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Search Results for: veterans day 2017

Leslie A. Parshall, 90; Honored Fellow Veterans With Monument

   IN MEMORIAM: Leslie A. Parshall, 90;

Honored Fellow Veterans With Monument

Leslie A. Parshall

TODDSVILLE – Leslie A. Parshall, 90, a World War II veteran who in 2005  erected a monument honoring all veterans at his Greenough Road home, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 9, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego.

He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Saranac Lake, a son of Howard and Gladys (Gowett) Parshall.  He first attended a one-room schoolhouse and then continued his education in Cooperstown.  On Aug. 19, 1948, Les married Lois M. Harvey in Cooperstown.

Carson Offers Plan Of 2017 Priorities

 

COUNTY BOARD TO VOTE ON CHAIR

Carson Offers Plan

Of 2017 Priorities

County Rep. Len Carson, R-Oneonta, salutes during Veterans Day ceremonies in Oneonta. The commander of the Oneonta Veterans Club may be elected county board chair in the next hour. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – In asking his colleagues to elect him chairman of the county Board of Representatives, county Rep. Len Carson, R-Oneonta, laid out a detail plan of goals to strive for in 2017.

The county board is scheduled to vote on the chairmanship at its reorganizational meeting at 10 a.m. today.

Here is a copy of the the Carson plan.

Cooperstown Flagpole Rededicated Tomorrow

IT’S BACK!

Cooperstown Flagpole Rededicated Tomorrow

At noon tomorrow (Thursday), the Village of Cooperstown will rededicate the new 50-foot aluminum flagpole installed today at Main and Pioneer. The Cooperstown Veterans Club will participate in the dedication, and donors who contributed to the new staff will be honored, according to Village Administrator Teri Barown.  Public welcome to attend.  The 35-foot flagpole it replaces was removed on Sept. 20 to make way for the reconstruction of Pioneer Street, completed in recent days.  There’s been a flagpole at that site since 1917, when a wooden one was raised during World War I.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Steve O’Sullivan, 76; Accomplished Marine, Mason, Hunter

IN MEMORIAM: Steve O’Sullivan, 76;

Accomplished Marine, Mason, Hunter

Steve O’Sullivan

ONEONTA – Robert Steven “Steve” O’Sullivan, 76, a Marine and mason, passed away Nov. 3, 2013, at Bassett Hospital, due to complications from a head injury after a fall; his family was by his side. He is no longer in pain and is at peace.

He was born Oct. 17, 1941 in The Bronx, the son of the late Virginia (Tansy) and Robert William O’Sullivan. Steve was raised by his grandparents in Windham after his mother lost her life when he was 2. As a teenager, he moved to Stamford, and lived with his Aunt Laura and Uncle Holger Eklund while his father continued to work for the New York Telephone Company in the city.

County Board OKs Nepotism Policy, Fills Ethics Board

WITH 6 DAYS TO ELECTION…

County Board OKs

Nepotism Policy,

Fills Ethics Board

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury? Not quite. Due to concern over a perceived online threat, the county Board of Representatives convened in the jury dock in Courtroom #1 this morning instead of their usual chambers. In the foreground is county Rep. Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – With six days to go to a briskly contested Election Day, the Otsego County Board of Representatives today acted on two ethics questions it has struggled with for months, even years:

  • One, appointing three members to a county Board of Ethics, created in the early 1990s but never populated.
  • Two, adopting a nepotism policy that limits situations in which close relatives can work for other close relatives in Otsego County government.

 Richard L. Hanson, 73; Marine, Retired Teacher, Former Farmer
IN MEMORIAM

 Richard L. Hanson, 73; Marine,

Retired Teacher, Former Farmer

Richard L. Hanson

SPRINGFIELD – Richard Lee Hanson, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War,  retired school teacher and farmer, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, at his home in the Town of Springfield with his family by his side.  He was 73.

Born March 30, 1944, at Bassett Hospital, he was the son of Lester Hans and Ellamae Jessie (Myers) Hanson.  A gifted athlete, Dick attended Cooperstown Central School where he excelled in football, skiing, basketball and track.

COOPERTOWN’S VETS BAN NFL GAMES AT POST

FIRST IN THE NATION, PERHAPS

COOPERTOWN’S

VETS BAN NFL

GAMES AT POST

Cooperstown Vets Club Commander John Famulare, left, and past commander Mike Boyson were watching TV at post on 60 Main St. this afternoon – college ball. The NFL has been banned until players stop “taking the knee.” (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Respect Anthem, Letter To

Teams Owners, NFL Advises

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Until the NFL and team owners prevent  players from “taking a knee” during the National Anthem, pro football will not be shown in the Cooperstown Vets Club on Main Street, Commander John Famulare said this afternoon.

The decision was made unanimously, 8-0, when the club’s directors were polled at their latest meeting last Monday.  It may be the first such decision by any post nationwide.

“When they play the National Anthem,” said Famulare, “you better stand up, period.”  He said the ban will remain in place “until the players start acting like men” and show respect for the National Anthem.

John T. Shufelt, 66; Served 30 Years With SUNY Police

IN MEMORIAM: John T. Shufelt, 66;

Served 30 Years With SUNY Police

John T. Shufelt

ONEONTA – John T. Shufelt, 66, of Oneonta, who retired from the SUNY Oneonta University Police after a 32-year career, lost his courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Saturday, Aug.12, 2017, at home.

John was born on Feb. 9, 1951, in Cobleskill, to the late William F. and Mary (Byrne) Shufelt. He grew up in Middleburgh, with his one sister and three brothers and graduated from Middleburgh Central School, Class of 1969.

Bernie Richardson, 81; Former Teacher At OHS, Businessman

IN MEMORIAM: Bernie Richardson, 81;

Former Teacher At OHS, Businessman

ONEONTA – Bernard F. “Bernie” Richardson, 81, retired Oneonta High School teacher and current owner of local businesses, died June 9, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born to Harry T. and Mina (Fairfield) Richardson on April 15, 1936, in Corning.  He was raised in Elmira Heights and graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School.

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