web,” and Donna Greene of Otsego in the amateur category for a wetland scene.

3 HONORED: Cailin Huggins, Cooperstown, Joelle Lachance, Fly Creek, and Andrianna Mondore, Richfield Springs, are on the Dean’s List at Nazareth College for the fall semester. Saturday, March 2 6 to 9 pm Sunday, March 3 noon to 4 pm

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Hope Hubbard, formerly of Cooperstown, and Cailey Lord of Unadilla receive friendly pats on the head from Goody, the polar bear jump’s mascot.

Crowd-pleaser Steven Meade of Milford performs his signature flip at the 2013 annual Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump Saturday, Feb. 16. More than 400 jumpers raised a record $106,000 to benefit nine ailing youngsters, plus the Milford Fire Department, Catskill Area Hospice and the Portlandville Methodist Church.

“We want businesses in Otsego County to join us, to hear what top business priorities are in the county from the experts. We want you informed and involved” Barbara Ann Heegan, Executive Director, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

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She can’t swim, but Delia Donovan of Portlandville took the icy plunge anyhow. Diver Jason Riegel was close at hand to ensure her safety.

With tears in her eyes, Trish Bohle of Oneonta cheers members of Team Bohle, who were jumping in memory of her brother Mark, who passed away last May 28 at age 41. “This is my brother’s jump,” Trish said.

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Oneonta’s Nate Leonard, left, and Ryan Pondolfino were walking billboards at the plunge, expressing support for the Second Amendment as they prepared to jump.

Follow Terry Bliss’ Hike Along Appalachian Trail BLISS/From A1 His love of the trail started in 1995, when he and his son Scott started backpacking in sections. “We’d go for a weekend, sometimes a week,” he said. “In total, I’ve done about 300 miles and been through 12 of the 14 states the trail runs through.” The two he hasn’t hiked are, oddly enough, the ones right in his backyard – New York and nearby Connecticut. “I’ve been to both ends of the trail, but I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like in the lower Hudson.” Every five days, he’ll call his wife and tell her of his “pleasures and miseries,” and she’ll transcribe them to the blog so readers can “follow” him, right down the arrow on the website’s map showing his location. He’ll also mail one of five memory cards to son Scott, who will post pictures of

he said. “When I eat the meal you donated, you’ll be part of the hike, and I’ll list your name on the website along with where I ate it.” He’s also invited people to join him for the day if he’s hiking in their area. He’ll only carry five days worth of supplies, a backpacking hammock to keep him off the wet ground and, for when it gets too rainy or The Blisses – Terry and the day has been too long, Terry – on terrybliss. com, where his AT hike a sleeping bag and pad to throw down in one of the will be chronicled. three-sided tin-roof shelters fellow hikers, scenery and that dot the trail. “Every other memories of the trail. “That’ll be the fun part,” he so often, I’ll get off the trail to restock in a “trail said. town,” he said. “They’re He also started a “Meals geared towards hikers the on Heels” program, where way Cooperstown is geared friends are invited to write towards baseball families.” their names on a just-addIn a trail town, he can water meal and deliver it to get a hot shower, sleep in a wife Theresa, who will mail bunk in a hostel, do laundry, them to the various stops recharge his cell phone and along the route. “That will partake in every hiker’s be my supper most nights,” dream – the all-you-can-eat

buffet. But Terry knows the hike won’t be all pictures of sunsets and limitless food. “It’s a challenge,” he said. “When it’s the third day in a row that it’s raining and the food is no good and I’m just drinking water, the blog will be motivation for me to keep going. No one wants to read about an incomplete hike.” Only one in four complete the entire hike. “You have to reach down inside yourself,” he said. “I’m going to be that one. If it was easy, a lot of people would do it.” When he sets his mind on something, though, Bliss has a reputation for following through. He’d always wanted to walk around Otsego Lake. He retired last April, he woke up the next morning and, putting on his walking shoes, did just that.


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nteresting letter to the editor in Sunday’s Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin – Page 2, Viewpoints section – referencing United Van Lines’ annual study of migration patterns, showing New York has the third-highest ratio among the 50 states of people moving out vs. people moving in. The letter writer, Stephen Kutney of Endicott, goes on to reference Travis Brown’s book, “How Money Walks,” that reports $15 billion in income has moved out of New York in 15 years, more than any other state. • That brought to mind the Feb. 6 Cooperstown Central school board meeting where the fate of the “Redskin” nickname was debated, and where one alumna grilled board members: How many of you were born here? It turns out, none of them are Cooperstown natives. But so what? It’s really the wrong question. Are they interested, motivated, fair-minded, intelligent and – probably most important, given CCS’ recent history – do they have the fortitude to make decisions that protect and elevate the students under their care? One board member who spoke – for the first time since his

