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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Remembering The First

World War In Otsego County

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PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. “Remembering World War 1” with Mark Simonson discussing impact on our area. Followed by open discussion with audience. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

TURKEY DINNER – 5 – 8 p.m. Senior Citizen Turkey Dinner. Free, open to all senior citizens. Take-out/delivery available. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

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See This Week’s Front Pages

EXCLUSIVE!

XNG Moves Most Rigs Out Of County

Candidate Delgado, Gibson Conferred

Carleigh Understudy For ‘Cher’ Role

Judge Burns’ Book Advises Parents

New Renderings Of DD Field Plans

Bobcat Attack Leaves 8 Hens Dead

EDITORIAL: Delgado For President

All these stories and more in this week’s editions of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands through Otsego County this afternoon.
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Final Count Underway In Sheriff’s Race, More

Final Count Underway

In Sheriff’s Race, More

The final canvass in the Nov. 6 midterms – the counting of 1,665 absentee ballots and 319 affidavit ballots – is underway this morning at the Otsego County Board of Elections at the Meadows Office Building.  Seated at center are Richard Sternberg, observing on behalf of the county Democrats, and Lynn Krogh, on behalf of the Republicans.  Others, from left, are Democrat Maguire Benton, Republican Bobby Walker, Marty Rosenbaum on behalf of Assemblyman Bill Magee’s campaign, and Nick Wilcock on behalf of John Salka, who is leading Magee in the 121st Assembly district count.  The greatest interest is in the county sheriff’s race, with incumbent Rich Devlin leading by 1,039 votes, but challenger Bob Fernandez refusing to concede.   The ballots would have to break two to one for Fernandez for the retired state trooper to unseat Devlin.  (Jim Kevliin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Louise E. Puylara, 90; Past Officer In Oneonta Little League

IN MEMORIAM:  Louise E. Puylara, 90;

Past Officer In Oneonta Little League

Louise Puylara

ONEONTA – Louise Elinor Puylara, also known to many of us as “Weezer”, 90, passed away on Nov. 6, 2018.  She had lived at Otsego Manor for the past several years.

Born in Oneonta to Harold Cary and Theresa Bostwick Cary on March 7, 1928, Louise was a lifelong resident of the Oneonta area, marrying Alfred Puylara after his return home from World War II.

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Brin R. Mileski, 83; Telephone Lineman, Rail Enthusiast

IN MEMORIAM: Brin R. Mileski, 83;

Telephone Lineman, Rail Enthusiast

ONEONTA – Brin R. Mileski, 83, a career lineman with Bell Telephone and a railroad enthusiast, died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2018 at the state Veterans Home in Oxford.

He was born Feb. 23, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Alfred and Dorothy Meleski.  In 1952, his family moved to Syracuse.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 1953.  After three years of active duty, he returned to civilian life but remained in the Reserves until 1961.

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Scott W. Roland, Schenevus; GE Executive, Glass Expert
IN MEMORIAM

Scott W. Roland, Schenevus;

GE Executive, Glass Expert

Scott Roland

SCHENEVUS – Scott William Roland, a former Fortune 500 executive and an antique dealer with expertise in vintage glass, died peacefully on Nov. 1, 2018.

Scott is the fourth child of Ralph Mayo Roland and Cecelia M. “Rusty” Roland.

Graduating in 1976 from Niskayuna High School, Scott was a varsity soccer, basketball and baseball athlete. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1980 from Cornell University, where he was a member of and president of the university chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Oneonta Poetry Grand Slam

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POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Grand slam features top 2 poets from each poetry slam competing for 5 slots on spring SUNY Oneonta slam team to participate in regional, national competitions. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674998

LECTURE SERIES – 6:30 p.m. Learn about Hunting, role in wildlife management/conservation from 3 speakers discussing from sportsmen’s, wildlife management, impacts of lead bullets on humans, non-target wildlife perspectives. The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/be-informed-hunting-and-conservation/

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County Board Supports Reducing Window On Tax Sales To 3 Years

County Board Supports

Reducing Window On

Tax Sales To 3 Years

Acting on the recommendation of Otsego County Treasurer Allen Ruffles, the county board at its monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, passed a resolution supporting reducing from four years to three the time before a delinquent property goes up for tax sale. Ruffles walked reps through his computations intended to show that, in the fourth year, the burden of back taxes, fees and interest on property owners becomes insurmountable. The first tax sale affected will be in 2022. Ruffles also recommended the county board create a buy-back law, so delinquent taxpayers can use the equity in their homes to remortgage their property to pay their taxes. That will require action at a later date. Ruffles is flanked by county board Chairman Dave Bliss and Jenna Utter, deputy clerk of the board. (Images from AllOTSEGO.com video of the proceedings)

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OF COUNTY BOARD 11/6/18 MEETING

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Millie Merrifield, 86; Active In Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

IN MEMORIAM: Millie Merrifield, 86;

Active In Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

Millie Merrifield

HARTWICK – Millie A. Merrifield, a long-time resident of Hartwick and active Jehovah’s Witness, died Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Bridgehampton. She was 86.

Born at the family farm on Kelsey Hill in Edmeston on Dec. 27, 1931, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hutira) Sterusky. She was a 1950 graduate of Edmeston Central School.

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Leon Kalmus, 91, Long-Time Surveyor In City, Local Democratic Leader, Dies

IN MEMORIAM: Leon Kalmus, Oneonta;

Surveyor, Democratic Leader, Dies At 91

ONEONTA – Leon Kalmus, 91, of Oneonta, a surveyor in Oneonta for decades who was also active in local Democratic politics, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Fox Nursing.

At his request there will be no calling hours or service.  Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.

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