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CCS Forward Airlifted From Crash, Recovering

CCS Forward Airlifted

From Crash, Recovering

Julie Ford

COOPERSTOWN – CCS basketball star Julie Ford is recovering at home after she was airlifted to Albany from an accident scene last Friday.

According to Nate Reigel, State Police public information officer, Ford was driving the car southbound on Wiley Town Road around noon when she hit a patch of black ice and slid 100 feet before striking a tree on the northbound shoulder.

Ford was “in and out of consciousness” at the scene, and her sister, Abby, a passenger, called 911, according to a Facebook post made by their mother, Amy Hurtubise Ford.

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OCCB Salutes Veterans With Free Concert

Veterans Enjoy OCCB’s Salute

Veterans, families and friends gathered to enjoy selections of historical patriotic music performed this afternoon by the  Oneonta Community Concert Band at it’s 17th annual Salute To Veterans Concert at the Foxcare Center.  Above, local veterans Tony Drago, Army, and John Brooks, Air Corps, applaud as the band finishes “Hail To The Spirit of Liberty” by John Philip Sousa. At right, Gretchen Becker, Walton, on tuba, and percussionists Ben Wendrow, Oneonta, and Dave Geasey, Oneonta, perform “The Official West Point March” by Philip Egner. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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CAA Holiday Show Brings Festive Crowd To 22 Main

CAA Holiday Show Brings

Festive Crowd To 22 Main

Denise Page-LaCava of Cooperstown examines offerings at the Cooperstown Art Association’s Holiday Show & Sale, always a hit with seekers of Christmas presents.  As you can tell from the gaps, it was a buying crowd that packed the gallery at 22 Main this evening for the opening reception.  Shelves will be restocked and the sale continues through Dec. 23.  At right, Garrett Cadwallader of Oneonta, himself an artist – a musician – who said he is drawn to work crafted from nature, examines carved wooden bowls among the offerings.  (Jim Kevlin/www.AllOTSEGO.com)

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Oneonta Polls See Good Turn Out

Oneonta Polls

See Good Turnout

Abbey Koutnik, Oneonta, right, gets her voting ballot from Election Inspectors Louise Sandoli and Marty Becker at Foothills this afternoon for County and Town races. Polls will remain open until 9 p.m. this evening. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Students Join Neighbors In Cleaning 3rd Ward

Students Join Neighbors

In Cleaning 3rd Ward

Taane Pegg, President of Phi Si fraternity, left, and SUNY Alumni Wayne Baker, were out with their fellow students and Councilman Dave Rissberger, center, cleaning the streets of the 3rd ward from garbage during the annual 3rd Ward Clean-Up. Volunteers met at the Alpha Omega Pi sorority house where they had coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and baked goods from Laure Zimniewitz before hitting the streets this morning. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

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Flashover Training Helps OFD Build Intuition

Flashover Training

Helps OFD Build Intuition

Oneonta firemen Don Tubia and Richard Knapp, rear, listen to Jeff Dygert, a state fire instructor, former Fire Chief and current City Manager from Auburn, who stands next to the smoking remains of a fireman’s coat and a melted helmet, pulled from a fire inside a burn container at a two day flash-over simulator in Neahwa Park. The training is put on by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and is given to fire departments at the County’s request. Firefighters are put in a specialized multi-level container where they are subjected to fire that can reach temperatures of 1400 degrees. The purpose of the training is to help the firemen be keenly aware of their surroundings equipment in extreme situations to build intuition about when to leave a situation and knowing the limits of themselves and their equipment. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Foxcare Gala Enjoys ‘Night At The Oscars’

Foxcare Gala Enjoys

‘Night At The Oscars’

Al Rubin and wife Michelle dancing the night away at the 27th annual Foxcare Gala held at the Foxcare Gala this evening. The theme this year was ‘Night at The Oscars’ and local stars got to walk the red carpet, get their photo with an Oscar, as well as enjoy fine dining and dancing. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Youth Food Movement On Center Stage Today

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Youth Food Movement

On Center Stage Today

Young Farmers, Restauraters Keynote

Annual Farmers’ Museum Ag Forum

The Leonard sisters, Dana, left, and Kristen, in top photo, co-founders of Origins Cafe on Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, and local exponents of the Youth Food Movement, organized the keynote panel at today’s “Celebration of Our Agricultural Community,” The Farmers’ Museum annual “Conference on Food & Farming,” which continues throughout the day at the Louis C. Jones Center.  Free, and public welcome.  The movement’s goal, as Dana put it, is to explore “the moral implications of what we’re eating” – in nutrition, justice and the fate of the Earth.  More practically, she added, “do any of these moral implications matter if the food doesn’t taste good?”  The two-pronged message was reflected in presentations by organic farmer Jesse Pascale, Rock Hill Farm, Mohawk, Ian Robb of Turtle Tree Seeds, Copake, Cooperstown Farmers’ Market Manager Shannon Kirch and others.  Hannah Savio, an educator with WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms), told how one farmer explained why she got involved in the movement:  “It gives me hope.”  State Ag & Markets Commissioner Richard Ball, inset at left, who farms in the Schoharie Valley and runs the Carrot Barn near Middleburgh, began the morning with a “Report from Albany.”  He spoke about “Taste NY” stores, the closest on Exit 13 of the Thruway, on efforts to educate elementary students in growing vegetables, and – most current – the New York Grown & Certified program, which promotes family farms’ produce that is nutritious and is growing on conditions of good nutrient management.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com_

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