family here,” said Marietta, who, incidentally, was Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce president during a difficult transition, “I thought this” – the “Redskin” question – “was a very good way to invest the school board’s time. I think (the nickname) is one thing that holds Cooperstown back.” Other board members include a Bassett physician, an entrepreneur or two, a SUNY Oneonta professor, people who came to Otsego County in professional capacities and are contributing to their The Freeman’s Journal adopted community. This is exactly what New York CCS board member (and nonnative) Andy Marietta ran for needs. office “to make a better en• vironment for our children.” Cooperstown, of course, isn’t What’s wrong with that? the only place around here where the native-born flag is waved from election last May, he said – was time to time, nor is it unique to Andrew Marietta, a Midwesterner Otsego County or even Upstate. who attended SUNY Oneonta’s It’s a common dynamic in a lot of Cooperstown Graduate School places. in Museum Studies and stayed It’s least prevalent locally, to become the local director of perhaps, in the City of Oneonta, NYCON, the New York Council where you often hear newcomof Non-Profits. ers talking about how welcome He ran for the school board, he they feel. The two colleges, with said, because of the hazing scandal staff, administrators, professors and other negative occurrences of and students coming and going, no the past few years. His goal: “To doubt contribute to this. Plus, so make a better environment for our many of our neighbors are SUNY children.” Oneonta and Hartwick grads who “As someone who’s building a came here for college, decided

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‘Redskin.’ Is It Really Most Important Education Issue? To the Editor Of all the commentary regarding the “Redskin” Question, Orlo Burch’s suggestion makes the most sense of all. Thanks to its Hartwick segment, Cooperstown Central School already has a perfectly appropriate name for its sports teams: “The Huskies.” As Orlo emphasizes, the residents of Hartwick chose to send their children (those of high school age and later those of elementary school age) to Cooperstown Central School. It is a pity that they did not suggest that the designation “The Huskies” go with them. Through the years, these students have made significant contributions to the academic atmosphere of CCS, as well as to various athletic teams, though the Hartwick connection and other outlying connections have been unintentionally under-

stated. In the meantime, the middle-high school has moved from Chestnut Street to the edge of town and no Cooperstown resident serves on the board of education. It is clear that the name “Redskins” will be replaced. To preserve a connection with the past, with the history of the school district, it would be most appropriate to select a replacement that has an ancient tie to the district. No term could be more appropriate than “The CCS Huskies.” Accolades to Orlo Burch. I can’t help adding that there is something anomalous about all this. There has been great concern about an athletic nickname: large turnouts at board of education meetings, front page pictures and features and editorials in local newspapers, all manner of face-to-face confrontation. Please See LETTER, A6 •F

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they liked it, and stayed. It’s surprising the attitude hangs on all, given, in particular, how our political leadership is largely dominated by folks from somewhere else. County Board chair Kathy Clark was raised on Long Island. Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, likewise raised on Long Island, spent his career in Chicago. Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller is from Rochester. Same with our business leaders. Chobani’s Hamdi Ulukaya is from eastern Turkey. Custom Electronics president (and Ioxus founder) Mike Pentaris is from Cyprus. It’s a similar story at most of our major institutions. • At the bottom of the front page in that same issue of the Press & Sun-Bulletin was a headline, “Universities leading transition in Upstate.” In the first decade of this century, Albany correspondent Jessica Bakeman reports, New York’s colleges and universities grew by a whopping 38 percent; private-sector jobs grew 1.1 percent. SUNY jobs grew 20 percent; SUNY enrollment, 63 percent. (The Sunday paper was picked up after witnessing Oneonta’s Lady Yellowjackets take the STAC title at SUNY Binghamton, and the construction underway on that

campus is eye-popping.) This is all part of a plan that hasn’t completely come together yet, to train people in “nanotechnology, biomedical science, analytics and renewable energy development,” the jobs of the future. But it’s happening. In his State of the State speech in January, Governor Cuomo announced five “innovation hot spots” in different regions of the state. Last year, Bakeman reports, the state chipped in $400 million to a $4.8 billion deal with IBM, Intel, Global Foundries and two other companies to make “cutting-edge computer chips.” Part of the challenge is while our state spends billions educating high-earners of the future, they graduate and leave for the Sunbelt or the Silicon Valley. If that continues, all is for naught. Certainly, there’s no time in world history where change came at us more quickly. With the Internet and the globalization it has allowed, everything is different, and we need to challenge assumptions, to let go of the old, to try new ways of doing things. We see change all around us. Often, it’s not so bad. Even when it is, it’s essential.

