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Hartwick College $32M To Snap County Record By JIM KEVLIN The Freeman’s Journal
Connie Haney, proprietor of Cooperstown Bat Co., with her husband, Tim, holds up a new addition to the inventory: A commemorative bat honoring Bud Fowler, raised in Cooperstown and the first black to play professional baseball. The Haneys’ son, Sawyer, helped unveil the “Fowler Way” sign in April.
CCS Budget, 2 Candidates Up For Vote
he polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, for voting on the Cooperstown Central School’s $17,257,886 budget for 2013-14. The budget rises 2.9 percent, but the tax rate increase is 2 percent, meeting Governor Cuomo’s parameters. School board incumbents Mary Leonard and Andrew Marietta will appear on the ballot. They are unopposed for three-year terms.
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Maria Noto, Jane Gozigian and Ginger Miller, above, show off their white gloves and wrist corsages at the 57th annual Cooperstown Cotillion for seventh and eighth graders Friday, May 10, at The Otesaga.
In right photo, taking the air on the veranda are, front to back, MarSMITHY OPENS: Works garet Schuermann, Kelly by Susan Jones Kenyon, feaMooney, Grace LeCates, tured artist this summer at Lydia Williams, Matilda The Fenimore Art Museum, Frances and Abigail Brown.
will be part of the Smithy Pioneer Gallery’s first show of the season, which opens with a 5-7 p.m. reception Monday, May 20.
HELP HAWKEYES: The Cooperstown Hawkeyes are seeking host families for this season. Host families receive a free season pass, $300 and invitations to all Hawkeye events. Call Shirley Tyler at 267-2115.
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artwick College is looking to break Otsego County’s fundraising record. Friday, May 10, against the backdrop of one of the City of the Hills’ finest views, INSIDE: college President Two days of Margaret Drugovich celebration announced Hartwick kicked off “It’s will be seeking $32 Personal”/B1 million in “It’s Personal: The Campaign for Hartwick Students” – and that $19.2 million has been raised already. The fundraising effort is the largest in Otsego County history. In 1997, Bassett Hospital raised $15 million for general purposes, followed by a $12 million drive for the cardiac center. In effect, Hartwick is aiming to break Please See HARTWICK, A6
DECISION DUE ON DISTILLERY PLAN
he village Planning Board planned to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, (after this edition went to press), to consider the Cooperstown Distillery application for the former Agway storage building at Railroad Avenue and Leatherstocking Street. The planning board moved its meeting up a week so it can provide the village trustees with a recommendation on a required special permit by their meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.
From Hugh MacDougall, First Book Review
First Full Bio Puts Bud Fowler In National Scene – Permanently? Jeffrey Michael Laing, Bud Fowler: Baseball’s First Black Professional. McFarland & Co., 2013 By HUGH MacDOUGALL
effrey Laing has done baseball history, and the history of African-American life, a great favor. For the first time, his
new biography has gathered together and added to the hitherto scattered information on Bud Fowler (18581913), one of the greatest unsung heroes of the American game. Jeff Laing Born just before
the Civil War, as John W. Jackson, Fowler was brought up in Cooperstown, where his father was an African-American barber. In 1878, after adopting the name of Fowler, he became the first professional African-American baseball player when he was employed by the Lynn, Mass., Live Oaks team of the International Association. He soon became known, as he
remains today, under the name of Bud Fowler. For over 30 years, Bud Fowler devoted his life to baseball and to racial justice, first as a player in racially integrated teams, and then as organizer and manager of AfricanAmerican teams playing against white ones. He was a distinguished pitcher Please See REVIEW, A7
