Hops expert Al Bullard, Milford, top photo, who published “The Hops Farmer’s Year” in 2015, discusses the once-ubiquitous Otsego County crop, now being revived, with attendees – from left, Dorothy LaGasse, Sandy Chase and Donna Robinson, all of Cooperstown. The event was this morning’s “Partners In History” at Milford’s Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center, where historic displays were put on by local historians from across Otsego County. At left is Judy Kessler, president of the Milford Historical Society, which hosted today’s event in collaboration with the Otsego County Historical Association. Activities included a tour of the Sayre House and store, next door to the former Presbyterian church, conducted by Jim Havener. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
FUNDRAISER PERHAPS BIGGEST EVER
At this morning’s annual Cider Run in Fly Creek, Oneonta’s Becca Daly, a Susquehanna Animal Shelter staffer, tickles Penelope, one of the nine dogs among the 101 animals rescued from a Garrattsville farm last weekend. Also on hand at the SAS fundraiser was Lucy, another of the Collie mix canines being housed at the shelter until charges of torture and injury to animals against the farm’s owners are resolved. At right, three Oneontans, Tom Slicer, Wayne Allen II and Brandon Gardner lead off the 10K event, which is hosted by the Fly Creek Cider Mill. SAS Director Stacie Haynes said the crowd could have been a record — both the parking lots on Route 26 and across from the cider mill were filled — but the full count wasn’t in yet. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
ONEONTA – Dr. Charles B. Ragozzine Jr., professor and chair of the SUNY Oneonta Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics, has been elected by the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America to serve a three-year term as its representative to the national Congress of the Mathematical Association of America.
Ragozzine’s duties will include representing the Seaway Section at national meetings and liaising between the section and the national organization. The section is named for the St. Lawrence Seaway, and including Upstate New York and the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
ONEONTA – The USDA assistant secretary for rural development, Anne Hazlett, will join Congressman John Faso, R-19, and a panel of local VIPs on a panel at a Rural Prosperity Forum 9-11 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at Hartwick College’s Shineman Chapel House.
The roundtable will serve as an opportunity to discuss partnerships that have been developed to overcome challenges in rural areas and explore best practices to build and support community economic development.
The public is welcome to attend. For seating purposes, RSVP to Lisa Iannello at 607-431-4061 or IannelloL@hartwick.edu