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n Martin Luther King Day, we inaugurated Barack Obama for the second time as president of the United States. For this reason, it seems appropriate to invoke the names of five African Americans who had significant connections with the Village of Cooperstown. Some you have probably heard about – others perhaps not. • First: I invoke the name of Scipio, who was presumably named The Freeman’s Journal for the Joe Tom Husbands, former Christ Church sexton, famous Rois buried, along with many local African-Ameriman general cans, on the River Street side of the churchyard. named Scipio his working life as William Mile Point. In later life he Africanus. Cooper’s butler at Otsego served as sexton of Christ But all we Hall, where he was known Episcopal Church. When Joknow of him as “The Governor.” After seph Thomas Husbands died is his tombElizabeth Cooper’s death in in 1881, he was buried, as stone in Christ Churchyard, 1817, Joseph and his wife were many African-Ameriwhich identifies him as “an were given a house on what cans, on the River Street aged slave, a native of Afis now Pine Boulevard. side of Christ Churchyard. rica, who died March 27th, He is buried in the Cooper • 1799.” That tombstone, no family plot next to Christ Fourth, I invoke the name longer legible, contains a of Stephen Atkins Swails. poem the last verse of which Churchyard, where his tombstone reads: JOSEPH He was born in Pennsylreads: STEWART, died July 1823. vania in 1836, the son of a “His venerable Beard was Born a Slave. For 20 y’rs, white mother and an Afrithin and white; a much loved & faithful can-American father. Fol“His hoary head bespoke FREE Servant of JUDGE lowing race riots at home, his length of Days: “His piteous tales of Woe, COOPER.” The word FREE the family moved to Elmira, is in capital letters. and young Stephen came to “While bending o’er his • Cooperstown where he marStaff, Third: I invoke the name ried and became a waiter at “He did Relate of Joseph Thomas HusKeyes Hotel on Main Street. “Were heard in pensive bands. “Joe Tom,” as he When the Civil War broke Mood, was often known, was born out he enlisted, in 1863, “By Those in Barbados in the West in the 54th Massachusetts “Who look’d beyond his Indies in 1809 and brought Infantry – the first American tatter’d garb, to Maryland by his owner, Army regiment composed of And saw his Many Joseph Dottin Husbands, African-American soldiers, Sorrows.” the following year. When and fought with distinc• the War of 1812 broke tion in South Carolina and Second: I invoke the out, and British subjects Florida. name of Joseph Stewart. were required to leave In 1864, the governor of He was born a slave, the Massachusetts promoted property of lawyer Abraham the coastline, the family moved to Hartwick, where him to lieutenant – the first Ten Broeck, who brought young Joseph was emanciAfrican-American comhim to Cooperstown from pated. In 1836, “Joe Tom” missioned officer in the New Jersey and rented him – now married – moved American Army. After to William Cooper for about to Cooperstown, where he the war Swails settled in $80 a year. Joseph Stewart spent the rest of his life Kingstree, S.C., where he was soon given his freedom, and raised his family. He became mayor, was elected with a certificate filed at the became a boatman, famous for 10 years to the South Cooperstown county buildfor catering parties at Three Carolina State Senate, and ing. He spent the rest of

served three terms as its president. Evicted from office at gunpoint by a white mob, he later worked for the U.S. Post Office and Treasury Department. He died in Kingstree in 1900 and is buried in Charleston. • Fifth, and finally, I invoke the name of John W. Jackson, Jr. Born in Fort Plain in 1858, he was brought to Cooperstown the following year, where his father became for many years the village barber. He attended school here, learned how to play baseball, and about the age of 18 left home to pursue what was then for African-Americans an unheard of dream – to be a professional baseball player. He always played under the name of Bud Fowler, and between 1878 and 1894 was a member of many American teams, some of them in Minor Leagues – where his exceptional prowess as a pitcher, and especially as a second baseman, was universally recognized. Despite this, Bud Fowler never made the Major Leagues, and he was regularly expelled from teams because of his race – either his teammates or those of opposing teams refused to play alongside an African-American. In 1894, Bud Fowler formed the Page Fence Giants – an all-black, all-star team that played throughout much of the nation – traveling in their own private railroad car. In later life Fowler became both ill and impoverished, and he died in February 1913 at the home of his sister in Frankfort, Herkimer County. • All five of these men deserve to be remembered here in Cooperstown. Hugh MacDougall is Cooperstown village historian.