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he truth is, across the board in the past quarter-century, American leadership has shrugged off its responsibility to the less fortunate among us. Colleges and universities have not been exempt from that, dramatized in the past few days by reports that Graham Spanier, disgraced Penn State president, left Happy Valley with $2.9 million in his pocket, including his half-million salary, plus $1.2 million in severance and $1.2 million in deferred compensation. Something’s awry. This world view favored bricks and mortar – buildings with high-rolling donors’ names on them – over the care and tending of students. Today, it’s generally anticipated college debt will be the next bubble to burst, undergrads are going forth so heavily burdened. • Happily, both of Otsego County’s institutions of higher learning – SUNY Oneonta and, now, Hartwick College – have declared they are breaking with the recent past, and dramatically so. SUNY Oneonta’s “Possibilities Full of Promise” drive, announced in April, seeks to raise $12.5 million (echoing the college’s 125th anniversary), including a chunk for scholarships; it will raise the school’s endowment to $40 million, possibly the largest among SUNY’s 62 facilities. And Friday, May 10, Hartwick College announced “It’s Personal,” which seeks to raise a stunning $32 million – a countywide record – and designates $14 million of that for scholarships, plus grants for Jan Term study abroad. In both cases, the fund drives are guided by strategic plans – both identified the need to be tightly student-focused – set in motion by presidents Nancy Kleniewski and Margaret Drugovich, who arrived at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick respectively within
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Hartwick College alumni inducted onto the Wall of Distinction Saturday, May 11, are, from left: Robert Rowe, an actor and managing director, Smith Barney Shearson; John Doelp, senior vice president, Columbia/Sony; George Bruno, former U.S. ambassador to Belize; David Long, president/CEO, Liberty Mutual Group; college President Margaret Drugovich, who emceed; Cyrus Mehri, founder, Mehri & Skalet, class-action law firm; Keith Granet, founder, Granet & Associates, which provides management services to design industry; Edward Droesch, vice president, Goldman Sachs; Marcia Davis, representing her father, the late Gordon B. Roberts, insurance agent long-active in the college, and retired Hartwick coach Nick Lambros, representing his daughter JC, a Rockette and dancer on Broadway.
a few months of each other in 2008. You can’t speak with either of these leaders without being convinced of their deep interest in the welfare of their students. But these campaigns are sensible strategy as well. When the bubble does burst, colleges more than ever will have to compete, not just on quality, but on affordability, and these efforts help ensure these two institutions – everyone in Otsego County depends on both – thrive in good times and less-good times. And so, bravo to both. • While SUNY Oneonta – due to size alone; it has 6,000 students to Hartwick’s 1,500 – gets most of the attention, its smaller sister is evolving in intriguing ways.
he level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years. “Scientific instruments showed that the gas had reached an average daily level above 400 parts per million – just an odometer moment in one sense, but also a sobering reminder that decades of efforts to bring human-produced emissions under control are faltering. “...‘It symbolizes that so far we have failed miserably in tackling this problem,’ said Pieter P. Tans, who runs the monitoring program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that reported the new reading.”
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renovations to the Anderson Art Center. Success breeds success. That “It’s Personal” will provide $3,500 stipends to students who couldn’t otherwise afford study abroad will create more successful alumni who, in turn, will be able to better help their alma mater ever-better serve generations that follow. • If anything, Drugovich’s strategic-planning process only strengthened Hartwick’s dedication to the liberal arts, exemplified by Tom Travisano, the nation’s foremost expert on the poet Elizabeth Bishop, winning the college’s first Guggenheim Fellowship. (Some people will argue the entity Travisano chairs is a contender for the best English Department among its peers nationally.)
