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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/AllOTSEGO.com)

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/AllOTSEGO.com)
Jerry Shannon, 92; SUNY Oneonta Professor, Decorated WWII Veteran
IN MEMORIAM

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/AllOTSEGO.com)

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/AllOTSEGO.com)
Carson Offers Plan Of 2017 Priorities

 

COUNTY BOARD TO VOTE ON CHAIR

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/AllOTSEGO.com)

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.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18

‘The Exterminating Angels’

Streaming At Foothills

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OPERA – 12:55 p.m. See Ades’ “The Exterminating Angels” streaming live from The Met. Tickets, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd/

CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See over 100 crafters and artists, find unique gifts for the holiday and win prizes. FoxCare Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta.

Steve O’Sullivan, 76; Accomplished Marine, Mason, Hunter

IN MEMORIAM: Steve O’Sullivan, 76;

Accomplished Marine, Mason, Hunter

Steve O’Sullivan

ONEONTA – Robert Steven “Steve” O’Sullivan, 76, a Marine and mason, passed away Nov. 3, 2013, at Bassett Hospital, due to complications from a head injury after a fall; his family was by his side. He is no longer in pain and is at peace.

He was born Oct. 17, 1941 in The Bronx, the son of the late Virginia (Tansy) and Robert William O’Sullivan. Steve was raised by his grandparents in Windham after his mother lost her life when he was 2. As a teenager, he moved to Stamford, and lived with his Aunt Laura and Uncle Holger Eklund while his father continued to work for the New York Telephone Company in the city.

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