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

200 YEARS AGO

On the 29th December last, about 10 leagues from the coast of Brazil, the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Comm. Bainbridge, fell in with and captured his Majesty’s Frigate JAVA, of 49 guns, and manned with upwards of 400 men. The action continued one hour and fifty-five minutes, in which time the JAVA was made a complete wreck, having her bowsprit, and every mast and spar shot out of her. The Constitution had nine men killed and 25 wounded. The JAVA had 60 men killed and 101 wounded – among the latter, mortally, Captain Lambert, her commander, a very distinguished officer. The JAVA was rated a 38 but mounted 49 guns. February 27, 1813

175 YEARS AGO

The ninth annual meeting of the New York State Temperance Society was held in the Second Dutch Church in Albany on February 8th and 9th. The following were among the resolutions adopted: Resolved – That the only object of the New York State Temperance Society is to prevent intemperance and to reclaim the intemperate (adopted unanimously). Resolved – That as entire absence from intoxicating liquors may be practiced by individuals for different reasons; and, as there should be a common bond of union as far as practicable among all who agree in practice, the pledge of this society shall hereafter be as follows: “We, the undersigned, do agree that we will not use intoxicating liquors as a beverage, nor traffic in them; that we will not provide them as an article of entertainment, or for persons in our employment, and that in all suitable ways, we will discountenance their use throughout the community.” The resolution was adopted – 70 affirmative, 11 negative. February 26, 1838

150 YEARS AGO

The “Fish House” at Three Mile Point, it is generally known, was broken down by the weight of heavy snow last winter. For many years it had been the convenient and agreeable resort of parties, Sunday Schools, and Lake excursionists generally; and it deemed desirable to rebuild it. Capt. Cooper has a lease of the Point for several years, and we understand that he will wait upon our citizens to learn their views and wishes in the matter. We think they will say: “Let the Fish House be re-built!” February 20, 1863

125 YEARS AGO

Personal – Be careful ye coasters! The newspapers almost daily record serious accidents that occur among

25 YEARS AGO

will be extended to attend church and listen to a sermon on “The Commandments.” There has been a large sale of seats for the Skovgaard & Co. concert in the Village Hall next Tuesday evening. The great Danish violinist will play an instrument made by Stradivarius in 1712 worth $13,000. William Cobbett has cast out a demon. It was in the form of an orange, black cat that has inhabited his cellar for three weeks and which none of the family had been able to approach, much the less catch. Miss Cooper, who had been mourning the loss of a pet cat made an investigation. At the magic word “Demon” uttered by a familiar voice, the tabby came out from his hiding place and went happily home. February 26, 1913

75 YEARS AGO

Bert Talbot of Edmeston sold his venerable and beloved Cameron, an air-cooled sports model roadster, on Tuesday of last week to Robert Chase of Earlville. Chase will place the curiosity in a museum along with a number of other ancient models which he has collected. Mr. Talbot bought the car in 1910 and paid the magnificent sum of $1,050 for it. He sold it to Mr. Chase for fifty dollars. Through the 28 years that Mr. Talbot has had the car, he has kept it in fine condition and good running order. When it was taken away, February 24, 1988 it had on the original tires which were in a splendid state those engaged in coasting. Last Saturday evening scores of of preservation. The car is still able to run under its own persons were on Pioneer Street, starting from Church Street power. February 23, 1938 and going to the Lake. It was very pleasant sport. The Geo. Clarke Estate – A mortgage foreclosure occurred here on the 17th on 866 acres of land belonging to this estate, and lying in the Town of Middlefield. The claim was for $43,588; the title clear and undisputed; and yet Mr. James Stevens, the mortgagee, bid it in for only $25,100 – only $29 an acre! Here is another shrinkage amounting to about $18,500. At this rate, it is doubtful whether anything is to be realized above the mortgage indebtedness and the judgments of record at the time of the assignment. The lands are all being sold at figures far below their real value. February 24, 1888

100 YEARS AGO

In Our Town – Some time ago, Rev. E.C. Petrie and Rev. F.S. Squyer exchanged prayer-meetings. This was orthodox enough. But the Baptist pastor is minus a fine umbrella which he left in the vestibule of the Presbyterian Chapel. During the service a sneak thief entered the vestibule and stole the preacher’s umbrella. This was heterodox. If the miscreant who stole the umbrella will return it to its rightful owner, no questions will be asked, and a cordial invitation

50 YEARS AGO

Howard C. Talbot, Jr. of Cooperstown, a Republican, was nominated on a union ticket, for his second one-year term as Mayor of Cooperstown at the annual Republican and Democratic caucuses held Saturday night at the Village Library building. Richard M. Shepard, a Republican, was re-nominated for a three-year term as trustee. He is serving the final year of Mr. Talbot’s unexpired term as trustee. February 20, 1963