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Drugovich often points out with pride how her school ranks 21st in the percentage of students who get to study aboard during their four undergraduate years. It’s a verity that travel expands the mind, and anecdotes on how that’s changed lives abounded during the two-day celebration, Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, that launch the ambitious “It’s Personal” undertaking. To repeat just one: Francis Landrey, a high-powered New York City lawyer, sent his young son Owen to Hartwick after his older son and daughter had experienced Bowdoin and Swarthmore, and was inspired by how Jan Terms in South Africa, the Czech Republic and Ireland broadened the lad’s world view – to the point the father joined the Hartwick trustees and will play an active role in
Also under-recognized is Pine Lake Camp on Charlotte Creek in West Davenport, which allows environmentally focused students to live in the relative wild, amid varied and dynamic nature. This is a strategic advantage if anything is. There’s much more, much of it exemplified in the Student Showcases that were scheduled on either side of the “Blue Bash!” luncheon where Drugovich announced the drive’s particulars. (Particularly notable: Undergrad Sabrina Jones has been working with psychology prof KinHo Chan on research that’s linking aggression and polyunsaturated fats. But there’s much more.) • Hartwick College – part of Otsego County’s fabric since 1797 and its founding as Hartwick Seminary – is now in Oneonta, but it serves the world. Thus it can anticipate that alumni and friends across the country and globe will help it reach its $32 million goal. But, Alumni Association President Neal Miller pointed out, there are 800 alumni within driving distance of his annual Christmas party. There are 187 faculty members, and many more employees whose paychecks contribute to the general prosperity. All of them should certainly contribute to “It’s Personal” – President Drugovich made that explicit in her “Blue Bash!” remarks – but all within Hartwick College’s sphere – that’s all of us – should do what we might to ensure the beacon on Oyaron, Hill of Dreams, continues to shine brightly.
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Sustainability Plan For New York State Unworkable To the Editor: When I first saw the Issue & Debate article by Rob Jordan on this page in the March 28 edition, for a moment I thought it was an April Fool’s spoof. Unfortunately, it was the product of a wishful thinker who loves the idea of green energy so much he ignores reality. Unfortunately, like so many people touting “renewable” schemes, the author would seem to overstate the capabilities and benefits and understate the negative effects and costs of wind power. Then to see that article referenced again by Sustainable Otsego’s Adrian Kuzminski was very disheartening. Another article, written by Louise Downing and published in Bloomberg on April 8, refuted much of this pie in the sky study detailed in Rob Jordan’s article.
Downing stated, “New York would need about $382 billion and wind turbines covering an area equivalent to 13 percent of the state’s landmass if it followed a Cornell University plan to derive all of its power from renewables. The Cornell proposal would require onshore wind turbines covering an area 3.3 times the size of New York City’s five boroughs.” That is by any measure is a huge area, especially for an unreliable, intermittent
solution, not to mention an expensive one. Downing also states, “ The plan for 254 gigawatts of generation capacity would cost about $1.5 million a megawatt, or $382 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.” The authors of the Stanford study also place residential solar on 5 million homes; There simply are not that many homes in the state! That’s not to mention that many homes would not benefit from a solar installation, as they face the wrong direction or are shaded. I actually have a 9.8-kilowatt system on my home, so I am very familiar with these systems, their costs, and their limitations. Most glaringly in the Stanford study, according to the excerpts printed in the paper, there is not one single word about conservation – using less electricity and energy in general. As
an example, it is currently feasible to reduce electric consumption for lighting by over 90 percent simply with the use of LED technology. I urge people who are looking to help with energy solutions to begin with conservation, and to not embrace a technology because it sounds good. Do the research from many sources, not just industry corporate cheerleaders. We no longer move cargo with sailboats and balloons are no longer used in commercial aviation. An inefficient centuries-old technology is not a solution to the energy demands of a modern society. The facts about wind energy are easily obtainable for those who can overcome their “green” fantasies and deal with the realities of this inefficient, undependable, and costly folly. LARRY FRIGAULT Richfield Springs
