HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPT. 21
HONEY BEES – 6:30 p.m. “Insight into the Life of the Honey Bee” by John and Diana Armstrong of Richfield Springs hosted by the Garden Club of Richfield Springs at Lighthouse Fellowship Center, Richfield Springs Bible Church, 19 Church St., Richfield Springs. Call (607)547-5648.
ORAL HISTORY – 7 p.m. Members of the Pittsfield Historical Society present and discuss collecting oral histories. Cooperstown Graduate program ends the night with the oral histories of Hartwick residents. Kinney Memorial Library, Hartwick. Visit www.facebook.com/Kinney-Memorial-Library-826941007399746/
UNDERGROUND WIRES LED TO FELLING
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Village Trustee Cindy Falk, Streets Committee chair, said a few minutes ago she hopes to have a motion for a new flagpole at Main and Pioneer ready for approval by the Village Board at its monthly meeting on Monday.
DPW Superintendent Mitch Hotaling is exploring the options and will be making a recommendation, Falk said. She estimated a new pole alone will cost about $3,000, and wants to make sure there’s a sufficient base to allow better illumination when the flag flies at night.
COOPERSTOWN – William Henry Zoeller, owner of Lake Front Hotel and Cooperstown Marine, passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 17, 2017, at his home in Lakeland Shores surrounded by his family. He was 92.
Born March 10, 1925, in Ozone Park, Queens, Bill was the only child of Michael G. and Lena P. (Schreiner) Zoeller.
ONEONTA – Patricia Crow, 14 Myrtle Ave, told Oneonta Common Council that she spotted a fox near her home in Center City on Thursday, Sept. 14.
“I clearly sighted a fox traveling across my neighbor’s back yard.” she said. “Never in my nearly 70 years have I seen a fox in Center City.”
Though she warned that foxes were “not safe for the citizens of Oneonta,” The Humane Society says that foxes are not considered dangerous and are generally scared of humans, especially if they make a loud noise. Dogs and adult cats are generally safe from foxes, but kittens, rabbits and other small animals could be considered prey and should be kept inside.
However, Police Chief Doug Brenner says there has been an “uptick” in sick animals, namely skunks, including four in one week. “These animals were not well,” he said. “They were rolling in the street.”
ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, is teaching where he once learned.
The senator, who received his degree from Hartwick College in 1973 and an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1999, has returned to his alma mater this semester as an adjunct professor of political science.
Seward is teaching “New York State Politics & Policy” for 20 students, drawing on three decades of experience in the state Senate. Prior to that, he served as an aide to state representatives, and was the youngest chairman of the county Republican Committee.
When college President Margaret Drugovich invited him to teach a course, “I couldn’t say yes fast enough,” said Seward. He is also keeping office hours on campus once a week.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20
SQUARE DANCE – 7:30 p.m. The Doubleday Dancers invite the community to a free introduction to Modern Western Square Dancing. Have fun, meet new people, exercise. Dress casual, wear comfortable shoes. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call (607)264-8128, (607)547-8665, (607)264-3000.
DISCUSSION – 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. “Latinax Women in Politics. Discussion.” Hosted by the Women’s Center, Room 507, Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call (607)431-4031 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-latinohispanic-heritage-month/