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The Community Bible Chapel will host its first annual Community Blizzard Carnival on Sunday, February 23 from 2-5 p.m. The event will include both indoor and outdoor games, and free hot dogs and drinks. A snowshoe run, team sled pulling, ice bowling, snow golf and a threelegged cross country run are among the many activities planned for the afternoon. The Community Bible Chapel is located at 577 Greenough Road. February 21, 2003

Charles Schneider, Music Director and Conductor SUNY Oneonta • Alumni Field House Sunday, March 3, 2013 • 4 pm Tickets: $40 • Table of 8 : $320 cso@oneonta.edu • 607-436-2670 • www.catskillsymphony.net Sponsored by The Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Additional support by Benson Agency Real Estate, LLC, and Macys. This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. This performance is also supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art. This performance is also supported by SUNY Oneonta.

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Chambers Collaborate On ‘Local 1st’ Strategy LOCAL/From A1 in addition to everyone else: “When you are out shopping, think about our region, instead of just reverting to the Internet.” “It’s top of mind awareness,” said Heegan, who joined Szarpa Wednesday, Feb. 13, in hosting “stakeholders” at the Country Inn & Suites, Hartwick Seminary, in a “Local First!” campaign that has been percolating since soon after the two executives were hired last year, and is now coming to a boil. By May 1, a “Local First!” logo will have been developed, and the two chambers, through print advertising, billboards and other means, will be rolling out what’s expected to be a 2-3 year campaign to make local shoppers fully aware of what’s for sale in local stores. The idea is to saturate the market, then to test shopper awareness in 24 or 36 months to determine the campaign’s success. “Have businesses noticed any change in local shoppers and local usage,” said Szarpa. The local effort was inspired in part by similar programs in Saratoga Springs and Western New York, and such experts as author Becky McCray of www. smallbizsurvival.com.

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People Love Cooperstown, Move Here, Try To Change It

To the Editor: I have lived in the Town of Otsego all my life. In addition to being a resident, I’ve been a local business owner and the actions of the village trustees to force paid parking are not good for Chamber executives the residents or the busiHeegan, left, and Szarpa nesses in Cooperstown. I are collaborating on understand the desire to find “Local First!” revenues, but this effort will simply hurt (and cost) the Heegan joined the task force last November, and one of her suggestions was to make sure SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick To the Editor: College students are part of Our able Oneonta mayor the mix, so Oneonta Public of the last three-plus years, Transit was part of the Feb. Richard (Dick) Miller, has 13 discussion. announced his intention to Psalm Wycoff from the run again for the office he county Planning Departnow holds, modified to a ment led that discussion, degree by a vote-approved but the session was an city manager, so the ComOneonta-Cooperstown mon Council, mayor and aggregation. Southside C.M. will be a good trio Mall Manager Luisa Monteam to run our fair city on tanti, MSO Director Julia our behalf. Goff and Councilman Bob I heartily endorse the Brzozowski were among at- mayor’s desire, and hope tendees from the city; from many more will do the the village came Mayor same. He has reached out to Jeff Katz and Cooperstown each member of the council, Chamber President Mike and both major parties. His Otis (of Oneonta’s Gordon upbeat and realistic perspecB. Roberts Agency). tives have imported some Gina Reeves, the Brookelements of both major parwood School principal, ties in an independent way made the point that people where ever possible. need to be aware, not just He has the endorsement of local stores, but of local of one party, and seeks the services like her Montessori other. May he secure it, and institution in Toddsville. continue his solid leadership

residents of the village and town. People move to Cooperstown because it is a very nice place to live. Yes, we all know it is a very nice to live and raise our families, that is why a lot of us have lived here all of our lives. We all make an effort to visit Main Street business and support our local business people – all year round.

Keep Mayor’s ‘Prudent Leadership’ to benefit us all, as we slowly emerge into a productive and well-rounded economy where all may prosper and be secure. We are a stable and vibrant small city of different faiths and cultures pleasantly situated in the western Catskills of our Empire State. Let us continue this caring and prudent political leadership into the unknown future to bless our best hopes and desires, benefiting from two outstanding educational colleges and an excellent medical system, good public parks, access to Interstate 88, healthy business and our Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center. May each of us continue to appreciate all the good we have here. The Rev. KEN BALDWIN Oneonta