Once Again, Julie Huntsman Pioneered Fracking-Ban Idea Editor’s Note: Due to a production error, this letter was incomplete in last week’s edition. This is the full version. To the Editor: The first petition to amend the town land-use ordinance to specifically ban shale gas industrialization was the Town of Otsego’s. Otsego includes most of the Village of Cooperstown, of which we are summer residents. I wrote a petition to ban fracking based on a similar petition that
Harry Levine had written for the Town of Springfield (at the head of Lake Otsego). Julie Huntsman organized the signatories, which specifically included prominent local Republicans. She organized phone banks and they called virtually everyone in town – and got a supermajority of signatures. The town board subsequently adopted land-use ordinance language supplied by Judge Lang Keith. Julie hit the road with Kelly Branigan and showed other local groups
how to get bans down. Middlefield, on the east side of Lake Otsego, followed suit. Then Springfield, etc. Some towns already had prohibitions on industrial uses that would exclude shale gas industrialization - or they are not defined uses in the town. But the first town to actively address the issue was Otsego, the cradle of Home Rule in New York. CHIP NORTHRUP Cooperstown
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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
Havre de Grace – This morning, a little after the break of day, a British armed force, under cover of armed vessels which anchored in front of this town in eleven large barges, landed below a small breast work which had been roughly thrown up, and in which were one nine and two four pounders, manned by 50 militia. The vessels in front of the town threw 8 Congreve rockets, one of which passed through a frame house without further damage; another struck a Mr. Webster on the left side of the head, and killed him on the spot. The attack was a surprise, and there was neither an organized resistance nor defence. About six o’clock, a few of the militia, who had occupied the small redoubt, evacuated it and abandoned the town; the enemy possessed themselves of the nine pounder and two four pounders, and afterwards proceeded with torches and other combustibles prepared for the purpose to conflagrate several of the houses. Two taverns and thirteen other houses were burnt to the ground; two stables and several stacks of hay were also burnt. They plundered all of the inhabitants whom they found, ripping open feather beds and throwing the feathers to the wind and taking with them the ticking. They burnt every vessel here except one which lay sunk on the east side of the Susquehanna. May 15, 1813
150 YEARS AGO
Excerpts from a letter penned by Sgt. R.G. Firman describing action at the Battle of Fredericksburg under General Hooker in early May, 1863: “We were ordered to take Fredericksburg and the heights, which we did with perfect success. Then we marched on, the 121st in advance, with the exception of a line of skirmishers. We approached a long line of woodland and shrubbery, and the enemy commenced firing again on us. We were ordered to charge while a heavy fire was opened upon us through the lines. At the second volley, our Captain, T.S. Arnold, was killed. The third, Lieutenant U.F. Doubleday was shot through the head, the ball piercing his forehead, and coming out upon the back side of his head. He fell instantly, exclaiming to his company, “Go on boys, you are driving them.” He stood at his post until the last moment – had his sword drawn and was urging on his men. He has died for his country; has done his duty as a soldier and an officer. He was beloved by his company and his regiment.” May 15, 1863
125 YEARS AGO
Local – A copper coin dated 1786 was last week found in Pierstown on the site of the old log dwelling built by Eze-
175 YEARS AGO
– heirlooms purchased by a maternal ancestor in Egypt in the 17th century. May 21, 1913
75 YEARS AGO
The 1938 softball season opened here this week with Second National Bank and Iroquois Farm chalking up the first victories of the year, the former turning back the Foam Ball Club, 4 to 2 at Doubleday Field, and the latter, The Fire Department, 7 to 6 at the Polo Field. With Der Minio on the mound for the Bank, and allowing but four hits, and Joe Leo hurling for the Foam Ballers, allowing seven hits, the contest was a tight one. Jack Adams, on the mound for Iroquois Farm, turned in an admirable performance with the Fire Department getting most of its runs because of errors. Pete Reynolds was on the mound for the Fire Department, but the heavy bats of the farmers were too much for him. May 18, 1938
50 YEARS AGO
N. Kenneth MacEwan of Milford Center told the Cooperstown Rotary Club last week that the group therapy offered by membership and participation in meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous is the happiest and easiest method for a person plagued with alcoholism to achieve sobriety. Mr. MacEwan said that when the organization was smaller and it was possible to keep track of its details more readily, statistics revealed that 50 percent of those who joined AA and May 14, 1838 took an active part in its affairs “stayed dry” permanently, and another 25 percent had only rare slips from sobriety. kiel Kellogg in that year. The centennial of the occupation May 15, 1963 of the farm by his descendants and of the settlement of that locality was celebrated two years ago, on that farm. The debt which rested upon Christ Church is provided for and will soon be paid; the fund for the new rectory now Last Saturday’s Crayon Carnival at the Cooperstown Elreaches about $4,000. Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Bowers contribementary School added $2,000 to the funds needed to build uted $250 to each of those objects. It is expected that an the Kid City playground at CCS. There were lines waiting amount sufficient to build the rectory will be in hand before for everything. The attractions included a petting zoo with next spring. pigs, goats, rabbits and chickens, pony rides and the “Win a May 18, 1888 Goldfish” contest. May 18, 1988
