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EXCLUSIVE! Photos, Details Of Distressed Farmstead Near Garrattsville

EXCLUSIVE!

Photos, Details Of Distressed

Farmstead Near Garrattsville

Only Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal had a reporter/photographer at the scene over the weekend as sheriff’s deputies and local veterinarians sorted out what to do with more than 100 distressed animals discovered on a farm near Garrattsville. Exclusive photos and details in this week’s newspapers, on newsstands this afternoon.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Author On Ecology

& Human Rights

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READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist & author exploring links between human rights & the environment, shares her writings for the Red Dragon Reading series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tour the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” with Arts in Education coordinator and photographer Kevin Gray. Cost, $30 non-members. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/weston

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 17

Oral Histories Of Hawai’i

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READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Christine Kitano, author of 2 poetry collection including “Who You: The Issei” a collection of oral histories about first generation immigrants in Hawai’i, shares her writings for the Red Dragon Reading series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

ART STUDIO – 3:30 p.m. Young artists and their families are invited to explore basic art techniques, from acrylics to water colors. All welcome. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

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PAIR TORTURED FARM ANIMALS, POLICE CHARGE

READ SHERIFF’S PRESS RELEASE

PAIR TORTURED

FARM ANIMALS,

POLICE CHARGE

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Gabrielle Bastian
William DeSimone

COOPERSTOWN – Two Town of New Lisbon residents, William J. Desimone, 43, and Gabrielle Bastian, 52, were charged with torturing and injuring animals and other counts following the seizure of more than 100 animals in a farm near Garrattsville over the weekend.

Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. announced the details a few minutes ago.

Responding to a report Friday evening of a goose caught in an electrified fence, deputies discovered seven dogs living in poor conditions in the house at 166 Backus Road.

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Carl L. Hughes, 76; Ran One Of Last Farms In Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM:  Carl L. Hughes, 76;

Ran One Of Last Farms In Oneonta

ONEONTA – Carl L. Hughes, 76, a lifelong farmer, passed away April 13, 2018 at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

He was born Dec. 2, 194,  in Oneonta, the son of Abram and Ermal Ruby (McLean) Hughes.

He married Marguerite Hollenback, on April 29, 1967, in Worcester.

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Funeral Service Set For Freda Shultis, 94

Funeral Service Set For Freda Shultis, 94

Freda Shultis

ONEONTA – A graveside service for Freda “Fritz” Beliles Shultis 94, who died Dec. 16, 2017 will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

Following the service there will be an open house at 40 Walnut St. until 2 p.m. with parking in The Main Street Baptist Church parking lot.

Arrangements are entrusted with Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.

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Beekman Boys Speak, Sign Books At Wellness Fair

The Beekman Boys Speak,

Sign Books At Wellness Fair

Linda Osborne, Oneonta, gets her copy of her book “A Seat At The Table: Recipes to Nourish Your Friends, Family and Community” by The Beekman Boys, aka Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Sharon Springs, who were keynote speakers at this year’s annual Love The Life You Live event at Foothills Preforming Arts Center. The event featured over 20 vendors promoting a wide variety of healthy lifestyle choices. Guests also enjoyed wholesome food, shopping, information tables and guest speakers. 350 people attended the event which is the annual fundraiser for the Helping Hands Hygiene Closet. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Oneonta’s Michael Roda Wins SADD Run

Oneonta’s Michael Roda

Wins The SADD Run

Runners take off up East Street in Oneonta this morning as the start annual SADD Run 5K. Mike Roda, Oneonta, in blue, finished in first place with a time of 16:33. Behind him are Alexander Kahl, Jon Hendley, Tom Slicer, Scott Hornung, Michael Hamilton, Paul Zimmer, Gavin Fetterman and Jeffrey Bullis. At right is Suzanne Swantak-Furman, first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 25:24. The race was proceeded by a information fair in the gymnasium of the Oneonta High School where many local organizations were tabling. Afterwards, runners enjoyed Chobani yogurt and bagels provided by Hannaford. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 16

Future Of Waste

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PRESENTATION – 1 – 2 p.m. Casella presents “The Future of Waste.” Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1973841

FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/figure-drawing-open-studio/?instance_id=984

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William G. Ronk, 71; Retired Major Led Cooperstown Vet Post

IN MEMORIAM:  William G. Ronk, 71;

Retired Major Led Cooperstown Vet Post

William Ronk

HARTWICK – William G. Ronk, a U.S. Army Reserves major (ret.) and past commander of the Cooperstown veterans’ post, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Hartwick. He was 71.

He was born March 16, 1947, at the Benedictine Hospital in Highland, a son of George Carpenter Ronk and Madaline (Loos) Ronk. After attending Clintondale and Triboro schools and graduating from Highland High School, he studied nursing at the Hudson River State Hospital School of Nursing and eventually became a registered nurse.

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