By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – With the deadline for tourist-accommodation permits nearing and a moratorium in its fifth month, Mayor Jeff Katz updated the Village Board, saying he foresees tighter regulations on housing for visitors to the village.
“Clearly, the future is going to be where tourist accommodations in the village are harder to come by,” said Katz. “We’re not saying you can’t have tourist accommodations, but we’re working on bolstering the definition of owner, occupancy and owner-occupancy.”
- District 12 (Wards 3 & 4): Craig Gelbsman and Adrienne Martini
- District 13 (Wards 5 & 6): Leonard Carson, Jr. and Danny Lapin
- District 14 (Wards 7 & 8): Lizabeth Shannon and Wilson Wells
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCT. 24
TINKERING TUESDAY – 3:30-5 p.m. Draw or design Fidget Spinner to be 3-D printed. Material fee $2. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call (607)432-1980.
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
COOPERSTOWN – Word has been received that Constance (Armitage) Wallace, 91, a chemist, passed away Nov. 7, 2016, at Bassett Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1925, in Cooperstown, daughter of Madelyn Montigel and Henry Raymond Armitage, Sr. She graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1942 and from MIddlebury College in 1946.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Julie Ann Attridge, 25, of Levittown, Pa, formerly of Richfield Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
She was born Sept. 11, 1992, in Cooperstown a daughter to Carol Ann the late Christopher C. Attridge. Julie was raised and educated locally, graduating from Richfield Springs High School. She attended Herkimer County Community College and Mohawk Valley Community College.
With Halloween arriving Oct. 31, thrill-seekers filled tours of local ghostly haunts over the weekend. In top photo, Hyde Hall interpreter John Henry Aborn discusses unexplained happenings, premature deaths and curses uttered at the National Historic Mansion on Otsego Lake as “Hyde and Shriek” tours began at dusk Saturday. Later that evening, (inset photo at right), Linda Smith of Oneonta, flanked by brother Roger, left, and husband Geoff, examines documentation of deadly happenings outside the blacksmith shop at The Farmers’ Museum during “Things That Go Bump In the Night,” lantern tours featuring a terrifying finale. Both sold-out happenings will be repeated next weekend, so get your reservations early by calling Hyde Hall at 547-5098, extension 6, and The Farmers’ at 547-1450. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
EXETER CENTER – Edwin S. Baxter Jr, 93, of Exeter Center, a World War II veteran and retired SUNY Oneonta professor, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at his residence in Cooperstown.
Edwin was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 4, 1924, the son of the late Edwin S. Baxter Sr and Edith Van Wormer Baxter. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, the former Priscilla La Forest Baxter of Exeter Center, in 2009.
NEW BERLIN – Alexa A. Stanton, 68, a 34-year elementary teacher at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School, passed away on Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017 in Albany, surrounded by her loving family.
Alexa was born on July 27, 1949 in Walton, the daughter of the late Stilson and Dorothy Constable Tweedie. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle Stanton.