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But I find it curious that many people decide to move to Cooperstown because it is so unique, and then they make every effort to change it. They come here to escape many of the disadvantages of their former communities, and decide to try to remake Cooperstown into that former community. That’s just crazy. When asked about the effect on locals, the mayor’s answer was that any village residents can come to the village office and pay for a pass to park in the months that the village will be charging for parking. If the mayor was interested in working with and for the residents and business of Cooperstown and

the people in the Town of Otsego who shop in the village, he should have said that any resident of the village or the Town of Otsego can get a parking pass. This short-sighted move will not be good for the businesses or residents of Cooperstown. And, finally, as the newer residents to our community continue to swing their sledgehammer, another victim is the pride and tradition of Cooperstown Redskins athletics. The board members fueling this change have little or no roots in CCS tradition and have even less understanding of what the Redskins means to those of us who do. SHEILA M. ROSS Fly Creek

Thanks For Helping SSPCA To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Susquehanna SPCA and our volunteers, we thank the following who donated their time during the Cooperstown Winter Carnival. We appreciate their energy and money to help our organization provide the best care for our furry friends while awaiting new homes: • Cooperstown Winter Carnival Committee who pulled together the theme of “British Invasion” with great success.

• Dog Wild Canine Supply for their sponsorship and donation of prizes for the Hounds of Baskerville SSPCA Dog Show. What great fun!! • Phil Andrews and staff at Nicoletta’s Italian Café, Main Street, for the wine, hors d’oeuvre samplings and collection of donations for our cause. (Lovely wines, tasty food and a great turnout!) To all of you, Carnival participants, we say thank you! PAULA BUGONIAN SSPCA Board Member

Does CCS Need New Administrator? LETTER/From A4 Yet no reaction at all to the announcement that the school district will be hiring a “director of student services” to provide, according to a newspaper article, “educational leadership and oversight in the development and improvement of the district’s curriculum.” In

short, another administrator. This is of concern, evidently, only to those who believe that the basics of education are centered not on the playing field but in the classroom and that the basic provider is the classroom teacher. WENDELL TRIPP Cooperstown

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 , 2013 Many Hands, Many Skills… One Purpose! Creating Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities to Live Rich, Full Lives HOME MANAGER: F-T, Cooperstown area. Management position working as a key team member at a residence for individuals with developmental disabilities. Provide fiscal management, program system reviews, and staff training and leadership development. Must be well organized, mature, responsible, and creative in planning activities for residents and staff. Proficiency in recordkeeping and computer skills a must. Required: HS diploma and/or Associate’s degree, minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience, 1 yr. experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, experience with Microsoft Office, valid NYS driver license, ability to lift 50 lbs. Must be available nights, weekends and holidays. SHIFT COORDINATOR F-T. Be part of a residential services team that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. Minimal supervisory duties, provide direct care and serve as a role model for employees. Required: HS diploma, GED or CNA, valid NYS driver license, ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Preferred: 1 yr. supervisory experience and/or 1 yr. experience working with people with developmental disabilities. Must be able to work nights and weekends. REGISTERED NURSE: F-T, Oneonta area. Non-traditional opportunity with flexible hours. Work as part of an interdisciplinary team providing services to persons with developmental disabilities living in a residential setting. Required: NYS Registered Nurse Certification, valid NYS driver license, ability to lift 50 lbs. and excellent computer skills. Preferred: 1 yr. experience working with people with developmental disabilities. DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS: F-T & P-T; day, evening and overnight shifts available. Required: GED, HS diploma or CNA, valid NYS driver license, ability to lift 50 lbs. Up to $12.50 to start depending on location. BUS DRIVER: F-T. As part of a team that supports individuals with developmental disabilities to participate in community life, you will transport individuals throughout Otsego County, M-F, 7am-12 pm and 2-5 pm. Based in Hartwick, NY. Required: CDL driver’s license, clean driving record, certified under Article 19A or be eligible to be certified, pass a DOT drug test.

The Arc Otsego offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, comprehensive training & career advancement opportunities. Applying is Easy! Download an application at www.arcotsego.org or Send resume to: The Arc Otsego, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 490, Oneonta, NY 13820 or apply in person at 35 Academy St., Oneonta, NY

