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OCCB Salutes Veterans With Free Concert

Veterans Enjoy OCCB’s Salute

Veterans, families and friends gathered to enjoy selections of historical patriotic music performed this afternoon by the  Oneonta Community Concert Band at it’s 17th annual Salute To Veterans Concert at the Foxcare Center.  Above, local veterans Tony Drago, Army, and John Brooks, Air Corps, applaud as the band finishes “Hail To The Spirit of Liberty” by John Philip Sousa. At right, Gretchen Becker, Walton, on tuba, and percussionists Ben Wendrow, Oneonta, and Dave Geasey, Oneonta, perform “The Official West Point March” by Philip Egner. (Ian Austin/

Faso, LeCates Discuss Doing More For Veterans At Bassett

Faso, LeCates Discuss Doing

More For Veterans At Bassett

Congressman John Faso, R-19, center left, and Dr. William LeCates, Bassett Hospital medical director, center right, discuss ways the Cooperstown hospital might better serve veterans when they met this morning at a veterans’ resource fair organized by the congressman’s office at Foothills in Oneonta.  With them are the county board’s chair, Kathy Clark, R-Otego, and vice chair Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla. Shortterm, LeCates, a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard who has served in the Middle East, agreed to be a point of contact at Bassett for county Veterans Director Jack Henson. (Jim Kevlin/
Jerry Shannon, 92; SUNY Oneonta Professor, Decorated WWII Veteran

Jerry Shannon, 92; SUNY Oneonta

Professor, Decorated WWII Veteran

ONEONTA – Jerry A Shannon, Jr., SUNY Oneonta professor emeritus in science education and a decorated World War II veteran, died peacefully on May 30, 2017, at Fox Nursing Home, a day before his 93 birthday.

He was born March 31, 1924, on Shannon Hill in Meshoppen, Pa., the son of Jeremiah (Jerry) A. Shannon and Grace Roach Shannon.

He graduated from Meshoppen High School. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served with the 78th (Lightning) Division in three World War II campaigns in the European Theater of Operations (Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe) as a member of a machine gun platoon.

Oneonta Vets Brave Rain For Parade

Oneonta Veterans

Brave Rain For Parade

In Oneonta, the rain broke just in time for the Memorial Day parade and service in Neahwa Park this morning. Here, Color Guard members Gary Ballard, Gary Walters, and Wayne Gregory, all of Oneonta, and Chris Proctor and Harry Martin, both of Otego, await the start of the service. At right, Cliff Eaglefeathers, Bloomville, who served in the Army from 1967-69, wore his headdress as he marched in the parade to honor his Native American heritage. (Ian Austin/

Veterans Honored At Wall That Heals

Crowd Honors Vets

At Wall That Heals

Members of the Color Guard listen as Eugene Pigford, chaplain of Oneonta’s Salvation Army post, gives the blessing at the opening ceremonies of the Wall That Heals, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial on display in Neahwa Park, 24 hours a day, through 4 p.m. Memorial Day. With him is Gene Schmidt, who worked to bring the Wall to the park. (Ian Austin/
Carson Offers Plan Of 2017 Priorities



Carson Offers Plan

Of 2017 Priorities

County Rep. Len Carson, R-Oneonta, salutes during Veterans Day ceremonies in Oneonta. The commander of the Oneonta Veterans Club may be elected county board chair in the next hour. (Ian Austin/

COOPERSTOWN – In asking his colleagues to elect him chairman of the county Board of Representatives, county Rep. Len Carson, R-Oneonta, laid out a detail plan of goals to strive for in 2017.

The county board is scheduled to vote on the chairmanship at its reorganizational meeting at 10 a.m. today.

Here is a copy of the the Carson plan.


Theatrical Performance

‘A Raisin In The Sun’


THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Performance of “A Raisin In The Sun” following the Youngers, a black family in a Chicago apartment, as matriarch awaits an insurance check and family debates what to do with it. General admission, $5. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit

WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 10 p.m. Writers are invited to share works at open mic followed by refreshments & featured author Kelly Bean, whose work discusses how we arrive at conclusions about literature, the world, what is knowledge; and Lisa Wujnovich, author of 2 poetry books ‘Fieldwork,’ ‘This Place Called Us.’ Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit


Presentation On Hall Of Famers


ROUNDTABLE – 7 – 8 p.m. Presenting TV personality who hosted “One on One,” author Jane Mitchell discusses Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Alan Trammell, other sports celebrities from Ted Williams to Dick Enberg. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit

DEBUT – 7:30 p.m. Midwest A Cappella group “No Promises” makes NY Debut/release album. Performance features innovative arrangements, harmonization of jazz, motown, contemporary music. Admission, $10. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit

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