3-Decade Trolley Heyday
Lures 75 To History Center
Greater Oneonta Historical Society Executive Director Bob Brozowski, top photo, left, welcomes a standing-room-only crowd to rail historian Jim Loudon’s “The Otsego Trolley Line” lecture this afternoon at the History Center. Loudon (inset photo) recounted how the Oneonta & Otego Valley Railroad, founded in 1897, expanded to Hartwick, Cooperstown, Richfield Springs and, eventually, Mohawk, in a financially troubled 36-year history before, as the Southern NY Railroad, it finally collapsed in 1933, victim of the ever-more-popular automobile. Loudon is author of “Leatherstocking Rails: A History of Railroading Along the Upper Susquehanna” and other books on local history. Seated in the foreground in top photo are Steve Judd, left, and Ron Barton, who recalled, as boys on Oneonta’s West End, clambering over an abandoned Climax brand locomotive on boyhood adventures. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Bassett Names Scott Bonderoff
President Of O’Connor Hospital
COOPERTOWN – The Bassett Healthcare Network trustees today named Scott Bonderoff president of O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, effective Monday.
He succeeds Dr. Carlton Rule, who is leaving the Bassett system at month’s end.
Bonderoff has been with Bassett Healthcare since 2001 – since 2010 as vice president of patient services & ancillary support at Bassett Hospital. He was chosen from among a dozen internal and external candidates the selection committee considered during its search over the last several weeks.
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Bassett Honors The Mays
At First Valentine’s Soiree
Joshua Truman, Friends of Bassett executive director, top photo, right, presents a framed program of the first Valentine’s Soiree to guests of honor Dr. John May and his wife Amanda Saturday at The Otesaga. John May is the recently retired longtime director of NYCAMH (the New York Center of Agricultural Medicine & Health); Amanda May was a Friends fundraiser on several key campaigns. The Soiree replaces the New Year’s Eve Gala as the Friends’ main annual fundraiser. After dinner, partygoers like Bassett surgeon Bob Moglia and wife Maureen, inset photo, danced the evening away. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)