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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 15

Ceili Dance For Christmas

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CHRISTMAS CEILI – 7-9 p.m. Participate in a traditional Irish Dance performed by the Iona Troupe. Tickets, $10/adult, $5/child. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

MUSICAL – 7:30-10 p.m. The Orpheus Theater presents “Annie.” Tickets, $20/adult. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-432-9392 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

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Mickey Ryan, 87, Milford Farmer, NY American Legion Commander
IN MEMORIAM

Mickey Ryan, 87, Milford Farmer,

NY American Legion Commander

MILFORD – Mickey Ryan, 87, of Milford, a past state commander of the American Legion, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2017, at the state Veterans’ Home at Oxford, where he was given compassionate care while struggling with Alzheimer’s.

Mickey loved life and people, worked hard and played even harder.

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Expanded Stewarts Offers New Services

Expanded Stewarts

Offers New Services

After opening the new 500 square foot addition to the existing Stewart’s Shop on Chestnut street in Cooperstown last week, customers can find a wide variety of new foods that were not previously available at the convenient store. Made to order subs and wraps, as well as hot soups are just some of the new foods made available with the new addition. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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 Marion Hanor, 94; Spent 40-Year Career At  Bresee’s

IN MEMORIAM:  Marion Hanor, 94,;

Spent 40-Year Career At  Bresee’s

Marion Hanor

ONEONTA – Marion A. Hanor, 94, who spent her career at Bresee’s Department Store, passed away Dec. 11, 2017 at Fox Hospital.

She was born July 19, 1923, in Oneonta, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Yaple) Cole.

Marion graduated from Oneonta High School.  She married Charles John Hanor on Sep. 7, 1940.

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View ‘County Manager v. County Exec’ Presentation, Now Posted On Youtube

View ‘County Manager v. County Exec’

Presentation, Now Posted On YouTube

Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president/regional engagement, talks about how a Suffolk County executive ran on a plank of buying development rights in that quickly suburbanizing community; he won, then implemented the program. He was speaking this morning on the topic, “County Manager v. County Executive,” this morning at Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center. Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, left, moderated the session, which was sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Otsego and Cooperstown chambers of commerce, and the AllOTSEGO newspapers, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.
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County Reps, 100 Attendees Consider County’s Future

County Reps, 100 Attendees

Consider County’s Future

Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president for regional engagement, presents “County Manager v. County Executive” to a full house at Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center this morning. The 45-minute presentation, moderated by Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, outlined the pros and cons of both governmental structures, as well as ideas for how the Otsego County Board of Representatives might begin the process of considering new management models for the county. At right, incoming county Rep. Danny Lapin, D-City of Oneonta, asks what resources might be available to the county board for further study. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Seniors Tour The Bright Side Of Oneonta

Nader Towers Seniors Tour

The Bright Side Of Oneonta

For the second year in a row, seniors of Nader Towers enjoyed a free tour of Oneonta’s Christmas lights this evening courtesy of Carla Balnis and Oneonta Public Transit. The bus toured the streets from East End to West End enjoying holiday light displays while Oneonta’s DJ Wooden and Judy Pitel, above, led the riders in singing Christmas songs. When the bus reached 10 Tilley Ave, home owner John Hayen, (seen at right withWooden), boarded and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and to tell them his light count has reached 30,100! Riders then made their way back to Nader Towers where they enjoyed pizzas and drinks donated by Pizza 23 West in West Oneonta. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Missing Man’s Truck Found In Harpersfield

Missing Man’s Truck

Found In Harpersfield

SCHOHARIE – Schoharie County Sheriff’s deputies found the unoccupied truck of Carl Weaver, a man missing from the Town of Seward since Monday, at the intersection of Titus Lake Road and South Worcester Road in the Town of Harpersfield, Delaware County.

Weaver, age 77, of State Route 10, Hyndsville in the Town Of Seward, was last seen Sunday evening after he told relatives he was going hunting. This afternoon, his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was located at Titus Lake Road, where he has been known to hunt. He is also known to frequent the Bear Swamp State Forest in Town of Roseboom.

Weaver is described as a white male height 5’10”, weight 175 pounds, blue eyes and gray hair.

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Investigation Into SUNY Student Death Leads To Drug Arrest

Investigation Into Student’s

Death Leads To Drug Arrests

ONEONTA – Two people living in the house where Daniel William Michaels died were arrested and charged with drug possession, according to Police Chief Doug Brenner.

Steven A. Fleming, 20, Levittown, and Luke J. Spencer, 20, were both arrested after a search warrant issued during the investigation into Michaels’ death allegedly turned up marijuana and cocaine in the residence at 34 Academy Street, where Michaels, who was not a resident of the address, was found unconscious on Saturday, Dec. 2.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 14

County Manager Or County Executive?

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PRESENTATION – 8 a.m. Gerald Benjamin presents “County manager or County Executive” followed by Q&A session with the leading figures from across our county’s political spectrum. Family Engagement Center, Springbrook, on Rt. 28, Milford Center. Call 607-547-6103 to RSVP or email ads@allotsego.com

PREVIEW PARTY – 5-7 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats, drinks, and a good browse through the creations of students and guests for the Holiday Marketplace. The Smithy Clay Studio, 1 Otsego Court, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8671 or visit www.smithyarts.org

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