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100 YEARS AGO
Cleopatra, the sixth of those who ruled Egypt, as idealized by Helen Gardner, formerly of Cooperstown, in the production to be presented at the Star Theatre this Wednesday is distinctly in a class by itself. Miss Gardner’s acting is one of enthralling fidelity to truth in a matchless grace of movement and swift decision of mind. The actual cost of the production was $45,000, and in course of the action of the drama Miss Gardner wears jewels, rare textures and quaint Oriental weaves that cost over $100,000. Two of her costumes were made of material several hundred years old
10 YEARS AGO
After nearly 20 years and several prestigious awards, innkeeper Mike Jerome and his business partner Marianne Bez have sold the Inn at Cooperstown to Marc and Sherrie Kingsley. The Kingsleys, formerly of Saratoga, took title earlier this month and said they intend to operate the historic inn under the same award-winning standards established by Jerome and Bez. May 16, 2003
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Hartwick Aims To Set Fundraising Record
HARTWICK/From A1 its own record: A $20 million campaign in 1997 that marked the 200th anniversary of the institution’s founding as Hartwick Seminary 18 miles up today’s Route 28, endowed in the will of Lutheran minister John Christopher Hartwick. “I think it’s impressive,” said Mike Stein, Friends of Bassett executive director and among the county’s most successful fundraisers. “It speaks well. And I think they’ll be successful, too.” “Buildings do not make a campus,” Drugovich told alumni, faculty and students gathered under the tent at “A Blue Bash!” luncheon, part of two days of activities surrounding the announcement. “People make a campus community – you make a campus community.” Announcing her own family’s commitment of $100,000, she declared, “When we support Hartwick, other people will support Hartwick.” All the top administrators have already donated to the campaign, she said.
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came to Oneonta in 2003 as Hartwick president and is credited with stabilizing its finances, called the fund drive “really good news for the community ... Margaret Drugovich has been doing everything right for the past five years.” During the Drugovich Administration, budgets have been balanced for each of the five years, while efforts have been made to bring faculty salaries up to national averages. Cooperstown’s Bob Hanft, a retired investor, Hartwick trustee and former board chair, said of “It’s Personal”, “It’s emblematic of the momentum the college has experienced in the past few years.” The $32 million includes: • $9 million for endowed scholarships, which will generate another $450,000 annually, adding to $23 million in financial assistance now distributed. • $5 million to help students afford the estimated $3,500 for airline tickets, room and board required to student aboard during the college’s signature January Terms. The endowment is expected to generate
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$200,000 for that purpose, plus $50,000 for faculty development. • $1.8 million to renovate and Anderson Center for the Arts, to better coordinate the needs of painters, sculptors, musicians and the dramatic arts. Other capital improvements, including upgrades at the Binder gym, are also in the works. • Funds to build on a donation from Bill Campbell, Intuit chairman of the board, for the $2-3 million fitness center and renovations of the Dewar Lounge into a “campus living room.” “We didn’t think we could back down in challenging economic times,” Broschart recounted. “We felt, most importantly, Hartwick has a compelling case to make. Hartwick is doing the right things; Hartwick has it’s house in order, Hartwick is doing things in line with its values – for the students. “We believed that was a clear case for a fundraising campaign,” he said. The college’s chief fundraising executive said a review of standard parameters indicated Hartwick could raise a substantial amount, “but they your stretch. You really challenge yourself to go out and develop” new sources of contributions. The goal is to reach the $32 million mark within three years, he said. While much of the funding is from outside Otsego County – in the days before the announcement, a $1/2 million bequest had surfaced on the West Coast – local donors will also be solicited from what Alumni Association President Neal Miller estimates are 800 graduates living with a few miles of campus. “We have to inspire them to give,” said Miller.
