COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Central’s Maria Noto won first-team all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports, the Utica Observer Dispatch is reporting today.
Fran Bliven, Linda-Rae Nichols, Linda Reese, Debby Clough, Yolanda Sharpe, Ann Shultz and Joan Kollgaard sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in front of the Swart Wilcox House this afternoon where the Friends of the Swart-Wilcox House celebrated the 30th anniversary of the organization and the 210th year the house has stood. Built in 1807, the Swart-Wilcox house Oneonta’s oldest standing structure. It was occupied by the Swart and Wilcox families for 103 years, until it was closed in 1970. The City of Oneonta bought the house in 1976, but it wasn’t until 1987 that four school teachers approached the city about rehabbing the site and turning it into a historic destination. Speakers detailed the history of the house’s occupants and it’s extensive restoration, highlighting the corn crib, wall paper and flooring. At right, Debby Clough, one of the founding members of the organization, and Milly Parish, cut an intricately detailed cake made by Barbara Clark of Otego, to serve to the guests. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Since 1994, the NAACP has held it’s annual Community Picnic in the park where the public can come and enjoy burgers and hot dogs right off the grill, roasted corn on the cob, baked beans, desserts and more in the Neahwa Park large pavilion this afternoon. In addition to food, this year the NAACP included more for young people including ice cream donated by Stewarts, free face painting, and wooden craft projects donated from Home Depot. Above, grill master Robert Davis kept the hamburgers and hot dogs coming off the grill as patrons load up their plates. Right, Alecia Haynes shows off her rainbow face paint courtesy of Hafsa Mohammad. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
KJOLHEDE: VULNERABLE WOULD BE HURT
COOPERSTOWN – After hearing objections from the public, the county Board of Representatives this morning pulled a resolution that would have supported U.S. Rep. John Faso’s amendment requiring the State of New York to absorb any additional costs of federal Medicaid cuts, rather than passing them along to counties.
Constituents were lined up out into the hallway outside the County Board’s chamber on the second floor of the county Office Building as Dr. Chris Kjolhede, co-director of Bassett’s School-Based Health Program, suggested the so-called Faso-Collins amendment, by making the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA) more palatable, is threatening the county’s most vulnerable citizens.
The skies lit up with the fabulous fireworks display as the Hometown Fourth of July Festival came to a close this evening in Neahwa Park. Enjoying the finale were Doug Armstrong, above, as well as Bruce Von Holtz, Amanda Calkins, daughter Emma Collins, and Keshia Genzardi seen at left. Afterwards, the Mopar Cams kept the after-party hopping as Greg Lee, right, and the rest of the Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners entertained the crowds with their fiery antics. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – Mitchell Hotaling, village street superintendent since 2015 and a 13-year village employee, began work today as public works superintendent.
The Village Board made the appointed at its Monday meeting. He succeeds Brian Clancy, who joined Delaware Engineering.