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Oneidas Offer To Pick Up New CCS Uniforms’ Cost ONEIDAS/From A1 next full board meeting, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Since 150 residents debated the matter at the board’s Feb. 6 meeting, Chad Welch, representing the CCS Alumni Association, met with the board’s Public Relations Committee Friday, Feb. 14, and planned to do so again on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The alumni association supports keeping the nickname. Hebert didn’t comment on whether the Oneida Indian offer would be considered, but it was made in a Feb. 15 letter from Ray Halbritter, the nation representative since 1975 and CEO since 1990 who is credited with winning Congressional recognition of the tribe. He then oversaw the construction of the casino in Verona, west of Utica. The letter was prompted by reports that the CCS Student Council supported changing the team name to “Native Americans,” a decision Halbritter called “a thoughtful and compassionate action (that) speaks well for the way Cooperstown is

enlightening its youth, and speaks well for the future of your community.” He continued, “We understand Halbritter that your courageous decision” – despite the Student Council vote, the

school board has yet to act – “also comes with a financial consequence and, unfortunately, potential backlash from those who somehow claim that ethnic stereotyping is a victimless crime. We therefore wish to honor your courage and assist your transition to a new, more inclusive mascot ... We would be honored to help your athletic teams purchase

new jerseys that reflect your new team name.” While “Redskin” is still in use on the football, baseball and basketball jerseys, it was pointed out that most CCS teams have dropped the name. School board President David Borgstrom also noted that the word, “Redskin,” does not appear on the school’s Web site, www. cooperstownccs.com

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OBITUARIES Phillip A. Stocking, 64; Served 20 Years With Cooperstown P.D. COOPERSTOWN – Phillip A. Stocking, 64, a former sergeant with the Cooperstown Police, died Feb. 14, 2013 at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Phillip was born in Cooperstown on Jan. 7,. 1949 to Glenn and Virginia (Richards) Stocking, He enlisted in the Marines and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. Upon Honorable Discharge from the military, he received a degree in Criminal Justice/ Criminology. He was employed by the Cooperstown Police Department for more than 20 years, many of which he served as Sergeant. After retirement from the force, he worked for Senator Seward and later for the States of New York and Florida., in insurance fraud. He played in the band The Silhouettes and was active in the Presbyterian Church.

Philip is survived by his mother, Virginia; his sister, Kathleen Stocking; his daughter, Shelley Stocking and grandchildren, Adrianna and Christian Lawson; his daughter, Hillary Stocking and her companion, David Cox, expecting their first child, a son, in July. He is also survived by uncles and aunts, Earl and Carol Richards, Nancy and George Burnside and Shirley Bemiss; as well as many cousins. Philip was predeceased by his father, Glenn; brother, James; and both sets of maternal and paternal grandparents. Philip was buried with Full Military Honors in Bushnell Military Cemetery in Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Memorial services in the Springfield Center Cemetery will be held in May. Arrangements are entrusted to Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley. Meno

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HARTWICK – Donald Eugene Wright, 84, who made Hartwick his home for over two decades, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. A native of California, Don was born in San Diego July 22, 1928, a son of Ralph William and Dorothy Helen (Sneath) Wright. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, who died January 4, 2002. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Chapel at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown with Pastor Phillip Sell of the First Baptist Church of Hartwick, officiating.

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Legal notice LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNT COURT, OTSEGO COUNTY PETITION AND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INDEX #: 20111115 In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens by Proceeding in Rem pursuant to Article Eleven of the Real Property Tax Law by Otsego County. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 23rd day of Jan., 2013 the Otsego County Treasurer, hereinafter the “Enforcing Officer” of Otsego County hereinafter “Tax District” pursuant to law, filed with the Otsego County Clerk a PETITION AND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE against various parcels of real property for unpaid taxes. The above captioned proceeding is hereby commenced to enforce the payment of delinquent taxes or other lawful charges which have accumulated and become liens against certain property. The parcels to which this proceeding applies are identified on Schedule “A” of this Petition, which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof. This document serves both as a Petition of Foreclosure and a Notice of Foreclosure for purposes of this proceeding. Effect of filing: All persons having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in this petition are hereby notified that the filing of this petition constitutes the commencement by the Tax District of a proceeding in the court specified in the caption above to foreclose each of the tax liens therein described by a foreclosure proceeding in rem. Nature of proceeding: This proceeding is brought against the real property only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in this petition. No personal judgement will be entered herein for such taxes or other legal charges or any part thereof. Persons affected: This notice is directed to all

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persons owning or having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in this petition. Such persons are hereby notified further that a duplicate of this petition has been filed in the Office of the County Treasurer and will remain open for public inspection up to and including the date specified as the last day for redemption.

tion in and to the parcel described in this petition and a judgement in foreclosure may be taken by default.