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For First Time, Bud Fowler’s Struggles With Baseball, Racism Presented Whole REVIEW/From A1 and catcher, and an outstanding second baseman. Baseball historians agree he would have made his name in the Major Leagues were it not for the growing racial prejudice in America during the second half of the 19th century. Fowler’s life has until now been told only in bits and pieces in articles available mostly to baseball historians. Laing, a retired English teacher from Santa Fe, is already well known for examining Fowler’s brief career in what was then the New Mexico Territory.
Now he has put into book form Fowler’s entire life, placing it in the changing contexts of baseball history and of America’s racial climate between the Civil War and the early 20th century. (Publication is scheduled for the end of June.) It was certainly not an easy task. Bud Fowler rarely talked about himself, and his saga is buried in hundreds of references,
over 30 years, in newspapers from Massachusetts to Hawaii. Whether as a player or manager, and despite his immense personal talent, he rarely remained with any one team for more than a few months. I had hoped that Mr. Laing would explore the complex relationship between Bud Fowler’s baseball career and his alternate one as a barber – as part
of a unique fraternity of middleclass African-Americans in the 19th century which provided him employment and assured his welcome among other barbers wherever his wanderings took him. Nor did he mention Fowler’s long and feeling public response, in 1908, to a virulently racist speech delivered in Binghamton by South Carolina Senator Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman. A few weeks ago, the Village of Cooperstown – where Bud Fowler grew up and learned to play baseball – honored him by chris-
tening as “Fowler Way” a short street leading into the village’s Doubleday Field. I hope that, now that Jeffrey Laing has made his story known to a wider audience, the committee that judges baseball pioneers will see fit to give Bud Fowler the entry he deserves into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Hugh MacDougall, Cooperstown village historian, is one of the researchers credited with establishing Bud Fowler’s local roots.
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THURSDAY MAY 16, 2013
Legal notice NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION 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 Middle/High School Cafeteria in said District on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 6:30 PM, prevailing time, for the presentation of the proposed 20132014 budget. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Cooperstown Central School District, Town of Otsego, Otsego County, New York, will be held at the Middle/ High School in Rooms 304-305 in said District on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at which time said vote and election will be held between the hours of 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM, prevailing time, in the Middle/High School, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine upon the following items: 1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2013-2014 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District. 2. To elect two (2) members of the Board for 3-year terms commencing on July 1, 2013 and expiring on June 30, 2016 to succeed Mr. Andrew Marietta and Mrs. Mary Leonard, whose terms expire on June 30, 2013. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which would be required to fund the School District’s budget for 20132014, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident during business hours beginning Monday, April 22, 2013 at the District Office, Middle/High School. Included
in the detailed budget document are the following: Superintendent’s salary, benefits, and other remuneration, School District Report Card, State supplied comparative measures of fiscal performance for regular education and special education, a report on special education placement, a Property Tax Report Card, and the tax exemption report. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots will be obtainable between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, except holidays, from the District Clerk. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 PM, prevailing time, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. A list of persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the office of the District Clerk on and after Tuesday, May 14, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays prior to the day set for the annual election and on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the day set for the election, and said list will be posted at the polling place at the election. Any qualified voter present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds for making his/her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said annual vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual vote and election. The School District may
require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law Section 2018c. Such form may include a driver’s license, a nondriver identification card, a utility bill or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address. Wendy L. Lansing, District Clerk April 23, 2013 Cooperstown Central School District Town of Otsego County of Otsego State of New York 2LegalMay2,16 Legal notice Notice of formation of A.R.T. MECHANICAL, LLC (“LLC”). Articles of Organization were filed with the Secreatry of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 03/01/2013. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to: The LLC, P.O. Box 205, Worcester, NY 12197. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. 6LegalJune20 Legal notice Notice of Formation of UGE Farm, L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/13. 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, 115 Eggleston Hill Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose: any lawful activities. 6LegalJune 13 Legal notice Notice of formation of Northern Eagle, LLC. Articles of organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on April 18, 2013. The office of the LLC is to be located in Otsego County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against
