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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 24

Community Potluck Dinner

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HARVEST DINNER – 4 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Bring family, friends to celebrate the harvest. Main St. between Fair St. & River St., Cooperstown. E-mail growingcommunity@yahoo.com or visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/9/24/community-harvest-potluck-supper-on-main

HIDDEN FIGURES – 7 p.m. Showing film “Hidden Figures” in preparation for the visit of Margot Lee Shetterly’s visit to SUNY Oneonta. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-9371.

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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)
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Friends Helping Friends Benefit Golf Outing Underway

Friends Helping Friends

Golf Benefit Underway

Matt Schuermann, Cooperstown hits a line drive at hole nine as Matt Hazard, Cooperstown, and Mike Perrino, Cooperstown, look on at the third annual Friends Helping Friends benefit golf tournament at Meadow Links Golf Course this morning. The event continues throughout the day and ends this evening with a banquet in honor of recipients Kay Anichini, Alex Reynolds, Amelia Spencer and the late Larry Gallup. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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OCCA Hosts Water Testing With Dickinson College

Testing The Waters

Suzanne Guzy, Cooperstown, tests the Shadow Creek water for oxygen levels alongside Leslie Orzetti, OCCA executive director, at Mohican Farm this afternoon, part of a stream-health training workshop for volunteers. Attendees learned from specialists from Dickinson College how to a check a stream for temperature, clarity, conductivity, oxygen levels, Ph balance and more,  to better monitor creek and stream health throughout the county. (Ian Austin/AllOTEGO.com)
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Troop C Invites Public To 100th Celebration

Troop C Invites Public

To 100th Celebration

Click on image for details of all the events at the Troop C centennial celebration.

UNADILLA – Maj. William McEvoy, the Troop C commander, today issued an invitation for the public to help celebrate the New York State Police’s 100 years of service by attending the Centennial Open House 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Unadilla Barracks.

This is a family-oriented event, featuring demonstrations by K-9, Helicopter Rescue, Underwater Recovery Team (SCUBA), Special Operations Response Team (SORT), the Centennial Mounted Unit, and more.

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DC Marketing Seeks Approval For Digital Billboard Downtown

DC Marketing Seeks Approval

For Digital Billboard Downtown

ONEONTA – DC Marketing, which has two digital billboards next to I-88, is seeking permission for a third at 76-78 Main St., according to the city Zoning Board of Appeals agenda released this afternoon.

DC Marketing’s proprietor, Len Carson, will appear before the ZBA at 7 p.m. this coming Monday in City Hall, seeking a variance to allow installation of a 200-square-foot digital billboard in place of a 200-square-foot non-conforming vinyl billboard.

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Gerald L. Wood, 86; Assistant Wilber Bank Vice President

IN MEMORIAM: Gerald L. Wood, 86;

Assistant Wilber Bank Vice President

ONEONTA – Gerald L. Wood, 86, who started in the mailroom at Wilber National Bank in 1948 and rose to assistant vice president by the time of his retirement in 1993, passed away peacefully today, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

He was born Feb. 13, 1931, in Oneonta, the son of the late Elmer J. and Laura R. (Wright) Wood, and graduated from Oneonta High School with the Class of 1948.

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Historical Farmhouse Razed In Cooperstown Neighborhood

Historical Farmhouse Razed

In Cooperstown Neighborhood

The proprietor of Scott Ubner Excavating of Fly Creek demolishes the 19th century farmhouse at the end of Cooperstown’s Delaware Street today, where Josh Edmonds of Simple Integrity contractors plans to erect a new house. The village Zoning Board of Appeals required Edmonds, who razed another house two years ago on nearby Walnut Street, to find an independent consultant to prove the building was unsalvagable before allowing the demolition to go forward.   The property – as are all properties around Otsego Lake – is in the Glimmerglass National Historic District. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

Country Blues Concert

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CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Presenting Jerron“Blind Boy” Paxton the most sensational newcomer to blues. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-8401 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/jerron-blind-boy-paxton-92317-at-cooperstown-first-presbyterian-church/

ENVIRONMENT – 6 p.m. Wildlife Pathologist Ward Stone presents a talk on environmental stewardship and activism. Begins with a potluck, followed by the talk, ending with Q&A. The Star Theater, Old Village hall, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call (607)264-3099 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-pathologist-ward-stone-talk-tickets-37473656716?aff=es2

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Chamber Welcomes Cricket To Southside Mall

AT&T Cell Phone Store

Welcomed To Southside

The ribbon was cut this afternoon on a new AT&T Cricket cell phone store in the Panera building at Southside Mall.  Participating are, from left, Mall Manager Luisa Montanti, Kasondra Hughes, Otsego Chamber of Commerce member services coordinator, Cricket sales reps Katelyn Knapp and Lawrence Knight, Joe Lazzaro from operations, and Lisa Gelormini from human resources. A grand opening celebration continues into this evening.  Stop by for a slice of cake.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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