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Museum Night Fills Cooperstown Halls

Museum Night Fills Cooperstown Halls

FRom left, 3rd graders Hayden Spencer, 9, George Riesenfeld, 8, Jack Gollhofer, 9, and Sawyer McManus, 8, show off the stories that they wrote and illustrated for Cooperstown Elementary’s Museum Night. Each grade had different projects to present to their friends and family including, artwork, documentaries, and research projects. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Art & Poetry Opening Gala

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ART & POETRY – 6 p.m. Contest to explore the beauty of living life free from the negative impacts of addiction. Opening Gala in the CANO Gallery, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0090 Ext 106 or visit www.facebook.com/LEAFArtContest/

SPRING SUMMIT – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Event for Youth Food Movement featuring film, school garden discussion, Disco soup, live music, seed starting, internship/job info, Community Building. Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St., Pioneer alley, Cooperstown. Call 607-437-2862 or visit www.celebrateorigins.com/yfm

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Bob Fernandez Makes It Official: He’s Running For County Sheriff

Bob Fernandez Makes It Official:

He’s Running For County Sheriff

Bob Fernandez

ONEONTA – Retired state trooper Bob Fernandez of Otego is announcing his candidacy for Otsego County sheriff at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Oneonta Veterans Club on Chestnut Street.

“The people of Otsego County deserve a professional law enforcement leader with experience and integrity,” he said in announcing the date.

Fernandez is challenging incumbent Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr.

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Fenimore Wins $2.5M To Fund Thaw Curator

Fenimore Wins

$2.5M To Fund

Thaw Curator

Another $1M To Buy Significant Art

The first acquisition of American art through the Thaw Foundation grant will be “Elk Swimming The Platte” by Alfred Jacob Miller.
Eva Fognell will be first Thaw curator.

COOPERSTOWN – The Fenimore Art Museum today announced a $2.5 million gift from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.  The gift will fund a “principal curator” for the Thaw Collection of Native American Art, and create a new fund for special projects related to the collection.

The new position has been named the Eugene and Clare Thaw curator of American Indian Art, and present curator Eva Fognell, who has managed the collection since 2002, assumes the title immediately. The curatorship is the first endowed position in the museum’s history.

An additional gift of $1 million will support the Fenimore’s art acquisition fund beginning in 2019. The gift also included several notable artworks, including the painting “Elk Swimming The Platte” by American artist Alfred Jacob Miller.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Student Fashion At CCS

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FASHION SHOW – 7 p.m. 11th annual show by Cooperstown Students followed by desert reception. Admission, $5. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call Nicole Idelson @ 607-437-3059 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

PUBLIC FORUM – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Discussion on “Editing Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome” with featured speaker Dr. Jill Fielhaber, SUNY Oneonta Department of Biology. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

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EXCLUSIVE FRONT PAGE! Streck Back On The Job At Bassett County Rep Forgets To Take Oath Morgan Stanley Star Is Retiring Gene Bettiol Fondly Remembered

EXCLUSIVE!

Streck Back On The Job At Bassett

County Rep Forgets To Take Oath

Morgan Stanley Star Is Retiring

Gene Bettiol Fondly Remembered

…and much, much more in this week’s Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands around the county this afternoon.
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Lawrence Heldman, 86; SUNY Oneonta Professor

IN MEMORIAM

Lawrence Heldman, 86;

SUNY Oneonta Professor

Lawrence Heldman

ONEONTA –  Lawrence John Heldman, Ed.D., a SUNY Oneonta professor active in community life, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home.

Larry was born Feb. 10, 1932, to Arthur Charles and Mary Patterson Heldman in Yonkers, the eldest of their five children. He attended Yonkers schools and graduated from Cortland State Teachers College (SUNY Cortland) in 1953.

He served in the Army’s 516th Signal Corps during the Korean War, and was awarded the Medal of Military Merit.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

History On The Colonial Frontier

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HISTORY MEETING – 7 p.m. “Ethnicity, Family, Alliance and War: Scots-Irish Immigration and Defense of the Colonial New York Frontier, 1740 to 1778” presented by Terry McMaster at the April Meeting of the Fly Creek Area Historical Society. The Old Grange Building, Cemetery Rd., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9334 or e-mail inthevalley@oecblue.com

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy “The Magic Play” featuring magician/actor Brett Schneider incorporating magic into the play. The audience will have the opportunity to participate. Tickets, Pay-What-You-Will. Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Call 315-443-2636 or visit www.syracusestage.org

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Failing To Sign Oath, Wilber Must Be Appointed By Board

Failing To Sign Oath, Wilber

Must Be Appointed By Board

Dan Wilber

COOPERSTOWN – Missing the deadline to sign his oath of office, county Rep. Dan Wilber’s election to a second term representing District 10 – Edmeston, Burlington, Exeter and Plainfield — is in doubt.

His erstwhile colleagues on the Otsego County Board of Representatives must now vote to reappoint Wilber to his former seat for him to continue serving.  The board’s Administrative Committee approved such a resolution at today’s meeting, which must be acted on by the full board when it meets Wednesday, May 2.

It was not immediately clear if Wilber will have enough support for that to happen, or if another candidate will emerge for the job.

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Landmark Inn Wedding Permit Pulled By Owner

Landmark Wedding Permit

Pulled By Owner

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – In an effort to increase their revenue stream, Robin and Fred Schneider, owners of the Landmark Inn on Chestnut St. in Cooperstown, applied for a special use permit to hold weddings at the Inn. Fred Schneider, pictured at right, was present at the April 23 Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the couple’s newly proposed wedding venue.

“We’re here today to petition our ability to have our special permit changed to allow a limited number of weddings in the backyard of the Landmark Inn,” said Schneider.

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