Right of redemption: Any person having or claiming to have an interest in any such real property and the legal right thereto may on or before said date redeem the same by paying the amount of all such unpaid tax liens thereon, including all interest and penalties and other legal charges which are included in the lien against such real property, computed to and including the date of redemption. Such payment shall be made to Dan Crowell, Otsego County Treasurer, 197 Main Street, P.O. Box 265, Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326. In the event that such taxes are paid by a person other than the record owner of such real property, the person so paying shall be entitled to have the tax liens affected thereby satisfied of record. Last day for redemption: The last day for redemption is hereby fixed as the 30th day of April, 2013. Service of answer: Every person having any right, title or interest in or lien upon any parcel of real property described in this petition may serve a duly verified answer upon the Attorney for the Tax District setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his or her interest and any defense or objection to the foreclosure. Such answer must be filed in the Office of the County Clerk and served upon the Attorney for the Tax District on or before the date above mentioned as the last day for redemption. Failure to redeem or answer: In the event of failure to redeem or answer by any person having the right to redeem or answer, such person shall be forever barred and foreclosed of all his or her right, title and interest and equity of redemp-

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WARD J 300.7-4-35 CODDINGTON’S FLORIST INC 300.7-4-36 BAKER WILLIAM S BAKER MARIAN 300.7-4-37 HARDING RAY 300.7-4-93.1 HARDING RAY 300.7-4-93.2 CHURCH HELEN L 300.7-5-34 FASSLER ALLEN D 300.9-1-29 SOBERS RICHARD C 300.9-1-30 BAKER WILLIAM S BAKER MARIAN 300.9-3-26 SCHEER JEFFREY S SCHEER MICHELE M 300.9-3-89 CRANDALL MERLINA 300.9-3-94 HANEY WELLNESS LLC 300.10-1-28 Town of Burlington DOWDALL JONATHAN J 63.00-1-42.01 WILLIAMS DARLENE A 64.00-1-4.01 FITCH CLIFFORD FITCH PATRICIA 78.00-1-38.00 MARTINETTI ANTHONY J III MARTINETTI PHYLLISANN C 93.00-1-18.02 PETER KARA J 93.00-1-26.02 HERNANDEZ BRETT 95.00-1-2.01 STEPHENS MARY ** C 109.00-1-11.00 BAILEY HELEN 109.00-1-13.01 PARKER ROGER PARKER FLAY 110.00-1-31.02 DANIELS HENRY A DANIELS SUSAN M 125.00-1-8.02 GROCOTT MARK G GROCOTT STACEY M 141.00-1-1.00 Town of Butternuts LYONS ALAYNE V 282.14-1-1.00 HILL MICHAEL HILL BARBARA 252.00-1-15.03 HILL MICHAEL HILL BARBARA 252.00-1-15.04 ROUX DUANE E ROUX CONSTANDINA 268.00-1-20.05 PROSKINE ZACHARY PROSKINE AMY L 269.00-1-4.02 INDELICATO KATHLEEN 270.00-2-20.02 GEORGE ALEXANDRA 270.00-2-34.00 BAKER TIMOTHY A SCOTT MICHAEL A 281.00-1-19.00 FORCE ROBERT 281.00-1-44.00 FORCE ROBERT FORCE DONNA 281.00-1-45.00 FORCE ROBERT FORCE DONNA 281.00-1-46.00 KINSEY KENT C KINSEY ANNA V 282.00-1-21.00 SWIFT DANA R SWIFT CHARITY P

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DECKER CYNTHIA G 199.18-3-43.00 ROBINSON FRANK T JEANETTE EDWARDS 199.18-3-61.00 BILBY THOMAS L BILBY MICHELLE L 200.00-1-50.07 WARD PATRICK WARD LARRY 200.00-1-52.00 PROVENZANO DEBORAH 200.00-1-60.00 MC HUGH THOMAS MC HUGH MARGARET 201.00-1-27.02 HARAN THOMAS 201.00-1-54.00 ABELE JUNE 215.00-1-33.02 REGALADO JOSE 215.00-1-53.00 BRUNO MARK 216.00-1-5.41 KEHOE THOMAS M 216.00-1-31.01 LUSI RACHEL A COOK DAVID 216.00-1-41.01 ABOUEID GEORGES J 217.00-1-11.00 TERRELL CHRISTOPHER 217.00-1-16.01 VELARDI PATRICK 232.00-1-10.00 BOYLE HARRY BOYLE GALE 232.00-1-31.00 STATE OF NEW YORK : SS : COUNTY OF OTSEGO : I, Dan Crowell, being duly sworn, depose and say: I am the Enforcing Officer for the County of Otsego. I have read this Petition which I have signed, and I am familiar with its contents. The contents of this Petition are true to the best of my knowledge, based upon the records of the Otsego County Treasurer’s Office, I do not know of any errors or omissions in this Petition. Dan Crowell Otsego County Treasurer Sworn to before me this 23rd day of Jan., 2013. Jessica L Carman (Becker) Notary Public Attorney for Tax District: Ellen L. Coccoma Otsego County Office Bldg. 197 Main Street Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326 1LegalFeb22


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