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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Solstice Sunset Walk

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SUNSET STROLL – 7 p.m. Walk through the forest and enjoy the views of Canadarago Lake this summer solstice. Fetterly Forest, 302 Roses Hill Road, Richfield Springs. Call 607-547-2366 or visit www.otsegolandtrust.org

EXHIBIT – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Artwork by Tom Soloman featuring 6 inductees, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, current players. 30 one of a kind items. Displayed thru July 31. Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum, 99 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1273.

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Edson, Mary Kitchen, Bainbridge; Couple Killed In Two-Car Crash
IN MEMORIAM

Edson, Mary Kitchen, Bainbridge;

Couple Killed In Two-Car Crash

Edson and Mary Kitchen

BAINBRIDGE – The funeral service was this morning for  Edson and Mary Kitchen, the Bainbridge couple killed in a two-car crash in the Broome County town of Colesville Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Edson and Mary were married May 18, 1985. After 33 years of marriage, they still showed us all what a devoted couple should be. You never saw Ed without Mary or Mary without Ed. They will forever be known for their love and commitment to their family.

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Roseboom Woman Crochets Flag For Centers Health Activity Fund

Roseboom Woman Crochets Flag

For Centers Health Activity Fund

Lorraine Nelson of Roseboom, left, sits in the Centers Health lobby (formerly Focus) in Index today in front of the second American flag she has crocheted to raise funds for the nursing home’s activity fund. With her is resident Claire Cardinale, formerly of East Springfield, who is organizing the raffle. Tickets at $1 apiece or six for $5, and can be purchased in the lobby most afternoons. The drawing will be July 7. Nelson, who has worked at the nursing home for nine years, said she has been crocheting since she was a teenager, and began by crocheting tote bags for residents, and expanded from there. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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POLITICAL LETTERS for 19th District Democratic primary

POLITICAL LETTERS

Seven Democrats running in next Tuesday’s primary for their party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, in November, are, from right: lawyer Antonio Delgado, Rhinebeck; Woodstock teacher and former CIA agent Jeff Beals; business consultant Brian Flynn, Hunter; famine-aid worker Erin Collier, Cooperstown; former Cuomo aide Gareth Rhodes, Esopus; and, standing, Kingston lawyer David Clegg. At left is the moderator in last week’s debate at Cooperstown Central’s Sterling Auditorium. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

Editor’s Note:  Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal went to press last night, and any further political letters regarding the Tuesday, June 26, Democratic primary received through next Monday will be published on www.allotsego.com.  Please e-mail them to jimk@allotsego.com   The polls will be open noon-9 p.m. next Tuesday across Otsego County.

STERNBERG:  Flynn Will Be Attentive To Our County
MARIETTA:  Flynn Will Improve Healthcare Access
ABBATE:  Delgado Will Restore Dignity To Politics
STAMMEL: Service, Experience Qualify Pat Ryan
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Things-To-Do Supplement Explores ‘New’ Ommegang

Things-To-Do Supplement

Explores ‘New’ Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang’s $2 million expansion is highlighted in this week’s Summer Dreams, the things-to-do supplement to Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal. Tour the expanded operation with Dave Neil, the brewery’s new director of hospitality (and proprietor of the former Hoffman Lane Bistro and other establishments in Cooperstown). Pick up this week’s newspaper, or look for stand-alone racks at high traffic tourist venues.
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CCS Principal Lucy Resigns After 2 Years

CCS Principal Lucy

Resigns After 2 Years

Search For Successor To Begin In Fall

Donna Lucy

COOPERSTOWN – Donna Lucy, who recently engaged to marry, has resigned as Cooperstown High School principal in a reorganization announced today by the school district.

“As many of you know I became engaged earlier this year. As a result my family and I will be relocating in July 2018,” Lucy said. “I am super excited for my next chapter and I leave knowing that there are other authentic champions for children in the world.”

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John D. Ramsey, 75; Bon Vivant Enjoyed Golf, Socializing

IN MEMORIAM: John D. Ramsey, 75;

Bon Vivant Enjoyed Golf, Socializing

COOPERSTOWN – John D. Ramsey, 75  died in his Frog Hollow home in Cooperstown on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Born in the Bronx on March 3, 1943, John was raised from an early age by his grandmother in New York and southern California.  John grew up in a privileged manner.  From his childhood on he was surrounded by and in the company of his grandmother’s many adult friends and often accompanied them on their social outings.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Discussing ‘Silent Night’

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TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Director Tomer Zvulun and Conductor Nicole Paiement share perspectives on Pulitzer prize-winning opera “Silent Night.” Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/glimmerglassfestival/

BOOK SIGNING – 5 – 7 p.m. Get your copy of “Lewis Hine: Photographer and American Progressive,” signed by the author Tim Duerden and enjoy a presentation about the famous photograher. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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Teen Drowns In Canadarago Lake

Teen Drowns In

Canadarago Lake

Kayak Sinks During Sudden Storm

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – A Jordanville teen drowned in Canadarago Lake after his kayak capsized during last night’s storm.

According to State Police, Dustin Groat, 19, Jordanville, was with another teenager when they got into their kayaks at the Canadarago Lake Boat Launch at approximately 7:30 p.m. and paddled to Deowongo Island.

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