the LLC served upon him/her to: Northern Eagle, LLC, PO Box 827, oneonta, NY 13820. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. 6LegalJune13 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: STOCKING STALLS LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 25 April 2013. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1312 County Highway 54, Cherry Valley, NY 13820. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJune13 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: KANEMEADE FARM LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 25 April 2013. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2334 County Highway 11, Mt Vision, NY 13810. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJune 13 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: KANEMEADE DAIRY LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 25 April 2013. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2334 County Highway 11, Mt Vision, NY 13810. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJune13 Legal notice Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: THE GROVE ES-
TATES MOBILE HOME PARK LLC. Articles of organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 25 April 2013. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2892 State Highway 51, Morris, NY 13808. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. 6LegalJune 13 Legal notice Notice of Formation of Rusk Property Group, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/11/2013. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY designated as agent of LCC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 371 Raymond Fish Rd, Hartwick, NY 13348. Purpose: Any lawful activity 6LegalJune 13 Legal notice NOTICE OF FORMATION of Coop Diamonds LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/2013. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23 3rd St., Manhasset, New York 11030. purpose: Any lawful activity. 6LegalJune 6 Legal notice Notice of Formation of UGE Farm, L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/13. 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, 115 Eggleston Hill Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Purpose: any lawful activities. 6LegalMay30 Legal notice Notice of formation of Earth’s Harvest Farm, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on
03/29/13. Office location: Otsego County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 2835 State Hwy. 51, Morris, NY 13808 . Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalMay23 Legal notice GPH HOLDINGS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/10/13. Office in Otsego Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 519 Robert Williams Rd., Unadilla, NY 13849. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6LegalMay23 Legal notice NOTICE OF FORMATION of 188 BISSELL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/25/2013. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23 3rd St., Manhasset, New York 11030. Purpose; Any lawful activity. 6LegalMay16 Legal notice NOTICE OF FORMATION of 196 BISSELL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/19/2013. Office Location: Otsego County. SSNY Designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23 3rd St., Manhasset, New York 11030. Purpose; Any lawful activity. 6LegalMay16 Legal notice NOTICE OF FORMATION of Limited Liability Company (LLC) The name of the LLC is Vintage Collectables LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York on April 12, 2013. The purpose for which the LLC has been formed
is to engage in any lawful act or activity. The County within the State of New York in which the principal office of the LLC is to be located is Otsego. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom service of process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 626 Vanderlyn Lane, Slingerlands, NY 12159. 6LegalMay31 Legal notice SUPPLEMNTAL SUMMONS Index No.: 2012-0164 Date of Filing: April 11, 2013 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF OTSEGO CITIMORTGAGE, INC, Plaintiff, -againstGENE L STOCKING, if living, or if either or all be dead, their wives, husbands, heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said GENE L STOCKING, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, and the respective husbands, wives, widow or widowers of them, if any, all of whose names are unknown to plaintiff; CACV OF COLORADO LLC; CAPITAL ONE BANK; PALISADES COLLECTION LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF PROVIDIAN NATIONAL BANK; STATE OF NEW YORK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; “JOHN DOES” and “JANE DOES”, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with
this summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, 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. 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. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Michael V. Coccoma of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on April 1, 2013, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Otsego, State of New York.
The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by GENE L STOCKING to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR HCI MORTGAGE, in the principal amount of $64,093.00, mortgage dated May 3, 2002 and recorded in Otsego County, State of New York, on May 22, 2002, in Book 1052 at page 61. Said mortgage was assigned to the plaintiff CITIMORTGAGE, INC., by assignment of mortgage dated September 23, 2010 and recorded on October 27, 2010 in Instrument No. 20105030. Said premises being known as and by 24 JOHNSON STREET, RICHFIELD SPRINGS, NY 13439. Date: February 28, 2013 Batavia, New York Victoria E. Munian, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue Batavia, NY 14020 585.815.0288 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877-BANKNYS (1-877-226-5697) or visit the Department’s website at www.banking.state. ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. 4LegalMay16
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