Volunteers Taylor Knox, a SUNY Oneonta senior, and Brenda Korthauer, above, cheer as a slot machine, donated by Marc and Elaine Bresee, delivers a jingling prize, setting off a bidding war at this evening’s Benefit Auction, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s major annual fundraiser. Inset right, Alan Michael Rubin, attending the event at the Qualilty Inn with dad Al and mom Michelle, signals his $560 bid and wins the apparatus, all for the good cause. Other items up for auction included a weekend getaway at a Lake George camp and a lamp with a stained-glass shade, courtesy of stained-glass artist Doug Halberg. After a 10-year hiatus, Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auctions, who has rejoined the GOHS board, was the auctioneer. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Workshop festival features opportunity to learn skills with resident experts. Create bottle of fragrant waters & essences, crochet a snowflake coaster, discover cold-process soap making, print custom holiday cards, bake traditional holiday treats, or make a holiday gift broom. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Holiday-Workshop-Festival
NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES – 2 – 4:30 p.m. Celebrate “Native American Month” with Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan and elder JT Taylor of El Nu Abenaki tribe as they share culture, perspective through traditional stories, music, drumming. Free, open to public. SUNY College Camp, 119 Hoffman Rd., Oneonta. 607 435-3455 or visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/2842816
2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS
Assemblyman Magee Out After 28 Years
BROOKFIELD – While canvassing is wrapping up today, the John Salka campaign felt confident enough to announce the Brookfield Republican has defeated veteran Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, in the 121st District.
On Election Night, Salka held a lead of 963 votes out of more than 44,000 votes cast. After most absentee and affidavit ballots were counted in Madison and Otsego counties, Salka maintained a lead of 508 votes. Oneida County has not completed its count yet, but has less than 150 outstanding ballots, so it is mathematically impossible for Magee to make up the difference.
HARTWICK SEMINARY – Tops Friendly Markets, which operates a Cooperstown Commons supermarket, this morning issued an advisory: Jennie-O Turkey Sales has recalled some raw ground turkey products that may be associated with an outbreak of Salmonella.
Still, It’s Colder Than Usual, Mattice Says,
And More Snowfall Predicted For Sunday
It may have a surprise, but it shouldn’t have been, according to National Weather Service weather Dave Mattice of Oneonta.
Mid-November snows are not unusual, he said a few minutes ago, just as Cooperstown DPW chief Mitch Hotaling declared the village snow emergency, originally due to last until this evening, at an end.
“This is definitely not the most snow we’ve had in November,” said Mattice. “I remember a Thanksgiving snow, riding a snowmobile up Chestnut Street all the way to East Street.”
If anything, Otsego County got it easy in the overnight storm. “We were spared,” Mattice said. “Hancock got 12-13 inches. I only got 5 inches” at his Oneonta home. In Cooperstown, it appeared 6-8 inches had fallen.
2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS
He Calls Devlin To Congratulate Him
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.COM
OTEGO – Despite the final outcome, county sheriff candidate Bob Fernandez gave thanks all around for a hard-fought campaign that came to an end yesterday afternoon.
“I was honored to have the chance to run for sheriff in Otsego County and I would like to thank all of the bipartisan support for our campaign,” he said in an e-mail. “I also would like to thank the campaign team itself … (and) the Democratic committee, which allowed me to run on their line.”
COOPERSTOWN – The Village of Cooperstown is issuing a Snow Emergency effective AT 8 p.m. this evening through 6 p.m. Friday, DPW Superintendent Mitch Hotaling announced.
There is to be no parking on village streets during this time. Parking will be available in the Doubleday Parking Lot.
Drivers are reminded that anytime there is more than 2 1/2″ of snowfall, vehicles must be removed from city streets or they are subject to ticketing and/or towing at the vehicle owners expense.
SIDNEY – Alfred “Gilly” Gilbertsen 82, a retired Bendix machinist, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
He was born July 15, 1936, son of the late Alfred and Viola (Walsh) Gilbertsen in Brooklyn.
Al served in the Army in 1960-66. In 1965 He married Lillian O’Hara in the Rockdale Church in Guilford.